Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem (D-13th) is a lifelong resident of the Manassas part of Prince William County and the Democratic candidate for Virginia's 30th Senate District. This district includes western Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Four years ago, Prince William County saw a historic wave of Democratic victories that led to the inauguration of the state legislature. Paul, who had left federal service, became an active volunteer for the Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee (MMPCDC), created by 26 percent of Manassas Park, which operates under the Virginia Democratic Party's State Partial Plan.
Local Democrats believe that the area reflects the broader changes taking place in Virginia and a desire to do more on issues that are important to Democrats, such as affordable health care, workers' rights and criminal justice reforms. Danica Roem is the first woman, first person of color and only the second Democrat to hold this seat in Virginia's history. 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 year, McAuliffe is once again the most likely candidate in the Democratic field of candidates for governor, which also includes the lieutenant.
Manassas and Manassas Park will come together in a new 20th House of Delegates district, a new 30th senatorial district in Virginia and a reconfigured 10th congressional district. Participation in early voting for special elections, an option that Democrats overwhelmingly chose in the November presidential race, has been low. The figures from purged voter lists are organized by numbered electoral districts and, in the case of the city of Manassas, these figures reflect the new boundaries of the electoral districts (starting in 201), not the boundaries of the electoral districts of previous years. This allowed local Democratic activist Candi King to raise nearly four times more than Republican Heather Mitchell in Tuesday's special elections to fill the position that Carroll Foy vacated in December to focus on her run for governor.
Democrats in Manassas Park are actively engaging with their local community to make a difference on issues that matter to them. From affordable health care to criminal justice reforms, they are working hard to ensure their voices are heard and their needs are met. Through their efforts, they are helping to create a brighter future for all Virginians.