Virginia Sen. Mark Herring, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, will speak to members of the Greenspring Retirement Community Democratic Club in Springfield on Thurs. Aug. 22.
Herring will speak at 7:30 p.m.Herring (D-Loudoun County) recently released a plan to establish an independent ethics commission and set $100 limits on gifts to Virginia’s public officials and their immediate family members. The proposal comes after Republican Bob McDonnell received (and later returned) about $150,000 in gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.
Most politicians running for office in Northern Virginia pay homage to Greenspring. The retirement community is home to more than 1,800 registered voters and 89 percent of them voted in the 2012 Presidential election.
The Greenspring precinct traditionally has the highest voter turnout percentage in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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