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Hundreds of area residents and politicians attend the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete, held each year by U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) as a fundraiser for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. The event features speeches by those running for office and a straw poll for any race being held this year.

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St. Patrick’s Day With Connolly

More than 1,400 attend congressman’s St. Patrick's Day Fete.

A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,400 packed the shamrock-festooned Kena Temple ballroom Sunday night for Congressman Gerry Connolly's 19th Annual St. Patrick's Day Fete. As dozens of elected officials and Democratic candidates lined the stage behind him, Connolly announced the winners of the straw polls for Virginia's Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

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