July monthly meeting: Join the Executive Committee!

Our July meeting will be held at the Culpeper Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 302 N Main St, at 7pm on July 24th.

Board of Supervisors room at a recent public meeting on ICE. Many of our members were present! Photo Credit: Culpeper Star Exponent

The CCDC Executive Committee is reorganizing!

We have several officer vacancies to fill. Officers will be voting members of the Culpeper Democrats executive committee. A majority vote of the Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of the Democrat Party of Culpeper County in between meetings of the full membership — so this is a big deal!

On July 24th, four officer vacancies will be voted on: 1st vice chair, 2nd vice chair, secretary, and web manager. 

1st Vice Chair – Conducts meetings when the chair is unavailable. Identifies areas of responsibility according to the needs of the committee and their own interest. For example, proposing, organizing, and planning special CCDC events and fundraisers.

Candidates: Meroë Dawson, 

2nd Vice Chair – Conducts meetings when the chair and 1st vice chair are both unavailable. Identifies areas of responsibility according to the needs of the committee and their own interest. For example: membership recruitment and diversification. (Culpeper is 25% nonwhite and our membership should reflect that.)

Candidates: Rebecca Layne,

Web Manager – Maintains and updates the website. Sends Mailchimp updates. Responds to Facebook and email messages. Posts images of our events on social media. Should be a good writer, and familiar with WordPress and Mailchimp or willing to learn.

Candidates: , 

Secretary – Prepares minutes of general and executive meetings to be published online. Takes attendance at general meetings. Maintains membership roll and keeps track of membership forms. Should be a good writer and well-organized.

Candidates: Ed Dunphy,

Please let Ben know (chair@culpeperdemocrats.org) if you’re interested in running!

For nonmembers: If you’re not currently a member but wish to both join and run for an office, you must submit your membership form and $30 two-year fee before being declared a candidate. You can submit your forms online by email to chair@culpeperdemocrats.org or info@culpeperdemocrats.org and pay your membership fee online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joinccdc, or else submit both by postal mail to PO Box 131, Culpeper, VA, 22701. We will vote you in as a member before the officer vote.

June 2018 Monthly Meeting

Meeting announcement: We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced. Our June monthly meeting will be at Rock Hill Farm on June 26th. Rock Hill Farm is a beautiful venue located at 14461 Norman Road. Start arriving at 6:30. Business starts at 7pm, speakers at 8pm.

Our June meeting was a great success. Thank you Collis for hosting us at your beautiful home! Thank you Austin Taylor and Shannon Kane for updating us on Tim Kaine and Abigail Spanberger’s campaigns.



  We introduced two new committee chairs: Lis Piatt, chair of the new Social Committee, and Alicia Guy, chair of the new Design Committee! Here is Alicia and Lis with our amazing exec committee member Meroë Dawson!



Alicia and Meroë showed off our new T-shirt designs! Please let us know if you want one! We’re asking for a $10 donation per t-shirt. Available in blue and gray.


Finally, we announced officer vacancies. The executive committee is reorganizing. Read more here.




If you missed the meeting, you can find the agenda here, and the provisional minutes once they have been posted, and the final minutes once they have been approved.

Agenda Minutes (will be posted when written and approved)


May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Our May Monthly Meeting was held on 5/22 at Foti’s Restaurant.


Thanks Dan Ward for speaking!

President Joshua Houston and Treasurer
Lily Haught of the Culpeper Young
Democrats in animated conversation with Dan


Delegate Elizabeth Guzman

Special Guest Speaker, Delegate Elizabeth
Guzman offered advice to women running
for office

Chair Ben Hixon and 2nd Vice Chair
Laura Bynum 


7th District Appeal and Ruling

We also discussed the recent ruling from the 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee. Your CCDC executive committee remains absolutely committed to transparency. Here you can find the complete text of the appeal, our response to the appeal, and the ruling by the 7th district committee. Please contact Ben Hixon (chair@culpeperdemocrats.org) if you have any questions!

Agenda and Minutes

Agenda link
Minutes minutes


THANK YOU DELEGATE GUZMAN! We hope you come back again!

Posted by Culpeper County Democratic Committee on Tuesday, May 8, 2018