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MMPCDC Announces Nomination Process for 2016 Local Elections

Written on:May 13, 2016
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Update:  As of the candidate filing deadline of Friday, May 27 at 5:00 pm, the following individuals have properly filed for the Democratic Party nomination:  Jeanette Rishell for Manassas Park Mayor, Patricia Richie-Folks for Manassas City Treasurer, and Rex Parr, Pam Sebesky, and Mark Wolfe for the three available seats on the Manassas City Council.  Since every candidate who has filed is a member of MMPCDC in good standing, and since no Democratic nominations are contested, the five candidates named above are declared our Democratic nominees for the November 8, 2016 General Election, and all nomination caucuses scheduled for June 6 (for the City of Manassas nominations) and June 8 (for the City of Manassas Park nominations) are hereby cancelled.

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The Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee (MMPCDC) has scheduled assembled caucuses to nominate Democratic candidates for Manassas and Manassas Park races in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Specifically, the MMPCDC seeks to nominate Democratic candidates for mayor and city council in each city and for Manassas City treasurer (subject to a special election for that office being placed on the November 8 ballot). In each city, three city council seats and one mayoral seat are up for election this November.

Candidates who seek the Democratic Party nomination for any of those offices must submit a completed Declaration of Candidacy form and a $250 filing fee to the MMPCDC by Friday, May 27 at 5 pm.  Complete details–including the Call to Caucus, the Declaration of Candidacy form, and the Caucus Rules-are posted on the MMPCDC website, www.manassascitydemocrats.com (click on the document links at the bottom of this post).

If more than one candidate for any elected office should properly file for the Democratic nomination by the May 27th deadline, an assembled caucus will be held to select the nominee. The caucuses for Manassas City nominations are scheduled for Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm, at Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St, in the first floor Council Chambers. The caucuses for Manassas Park nominations are scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 pm, at the Manassas Park Police Station, 329 Manassas Dr, in the 1st floor conference room.  For both sets of caucuses, the doors will open at 6:30 pm for check-in and close promptly at 7:00 pm. Voting will be open to all registered voters from the respective city who sign a standard Democratic declaration form and arrive for voting before 7:00 pm.

If the number of qualified candidates who file for a race by the May 27 deadline does not exceed the number of available seats, the Chair may declare those candidates to be the Party’s nominees and cancel the respective nominating Caucus.  If there are no contested races for any seat, the Chair may cancel the Caucus entirely.  A notice of all such caucus cancellations will be posted on the MMPCDC website by May 27 at 7:30 pm.

For more information, call 571-358-9893, email mmpcdc@gmail.com, or visit www.manassascitydemocrats.com.

Document Links, City of Manassas:

Call to Caucus

Declaration of Candidacy form

Caucus Rules

Document Links, City of Manassas Park:

Call to Caucus

Declaration of Candidacy form

Caucus Rules

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