Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward


The Hanover Democratic Committee extends a warm welcome to all who want to work to get Democrats elected to local, state and national office. This is such an exciting time to get involved. And never has it been more important than this election cycle! We are on the threshold of making history and we want you to be part of it. The Hanover Democratic Committee has many ways you can get involved...Monthly Meetings, Women's Coffees, the Hanover Democratic Committee Black Caucus, Fair exhibits, and many, many volunteer activities. Be part of this exciting moment in history. Come to our next meeting at Ashland Coffee & Tea, the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Attend a Women's Coffee, sign up for our many volunteer activities. Let's get going. Let's move forward.

Last Meeting Before Election--Don't miss it!

First District Congressional Candidate Matt Rowe will be the guest speaker at the Hanover Democratic Committee meeting on Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea. It is the last meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee before the Election. Please don't miss it.

Matt Rowe

Buttons, Bumper Stickers, Yard Signs--get yours at the October 8 meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee at Ashland Coffee & Tea.

HDC Petitions Congress to Fund Zika Prevention

Women's Coffee on Sunday, October 16


Womens meeting pic

Our next Democratic Women's Coffee will be held at the beautiful country home of Carrie Galeski, 8002 Cadys Mill Road, on Sunday afternoon, October 16 at 2 p.m. It will be a beautiful fall day in the country. Don't miss this coffee.

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know and inspire one another. We have no formal programs, or memberships or dues. We look forward to seeing you on October 16. Please RSVP and get directions by calling Carrie at 804-537-5571 or call Toni at 804-916-0693.

Your Chance to Volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities between now and Election Day -- phone banks, canvassing, voter registration and more. To find out how you can help, contact Pearson Cost at (207) 751-9606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks to all who have phone banked, canvassed, registered voters, or worked in anyway to elect Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Matt Rowe on Nov. 8. You are making a difference!

College Scholarship: And the winners are....

hvadems scholarship winners

The Hanover Democratic Committee has awarded its 2016 Melissa Dopp/Bobby Ostergren Memorial Scholarship to two Patrick Henry High School graduates who have distinguished themselves through their involvement in Democratic campaigns or have promoted Democratic efforts. The recipients of the $500 scholarships are Paul Franklin and Josie Riederer, both of Ashland. Franklin worked on the Northam for Lt. Governor campaign and is interning in Office of Restoration of Voter Rights. He will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall. Riederer interned with the Toni Radler House of Delegates campaign and worked to help register young voters at the Winter Jamboree, sponsored by the Hanover Democratic Committee's Black Caucus. Riederer will be attending New York University with her first year of study in Paris.

Matt Rowe, First Congressional District Democratic Candidate

Caroline County community leader Matt Rowe is our candidate for Congress from the First Congressional District. He is an elected member of the Bowling Green Town Council, and has served as chair of the Caroline County Democratic Committee for several years. As a dedicated husband and father to three children, Matt understands the issues facing everyday families in the First District. He will not be voting for Government Shutdowns like his opponent, or for sequestration that cuts the paychecks of thousands of Virginians.

"I’m running for Congress because we need a representative that will work tirelessly to improve the day-to-day lives of everyone in the district. We need a representative that doesn’t just believe in big government or small government, but smart, efficient government. Finally, we need more representatives in Washington that speak to our hopes and aspirations and don’t simply cater to our fears. If elected, I will be that representative for you."

Matt is a native Virginian, raised by his mom, a teacher’s assistant, and his  dad, a land surveyor. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently works in Stafford County as a G.I.S. analyst.