Northumberland Democrats meeting: June 15

The Northumberland County Democratic Party will meet on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 7 PM at the Library in Heathsville.  If you wish, bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM. 
This meeting will include a campaign financing and political action presentation by vice chairman Joe Schlatter.  Dave Cariens will discuss writing letters to the editor and news releases. 
The Committee will discuss involvement in the General Election in November.


Remember to Vote in the June 13 Primary Election

On June 13, 2017, Virginia will hold a statewide dual-party primary election in which Democrats and Republicans will select their candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.  In Northumberland County, Democrats will select a candidate to oppose Republican Margaret Ransone  for the 99th House of Delegates seat.

Polls open at 6:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM.

The polling place for Precinct 3A has been moved from the Northumberland Public Library to the Light of Christ Anglican Church, 9500 Northumberland Highway.

This is a DUAL-PARTY primary election.  When you check in to vote, you will be asked if you want a REPUBLICAN BALLOT or a DEMOCRATIC BALLOT.  You can vote on only one ballot.

You must show a valid photo ID to vote.  Absentee voting is available weekdays, 9 to 5, at the General Registrar’s office in the old courthouse, Heathsville.  The office also will be open for absentee voting Saturday, June 10, 9 to 5.

Republican Primary Candidates are:

For Governor
  • Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie
  • Corey A. Stewart
  • Frank W. Wagner
For Lieutenant Governor
  • Bryce E. Reeves
  • Glen R. Davis, Jr.
  • Jill H. Vogel
For Attorney General
  • Race is not contested


Democratic Primary Candidates are:

For Governor
  • Ralph S. Northam
  • Tom S. Perriello
For Lieutenant Governor
  • Justin E. Fairfax
  • Gene J. Rossi
  • Susan S. Platt
For Attorney General
  • Race is not contested
For House of Delegates, 99th District
  • Vivian L. “Viv” Messner
  • Francis Nicholas Edwards

Notice of Caucus to select Democratic Party nominee for Board of Supervisors

The Northumberland County Democratic Party will hold a caucus to select a candidate(s) for the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors.  In November 2017, county voters will elect Supervisors from Districts 2 and 3.  The incumbents are Richard Haynie (District 2) and James Long (District 3).
This caucus will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Public Library in Heathsville, Virginia from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
While you may pre-file for a seat, you may also nominate a candidate at this time.  
I thank you very much for your help in this matter.
Sincerely yours,
Frank Kober, Chair
Northumberland County Democratic Party
Remember our meeting, tonight, Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM, at the Northumberland Public Library.

May 18 Meeting Announcement

Northumberland County Democrats will meet:

  • Thursday, May 18
  • 7:00 PM
  • at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville.
  • If you wish, bring a snack to share and join us at 6:30.


  • Linda G. Perriello, mother of Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tom Perriello.
  • Francis Edwards, candidate for Democratic Nomination for Delegate, 99th District.

May 1: HUGE defeat for Trump

HUGE defeat for Trump.  Congress set to pass funding bill that keeps government open through September.  The bill provides money for Planned Parenthood, 100% funding for EPA — NOT ONE PENNY FOR THE “BORDER WALL.”  Read all about it here and here.

Just imagine

Imagine if Hillary Clinton had done this.

Hillary Clinton is president. It’s learned that she has deep ties to Putin and the Russian spy agency. She puts utterly unqualified billionaires in cabinet posts. She pursues public policies that benefit her and her billionaire friends. She puts her daughter Chelsea in a position of influence in the West Wing, gives her her own office and allows her to use that position to forward her own business interests. And — Chelsea’s husband is Hillary’s chief advisor. The private business trips taken by Chelsea and her husband are paid for by the taxpayers.

She refuses to release any tax returns, she blocks access to the visitor logs in the White House and Bill refuses to live in the White House so our tax dollars are spent keeping him safe in Chappaqua. Hillary spends almost every weekend lounging in her own, privately-held resort. Her private resort gets reimbursed for all “official” government functions (including security) because she chooses to conduct all her “business” and personal functions there. She and her family live in three White Houses at the same time.

In an interview, she names the wrong country she bombed while bragging about the chocolate cake she was eating while she ordered said bombing. I could go on and on.

If Hillary Clinton were president and if she had done any of the above, the outrage, the outcries, the screaming by Republicans would be heard around the world and impeachment proceedings would already be underway.  Yet, Donald Trump has done everything listed above and we hear not a peep out of Republicans.

Senator Tim Kaine’s staff to meet constituents: Heathsville, Wednesday, May 3

On Wednesday, May 3, Senator Kaine’s staff will host Kaine Connects office hours at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville. Staff will be available from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

RSVP by emailing for the point of contact, but walk in appointments are also welcome.

Northumberland Public Library
7204 Northumberland Highway
Heathsville VA, 22473
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For more information on upcoming Kaine Connects, click here.

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