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.

 

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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.

Northam & Perriello Debates

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The Northam & Perriello announced a series of debates and three joint appearances

The only debate in the Richmond area is highlighted below and is on May 9 in Richmond. More information will be published when available.

“Northam, Perriello Campaigns Announce Joint Appearance and Debate Schedule

Candidates Will Participate in Five Primary Debates, Three Joint Appearances Across Virginia

Today, April 7, the gubernatorial campaigns of Lt. Governor Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello are announcing a schedule of five debates and three joint appearances during the Democratic primary. The candidates will kick off their schedule of joint appearances at a forum in Southwest Virginia on April 22, followed by debates in Fairfax, Roanoke, Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Loudoun County, as well as additional forums in Arlington and Charlottesville.

The full schedule of debates and joint appearances is below. Additional information on each will be available soon.

The Democratic primary is June 13.

Debates

April 29: Fairfax Democrats and Emerge USA Debate in Fairfax

May 4: Roanoke Valley Democratic Women Debate in Roanoke

May 9: “The People’s Debate” (Sponsored by ProgressVA, VA AFL-CIO, SEIU Virginia 512 and New Virginia Majority) in Richmond

May 16: WHRO, Democratic Business Alliance of Hampton Roads, and Greater Hampton Roads Black DEMOCRATS Debate in Hampton Roads

May 22: TBA Debate in Loudoun County

Joint Appearances

April 22: Democratic Party of Virginia Rural Caucus Forum in Bristol

May 2: Our Revolution Forum in Arlington

May 13: UVA College Democrats Forum in Charlottesville

If you have questions or wish to cover these events, please contact David Turner from Ralph Northam’s campaign at turner@ralphnortham.com or Ian Sams from Tom Perriello’s campaign at isams@tomforvirginia.com.”

Taking to the hustings …

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Prince George Dems welcome candidates

If you haven’t heard the word “hustings” it has usually meant, in America, any event where candidates make campaign speeches.  It has older meanings in German and in English having to do with a hustings being a deliberative assembly or a special court, but here in the ole USA it means when politicians put it all out there, in front of each other, as they make their pitches to the voters.

The Prince George Dems meeting on April 5th, had very much that feeling.  Among the guests were Leila Holmes, running for the School Board from District 2 and  Evelina Davis, who is considering a run for the School Board from District 1.

 

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from left Sheila Bynum-Coleman, PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell, and Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell, one of three Democratic candidates for nomination to run for the 64th Virginia House of Delegates district presented at the meeting though his Democratic opponents were not present.  Both John Wandling and Rebecca S. Colaw have visited the committee before though not on the same occasion.

 

Tavorise Marks with Cynthia 2Both Democratic candidates for the 62nd Virginia House of Delegates district spoke. Sheila Bynum-Coleman and Tavorise Marks are the two contenders.  Bynum-Coleman was the Democratic candidate in the last election and took 40 something percent of the vote.  Marks has run before in 62nd primaries and brings military experience to his desire to serve.

Matt Handsfield, Regional Field Organizer for the Ralph Northam campaign for Governor, spoke on behalf of his campaign.  Northam is the current Lieutenant Governor.  His Primary challenger is Tom Perriello, a former U.S. Congressman.

The candidates had only two to three minutes to introduce themselves, so didn’t have much time to explain their platforms.  They were all able to stay after the meeting and connect with the members and guests present.  A local committee must remain neutral through a Primary, but individual committee members may support and endorse any candidates of their choice.

All of these candidates have facebook pages and websites so look them up and learn more about what they propose and how you can donate and volunteer.

More will follow shortly about upcoming important deadlines, caucuses, and conventions.  Ah, it is political season again …

 

 

Regular monthly PG Dems meeting

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Dems meeting Thursday, April 6 at 6 pm

Join in the updates and lively discussions at our monthly meeting.  Invite others to come and participate.  In the current landscape, there are so many things to talk about … but business first.

We have a 4th Congressional District Convention on May 20 and prior to the Convention, we will have a Committee Caucus to elect our 7 delegates to that convention.  Carol Woodward plans to run for reelection to the 4th CD Committee.

There is the Democratic Primary on June 13 for the Virginia House of Delegate Seats, for the Governor’s race and for the Lieutenant Governor’s Race.

In Prince George,  we will also have elections for two Board of Supervisor and two School Board Seats.

In addition to elections, there are also a number of Resist groups and other grassroots opportunities to join in with others to take an active role in combating the craziness coming out of Washington.

So turn out on Thursday evening at 6 pm at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive in the 1st Floor Community Meeting Room for the meeting. The Building is building #12 in the Prince George Government Complex.