Fairfax Committee of 100
Where leaders meet since 1977
If you are interested in issues affecting Fairfax County and Virginia, we invite you to attend our next
FAIRFAX COMMITTEE OF 100
dinner on Tuesday Evening, May 5, 2015
 
Welcoming the Two New Members of the
Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation:
Come hear their thoughts and ask your questions

Congressman Don Beyer (D)
Virginia 8th District

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R)
Virginia 10th District

Come hear a fresh perspective from our distinguished speakers about some of the most vexing problems the country has ever faced:
How should we reform Social Security and Medicare so they don’t bankrupt the country? How can we avoid sequestration in 2016, which will further hurt the local economy? How do we rebuild the country’s infrastructure? Can tax reform make America more competitive and equitable?

 

Amphora Restaurant
377 Maple Avenue, West
Vienna, VA 22180

Dinner Cost:
Members - $39
Non-Members - $49

Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Pre-Meeting Festivities: 7 - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Program:  7:30-9:30 PM

Seating is only guaranteed with an advance RSVP to
Reserve.Fx100@verizon.net

Please state your entrée preference:
Beef, Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian

 

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock
Republican, Virginia 10th Congressional District

Barbara Comstock was elected to the US House of Representatives in November of 2014 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County as well as the Cities of Winchester, Manassas Park, and Manassas City). She currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Administration, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. She serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Science, Space and Technology Committee.


Rep. Comstock served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2010 to 2015. She served as Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and also served on the Commerce and Labor Committee and the Transportation Committee. In 2012, she received the Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Free Enterprise” award in 2012 and the “Competitiveness” award 2014.


Rep. Comstock was appointed to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission and was also appointed by Virginia’s House of Delegates Speaker to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. In the summer of 2010, she was selected as one of 50 state legislators to participate in the "Emerging Political Leaders" program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.


Rep. Comstock served in the federal government for over a dozen years. She served first as a senior aide in the 1990s to Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th Congressional District for 34 years. As a senior aide to Congressman Wolf, she was immersed in issues important to Northern Virginia such as federal employee and health care issues, telework and business issues, appropriations for the district, and tax relief for Virginia families.


After working in Congressman Wolf’s office, Rep. Comstock was recruited to serve on the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, the largest House committee, for which she became Chief Counsel and led hearings and oversight of investigations into waste, fraud, and abuse. She also served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, her responsibilities included leading communications efforts at the Department of Justice, the FBI, and other department agencies and coordinating those efforts for the Attorney General and other senior officials as well as coordinating with other Departments such as Homeland Security, Defense, and State.


Rep. Comstock formed a small business as founding partner of Comstock Strategies. She was also a founding partner of Corallo Comstock, a public relations and government affairs firm. Prior to establishing Corallo Comstock, she was a senior partner and principal at Blank Rome, LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC.


In 2013, Rep. Comstock founded “The Young Women’s Leadership Program” for young women in high school and junior high. The program is designed to inspire the next generation of young women by bringing them together with women leaders in a variety of careers and professions throughout our region.


Rep. Comstock graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science.


Rep. Comstock lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband Chip and their three children.

 

Congressman Don Beyer

Congressman Don Beyer
Democrat, Virginia 8th Congressional District

Congressman Don Beyer is serving his first term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, is Ranking Member on the Oversight Subcommittee to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998, and was Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama.


Rep. Beyer’s signature work as lieutenant governor included advocacy for Virginians with disabilities and ensuring protections for Virginia’s most vulnerable populations as the Commonwealth reformed its welfare system in the mid-1990s. Rep. Beyer was Virginia’s Democratic nominee for governor in 1997.


After leaving office, Rep. Beyer spent fourteen years as Chair of Jobs for Virginia Graduates, a highly successful high school dropout prevention program, and was active for a decade on the board of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. As Chair of the Virginia Economic Recovery Commission, he helped pass permanent pro-business reforms and was co-founder of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.


President Obama nominated Rep. Beyer to serve as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2009. He used his position to advocate for stricter sanctions to compel Iran to begin nuclear disarmament discussions. As Ambassador, Rep. Beyer was integral to US Department of Justice efforts to halt the abuses of Swiss bank secrecy by wealthy Americans.


Rep. Beyer has spent four decades building his family business in Northern Virginia after a summer job at a car dealership in 1974.


He is a magna cum laude graduate of Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts with the Highest Honors in Economics and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was Salutatorian at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC and named a Presidential Scholar by President Lyndon Johnson.


Rep. Beyer has four children and two grandchildren. He and his wife Megan live in Alexandria, Virginia.

 
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