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WHO
WE ARE.

MISSION STATEMENT.

Rural Democrats believe that elected officials have an obligation to represent working class people and our natural resources by providing real economic opportunities and access to quality public education, healthcare, housing and employment. We pledge to support only candidates who understand rural issues and believe that working people deserve the same opportunities to succeed as the wealthy and well-connected. 

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS.

Rural Democrats Believe...

  • In the Rule of Law, the democratic form of government, and the Constitution of the United States. 

 

  • That the Bill of Rights and all other rights conferred by the Constitution must be taken as a whole. It is not a menu that one can order from based on personal taste or belief. That means that the protections conferred by the 2nd Amendment are co-equal with the protections conferred by the 1st Amendment and all other constitutional rights. 

  • That all United States citizens are co-equal human beings who should enjoy every right conferred in the Constitution and in law. That in order for any citizen of the United States to effectively pursue life, liberty, and happiness, all must have access to a quality public education, and quality affordable healthcare, which are essential services that the government must ensure. 

  • That all citizens of the United States should be able to earn a living wage, and that they have the right to organize and bargain collectively with the employer for that wage. 

  • That in a democracy, power comes from the people who elect their representatives, and access to voting is essential to the health of that democracy. 

  • That every citizen should have equal opportunity to have their voice heard and to enjoy economic prosperity regardless of where they reside.

OUR LEADERSHIP.

Leadership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2024-2025

The Washington County Democratic Committee’s Executive Committee is the governing body of the party in between meetings of the full Committee. The Executive Committee meets once per month, one week prior to the full Committee meeting. 

The Executive Committee is composed of the elected officers of the Committee, the Chairs of the Election District Committees, the Chairs of the Standing Committees, the elected Democratic public office holders who reside in Washington County, the elected members of the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Central Committee who reside in Washington County, and the immediate past Chair of the Committee.

DISTRICT CHAIRS & PRECINCT CAPTAINS

Upon election of the new Committee, members of the Committee shall caucus by Election District to elect a District Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as a Precinct Captain for each precinct, and report the results of those elections to the Secretary.

Lynn Bennett
(A-21) Harrison District Chair

Contact Information:

chiplady@outlook.com

Precinct Captains

Christine Bostick

Lori Freeman

(1o1) East Abingdon Precinct

stoppingbywoods@outlook.com

Nancy Metcalf

(102) West Abingdon Precinct

metcalf12@embarqmail.com

Dayle Zanzinger
(D-21) Monroe District Chair

Contact Information:

zanzinger@comcast.net

Precinct Captains

Fred Newman

(4o1) Glade Spring Precinct

fpn800@gmail.com

Tom Taylor

(402) Meadowview Precinct

atom@comcast.net

Chris Lester
(G-21) Wilson District Chair

Contact Information:

chris242112@aol.com

Precinct Captains

Linda Davidson

Stephanie Johnson

(701) High Point Precinct

readerinatree@gmail.com

ldavidson8847@outlook.com

Elva Lester

(702) Wallace Precinct

elvalester3@gmail.com

Dane Ratliff

(703) John Battle Precinct

daneratliff@gmail.com

Dan Manweiler
(B-21) Jefferson District Chair

Contact Information:

bitcrate@gmail.com

Precinct Captains

Vacant

(201) Clinchburg Precinct

Vacant

(202) Greendale Precinct

Vacant

(203) Hayter's Gap Precinct

Vacant

(204) Woodland Hills Precinct

Tommie Waters
(E-21) Taylor District Chair

Contact Information:

tkpratt47@gmail.com

Precinct Captains

Neva Johnson

(501) Rhea Valley Precinct

nevajohnson9@gmail.com

Ed Greer

(502) Damascus Precinct

270-485-2500

Karl Busch

(504) Green Cove Precinct

kbusch205@gmail.com

Patty Elzinga
(C-21) Madison District Chair

Contact Information:

curlpk@gmail.com

917-974-5293

Precinct Captains

Julianne Miles

(3o1) Watauga Precinct

jjmiles8@yahoo.com

Rudy Flora

(302) South Abingdon Precinct

rudyflora@ymail.com

Gary Andis
(F-21) Tyler District Chair

Contact Information:

garyandis5252@gmail.com

Precinct Captains

Vacant

(601) Burson PlacPrecinct

Vacant

Vacant

(602) Mendota Precinct

Vacant

Vacant

(603) Valley Institute Precinct

Vacant

STANDING COMMITTEES

The Chair of each Standing Committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the WCDC. Members of each committee shall be appointed by the Chair and may be suggested by the Standing or Special Committee Chair and approved by the Chair of the WCDC. The Chair may establish Ad Hoc Committees as the need arises. All Ad Hoc Committees shall be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Newsletter

Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Karl Busch
Chair


Get Involved:
newsletter@washcovadems.org

 

Poll Training

Committee

Poll Training Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Lynn Bennett
Chair

Contact:

chiplady@gmail.com

Budget

Committee

Finance Committee
Standing Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Julianne Miles
Chair

Contact:
finance@washcovadems.org

Events

Committee

Events Committee
Standing Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Newsletter Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee

Allison Linder
Chair

Contact:

al.linder@gmail.com

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