Upcoming Rappahannock County Democrats Meeting


The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will meet on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 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 February 14 General Committee Meeting

Click here to view the minutes from the January 2017 General Committee Meeting

Click here to view the Agenda for the March 7, 2017 General Committee Meeting


Michael Wolniewicz – Candidate for Virginia’s Delegate District 18

Michael does not yet have a campaign website, but click the following link to learn more about him: http://www.mwfurnituredesign.com/

From his professional website:

Michael Wolniewicz (wool-nev-itch), has over 30 years experience designing and managing projects that span the world, and over the years, he has worked with clients such as Time Warner Communications, AOL,  the World Zionist Organization, CBS, the Dubai International Airport and the Beijing Olympics. His furniture has been featured in articles in Home and Design Magazine and Washington Spaces.

Michael received a BA in Furniture Design at Buffalo State University in 1989 with a minor in pottery. After college he worked for several mill companies in upstate NY and also became skilled at antique furniture restoration while exploring his own design voice. Early on he was inspired by the works of Roycroft, Nakashima, Frank Lloyd Wright and Sam Maloof. Read More »


Tristan Shields – Candidate for Virginia’s Delegate District 18

From www.TristanShields.com:

Graduating with a BA degree in Theater from the College of Charleston, I did a stint as a professional stage actor in Memphis, TN where I honed my singing voice on Beale Street.  Returning to Virginia, I founded the Shields Brothers, a rock harmony singing duo with my younger brother, Rory.  We started playing locally in the Charlottesville, Warrenton and Culpeper areas, eventually getting selected by Ceelo Green as Finalists on NBC’s the Voice, Season 2. From there we raised funds on Kickstarter from our fans to produce music and videos. Spending time in Los Angeles on a variety of acting and music projects, we ended up singing backup for 80s Poison star, Bret Michaels. Along the way, we built a significant YouTube and podcasting presence, garnering over 1.2 million views and 150,000 downloads on our Who Stole What podcast.

My Virginia roots go deep. I can trace my lineage back to Richmond 1838. Presently, I live on my family’s (small) horse farm in Rixeyville, Virginia.


Meet Your Neighbors at the Blue State Bluegrass Brunch


Rappahannock County Democrats’ General Meeting Agenda, 3/7/17



Approval of Minutes from February 2017

Treasurer’s Report


Arrangements for Bluegrass Brunch on April 1

Possible Speakers- Ross will update on progress.  Read More »


Rappahannock County Democrats’ General Meeting Agenda, 2/14/17

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 Read More »


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National: What’s your voting district? Who are your U.S Senators and Representatives? Find out here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/VA

State: What’s your voting district? Who are your Va. State Senators and Representatives? Find out here: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/



Letter from Jane Dittmar and an op-ed (analysis on 2016 campaign in the 5th district)

Dear Rappahannock County Democrats,

Happy New Year! I want to thank you once more for investing in my 2016 campaign. Despite the outcome, your contribution helped us inspire nearly 150,000 people to support our values and vote for representation that promised to be responsive and respectful of all people.

As we begin the New Year, I feel renewed and eager to continue our efforts to ensure a vibrant future for our children and our Commonwealth. 2017 is important for Virginia as we work to rebuild a Democratic majority in the state legislature and strive to elect another Democratic governor.

I strongly appeal to you to join me in supporting the efforts of David Toscano, the Democratic Leader in the House of Delegates with whom I will be working, as he seeks to elect a slate of qualified candidates to the General Assembly and efforts to elect a Democratic Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.

On, on in 2017!

Jane Dittmar

P.S. Please find below an op-ed that offers an analysis of the 2016 campaign in the 5th District.

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Lobby Day for Redistricting Reform 2017

Click here for information on Lobby Day for Redistricting Reform 2017.


March in Woodstock for Peace and Justice

A note from our Shenandoah Valley neighbors….