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The Orange County Democratic Committee announces the cancellation of the Caucus to select a Democratic Senator candidate for the Virginia General Assembly 28th Senate District. The Caucus was scheduled for June 3, 2023, but now will not be held, as only one candidate has applied. (see June 10 meeting info!)
Please join us on Saturday, June 10 at 10am at the OCDC office or via Zoom for our monthly meeting. We're excited to do a "kick off" event for our candidate for Senate District 28, Jason Ford. Contact us directly for the Zoom link. Come at 9:30am for coffee and conversation.
The LOW Dems Summer Picnic at the Lake of the Woods Community Center is also on June 10 at 12:30pm. You can sign up for the picnic on the LOW Dems website here.
Hold the date of Saturday, August 26 for a fundraiser in support of our Democratic candidates running for House and Senate this year - Sara Ratcliffe in HOD 62 and newly announced Jason Ford, running in Senate 28. We'll open up the RSVP/registration process soon. This event will be held in Orange in conjunction with the Democratic committees of Culpeper, Greene and Madison and the LOW Democratic Club.
On May 24, 2023, the American Battlefield Trust, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, Inc., Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, Inc., and several Orange County and Spotsylvania County residents filed a legal challenge to the recent approval by the Orange County Board of Supervisors of the rezoning of the the Wilderness Crossing property. The lawsuit cites several violations of state constitutional and statutory law and county zoning ordinance, including procedural errors, lack of required submittals and findings, and failure to comply with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, among other errors. You can read the filing here and a press release from the Piedmont Environmental Council here.
Recap of Recent BOS Actions:
The public hearings held by the Board of Supervisors on April 18 and April 25 have resulted in the following outcomes:
- The Board of Supervisors failed to add back $4500 in funding as had been granted in years past for The Arts Center in Orange when they approved their FY2024 budget. A motion to add back the funding offered by Supervisor Frame failed for lack of a second.
- The Board of Supervisors voted to approve the rezoning application for the Wilderness Crossing development on April 25 after presentations by county planning staff and the applicant, and a public hearing during which they heard nothing but opposition to the proposal. You can view the full meeting here, starting at about the 1:28 mark, with the presentations and public hearing video. The comments by the Supervisors and their vote comes in the last 20 minutes of the video.
OCDC members are active in the community, support our candidates and advocate for policies that reflect our values.
Enjoy these photos from 2023 and, below that, from 2018-22.
OCDC Donation to Sara Ratcliffe campaign
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