Last night was the biannual re-organization meeting for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee and we elected our county wide officers. There weren't any races with multiple candidates running so the process of electing officers was relatively easy. The slate of candidates was lead by Rex Simmons, who ran for the House of Delegates against Tim Hugo in the 40th back in 2007. If you want a reminder of Rex's campaign for delegate, you can check out the write up of an interview I did with him early on in his campaign.
Another very interesting aspect of last night's meeting was that the Committee was collecting coats and canned food to help the homeless and those living in poverty. The donations were being collected as a way to honor Rep. Jim Moran who recently had double knee surgery and requested this type of action in lieu of cards and flowers. Considering how cold this winter has already been and the increasing number of families who are suffering in these tough economic times, I was very pleased to see so many people bringing out items for the collection.