Monday, September 12, 2016

Giles County Democratic Party Office Opens!

We opened our office in Pearisburg on 109 N. Main Street.   Tentatively we will have office hours on Thursday 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon or so.  It will be open at other times so call first at 921-4055 to pick up signs, bumper stickers, or literature.  Please support our office by donating to pay for the utilities too. 

Get your Derek Kitts yard sign.  Derek is a 24 year Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars and is committed to serving the best interests of southwest Virginians.

The office is located across from the beautiful Giles County Courthouse.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


The Giles County Democratic Party Caucus scheduled for this Saturday, April 16, is cancelled.  The number of applications for delegates was equal to the number of positions so I hereby declare those that applied as duly elected. 

Note we did not receive an application for the Hillary alternate position.  The alternate only votes at the 9th CD May 21 convention if one of our delegates cannot make it.  Also, at the convention, another city or county committee could recruit our alternate as a Hillary delegate for their locality in which case he or she would vote.   If you are a Hillary supporter and would like to be an alternate at the Convention, please contact Joan at

Please, notify anyone you told about the caucus.  I will put up a sign Saturday on the courthouse and be there in case anyone shows up. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Notice of Caucus


The Giles County Democratic Committee hereby announces that it will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in the Giles County Courthouse, 501 Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg, for the purpose of electing 4 delegates and 1 alternate to the 9th Congressional District Democratic Convention (May 21) and  the 2016 Virginia State Democratic Convention (June 18).
Any person wishing to seek election as a delegate or alternate must file with Joan Kark, Chair of the Giles County Democratic Committee, no later than 5:00 pm on April 11, 2016.  Completed prefiling forms should be mailed to:  Giles County Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 5, Newport, VA 24128.   A voluntary administrative fee of $10.00 will be charged at the time of filing; a check for $10.00, payable to the Giles County Democratic Committee, should accompany the mailed prefiling form.
There is no charge for those wishing to attend and vote at the caucus.

Doors to the caucus will open at 11:30 a.m. for check-in.  Any person attending the caucus, before participating in that caucus, shall sign a standard Caucus Participation Form stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuring general election, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and is a registered voter in Giles County.  Please bring your photo ID to the caucus.   Caucus Participation Forms must be filled out during check-in and before participating in the caucus.  At 12:00 noon the doors to the caucus will be closed and no person may complete a form and participate in the caucus after that time, with the exception of those in line at 12:00 noon.

If only one person files for each delegate or alternate position, the caucus will be cancelled.  In this event, the Chair will publicly announce the cancellation, proclaim the individuals properly filed as the duly nominated delegates and alternate, and so advise those individuals.

For further information and to obtain a prefiling form, please email:   Prefiling forms will also be available in the lobby of the Pearisburg Library, 209 Fort Branch Rd., Pearisburg.

Authorized by Giles County Democratic Committee