Last Regular Meeting Before Election
We’ll have a super paced agenda on Thursday night, October 3rd, at 6 pm at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive in the government comples. Look for Building 12, next to School Board Meeting if your GPS isn’t helpful.
We will be plannig for:
- Our Dems booth at the Richard Bland Pecan Festival which is on October 12th from 11am until 5 pm, but we will also need to set up and take down. We will need our fantastic Demcratic volunteers to make this successful
- The staffing at the polls on Election Day. Precinct Captains will be reporting on their volunteers and schedules
- The Biannual Committee Reorganization Caucus on December 5th per the rules of the Democratic Party of Virginia
- Key Subcommittee updates and requests
Put Local Candidates Forum in your Calendar
The Woman’s Club of Prince George County is hosting a Local Candidates Forum on Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm at the Disputanta Community Center on 460 (10010 B County Drive). There are staggered elections for members of the Board of Supervisors and for the School Board as well as for the Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Absentee Voting Has Begun
You may vote in person or request a mail in absentee ballot. Learn more at vote.virginia.gov.
Important Voting Dates
- October 15 – last day to register to vote or update address for this election
- October 29 by 5pm – Request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you
- November 2 – Vote an absentee ballot in person at the registrar’s office, 2nd Floor, South Wing of the County Administration Building
- November 5th – Election Day. Polls are open from 6am til 7pm
Get in the know. There are three candidate town halls or candidate forums coming up soon. There are more details on the Upcoming Events page, but here is the lineup:
September 22- The James River Junior Woman’s Club will host a Forum for Candidates for Local Office at the Prince George Heritage Center & Museum in the Prince George Government Comples from 2 to 5 pm.
September 28 – The Prince George Dems will sponsor a Postcard Party for Michele Joyce at the Prince George County Library, 6605 Courts Drive, Prince George VA 23875 from 12:00 -2:00 pm. Join in the fun. Light refreshments provided.
October 13- Meet the Candidates Forum at the Disputant Community Center 10010 County Drive (Rt. 10) from 3:00 to 6:00 pm sponsored by the Prince George Woman’s Club.
Michele Joyce Townhall September 17:
Please stop by the Burrowsville Community Center on September 17, 2019, anytime between 7 and 8:30 pm.
Michelle Joyce, who is a candidate for Virginia House of Delegates in the Burrowsville area, House District 64, will be holding a Town Hall style event.
Michelle wants to hear YOUR concerns, questions, problems, and priorities for issues such as Health Care, Rural Issues, Food and Internet deserts or anything you want to tell her. She is coming to Burrowsville as part of her 64th House District “Listening Tour”.
Michelle wants to be our voice in the Richmond Legislature going forward.
Noting passing of Ruby Evans tonight at Dems Meeting
It will be a poignant meeting tonight of the Prince George Democratic Committee as we note the passing of Ruby Evans, Past Chair of the Dinwiddie Democratic Committee and amazing community volunteer.
Wishing Chris Jennings a healthy recovery
Keep Tammie & Chris Jennings in your thoughts as he recovers from a recent health event. Tammie is the Committee Secretary and well known author and political activist. Chris is her husband, collaborator, and supporter in all things.
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Have your calendar handy?
A few dates for you to include in your calendar now, while it is so darn hot outside. These are important dates having to do with voting and we know that voting is fundamental to citizenship.
October 15th: Last date to register to vote or update your address for this election.
October 29th by 5 pm: Request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you if you must vote absentee.
November 2nd: Last date to vote an absentee ballot, in person, at your local voter registration office.
November 5th: Election Day — Polls open 6am to 7pm.
You can learn more at www.vote.virginia.gov
Democratic Challengers in 2019
Three of the five Democrats who will be running for elective office in Prince George districts on November 5 attended the June 6th meeting of the Prince George Dems. Lindsey Dougherty, Virginia Smith, and Stacey Everett presented the case for their candidacies and plans for winning their elections.
Lindsey Dougherty – 62nd HOD:
Lindsey Dougherty won the Democratic nomination in the June 11 Primary to run in the 62nd Virginia House of Delegates race. This seat has been held by Riley Ingram for decades. Riley is retiring so there is no incumbent. The 62nd has only a small footprint in Prince George. If you vote in the Jefferson Park Precinct (Faith Baptist Church, you will have the opportunity to vote for her. At the meeting Lindsey described her background and interest in serving in the House of Delegates. This government budget analyst is eager to bring her skills to the Virginia House of Delegates.
She is on FaceBook and has a website where you may volunteer and donate.
Virginia Smith – 15th VASEN:
Virginia Smith is a long term Prince George resident and is challenging Frank Ruff for the 15th Virginia Senate seat. Virginia is an educator, author, and entrepreneur. The 15th Virginia Senate district is the largest voting district in the state and Ruff resides in Clarksville. Visit her campaign on FaceBook and her website for more information and opportunities to volunteer and donate.
Stacey Everett – Prince George BOS District 1:
Stacey Everett is challenging Alan Carmichael for the District 1 Board of Supervisors seat which is up for election this fall. A message has been left with Ms. Everett to determine if she has a campaign Facebook page or webssite.
Michele Joyce- 64th HOD:
Though not at the meeting, Michele has communicated with the our Chair, Carroll Briggs. She is the Democratic nominee in the 64th House of Delegates District. She is challenging the incumbent, Emily Brewer, at this point the two term delegate in that district. Michele is also on Facebook and has a website where you may volunteer and donate.
Joe Morrissey -16th VASEN
Joe Morrissey is the Democratic nominee for the 16th Virginia Senate District having defeated Senator Rosalyn R. Dance in the June 11 Primary. There is no Republican candidate for the district, though there is an independent candidate. Joe is on FaceBook. You may visit his website to learn more.
Morrissey Win Decisive:
Joe Morrissey won the Democratic nomination for the 16th Virginia Senate District race in November. At this point there is no Republican opponent. The votes have not been certified, of course, but various outlets describe his win was by 12 to 14 points. A two digit win is rather indisputable.
Dougherty Win Very Close:
The apparent Democratic nomine for the 62nd Virginia House District is Lindsey Doughterty over Tavorise Marks. The race was close with reportedly only about a 3.5 % difference between the two. If Dougherty is confirmed as the winner then she will face Republican Carrie E. Coyner in November.
Ruff Wins Republican Primary for the 15th VASEN:
With little surprise, Frank Ruff took about 80% of the vote in the only Republican Primary in Prince George County. He will face Democrat Virginia Smith of Prince George in the November election.