Dec. 17, 2010
We ran a strong, issue-oriented campaign for DPVA Chair, drawing support from all over the Commonwealth. Although I was not elected DPVA Chair in December 2010, my campaign set an agenda for DPVA that was widely praised and not seriously questioned.
I believe DPVA ought to adopt that agenda.
DPVA ought to concentrate on statewide Democratic strategies—i.e., DPVA’s focus should be on maximizing the ability of Democratic candidates to win statewide races in Virginia. Statewide races captivate and motivate our base, meaning that by focusing statewide, DPVA also will be maximizing opportunities to win in Virginia Senate, House of Delegates, and local races.
DPVA exists to help elect Democratic candidates in Virginia—from the school house to the White House. But, DPVA should never be tied too closely to any single Democratic elected official or candidate. Instead, DPVA should be an independent force for building the Democratic Party in Virginia, drawing on the wisdom and experience of all Democrats from our Democratic elected officials to the grassroots.
Nov. 2, 2010
Peter Rousselot is the immediate Past Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee. He has just completed serving as the Arlington Chair of the successful 2010 Jim Moran for Congress campaign in Arlington, and also served on DPVA’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Learn more about Peter and why he is uniquely qualified to serve as Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia.