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2019 BLUE STATE BLUE GRASS BRUNCH

4th of July parade 2019

The Next Rapp Dems Meeting

The RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE will meet on July 13, 2019 at the Washington Town Hall (485 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747)! Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation. Meeting starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome!

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A letter from Tristan Shields

Tristan Shields

I want to congratulate Laura Galante for Delegate on her victory today in the 18th District Democratic primary. The road moving forward will be tough, but she will have the support of the Democrats in Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren counties, including mine. We are at a time where the stakes are high for democracy in Virginia. The Virginia legislature will be playing a crucial role both for our state and the nation. I truly hope she can flip the District blue in November.

On the campaign trail, candidates are asked many questions about many problems. To me, there is only one problem at the core that we can’t ignore. Our political system is badly broken. We can fix our environment, we can fix income inequality, we can fix education. But we have to demand real solutions from our leaders. We also have to put our time, effort and creativity on the line. To quote Dr. King, “There is no deficit in human resources, the deficit is in human will.” Democrats need to have a candidate for every public office in every deep red area in Virginia for every election. We cannot have Democratic deserts in Virginia and expect any substantive change. I encourage anyone and everyone who cares about their community to run for office. It’s tough, you’ll probably lose, but losing is what teaches us to be winners.

Thank you to everyone who donated their time and money to my campaign and everyone who voted for me. Please keep following me because I will remain active in the civic and political space. However, I will be bi-coastal for a while, splitting my time between Rixeyville and Silicon Valley where Stephanie is now working for Facebook. Again, thank you for everything and see you soon.

-Tristan

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Laura Galante wins House of Delegates Democrat primary

The following article is courtesy of the Rappahannock News. Read full article on Rappnews.com.

Laura Galante

We have final results in the race for Rappahannock County’s seat in the Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Party primary. Laura L. Galante has won by a wide margin.

The voting breakdown in Rappahannock:

Tristan D. Shields
Democratic
10023.64%
Laura L. Galante
Democratic
32376.36%

Rappahannock News contributor Patty Hardee reports the district breakdown:

Jackson: Shields 24. Galante 35 Chester Gap: Shields 9. Galante 4 Flint Hill: Shields 7. Galante 45 Stonewall-Hawthorne: Shields 15. Galante 54 Hampton: Shields 21. Galante 84 Piedmont: Shields 23. Galante 74
Absentee: Shields 1. Galante 27

And the district-wide vote:

Tristan D. Shields
Democratic
72829.91%
Laura L. Galante
Democratic
1,70670.09%

She will challenge incumbent Republican Michael Webert in this general election this fall. And the results of all of Northern Virginia’s primary’s are also in. Details from our colleagues at InsideNoVa here.

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