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Democratic Headquarters Grand Opening September 1

Please join your fellow Lexington/Rockbridge Democrats for the Grand Opening of Democratic Headquarters at 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington on Friday September 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments, live music and good company, and learn how you can help elect Democrats in 2017.

Hope to see you there!

Phone banks for Democratic candidates start July 20

Emma Worth of Lexington, who is working with the 2017 Coordinated Campaign of the Democratic Party of Virginia, is seeking volunteers to participate in a weekly phone bank starting Thursday July 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at her home, 8 Edmondson Avenue.

Callers will be trained and will have a script in front of them– all they need to bring is a cell phone if they have one. Calls will be to voters throughout the Shenandoah Valley on behalf of the Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, as well as candidates for House of Delegates.

If you can volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Emma Worth at

Meet Ralph Northam in Lexington on July 23

You are cordially invited to meet Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia, on Sunday July 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Hopkins Green, 22 West Nelson Street, Lexington.

Please RSVP here. Contributions to the Northam campaign are greatly appreciated and can be made here.

Hope to see you there!

Absentee voting in June 13 primary

The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in the June 13 primary for Governor and Lieutenant Governor is Saturday June 10 at 5 p.m.

For information on how to vote absentee, call the City of Lexington voter registrar at (540) 462-3706 or the Rockbridge County voter registrar at (540) 463-7203.

Lieutenant Governor candidate Rossi will speak to Rockbridge Dems May 24

Gene Rossi, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the June 13 Democratic primary, will speak at the next meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee on Wednesday May 24 at the Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road.

Everyone is invited. RCDC membership is not required.

A former Federal prosecutor who targeted doctors who over-prescribed pain pills, Gene Rossi spent 27 years in the US Justice Department.  Also a former gubernatorial aide, he now hopes to tackle Virginia’s opioid crisis as the State’s Lieutenant Governor.

The cash bar will open at 5:30 pm; Dinner is at 6:15.  Please RSVP by May 22 for dinner to Jay Clarke at  The price for dinner is $20; pay at the door.  Vegetarian meals available on request.  You may attend Gene’s talk without eating dinner, if you wish.  He will begin about 7:00 pm.

Questions?  Contact Jay Clarke at or 540-261-8861.

Meet candidate Susan Platt May 5

Susan Platt, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor in the June 13 primary, will be in Lexington for a meet-and-greet with area Democrats on Friday May 5 at 5 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of City Hall, 300 East Washington Street.

You can find out more about Susan and her campaign at her website here.

Remembering Tex Benton

Long-time Rockbridge Democrat Elihue P. Benton, better known as Tex, passed away April 17 after a long illness.

A gathering in Tex’s memory will be held on the Mezzanine of the Virginia Horse Center, 487 Maury River Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28. There will no formal service, but anyone wishing to speak may do so. Our condolences to his beloved wife, Joyce.

Tex and Joyce always volunteered to staff the Democratic party booth on the Fourth of July at VMI and at the Community Festival in downtown Lexington in August. They regularly joined the Democratic contingent in the Buena Vista Labor Day parade. He will be missed.

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