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.



Next Challenge …Making Virginia the Bluer Dominion


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What’s Next, Prince George Democrats?

  • Demanding Medicaid Expansion?
  • Reelecting Senator Mark Warner and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA 3rd CD)?

    PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

    PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

  • Helping elect or reelect Dem candidates across the state?
  • Registering Virginia voters?
  • Educating Virginians on the new Photo Voter ID Law and resources?
  • Helping accomplish the restoration of voting rights?
  • Canvassing, phone-banking, turning out the vote?
  • Letters to the Editor?
  • Donating money?
  • Blogging, posting, and tweeting on behalf of Dems and progressive causes?
  • Supporting your local Democratic Committee with your talents and resources?
  • Signing up to work a precinct on election day?
  • All of the above?

Don’t rest on the victories of the past.

As the Rev. Al Sharpton urges … don’t glory in the battles won in the past.  New battles face us … preserving those past victories and responding to the call  of the new challenges facing us.

What can you do, now?

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Charlotte Rhodes manning Richard Bland Precinct

Attend the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge.  Sign up to work a precinct on voting day, help plan events, help with publicity, outreach, and GOTV.    These are friendly, but hard working meetings.  Open to the public and the facility is ADA accessible.  Contact Carol Woodward at

Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Mr. Hill & Family

Mr. Hill and Family, 2014 Civil Rights Pioneer honored by the Prince George Dems



Prince George Civil Rights Pioneers To Be Honored


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Join the Prince George Democratic Committee, as well as branches of the NAACP, SCLC and other organizations in honoring Civil Rights Pioneers from our county at the Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road,  on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 3 – 5 pm.

The 2014 Honorees are The Honorable Samuel L. Bland, Deacon Junius Lee Briggs, Deacon Alexander A. Johnson, Sr., Deacon James E. Hill, Deacon Timothy Thweatt, Sr, and Deacon Walter H. Watson, Sr.

The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance, 63rd Virginia House District, will be the keynote speaker and will be presenting the awards.

The event is free and open to the public.  Union Branch Baptist Church is ADA accessible,

Contact Carroll Briggs at or 804-861-1099 for more information.


Virginia Voter ID Law Presentation – May 1st.


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2013-08-03 07.01.57Join the Prince George Dems to hear Katherine Tyler, Prince George County Registrar, speak on the new Voter ID law going into effect in Virginia this year and will be in place at the time of the general election in November.

The PG Dems meet at the Prince George County Administration Building  in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge from 5:30 p.m. until  7:00 p.m.  There will be light refreshments.  The building and room are ADA accessible, non-smoking, of course and the meeting is open to the public.

If you need any further information please contact Carol Woodward at


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