May 3, Kilmarnock: Public information meeting about gerrymandering

Ready to help make grassroots change in Virginia and ensure fair redistricting? Join us to discuss local efforts to raise awareness, provide information, and advocate for meaningful reform.

Come out Wednesday, May 3rd

Lancaster Community Library 
16 Town Centre Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

 4:00PM – Gerrymandering 101: Discussion and Q&A

Politicians get to pick their own voters through a process called “gerrymandering.”   Get a crash course in gerrymandering! Learn about the history of it in Virginia, how it’s affected you, and get your questions answered!

5:00PM – Regional Action Group Interest Meeting

Northumberland Democratic Party meeting, Thursday, April 20

The Northumberland County Democratic Party will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 20, 7:00 PM, at the Northumberland Library.  If you wish, bring a snack to share and join us at 6:30.

Guests will be:

  • Vivian Messner, Democratic candidate for the 99th House of Delegates seat now held by Republican Margaret Ransone.
  • Zakiya Thomas, campaign manager for Justin Fairfax, candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

District 99 is being contested by 2 Democratic candidates this cycle:  Vivian Messner and Francis Edwards. The seat is currently held by Republican Margaret Ransone. This seat was not challenged by a Democrat in the last cycle. The last time it was challenged by a Democrat was in 2011.

The mother of Tom Perriello, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s governor, will be our guest at our May 18 meeting.

IMPORTANT!!! Northumberland Democratic Caucus, Thursday, April 20; 7:30 PM, Northumberland Library

The Northumberland Democratic Party was scheduled to hold a caucus on Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM, at the Northumberland Library to select delegates to the First District Democratic Committee.

As of 5:01 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, two delegates have volunteered:  According to the rules of the Democratic Party of Virginia, Frank Kober and Joe Schlatter are the delegates from Northumberland County to the First District Democratic Committee Convention, May 13, 2o17.

Selection of Northumberland County Delegates is now closed.

IMPORTANT: Call to Caucus, Northumberland County Democratic Party



Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Northumberland County Virginia Democratic Committee hereby calls an assembled caucus beginning at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the public library in Heathsville.   The purpose of the caucus will be to elect 3 Delegates and 1 Alternate to the First Congressional District Democratic Convention, to convene at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Walker Grant Middle School, 1 Learning Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Northumberland County delegates to the First Congressional District Democratic Convention shall elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members; consider resolutions; and conduct such other business as may properly come before the Convention.


Here is a link to the full Call to Caucus form.  Please download and print this form.  On the last page of this Caucus Call 2017 form is a Caucus Declaration Form 2017Each person attending the caucus must complete and sign the Declaration Form.

Northumberl Dems 2017 Call to Caucus


Go to this page to read the full Caucus Call.

Call Congressman Wittman, urge him to NOT support Trumpcare

Congressman Rob Wittman (R, VA-01) has said he does not support the “health care” bill being put forward by House Speaker Paul Ryan.  The House will vote on this bill sometime Thursday, March 23.

We need to call Rep. Wittman’s office and urge him to continue his opposition to this bill.  While Republicans are hell-bent on “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, the proposed Trumpcare is a disaster in many ways.

Call Rep. Wittman’s office immediately and urge him to NOT support the “American Health Care Act,” HR 1628.

Tappahannock Office:

508 Church Lane
P.O. Box 3106
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-0668

Stafford Office:

95 Dunn Drive
Ste. 201
Stafford, Virginia 22556
(540) 659-2734

Washington DC Office:

2055 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4261

Francis Edwards; Democratic Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, 99th District

  Francis Edwards

Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates, District 99

Francis Edwards  – a resident of Weems in Lancaster County – is a newcomer to politics.  Francis and his wife of 23 years, Donna, have four adult sons and three grandsons. Donna is a native of neighboring Gloucester County, where she grew up in the house her grandfather built over 100 years ago. Francis grew up in England, has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University, and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration.

Francis had a successful career as an international business executive.  As CEO of QVC, Germany he worked with state cable and media regulators and built a successful business from the ground up, creating 2,400 jobs.

In the last 10 years Francis provided resources and free consulting to over 20 small businesses.

Francis is passionate about education, the environment, job creation, and human rights.

Francis was an executive committee board member of WMHT public TV/radio and the UNM Anderson Business School Foundation.  He was also the keynote speaker at Japan’s national cable convention in Tokyo and the city of Düsseldorf convention in Chicago.  He was awarded the keys to the city of Hückelhoven for the creation of jobs.

After turning 60, Francis became a runner and has since raced in 4 marathons, several half marathons, and shorter races, including the Irvington Turkey Trot.

Locally, Francis and Donna are active supporters of the Animal Welfare League, helped raise funds for the Free Health Clinic and the new YMCA buildings, and are lifetime members of the Lancaster Community Library.


Want to learn more?  Francis is available to speak to your group, anywhere, anytime, any size group.  Contact him:


Tel: 804 436-6036

Donate to Francis’ campaign: