Public Forum in Fredericksburg on Policy Positions of Presidential Candidates

From The Freelance-Star:

As of now, none of the Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to visit Fredericksburg before the March 3 presidential primary.

But local voters can still learn about the policy positions of four of the candidates at a free public forum Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30–8:45 p.m. at the downtown library branch.

Sponsored by Fredericksburg-area supporters of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the forum will bring together speakers representing Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden. The event is co-sponsored by a variety of local organizations.

Complete article in The Freelance-Star.

James Madison’s Birthday and Wreath Laying Ceremony

March 16, 2020   |   1:30 PM

Commemorate the 269th birthday of James Madison featuring the United States Marine Corps Band, Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Firing detail, during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Madison Family Cemetery.

Please note:  Pre-ceremony music will begin at 1:10 PM, and the official ceremony commences at 1:30 PM at the Madison Family Cemetery at Montpelier. The Honorable Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), U.S. House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker.

Visit Montpelier’s website for more information.

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.