If you’ve been thinking about this November’s Congressional elections to kick out Tom Garrett and take back the U.S. Congress, you’ve probably been hearing about the 5th District’s Caucus and Convention to pick our Democratic nominee.

Instead of holding a primary election, Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, of which Rappahannock County is a part, will hold a two-phased process.

First comes the local Rappahannock Caucus on April 14, 2018, at the Washington Schoolhouse (567 Mount Salem Avenue, Washington, VA 22747), in which we pick delegates to represent the four candidates for the nomination, Leslie Cockburn, Ben Cullop, RD Huffstetler, or Andrew Sneathern. Doors will open at 9:30 am and close for caucus at 10:30 am.

Next, those delegates assemble at the 5th District Nominating Convention on May 5, 2018, at the The Firemen’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville VA 23910 (Prince Edward County) at 11 a.m. to pick our nominee.

We’ll be issuing a Call to Caucus in the next week. Meanwhile, the excellent video posted above will get you started.


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