The Democratic Party of Virginia State Central Committee will meet on Saturday, September 15, from 10 am to 12 noon, at Walker Grant Middle School, One Learning Lane, Fredericksburg.  The DPVA Steering Committee will meet the night before, September 14, from 7-9 pm at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg (2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg).  The meetings will focus on 2012 campaign updates, but the Central Committee will also vote on whether our statewide 2013 nominations should be selected by a primary or convention.  DPVA will also discuss candidate recruitment and the soon-to-be revamped DPVA Business Caucus.  Immediately after the Central Committee meeting, the DPVA Women’s Caucus will meet and elect officers.   And then it’s off to  Senator Warner’s Pig Roast.

As has been the case every year since 2004, I will introduce a motion to support nominating our statewide candidates by primary.  Here is the text:

Motion regarding the 2013 Nominating Process for Democratic Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General
 
Whereas, the Commonwealth of Virginia will hold a statewide election to choose a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2013; and

Whereas, Virginia Democratic Party Plan section 12.1 gives the authority to the State Central Committee to determine the method of nomination of statewide candidates; and

Whereas, nominating a statewide candidate through a primary is an open, democratic, and fair method of choosing a candidate; and

Whereas, nominating a statewide candidate through a primary is the simplest process and guarantees maximum participation; and

Whereas, in 2008, nearly one million Virginia Democrats participated in the statewide presidential primary, demonstrating their support for such an open process.

Therefore, the DPVA State Central Committee calls for a primary to nominate its 2013 candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. 

  DPVA 2013 Primary Motion (50.2 KiB, 458 hits)