Samirah Wins 86th House District Democratic Primary

In a firehouse primary Saturday, Democrats chose Imbraheem Samirah to run in the 86th District of the House of Delegates.

Samirah, a dentist, won 733 votes out of 2,047 cast. He defeated attorney and former Herndon mayor Mike O’Reilly; Fairfax NAACP president, rental property business owner and veteran Kofi Annan; and public affairs consultant Chad Thompson.

The seat was vacated by Democrat Jennifer Boysko, who won a special election for the 33rd Senate District on Jan. 8, to finish the last 12 months of now-Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s term.

In an emailed statement, Boysko congratulated Samirah for his victory. “I pledge my full support to Ibraheem for the coming campaign and look forward to working with him in the Virginia General Assembly. I know Ibraheem will continue the great work we have done in working to reduce gun violence, supporting our schools and teachers, and building an economy that works for everyone.”

The special election will be held Feb. 19. Republicans have not yet identified their candidates for the special election.

“We’re working on identifying the best candidates,” said Jim Bonfils, chairman of Loudoun GOP. He anticipates the special election will be held in February.

Although most of the 86th District is in Fairfax, a portion of it is in eastern Loudoun bordered by the W&OD Trail to the south, Sterling Boulevard to the west, and East Juniper Avenue, Oak Tree Lane and Sugarland Road to the north.

5 thoughts on “Samirah Wins 86th House District Democratic Primary

  • 2019-01-13 at 11:44 am
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    This guy says he is inspired by the piece of work Rashida Tlaib you know the congresswoman from Michigan that says we should impeach that ^%$@#@$^&. Sounds like they are all par of the Juli briskman school of thoughtlessness.

    • 2019-01-14 at 9:44 pm
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      These guys were inspired too……….

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  • 2019-01-15 at 5:30 pm
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    Now his hero the congresswoman instead of working on immigration or a budget introduces a bill to make Muslim holidays Federal holidays.

  • 2019-01-16 at 3:44 pm
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    Lets see here he wants to purge Egypt’s government, he wants to free Palestine, he is against the Nation State law in Israel, he campaigned for Rashida and he was against Kavanaugh’s conformation. Shall I go on? Social warrior spending like he is a Sheik. Goes along with poor behavior see the congresswoman swearing about Trump in front of her child, yikes!

  • 2019-01-21 at 2:12 pm
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    Now we have a winner in the 86th mass meeting, Gregg Nelson
    We hear about the school-to-prison pipeline. Well we have a House of Delegates-to-Congress pipeline that bears similarities. Wexton and Boysko are both products of it. Now we have a race to replace Boysko in the 86th with another Democrat rubber stamper. The Democrat says he will run on a healthcare and education platform. Fine, but there is more to the office. Spending taxpayer money wisely should be paramount to any elected official, but we see Democrats do not hold their candidates accountable. Note the $460 million increase in the cost of Medicaid expansion that Wexton and Boysco voted for, as reported by the Loudoun Times Mirror and Loudoun Now. This increase is over and above any estimates voted on and will be paid by taxpayers. If you like, that is more money than the 3 localities (Maryland, D.C. and Virginia) put into Metro this year, or 50% of the school budget here in Loudoun. Malfeasance in the extreme. We have a chance to break this cycle by electing Gregg Nelson to the 86th House of Delegates on February 19th. Gregg is a family man, a sportsman, a successful business owner, a Second Amendment supporter and he served our country in the United States Air Force. Gregg is not a career politician and as we can tell by looking at Congress that is a plus. Time to break the chain and elect Nelson to the House of Delegates where he will serve once again.

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