2017 Year of the Woman in Prince George

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Women candidates

Just realized that we have a number of women candidates in the general election this fall.

For the House of Delegate seats, Sheila Bynum Coleman (62nd) Lashrecse Aird (63rd), and Rebecca Colaw (64th) are all Democratic candidates for election or re-election to those seats. !!!  The Republican candidate for the 64th is also a woman.  I guess fairly soon we’ll have to tell our sons and grandsons, that, yes, they too can run for the Virginia House of Delegates.

Top left photo, Sheila Bynum-Coleman is on the right, second photo Lashrecse Aird on Primary night, and below Rebecca Colaw.

In other races,  Leila Holmes is running for the Prince George School Board from District 2 and on the 13th Marlene Waymack was circulating her petition to file for the Board of Supervisors from District 2.

More later.

June 13 Democratic Primary is history

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Congratulations to all of the candidates

Every Democrat who offered himself or herself as a candidate for the Democratic nomination is due respect from all of us.  We have no anointed or hereditary leaders. Diverse views and experience is what will continue to massage our party’s message and keep our efforts in tune with the needs of our citizens.

Congratulations to the statewide and local primary winners.

Ralph Northam and Justin Fairfax are our nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively.  Mark Herring, our Attorney General, did not have a challenger in the primary.

As to the Virginia House District races affecting Prince George:

In the 62nd Sheila Bynum-Coleman was ultimately unchallenged.  She will be facing long-term Republican incumbent, Riley Ingram, in November.

The 63rd Virginia House District was handily captured by our current delegate in that district, Lashrecse Aird.  Her victory was decisive.

After Primary Victory

In the 64th, with three Democratic candidates, Rebecca S. Colaw, won the Democratic nomination.  Here race in November will be against another woman, Republican Emily Brewer.

Congratulations and thank you to our poll workers

Many voters had questions, particularly in the race for Lieutenant Governor, because that race had not received the attention of the Governor’s primary.   Many voters wanted the opinions of those of us who are actively engaged in the political process and knowledgeable about the qualifications and positions of the candidates.  Poll workers, you made a difference.  Thank you!

Prince George Dems Meet June 1

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Last meeting before the June 13 primary

Thursday, June 1, at 6 pm, the Prince George Dems will meet in its last gathering before the Democratic Primary on June 13.  The meeting is at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, PG Government Complex in the 1st-floor meeting room.

On the agenda:

  • Hearing from any primary candidates present
    • John Wandling and Rebecca Colaw have indicated they are coming
  • Organizing volunteers for coverage at precincts
  • Selling our fundraising candles
    • Red, White & Blue                             Candles
    • Great for the 4th of July
    • $7 per candle
  • Remembering Democrat Bob Rose
  • Discussion of House of Delegates Candidates
    • 62nd – Sheila Bynum-Coleman
    • 63rd –  Lashrecse Aird & Gerry Rawlinson
    • 64th –  Jerry Cantrell, Rebecca Colaw, & John Wandling

Questions about the meeting.  Message Carol Dois Woodward

 

 

 

Prince George Democratic Caucus-April 29 to elect delegates to the 4th CD Convention

On Saturday, April 29, 2017,  from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m., the Prince George Democratic Committee will hold an unassembled caucus at the Prince George Human Services Building, 1st Floor Community Room, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex for the purpose of electing 7 delegates and 2 alternates to the 4th Congressional District Convention to be held on May 20, 2017.

Those wishing to be considered for election to be a delegate or alternate to the 4th CD Convention from Prince George County must pre-file a candidacy form and mail, email, or hand-deliver the pre-filing form to either Cynthia Mitchell or Carol Woodward by 5 pm on Thursday, April 27th.  Either Ms. Mitchell or Ms. Woodward may be contacted to make special arrangements for delivering the pre-filing form by hand.

Cynthia Mitchell, cmit3@msn.com

Carol Woodward, woodwardcd@aol.com

Mailing Address:  Prince George Dems, PO BOX 2048, Prince George VA 23875.  The pre-filing forms must be in the mailbox by 5 pm on the 27th.  Postmark will not suffice.

If fewer than 9 people pre-file to be a delegate or an alternate, the caucus will be canceled and notice will be posted on the Committee’s website http://www.princegeorgevadems.com and on its facebook page facebook.com/princegeorgedems/.

Voting will be held beginning at 11:30 am and will end at 1 pm.  Anyone wishing to vote must sign a voter participation form and be a qualified voter in Prince George County.

Prince George DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CAUCUS the 4th CD Caucus

PG Caucus Prefiling Form REV

62nd Virginia House District Caucus

CALL TO CAUCUS

TO NOMINATE A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR VIRGINIA 62nd HOUSE DISTRICT

The Virginia 62nd House District Nominating Committee (Nominating Committee) will hold an unassembled caucus on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  To learn more read the following documents regarding where and when the voting will be held in this unassembled caucus, the rules governing the caucus, and the candidates’  declaration forms. Continue reading

Three Candidates for Prince George BOS

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What happens at Rotary gets spread far and wide, it doesn’t stay at Rotary …

Both Bill Gandel and Floyd M. Brown, Jr., announced at the Prince George Rotary today that they intend to run for the Board of Supervisors (BOS).

You may remember that due to the adoption of staggered terms by the Board of Supervisors, this will be the first year that there will be only one BOS seat open in each of the two election districts in the county.

William F. “Bill” Gandel, has experience as a BOS member having served from 2011 through 2015. He is running for election from District 2.  His opponent is incumbent, William “Bill” Robertson, who is currently the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

 

FJ in Rotary Shirt

Floyd M. Brown, Jr.,

Running from District 1 is our Committee’s own Floyd M. Brown, Jr. or “FJ” as we affectionately refer to him.  FJ plans to run as a Democrat! At this time it is not known if Jerry Skalsky is going to run again or whether there will be other contenders.

 

We have also had at our Committee, Leila Holmes, who is running for School Board from District 2 with no incumbent.  The current school board member, Reeve Ashcraft, will finish college, so has announced that he will not run again.  We think the county will see him in office again one day. Leila has applied for membership in the Prince George Dems, but due to election laws may not run as a Democrat for a school board seat.

We will keep you posted on the candidates as the field emerges. Oh, it’s politics season.

Prince George BOS April 11 Meeting

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6 pm Work Session

No action is taken during the Work Session.  The agenda of the tonight’s Work Session includes discussions of:

the Open Burning Ordinance,

the New Voting Precinct for Jefferson Park and New Voting Machines, and

Construction of Vehicle Storage Area Behind the Carson Fire Station

7:30 pm Public Hearings

  • VDOT Secondary Six-Year Plan
  • Conveyance of Easements to Dominion Power at Scott Park
  • Resolution; Establishment of 2017 Tax Levies for Real Property, Tangible Personal Property, Mobile Homes, and Machinery and Tools
  • Resolution; Utility Rates

Prince George County Virginia SealFull Agenda for the BOS Work Session, Business Meeting, and Public Hearings.

Click on the link above to find the Agendas section on the county website.  Board documents are often also available.  The Open Burn Ordinance is one of the board documents available for review for tonight’s meeting.