We are heartbroken to report the loss of our friend, colleague, and neighbor Syd Garriss.
Sydney E. Garriss, 71, of Kilmarnock, Virginia passed away on February 6, 2018.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Garriss; sons, Paul Garriss and Steve Garriss; grandchildren, Madison and Olivia Garriss; siblings, Willard Garriss, Phyllis Guilliams, Arlette Allen and Cynthia Fraser and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a. m. February 17, 2018 at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Diabetes Association, 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Vangie Williams is one of four Democrats competing for the Democratic Party nomination to face Republican Rob Wittman for the Virginia First Congressional District seat in November 2018. Democratic Party primary to be held on June 12, 2018.
THIRD. Contact your Congressional representative and demand that he/she denounce Rep. Nunes and the Trump White House for their attacks on the FBI. Follow up by submitting your letter as a letter to the editor of your local paper.
7:00 PM; bring a snack to share at 6:30 if you wish
Executive committee meeting at 5:45 PM
Joe Schlatter will repeat an updated version of his presentation on Russia, to include (1) the impact of geography and history on Russia; (2) the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union; and, (3) Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.
This is official notice of the Reorganization of the Northumberland County Democratic Committee. On Thursday, January 18, 2018, our local party will disband under party rules. We will elect officers for the next two years. All members in good standing will be allowed to vote and participate in this process.
Doors will open at the public library in Heathsville, VA at 6:30 pm and close at 6:35 pm. Each member will fill out a loyalty pledge prior to participation. An official slate of nominees will be presented by the temporary chair of the meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. Voting will take place and the new officers will reconvene the official meeting at 7 pm.
On Saturday, December 2, the 1st Congressional District Democratic Committee voted to select our 2018 Congressional candidate by means of a primary election.
The Committee’s number one goal was to allow the voters of the 1st CD to make their choice. This means that to be successful, every candidate will need to work hard to get out the vote and build a coalition that can win not only the primary, but also the General Election in November 2018.
The Virginia State Board of Elections has not yet announced the date for the 2018 primary elections, however, the primary will be in June, probably the week of June 11 – 15.
Santana and Williams have met with us previously and now the other two candidates are scheduled to address the Northumberland County Democratic Party:
January 18: John Suddarth
February 15: Ryan Sawyers
Virginia US Senators
Tim Kaine, one of our two Democratic senators, will stand for re-election in November 2018. While we do not have a firm date, Senator Kaine will be at a joint meeting of the Northumberland and Lancaster Democratic Parties in March. Watch this website for details.