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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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!
After Super Tuesday, there is still work to do to nominate a Democratic Presidential candidate to rid us of Donald Trump and his entire incompetent apparatus.
In spite of the chaos and upheavals of the past week, we are charting our course (with guidance from the Democratic Party of Virginia) to safely select delegates to send to the 5th District Nominating Convention on May 9, then on to the State Convention on June 20. From there, VA delegates will go to the National Convention in Milwaukee on July 13 to 16.
It’s still unclear what form these conventions will take, given the cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak across the country. What we do know is that:
Rappahannock County has been allotted 2 delegates and one alternate delegate to represent us on May 9.
Each delegate may only pledge to either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden.
We will be holding an unassembled caucus to pick those delegates on MondayApril 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Rappahannock Library. This is like a typical voting experience: you’ll come to the library, present an ID, complete a form certifying that you are a Democrat registered to vote in the county, and fill out a ballot for one of a list of potential delegates. (Click here to open the call for caucus form)