Jennifer Carroll Foy is vying for three governor positions. During the American Civil War, the Manassas Park area was used as a camp by the Confederate States Army during the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. According to the U. S.
Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km), all dry land. The age distribution was 31.0% under 18 years of age, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 40.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% from 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.8 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males. Virginia State Route 28 is the main road serving the city. From Manassas Park, SR 28 extends north to Interstate 66 and south to Virginia State Route 234, providing connections to major cities in the region. Virginia State Route 213 follows Manassas Drive and serves as the main road within Manassas Park. However, the route designation is not signed.
The city is home to the Manassas Park station, located on the Manassas line of the Virginia Railway Express. Local Democrats have noted that the area reflects the broader changes taking place in Virginia and a desire for more action on issues that are important to Democrats, such as affordable health care, workers' rights and criminal justice reforms. Tom Bonier, Democratic strategist and senior advisor to TargetSmart, a Democratic survey and data company, has also expressed his initial enthusiasm for these changes. This year, McAuliffe is once again the most likely candidate in a Democratic field of candidates for governor, which also includes Lieutenant Guzman (D-Prince William).Manassas Park was created as a subdivision of Prince William County in 1955 and the first houses were built that same year. Roem believes his campaign has created “a pretty good advantage at early voting sites in Manassas” after mail-in ballots were sent out.
Manassas Park is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area, DC-VA-MD-WV. In Tuesday's special elections to fill the position that Carroll Foy vacated in December to focus on her run for governor, Democratic activist Candi King raised nearly four times more than Republican Heather Mitchell. Roem is running in a bluer district that includes the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, as well as parts of Prince William County, and he is considerably more optimistic about his chances than Mason. Four years ago, Prince William County launched a historic series of Democratic victories in Virginia that led the party to occupy the state legislature. In addition, U. S News & World Report ranked Manassas Park with the fifth best life expectancy in the United States at 92.5 years. In the race for lieutenant governor, Guzmán and Ayala are competing against six other well-known democrats, making it difficult for them to gain ground among voters outside Prince William.
This reflects how former conservative Prince William has become a liberal energy center in Virginia according to political analysts. Overall, Democrats in Manassas Park differ from those in other parts of Virginia due to their enthusiasm for progressive issues such as affordable health care and criminal justice reform as well as their success in local elections.