Dheeraj “DJ” Jagadev

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Dheerag Jagadev has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s degree in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary. He is an educator at Osbourn High School [1, 2, 3, 4, 6].

Jagadev is a member of the Manassas City Planning Commission, the Zoning Ordinance Review Committee, the Local Board of Building Code Appeals, and the Family Services Advisory Board. He is involved in community organizations such as Virginia Election Official, Friends of Manassas City Library, and Prince William Health Auxiliary. He is also the Precinct Elections Chief at Haydon Elementary School [1, 2, 3, 6]. 

Jagadev is associated with the Democratic party [7].

Key Issues

Education

Jagadev seeks to ensure schools are funded and have enough resources [1, 4].

Housing

Jagadev seeks to maintain housing stability and affordability [1].

Mental Health

Jagadev believes in increasing opportunities for dealing with mental health issues, especially regarding immigrant or generational trauma [2].

Infrastructure

Jagadev seeks to increase the effectiveness of zoning ordinances without changing the historic character of Manassas, but by ensuring that projects in the city are up to code [2].

Economy

Jagadev seeks to continue economic growth by growing the tax base without increasing tax rates, maintaining current business relationships, and attracting new businesses to Manassas [4].

Women's Rights

Jagadev aims to protect women’s health [4].

Other

Jagadev seeks to increase the amount of services translated in Spanish [2].

Endorsements

Tim Demeria, Commissioner of the Revenue

Sources

1 Dheeraj for Manassas
2 PW Perspective
3 Potomac Local News
4 Manassas City Democrats
5 Facebook
6 Inside Nova
7 VPAP