Manassas City Council

Ralph Smith was first appointed to the council in 2019 to fill a vacant seat before winning a special election in 2020. A former Social Security Administration executive, he has served as the president of the Prince William Branch of the NAACP and on the board of directors for the American Red Cross.

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Dheeraj Jagadev, a Manassas City Public Schools teacher who currently serves on the city’s Planning Commission, previously applied for the council seat vacancy that was ultimately filled by Smith in 2019. A resident of the city for more than a decade, Jagadev is a product of Unity Reed High School just outside the city limits and a graduate of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.

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Sonia Vasquz Luna serves on the board of NoVa Labor, the region’s AFL-CIO chapter, comprised of dozens of local unions. She also serves on the board for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. A Salvadoran American, Vasquez Luna would be the only Hispanic representative on the City Council. 

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