There’s a certain ring to the term “coastal elite.”

There’s a certain ring to the term “coastal elite.”

There’s a certain ring to the term “coastal elite.” The type of ring that makes a person want to embrace it and all it entails: intelligence, education, money, seaside holidays with family, waking up to hear the ocean crashing against the seashore. Of course I want to take that term and slap the label on myself like a nametag at a convention of the best and brightest.

Caucus Canceled. Mike Mullin Declared Democratic Nominee in the 93rd

The 93rd House of Delegates Democratic Nominating Committee today announced that one candidate, Mike Mullin, properly filed to become the Democratic nominee in the special election to be held November 8th. Since only one candidate qualified, the caucus scheduled for August 15 is cancelled and Mr. Mullin is the Democratic nominee.

Mike Mullin is a criminal prosecutor and resident of Newport News. He received a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University and a law degree from The Catholic University of America. Mike and his wife Laura have three children and live in Kiln Creek. Mike’s volunteer activities include working to prevent gang violence. The Mullin family are active long-time members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News.

CALL TO CAUCUS TO NOMINATE A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE VIRGINIA 93rd HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT

The Virginia 93rd District Nominating Committee (Nominating Committee) will hold an unassembled caucus on Monday, August 15, 2016 between 5 pm and 8 pm in the following locations:

Democratic Coordinated Campaign Office—Newport News 562 Denbigh Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23608

Democratic Coordinated Campaign Office—Williamsburg 110 Westover Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Any registered voter in the District may vote at either location.
The purpose of the caucus is to nominate a Democratic candidate for the Virginia 93rd House of Delegates District.

Candidate Filing: Each person seeking to become the Democratic nominee for the office of the 93rd House of Delegates District shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Nominating Committee and pay the filing fee of $1,000 no later than Tuesday, August 9 at 5 pm. Filings shall be made either in person or by mail at 2824 Linden Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185, or by email (gemini2twins@cox.net) with the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Jennifer Tierney. Filings must be in hand by the deadline; postmarks are not acceptable. The filing fee shall be paid no later than Tuesday, August 9 at 5 pm by check made payable to “James City County Democrats.” Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed their Declaration of Candidacy form and paid the filing fee may have their names placed in nomination. The order of the Candidates' names on the ballot shall be determined by the order they are received. Should two or more filings be received at the same time, a random drawing will take place to determine the order and should this occur, the campaigns of these filings will be notified and will be allowed to have a representative present at the drawing, which will take place at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 10 at 2824 Linden Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on the James City County Democrats’ and Newport News City Committee web sites at www.jamescitydems.com and www.nndcc.org, and the Democratic Party of Virginia's (DPVA web site at www.VaDemocrats.org.

Qualification of Candidates: The Declaration of Candidacy form, which the candidate must sign, will include a written declaration that the candidate:

  1. Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party; and

  2. Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the 93rd House of

Delegates District Special Election; and

3. Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the 93rd House of Delegates District Special Election; and

4. Does not intend to file as an independent candidate for the 93rd House of Delegates District Special Election; and

5. Is registered to vote in the 93rd House of Delegates District.

Notice: This Call to Caucus shall be published on the Democratic Committees' websites in the 93rd House of Delegates District and/or the DPVA's website, www.vademocrats.org. A press release shall be provided to all relevant newspaper

of general circulation in the 93rd District. The committees will be encouraged to disseminate this information to all interested parties, as they are able, in accordance with the Party Plan of the DPVA. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.

Participation: Every Democrat who is a registered voter in the 93rd House of Delegates District is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration that he or she:

  1. Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party; and

  2. Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the 93rd House of

Delegates District Special Election; and

3. Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the 93rd House of Delegates District Special Election; and

4. Is registered to vote in the 93rd House of Delegates District.
No fee or payment will be required for attending or voting in the Caucus.

Rules: The rules of the Caucus shall be made available in paper or electronic form to all candidates no later than 6 PM on August 12, 2016. The rules will also be on the web sites listed above.

Determination of Nominee: If only one person files properly to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 93rd House of Delegates District by the filing deadline, the Nominating Committee may cancel the caucus and declare that person the nominee. If no person files properly to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 93rd House of Delegates District by the filing deadline, the Nominating Committee may cancel the caucus.

At any time before 5 PM Monday, August 15, 2016, the Chair of the Nominating Committee may rule ineligible for nomination any candidate who has been found to have made any false or misleading statements on the Declaration of Candidacy, or who failed to pay the filing fee.

If there is no filed candidate, or if the properly nominated candidate withdraws or dies, the Chair of the Nominating Committee may, before 5 PM August 15, 2016, convene the Nominating Committee to consider the nomination of a qualified candidate who may become the Democratic nominee upon first filing with the Nominating Committee, a Declaration of Candidacy form and paying the filing fee for such office.

Waivers: The Nominating Committee shall seek appropriate waivers from the DPVA regarding expediting the time frames required by the Party Plan, if necessary.

Adopted on Saturday, August 6, 2016 by the Nominating Committee. Jennifer Tierney, Chair & Secretary (James City County)
Tom Holt (Newport News City)
John Whitley (City of Williamsburg)

Janie Dickson (York County

 

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Caucus Rules

Declaration of Candidacy