R.I.P.: Bob Lindsey

We are saddened to report the death of one of our long-time active members.  Bob Lindsey died Saturday morning Oct 28 at VCU as a result of injuries sustained in a wreck last week.

Bob’s wife Barbara Shine will need our support.

There will be a memorial service later; we will keep everyone informed about the details.

We need help for the November 7, 2017 election

With less than three weeks before the election, Northumberland Democrats are asking for your help.  We are canvassing and phoning during the lead-up to the November 7th election.  We need help in canvassing and phone banking as well as help on election day at the polls.
If you can help, contact Chairman Frank Kober.
If you cannot help with canvassing, phone banking or as a poll worker, there are other actions you can take to help:
  • Please contact at least ten of your family and friends to vote on election day.
  • Support Ralph Northam for Governor, Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor, Mark Herring for Attorney General, and Francis Edwards for Delegate.
  • In our local elections, support Jim Long for Supervisor in the Third District.
  • In the School Board races, the Northumberland Democratic Party endorsed Mary Hooper for School Board, Second District.
  • While the Northumberland Democratic Party didn’t endorse in the Third District School Board race, I personally recommend Gerald Howard for reelection to this seat.

Meeting, Thursday, October 19

The Northumberland County Democratic Party will meet:
  • Thursday, October 19
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Nothumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA
  • 7:00 PM — bring a snack to share at 6:30 
Our guest speaker is Edwin Santana, Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for US Congress, First Congressional District.  Please come and hear Edwin’s message.  Edwin is one of four candidates vying for the 2018 Democratic nomination.
Future candidates currently scheduled are:
  • Vangie Williams on Thursday, November 15, and,
  • Ryan Sawyer on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Also, at this meeting, plans for election day and pre-election day work for November 7, 2017, General Election will be discussed.


“No-Show” Margaret Ransone is absent . . . again



Crowd at Westmoreland Indivisible speaking with Francis Edwards and Vangie Williams. Margaret Ransone is a no-show.



An audience member asks questions of Francis Edwards at the Northumberland NAACP candidates’ forum Sep 26. Where is “No-Show” Margaret?

Last week I attended two events where Margaret Ransone and I were both invited to a public event to talk about our platform and answer questions from voters. I attended both. Margaret attended neither.

In fact, after initially accepting the event sponsored by the Westmoreland Indivisibles she withdrew! With an open slot on the agenda, Vangie Williams, CD1 candidate for 2018 stepped in to speak with the group.

Margaret outright declined to participate in the candidate’s forum hosted by the Northumberland NAACP at Northumberland High School. There were lots of thoughtful questions and I welcomed the opportunity to listen to and address voter concerns at this well-organized event.