Archive for November, 2017

Lexington Democratic reorganization caucus December 9

The Lexington Democratic Committee will hold an assembled reorganization caucus on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Rd, Lexington, VA, for the purpose of electing members and officers for the 2018-2019 term.

There will be a breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. followed by the caucus at 9:30 a.m. Nominations for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be taken at that time.

There will be a charge of $15 per person for the breakfast. Reservations for the breakfast are requested and may be made by contacting Jay Clarke at You may participate in the 9:30 a.m. caucus without having the breakfast.

Those wishing to participate will be required to sign a form pledging to support Democratic candidates and affirming that they are registered to vote in the City of Lexington.

A voluntary membership fee of $15 will be collected.

The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee will meet separately at the same location and time.

If you have any questions, contact me at

Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Thanks for all you’ve done

Thanks to everyone who helped us achieve the great victory by our three Democratic statewide candidates on Tuesday. And special thanks to Dennis Ayers for running a strong and principled campaign as a Democrat for Clerk of the Circuit Court, and to John Winfrey for stepping up to challenge Ben Cline for the House of Delegates. I hope and expect that both will be active in future Democratic campaigns.

Northam, Fairfax and Herring carried Lexington by about 2 to 1. And while Republicans swept Rockbridge County, it’s worth noting that Northam actually won in Vo-Tech precinct and got more than 40 percent of the vote in Airport, Collierstown, Highland Belle, Meadowview and Rockbridge Baths. (Thanks to everyone who phoned and canvassed county voters.) Northam got a higher percentage of the county vote than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Electoral trends are worthy of attention, and the map here shows an improvement for Democrats even in some of the “reddest” regions of Virginia.

We still have work to do in this part of the Commonwealth, but the trends are encouraging.

So get some rest and get ready for 2018– especially since Bob Goodlatte won’t be running again.

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