NEWS: Mayor Pete Buttigieg Announced as a Speaker at DPVA’s Blue Commonwealth Gala
South Bend, Indiana’s “Mayor Pete” first of several 2020 candidates confirmed to speak on June 15th at party’s signature annual event
RICHMOND, VA - The Democratic Party of Virginia today announced that Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and Democratic candidate for President, will be a featured speaker at the DPVA's signature annual event, the Blue Commonwealth Gala, which will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 15th, at the historic Richmond Main Street Station.
Mayor Buttigieg will be joined by other Democratic candidates for President, whose appearances will be announced in the near future. Last year's Blue Commonwealth Gala, the first time the event was held at Richmond's Main Street Station, had an attendance of 1,500 people - which is expected to be surpassed this year.
“Before we take on Trump in 2020, we must work our hearts out to flip the General Assembly blue this November, and we are thrilled that Democratic candidates for President are excited to join us in this mission,” said DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker. “Virginia Democrats are excited to welcome Mayor Pete Buttigieg to speak at our signature annual event, the Blue Commonwealth Gala. We look forward to Mayor Buttigieg - along with other Democratic candidates for President we will be announcing in the coming weeks- energizing our activists and leaders as we turn our attention to victory this November.”
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