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:
- February 20: Northumberland County Democratic Party meeting
- April 27: Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting
- March 23: Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting
- February 24: Lancaster County Democratic Party meeting
- 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.