Del. Scott Surovell forwarded me the following email. Several Democratic committees – Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Alexandria, and the DPVA – are organizing this, join them if you can and help Kai Degner win this election on June 15!
On Saturday, June 12, you have the opportunity to help start to win back control of the House of Delegates. The Democratic Party of Virginia and House Democratic Caucus have hired a bus to ship campaign volunteers to Harrisonburg to help Get Out The Vote for our candidate, Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner who is running in a June 15 special election to replace Matt Lohr, a Republican in the House of Delegates who resigned to take a government appointment. Click here to read more about Kai Degner’s campaign.
Kai is a twenty-nine year old ball of fire who door knocked his way onto the Harrisonburg City Council and subsequently was elected Mayor. There are many votes to get out in his base in the City of Harrisonburg. Additionally, a third party “tea party” candidate has filed to run which will divide up Kai’s opponent’s base of support. This race represents an excellent opportunity to take back a seat if we can focus our statewide resources for one weekend.
The bus will leave on Saturday, June 12 at 9 A.M., from Fairfax County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 2815 Hartland Rd, Falls Church, and will return at 7 p.m. to the same location. Just enough time for 6 hours of good grassroots door knocking.
There are 55 spots available and we need to fill every one of them!
If you are unhappy about the direction that Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli have taken our Commonwealth, this is the perfect opportunity to send a message. Kai is a great candidate and has his opponents are on the defensive. Our chances are good for an upset victory by Kai. We’ve had a great track record in special elections, both here in Virginia and nationally. Let’s keep it up and keep moving towards a Democratic House of Delegates!