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Virginia Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 56,529
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

Virginia Demographic Sheet 

Key Election Resources 


Primary Election

Voter registration deadline for Primary Election: May 19, 2014
Primary Election: June 10, 2014

General Election

Voter registration deadline for the General Election: October 14, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

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For more information, please visit the Virginia State Election Site.


State Party Information


Virginia Democratic Party
Charniele Herring, Chairman

1710 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone: (804) 644-1966
Fax: (804) 343-3642


Republican Party of Virginia
Pat Mullins, Chairman

The Richard D. Obenshain Center
115 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 780-0111
Fax: (804) 343-1060

Twitter: @VA_GOP


Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King take on the Middle East

February 28, 2014 — Blog

Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King take on the Middle East

By Marc Sabbagh
Spring Intern, 2014

Fresh off their visit to Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Angus King (I-ME) are bringing their experiences back to Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, Kaine, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and Central and South Asian Affairs, led a subcommittee hearing on “Lebanon at a Crossroads.” The senators are also shedding light on other regional issues, including Syria’s humanitarian crisis, Egypt’s political unrest and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More »

The Muslims Are Coming! - To VA This Friday

December 02, 2013 — Blog

The Muslims Are Coming! - To VA This Friday

This Friday, December 6th, “The Muslims Are Coming!” to the Artisphere Theater in Rosslyn, Virginia. The film, directed by Arab American comedian Dean Obeidallah and Iranian American Negin Farsad, documents a traveling comedy tour as they perform free shows across America using the proven power of comedy to tackle Islamophobia and dispel misperceptions about Muslims. Given the troubling trend of Islamophobia we have identified over the past few years in American political discourse and law enforcement, and in the attitudes of the general American public, this film comes at an important time. Read More »

2013 Elections Yield Substantial Political Gains for Arab American Community

November 08, 2013 — Blog

2013 Elections Yield Substantial Political Gains for Arab American Community

By Dena Elian
Fall Intern, 2013

The highly anticipated elections that took place on Tuesday will go down in Arab American history and the large number of Arab Americans on the ballot across the country was a palpable indicator of the continuing political progress being made by the Arab American community to seek and hold new and higher offices. In Michigan, Susan Dabaja became the first Arab American to be elected as Dearborn City Council President. Dabaja is the third candidate ever to win the Council presidency without having previously served on the Council. Read More »