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Congratulations to Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, Lt. Governor-elect Ralph Northam, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring, Delegate David Toscano, Supervisor-elect Diantha McKeel, Supervisor-elect Jane Dittmar, Supervisor-elect Liz Palmer, Supervisor-elect Brad Sheffield, and School Board-elect Kate Acuff.
We swept the statewide offices for the first time in decades and for the first time ever, there is not only a Democratic majority on the Board of Supervisors, but also a female majority!
These candidates worked everyday to gain support and their efforts, along with the hard work of Democrats all over Albemarle County, paid off with big wins on Election Day. They could not have done it without you, so thank you for all of your support!
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Albemarle Democratic Committee Reorganization on January 13, 2014.
Albemarle County Democratic Committee Chairman Richard Brewer announced the party’s endorsement of Diantha McKeel for the Jack Jouett seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Diantha has been serving on the Jack Jouett School Board for the past 16 years and has led the effort to make Albemarle County schools some of the best in the commonwealth.
McKeel stated, “I am pleased to accept this endorsement from the Albemarle County Democratic Party. I see this as another affirmation of the good work I have done on the School Board over the last 16 years. I look forward to their help in my election to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.”
McKeel received her B.A. from Bridgewater College in Sociology and Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Additionally she earned a Licensed Practical Nurse degree from UVA.
Brewer stated, “Diantha has done an incredible job on the School Board for the past 16 years and we believe she will continue to excel as a community leader on the Board of Supervisors.”
CALL TO CAUCUS
2013 ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCOTTSVILLE SPECIAL ELECTION NOMINATING CAUCUS
Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Albemarle County Democratic Committee hereby calls a Caucus to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2013, with doors to open at 5:30 pm in the auditorium of the Albemarle County Office Building, McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Incorporated Documents. All appropriate provisions of the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (“State Party Plan”), as amended, and the Bylaws of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee are incorporated into this Call by reference and made a part hereof.
- Purposes. The purpose of the Caucus shall be to nominate Democratic candidates for the upcoming Albemarle County General Special Election for the Scottsville District Supervisor seat to be held on November 5, 2013.
- Participation. Participation in the caucus is open to all registered voters of the Scottsville District of Albemarle County who wish to participate as Democrats regardless of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability. Voter participation in any nomination contest is open to registered voters of the district for which a candidate is running for nomination.
- Filing. Any Democrat wishing to be considered for Democratic nomination to a County office must file a certificate of candidacy with the Chair of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee, or designated representative, by the filing deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
- Only those candidates who have filed by the deadline will appear on the ballots distributed at the caucuses. If no more than 1 person has filed for any office by the deadline, the person who has filed for that office will be deemed to have been nominated.
- Declaration. All candidates and all persons participating in the caucuses, shall sign a Declaration form which includes an affirmation that the person is a resident of, and registered to vote in, the jurisdiction holding the caucus; does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the next ensuing general election; is a Democrat; is not a member of any other political party; and has not participated and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the 2013 general elections.
- Filing fee. The Albemarle County Democratic Committee has requested a fee for each candidate in the amount of $250.
- Rules. The County Caucus shall be governed by the rules developed by the Temporary Rules Committee and rules developed by the permanent Rules Committee. The Chair shall appoint the members of the Temporary Committees on Credentials and Rules, and shall appoint a convener of each committee, which shall each have three members.
- Certification of Candidates. Within four days after the caucus, the Albemarle County Democratic Chair shall provide the State Party and the State Board of Elections the name of each nominated candidate.
Chair, Albemarle County Democratic Party
On Tuesday, we go to the polls to decide our nominees for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. You can vote at your normal polling place between 6 am and 7 PM. We have two great candidates for each position.
- Chopra, Northam, Herring, Fairfax
A few weeks ago we asked who people were endorsing in this primary. Here is what was sent to us. Please add your favorites in the comments section.
Chopra and Fairfax
Northam and Herring
Northan and Herring
Northan and Herring
Add your endorsement to the comments section below.
Find out about the rest of our 2013 Candidates.
Hello Albemarle Democrats,
I am grateful to have been selected to be your Campaign Coordinator for the upcoming elections and be given the opportunity to help elect our Democratic candidates. I recently returned to Virginia after living in Boston while attending law school and am very happy to be home. Living in different parts of the country really highlights the different cultures of each area; I cannot think of many places that match the welcoming atmosphere of Albemarle.
I was raised in Burke, Virginia and lived there until I graduated from Bishop Ireton High School. After high school, I attended West Virginia University and was awarded a B.A. in Political Science. I worked for several years in the legal field before returning back to school to obtain my J.D. from Suffolk University. I believe that during this time I learned my true passion is working in politics, specifically campaigns.
The upcoming elections in Virginia are extremely important and we need every vote to make certain that we do not become the most conservative state in the country. We have great candidates ranging from our local offices to the top of the ticket, but they all need your support. I look forward to meeting each of you over the next several months and working together towards our common goal of electing Democrats into office.
Campaign Coordinator, Albemarle County Democratic Committee
On Tuesday, June 11th, Democrats will go the polls for a statewide Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.
In the Rio and Samuel Miller Districts, our candidates and their campaigns need your help to help spread the word about their campaigns. If you can help out on a shift at a polling place on June 11th, contact the campaigns:
Brad Sheffield in the Rio District: Contact Lettie Bien at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob McAdams at email@example.com
Liz Palmer in the Samuel Miller District: Contact Patty Haling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do not need to live in either district to help out on Primary Election Day.
At our nominating caucus last week, we nominated Liz Palmer and Brad Sheffield to be our nominees for the Board of Supervisors. Check out the Newsplex coverage below and check out the candidates web sites to learn more about them and how to help their campaigns.
Greetings, Albemarle Democrats!
I am pleased to have been selected to fulfill Valerie’s remaining term and appreciate the hard work that she and the committee have done since her election in 2009. I am stepping in to help the Albemarle Democratic party this year because I grew up in this county and care deeply about its future. I believe that,as a party, we are very clearly on the right side of the issues that the county as a whole cares about. We are the party of moderation, and the republicans have tipped to the extreme.
We believe that the government requiring private citizens to have unnecessary medical procedures is wrong and out of step with the mainstream. We believe that midnight votes with no notice and no public disclosure is bad policy. And we believe that cutting or freezing funding for our schools, while we have a growing population, is both shortsighted and a mistake.
As a party, we are focused on recruiting and electing leaders who understand the real challenges we face and are opposed to the divisive politics that prevent us from working together to find solutions that will ultimately benefit us all.
I look forward to blending my business leadership experience with the strong organizing and volunteer experience of the Committee to grow our party, elect candidates who support our cause, and defeat candidates whose ideas threaten our future.
In order to be successful, we need your support! I encourage each of you to become actively engaged and get involved this year. Yes, we need your financial support, but just as important, we need you to volunteer your time. Sign up today to join the committee and let us know how you can help.
I look forward to working with each of you to help ensure Albemarle County remains a great place to live!
Chair, Albemarle County Democratic Committee
Tagged with: Richard Brewer
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Starts: December 4, 2013 - 9:00 am
Location: Lane Auditorium, County Office Building
Description: Monthly morning meeting of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Starts: December 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Location: Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building
Description: Agenda: FY 11/12 Resolution of Appropriations