Posted on September 21, 2009 in Press Releases

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AAI to Host 21st Annual Virginia Candidates’ Night


Popular annual event is shaping up to be another success

WASHINGTON – September 21, 2009 – The Arab American Institute will be hosting its 21st annual Virginia Candidates’ Night on September 27th in Tysons Corner, Va. AAI is pleased to welcome guest speaker Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, who have confirmed their attendance. Former Congressman Tom Davis will serve as surrogate for gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.

Confirmed Speakers include:
Hon. Creigh Deeds
Democratic Candidate for Governor

Former Congressman Tom Davis
Surrogate for Bob McDonnell

Hon. Charles Boustany
Guest Speaker


Rich Anderson (R-51)
Kerry Bolognese (R-41st)
Rep. Bob Brink (D-48th)
Joseph Bury (R-39th)
Sasha Gong (R-46th)
Jim Hyland (R-35th)
Kaye Kory (D-38th)
Rep. David Marsden (D-41st)
Jay McConville (R-44th)
Chris Merola (R-53rd)
Rep. Jackson Miller (R-50th)
Rep. Ken Plum (D-36th)
Rep. David Poisson (D-32nd)
Rep. Mark Sickles (D-43rd)
Vicki Vasques (R-45th)
Rep. Vivian Watts (D-39th)
Greg Werkheiser (D-42nd)

This bipartisan event, co-hosted by the Arab American Republican Caucus of Virginia and the Arab American Democratic Caucus of Virginia, will provide the speakers with a high- profile forum in which to address hundreds of Virginia’s most politically active Democratic and Republican Arab American constituents. Arab American voters represent a key demographic in the Virginia elections. The potential impact of the Arab American constituency in Virginia could have profound implications for the upcoming Virginia elections.

This interactive event offers the Arab American community a unique opportunity to engage candidates on the subjects which matter to them most.


Date: Sunday, September 27th
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Tysons Corner Marriott 8028 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

To cover this event, please contact: Christina Zola at (202) 494-9859 or