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.

Prichard to Speak at July Meeting

Don't miss our next meeting at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. when Ashland District Supervisor Faye Prichard will discuss the crucial issues facing Hanover County. As the first Democrat elected to the Hanover Board of Supervisors in 30 years, it will be interesting to get Prichard's take on Hanover's top governing body. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Prichard served on Ashland Town Council for 14 years and was Ashland Mayor for 10. As always, the coffee is on us.

College Scholarship

Again this year, the Hanover Democratic Committee is offering the Melissa Dopp/Bobby Ostergren scholarship to a high school senior(s) who have distinguished themselves through their involvement in efforts to get Democrats elected to office. The criteria will be based on the teen's participation in local, state or national campaigns and/or work at his/her high school to further Democratic candidates. For a scholarship application form, call Toni Radler, 804-916-0693.

Return the application form to Hanover Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 22, Ashland, VA 23005 by June 30.

Coffee is Brewing


The June coffee will be an entirely new experience on the Registered Icelandic Sheep Farm of Magi Shapiro's in Montpelier on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at 14521 Bethany Church Road. Come hungry and persuade Magi to take you on a tour of the sheep farm, sheep dogs and beautiful South West style home. You won't believe you're in Montpelier.

Pease join us. In addition to enjoying the sheep farm, enjoy great fellowship, refreshments and stimulating talk with other Hanover like-minded women in a relaxing setting.

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 evenming, 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.

To R.S.V.P. or to receive more information and more specific directions, please contact Mary Anne Pugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Directions will be provided.

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.