Ken Plum Begins Re-Election Bid Tuesday

by Karen Goff April 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm 13 Comments

Del. Ken Plum/File photoDel. Ken Plum (D-Reston), the longest-serving member of the Virginia House of Delegates, will kick off his bid for re-election Tuesday in Reston.

The campaign kickoff is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reston Station Plaza.

Plum has represented Reston in Richmond continuously since 1982 (and also served a term from 1978 to 1980).

Plum ran unopposed in the 2013 election. In 2011 and 2009, he beat Republican challenger Hugh “Mac” Cannon. Plum won with more than 60 percent of the votes.

So far, Plum is again running unopposed in 2015.

To RSVP (tickets start at $50) or make a donation, visit Plum’s fundraising site.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Never forget, his total lack of notable achievements in 33 years is all the fault of the mean old Republicans, not him.

    So everyone dig deep and contribute to the war chest of the guy who is running unopposed! Don’t ask why, just do it!

  • CorneliusPaddy

    He’s not getting a penny from me
    He’s done nothing about protecting the defenseless citizens who have been killed by the cops and tunkeys

  • JoeInReston


    The Washington Post has given a lot of ink recently on the possibility of the Redskins moving to Loudoun County. In this article – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2015/04/20/mcauliffe-on-redskins-stadium-in-virginia-its-where-they-belong/ – McAuliffe says that he is “aggressively pursuing the deal”.

    While it may seem early, the time to stop this kind of boondoggle is now. These big decisions tend to be decided in the background and then later presented to the public after the deal is all but complete.

    What are your thoughts on the possibility of the Redskins moving to Virginia?


    Plum is possibly the most boring individual I’ve ever come across. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. The partisan Republicans, Medicaid expansion, BLAH BLAH. Ih he has no opponent, why does he need to raise money? I’d like to see Ming the Merciless challenge him.

  • Cluster Tycoon

    We all love you Ken, we just express ourselves differently. And some of us are fat so we skip that dinner. Enjoy,

  • PotatoSalad

    Who is he running against, that way I know who I need to send money to. And if by some longshot a Republican wins, will Reston now print an editorial from that candidate every week?

    • Karen Goff

      He is running unopposed. And as I have said before, of course we would run a column from whomever holds the office.

  • Karen Goff

    I am going to ask once and ask nicely: Please keep the conversation respectful. While everyone is entitled to their own political opinions, this should not be a place to personally attack Mr. Plum. Thanks.

    • Ming the Merciless

      Where are the calls for “respectful conversation” when he vomits on Republicans in his column, as he regularly does?

      • Karen Goff

        I am busy, so I am not going to spend all day arguing. Be respectful. When Plum writes something anti-Republican, he is framing it in an argument about legislation with which he does not agree, not a personal attack. You read this site enough. You know the difference.

        • Ming the Merciless

          One can easily see how his characterization of Republicans as crazed, hate-filled extremists and lackeys of the Koch brothers is simply framing the debate in a respectful, non-personal way.

    • Winston Smith

      Ok, so once a week Mr. Plum can come and spew vitrol for the Republican party and you post it. But if someone disagrees with him it’s “disrespectful”? Some good doublethink we’ve got going on here.

      • Karen Goff

        You can disagree with him all day long. Not stopping you from that. This post an others have some — not all — comments on it that inch towards violating our terms of service. That’s all. IE – it is appropriate to say “I don’t agree with your policy on x and wish you would vote for x.” It is not OK to name call, make threats, etc. Live it. Know it be it. Thanks.


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