Democratic Congressional Candidates Coming to Our Area — Make your plans to meet them!!

It’s official: We have 4 candidates running for the 2020 1st Congressional District Democratic nomination! The candidates are:

Vangie Williams – Strategic Planner, Program Manager, & 2018 CD1 Nominee

Phil Cox – Home Builder & Businessman

Kevin Washington – Veteran, Cloud Computing Architect, & 2019 HD97 Nominee

Qasim Rashid – Attorney, Human Rights Activist, & 2019 SD28 Nominee

The Northern Neck is in Virginia’s First Congressional District; we are currently represented by Representative Rob Wittman (Republican, from Montross).  Rep. Wittman has been in Congress since 2010.

The four Democratic candidates listed above are competing for the Democratic Party nomination to challenge Wittman in the November 2020 election.

Before running in November 2020, these candidates must face each other in a PRIMARY ELECTION on JUNE 9, 2020. These candidates are coming to Northumberland and Lancaster counties to meet local folks, answer your questions, and present themselves as candidates.

Here is the schedule as of January 29:

QASHIM RASHID
  • February 20:  Northumberland County Democratic Party meeting
  • April 27:  Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting

VANGIE WILLIAMS

  • March 23:  Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting

KEVIN WASHINGTON

  • February 24:  Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting

PHILIP COX

  • To be scheduled

All four candidates will be at a Candidate Forum jointly sponsored by the Lancaster and Northumberland County Democrats:  Monday, May 18, 6:00 PM, Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Northumberland County Democratic Party meetings are held:  Third Thursday of each month; 6:30 social; 7:00 PM meeting; Northumberland Public Library; 7204 Northumberland Hwy (Hwy 360), Heathsville

Lancaster County Democratic Party meetings are held:  Fourth Monday of each month; 6:30 PM social; 7:00 PM meeting; Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Anyone who wants to meet these candidates is welcome to attend any of the meetings listed above — Democrat, Republican, Independent, whatever — come, join us and meet the candidates.

Democratic candidates for Congress in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District

It’s official: We have 4 candidates running for the 2020 1st CD Democratic nomination! They are…
Vangie Williams – Strategic Planner, Program Manager, & 2018 CD1 Nominee
Phil Cox – Home Builder & Businessman
Kevin Washington – Veteran, Cloud Computing Architect, & 2019 HD97 Nominee
Qasim Rashid – Attorney, Human Rights Activist, & 2019 SD28 Nominee
The first 1st CD Democratic Candidates Forum will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7pm and is hosted by the Hanover Dems Men’s Forum. The forum will be moderated by Rich Meagher, Political Science Professor at Randolph Macon College. To attend, RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call or text his cell phone (201.826.7093) or call his landline (804.496.6217).
Qasim Rashid may be coming to our February meeting — more later.

First meeting of 2020

Our first meeting of 2020 will be:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • 7:00 PM

  • Bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM

  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville (Hwy 360)

Remember our ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, Saturday, Jan 11; starting at 9:00 AM.  See the announcement of the call for this meeting — scroll down this page to see the announcement.

Two Democratic candidates for Congress

As you know, 2020 will be a busy year with three elections:

  • Presidential primary, March 3, 14 Democratic candidates on the ballot — choose one.
  • House and Senate primary, June 9.
  • Presidential, Senate, House election, Nov 3.

Here in Virginia’s First Congressional District, two candidates have announced their intention to run for the Democratic Party nomination to face incumbent Republican Rob “Donald Trump clone” Wittman in November.  These two candidates are:

  • Vangie Williams, who ran against Wittman in November 2018 and earned 45% of the vote.  Vangie’s website.
  • Kevin Washington, a newcomer to politics who announced his candidacy recently.  Kevin’s website.

We will invite both candidates to speak with us at upcoming meetings.  We also anticipate several candidate debates where these two — and any other Democratic candidates — will have the opportunity to meet with First District Democrats and discuss their positions on issues.

 

Next meeting: January 16

Our first meeting of 2020 will be:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • 7:00 PM

  • Bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM

  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville (Hwy 360)

Remember our ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, Saturday, Jan 11; starting at 9:00 AM.  See the announcement of the call for this meeting — scroll down this page to see the announcement.