James N. Bierman, Jr.

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


James N. Bierman graduated with a Bachelor’s in history and political science as the Senior Class Marshal from Williams College in 2008. Shortly after, he earned his law degree from Stanford Law School [2]. Bierman is a former litigator in private practice and attorney advisor for the Department of Homeland Security. Bierman has also served as Chair of the Dranesville District Democratic Committee. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel, which he chaired until February 2022 [1].

Key Issues


Bierman wants to assist the community in navigating the government and public services. He believes in the importance of communication and utilizing tax dollars in ways that serve the community as a whole [1].


Bierman believes in strengthening the economy through better benefits for the workforce. He aims to partner with local businesses, workforce development programs, and labor groups that empower individual workers [1].


Bierman wants to invest in improvements in educational infrastructure to foster a safe learning environment. He supports higher wages and collective bargaining for public school employees. Bierman also believes in implementing full-day Pre-K [1].


Bierman wants to mitigate flooding risks and the effects of deforestation. He intends to increase investments towards reducing emissions, increasing green development, and transition towards a green economy [1].


Bierman wants to work to promote equal opportunity for all by working with community partners. He plans to implement the Trust Policy, ensuring that immigrants can access important services without their information being shared with Federal immigration officials [1].

Mental Health

Bierman believes in the importance of mental health and addiction service programs for people of all backgrounds. He intends to fully fund school-based and youth-oriented counseling and health education programs. He also wants to provide resources to those below the poverty line so that they can utilize mental health resources [1].


Bierman wants to increase the use of public transportation through expanded bicycle lanes and sidewalk development. He supports the use of electric vehicles and plans to develop infrastructure that incentivizes the use of them. He wants to make roads safer by reducing speeding, improving intersection movement, and reducing congestion [1].


John Foust, Incumbent Dranesville Supervisor; Gerry Connolly, Congressman of 11th district; Don Beyer, Congressman of 8th district; Kathleen Murphy, Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates; Rip Sullivan, Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates; Irene Shin, Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates; Jennifer Boysko, Senator; Barbara Favola, Senator; Northern Virginia Labor Federation; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Casa In Action


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