Welcome to the Prince William Committee of 100

How does Virginia's judicial selection compare to the Federal system and other states?

Should Virginia change its system?

What local input goes into the selection of judges for Prince William County?


This year's controversies over the nominations of federal and state supreme court justices highlight that there is more than one way to select these very important public officials.  Virginia is one of only two states in which the 
legislature appoints judges without input from the governor, whose only role is to fill vacancies when the legislature is in recess.  Many other states follow the federal system where the executive nominates and the legislature confirms 
judicial appointments.  In other states, judges are evaluated by appointed panels, popularly elected, or face retention elections.  Bar associations play varying roles in recommending or rating candidates.  What system best insures 
impartial justice and puts the most able jurists on the bench?

 May 19, 2016                                          Wyndham Garden Hotel
Social Time 6:30 PM                           10800 Vandor Lane        
   Dinner 7:00 PM                                   Manassas, Va 20109         

Program - 7:45 PM


Dinner $25 for PWC100 members, $30 for nonmembers

No Charge for Attending the Program

RSVP by May 17 


Moderator:  John Foote, Esq. 

Former County Attorney for Prince William County


Henry N. Butler                       Joe Condo
                         Dean and Professor                  Former President               
                      George Mason University         Virginia State Bar  
School of Law                                             

               Hon. Scott Surovell                Bob Zelnick             
                      Senator  Chair of the                      
                                                                                 Commonwealth of Virginia        Prince William County Bar Association                                       
                                                                                                       Judicial Screening Committee


April 21, 2016
PRESIDENT:  Ann Wheeler
TREASURER:  John K. Harms
SECRETARY:  Carol B. Proven

Brentsville – Diane Bennett
Coles – Judy Zoll
Gainesville – Tony Guiffre´
City of Manassas –   Vacant
City of Manassas Park –   Vacant
Neabsco – Scott Bell
Occoquan – Donald E. Scoggins
Potomac – Andrea Bailey
Woodbridge – Marlo Thomas Watson 

Davon Gray
Michael R. Janay
Sharon E. Pandak
One Additional Position - Vacant

Respectfully Submitted by the Nominating Committee,
Jack Kooyoomjian, Chair
Jane Beyer, Denny Daugherty, and Nancy Vehrs

Thank you to the Nominating Committee for presenting a slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Program Year.
Votes will be cast at the May 19
 Program.  We'll have more details for you soon.

Please note:  An RSVP is requested for everyone for planning purposes. There is no charge for those attending the program.


The  Prince William Committee of 100 provides a non-partisan, educational forum to study essential interests, problems and goals of the people of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park

 New and Renewing memberships, only $30.00 per year. 
Let us hear from you. Click here to send your suggestions

COMMUNICATION  page for reference to online forms for membership applications and change of directory data.

CURRENT NEWS Delegate Rich Anderson, presented a joint House-Senate Memorial Resolution celebrating the life of the late William H. (Bill) Mastbrook, one of the founders of PWC-100.

RESERVATIONS page for instructions on making reservations to our dinners and programs.

We have just concluded our 26th year of service to Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park with another year of great programs focusing on elections and issues of interest to the local communities. 

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