July General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 23rd is our next CCDC Membership Meeting! It is important that all 150+ CCDC members show up as we approach the November elections. We will be cycling through various candidates for local office so that you can get to know them better.

This month our guests will be Alexa Fritz and Frank Reaves Jr. Alexa is a current Board of Supervisors member from Salem District, and she is one of four candidates running for Culpeper County Treasurer this November. Frank is a member of the Culpeper Town Council and is running for re-election this November.

Social hour begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors meeting room, 302 N Main St., Culpeper, VA.

June Minutes for your review 

June General Membership Meeting

June’s General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, June 25th. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a social with light refreshments, and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM. We are back at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting room for this meeting and the remainder of 2019, 302 N Main St., Culpeper.

We plan to invite many candidates for local office to address our membership at upcoming meetings. This month, Independent Candidate for Sheriff, C J Johnson will be in attendance to make a few remarks and answer questions.

At this meeting we will devote time to help unravel the confusion over what offices we vote for on November 5th. Thanks to “gerrymandering,” the county of Culpeper has 13 different ballots this November. Do you know what yours will look like?

The CCDC Treasurer has resigned. Anyone who wishes to put their name forward for this position, or nominate someone for this position, should notify David Reuther by midnight, Monday, June 24th. So far, the chair has received the nomination of Peggy Kenney for the position of CCDC Treasurer. The members present at our June 25th meeting will vote in a new treasurer from those nominees presented to the Chair by the deadline.

We have had new members join us in the past few months. We welcome even more participation, so please bring a friend.

The Democratic Party Primary is June 11!

Select your champion and vote!

In the 17th Senate district, Ben Hixon and Amy Laufer are the Democratic Party contenders. The Culpeper precincts in the 17th Senate District are: East Fairfax, West Fairfax, Willow Shade, South Ridge, Mitchells, most of Pearl Sample, southern parts of Brown Store, and western parts of Lignum.

In the 18th House of Delegates District, Laura Galante and Tristan Shields are the Democratic Party contenders. The Culpeper precincts in the 18th House District are Eggbornsville, Rixeyville, Jeffersonton, northern part of Brandy Station and the northern part of East Fairfax.

Not sure which district you’re in? You can look up your voter registration information right here!

The Democratic voter in Culpeper will be well served by any of these candidates. Absentee voting in person has started at the Culpeper Election Office and runs until June 8. The strength of the Culpeper Democrats is that the voter takes the time to study the candidates and expends the efforts to go to the polls. Thank you for participating in this vital part of the democratic process!

The Republican Party will also be holding a primary in the 17th Senate District this year.

Join us at the Culpeper County Fireman’s Parade!

This Thursday, May 23rd, is the Culpeper County Fireman’s Parade! We are very excited and hope to show the great Democratic presence we have in our area. Seven of our candidates will even be marching with us! If you can come march with us, we will be gathering at 5:30PM on Piedmont St., near the corner of Piedmont and Commerce. If you have any questions, please contact Events Committee Chair Dennis Verhoff by phone (540-229-4387) or email (donnadanddennisv@gmail.com).

May General Membership Meeting—New Location!

Our May General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, May 28th. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a social with light refreshments, and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

This month’s meeting has a new venue at the Tap Room at Old House Vineyard, located at 18351 Corkys Ln, Culpeper, VA 22701.

This month’s guests are Tiffany M. Ray, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services at Germanna Community College and Valeriana Colon, Ph.D.,
Coordinator at the Center for Teaching & Learning. They’ll be speaking to us about diversity and inclusion efforts at Germanna Community College.

April 23th, 2019 General Membership Meeting

Our April meeting will be on Tuesday the 23rd in the Board of Supervisors meeting room located at 302 N Main St., Culpeper. Doors open at 6:30 PM for a social with light refreshments, and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

HoD 30 candidate Ann Ridgeway

This month’s special guest speaker is newly announced Democratic Candidate Ann Ridgeway. She will address the CCDC about her campaign for HOD 30 seat currently held by Nick Freitas.

We will be voting on last month’s minutes, which are viewable here. We will also be voting on whether we should change a section in our bylaws about which officers are permitted to run for local office.

Currently Section 6.5 reads:

An officer who decides to run for elected office at the local, state or federal level, either as a Democratic nominee or as an Independent candidate, shall resign their office in CCDC.

Proposed Change Section 6.5:

An officer who decides to run for elected office at the state or federal level, either as a Democratic nominee or as an Independent candidate, shall resign their office in CCDC. A CCDC officer, other than one of the three Chairs, may run for Culpeper Town Council, Culpeper Board of Supervisors, or Culpeper School Board without resigning their position on the CCDC executive committee.

This must be approved by at least three quarters of those present at the meeting to pass.