I am pleased to announce the Democratic Party of Virginia’s 2011 Jefferson Jackson Weekend. It is my sincere hope that you will join me and other Democrats around the state the weekend of February 18-20.
I am also excited to announce that The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland and Chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association, will be our keynote speaker for our upcoming Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.
Please click here to purchase your JJ Dinner ticket now.
I want to highlight some other exciting events scheduled for JJ Weekend:
Virginia Young Democrats Welcome Reception
Women’s Caucus Annual Breakfast
DPVA Grassroots Award Luncheon
Celebration of Black History Month – Highlights & Self Tour of Richmond’s Historical Landmarks (NEW EVENT!) – Sponsored by the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia
JJ After-Dark RETURNS with Live Entertainment
For a complete look at the weekend’s events, visit the JJ Information page. I also encourage you to check the website frequently for any event updates or exciting announcements.
This is our largest fundraiser of the year and your attendance goes a long way in ensuring we have a successful 2011. Thank you for your support of the Democratic Party of Virginia. I look forward to seeing you there!
Biography of Governor Martin O’Malley
Born in 1963, Martin O’Malley spent his childhood in Bethesda and Rockville, learning about the fundamental importance of public service from his parents, Tom and Barbara O’Malley. He attended the University of Maryland School of Law, and later became Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, a member of the Baltimore City Council, and eventually Mayor of Baltimore City.
Martin O’Malley is a fearless, intelligent public servant. As Mayor of Baltimore City, he helped bring communities together to build a safer, cleaner and healthier city. Now, as Governor of the State of Maryland, he is applying his knowledge, experience and energy to making State government work again for the people. Martin O’Malley’s administration has been credited with “accomplishing more in one year than most administrations accomplish in four,” and he is driven by a belief that all citizens share certain core values and goals, and works tirelessly to unite the State as One Maryland.
Martin and his wife Katie, a District Court Judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons William and Jack. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.