1. The LCDC held a special election May 15, and Val Suzdak was elected LCDC Secretary. Sixty-five votes were cast, an impressive showing for a special meeting. Congratulations to Val; we look forward to working with her. Special thanks to Marrett Ceo for his willingness to serve; we hope to find another role within the LCDC to utilize his skills and enthusiasm.
2. Loudoun’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner is only two weeks away! We expect a strong turnout, in large part due to our powerful lineup of guests and speakers. All five of the 2013 statewide candidates — Terry McAuliffe, Aneesh Chopra, Sen. Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Sen. Mark Herring — will be speaking, and many other candidates and electeds will be there. Still need tickets? Buy them now! https://secure.actblue.com/page/jjdinnerloudoun2013
3. The Democratic Primary is June 11, and the deadline to register to vote in that election (if you’re not already a registered voter) is this coming Monday, May 20. Also, absentee voting is already available. Learn more about both of these at http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=2878
Virginia Democrats will go to the polls June 11 for a primary election to select our candidates for Lt. Governor and Attorney General, who will join Terry McAuliffe on the ballot this November. Aneesh Chopra and Sen. Ralph Northam are the candidates for Lt. Governor, while Loudoun’s own Sen. Mark Herring is running for Attorney General against Justin Fairfax. One Loudoun delegate district — the 86th, currently held by Republican Tom Rust — will have a primary to choose between Jennifer Boysko and Herb Kemp.
The LCDC has links to each of the candidates’ websites and Facebook pages on the 2013 Elections page here.
Absentee voting for the primary — by mail or in person — has already begun. Learn more about absentee voting here.
On April 12, the Virginia Board of Health approved proposed regulations that will limit Virginian women’s access to reproductive health care by imposing regulations on women’s health care centers. Democratic Party of Virginia Chair, Delegate Charniele Herring issued the following statement condemning the vote:
“Today the Board of Health succumbed to Ken Cuccinelli and his extreme allies’ efforts to bully through an open assault on the health of women across this Commonwealth,” said Democratic Party of Virginia Chair, Delegate Charniele Herring. “Instead of focusing on making Virginians’ lives better, Cuccinelli and the Republicans used their offices to make it harder for women to access essential health care like mammograms. Republicans may have succeeded so far in imposing their extreme ideological agenda on Virginia women, but now it’s time for them to face voters and explain why limiting our access to affordable health care and life-saving diagnostic exams is more important to them than jobs, schools or transportation.”