Rappahannock County Democratic Committee

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The Rapp Dems welcome you! Democrats believe we can and should make life better for families across our nation, through fairness, justice, and equality for all. From workers’ rights to protecting the environment, from equal pay to fighting the special interests, and defending a person’s right to choose what happens to her or his body—we stand up for all Americans and those struggling to get there.

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Upcoming CD-10 Candidate Events

Michelle Maldonado and Jennifer Boysko, candidates for the VA-10 Congressional District, will both host local meet and greet events prior to the June 18 primary. You can sign-up for the Jennifer Boysko event here. Please find more details about each event below.



RCDC General Meeting Combined With The 2024 CD10 Primary Candidates Forum

Meet with the Rapp Dems, then learn about the CD10 Candidates

When: Saturday May 11 at 10am (meeting) and 11 am (candidates forum)
Where: the RAAC Theatre, 291 Gay Street in Little Washington

We will hold an abbreviated 30-minute May General Meeting at 10 am in the Theatre, then adjourn to set up. Come meet the amazing Democrats running to fill Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s big shoes in Congress in the June 18 Primary.

Reminder– early in-person voting in Virginia is happening now. Don’t miss your chance! Go visit Kim at the Registrar’s office and cast your ballot–262A Gay Street, Washington, VA and VOTE! Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.


Meet the 10th District Candidates on May 11!

Boysko, Jennifer (D) Jennifer Boysko for Congress

Elected Office: Elected to State Senate in 2019; House of Delegates 2015-2019 

Profession/ Background: Began a career on Capitol Hill working for Senator Richard Shelby; served as VA state director for Howard Dean 2003; seasoned political organizer; a strong fundraiser for Democrats in the House of Delegates

Residence: Herndon  

Age:  57  

Key Issues: Reproductive rights, Gun control, Economic policies that promote equality, Gun safety, Environment 


Devoe, Marion Sr (D) Marion Devoe for U.S. Congress District 10 (mariondevoeforcongress.org) 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/ Background: Former Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the White House Executive Office of the President under former President George W. Bush; over 30 years in the Federal Government service; Vietnam combat veteran; author of several books

Residence: Haymarket

Age:  75    

Key Issues: Affordable housing, Veterans care, Skills training, Immigration Reform  


Filler-Corn, Eileen (D) Eileen Filler-Corn (eileenforcongress.com)    

Elected Office: Speaker of House of Delegates 2020; House of Delegates March 2010 to 2023; Minority leader of the House of Delegates 2010 through 2023

Profession/ Background: Passed extensive legislation while in House, including reforming voting rights and access; passing major gun safety laws, reproductive health care reform; Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the administrations of Virginia Governor’s Tim Kaine and Mark Warner 

Residence: Springfield

Age:  59     

Key Issues: Abortion access, Gun Control, Voting Rights 

Helmer, Dan (D)  Dan Helmer for CongressElected Office: Elected to the House of Delegates in 2019  

Profession/ Background: Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; champion of gun violence prevention laws in Virginia legislature; 2023 Democraticaucus campaigns chair 

Residence: Clifton 

Age: 42 

Key Issues: Abortion access, Gun Control, Economic Policies that help the middle class, Environment, Affordable Health Care


Kaul, Krystle (D) Krystle Kaul 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/Background:  CEO, Krystle Klear Communications; defense tech small business owner; a teacher; former senior defense official, entrepreneur, defense contractor

Residence: Ashburn 

Age: 39   

Key Issues: Reproductive health, Tech, gun safety, Small business, Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy  


Leighton, Mark (D) Mark Leighton for Congress 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/Background: Librarian and administrative faculty at George Mason Law Library; volunteer for multiple Democratic campaigns

Residence: Manassas

Age: 51

Key Issues: Lower College Tuition, Lower Health Care Costs. Abortion Access, Environment, Affordable Health Care, Immigration


Maldonado, Michelle (D) Home | Michelle For US Congress (michelleforuscongress.com)  

Elected Office: Elected to House of Delegates in 2022

Profession/ Background: 2024 passed the highest number of bills in the House Democratic Caucus and the highest number of bills unanimously in the entire House of Delegates; former technology industry attorney in Northern Virginia and the founder of a leadership development firm that focuses on trauma recovery

Residence: Bristow 

Age: 54   

Key Issues: Economy for all, Education, IT/AI Reproductive rights, Environment, Affordable Housing; Health Care, Immigration


Nembhard, Travis (D) Home – Travis Nembhard for Congress – VA 10 (nembhardforvirginia.com) 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/ Background: Nearly flipped district in the 2023 House of Delegates election;  assistant attorney general at the Civil Rights Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General; legislative counsel on the Council for the District of Columbia’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment; administrative law judge for the D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) 

Residence: Nokesville

Age: 35

Key Issues: Reproductive rights, Affordable housing, Tech,  Infrastructure, Environment, Affordable Health Care


Pokharel, Adrian (D) “Adrian Pokharel for Virginia’s 10th District: Leadership, Unity, Prosperity” (adrian4congress.org) 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/ Experience: Veteran; former CIA and NSA officer; small business owner, advocate for disabled veterans; worked in law enforcement and airline industry 

Residence: Gainesville  

Age: 56 

Key Issues: Affordable housing, Immigration, Veterans Health (mental health care), Better Pay for Teachers, First Responders


Qarni, Atif (D) Atif Qarni for VA 10 (qarniforcongress.com) 

Elected Office:  None

Profession/ Experience:  Veteran (Marine); former Virginia Secretary of Education (Northam Administration) where they increased teacher pay, expanded preschool,financial aid, and community college, among other major public education expansions; middle school teacher

Residence: Manassas

Age: 45

Key Issues: Childcare; reproductive rights, gun safety, Education, Affordable housing, Immigration, Infrastructure


Reid, David (D) Reid for Congress (reidforvirginia.com)

Elected Office: Elected to the House Of Delegates in 2018

Profession/ Background: former Navy Intelligence Officer; founder & CEO Rockbridge Consulting, specialized in studies and analysis, worked for over 35 years in the NoVA business community

Residence: Ashburn

Age: 62 

Key Issues: Affordable housing, Immigration, Infrastructure, Education and Training, Cost of Education


Subramanyam, Suhas (D) Suhas for Virginia 

Elected Office:  Elected to Virginia Senate 2024; House of Delegates 2020-2023

Profession/ Background: Worked on key legislation related to drug cost, toll hikes and energy costs in VIrginia legislature; White House technology policy advisor to President Obama; Policy Aide on Capitol Hill; started his own small business; served as a volunteer medic, EMT, and firefighter

Residence: Ashburn

 Age: 37 

 Key Issues: Affordable health care, Reproductive Rights, Immigration, Infrastructure, Environment


LAST CALL: Sign up to be a Rapp Delegate

There remains one spot open to attend the CD-10 and State conventions on behalf of Rappahannock County. Fill out this form by 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, May 9, to be considered.

At the District Convention, Delegates will elect six people to represent VA-10 at the National Convention in Chicago and one Elector to cast our Electoral Vote when President Biden and Vice President Harris win in November, and vote on a Resolutions Package. In addition, some of the VA-10 candidates may speak at this event. At the State Convention in Richmond, Delegates will elect 20-30 additional people to represent Virginia at the National Convention, 2 more Electors, and 5 DNC Members, as well as possibly vote on a state-wide Resolutions Package.


The CD-10 Convention will be held on Saturday, May 11 (doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for credential verification, prior to the start of the convention at 12:00 p.m.) at the Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd, Marshall, VA 20115. The State Convention will be held Saturday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. in Richmond.

Meet and Greet with Senator Tim Kaine

SIGN UP HERE: Lunch Time Meet & Greet with Senator Tim Kaine · Tim Kaine for Virginia (mobilize.us)

Friday, May 10
2-4 p.m. EDT

Silver Branch Brewing, Warrenton Station
56 E Lee Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Grab some food and drinks and join Tim Kaine for a meet and greet in Warrenton. He’ll give the latest update about what’s happening in Washington DC along with a campaign update and what’s at stake this 2024 election year.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Primary Elections Calendar

First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s officeFriday, May 3, 2024.

Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registrationMay 28, 2024 (Voters may register after this date, through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot).

Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: June 7, 2024. Your request must be received by your local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.

Voter registration offices open for early voting: Saturday, June 8, 2024.

The last day of in-person early voting at your local voter registration office:  Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists.

Register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the Citizen Portal.

Source: Virginia Department of Elections. Graphics source: CNN


CD10 Candidates

Here is a list of Virginia’s 10th District Democratic Party Candidates for Congress


Hey, RCDC Highway Clean Up Crew (that’s you!)

On Saturday May 4 at 10 a.m., we meet in front of the Library (4 Library Road, Washington, VA)  to spend the morning beautifying and cleaning up our RCDC-sponsored section of Rt 211, from Massie’s Corner to Little Washington.

All you need to bring are some sturdy boots, a sun hat, and work gloves. We’ll supply trash bags, safety vests—and drinks and
sandwiches when we’re done!

Join us! It feels so good to take care of Mother Nature!

Questions? Contact us!


RCDC Meeting Saturday, April 13

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee will meet Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Little Washington Winery and Brewery, 65 Clark Lane, Washington, VA. .

Special guests include CD-10 candidates Michelle Maldanado, David Reid, and Suhas Subramanyam.

Coffee and conversation at 12:30 p.m. et. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. et.

For those that can’t join us in person, please visit this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86250144617.

Everyone is welcome!

Contact us via our contact form: www.rappdems.org/contact/


*CANCELED* Call to Caucus: April 22, 2024

UPDATE: This caucus has been canceled. Fewer than two people filed to be a delegate as of the deadline of Friday, April 12. Delegate announcement will be coming soon.

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold an unassembled caucus on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Public Library Meeting Room, 4 Library Rd, Washington, VA, for the purpose of electing delegates and alternates to the 10th Congressional District Convention (CD-10) and the Virginia Democratic State Convention.

Each person seeking to become a Delegate to the 10th Congressional District and State Conventions shall need to file an electronic Declaration of Candidacy form by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. This declaration form shall include the Presidential Candidate this delegate seeks to represent. There will be no paper declaration of candidacy. Click on this link to file.

In order to certify the eligibility of a candidate for election, the RCDC Chair shall ascertain that each prospective candidate:

  • Is a resident of and registered to vote in the County of Rappahannock, Virginia;
  • Is a Democrat;
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee or endorse in the November 2024 election;
  • Is not a member of any other political party;
  • And has not participated and will not participate in the nomination process of any other political party for the November 2024 election.

Only candidates committed to the nomination of the Democratic candidate for President of the United States may serve as Delegates or Alternates.

Rappahannock County has been designated two delegates and no alternates to the District and State Conventions. If two or less people file their Electronic Declaration of Candidacy by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, the Caucus will be canceled. The rules for the Virginia Democratic Party Selection of Delegates can be found here.

The CD-10 Convention will be held on Saturday, May 11 (doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for credential verification, prior to the start of the convention at 12:00 p.m.) at the Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd, Marshall, VA 20115. The State Convention will be held Saturday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. in Richmond.

NOTE: Delegates and Alternates must pay their own way to the conventions.

Questions? Email Sean Harrigan at chair@rappdems.org.