Catherine Read for Council supporters and local officials took over Dolce Veloce in Fairfax City for her campaign kickoff event on March 11.
Cicchetti wine bar owners Joe and Sharon Ricciardi provided the drinks and atmosphere while Read chatted up city council members, Sen. Chap Petersen, Del. David Bulova, Fairfax County School Board member Ryan McElveen and other big names.
Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. chief technology officer, discussed innovative ways local businesses and government can promote themselves. Before taking on his federal role, Chopra served four years as Virginia's secretary of technology.
Read's next event will take place on March 24 at Evie Ifantide's house on Virginia Street off Roberts. She'll head to Blenheim on April 13 for Thomas Jefferson's birthday.