BOS District 2 Vacancy … More Details


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PG Dems

Time is short.  If you have interest in being appointed to the District 2 vacancy on the Prince George Board of Supervisors complete your letter of interest and get to the County Administrator’s office by Monday, March 2.  Be prepared to speak to the Board at its Work Session at 6 p.m. on March 3 to tell the Board about your interest in person and cite your bona fides.  For more details click here.

Letters of Intent to fill PG District 2 Board Vacancy Due March 2


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Per the Board of Supervisors Meeting on February 24th:

Don’t have all of the details yet, but those interested in being appointed to the Board of Supervisors Vacancy for District 2 should file their Letters of Intent with the Prince George County Administrator, Percy Ashcraft, by March 2, 2015.  Contact current District 2 Supervisors Bill Robertson or Bill Gandel for more information.  You could also contact the office of the County Administrator 804-722-8600.

Prince George Board of Supervisors to Discuss Filling of District 2 Vacancy on February 24th

The Board will discuss the filling of the District 2 vacancy created by the death last weekPrince George County Virginia Seal of Henry Parker.  Likely the Board or the Circuit Court will appoint the person to fill the position until the general election in November.  The Board meets at 7 p.m. in the County Admin building, 6602 Courts Drive, in the 3rd Floor Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room.

The remaining District 2 Supervisors are Bill Robertson at 804-458-4324 and Bill Gandel at 804-452-1452.

Consider attending this meeting and/or contacting Bill Robertson or Bill Gandel if you have questions about this process.

Prince George Dems Change Meeting Place


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The Prince George Democratic Committee will hold its monthly regular meetings beginning at its first regular meeting of the year on February 5th at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George VA 23875.

The meeting day and time remain the same … the first Thursday of each  month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The meetings will be in the first floor meeting room directly on the right as you enter the building.  The building just finished a renovation of both floors and has wifi.

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

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

Please help share the word about the new meeting place.

Joseph E. Preston Sworn in as Delegate from 63rd Virginia House District


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Joe Preston, 63rd HOD

Joe Preston, 63rd HOD

Delegate Joe Preston was sworn in as the newest member of our area’s Democratic leadership team in the General Assembly on Wednesday January 14th.  His district includes all of Petersburg and parts of Chesterfield, Hopewell, Prince George, and Dinwiddie.  We look forward to working with Joe and wish him well in his inaugural year as a member of the Virgina House of Delegates.

Joseph E. Preston Democratic Nominee for VA 63rd

On December 1st Joe Preston was elected in the Democratic Caucus to be the Democratic Nominee for the 63rd Virginia House District which was vacated when Rosalyn R. Dance was elected to the Virginia 16th Senate District.

The special election for the 63rd will be held on January 6 in the Prince George Precincts of Rives (voting at Walton School), Courts (voting at Courthouse), and Jefferson Park (voting at the Jefferson Park Fire Station.

To date there is no Republican candidate. One independent has filed and will also be on the ballot.

Please spread the word.

Delegate Dance drawn to be first on August 9th ballot

Because the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA)  officials did not know who had arrived first at DPVA headquarters in Richmond on Monday the 28th, a drawing was held yesterday, July 30th at 5 p.m., to determine whether Delegate Rosalyn Dance of the 62nd Virginia House District or Delegate Delores McQuinn of Richmond would be first on the ballot for the election caucuses on August 9th.

Dance Drawing

Brill & Robert

In the drawing, scrupulously conducted by Brill O’Brien (on the chair) and Robert Dempsey, officials of DPVA, Delegate Rosalyn Dance’s name was drawn.  Though disappointed with the outcome, JayJay Minor, Chair of the Richmond Democratic Committee politely accepted the result.  JayJay is in the yellow shirt.  Next to JayJay are Cynthia Walker Mitchell and Bettie Washington.

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Team Dance

Rosalyn Dance had a number of other supporters present including Brian Moore, Mayor of Petersburg, Joyce Street of Prince George, Michael Edwards and others.   Afterwards Dance and supporters went around the corner for Thai at Alex’s.

16th Virginia Senate District Prince George Caucus Sites


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On August 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Prince George Democratic Committee will hold a Nominating Caucus at two locations for the purposes of electing a Democratic Dem_Logo_smallNominee for the November 4th Special Election to fill the 16th Virginia Senate District Seat formerly held by retired Senator Henry Marsh.

The two Caucus sites are:

Prince George County Courthouse
6601 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23876


Union Branch Baptist Church
3356 Union Branch Road
Petersburg VA 23805
(in the locality of Prince George)

This is an unassembled caucus meaning that eligible voters in the 16th Virginia Senate District may present themselves at either caucus site between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m to vote on the nominee of their choice. Such voters will have their eligibility to vote verified and will be asked to sign the commitment pledge prior to voting.

The precincts of Courts, Rives, Jefferson Park, and Union Branch are the Prince George precincts in the 16th Virginia Senate District.

For more information review the last post on this web page or contact Carol Dois Woodward, Treasurer of the Prince George Dems, at .

Virginia Senate District 16 Holding Unassembled Caucus to Elect Nominee for Special Election


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Voters in the 16th Virginia District …  August 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the date for the unassembled caucus to elect the Democratic Nominee in the special election on November 4th to fill the seat left vacant by Senator Henry Marsh’s retirement in early July.

The Virginia 16th Senate District includes parts of Richmond and Chesterfield, all of Hopewell, and Petersburg and parts of Dinwiddie  and Prince George.

On August 9th Prince George Voters who reside in the 16th Virginia Senate District, who are registered voters will vote in one  of the two voting places designated in Prince George for this special process.  The Prince George Precincts in the Virginia 16th Senate District are Jefferson Park, Courts, Rives, and Union Branch.

One polling place will be the Prince George County Circuit Courthouse at 6601 Courts Drive in the county government complex.  The Prince George Dems are working on securing one more voting location and should have that precinct confirmed by Monday, July 28th.

These eligible voters must sign a pledge that they will vote for non other than the Democratic Nominee in the November Special Election.  One need not be a resident in the voting precinct designated by the Prince George Democratic Committee for the Nomination Caucus.

This is a very fast moving process.  The Democratic Nominee will be elected on August 9, certified on August 15, and the special election will be on November 4, 2014, the date of the regular Election Day.

More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Please review the Call to Caucus and the Rules of the Caucus below.  Make copies, take to your churches, civic groups, and neighborhood associations.  This is so terribly important for Prince George.

More information to come. Don’t hesitate to contact Carol Woodward at 804-691-8486 or at for more information.

Call to Caucus final        Caucus Rules final

Would you like more information?

Senator Marsh Retiring … Voter Photo ID Issues … Social Services School Supplies Fair


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All of the topics above and others will be discussed on Thursday, July 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 2012-09-17 17.45.58p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Prince George Democratic Committee.  We meet at the Prince George County Administration Building, 2nd Floor Employee Lounge. The address is 6602 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA 23875,

Senator Marsh’s Retirement:

His announcement on Tuesday surprised most of us.  There will be a special election and the date for that has yet to be announced.  His Virginia Senate District includes part of Prince George so we will be engaged along with Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Hopewell, and Richmond.  Get your boots on!

Voter Photo ID:

This nifty Republican law went into effect yesterday (July 1) and the rules and regs are still being developed to implement this requirement.  Registrars will be able to provide free Voter ID cards, but there are details that are important.  Most important of all is to identify the 1936 registered voters in Prince George who do not have a driver’s license. That is almost one tenth of the registered voters in Prince George County. Scary.

Community Service Project … Back to School Supplies Fair:

The Prince George Social Services Department has organized its second Back to School Supplies Fair and is requesting help from individuals and organizations to donate either money or supplies for the event.  Click the link to learn more. Backtoschool20140001 .

Feedback appreciated.

You can also contact Carol Woodward at for more information.




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