Chair: Matt Coyle has a wealth of experience in politics and public service. He began knocking on doors for then U.S. Senator Barack Obama in 2008, went on to manage the successful run for office by a state representative in Connecticut, became field organizer for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in North Carolina, followed by regional field director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign in Florida. In Washington, he interned for Congressman Jim Himes and then served as special assistant to Bill Finch, the Democratic Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Matt most recently served as the local food systems coordinator for the Warrenton-based Piedmont Environmental Council, supporting small family farmers. In that position, he work to increase funding to small and medium-sized food processors and raised over $500,000 to purchase milk, beef, pork and other produce from several local farmers in Central Virginia to donate as more than 500,000 pounds of food to 24 food pantries across central Virginia at the height of the pandemic. While working for P.E.C., Matt fundraised and published the Buy Fresh Buy Local guides to 300,000-plus households to help advertise local farmers and producers in 12 counties of Virginia’s Piedmont region.
Co-Vice-chair: Mark Heinicke has served as Chair for the last two years. His political acumen and experience as chair will be an asset to the committee as they navigate local politics and the coming elections.
Co-Vice-chair: Jean-Marie (JM) Devory is the director of e-commerce for a California-based nutrition brand. She's the mother of three children and has been involved in Greene County Public Schools in many different capacities over the last 10 years. She ran for School Board in 2021.
Secretary: Marshal Eaton is a software engineer and a strong Democrat who lives in Barboursville. He is enthusiastic about becoming more involved with local politics.
Treasurer: Susan is running for a third term as treasurer. She innovated handling the Dem's finances with Quicken and has been paying their bills and fundraising for the past four years. She has also been helping with writing and formatting the Dem's email blasts.
Precinct Captain for Dyke: Pete Bonds has served as captain for many years by dependably setting up tables on election days despite foul weather and early hours.
Precinct Captain for Stanardsville: Paul Harrington has long served as captain and is brave enough to erect large Democratic campaign signs in his front yard on Main Street in Stanardsville.
Precinct Captain for Swift Run: Bob Dwoskin is a long-time, active member of the Greene County Democrats.
Precinct Captain for Midway: still need a candidate
Precinct Captain for Ruckersville: Kathleen Eaton lives in Barboursville and will bring her youthful energy to becoming more active in local politics.
A BIG thank you to the outgoing officers and precinct captains for your diligent work and keeping us going through Covid.....
Mark Heinicke in the Chair postion, Samantha Hansen and Barbara Brecht in the Co-Chair positions, and Ted Crackel who spent years as the Midway Precinct Captian.
The reorganization meeting held on Zoom on January 15th was a great success. Many members attended the meeting and there were many new faces, ready to work on the challenges we face locally, statewide, and nationally. For those of you who missed out on it all, please join us. If you've been a member in the past, each reorganization requires that you resign a membership pledge. See below:
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Volunteers are invited for all sorts of tasks. We need as many hands on deck as possible to help stave off a national Red Tide in 2022.
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GREENE COUNTY will now be in the following political districts:
For details on the Supreme Court order and all maps click here. (Scroll to the bottom of the order for links to all maps)
You may have seen the news that the Supreme Court of Virginia completed the redistricting process this week; I'm so glad to have that settled before the end of the year. There's a lot to unpack with the new maps. For me and my family, we have three new districts to consider -- 7th Congressional (thrilled to help Rep. Abigail Spanberger win reelection!), 28th State Senate District, and of course the 62nd House of Delegates District.
New year is a time for new beginnings and I'm excited to get to know all about the new 62nd district. We don't yet know if the House of Delegates will have elections in 2022 or 2023, but either way I plan to make my way across the district getting to know the people who live there and what they want from a Delegate in Richmond. In the meantime, I hope to see in the new year! Let's make it better together.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! Sara
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Meet the New Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats Rural Caucus,
Carrson Everett. He is here to help any young Democrat (age 36 and younger) living in a rural area get involved, form a group with like minded young people who want to improve our government, and identify needs in your community. Contact Carrson with questions...ideas....anything Democrat related!
More about Virginia Young Democrats Rural Caucus
The program was Emcee'd by Shawn C. Williams, a native of Greene County, who returned home to participate.
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