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As Campaign Chair for the House Democrats my mission is to get as many Democrats as possible elected this November. It’s why I started Project Blue Dominion — to raise awareness and funds to boost our campaign efforts across Virginia.

To keep you updated on our work, every Friday, Project Blue Dominion will highlight races that need our help. You’ll get to learn more about the candidates, their districts, and why it’s so important that we help them defeat their Republican opponents.
— Delegate Rip Sullivan

Meet the candidate: Hala Ayala 

Hala Ayala is running to represent the 51st House District of Virginia. She is a former cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and an outspoken advocate for women and families. She has fought for raising the minimum wage, Medicaid expansion and equal pay for equal work as the founder and President of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women. 

House District 51: 

Secretary Clinton won this district by 7 percent of the vote. The 51st encompasses Prince William County, and is currently represented by Rich Anderson (R). Click here for more district details.

Just one example of why Rich has to go:

He is staunchly anti-refugee at a time when our legislators need to show leadership in compassion. Del. Anderson introduced a bill last session that would require charities and those working with refugees to report to local and state politicians exactly when and where refugees choose to resettle. This would target an already at-risk population for intimidation and harassment by their former oppressors.

Contact the campaign: shuyen.wei@gmail.com

 
 

Karrie Delaney

Meet the candidate: Karrie Delaney

Karrie started working at a group home for foster children - an experience where she learned how policy decisions can either serve or fail our most vulnerable. Later, as a crisis counselor, Karrie stood by women who were assaulted and raised awareness about the abuse of women around the world. When Karrie became a mother, she turned her focus towards local issues as Gov. McAuliffe's appointee to the Virginia Commission on Youth, as well as former Chair of Fairfax County Citizens Corps Council and the current Chair of Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees. She lives in Chantilly with her husband, Patrick, and their two children.

House District 67: 

Secretary Clinton won this district with 58 percent of the vote. The 67th encompasses parts of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, and is currently represented by Jim LeMunyon (R). Click here for more district details.

Just one example of why Jim has to go:

He is attempting to suppress the vote in Virginia. Last session, Del. LeMunyon introduced a constitutional amendment that would require citizens to provide their social security numbers on their voter registration applications -- we need less hurdles to voting, not more to make democracy more representative.

Contact the campaign: will@karriedelaney.com

 
 

Chris Hurst

Meet the candidate: Chris Hurst

"I’ve dedicated my life to public service and giving a voice to the people of southwest Virginia. When I came here almost a decade ago as a reporter, I quickly identified with our shared values of strong families, a strong faith and personal integrity. I fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the people living in small towns with big hearts.

As a journalist, I’ve been a fierce advocate for families struggling for access to mental health care and equality in education for students with special needs. I’ve investigated reasons why our workforce must adapt for the careers of the future. I’ve documented the dramatic rise of child abuse and opioid addiction. And I’ve held government leaders accountable while showing how our first responders are left without vital resources.

I decided to leave journalism and run for office after recovering from profound tragedy. In 2015, I was just beginning a new life with my late girlfriend, Alison Parker. Alison and Adam Ward’s murder on television shocked the country and set me on a different path. My career in news was fulfilling but instead of asking questions, I became focused on finding solutions. Your continued prayers and support now give me the strength to move forward and be a courageous fighter for all Virginians." - Chris

House District 12: 

Secretary Clinton won this district with 47 percent of the vote. The 12th encompasses parts of Montgomery, Giles, Radford and Pulaski Counties, and is currently represented by Joseph Yost (R). Click here for more district details.

Just one example of why Joseph has to go:

He opposes Medicaid expansion. Despite the fact that around 3,700 of his constituents would benefit from more affordable access to much needed medical care, Del. Yost has chosen his party over Virginia's most vulnerable populations.

Contact the campaign: info@hurst4delegate.com

 
 
 

Meet the candidate: Kathy Tran

Kathy Tran and her parents fled Vietnam as boat refugees when she was just seven months old. Although many other countries offered them asylum, they waited 13 months for the United States to accept their application. For Kathy’s family, this country has always represented hope, opportunity and freedom. Now, she's running for the House of Delegates because she couldn’t just stand by while Donald Trump and Virginia Republicans dismantle the ideals that brought her family here.

House District 42: 

Secretary Clinton won this district with 57 percent of the vote. The 42nd encompasses parts of Fairfax County, and is currently represented by David Albo (R). However, Del. Albo is retiring, so the Republican opponent this fall will be Lolita Mancheno-Smoak (R). Click here for more district details.

Just one example of why Lolita must not win:

She is a Republican hard-liner and Fairfax County Republican Party Vice Chairman who backs the Trump agenda. Not only did Lolita publicly fan the flames of debunked conspiracy theories surrounding Secretary Clinton last year, but she literally tweeted that Donald Trump was her "ideal Presidential candidate" the day he announced that he was running. 

Contact the campaign: noah@kathyfordelegate.com