Things looking good for #VA DEMS


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8th VA House District to have a special election:

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Saturday, July 28th, “Republican Habeeb to leave Va. House” (A2),  on August 31st.  This will necessitate a special election. The 62nd Virginia House District is a hugely red district which includes Salem, Craig County, and parts of Roanoke and Montgomery counties. Yes, it would be a tough haul for a Democratic candidate, but we all know that thanks to the current resident of the White House, there are cracks opening up in many solid red districts.

Riley Ingram to not run for re-election?

The last paragraph of the same article noted that Riley Ingram had indicated to the RTD


Sheila Bynum-Coleman

that he will not run for re-election in 2019. Sheila Bynum-Coleman took well over 40% of the vote in her last run against Riley. Has anyone talked with her? Is she planning on running a third time?  The third time is a charm and it is time for the 62nd Virginia House District to vote blue!

The link for the article referred may not work for you depending on whether you subscribe to the RTD or where you are in relation to its paywall. Go buy a copy, better yet subscribe to either physical delivery of the RTD or to its digital access.

Prince George Dems meet next on Thursday, August 2.

Looks like we’ll have lots to talk about. We meet at the Prince George Human Service Building, 6450 Administration Drive, 1st Floor meeting room, Prince George Government Complex at 6 p.m.

Prince George Dems meet on July 12


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Meeting Thursday night, July 12!

Remember that we changed our usual meeting night this month from July 5th to July 12th at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive in the Prince George Government Complex.

We expect to update the Committee on our new and exciting shirt design. We will have a visit from Rhett Deitz, the Coordinated Campaign Field Organizer, and information on upcoming events.

Share the word so we have a super turnout.

Changes of schedule due to July 4th!


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Rescheduled Meetings:

July 4th is on the Wednesday before our usual Thursday regular meeting. With the likely absence of many members due to the midweek holiday, the Executive Committee Meeting has been rescheduled.

Executive Committee Meeting:

The Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 pm in thePrince George County Library Prince George Library Small Conference Room.  The Library is next to the Prince George County Courthouse.  The Library has a Courthouse Road address, but it is within the government complex.  The entrance is on the side facing the Courthouse and the County Administration building, but parking can be had either on the Scott Park side or on the government complex side.

The Executive Committee normally meets the Thursday, one week in advance of the regular meeting.

Regular Committee Meeting:

Provided that our regular meeting place is available, it is likely that the regular meeting of the Prince George Democratic Committee will be rescheduled to Thursday, July 12th, rather than on July 5th.  Arrangements regarding this meeting will be announced as soon as the details have been confirmed.

Prince George Dems meet on June 7th


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Celebrating Medicaid Expansion:

It required tireless work of a bipartisan nature, but Medicaid was expanded in Virginia as a result of the last special session of the General Assembly.

This is a victory for all who labored for it, especially for Democrats, who for years and years, have kept the idea front and center.

We’ll discuss Medicaid Expansion, the upcoming primaries in Virginia, our outreach to young democrats, the upcoming Blue Commonwealth Gala,  and other matters at our meeting on June 7th.

Please come and bring a friend or neighbor.  Light refreshments will be available.

We meet the first Thursday of each month at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex in the first floor meeting room.


Blue Commonwealth Gala – June 16


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Blue Commonwealth Gala 2018

Here are the particulars:

Chairwoman Susan Swecker and the Democratic Party of Virginia cordially invite you to join us for our signature Blue Commonwealth Gala!

We are incredibly excited to host special guest and keynote speaker, United States Senator Cory Booker. Senator Booker will be joined by our fabulous slate of current and former statewide elected officials including Ralph Northam, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Terry McAuliffe, Justin Fairfax, Mark Herring, and many other Democratic elected officials and party leaders from across the Commonwealth.

Blue Commonwealth Gala
Saturday, June 16th
Historic Main St. Station — 1500 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

You can RSVP here:

For questions regarding table sponsorships and VIP opportunities, please contact DPVA Finance Director Danny Carrroll at 804-895-7576. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a contribution to support our event’s goal and help continue our momentum into this year’s November elections.

Thanks for all you do and I look forward to seeing you in Richmond!

Prince George Dems to Meet May 3


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Come connect with fellow Democrats:

The PG Dems will hold their monthly business meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at the Prince George Human Services Building, 1st Floor, at 6450 Administration Drive at 6 pm. This is building #12 in the Prince George Government Complex.

We will be following up on our strategies to increase our social media profile and upcharge our outreach.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion of upcoming events, including the PG Dems Booth and Spring Fling Sale at the May 5th Community Day at Scott Park.


We are looking for new members and new ideas.

Would you like more information? Email Carol Woodward at


Authorized by the Prince George Democratic Committee


Voting Security topic of PG Dems


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Protect the Vote presentation:

Lillian Boyd and Denya Hankerson, our representatives on the Prince George Electoral Board, spoke efficiently and accurately last night at the PG Dems meeting about the security measures in place to protect the vote in Prince George County, really across the Commonwealth.

Lillian Boyd & Denya Hankerson

Their presentation covered the entire gamut, from the training of election officials, certification of the machines, the absentee, and in-person voting process,  the Canvass of the vote the day following the election, and the actual certification of the vote.

Both parties work so hard to get voters to turn out and actually vote.  When those voters do vote, their votes must be protected and must count.

Lillian Boyd has been the Committee’s representative on the Prince George Electoral Board for a number of years and Denya Hankerson was appointed.  to represent our Committee this year, replacing our prior representative, Sharon Goertz.

The representation on the Electoral Board is determined by the party of the Governor.  The party of the Governor is allowed two representatives on the Electoral Board of each locality.  The third seat is held by the other major party.  Each committee presents its nominees to the Circuit Court Chief Judge by letter and if satisfactory to the Judge the representative is then sworn-in to serve a four-year term.

We have been fortunate to have such competent and committed representatives to our Electoral Board.

PG Dems Meeting April 5th


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Come to the meeting with a friend:

Or with a family member, neighbor, anyone interested in saving our country,

We will get updated on

  • the status of the Committee (financial, correspondence, etc.)
  • the activities of the 4th Congressional District Committee
  • an update from the coordinated campaign
  • plans for our booth at Community Day on May 5th
  • activities of our subcommittees
  • updates on the Prince George Board of Supervisors
  • retirement on July 1 of Katherine Tyler- General Registrar
  • voting security update by our Electoral Board representatives
  • hear about our leaders’ lunch with Senator Tim Kaine
  • oh, yes there are snacks and door prizes

Here is a chance to get informed and have some fun — 6 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the County Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive in the government complex.  The meeting room is on the first floor.  It is ADA accessible and non-smoking.

Carroll, FJ, and Carol met with Senator Tim Kaine:

Senator Kaine had a listening lunch with area Democratic leaders and elected officials on Saturday, March 31st at Croaker’s Spot in Petersburg.  The Senator gave some insight into his campaign strategy and legislative concerns, but his main focus was to hear from us in the Tri-Cities area as to the needs of our communities and the activities of our Committees and offices.

Many thanks to Delegate Lashrecse Aird who organized this event.  Lashrecse was on spring break vacation with her family and couldn’t be there, but she had put together a meaningful event.

BOS info from FJ Brown:

Supervisor Brown provided the following documents to alert the committee members as FJ in Rotary Shirtto upcoming County dates of significance and activities of the Board of supervisors.  Don’t hesitate to contact him with any concerns or questions, even if you are not a resident of District 1 at

March & April 2018 Events