Sen. Jennifer McClellan will be running for reelection in the 9th district
In the 12th district, Veena Lothe and Marques Jones will be vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant. You can see a 1-minute click about Marques here: https://vimeo.com/299481333
Morgan Goodman will once again run for the 55th District, House of Delegates
Crystal Robens will be running for Board of Supervisors, Beaverdam District
Stan Scott for the 4th District, State Senate
Our very own Faye Pritchard will be up for re-election in the Board of Supervisors, Ashland District
If anyone is interested in running for an office, please contact Toni Radler or email email@example.com
Coffee is brewing!
January 27 at 2 pm
At the house of
200 Arlington Street
All Democratic Women are Welcome!
Diane Neergaard will host our January Democratic Women's Coffee Caucus on Wednesday, January 30 at her home at 200 Arlington Street, Ashland 23005. She'll welcome us to this morning coffee at 10 am.
With much political action already being planned ahead in 2019, there will be much to talk about. So come for great conversation with like-minded women from all over Hanover and beyond.
Our Coffee Caucus is 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 one another so that we can better work together. We have no formal memberships or dues.
For more information, please contact Diane Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 804-304-1951.
Wednesday, January 23 at 7 PM
at the home of Larry Diebold
8326 Silkwood Court, Mechanicsville
Meet the Candidates at the next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm at the home of Larry Diebold, 8326 Silkwood Court in Mechanicsville. These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
These candidates have a great opportunity to continue the Blue Wave! The Forum will give everyone an opportunity to meet and hear the non-incumbent candidates so we all can get to know them better, understand their issues and help get them elected. There will be an opportunity for the attendees to ask questions. This will also give the candidates a chance to speak in front of a friendly audience before going out into the public arena.
The candidates include:
Crystal Robens - Democratic candidate for the Hanover County BOS (Board of Supervisors) for the Beaverdam District.
Morgan Goodman - Democratic candidate for State Delegate from the 55th Congressional District (all of Hanover county west of Route 301.
Marques Jones - Democratic candidate seeking the nomination for the State Senate from the 12th Senatorial District.
Veena Lothe - Democratic candidate seeking the nomination for the State Senate from the 12th Senatorial District.
Stan Scott - Democratic candidate for State Senate from the 4th Senatorial District.
Let's keep our Blue Wave moving and return democracy to "We the People." And let's get more Democrats to run so that we have a better chance of turning Republican incumbents out of office. It's early yet and there may be many other Democratic candidates for the BOS and the Virginia General Assembly. We'll invite those candidates to speak as they become involved.
As we all know we have two great Democratic incumbents who are also running and certainly deserve our support.
Faye Prichard - Democratic candidate for the BOS from the Ashland District.
Jennifer McClellan - Democratic candidate for the State Senate from the 9th Senatorial District.
The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, envigorate, educate and elect Democrats. it is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominately red (slowly turning blue) Republican county. it also gives those who can't attend the monthly Saturday morning committee meetings a chance to get involved. So please join us on Wednesday January 23 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize.
Directions to Larry Diebold's home - Take exit 83B off I-295, head west on Meadowridge Road (VA-627), right onto Pleasant Grove Road, left onto Atlee Road, right onto Summer Walk Parkway, right onto Silkwood Court and Larry's home is on the right.
Please RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at email@example.com or cell/text to 201.826.7093.
As always, especially this Forum since it is an opportunity to meet the candidates, women are always invited. But also, if you are a woman and receive this, please forward to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.
Here’s To A continued Blue Wave in 2019!
Take It To The Streets In January…
Women’s marches—probably inappropriately named because they are for men as well as women—will be held on two weekends in January. The 2019 Women’s March RVA will be held in Richmond on January 12…the same date as the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hanover Democratic Committee. And the next weekend, the national 2019 Women’s March will be held in Washington on January 19. Because of these two conflicting dates, the Hanover Democratic Committee is canceling our January meeting. Our scheduled January speaker, Sen. Jennifer McClellan has agreed to reschedule.
In the face of Donald Trump’s devolving administration, international recklessness continued close connections with Russia, and egregious actions too numerous to name, it’s really important this year to attend one or both of these marches. Please make every effort to do so. Click here for information on the Richmond march on January 12.https://varatifyera.org/event/womens-march-rva-expo/ For information on the Washington march on January 19, click here. https://www.womensmarch.com/2019/ Please, everyone, men and women, make every effort to have your presence counted. We need to demonstrate that democratic values, sense of human decency, and rule of law are important to all of us.
For those who may not be attending the Richmond march on January 12, you can still come by Ashland Coffee & Tea and have a cup of coffee on us with several Democrats holding down the fort, making sure the coffee doesn’t get cold. We look forward to seeing Sen. McClellan at an upcoming meeting following the 2019 General Assembly session and seeing you at our regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea.
Heading Our Nominating Committees
Thank you to all who have agreed to chair or participate in our Senate, House, and Board of Supervisor nominating committees. They include:
4th Senate District Nominating Committee—John Suddarth, chair
9th Senate District Nominating Committee—Don Barth, member (another county chairs)
12th Senate District Nominating Committee—Lyn Hodnett, member (another county chairs)
55th House District Nominating Committee—Gordon Silver, chair
97th House District Nominating Committee—Trevor Southerland, chair
Ashland Board of Supervisors—Delores Dunn, chair
Beaverdam Board of Supervisors—Betsy Farley, chair
Watch for more information on how you can participate.