UPDATE: The DPVA approved a primary to choose our candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2017. Note that candidates must collect 10,000 names on their petitions, which are due April 17, 2017. If only one candidate files for an office, the primary for that office is cancelled and the candidate is deemed nominated.
The Democratic Party of Virginia is governed by a State Steering Committee and Central Committee that meet quarterly. Here are the meeting details: Steering Committee Meeting, Friday December 9th, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Piedmont Room (4th Floor of SunTrust Building), 919 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219; Central Committee Meeting, Saturday December 10th, 2016 at 10:00 AM, SunTrust Auditorium (4th Floor), 919 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Here is the Central Committee meeting agenda. In addition, the Committee determine whether to nominate its 2017 statewide candidates by convention or primary. I have attached a motion supporting a primary. It is worth noting the the Republican Party of Virginia has voted (narrowly) to chose its candidates by primary in 2017. There will also be a resolution on supporting family caregivers.
After the meeting, there will be a Pat Jennings Project luncheon, followed by a Ralph Northam Oyster event – details here. See you then!
DPVA 2017 Primary Motion (25.0 KiB, 796 hits)
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