You’re invited to the next Rappahannock County Democrats meeting


The Rappahannock County Democrats will meet at the Rappahannock County Library (4 Library Road, Washington, VA) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. You don’t have to be a member to attend. Just show up. Hope to see you there!




Note from the Chair, Ross O’Donaghue

Rappahannock Democrats and Friends,
Saturday (March 29) we had what can only be described as a very successful brunch with over 90 attendees, considerable donations, a couple of candidates, and an array of delicious breakfast items.

Many thanks to all who gave so freely of their time and expertise:

Alma Viator who organized the whole thing and then was struck down by a bad tooth.  Thanks and we hope you are feeling better.

Gwen Bates who stepped into the breach and filled in the blanks.

Ralph Bates

Linda Dietel

Andy Platt

Hi Soo Heppinstall

Larry Heppinstall

Sharon Kilpatrick

Patrick Alther

Thom Pellikaan

Jim and Liz Blubaugh

Alice Biby

Margi White

Ray Boc

Hank Gorfein

And Smiggy

Forgive me if I have forgotten someone, the support and contributions were overwhelming.



Blue State Bluegrass Brunch, March 29!

Blue State Bluegrass Brunch


Litter pick-up and party, April 12

Litter Pick-upIt’s time for Spring litter pickup on Rt. 211. The Rappahannock County Democrats’ designated area is between Massie’s Corner and the Rappahannock County Library. The route is divided so volunteers won’t have far to walk (all volunteers will initially meet at Massie’s Corner). The trash pickup party at the library will start at shortly after the crews hit the road. Time to be announced.

Volunteers are needed. To sign up, call Jed Duvall at 540-937-3780.

Some RCHS band members and parents will be joining us, as a fundraiser.


You’re invited to a special Culpeper County Democrats meeting, February 27

February 27th Culpeper Dems meeting.

February 27th, 7 p.m. at 102 North Main St. Culpeper (A.P. Hill building on the corner of Main and Davis in downtown Culpeper).

Guest Speaker – Andrew Patrick from Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws

7:30 – Movie – Inequality for All by Robert Reich

Inequality for All is a 2013 documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth. The film examines widening income inequality in the United States. The film is presented by American economist, author and professor Robert Reich.

9:00 – Conference call with Robert Reich.

Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be served.

The Culpeper County Democrats hope you will join them for a nice evening of conversation, good company and motivation.

Also, you all also invited to join their rural committees group called Blue Ridge Piedmont Democrats to share information and possibly combine events to have a greater presence in the area.


Next Festive Progressives Gathering – February 20



Do you like to dine and mingle with other Democrats and Progressives? You’re in luck. Festive Progressives will be gathering at the Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Highway  Flint Hill, Va.) on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. There’s no sign up, fee or commitment. Just show up and enjoy the company. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurant menu.


A note from the RCDC Chair

Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors Declines Motion to Request the Attorney General’s resignation or censure. 

Many thanks to all of the Rappahannock Democrats who phoned or emailed their supervisor to urge them to not support the proposed resolution.  Special thanks to all who attended the BOS meeting who articulately and cogently expressed their opposition to the proposed resolution.

Tonight’s general meeting (7:00 pm in the Library) has attracted a representative from Mark Warner’s campaign who is eager to obtain signatures for Senator Warner’s campaign petition and will give us an update on the campaign.

Ross O’Donoghue

Chairman, Rappahannock County Democratic Committee


New Year, New Officers

Congratulations to the new RCDC officers:

 Secretary Gwen Bates, Chairman Ross O’Donoghue, Vice Chair Jed Duvall and Treasurer Raymond Boc.

2014 Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Reorganization Cau


Democrats in Action

2014 Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Reorganization Cau

Thanks to the group above and to everyone who helped make the January 2014 reorganization caucus a success!


Notice of Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Caucus

Notice of Rappahannock County Democratic Caucus:

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee hereby announces that it will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at The Washington Town Hall on Gay Street for the purpose of electing members to the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee for the 2014-2016 Biennium.

Any Democrat wishing to be a member of the Committee must file an Application for Membership which may be mailed to RCDC, PO Box 277, Washington, VA 2274 or filed with the Credentials Officer at the Caucus. Filing forms will be available from 9:00 am until 10:00 am at The Town Hall on the day of the Caucus. They will also be available at the Registrar of Voters office on Gay Street in Washington or by calling 675-3826. It is not necessary to be present at the Caucus in order to be elected as a member of the Committee; however, it is necessary that all Applications for Membership be in the possession of the Reorganization Caucus by 10:00 am, January 11, 2014.

There is no charge for those wishing to attend and vote at the Caucus.

Doors to the caucus will open at 9:00 am for breakfast and check-in. Any person attending the caucus shall sign a standardized Caucus participation Form stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed by a Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and is a registered voter in Rappahannock County. Caucus Participation Forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to participating in the caucus. At 10:00 am the doors to the caucus will be closed, and no person may complete a form and participate in the caucus after that time with the exception of those persons in line at 10:00 am.

Once the committee is reformed, the committee will convene and may choose to elect officers for the 2014-2016 Biennium.

For more information, contact Jed Duvall at 540-937-3780.