Gerry E. Connolly succeeded in his Virginia's 11th District after the 14 year tenure of Republican representative Thomas Davis. His Republican opponent, Keith Fimian lost by 8 %. Gerry E. Connolly, the chairman of the board of supervisors in Fairfax County, convinced voters by promising a balanced federal budget, an end to the war in Iraq and the restoration of American credibility around the world. Additionally, he wants to push for quality and affordable health care. He demands that 'No Child Left Behind' be fully funded and increase federal investments in education. Among global issues, he addresses combating global warming by promoting energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
He intends to vote for the ratification of an international climate agreement, and to support the ICC's Rome Statute and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. GlobalSolutions.org supported his efforts for a better and multilaterally governed world.