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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Filing fee. The Albemarle County Democratic Committee has requested a fee for each candidate in the amount of $250.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Richard Brewer

Chair, Albemarle County Democratic Party

On Tuesday, January 24th, volunteers across the country will hold hundreds of watch parties to watch the President lay out his vision for our country.  Join us at one of the Albemarle County House parties below, find them online or host your own.

Watch the State of the Union Online.

Rio District – Agnor Hurt Precinct
7:30 PM
Home of Bob McAdams
2211 Williamsburg Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
RSVP online or to rsm1539@earthlink.net

Rio District – Northside precinct
7:30 pm
Home of Anne Ferre
125 Forestvue Dr.
Earlysville, VA 22936
RSVP to anneferre74@gmail.com

Rio District – Dunlora precinct
8:00 PM
Home of Al & Helen Reynolds
2228 Shepherds Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
RSVP to hareyn@aol.com

Rivanna District – Free Bridge precinct
8:15 PM
Home of Deborah McAndrews
1513 Wilton Farm Road
Charlottesville, VA  22911
RSVP online or to mcandrews.deborah@yahoo.com

Scottsville District
7:30 PM
Home of Paige McGrath
291 Llama Farm Ln
Charlottesville, VA  22902
RSVP to Dolores Rogers doloresrogers53@gmail.com

Find out more about this year’s State of the Union.

Jim Norwood—running against Christopher J. Dumler in Scottsville District—has exposed himself as a climate change denier

Jim Norwood, the Republican candidate for the Scottsville seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, against Democrat Christopher J. Dumler has been making waves—and not the good kind.

Last week, this supposed champion of fiscal conservatism was revealed to have hidden a multimillion dollar bankruptcy only two years ago. The Daily Progress reports:

According to court records, Norwood carried a total debt just over $2.4 million and carried assets worth $704,533. Among those assets was a property in Deltaville, a community on the Chesapeake Bay, and a Hatteras Yacht.

But his hypocrisy in taking on over three times in debt than he had in assets is not the only thing raising doubts about Norwood’s candidacy. Jim Norwood has also exposed himself as an avid climate change denier. During the final candidate’s debate, Norwood clearly stated that he did not believe that human activity was connected to climate, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He even went on to cite snow in Maine as evidence against climate change, earning a quick rebuttal from Dumler.

Needless to say, Scottsville district does not need a man with Jim Norwood’s absurd stances replacing Democrat Lindsey Dorrier’s reasoned, moderate representation. Don’t forget to vote tomorrow—November 8th—for Christopher J. Dumler and all of our other excellent candidates. Email ben@albemarledems.org if you can help get the vote out!