5th CD Member Vacancies

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Member Vacancies

I would like to thank Ann Duncan (6.1 member – Bedford), Henry Gorfein (6.1 member– Rappahannock), and Robert Goad (6.1 member– Nelson) for their service to the 5th CD, the CD Committee, and the Democratic Party of Virginia. All three have informed me that they are stepping down from membership on the 5th CD Committee. I expect that all of them are still staying active, and I look forward to seeing them at events.

An election will be held by current members of the 5th Congressional District Committee to fill the three vacancies (2 men and 1 woman, with no more than one from each of the three counties) to complete the terms through May 30, 2021. The vote will be held at 10:45 a.m. immediately preceding the Quarter 4 DPVA Central Committee Meeting, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Richmond VA.

Additional details:



Pursuant to the DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA, PARTY PLAN (Party Plan) notice is hereby given to:

Fill a vacancy (6.1) to on the 5th CD committee (1), for the remainder of the 4-year term 2017-2021 representing one of the following localities: Bedford, Nelson, or Rappahannock Counties.

The 5th Congressional District Democratic Committee https://democratsva5.org/about/officers-and-members/ is composed of 20 members elected to 4-year terms at a district convention (May 13, 2017), in each gubernatorial election year. These members are equally divided between men and women. In the 5th CD, members are elected at convention to represent 20 of the localities in the district, ensuring comprehensive geographic representation. Additional members (6.2) are elected to represent any locality without representation in 6.1 membership and to ensure the equal division requirement.


Residents of the 5th CD, interested in seeking election to fill the one of the three (3) noted vacancies must submit a hand-signed application by the deadline, and attest that: a) he/she is a Democrat, b) a registered voter in the 5th Congressional District of Virginia, c) that he/she believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and d) he/she does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election. Applicants need not be present at the CD5 District Committee or Central Committee meeting to be elected. Application is available only as a PDF.
Application – 6.1 https://democratsva5.org/join-the-committee/  (PDF) – PRINT CLEARLY


All applications must be hand-signed and submitted by 5:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2018 to chair@democratsva5.org (please attach your application to the email as a clearly readable image or PDF, if you need to complete the application and then attach it, just save the draft email and then submit it with the application attached).


An election by a plurality of votes of the 5th CD members present to fill each vacancy three (3) separately (on the same ballot) will be held in Richmond on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. immediately preceding the DPVA Central Committee meeting in the SunTrust Building, Auditorium 4th floor by ballot consistent with DNC transparency requirements. Voting will close and ballots will be collected at 11:00 am so that our new members can be confirmed by the Central Committee. In the event of tie the winner will be decided by drawing names by the CD Secretary.


This notice has been sent to the leadership of all 23 component committees and the entire 5th CD email list. It is also posted to https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsVA5/, and https://twitter.com/democratsva5/

Suzanne Long
5th CD Chair