Kerry J. Donley

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Kerry J. Donley
Member of the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
In office
January 3, 2010 – January 3, 2013
Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
In office
January 3, 1996 – January 2, 2003
Preceded by Patsy Ticer
Succeeded by William D. Euille
Personal details
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Marquette University

Kerry J. Donley is a former Democratic member of the Alexandria, Virginia City Council and previously served as Mayor of Alexandria from 1996-2003.


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.[1] He is Senior Vice President of Community Banking at Virginia Commerce Bank.

Community service and political career[edit]

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.[2]

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 200; he served as Vice-Mayor until 2012.


Political offices
Preceded by
Patsy Ticer
Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
Succeeded by
William D. Euille