Many candidate activites coming up!



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 Town Hall



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.

Photograph of Michele Joyce, Democtratic Candidate for the 64th Virginia House District.
Michele Joyce

Saying Goodbye to Ruby

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.

Authorized for publication by the Prince George Democratic Committee

Rivah time in Virginia


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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

Dems in Prince George Races


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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 wins 16th VASEN, Dougherty wins 62nd HOD!


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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.

Prince George Dem Primaries … Confused?


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Only 2 Dem Primaries in Prince George:

There are two Democratic Primaries in Prince George. Senator Rosalyn R. Dance is being challenged by Joe Morrissey in the 16th Virginia Senate District (16th VASEN.) In the 62nd Virginia House District (62nd HOD) in which there is no incumbent (Riley Ingram is retiring), Tavorise Marks and Lindsey Dougherty are vying for the Democratic nomination.

Not sure if you are covered by these districts? If your normal voting precinct is one of the following you are in one or both of the Democratic Primaries:

Union Branch Precinct (Union Branch Baptist Church) 3356 Union Branch Road, 16th VASEN

Rives Precinct (Walton School) 4101 Courthouse Road 16th VASEN

Courts Precinct (Courthouse) 6601 Courts Drive 16th VASEN

Jefferson Park Precinct (Faith Baptist Church) 5501 Middle Road 16h VASEN (partial) , 62nd HOD

You vote in your normal voting place if in one of these precincts. You may vote in-person absentee through June 8th (Saturday) at the General Registrar’s office, 2nd Floor South Wing of the County Administration Building or on Primary Day (June 11) from 6 am until 7pm at your regular voting place.

Need more help?

The Prince George Democrats are meeting Thursday night at 6 pm at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex. You can get all of your questions answered there.

Entrance to 6450 Administration Dr., Prince George VA … Human Services Building

We understand that Lindsey Dougherty (62nd HOD candidate for nomination) and Michele Joyce (Democratic nominee for the 64th HOD) have asked to speak as has Virginia Smith, Democratic nominee for the 15th VASEN.

Just so you know.

In Democratic primaries the Prince George Democratic Committee must remain neutral, however any member of the Committee may support and advocate (politely, please) for the candidate of his or her choice. All candidates will be asking supporters for their votes, their time, and their donations. Question is … are you an investor or a window shopper.

Authorized and paid for by the Prince George Democratic Committee

Virginia Smith for the 15th VASEN


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June 8th Democratic Caucus Canceled for the 15th Senate District.

Virginia Smith, Prince George resident, educator, writer, and entrepreneur was the only person to prefile for nomination as the Democratic Nominee for the 15th Virginia Senate District. Over 80% of Prince George is in the 15th. She is the nominee so you do not need to vote anywhere in Prince George if you are in support of her candidacy as a Democrat.

There is a Republican Primary for the 15th which pits Dale L. Sturdifen against the incumbent Frank M. Ruff, Jr. But that does not involve Virginia Smith.

16th Virginia Senate Democratic Primary:

If you vote in the Union Branch, Rives, Courts, or Jefferson Park precinct you will want to vote in the Democratic Primary. Joe Morressey is challenging Senator Rosalyn R. Dance of Petersburg to be the democratic nominee for that seat. You vote in your regular polling place for that primary.

62nd House of Delegates Democratic Primary:

Part of Jefferson Park precinct is in the 62nd House of Delegates District. Riley Ingram is retiring so there is no incumbent. Tarorise K. Marks and Lindsey M. Dougherty are viying for the Democratic nomination to that seat.

Important Dates for the Primaries:

May 20 – Last day to register to vote if not already registered or to update an existing registration

June 4 -Deadline is 5pm to request an absentee ballot by mail

June 8- Last day for in person absentee voting. Registrar’s office open 9 am – 5 pm

June 11 – Primary Election Day. All county precincets open from 6 am til 7pm

Reminder of Collectibles Sale & other matters

PG Dems Booth – May 4

The PG Dems are seeking donations of small items, new or gently used for our Community Day Booth at Scott Park from 8 til 2. Items may be brought to the Committee’s meeting on May 2, dropped off at our Booth after 7 on Saturday, or contact Carol Woodward at to make arragnements.


PG Dems Meeting – May 2

Join us at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, PG Government Complex at 6 pm. ADA accessible, wifi, light refreshments, information on campaigns, etc.

Virginia Smith’s Campaign for the 15th Virginia Senate District

You are invited again t0 visit her website. She needs your volunteerism, your donations to her campaign, your issues, your ideas. Virginia was at our last meeting, but tomorrow night she will be at the Nottoway County Dems. She is planning on joining us at our May 4 Community Day Booth.

Virginia Smith
Retired Educator
Adjunct Professor
Author of Children’s Books

Local Election Updates as of April 30, 2019

Qualified Candidates:

Darlene Rowsey – Commissioner of Revenue, Sharon Jadrnak – School Board District 1, Cecil Smith – School Board District 1, Donald Bagshaw – Soil & Water, Susan Fierro – Commonwealth’s Attorney, T.J. Webb – Board of Supervisors, District II, Susan Vargo – Treasurer.

In Process Candidates:

Donald Hunter – Board of Supervisors District II, William F. “Bill” Gandel, Board of Supervisors District II.