RCDC Elects Officers for the 2022-2023 Biennium

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Richmond City Democratic Committee elected officers for the 2022-23 biennium. Thank you to all those who stepped up to run and congratulations to those who will be serving in these roles for the next two years.

Chair
Jewel Gatling

First Vice Chair for Organization
Morgan Wilds

Second Vice Chair for Finance
Garrett Sawyer

Third Vice Chair for Voter Registration
Theresa Kennedy

Secretary
Bryan Green

Treasurer
Gary Huff

1st Ward Chair
Joseph Papa

2nd Ward Chair
Tavarris Spinks

3rd Ward Chair
Donald Glazer

4th Ward Chair
Vee Frye

5th Ward Chair
Jennifer Hancock

6th Ward Chair
Michael Beaudet

7th Ward Chair
Bryce Robertson

8th Ward Chair
Amelia Lightner

9th Ward Chair
Ronalyn Brown

RCDC Officer Candidates 2022-23

Members of Richmond City Democratic Committee will elect officers for the 2022-23 term beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022. The candidate filing period closed on Monday, January 3, 7:30 pm. Candidates are listed below.

Read their candidate statements here.

You can watch the virtual meeting, and candidate speeches, online by clicking here.

Chair
Reginald Ford
Jewel Gatling

First Vice Chair for Organization
Morgan Wilds

Second Vice Chair for Finance
Garrett Sawyer

Third Vice Chair for Voter Registration
Jonette Meade Barley
Theresa Kennedy

Secretary
Bryan Green

Treasurer
Gary Huff

Call to Virtual Unassembled Caucus for the Richmond City Democratic Committee’s 2022-23 Officer Elections

Virtual Meeting – Thursday, January 6, 2022, 6:30 pm

Unassembled Caucus – Thursday, January 6, 2022, 7:30 pm – Friday, January 7, 7:30 pm

You can watch the Thursday, January 6, virtual meeting, and candidate speeches, online by clicking here.

The Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold a virtual unassembled caucus beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022, 7:30pm, and ending Friday, January 7, 2022, 7:30 pm, for the purpose of electing certain committee officers and ward chairs for the 2022-23 biennium.

Read the full Call to Caucus here.

Candidate Filing Form for Officers

Candidate filing form for the officers of Chair, First, Second, or Third Vice Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer, must be submitted by Monday, January 3, 2022, 7:30 pm.

Meeting Registration

Members may participate in the virtual meeting by phone, mobile device, or computer, but must register in advance.

Letter to Council Requesting Transparency in Redistricting

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of districts that elect representatives who serve specific geographic areas. This process occurs every ten years following the decennial census and should be completed in years that end in one. Learn more about redistricting here.

As 2021 comes to a close, the Richmond City Council is poised to consider an expedited paper this Monday to establish the process and criteria for redistricting in the city, with little to no public input prior to that vote.

Draft Resolution Establishing 2021 Redistricting Criteria and Schedule
Proposed Redistricting Schedule

This morning, I sent the following letter to the members of Council requesting that they recognize our concerns and consider establishing a more transparent process and criteria for redistricting in the city.

Read the full letter here.

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RIGHT OF EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND TO ENGAGE IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Richmond City Democratic Committee supports the right of City employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining regarding the terms and conditions of their employment and urges the City of Richmond to negotiate swiftly and in good faith with respect to the scope of collective bargaining rights and not interfere, restrain, or dominate the exercise of such right rights.

Read the full resolution here.

Cancelled: Call to Virtual Unassembled Caucus for the Richmond City Democratic Committee’s Reorganization 2022-23

Update: As of 11:59 pm, November 30, 2021, fewer applications were submitted than there are membership spots. All those who filed timely and are registered voters in the City of Richmond have been elected members for the 2022-23 term. Membership applications are taken on a rolling basis during the biennium and voted on at an ensuing general body meeting where quorum is reached.

The Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold a virtual unassembled caucus beginning on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:30 pm, and ending Saturday, December 4, 2021, 6:30 pm for the purpose of reorganizing committee membership for the 2020-21 biennium. Read the full Call to Caucus here.

Complete a Membership Application

Pay Your Voluntary Administrative Fee

Register to Participate as a Caucus Voter

Election Day

Have you made a plan to vote? Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 6:00 am – 7:00 pm. Find your polling location and what’s on your ballot by clicking here.

After you make a plan to vote, print and take the Official Democratic Candidate Voter Guide with you to the polls!

Join Richmond City Democratic Committee for its monthly meeting on July 1, 2021, 6:30 pm. We will be joined by special guest, Richmond’s General Registrar, Keith Balmer.

Mr. Balmer was sworn in as Richmond’s General Registrar in May 2021. He was formerly the Department of Elections’ general registrar’s liaison in Central Virginia, helping local offices and electoral boards access state resources.

Members who are unable to attend should inform the Secretary by email at richmonddems@gmail.com or by message at (804) 592-6569.

You can participate by phone, tablet, or computer, but you must register in advance.

Follow along on the Facebook Event for more information.

Primary Election postponed to June 23

In response to COVID-19, and for the health of our community, Governor Northam has postponed the June Primary until June 23. Read the amended Executive Order 56.

The Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Your request must be received by the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists.

Register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the citizen portal.