• Prepare for 2019 - Meet the Candidates

    The General Election is November 5th.

    Ronnie Ross is the candidate for State Senate District 27, currently represented by Jill Vogel (R)

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    State Senate District 27 Profile


    Laura Galante is a candidate for House District 18, currently represented by Michael Webert (R).

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    House District 18 Profile

    Jessica Foster is a candidate for House District 88, currently represented by Mark Cole (R).

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    House District 88 Profile

    Delegate Elizabeth Guzman is running for reelection for House District 31 

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    House District 31

    How Nominees Are Chosen

    We now have multiple candidates who have publicly announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination for the 18th district of Virginia's House of Delegates. Congratulations, Laura Galante for Delegate and Tristan Shields for Delegate! In order to decide our nominee, a nominating committee will be formed composed of one representative from each county in the district (in our case Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Warren). They will meet in January and February to vote on the method, either a caucus or a primary. The representative for each county is either the county party chair if the chair lives in the district, or else the county chair appoints a representative. Both FCDC Chairs Whitney Petrilli and Larry Jackson don't live in the 18th district, so we will appoint Kathy Marmet our Vice Chair to represent us.

    Votes on the four-person committee will be weighted according to the number of Democratic voters in each county in the previous election for the seat. Since the majority of 2017's 18th district Democratic voters live in Fauquier County, the Fauquier representative will have the deciding vote.


    Both Larry Jackson's and my (Whitney Petrilli) personal preference is a primary. If the method is a primary, candidates will need to get their signatures into the nominating committee by March 28th in order to appear on the ballot. The nominating committee will validate the signatures, and the vote will be in June at your normal polling place. Please let us know if you have any questions at all about the method of nomination. This process can be confusing, and my goal will be to make it as open and transparent as we possibly can

    Register to Vote or Update your Address!

    Check your registration to make sure you can vote, or register for the first time! If you are already registered, make sure your address is updated. Turning 18 by Election Day? You can vote too! A government issued ID is required when you head to the polls.

  • Resources for Voters

    Get educated, get engaged!

    Your window into Virginia politics.

    Everything you’d want to know about federal and state elections.

    Your state legislature at work.

    Rural Caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia – Virginia is 95 counties, 38 cities, 90% rural.

    Encouraging informed and active participation in government; influencing public policy through education and advocacy.

    Virginians for Fair Redistricting

    Seeking to make democracy fair, functional, and more representative.

    Ending corporate personhood and demanding real democracy.