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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June 8 Meeting Venue Change

We meet Saturday June 8, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Rd, Washington VA.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for our always delicious coffee, snacks, and conversation. Business starts at 10:00 a.m. and lasts about an hour.

 

 

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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

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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.

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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

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