Due to snow, we’re rescheduling “Equal Means Equal” to Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm at the Rappahannock Public Library.

We hope to screen a 30-minute version of the film and discuss actions we can take during the current General Assembly in Richmond to ensure that Virginia becomes the 38th and final state necessary to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

This weekend, enjoy our winter wonderland. Then join us on Tuesday evening!


The Future is Rural – Galante for Delegate

Hi Rappahannock County Democrats,

I’m running to represent the 18th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

I’ve spent a decade focused on exposing US adversaries in cyberspace, first for the Department of Defense and later for a private sector company called FireEye. And before all that, I came up through 4-H and spent most of my childhood and teenage weekends in rural Virginia judging livestock and poultry and showing sheep.

Since I started my business last year—Galante Strategies—work has taken me across the world and back to rural areas of Virginia and America. There is one jarring truth that keeps hitting me no matter where I go—our divisive politics are incredibly out of touch with how people want to live and work. 

I’ve spent months meeting with countless people across Fauquier, Culpeper, Warren, and Rappahannock counties, and I can report that common sense reigns, getting things done matters, and people don’t suffer fools easily.

Here’s what we should do next:

To do this, I’m going to be engaging people of all political persuasions, hosting roundtable discussions to dig deep into our district’s challenges and opportunities, and showing up everywhere–from fairs to churches, fire hall breakfasts to local businesses. It might sound old-fashioned, but it’s what politics should be again, and I’m putting every ounce of my heart into it. 

Your support would mean the world to me and will make the crucial difference in this early stage of the campaign. You are my angel investors!

Five ways to help:

  1. Join me for my first campaign event in Orlean, VA: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30PM
  2. Kickstart my campaign with a donation.
  3. Spread the word about this practical, hardworking campaign that’s starting in rural Virginia
  4. Host a meet and greet: Nothing fancy. You invite your friends, and I’ll be there!
  5. Volunteer on the campaign: Like to research? Enjoy meeting people? Master of the digital world? I’d appreciate your help.

I would love to keep you in the loop as the campaign progresses. You can check out my campaign website:, follow me on social media, and join my email list for updates. 

Thanks again, and cheers to joyful holiday season,

facebook twitter instagram
Galante for Delegate
P.O. Box 1012
Marshall, VA 20116


Are you a Streisand fan? 

Check out her latest release: “Don’t Lie to Me”

Now that you’re inspired to get out the truth, get out the vote and win, sign up to knock on doors in Rappahannock County every weekend from now until Election Day for Leslie Cockburn and Tim Kaine.   We need you!

Click HERE to register (scroll down & select “show more” to view entire schedule, then sign-up for several blocks!)

Now is the time to Flip the Fifth!



All over the 5th District, rallies are planned to get out the vote for Leslie:

DANVILLE: Tuesday, September 18, at the Ballad Brewery, 600 Craghead St, Danville, VA, 6-8 pm. Expected speakers: Rep. Bobby Scott, Jessie Barksdale, Avon Kean, Rebecca Wood.

CHARLOTTESVILLE: Friday, September 21, at the Jefferson Theater, 110 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. 6-9 pm. Expected speakers: Sen. Mark Warner, Kizr Kahn and Susan Swecker and others. Music by Wild Common.

FARMVILLE: Saturday, September 22, at the Crute Stage, 102 N. Main Street, Farmville VA 23901. Likely 2-5 pm. Speakers: Sam Rasoul, Ken Swanson, Kellen Squire.

APPOMATTOX: Sunday, September 23, at Lavender Farm, 7169 Old Evergreen Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522, 4-6 pm. Speakers: Erin Lake, Sam Rasoul, Ken Swanson, Kellen Squire.

RAPPAHANNOCK: Saturday, September 29, at Mountainview Farm, 86 Botts Lane, Woodville, VA. 4-7 pm. Speakers TBA. Music by Smiggy Smith and friends, Tristan Shields and others.

FLUVANNA: Sunday, September 30, Justice Jamboree Crab Fest at the home of Mozelle Booker, 258 Bass Lane, Palmyra, VA. 4-7 pm. Speakers: Atty Gen. Mark Herring, Tome Perriello, Kizr Kahn.