Know Your Ballot 2014

This year is an off-year Federal election. All voters in the County and City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church will be voting for a United States Senator. Three congressional districts cover our three jurisdictions and there are Democrats running in all three. The City of Falls Church is holding a special election to fill the remaining term of the city's treasurer and there is a Democratically endorsed candidate running in this non-partisan race. Additionally, there are several referenda on the ballot depending on one's jurisdiction.

US Senate: Mark R. Warner

Sen. Warner is the one-term incumbent first elected in 2008. Because he represents the entire commonwealth, all Fairfax Young Dems members who are Virginia voters can vote for his re-election. Sen. Warner is running in the November election against Republican Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.

Click here for Mark Warner's campaign website 

VA-8: Don S. Beyer

With the retirement of Rep. Jim Moran (D), Democrats nominated former Ambassador and Lt. Governor Don Beyer to run in this November's general election against independent Gwendolyn Beck, Independent Green Gerry Blais, Libertarian Jeffrey Carson and Republican Micah Edmond. The district covers southeastern Fairfax County, eastern central Fairfax County, and the City of Falls Church.

Click here for Don Beyer's campaign website

VA-10: John Foust

The western and northern parts of Fairfax County are also losing its incumbent congressperson, Rep. Frank Wolf (R). Dranesville Supervisor John Foust received the Democratic nomination to face Independent Green Dianne Blais, Republican Del. Barbara Comstock, independent Brad Eickholt and Libertarian Bill Redpath in the November election. 

Click here for John Foust's campaign website

VA-11: Gerry Connolly

Central Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax will seek to re-elect Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) to a fourth term. Challenging him are Green Joe Galdo, Libertarian Marc Harrold and Republican Suzanne Scholte.

Click here for Gerry Connolly's campaign website

City of Falls Church Treasurer: Judy Acosta

This is a special election to fill the remaining term for Falls Church's treasurer. Judy Acosta is currently the interim treasurer and received the endorsement of the city Democratic committee. This office is technically non-partisan, however, so there won't be any partisan identifiers next to any of the names on the ballot. She faces independent Chris Johnson.

Click here for Jody Acosta's campaign website

Questions/Referenda

Additionally, there are up to two questions voters in our turf may face on their ballots. One is a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution and the other a bond referendum for Fairfax County.

Virginia Constitutional Amendment

A constitutional amendment is put before the voters which would provide property tax exemption for certain veterans and surviving spouses of servicemembers killed in action.

Click here to read the full amendment on the Virginia State Board of Elections website

Fairfax County Transportation Bond

A $100 million transportation bond sought by the county to make improvements to area infrastructure. 

Click here to read more about the bond on the Fairfax County government's website

City of Falls Church Education Bond

A $15 million education bond sought by the city to make improvements to city schools.

Click here to read the election writ on the City of Falls Church government's website

City of Fairfax Term Lengths Advisory Referendum

A question on whether term lengths for the Mayor, City Council and School Board should be extended from two to four years.

Click here to see the city's sample ballot with the wording of the question