Should all Hopewell officials be required to live in the city? – News – The Progress-Index – Petersburg, VA

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Dear Prince George Democrats & Friends:

Should a locality require certain or all employees  to reside within the locality?  This issue is arising again in Hopewell as the Hopewell City Council seeks to fill the City Attorney position question.  The question relates to other city positions as well.

The Prince George Democrat is not clear on the policy in other area localities, but is particularly interested in the Prince George policy on this question.

Read the article and then answer the question by submitting a comment to this article on the question.

Should all Hopewell officials be required to live in the city? – News – The Progress-Index – Petersburg, VA.

TV reporter tweets mind-boggling pic of Joe Morrissey | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Joe Morrissey plans to run as an Independent in the Fall for the 16th Virginia Senate District Seat now held by Senator Roaslyn Dance.  This 55ish year old lawyer, former Democrat, and narcissistic bad boy still enjoys the limelight.  In his mind all publicity must be good publicity.

TV reporter tweets mind-boggling pic of Joe Morrissey | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

Hillary Clinton to keynote Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson dinner – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics

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This real focus of this article is on the demographics of Democratic politics in recent statewide Virginia elections despite the tightly focused headline about Hillary.

Keep in mind that the Democratic Party of Virginia has a new Chair … Susan Swecker, a tough politico in her own right.  She is obviously making changes at the Party. Good changes from what I see.

This year the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (“JJ Dinner” for short)  may be … hold your breath … in Northern Virginia.  Hold your breath again  … it may not be called the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, even.  Swecker is quoted as saying “Its not going to be your granddaddy’s JJ Dinner”.

Go Susan, go!  I am tired of our party being dominated by our past and some of that past is disgusting.  We have evolved.  We are evolving.  Let’s look to the future, not to a past dominated by slave owners and abject racists, even if they were founding fathers, war heroes, presidents, state governors or legislators. Let’s atone for our past mistakes by creating a humane, competent, stewarding future.

Hillary Clinton to keynote Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson dinner – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics.

Dance faces Preston in 16th Senate District showdown – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics

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Recent Times-Dispatch article about the state senatorial race in te 16th

The 16th doesn’t have much a footprint in Prince George County, but you may be interested in this race.

Dance faces Preston in 16th Senate District showdown – Richmond.com: Virginia Politics

Just a reminder that our meeting time on the 1st Thursday of each month has been changed … permanently.  Our meetings now will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Time Change for Prince George Dems Meetings

Meeting Time Change

Beginning with the June 4th Meeting of the Prince George Dems our meeting time will be at 6:00 p.m.  This will allow a bit more time for members and guests to make it to the meeting and still allow us to wrap up the meeting before it is very late.

We still meet at the Prince George Human Services Building (Bldg # 12) at 6450 Administration Drive in the Prince George Government Complex.  Our meetings are open to the public, non-smoking, and the building is ADA compliant.  The Community Meeting Room is on the first floor of the building.

PG DEMs May Meeting on the 7th

It is that time again.  Come and bring a friend to the Dems meeting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  We meet at the Prince George Human Services (Social Services) Building at 6450 Administration Drive (Bldg #12) in the Prince George Government Complex.

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

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

We may have an updated agenda to share later in the week.

And many thanks to the Dems who turned up as promised to help with the PG Dems Booth at Prince George Community Day.  They greeted citizens and candidates 7:30 in the morning until 3 p.m. in the afternoon.  Shouting out to the helpers, Robert Beckham (Hopewell Dems), Marsha Ndir, Randy & Sharon Goertz, Floyd Brown, Jr . (FJ), Erma and Floyd Brown, Sr., Bob & Carol Woodward, Carroll Briggs, and special thanks to Ercelle Jones-Niyade for the great decorating.

Great Dems with Candidate Lashrecse Aird, Candidate for nomination in the 63rd Virginia House District.

Great Dems with Candidate Lashrecse Aird, Candidate for nomination in the 63rd Virginia House District.

PolitiFact Exposes Morrissey’s Mis-characterization of Rosalyn Dance’s Record

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If you missed this calling out of Morrissey’s  mis-characterization of Senator Rosalyn Dance’s record on medicaid expansion read it by clicking the link below.  No other challenger should even attempt the same underhanded tactic.

It is a long read.  Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and savor it.

Joe Morrissey says Rosalyn Dance opposed medicaid expansion | PolitiFact Virginia

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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