Anthony Flaccavento in Bristol




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Had a great time today walking with Anthony Flaccavento in Bristol Virginia/Tennessee at the Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival. Anthony is running for the Ninth District seat against Morgan Griffith.

Governor Tim Kaine in Bristol VA




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It was great to have Governor Tim Kaine here again with us in Bristol! Here he is walking with Mayor Edward K. Harlow at the 2012 Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Caucus Cancellation Notice

The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee Caucus scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2012 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA has been cancelled.

The Call to Caucus provides that “Should the exact number of persons file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates and the Chair may cancel the caucus.” Six persons having filed to fill the Bristol quota of 5 delegates and 1 alternate, the Chair of the Committee has declared these individuals as Delegates and Alternate and the Caucus will not be held.

City of Bristol VA Democratic Call To Caucus

Update April 19, 2012: Caucus Cancellation Notice — The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee Caucus scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2012 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA has been cancelled pursuant to the provision of the Call to Caucus, which reads, “Should the exact number of persons file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates and the Chair may cancel the caucus.”

The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2012 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA for the purpose of electing 5 delegates and 1 alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention to be held on May 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Rooker Auditorium at New River Community College, 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084 for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the 9th District for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Any person attending the caucus, before participating in the caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration form stating that he or she is a Democrat, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, is not a member of any other political party, has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party, and is a registered voter in the City of Bristol, VA. Declaration forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to voting.

Doors to the caucus will open at 7:00 p.m. for check-in. Doors to the caucus will close at 7:30 p.m., and no person may complete a form or enter the caucus after that time with the exception of those persons in line to register at 7:30 p.m.

Any person wishing to seek election as a delegate or alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention must pre-file a Delegate/Alternate Pre-filing Form with Sarah Williams, Chair of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, prior to 5:00 p.m., April 18, 2012. There is a voluntary administrative fee of $20.00, which may be waived at the time of filing.

No late forms will be accepted, and no person who has failed to comply with any pre-filing requirement may be considered for nomination. Pre-filing forms are available from Sarah Williams, and may be completed and filed during the turn-in hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2012, at 710 Piedmont Avenue in Bristol, VA, or earlier by appointment.

Our process encourages broad participation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity or economic status in delegate selection.

Should the exact number of persons file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates and the Chair may cancel the caucus. For further information or to turn in pre-filing forms, please contact Sarah Williams, Chair of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, at 276-591-3355.

Authorized by the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee
March 19, 2012

Voter Registration

If you are concerned about voter registration in Bristol, Virginia, remember that you can verify your own registration and insure that everything goes smoothly on election day! The voter registration site has lots of information that you can use — dates of elections, forms and instructions for registration, etc., everything you will need. This year the Republican Presidential Primary is on March 6th, local elections for City Council and School Board will be on May 1, the House of Representatives/ U.S. Senate primary is tentatively scheduled for June 12, and the Presidential Election in which we will be voting for President, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate will be on November 6th. Verify these dates on the voter registration site, put them on your calendar, and be sure you are ready to vote!

You must be registered to participate in these important events.

Look for our local City Council and School Board races to gear up soon. There will be lots of information in the news in Bristol, comments on this page, and announced opportunities to meet the candidates. These folks are our friends and neighbors, and we will be counting on those we elect to take care of our city and our schools, so become involved, get to know the candidates, and vote in the local elections on May 1, 2012.

Notice of City of Bristol Virginia Democratic Caucus

The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee hereby announces that it will hold an assembled caucus on Monday, December 12, 2011 in the first floor courtroom of the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, Virginia for the purpose of electing members to the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee. Doors to the caucus will open at 6:00 p.m. for check-in and close at 6:30 p.m.

Any person attending the caucus, before participating in that caucus, shall sign a standardized Caucus Participation Form stating that he or she is a Democrat, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, and is a registered voter in the City of Bristol, Virginia. Caucus Participation Forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to voting. Doors to the caucus will be closed at 6:30 p.m., and no person may complete a form or enter the caucus after that time with the exception of those persons in line at the above mentioned time.

For further information, please contact Chair, Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, P. O. Box 17452, Bristol, VA 24209 or send a message using our Contacts tab above. A meeting to elect officers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011, at the same location, immediately following the caucus.– Political Advertisement Paid for and Authorized by the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee

Governor Tim Kaine with John Lamie at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion




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Bristol residents were able to meet an talk with Governor Kaine and Abingdon attorney John Lamie, who is running for Virginia Senate in the 40th District, at the 2011 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. This photo is near the veterans memorial in Cumberland Square Park, where folks were gathered for the big chili cook-off and children’s event on Saturday Sept. 17, just before noon.