November 2018
In this issue:

  • Vote Like Your Life Depends on It - November 6
  • Women in the NAACP Mixer - November 8
  • Branch Elections/Slate of Candidates - November 10
  • State Criminal Justice Reform in VA - November 17
  • Freedom Fund Jazz Brunch - December 15
  • Minority and Veteran Business Expo - December 15
Vote Like Your Life Depends on It
(Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, and City of Fairfax)
Together, the US Senate and House of Representative makes up the US Congress. US Congress serves as a checks and balance between the three branches of government. Duties include: introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve their constituents.

United States Senate, Member
        Senator Timothy M. Kaine - Democrat
        Corey A. Stewart - Republican
        Matt J. Waters – Libertarian

United States House of Representative, Member
There are three Congressional Districts in Fairfax County and all three seats will be on the November 2018 ballot.

Congressional District 8
        Donald S. Beyer, Jr. - Democrat
        Thomas S. Oh – Republican

Congressional District 10
        Jennifer T. Wexton - Democrat
        Barbara J. Comstock – Republican

Congressional District 11
        Gerald Edward Connolly - Democrat
        Jeff A. Dove Jr. - Republican
        Stevan M. Porter – Libertarian

LOCAL - (Town of Herndon Only)
        Lisa Merkel

Town Council, Member

        Joseph T. "Joe" Plummer
        Jennifer K. Baker
        William J. "Bill" McKenna
        Sheila A. Olem
        Cesar A. Del Aguila
        Signe V. Friedrichs
        Grace Wolf Cunningham
        Pradip Dhakal
        W. J. "Sean" Kenis, Jr.
        Roland Taylor

(Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, and City of Fairfax)

Q1 - Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property? Yes or No

(Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, and City of Fairfax)
Q2 - Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary  residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption? Yes or No

(Fairfax County and Town of Herndon Only)

Q1 - Shall Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money, and issue bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $182,000,000 to provide funds, in addition to funds from public safety facilities bonds previously authorized, to finance, including reimbursement to the County for temporary financing for, the costs of public safety facilities, including the construction, reconstruction, enlargement, renovation and equipment of civil and criminal justice facilities, police training and operational facilities and stations, fire and rescue training facilities and stations, including fire and rescue stations owned by volunteer organizations, and the acquisition of necessary land? Yes or No

        Valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV Identification Card
        Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
        Valid US Passport
        Other government-issued ID card must be issued by the US
Government, Virginia or a political subdivision

On Election Day Tuesday, November 6th, the polls will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

If you are in line by 7:00 pm you must be allowed to cast your ballot. DO not leave the line until you vote!

Not sure where your polling location is, go to

Women in the NAACP Mixer
Branch Elections
Mark your calendars for the election of branch officers and at-Large members.

The election will be held on Saturday November 10th from 10 am - 2 pm at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 .

In order to vote in the election, you must be a Fairfax County NAACP branch member 30 days prior to the election. There will be no Absentee Ballots. 
Slate of Candidates 2018

Kofi Annan

1 st VP
Sean Perryman

2 nd VP
Michelle Leete

3 rd VP
Niki Zimmerman

Gerson Sher

Asst. Secretary
Abby Fox

Mohamed Rahman


Shareem Annan
Michael Davis
Andy Twig
Civic Process Youth Day
Women in the NAACP Mixer
State of Criminal Justice Reform
Jazz Brunch

Saturday, December 15th

Thomas Jefferson High School
for Science and Technology
6560 Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

Doors open at 9 am
Business and Vendor Expo
( featuring more than 40 vendors )

Jazz Brunch at 12 pm

Come out, shop for your holiday gifts and stay to enjoy our jazz brunch celebration!

Proceeds benefit scholarships and advocacy efforts.

Sponsor, Vendor and Ad Opportunities Available

For more information, contact us at
Veteran and Minority Business Expo
For more information, contact us at