President Obama at the 2013 White House Correspondent’s Dinner

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Elections this November

In November 2011 we are working hard to support John Lamie for State Senate, and in the local election Terry Rohr for re-election as Circuit Court Clerk. Please join us in supporting and voting for these two candidates, and catch us on Facebook for updates on their campaigns.

John Lamie will be a great Senator for us in Virginia, and Terry has already proven her ability to manage and direct the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. She has 30 years of experience, having served as Deputy Clerk for several years before being elected to her first term as Clerk in 2004.

Note: Visit the John Lamie for Senate web page for information, positions on the issues, and to join the campaign.


The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee extends a welcome to Bristol Virginia residents and invites you to become involved in the political process that shapes our lives as citizens of a democracy. We work to elect local, state, and national leaders who are committed to inclusion, equal justice, opportunity, and fiscal responsibility. We also work cooperatively with regional non-partisan groups who share our concerns.

Regular meetings:
We meet regularly on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse. Visitors who are interested in participating or joining are welcome to attend. Send e-mail to to express interest or to be included in notices of regular meetings, breakfasts, and events.

Restructuring our web presence

The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee will be renovating in the next couple of weeks to make our web presence more friendly and accessible.

Here is what is happening:

  • Posts that have been published on this blog have all been written by Sarah Williams. If you are looking to reference any of those posts, they have moved to a permanent home at Life in the Third Layer. They have retained their titles, posting dates, and comments.
  • Announcements of activities and occasional changes to regular meeting times will be posted on our Facebook page. Click “like” there to receive notification on your Facebook wall of our events, activities, and meetings, or use the links on our Contact tab above to be included in our e-mail distribution list.
  • This blog will have an occasional post, but will remain our useful source of links to connect our members and friends to resources and to assist interested people in the community who want to find our contact information.

This post is open for comment by friends and members, and you may also let us know what you are thinking about by leaving a post or comment on our Facebook wall!

Thank you for your patience as we redecorate!