Politics is alive and well in Prince George County
Democratic candidates and candidates for nomination headlined the Agenda of the PG Dems on April 2nd in the 1st Floor Community Room of the Human Services Building.
Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for the 62nd Virginia House District, spoke about the precinct by precinct analysis her campaign and the Chesterfield Democratic Committee has done which indicates that the 62nd is definitely winnable. Riley Ingram, the Republican incumbent has held the seat for two decades and Democrats know it is time for a change. At this point Bynum-Coleman does not have a challenger in the Democratic Primary. Below Bynum-Coleman (r) speaks with Sharon Goertz, Prince George Dem and Electoral Board member.
Three of the contenders for the 63rd Virginia House District in the June 9 Democratic Primary also spoke. Gerry Rawlinson, Lashrecse Aird, and Atiba Muse briefly focused on their backgrounds and how their experience qualified them for this post. Rawlinson has a background in nursing and as a business owner, Aird has experience as a political committee leader, legislative aide to then Delegate Rosalyn Dance and her gubernatorial appointments to state commissions by Governor McAuliffe, and Muse cited his constituent and legislative assistant experience with Congressman Bobby Scott and his experience as an elected School Board member as unique qualifiers for the position as a state Delegate. The Democratic incumbent, Joe Preston, is a candidate for the Democratic Nomination for the 16th Virginia Senate District.
Renee Garnett, candidate for District 1 of the Prince George Board of Supervisors spoke briefly about her candidacy for the BOS. Also attending the meeting as a member of the Committee, but not speaking as a candidate for District 1 was Floyd Brown, Jr.
Melvin Jones spoke briefly to the Dems on his recent interim appointment to the Board
of Supervisors and thanked the Committee for their support. He also invited them to share opinions on any issues before the Board, especially on the budget which is currently under consideration.
The next regular meeting of the Prince George Dems will be on May 7, at 5:30 p.m.