Mame Reiley, George Wallace, Doris Crouse-Mays, Frank Leone

  • We are united in our years of experience working to build the Democratic Party and elect Democratic candidates.
  • We are united in support of Democratic values and principles and working to support and advocate for all Democratic candidates.
  • We are united in our commitment to DNC support for building state parties and winning elections for Democrats in the Commonwealth and across the nation.
  • We are united in our efforts to win Virginia for Barack Obama and elect Tim Kaine and our Democratic candidates in 2012 and beyond.

Please join us for a reception at the Mason Inn, Friday Night from 9 pm to 11 pm – we look forward to seeing you in Fairfax this weekend!


Frank Leone (Arlington)

Frank is seeking his second term on the DNC, where he serves on the DNC Credentials Committee and reports on the activities of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee. Frank is a long time Virginia Democratic campaign volunteer, and has served on local committees, as Virginia Young Democrats President, and as the Vice Chair for Rules of the Democratic Party of Virginia and Resolutions Committee Chair. Frank’s blog, www.DemRulz.org, has kept Virginia Democrats informed about party activities. He will work to ensure that party processes are open to all grass roots Democrats and that the DNC supports state parties, and continue to help build the Democratic Party and elect its candidates.

George E. Wallace (Hampton)

George is seeking election to his first term on the DNC. He has had a long career of public service in local government and was just re-elected as the leading vote getter and Vice-Mayor of Hampton, Virginia. He has also been active for decades in community and service organizations and First Congressional District Democrats elected him to attend the 2008 National Convention. George will bring a unique perspective as a local official to the DNC and contribute to our efforts to elect Democrats from the courthouse to the White House.

Mame Reiley (Alexandria, born Newport News)

Mame has served on the DNC since 1992 and is the DNC Women’s Caucus Chair and a member of the Rules and Bylaws Committee. She served on Chairman Howard Dean’s transition team in 2005. Mame was the Director of Governor Mark Warner’s Inauguration and served as Director of his OneVirginia PAC (raising over $10 million for Democratic candidates). She also was a senior advisor and the political director of Forward Together, Governor Warner’s PAC and senior advisor to Governor Tim Kaine, raising money for Moving Virginia Forward. Mame is currently the President of The Reiley Group, a political consulting, fundraising and event management company, which in its first year, raised over $3.5 million dollars for Democrats at the state and national levels. Mame also managed Congressman Jim Moran’s first campaign and served as his Chief of Staff for five years.

Doris-Crouse Mays (Bedford)

Doris, seeking her second term on the DNC, serves on the DNC’s Executive Committee.  She was elected as President of the Virginia AFL-CIO in 2010, the first woman to hold that office, and is a respected national Labor leader.  Doris has been helping Democrats win election since 1982 and oversaw Labor’s political program for Governor Warner in 2001, Governor Kaine in 2005, Senator Webb in 2006 and President Obama in 2008, producing Democratic victories every time! Doris continues to oversee labor’s political program in Virginia.  She will represent YOU – the hardworking Virginia Democrats – and be a voice that you can count on to move an agenda for change and to be supportive of Virginia’s working families!


Endorsements
Join these Democrats from all across Virginia in supporting the DNC Unity Team.

“It is an honor for me to support the Unity Ticket for the DNC. Doris Crouse-Mays, George Wallace, Mame Reiley and Frank Leone bring a wealth of experience and diversity to the table and will represent Virginia well as members of the DNC. These individuals represent diversity in race, gender, geographical locations, disciplines and experiences. Most importantly, they are committed to the principles of the Democratic Party and will fully support Democratic values, positions, and candidates. I endorse the Unity Ticket without reservations.”
– State Senator Mamie E. Locke (D-2nd Senate District), Hampton

“The members of the Unity Team are dedicated and passionate Democrats who work hard for the Party at every level. They support our local Democratic committees, help elect Democratic candidates, and always work for the best interest of our Party and our Democratic values. I am pleased to endorse such a great group of Virginia Democrats to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee.”
– Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th Congressional District), Fairfax

“As the president of the Virginia Young Democrats, I know that the Unity Team recognizes that students and young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow – – they are the leaders of today. Frank, Mame, George, and Doris are committed to encouraging students and young people to be involved in our Democratic Party and I look forward to continuing to work with such dedicated Democrats.”
– Isaac Sarver (President, Virginia Young Democrats), Pulaski

“I have had an opportunity to review the credentials of those on the Unity Slate seeking to represent Virginia on the DNC. I am totally and without any hesitation in support of those Democratic members on the Unity Slate. It is an honor to offer my wholehearted endorsement of this slate.”
– Delegate Jeion A. Ward (D-92nd House District), Hampton

“I am a proud supporter of the Unity Team because all four of them have consistently and strongly stood up for LGBT rights, including supporting non-discrimination, adoption rights and, most recently, in support of marriage. We have been able to count on them in the past and I know we can count on them in the future.”
– Brian Boyce (Chair, LGBT Democrats of Virginia), Richmond; Maggie Sacra (Incoming Chair, LGBT Democrats of Virginia), Caroline

“I am proud to support the Unity Team for the DNC – Mame and Doris are two of the strongest women I know, and together with Frank and George, they are powerful voices for Virginia Democrats.”
– Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th Congressional District), Arlington

“I am happy to support the Unity Team for the DNC. Frank, George, Mame and Doris, are great Democratic activists who I know will continue to work hard to build our party and elect Democratic candidates.”
– Jody Wagner (former Treasurer of Virginia), Virginia Beach

“Frank, George, Mame and Doris are awesome disability advocates. They worked for the inclusion of constituents with disabilities at the state level and will at the national level. This is why I am endorsing their election to the DNC!”
– Ed Turner (Disability Advisor, Governor Kaine; former 3rd CD Chair), Richmond

“I am excited to support the Unity Team that not only represents the ethnic and geographic diversity of the Virginia Democratic Party, but George, Frank, Mame and Doris all stand for Democratic candidates and Democratic values.”
– Delegate Mamye BaCote (D-95th House District), Newport News

“I have been active in the Virginia Democratic Party for many years and I can say with certainty that the members of the Unity Slate have worked tirelessly, year in and year out, to elect Democrats and support Democratic values.”
– Pixie Bell (DPVA Central Committee, former Secretary), Fairfax

“As a Democrat from southwest Virginia, I am proud to support the Unity Team. This is a diverse group that reaches out to Democrats in all parts of the Commonwealth and who I know to be hard-working, involved on the grassroots level and committed to ensuring the election of Democrats everywhere.”
– Steve Cochran (DPVA Central Committee), Montgomery County

“I am pleased and proud to join the other Legislative Black Caucus senators to support the Unity Slate which offers geographic and ethnic diversity as well as a solid commitment to Democratic principles.”
– Senator Donald McEachin (D-9th Senate District), Richmond

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