More than 100 attendees and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly packed into Esposito's Restaurant in Fairfax to honor four area activists for their efforts for the Democratic Party at the 17th Annual John Sturdivant Awards this month. This year's honorees were Joseph Harmon of Fairfax City, Michael Bizik, Sr. of Prince William County, state Sen. Janet Howell of Fairfax County, and Dolores Trevino-Gerber, Sturdivant Award recipient.
Trevino-Gerber garnered the John Sturdivant Award for Outstanding Service to Labor. She was presented by Dan Duncan, past president of NOVA Labor.
Howell was awarded the Joseph V Gartlan Award for outstanding 11th Congressional District Community Service. She was presented by Del. Ken Plum (D-36)
Bizik Sr. was this year's recipient of the Deloris Hampton Award. He was presented by Ernestine Jenkins, chair of the Neabsco District Democratic Committee.
Harmon was awarded the Frederick W Silverthorne Award. He was presented by Kathy Hackshaw, chair of the Fairfax City Democratic Committee.