68th House District to Hold Primary to Nominate Democratic Candidate

News Advisory, 3/16/17

Ben Ragsdale (804) 330-3959

benragsdale@verizon.net

Chair, 68th Virginia Legislative

Nominating Committee

The Virginia Democratic Party will hold a primary election to determine its nominee for Virginia House of Delegates District #68 in the November General Election.

The primary election, at regular polling places, will be June 13, 2017, and will be open to all voters in the district.

The official filing period began on March 13 and will end at 5:00 P.M. on March 30.  Prospective candidates need to file an appropriate number of petitions for candidacy signed by registered voters in the district, a filing fee of $352.80  (2% of a legislator’s annual salary), and other documents with various Democratic Party and state and local agencies.  All forms must be filed by March 30.

The announcement was made by Ben Ragsdale, Chairman of the Virginia 68th Legislative District Nominating Committee, with whom Candidates have to file their declaration of candidacy, receipt for paying their filing fee, and petitions bearing the signatures of at least 125 qualified voters living in the district.  He lives at 3821 Custis Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23225.  He may be contacted at 804-330-3959 and benragsdale@verizon.net.

“We’re greatly encouraged by the caliber of the three candidates who thus far are seeking this nomination,” said Ragsdale.  “We think our chances of unseating the incumbent, Manoli Loupassi, in November are excellent.  There is still time for other interested Democrats to do the necessary paperwork and file.  We will continue to have a full and friendly discussion of the issues facing Virginia and why we need new representation from the 68th.”

The 68th District is about evenly split between Richmond and Chesterfield.  It roughly starts in the Fan District, runs west, grabs three western Henrico precincts, then heads across the river through southwest Richmond to the Salisbury and Smoketree areas of Chesterfield.

LOCATION CHANGE: CALL TO CAUCUS TO NOMINATE A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN THE 71ST HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT

The 71st House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) on January 21, 2017, between 10AM and 2PM at Linwood Holton Elementary School, 1600 W Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23227, for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the February 7, 2017 Special Election for the 71st House of Delegates District Virginia General Assembly.

Caucus Documents:

HOD71 Call to Caucus

HOD71 Temporary Unassembled Caucus Rules

HOD71 Candidate Declaration Form

Questions should be directed to the 71st House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee Chair, Tavarris Spinks, by email to tavarris@gmail.com and/or richmonddems@gmail.com.

CALL TO CAUCUS TO NOMINATE A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN THE 71ST HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT

The 71st House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) on January 21, 2017, between 10AM and 2PM at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W Graham Rd, Richmond, VA 23220, for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the February 7, 2017 Special Election for the 71st House of Delegates District Virginia General Assembly.

Caucus Documents:

Call to Caucus

Temporary Unassembled Caucus Rules

Candidate Declaration Form

Questions should be directed to the 71st House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee Chair, Tavarris Spinks, by email to tavarris@gmail.com and/or richmonddems@gmail.com.

Annual Rank & File Holiday Party

Friends,

I hope you will join us this Friday for our Annual Rank & File Holiday Party. It was your hard work that allowed us to see so many successes in Richmond. Let’s join together and celebrate! Purchase your $20 ticket online here. Tickets include food, beverage, and entertainment.

Sincerely,

James JJ Minor, Chair

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Caucus Cancelled

The Richmond City Democratic Committee Unassembled Caucuses to Elect Delegates and Alternates to the Third and Seventh Congressional District and State Conventions have been cancelled.

The Richmond Democratic Committee received fewer pre-filing forms for the State and Congressional District Democratic Conventions than there were spots available. All those who pre-filed properly have been elected. The caucus that was to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, is hereby cancelled.

Information will be forthcoming from the Democratic Party of Virginia regarding the District and State Conventions.

Please let me know if you have any other questions and thank you for your interest and participation in the Democratic Party!

James JJ Minor
Chair
Richmond City Democratic Committee

Unassembled Caucus to Elect Delegates to Congressional and State Conventions

The Richmond City Democratic Committee will hold an unassembled caucus on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., at the Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP) Building, 1021 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, VA 23219, for the purpose of electing delegates and alternates to the 3rd and 7th Congressional District Democratic Convention and the Virginia Democratic State Convention. More information can be accessed in the links below; if you have questions, email richmonddems@gmail.com.

Those wishing their names be placed on the ballot at the Caucus should pre-file their candidacy by April 9, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., with the Richmond City Democratic Committee Chair, James Minor, 900 N 35th St, Richmond, VA 23223, (804) 677-7340, or one of the following designees:

Jamie Nolan, 815 Perry St Apt 314, Richmond, VA 23224, (804) 399-0330
Ben Ragsdale, 3821 Curtis Rd, Richmond, VA 23225, (804) 330-3959
Betty Squire, 1600 N 27th St, Richmond, VA 23223, (804) 225-8331
Mieko Timmons, 929 W Clay St, Richmond, VA 23220, (804) 643-7752
Sandra Antoine, 3714 Moody Ave, Richmond, VA 23225, (804) 690-9119
Eric Payne, 3320 Hanover Ave, Richmond, VA 23221, (804) 928-3949

There is a voluntary administrative fee of $25 requested from each person filing for delegate or alternate. The total maximum voluntary administrative fee is $25 ($10/$5/$10) for the State Convention/Congressional District/Local Committee). No person shall be denied the right to participate in the delegate selection process due to nonpayment of this fee.

RCDC Call to Caucus 2016 – CD3

RCDC Call to Caucus 2016 – CD7

RCDC Caucus Rules – CD3CD7

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