In the final major public event in Falls Church prior to tomorrow’s City Council election, three of the seven candidates vying for three seats on the Council attended the Falls Church Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson potluck dinner at the Community Center where former Governor and current Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine was the keynote speaker.
Candidates Lawrence Webb, David Tarter and Phil Duncan spent the evening at the potluck where U.S. Rep. Jim Moran and his brother, State Democratic chair Brian Moran were also in attendance, along with State Sen. Dick Saslaw and State Del. Jim Scott. Kaine and the Morans came from an earlier event at the McLean home of Former Democratic National Committee chair and presumptive 2013 gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, where President Barackh Obama and Former President Bill Clinton spoke.
Jim Moran introduced Kaine at the Falls Church event, and Kaine said of all the Democratic Jefferson-Jackson events in the state, Falls Church’s is the best because it is done in an old-fashioned potluck style. In the identified seven “battleground” states in the upcoming presidential election, Kaine said, Virginia is at the top of the list, and Falls Church is known as “a high turnout, high margin” state for Democrats. “How great it is to be in a place that really matters,” he said. “We have to convince Virginia voters that their future is safer in our hands.”
Long-time Falls Church resident Charles Langalis was honored at the potluck with the local Democratic committee’s Marian Driver award for his contribution to the committee’s efforts.