Upcoming Rappahannock County Democrats Meeting


The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will meet on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library (4 Library Road, Washington, VA). Meetings are open to the general public.

Click here to view the minutes from the September 2016 General Committee Meeting


Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

From the Washington Post-

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday.

State election officials actually had agreed to an even longer extension with the voter-advocacy group that filed the lawsuit. The agreement would have extended the deadline through Oct. 24.

But Hilton said he wanted an extension just long enough to make up for computer glitches that occurred in the hours leading up to the original Oct. 17 deadline. Read More »


Dittmar Campaign Denounces Sleazy Republican Charges

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Jane Dittmar, 5th District congressional candidate, today denounced the attempt by the Garrett campaign to resurrect a long-resolved one-car accident from 1999 to deflect attention from his failing campaign.

“Tom Garrett is trying to retry a case that was settled in court over 17 years ago,” said Dittmar. “Regarding this traffic violation I was guilty of a traffic accident—nothing more, nothing less.  My DMV record has never had a DUI violation and I have never been convicted of a DUI violation.”

Earlier this summer, attorney Ron Tweel, who represented Dittmar at the time, confirmed that the LEXIS-NEXIS report was in error and that the case did not result in a DUI conviction.

“I’m disgusted that my opponent, who should understand due process, would sink to this level. He is desperate. He is polling badly and knows he may well lose this race, and so he’s opted ‘to go low.”

“People do not expect candidates to lead perfect lives, but they do expect them to learn from their mistakes. I learned my lesson and have not had a traffic accident since before the turn of the century.”

“This is the kind of politics that makes good people unwilling to run for office—career politicians who will do anything to gain and stay in office,” stated Dittmar. “We need positive change in Washington, not ‘burn down the house’ career politicians.”


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An Interview with Democrat Jane Dittmar, 5th District Candidate

Click here to listen to a WMRA interview with Jane Dittmar from October 11, 2016



Jane Dittmar for Congress, Virginia’s 5th Congressional District

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Jane Dittmar for Congress, Virginia’s 5th Congressional District

I am Jane Dittmar and I am your Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.  I am the immediate past Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and former representative of the Scottsville District. Through my Supervisor position, I served on the Governor’s Broadband Advisory Council.

I am a certified mediator for both General District and Circuit Courts and have served as court coordinator for the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit courts of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa.  I’m also a principal in Positive Solutions Group and a business consultant specializing in strategic planning. My background is business and I  have owned and worked with many businesses in the Commonwealth particularly when I served as President of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1992-2000.

I became a Virginian when I was six years old, attending Arlington County Public Schools after my family moved from rural Illinois.  I  graduated from the University of Virginia where I received a degree in Economics. Since then, I’ve attended the UVa Darden School’s Executive Program and Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy. Over the past 40 years, I’ve lived in Nelson, Fluvanna, and Albemarle Counties, and the City of Charlottesville.  My husband, Frank Squillace, and I reside in Albemarle County, Virginia. We have raised six children (Will, Mary, Virginia, Leia, Jed, and Joe), four of whom are in college.

I will bring my experience and action-oriented approach to Congress, to make sure it is accountable, transparent, and responsive to our needs in the 5th District. I am committed to public service, and I am ready and willing to work for you, for us, for the 5th.
Jane Dittmar


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