Northumberland Democrats July meeting

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold our monthly meeting:

  • Thursday, July 18

  • 7:00 PM

  • Bring a snack to share and join us at 6:30

  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville

Our program features two presentations by “born here’s”:

  • Gwen Keene will talk about “Civic Duty in the 1950’s and Our Local Culture.”

  • Joining her will be Ruth Ball, a “born here” octogenarian.

Also speaking at this meeting is Rev. Peyton Waller, candidate for sheriff of Northumberland County in the November 2019 election.

The public is invited to the meeting.

Meet the Candidate: Stan Scott, candidate for Virginia’s Fourth Senate District

Meet the candidate:
  • Stan Scott, Candidate for Virginia’s Fourth District Senate seat
  • July 28
  • 5:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Bonnie and Frank Kober’s home,  1701 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, VA 22473.
Barbecued Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine and homemade desserts.
So, pencil in this summertime event with Stan, and don’t forget your checkbook . We’re counting on you to help elect a real leader for our District in the Senate.
RSVP by July 23 to 804 366 3951 or

June 20 meeting — JOIN US!!!

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting:
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville. 
  • Chat and chew will begin at 6:30 PM.
Our Guest Speaker is Mr. Luttrell Tadlock, County Administrator for Northumberland County. He will discuss several issues facing the county and will take questions.
Additionally, we will have updates from our candidates for State Senate, Stan Scott, Delegate, Francis Edwards and local candidates.
As we are entering the election cycle for November 2019, our Committee needs to begin planning for election day.

Stan Scott speaks on women’s health

Stan Scott is the Democratic Candidate for Virginia’s 4th Senate District in the November 5, 2019, general election.  Stan issued this statement on May 16.

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law anti-choice legislation – passed by 25 middle-aged white men – that would all but end reproductive health freedom for women in the state. Among other things, this would force women to carry a child resulting from incest or rape.

This came a week after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation that prohibits ending a problem pregnancy after only six weeks – before many women realize they are pregnant.  Further, this law could have the effect of criminalizing miscarriages and expose women who leave the state while pregnant to conspiracy to commit murder charges, whether or not they travel to seek reproductive health care.

Make no mistake: these people want to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Many would also overturn court rulings that protect access to contraception as well. If this happens, only a Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly can protect women’s rights in the Old Dominion.

My view is simple. Women have an inalienable right to bodily autonomy and to make health care decisions with support from caregivers and without state interference.  Government must stay out of doctors’ offices while patients and their families make very personal and private decisions.

Please help me protect women’s rights by contributing $25 today: a buck for each of the middle-aged white men who passed the Alabama law that takes reproductive freedom away from their female constituents.

I support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and expansion of access to the health care women need, including reproductive health care. We need to start trusting women and respecting choice.

Many thanks for all your support. This is your campaign, and you honor me by making me your candidate.

Stan Scott
Democratic Candidate
Virginia’s 4th Senate District

You can help Stan by donating to his campaign through ActBlue.

May 16 meeting

Join us for our May monthly meeting:

  • Thursday, May 16
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville
  • Bring a snack and join us at 6:30

Our speaker is Monty Diehl, VP of Operations for Omega Protein.  Monty will talk with us about Omega’s operations, state of the menhaden fishery, and, he will answer questions from the audience.



April monthly meeting

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold its monthly meeting:
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy (Hwy 360), Heathsville
  • Bring a snack and join us at 6:30
Our guest speaker is Mr. Luttrell Tadlock, County Administrator for Northumberland County Virginia.
The County Administration Office works under the direction of the Board of Supervisors. He drafts, implements, and enforces policies adopted by the Board of Supervisors. In addition, the County Administration Office maintains the record of proceedings for the Board of Supervisors along with maintaining county operating and capital budgets.
In addition to our speaker, we also will have updates from the campaigns of Francis Edwards for Delegate of the Virginia 99th Legislative District, and, Stan Scott, candidate for the 4th Senatorial District.
Additional issues concerning the November 2019 election will be discussed.


March monthly meeting

Our March monthly meeting will be:
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • 7 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy (Hwy 360),  Heathsville

Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Beauchamp (pronounced “Beecham”) will be our chief speaker.  Major Beauchamp will speak to us about the organization and functions of the Sheriff’s Office.

He also will talk with us about de-escalating confrontational situations.  Several of our members have reported there have been some unpleasant encounters with members of the other party at a few polls.

Major Beauchamp brings years of experience as a Deputy.  He is well versed in conflict resolution and election day do’s and don’ts.   After his presentation, he will answer questions from the audience.


Upcoming events

These events may be of interest to our members.

April 6

Dining w/ Dems sponsored by the Lancaster County Democratic Committee

April 27

VA 4th Senate District Nominating Caucus

Tappahannock 10:00am — location to be announced

May 18

VA 99th District House of Delegates Nominating Convention

  •  Saturday, May 18
  • King George Masonic Lodge, 8552 James Madison Pkwy, King George, VA
  • 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming meeting schedule

Here is a list of future guest speakers for our upcoming meetings.

Thursday, March 21; 7 PM

Chief Deputy Major John Beauchamp of the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office will speak to us about the Sheriff’s office and law enforcement issues in the county.

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM

To be determined.  We hope to have a speaker to talk with us about farming in our county and on the Northern Neck.

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM

Monty Deihl, Chief of Operations, Omega Protein, will speak to us about Omega’s operations, products, markets, contributions to the area, and other issues related to the menhaden fishing industry.