2011 Bring Back the Blue


The Henrico County Democratic Committee hosted its 6th Annual Signature Dinner & Silent Auction, Bring Back the Blue on Sunday, April 17th 2011 at the American Legion Post 244. An exceptional level of enthusiasm and participation made this one of our best events ever!

We were proud to be joined by a list of dignitaries, starting with David Mills – Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) who provided an exciting welcome. He announced new DPVA initiatives and highlighted the path forward for our Party in 2011.

A familiar face to the HCDC served as our Master of Ceremonies, The Fighter of the House – Delegate Joe Morrissey. Delegate Morrissey did a great job emceeing and introducing our elected officials in attendance – Former Rep. Glenn Nye, Senator Donald McEachin, Delegate Jennifer McClellan, Supervisor Frank Thornton and School Board Member, Lamont Bagby. We were also joined by Clovia Lawrence who energized the audience with an inspirational speech, Democrats on the Move.

… And there’s more!

Our Keynote Speaker was none other than our 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and former Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tim Kaine! The Keynote Address was truly the highlight of the evening. Gov. Kaine fired up the audience by emphasizing the importance of Henrico County in 2011 & 2012. He noted that we have a big job ahead of us, but the key to electoral success is growing and organizing locally.

We ended the evening with a successful silent auction, organized by Cathy Woodson. This year, we had a special ticket item – an autographed 2011 VCU Rams Basketball! We are grateful to all those who participated and donated to the silent auction.

A special thanks to our amazing fundraising committee, event sponsors, elected officials, Clovia Lawrence, our Master of Ceremonies, Delegate Joe Morrissey, and of course, our Keynote Speaker, Gov. Tim Kaine!

As a Committee, we are committed to bringing back the blue in Henrico! We look forward to another superb event next year – we hope you’ll join us!

Bring Back the Blue Event Sponsors

American Blue

  • Friends for Jennifer McClellan
  • IBEW Local 666

Virginia Blue

  • Congressman Bobby Scott
  • Delegate Joe Morrissey
  • Virginia AFL-CIO
  • Jacqueline & Lawrence Burke
  • David & Pamela Kovacs
  • Bill Pantele

Henrico Blue

  • Senator Donald McEachin
  • Supervisor Frank Thornton
  • Craig & Christie Bieber
  • Robin Crane
  • Peter & Sharon deFur
  • Thomas & Carol Herbert
  • Cheryl Zando

We the People

  • Pat Hudson
  • Delores Johnson
  • Gina Venn
  • Lisa Williams

Bring Back the Blue Fundraising Planning Committee
Gina Venn, Fundraising Event Chair
Deborah Brumitt
Ron Chaney
Keyanna Conner
Jean Crown
Walter Johnson
Cathy Woodson
Cheryl Zando