Stafford Democratic Committee

2019 Democratic Candidates

Qasim Rashid

Senate District 28

Qasim Rashid is a human rights attorney, an author, a media and book consultant, a speaker and a husband and father who lives in Stafford, Virginia. 

Ronnie Ross

Senate District 27

Ronnie Ross is a teacher, coach, and school administrator who lives near Middleburg, Virginia.

Scott Surovell

Senate District 36

Scott Survovell is the current Senator for 36th District. He is the Political Director & Campaign Chairman for the House Democratic Caucus. Scott lives in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

Joshua Cole

House District 28

Joshua Cole is a community leader, pastor, and the former Chief of Staff for Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler. Joshua lives in Stafford, Virginia. 

Jess Foster

House District 88

Jess Foster is a juvenile defense attorney, small businesses owner,  and mother living in Remington, Virginia.

Jennifer Carroll Foy

House District 2

Jennifer Carroll Foy is the current Delegate representing the 2nd District. Jennifer Carroll Foy is a criminal defense attorney and lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Julia Dillon

Stafford Commonwealth's Attorney

Julia Dillon owns her own law practice in Fredericksburg. She served seven years as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Henry Thomassen


Henry Thomassen is a retired corporate financial/legal/officer for a Fortune 10 corporation. 

Lorena Bruner

Commissioner of the Revenue

Lorena Bruner is a community organizer who has worked with non-profits serving military families.

Tinesha Allen

Supervisor Griffis-Widewater District

Tinesha Allen is a nursing student at Shenandoah University and mother of two. Tinesha has BA in Political Science from Vanderbilt University​.

Gwen Bell

Supervisor RockHill District

Gwen Bell is a veteran, retired Fairfax County Sheriff Sergeant, small business owner, and mother of two. 

SDC Endorsed School Board Candidates

Carol Medawar

George Washington

Carol Medawar is a retired Stafford County Public School teacher and former Stafford Education Association treasurer. She is currently working on her PhD in Curriculum, Culture, and Change at Virginia Commonwealth University.

DaBora ​Lovitt


DaBora Lovitt is a community leader as a member of the Stafford County Utilities Commission,  the Stafford Human Relations Commission, and Stafford’s Commission on the Status of Women. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Law for Juvenile Justice.

Elizabeth Warner


Dr. Elizabeth Warner has a PhD in Cellular-Molecular Biology and is a retired research scientist.