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Accomack County & Northampton County Democratic Committees
May 2019

Accomack County Democratic Committee June Meeting

The June ACDC Meeting will be at 6 pm on June 5th at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Building, 19056 Parkway Road, Melfa, VA 23410. Click here for map to meeting address. The committee normally meets on the First Wednesday of each Month @ 6 pm. Check out the ACDC website and the Facebook Page.

You might also be interested in the monthly meeting of Drinking Liberally in Onancock. Their regular June meeting will be Wednesday, the 12th, at 7:00pm in the Boardroom at the Charlotte Hotel, 7 North Street, VA 23417 in beautiful downtown Onancock. They'll have their usual "Open Mic" at 8:00pm for announcements, discussion, postcard/letter writing, or what-you-will. Please RSVP to Terry Malarkey.


Northampton County Democratic Comittee June Meeting

The June NCDC meeting will be held at 7 pm on June 4th at the Northampton Social Services Building, 5265 The Hornes, Eastville, VA 23347. Click here for map to meeting addressNormally the NCDC meets on the First Tuesday of each Month @ 7 pm. Check out the NCDC website and the Facebook Page.

Elaine Luria Spends Two Days Visiting on the Eastern Shore

Senator Mark Warner Joins the Tour on Day Two

Congresswoman Elaine Luria spent two full days on the Eastern Shore in the past month. Luria attended Eggs and Issues, visited an aqua farm, and hosted an open house at her new headquarters in Onley. Then the congresswoman visited Chincoteague and Assateague to learn about the parking issues at the Assateague National Seashore. She then took a tour of Dublin Farms. Health and child care, education, veterans, jobs, poultry, and broadband were among the topics discussed at a town meeting at the Eastern Shore Community College hosted by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who was joined by Rep. Elaine Luria.  The two Democrats toured the NASA Wallops Flight Facility earlier in the day.

Phil Hernandez Attended May NCDC Meeting

Phil Hernandez at NCDC meeting

Meet Phil Hernandez

Running for 100th District Delegate

Phil For Virginia

Make time to attend an upcoming Meet & Greet with Phil Hernandez who is running for Delegate in District 100. If you haven't met Phil he is an outstanding candidate running against Robert Bloxom for District 100. Here is a schedule of Phil's next appearances. If you would like to attend, Lisa's contact info is: llamontagne@gmail.com, H 757-656-4523, C 703-623-0690  to register and for any information. Attendence will be limited so make your plans early!

  • May 18; Ana-Maria and Michael Kohn; 58 Amiren Circle Dr, Chincoteague. 3 to 5 pm.
  • May 19; Beth and Greg Temple; 76 Market St, Onancock. 4 to 6 pm.
  • May 25; Laura Mays; 35199 Bluff Dr, Creek Bluff, Belle Haven. 2 to 4 pm.

Phil Hernandez is uniquely qualified to represent our interests in the General Assembly. Phil is young, energetic and has lived a life of service. He graduated from the University of California Berkley Law School and is currently a staff attorney for the National Employment Law Project, a group that promotes issues involving women in the workplace, specifically pay issues. From my discussions and interactions with him I know that Phil cares deeply about the major issues that will determine the future of the Eastern Shore that we all love so much. 

The 100th legislative district includes Accomack and Northampton Counties on the Eastern Shore and the Ocean View area in Norfolk. A breakdown of the numbers shows the following:  Accomack County has 23,653 voters. That represents 45.18% of the electorate. Norfolk City has 19,688 voters. That represents 37.61% of the electorate. Northampton County has 9,010 voters. That represents 17.21% of the electorate. A look at the 2018 demographics of HD-100 shows approximately 63% Caucasian, 30% African-American, 8% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 6% Other Nationality.

Photos From Previous Meet & Greet Events w/ Phil Hernandez

Virginia Democratic Senate Primary Vote

There will be a Primary Election on June 11th

Virginia Democratic Primary 2019

There will be a Democratic Primary on June 11, 2019 to determine which Democrat will run against  the Republican candidate for the Virginia Senate in District 6. The candidates are: Incumbent Senator Lynwood Lewis and Willie Randall  Click here to view a Northampton County Sample Ballot.  Polls open 6 AM to 7 PM (BRING YOUR PHOTO ID)  

May 20, 5:00 p.m is the last day to register to vote or change voter information for June 11, 2019, Democratic Primary.

June 4, 5:00 p.m. : Last day to request a mailed absentee ballot for June 11, 2019, Democratic Primary.
 
Accomack County Registrar office is now open for in-person absentee voting for the June 11, 2019 Democratic Primary Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lunch 12:30-1 pm) thru Sat. June 8th at 23312 Courthouse Avenue · Accomac, VA 23301. Please call Registrar for further information at 757-787-2935. 

Poll Observers are needed in Accomack County for Election Day, June 11th. To Volunteer you may call either Al (757-.787.-7493), Nancy (757.-990-0703), Diane (757-894-6771) or Debra (757-824-5141).  

Northampton County Registrar office is open for in-person absentee voting for the June 11, 2019 Democratic Primary Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will also be open on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person voting. If you wish to vote by mail, contact the office at 757-678-0480 and we will send you an application.  You may also apply online on the Department of Election’s website: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.html

Are you interested in serving as an Officer of Election helping our voters in Northampton County? If so, please call the Voter Registration office at 678-0480

June 11, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.:Election Day. Polls are open!
Accomack County Polling Locations
Northampton County Polling Locations

June 11, 7:00 p.m. : Deadline for local candidates to file to be on the November 5, 2019, General and Special Elections ballot.

Lewis Has Large Fundraising Edge in Virginia Senate Primary

Lynwood Lewis Willie Randall

In the race for the Virginia Senate it’s Democrat vs. Democrat in the primary election on June 11. Incumbent Senator Lynwood Lewis will face former Northampton Supervisor Willie Randall from Cape Charles.

In the Senate race the value of the incumbency is almost overwhelming. At the end of the first quarter Senator Lewis had a balance of $216,706 in his campaign war chest. Randall had raised a total of $11,820.

The sixth Senate District includes Accomack and Northampton Counties on the Eastern Shore a large area in Norfolk and Matthews County on the Penninsula and a few precincts in Virginia Beach.

61 % of the district voters live in Norfolk, 22% live in Accomack County, 8% live in Northampton County, 6% live in Matthews County and 3% live in Virginia Beach.

To date, no Republican has come forward to oppose the winner of the June primary in the November General Election but they have until June 11th to do so.

2019 Election Dates

Virginia’s Been Voting Blue and Now We’re a 2020 Primary Destination for Democrats

Blue Virginia in 2020

The standard question for political science students at The College of William and Mary is, “WTF,” according to Professor Larry Evans. As Virginia policy wonks, we were wondering the same thing. From rapid swings in voter demographics, preferences and participation, and the chance to see close nearly two dozen presidential candidates stroll through town this year, “it’s a fun time,” to be engaged in Virginia politics, Evans said. (“Fun,” we should clarify, in this sense refers to the study of politics, not necessarily its real-life impact.) 

It wasn’t always this way.  When Virginians elected former President Barack Obama in 2008, the once reliably conservative Commonwealth of Virginia suddenly became a battleground state. But in the past 11 years, we’ve barely seen a primary race play out here among the Democrats. The old bastion of the Confederacy is still a battleground, but today more so in-between Democrats than between liberals and conservatives.

“Some people say it’s purple,” said Evans, a political scientist and author of three books on politics and government. “I think, more accurately, most of the major demographic and political backers that you see nationally play out in the Commonwealth, so it’s a nice microcosm.” Translation: Virginia, like the country, is more blue than red.

Click here to read more...

Where do Virginians Live?

These are 2016 numbers but the trend is obvious. Rural areas are still showing decreasing populations. The 2020 Census will likely show even more urban density. 

Virginia Population Map

Thank A Teacher

Phil Hernandez's high school music teacher, Mr. Garcia, changed his life. He saw something in him before Phil did, and helped him apply for a scholarship that allowed him to become the first in his family to graduate from college.

Lobbyist Registrations Steadily Rise over the Decade

Lobbying is a profession that hasn’t always had the best reputation. But it’s been around as long as people have been voting for candidates, and recent years have seen a dramatic spike in the number of lobbyists roaming the hall of the Capitol in Richmond. 

Growth of Lobbyists in Virginia

Disclosure forms show a 25% increase in the number of lobbyists over the last decade, according to data from the Virginia Public Access Project.

VPAP has a searchable, easy-to-use database of registerted lobbyists in the state of Virginia. It is available for your usage and amusement at https://www.vpap.org/lobbying/

Federal & State Elected Officials

Senator Mark Warner
475 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Go to this site, fill out the comment form and paste in your letter.
http://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Senator Tim Kaine
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4024
Fax: (202) 228-6363
Go to this site, fill out the contact form and paste in your letter:
http://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact

Representative Elaine Luria
534 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4215
Email: Go to Luria's web site and fill out this inquiry form
https://luria.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=/contact/email-me
And then paste in your letter.

Governor Ralph Northam 
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/communicating-with-the-governors-office/
804-786-2211

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1195 Richmond, Virginia, 23218
ltgov@ltgov.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 786-2078
Fax: (804) 786-7514

Attorney General Mark Herring
804-786-2071

Senator Lynwood Lewis
Session Office
General Assembly Building Room No: 430
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396 Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7506
district06@senate.virginia.gov
District Office
P. O. Box 760
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: (757) 787-1094 Fax: (757) 787-2749

Delegate Rob Bloxom (Robert S. Bloxom, Jr.)
Capitol Office General Assembly Building Room 405
P.O. Box 406 Richmond, Virginia 23218
Office: (804) 698-1000
DelRBloxom@house.virginia.gov
District Office
P.O. Box 27
Mappsville, VA 23407
Office: (757) 824-3456

Congressional phone bank:
202-225-3121


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