Patch.com: Q&A with Lavern Chatman

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This is the first-time I’ve ever run for elected office. What makes me different is that I’ve been in the trenches solving real problems for real people in our community.

It’s time

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I’m the only woman in this race and I need your help to make it across the finish line.

Local Union Representing Federal Workers Endorses Chatman

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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 476 at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced their support for Lavern Chatman’s candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District at their annual Spring luncheon in honor of support staff at HUD. AFGE Local 476 represents approximately 1800 employees… Read more »

Chatman Campaign Builds Momentum

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Lavern Chatman’s campaign for U.S. House continues to build momentum ahead of the June 10 democratic primary election, showing total contributions of $298,697.29, for the most recent period ending March 31. On Saturday, Chatman returned to Mount Vernon High School, her alma mater, to participate in the 8th Congressional District’s first candidate… Read more »

LAVERN CHATMAN HOSTS CAMPAIGN EVENT FOCUSED ON ‘EMPOWERING & MENTORING WOMEN’

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Oprah Winfrey Attends To Support Friend Lavern Chatman (April 5, 2014 – Arlington, VA) – Democratic congressional candidate (VA-CD8) Lavern Chatman hosted a campaign event Saturday night in Arlington, Virginia. Chatman has run effective nonprofit programs and organizations. She is the former CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League, she founded the Grandfathers Group mentoring… Read more »

CHATMAN RAISES $200,000 IN JUST WEEKS OF FUNDRAISING

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Campaign Momentum Building: 275 supporters attend kickoff Places 2nd of 11 in Straw Poll First candidate to turn in petitions ALEXANDRIA, VA – Lavern Chatman, candidate for Virginia’s 8th congressional district, has raised over $200,000 in just three weeks of fundraising. Chatman said to campaign supporters — “We’ve had a great couple of weeks and have… Read more »

Lavern Chatman Has Strong Showing in Mt. Vernon Dems Straw Poll

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Chatman bests 9 candidates, Close to Event Host Beyer Alexandria, VA – At Saturday night’s annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Mt. Vernon Democratic Committee, every campaign seeking to replace retiring Congressman Jim Moran came out in force. And, on a night when eleven candidates were hoping to shine, Lavern Chatman took center stage with… Read more »