Friday, May 31, 2013

Democratic Party Primary is June 11

Giles County Democratic Party is urging all Democrats to vote in the June 11 primary. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Terry McAuliffe is the Democratic Party nominee for governor and is not listed on the ballot.  However, there are two candidates each  for the other two offices.  Aneesh Chopra and Ralph Northam are running for Lieutenant Governor.    Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring are running for Virginia Attorney General.

Links to the candidates' websites are available by clicking on the photos to the right.

Caucus cancelled


We are very happy to announce James Harder as the official Democratic candidate for the 12th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. Since Mr. Harder was the sole candidate running for the seat, there will be NO CAUCUS held for this seat.

Please welcome James as our nominee and support him with your time, efforts, and financial assistance. Please visit his website at

Monday, May 20, 2013

Giles County Democrats are invited to Caucus....

Check back here for the latest update.  Note that if only one candidate files on May 28, the caucus will be cancelled.



DATE:            Thursday, May 30,  2013 - 7:00pm

PLACE:          Briarwood Clubhouse, Hethwood
                        2210 Tall Oaks Dr, Blacksburg

PURPOSE:    To nominate a Democratic candidate for the 12th House District

The doors to the caucus will open at 6:30pm and close promptly at 7:00pm.  Participation is open to all registered voters of the 12th House District who are Democrats and who support Democratic candidates.  The 12th District includes all of the City of Radford and Giles County as well as Montgomery County Precincts A-2, A-3, B-1, E-1 (portion), E-2 F-1, F-2, G-1, and G-2 and the Belspring and New River Precincts in Pulaski County.

In order to have their name placed in nomination, candidates must file a written statement of candidacy, along with a pre-filing fee of $250.00 with the Chair of the 12th District Democratic Committee, Steve Cochran, 2175 Maple Ln, Blacksburg, VA 24060, to arrive no later than 5:00pm May 28, 2013.  If no more than one candidate files in accordance with this provision, the candidate who has filed will be declared the Party nominee and the caucus may be cancelled.

For information, contact Steve Cochran at (540) 953-0290.

Authorized by the 12th District Democratic Committee
 Paid for by the Montgomery County Democratic Committee

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Why a Primary?

I have been asked why the Democrats are having a June 11 primary when the Democratic candidate for Governor, Terry McAuliffe, is uncontested.   That is true but the other offices are contested.   Aneesh Chopra and Ralph Northam are running for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor while Mark Herring and Justin Fairfax are both running for Virginia Attorney General.

As a voter, please be informed about your candidates.  The best way to get introduced to them is by studying their websites.  Click on the images on the right to go to their websites.  From there, you can friend them on Facebook which will tell you a little more about their campaign activities and the issues they care about.

Remember the June 11 Democratic primary is only about a month away!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


The Giles County Assembled Democratic Caucus scheduled for this Saturday, May 4, has been cancelled.   I received only 2 applications  so that was less than the 5 needed to vote at a caucus.     Also, I plan to be at the courthouse from 11:30-noon Saturday in case anyone didn't get the message.

As I receive more information about the 9th Congressional District Democratic Party convention (May 25 in Abingdon) including candidate appearances, that information will be posted here Anyone can attend and we still have two delegate vacancies  to vote for candidates for the state central committee.  

If you are interested in attending the convention or becoming a delegate, contact Joan at email or phone 921-4055.