IMPORTANT: Upcoming events

Training for volunteers to support Francis Edwards for Delegate

  • Saturday, July 22
  • 10:00 AM
  • Mallard Bay Clubhouse.  From Knight’s Run Rd., turn into Mallard Bay subdivision, stay on main road to the clubhouse at the end of the road.

Support Northern Neck Free Health Clinic

  • Thursday, August 10
  • 7:00 pm
  • New courthouse, Heathsville
  • Sign up to speak at the Public Comment period, Northumberland County Board of Supervisors
  • The Supervisors approved a donation to the Free Health Clinic that was $8,000 less than the Clinic requested.  We need folks to speak on behkalf of the Free Clinic.

Northumberland County Democratic Committee Community Yard Sale

  • Saturday, August 12
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
  • Community Center, located on Brown’s Store Road

NAACP Candidate Forums

The Northumberland County NAACP is planning two candidate forums.

  • Statewide candidates:  Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates
  • September 12
  • Time to be announced
  • Community Center, located on Brown’s Store Road


  • Local candidates:  School Board, Board of Supervisors
  • September 26
  • Time to be announced
  • Community Center, located on Brown’s Store Road

Next meeting: July 20

The next meeting of the Northumberland County Democratic Committee is:

  • Thursday, July 20
  • 7:00 PM
  • Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville, VA
  • Join us at 6:30 for snacks if you like

Francis Edwards wins Democratic nomination for 99th District House of Delegates seat; Northam, Fairfax win Democratic nominations for governor, lt. governor

In the June 13 primary election, Francis Edwards won the Democratic nomination for the 99th District Virginia House of Delegates seat.  Edwards will face incumbent Republican Margaret Ransone in November.

Edwards received 1,827 votes to fellow Democrat Vivian Messner’s 1,551.

Edwards released the following statement on election night:

Thanks to your votes and hard work, I am now honored and humbled to be your Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates in the 99th District!

I am fired up and ready for the task ahead.  In her last election, only 3.3 out of 10 people voted for the incumbent. Yes, you read that correctly only 3.3 out of 10! Today 6 out of 10 want a change in representation, and Tuesday’s turnout was a sure indication that the Northern Neck is ready for a new delegate in Richmond! I am confident that we have a campaign strategy that will bring us victory.

 I will show up, stand up and work for you, but I can’t do it alone.  I need your help and am asking for your volunteer efforts as we work for a win in November.  Part of the reason for our success last night was due to Primary Day efforts by a number of volunteers working at the polls.  In the days ahead we will be asking for your help in phone banking and going door to door in your neighborhood to help turn out the vote for a November victory.


Edwards for Delegate Campaign

 PS:  Please check out our website to find out about our Campaign.

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In the statewide races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam defeated Tom Perriello for the Democratic nomination as governor.

Justin Fairfax received the Democratic Party nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Northam and Fairfax will face Republicans Ed Gillespie and Jill Vogel in the November general election.

For full election results, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

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.