Call to Caucus – Virginia 62nd House District April 28th

A Nominating Caucus for the 62nd Virginia House District will be held on April 28th  between 4 and 8 p.m. at the Thomas Dale High School, 3626 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831.

Candidates seeking nomination must prefile between 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 and no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by filing a Declaration of Candidacy form and $1500 filing fee (certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Chesterfield Democratic Committee — no other form of payment accepted) with the Nominating Committee Chair, Lisa R. Williams, at lisarenaywilliams@yahoo.com or 757-619-0440.

Below are the Call to Caucus and the Declaration of Candidacy Form.

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April 2nd PG Dems Meeting — Standing Room Only

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Politics is alive and well in Prince George County

Democratic candidates and candidates for nomination headlined the Agenda of the PG Dems on April 2nd in the 1st Floor Community Room of the Human Services Building.

Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for the 62nd Virginia House District, spoke about the precinct by precinct analysis her campaign and the Chesterfield Democratic Committee has done which indicates that the 62nd is definitely winnable.  Riley Ingram, the Republican incumbent has held the seat for two decades and Democrats know it is time for a change. At this point Bynum-Coleman does not have a challenger in the Democratic Primary. Below Bynum-Coleman (r) speaks with Sharon Goertz, Prince George Dem and Electoral Board member.

Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Three of the contenders for the 63rd Virginia House District in the June 9 Democratic Primary also spoke.  Gerry Rawlinson, Lashrecse Aird, and Atiba Muse briefly focused on their backgrounds and how their experience qualified them for this post.  Rawlinson has a background in nursing and as a business owner, Aird has experience as a political committee leader, legislative aide to then Delegate Rosalyn Dance and her gubernatorial appointments to state commissions by Governor McAuliffe, and  Muse cited his constituent and legislative assistant experience with Congressman Bobby Scott and his experience as an elected School Board member as unique qualifiers for the position as a state Delegate. The Democratic incumbent, Joe Preston, is a candidate for the Democratic Nomination for the 16th Virginia Senate District.

Atiba Muse

Atiba Muse

Lashrecse Aird

Lashrecse Air

Gerry Rawlinson

Gerry Rawlinson

Renee Garnett, candidate for District 1 of the Prince George Board of Supervisors spoke briefly about her candidacy for the BOS.  Also attending the meeting as a member of the Committee, but not speaking as a candidate for District 1 was Floyd Brown, Jr.

Renee Garnett

Renee Garnett

Melvin Jones spoke briefly to the Dems on his recent interim appointment to the Board

Melvin Jones

Melvin Jones

of Supervisors and thanked the Committee for their support.  He also invited them to share opinions on any issues before the Board, especially on the budget which is currently under consideration.

The next regular meeting of the Prince George Dems will be on May 7, at 5:30 p.m.

Schapiro digs deep into greater Richmond area politics

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Schapiro’s headline that the stakes are low doesn’t strike true with this Prince Georgian. True Prince George doesn’t have much presence in the 16th VA Senate District (about 7 or 8%), but that seat has a profound influence on the County.  Read Schaprio’s column and draw your own conclusions.

Schapiro: Metro politics vicious because the stakes are so low – Richmond.com: Political Commentary From Jeff Schapiro.

See you at the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the PG Social Services Building (1st Floor), 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex, BLDG #12.   We now have a request from Atiba Muse, candidate for nomination in the 63rd VA House District to be on the Agenda.  The Chair, Cynthia Mitchell, will designate a time limit for candidates on the Agenda to speak.

Contact Carol Woodward at woodwardcd@aol.com if you need more information.

Two Richmonders don’t make cut for 16th VA Senate Primary

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The 16th VA Senate Democratic primary race took an interesting turn with the announcement that latecomers to the race, Joe Morrissey and Derik Jones didn’t collect the required number of valid signatures to run as Democrats in the Democratic Primary on June 9.

The !6th has only a small footprint in Prince George County.  Courts is the only precinct totally in the 16th, while there are portions of Jefferson Park and Rives precincts included.

There is more behind this story from a local perspective, but there are so many threats of legal suit, that we will leave that back story out of this post to protect the innocent.

Morrissey, Derik Jones fail to qualify for Democratic primary – Richmond.com: Virginia News And Politics.

See all at the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, April 2 at the Prince George Social Services (Human Services) Building.  You may want to take notes. Note meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

Prince George Dems Meet April 2, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

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Many of the candidates for state and local seats will be on hand Thursday evening.  The candidates on the agenda at this point are Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for the 62nd VA House District, Lashrecse Aird, candidate for nomination to the 63rd VA House District, Senator Rosalyn Dance, candidate for nomination to the 16th VA Senate District, and Renee Garnett, candidate for District 1, Prince George Board of Supervisors. Bynum-Coleman, Dance, and, were on the agenda for the March meeting.  Hopefully, the snows are over for the season.

We may also be discussing a draft Committee Single+Member+Voting+District+Committee+Resolution in favor of single member districts in Prince George County.

The meeting is in the 1st Floor Community Room of the Prince George Social Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Bldg. #12, Prince George Government Complex. The meeting is open to the public, is ADA compliant, and is non-smoking.

For more information call 804-691-8486.

Entrance to 6450 Administration Dr., Prince George VA ... Human Services Building

Entrance to 6450 Administration Dr., Prince George VA … Human Services Building

Morrissey to detail plans for his political future next week – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics

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So Morressey may run for Richmond Mayor or for the 16th Virginia Senate seat, while a convicted felon runs for Morressey’s old seat in the 74th House District, apparently with Morressey’s blessing.  The 16th has only a small foot print in Prince George County, but the 16th is one of our two state senate districts.

Morrissey to detail plans for his political future next week – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics.

PG Dems Meeting on April 2

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Many candidates vying for nominations in the June 9 Democratic primary are likely to be in attendance at the meeting. Sheila Bynum Coleman, announced candidate for the 62nd Virginia House District, and Senator Rosalyn Dance, 16th Virginia Senate District, will be at the meeting. Both were on the agenda for the March meeting which had to be canceled due to inclement weather.

We may also have a presentation from the Resolutions Committee, Chaired by Pete Washington. The committee has been working on language for a Single Member Voting Resolution to be adopted by the Prince George Democratic Committee.

The PG Dems meet at 5:30 p.m., at the Prince George Social Services (Bldg #12), 2450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex. Meetings are open to the public, are non-smoking, and the building and 1st Floor Meeting Room are ADA accessible.

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