Blue Victory Dinner 2018

Join the Arlington County Democratic Committee at the Westin Arlington Gateway for the annual Blue Victory Dinner on Saturday, April 21st!

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Arlington Democrats is excited to announce its special guests for the Blue Victory Dinner, the Arlington Democrat’s largest annual event held to support candidates and party activities! Senator Tim Kaine joins us as the key-note speaker, and seven of the eleven Democratic women who made history last November by winning House of Delegate seats will be honored at the event. They are:
  • Danica Roem
  • Hala Ayala
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy
  • Wendy Gooditis
  • Elizabeth Guzman
  • Karrie Delaney
  • Kathy Tran
Senator Kaine and these newly-elected women Delegates represent the best of what we are building together here in Virginia. These Democratic leaders are inclusive, forward-looking, and results-oriented–just like the hard-working Virginians they represent. They reach across lines to embrace all of their constituents and fight to
find practical solutions to every-day problems.
Arlington Democrats are thrilled to recognize these leaders. Their actions and their leadership–along with the inspiration provided by the scores of activists who proudly stand with them–will propel Virginia into a fairer and more prosperous future for all.
The Blue Victory Dinner will take place April 21, 2018, at the Westin Arlington Gateway. A special VIP reception is scheduled before the dinner. Tickets are on sale now for the Blue Victory Dinner and the VIP reception. Early-bird pricing is valid only until April 7, 2018, so purchase your tickets now! Tickets are available online at

We are excited to announce that nominations for the annual volunteer awards presented at the dinner are now open!

Nominations will be accepted starting now until 11:59 p.m.Friday, April 6th. You have 3 weeks to submit your nominations for the following awards:

  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Campaigner of the Year
  • Precinct Captain of the Year
  • Jean Marshall Crawford Award (Outstanding Female Activist)
  • Mary Marshall Outstanding Democrat Award Unsung Hero Award

Here is the link for submitting nominations, in case you would like to share it:

Arlington Democrats are excited to announce that the award-winning podcast Pantsuit Politics will host this year’s Blue Victory Dinner VIP reception. For the first time ever, the VIP reception will serve as a live podcast, with reception attendees serving as audience members who are part of the conversation Pantsuit Politics will convene with the Blue Victory Dinner honored guests.

Voted by The Guardian as one of the best podcasts of 2017, Pantsuit Politics features Sarah Stewart Holland “from the left” and Beth Silvers “from the right,” creating a space to discuss politics with “no shouting, no insults, and plenty of nuance”. This dynamic duo is bringing their sweat-it-out-to-find-solutions approach to Arlington to speak to seven of the eleven Democratic women who made history last November by winning House of Delegate seats.

Sarah and Beth will sit down with Hala Ayala, Danica Roem, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Wendy Gooditis, Elizabeth Guzman, Karrie Delaney, and Kathy Tran to discuss their historic wins, why representation matters, the importance of inclusive representation, and how all of us bring multi-layered experiences to governance and the legislative process.

Pantsuit Politics has 40,000 followers, with each podcast generating between 10,000 and 15,000 hits, for a total of over 2 million independent downloads. Find out more about Pantsuit Politics here:

Come be part of the podcast VIP reception with Sarah and Beth from 5:45pm – 6:45pm, and join us for dinner at 7 pm at the Westin Arlington Gateway! Tickets for the 21 April Blue Victory Dinner and the VIP reception are on sale now at