Galante for Delegate Statement On Election Night 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sam Falconer, Campaign Manager

Email: sam@galantefordelegate.com, Phone: 540-680-3635

Marshall, VA (November 5) – While tonight’s result is not the outcome our supporters and volunteers desired, the focus of this campaign has always been about more than a singular outcome this Tuesday.

“Laura’s candidacy sought to address challenges common to families across rural Virginia and America,” said Sam Falconer. “Laura campaigned the same way she would have represented the district—by listening first, engaging people of all political persuasions, and finding consensus on the daily issues that matter to residents across Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties.”

The results of this engagement have been measurable in the hundreds of volunteers who joined the campaign to knock on doors, who gave up their evenings to call voters, and welcomed Laura into their homes to meet their friends and neighbors. We are extraordinarily grateful for and proud of their efforts.

“I will keep listening to all Virginians regardless of politics or background about how we build opportunity in rural areas,” said Laura Galante. “The Commonwealth has pressing challenges, and I plan to remain engaged in the important work of positioning our economy, our farms, and our families for the future.”

The results of Laura’s people-first approach have resulted in an outpouring of support for the issues central to the 18th district: expanding high-speed Internet access, expanding technical education, improving access to affordable healthcare, and increasing funding for our local schools.

“I wish Michael Webert well as a representative of the 18th District in the upcoming legislative session,” said Laura Galante. “It is my fervent hope that he will work to address important workforce and infrastructure issues for the district’s working families.”

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What’s happening this week–the week before Election Day

Tuesday October 29th

Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.  Call 540-675-5380 M-F 8 am to 4 pm See https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/  Email: vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov 

Saturday November 2nd

Last day for in-person absentee voting. The Registrar’s office (262A Gay Street, Washington, VA) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday November 2nd

CANVASSING to GET OUT THE VOTE in Rappahannock! Morning and afternoon shifts, 9 am and 1 pm & Sunday November 3. Come to the Dems Office, 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Huntly VA. Bring a cellphone. Questions? Contact Cathy Zimmerman: cpzimmerman@verizon.net or ‭(703) 298-0371‬

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Absentee voting has begun in Rappahannock

From today until Saturday November 2, you can vote absentee in person at the Registrar of Voters’ Office, 238 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747.  It’s open Monday to Friday 8AM to 4PM.

Do it now, cross it off your list, and be confident your voice is heard.

Check here for your registration status, order a mail-in absentee ballot and other information: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Here are some important 2019 voting deadlines:

October 15     Deadline to register to VOTE

October 26     Registrar’s office Open on Saturday for in-Person Absentee Voting

October 29     Deadline to request absentee ballot to be mailed to you

November 2   Last day for In-Person Absentee Voting. Registrar’s Office is open.

November 5   General Election (Remember to bring a photo ID)

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We need you to knock on Doors!

WE NEED YOU! Knock on Doors to support our Democratic nominees: Laura Galante, for Delegate in Virginia’s 18th District, and April Moore for Senate District 26!  

This is a close race and YOUR ACTIONS may push that winning vote on November 5! We’re canvassing county voters every weekend until Election Day on November 5. Join us at a shift listed below. Bring your smart phone and download the minivan app before you arrive: https://act.ngpvan.com/minivan.  We’ll train you on the app (it’s easy!) 

Come even if you don’t have a smartphone.  You can still help.

Come for one or several shifts!

SATURDAYS:     9:00 am, 10:00 am or 1:00 pm
SUNDAYS:         11:00 am or 3:00 pm
WHERE:             1047 Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, VA  22640

This election matters!  Your participation is critical!

Thank you!  Bob Burney, Secretary,  Rappahannock Democratic Committee  burneyrg@me.com

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