VA DEMS Blue Commonwealth Gala

Speakers at the VA DEMS Blue Commonwealth Gala, February 15, 2020

Clockwise, starting at upper left corner:
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, CD7; Congresswoman Elaine Luria, CD2; Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, CD10; Congressman Donald McEachin, CD4; Governor Ralph Northam; Attorney General Mark Herring; John Bessler, husband of presidential candidate Amy Klobacher; Michael Bloomberg, presidential candidate; Valerie Biden Owens, sister of presidential candidate Joe Biden; Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax; Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the House of Delegates; Congressman Bobby Scott, CD3.

Center: U.S. Senator Mark Warner; VA Senate Caucus Chairwoman Mamie Locke; VA Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas

Virginia’s 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary will be March 3, 2020. Voters must register online, by mail, or in person, by February 10.

  • First day to Absentee Vote in Person: January 16, 2020
  • Last day to Register or Make Changes: February 10, 2020
  • Last Day to request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed: February 25, 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Last Day to Absentee Vote in Person: February 29, 2020
  • Hours for In Person Absentee Voting: 
    • Monday through Friday 8am-5pm starting January 16, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020 8am-4pm

For more information visit Virginia’s Department of Elections.

Sample Ballot

January Committee Meeting

The next Orange County Democratic Committee meeting will be Jan. 11 at 111 Chapman, 9:30 for donuts and coffee, 10 a.m. meeting. Guest speaker, Lewis Foster, Broadband Program Manager for Orange County, will explain the status of this important Orange County program.

Proposed Resolution

The Orange County Democratic Committee Chairman, Terry Anderson, proposed the following at the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 17, 2019. He asked that the board adopt this as a resolution:

This board recognizes that no single right granted by our constitution outweighs another; that each must be viewed in balance with all others, and that balance is struck within our legislative and court systems and nowhere else.
Above all is the  unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness stated in our Declaration of Independence.

Above all is the  unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness stated in our Declaration of Independence.

When the assertion of any constitutional right threatens that unalienable first right, reasonable regulation is justified and necessary. Our constitutional right to free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion have all been justly limited by our courts – slander and libel laws, threatening speech, the supremacy of secular laws over individual religious beliefs.

We recognize that limitations on the 2nd  Amendment are a highly controversial matter. We also recognize that 70% of Virginians have indicated a desire for sensible gun safety measures. It is up to our legislature and courts to decide what measures are appropriate and constitutional. After that process is done, our duty is clear. We have sworn to uphold the law and the constitutions of Virginia and the United States. We shall do so.

OCDC Reorganization Caucus

The Orange County Democratic Committee will hold a reorganization caucus and elect officers at its next meeting, December 14, Saturday. The doors open at committee headquarters, 111 Chapman St., at 9:30. Coffee and donuts will be available. Business begins at 10 a.m., with the caucus voting starting at 10:30.

In addition, DCCC Field Manager Kayla Enoch will speak on the past and next elections. The meeting is open to the public.