*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.


Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Reorganization, January 13, 2024. A Call to Caucus.

2024 is going to be an election year for the record books—and we need all Dems on deck! It’s time to re-commit to the Democratic Party and the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee!

We welcome all Democrats who are registered to vote in Rappahannock County to attend our reorganization meeting at the Little Washington Winery, 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington VA, on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 1 pm.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for member registration, coffee, sandwiches, and conversation. Click the link for the official Call to Caucus.  We invite you to renew your RCDC membership — or join for the first time! Please download the RCDC Membership Form and email it, mail it, or bring it in person along with the suggested annual dues payment of $25. 

Our reorganization meeting will include the election of new officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) for the 2024-2025 period. Our current Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer will not be seeking another term. If you are interested in running for an office, please complete the Officer Filing Form and submit it no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2024. If you have questions, please email Chair@RappDems.org. A short business meeting will follow after the elections.

Any further questions, contact Chair@RappDems.org or call 540/987-8912


Caucus Cancelled


**PRESS RELEASE****BY THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE****CONTACT: MARY-SHERMAN WILLIS, 540/987-8912****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**CANCELATION OF CAUCUS TO NOMINATE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 28The RAPPAHANNOCK County Democratic Committee announces the cancelation of the Caucus to select a Democratic Senator candidate for the Virginia General Assembly 28th Senate District.The Caucus was scheduled for June 3, 2023, but now will not be held, as only one candidate has applied.The Democratic Committee regrets any inconvenience to any voters.


Call To Caucus



Virginia State Senate District 28

State Senator

June 3, 2023

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee announces the Call to Caucus to select a Democratic Senator Candidate for the Virginia General Assembly’s 28th Senate District, for the General Election on November 7, 2023.

All Democrats who are registered to vote in the 28th Senate District may vote in the caucus.

The 28th Senate District includes all of Rappahannock County. It also includes all of Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Orange, and western Spotsylvania counties.

To find out if you vote in the 28th Senate District, you may look up your registration at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/status (once you have entered your information, scroll down to the section labeled “Districts” and see what your “State Senate District” is).


Location: Culpeper County Democratic Committee Office 205 S. East St., Suite A Culpeper, Virginia 22701

Date: The Caucus will be held on Saturday, June 3

Hours: The Caucus will take place between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is an unassembled caucus. That is, you may come and cast your vote any time during the caucus hours, and you do not have to be present for the entire caucus. You may come, cast your vote, and leave as you wish.


If you wish to present yourself as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for State Senator for the 28th Senate District, send a request for information to form_request@dwiedenfeld.org.




RCDC Virtual Caucus 1-8-2022

According to Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan, city and county Democratic committees are required to renew their membership and elect officers and at-large Executive Committee members at a biennial reorganization. 

The RCDC Reorganization is scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10 A.M. We’ll meet via Zoom.  

Candidates for the 2022-2024 RCDC Board are:

Chair: Mary-Sherman Willis

Co-Chair: Ross O’Donoghue

Secretary: Ken Edwards

Treasurer: Bruce Sloane

At-Large Executive Committee members: Ron Goodman, Casey Eitner

You must be a member of the committee to vote for the RCDC Executive Board. Please take a minute to renew your membership using one of our TWO convenient methods: 

1) online in the membership Google form, or 

2) by printing out the membership form PDF and mailing it to Ken Edwards, PO Box 718 / Flint Hill, VA 22627. 

We must receive your application by noon on Friday, January 7, 2022, so that we may send you instructions for joining the meeting.

NOTE: If you would like to join the At-Large Executive Committee, please contact Chair Mary-Sherman Willis.

Don’t miss out! Submit your application and JOIN US!

Contact us for the ZOOM link.


Delegate Selection in the time of Covid-19

In the altered reality of COVID-19, the Democratic election picture is coming into focus! To get either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders to the White House, Democrats have to nominate one or the other. Here are the steps ahead for us in Virginia:

First, we Rapp Dems have to our select delegates to represent either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden to ultimately go to the National Democratic Convention. Rapp has been allocated one Biden delegate and one Biden alternate delegate (to fill in if needed), and one Bernie delegate. Now we have to pick those delegates.

In normal times, Rapp Dems step up to become delegates and we’d hold a caucus at the Library to elect them them. Because of restrictions brought on by COVID-19, this year we’ll hold a virtual caucus.

Here’s what you need to do:

If you want to be a delegate or alternate for Bernie or Biden, submit this pre-filing form to the Democratic Committee of Virginia by April 9. You’ll need to pledge to one candidate.

To participate in picking the delegates (and we hope EVERYONE will!), submit this form to the Democratic Committee by April 9.

After April 9, the DPVA will let us know who has applied to be a delegate and who wants to participate in selecting delegates.

Then on April 20 we will hold our virtual caucus. All registered participants will receive an emailed ballot, which they will email back to us. We then notify the winners and send our results back to the DPVA.

On May 9 is the 5th Congressional District Convention to whittle down the local delegates to those who will go to the State Convention. This will also be held virtually. (Details to come.)

June 9 is the State Convention, where delegates will be picked to go to the National Convention. Chances are good that we’ll have to find a way to hold a virtual convention.

July 13-16 is the National Convention.

The DPVA and DNC are working hard to make the nominating process safe, inclusive, and transparent. The situation is still fluid, but now is the time to get involved! 

It’s never been easier!

Questions? Email chair@RappDems.org or call 540/987-8912