Candidate Meet & Greet with Abigail Spanberger

Bill Speiden is hosting a meet and greet with Abigail Spanberger at his home, 12046 Blue Hill Dr, Somerset, VA, on February 9th, 2018 from 6-7:30PM.

This is a great opportunity to meet one of our candidates for the 7th CD Democratic nomination in an informal, personal setting.

Please RSVP by February 7 if you can make it.  If you have any questions, or would just like more information about Abigail,  please contact Emma Carl.

Lake of the Woods Progressive Action Network Candidate Forum: Diane Fraser

Diane Fraser, another of the four Democratic candidates for the 7th Congressional District seat, is coming to visit Lake of the Woods to meet with members of LOWPAN (“huddle”), the LOW Democratic Club and Orange County Dems.

The session with her is set for Feb. 7 at 7:00 PM in Classroom 1 at the Community Center at 110 Sweetbriar Park Rd, Locust Grove, VA.  For this informal session, Diane has been asked to make a brief presentation then answer questions.  This is another great opportunity to get to know one of the candidates for the 7th CD Democratic nomination in an intimate setting!

Please contact David Kraus if you are coming from outside of LOW in order to get access at the gate.

Lake of the Woods Progressive Action Network Candidate Forum: Dan Ward, 7th CD Candidate

The Lake of the Woods Progressive Action Network (another “Huddle” group) is hosting a forum on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Classroom 2 at the Community Center.  The Community Center address is 110 Sweetbriar Park Rd., which is a left off Freedom Rd, inside Lake of the Woods.

If you are coming from outside of the Lake of the Woods, you can contact David Kraus about getting access through the gate off of US-3.

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet Dan in an intimate setting!

Orange County Democratic Committee for 2018-2020

The Orange County Committee met on Saturday, December 2, 2017 and selected committee officers for the 2018-1010 term; a slate was proposed and unanimously adopted by the members in attendance, as follows:

Scott Ruffner –  Chair

Jim Donovan – Vice Chair

Terry Anderson – Vice Chair

Sandra Smith – Secretary

Wayne Garnett – Treasurer

We are doing some preliminary planning for this coming year, but are looking forward to working hard on the 7th Congressional District race, supporting our eventual nominee.  We hope to have all of the Democratic candidates speak to our membership and to build a strong network of volunteers to help with the fall campaign.

At the local level, we’re going to get to work building up a network to help turn out Democrats who come out for the Presidential election, but fall off in other elections.  The victory in Alabama’s special election shows how important it is for every single member of our coalition to vote in every single election; the GOP does!


Orange County Democratic Committee Reorganization Meeting

The Orange County Democratic Committee is holding it’s reorganization meeting for the 2018-2020 term, as required by the Democratic Party Plan:

  • What: Reorganization Meeting and Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
  • When: December 2, 2017 at 9:30AM
  • Where: Community Room, 235 Warren St., Orange, Virginia
  • Who: All members and new members who wish to participate for the 2018-2020 committee term.

Please come out and join us to select the leadership for the next two years, which promise to be important. We will have coffee and pastries at 9:30, and the meeting will begin at 10AM.