Kerry J. Donley
|Kerry J. Donley|
|Member of the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia|
January 3, 2010 – January 3, 2013
|Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia|
January 3, 1996 – January 2, 2003
|Preceded by||Patsy Ticer|
|Succeeded by||William D. Euille|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Marquette University|
Donley graduated with a BA in Political Science and English from Marquette University and has done some graduate studies at the University of Southern California. He is Senior Vice President of Community Banking at Virginia Commerce Bank.
Community service and political career
Donley began his public service as a member of Washington Area Housing Partners. He also served as a Co-Chair of the Cameron Station Redevelopment Task Force, which oversaw the redevelopment of the headquarters of the Defense Logistics Agency in west Alexandria from 1988 to 2005.
Donley was elected a member of the Alexandria City Council on the Democratic ticket and served from 1988 - 1996. In 1993, he received the most votes for City Council and was thus appointed Vice-Mayor, as is the practice on the Council. In 1995, Donley ran for, and was elected Mayor of Alexandria. He served two terms until 2003.
After a brief hiatus, Donley ran again for City Council and was again elected in 2009 and served as Vice-Mayor until 2012.
|Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
William D. Euille