April 19, 2017 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on Special Election Victory in Virginia

by Katie Baker

Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker tonight issued the following statement on the special election for the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park:

Tonight’s victory is further testament to the rising tide of the resistance. Jackie Smith's victory is a referendum on Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Richmond. Virginia Democrats are energized and organized, and tonight we outperformed a state legislator with more than four times as much money as our nominee. This is the beginning of the end: the age of Trump didn’t even last 100 days.

“Jackie waged an extraordinary effort in her campaign for a fair, efficient and responsive Clerk of Court. As an attorney, she logged thousands of pro bono hours and delivered quality legal services to her clients regardless of their ability to pay. We are the party of hardworking people fighting for hardworking people, and no one better embodies those ideals than Jackie Smith. We celebrate her pivotal victory tonight, and we look forward to returning to our fight tomorrow.”