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, invigorate, 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 or call/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.