Some Rumors about DPVA

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    (Note: The information below is simply a rumor I have heard. It hasn’t been verified, but it’s interesting, nonetheless.)

    Many of us have been wondering just what the DPVA will look like and how it will be functioning as we approach the November 2014 elections for the House of Representatives and the re-election of Sen. Mark Warner, given the resignations of the Executive Director, the Political Director, and the Chair. As you know, Charniele Herring is resigning to run for the 8th District seat being vacated by Jim Moran. That leaves a vacancy that needs to be filled as soon as possible, so that the DPVA can hire staff, especially a new Executive Director.

    I have heard that Del. Herring will continue to see that the Chair’s duties are fulfilled, pending the election of a new Chair at the March Central Committee meeting. I also have heard that the selection of a new ED will be done by the incoming Chair with Steering Committee approval, which makes much more sense than Del. Herring selecting the ED.

    Perhaps the best news I have gotten, if it is accurate, is that the election of the Chair is open at present, not a “done deal” as has been the practice so often in the past. So, if that is true, who would you like to see as the next Chair of the DPVA? One name occurred to me – Aneesh Chopra. Any other ideas?

    • Dan Sullivan

      n/t

    • ir003436
    • linda b

      Tom has a great job in Washington. John is not involved with the party anymore…

    • Elaine in Roanoke
    • DJRippert

      No sooner does the DPVA take back control of the Virginia Senate with the help of the good people from Virginia’s Eastern Shore than the DPVA drops Northampton and Accomack Counties from their map of the state.

    • pontoon

      that this will not be an anointment and we would really elect a chair in an open race.  Not sure I do believe it though.  I believe the only way we become a viable, strong party is with open elections.  The anointments in the past have weakened the party.

    • Matt_H

      Peter Rousselot?  

    • pontoon

      Fred has worked his way up through the system.  Was chair of the 5th District Dems when Tom Perriello beat out long-time incumbent Virgil Goode who was very well liked in the 5th.  I believe Tom was the first Dem to win in the 5th since the 90’s. Fred has good organizational skills and is well-respected.  He’s retired, has the time to devote to the chairmanship and sure wouldn’t use the position as a springboard to elected office.    

    • Tom

      IMO, this is among the top tier of decisions that we the BV contributors need to try to influence before the DPVA Steering Committee and the Central Committee begin their official discussions during the March DPVA Quarterly meetings.

      My personal preference for DPVA Chair is Chopra and my personal preference for Executive Director is Frank Anderson. How about a poll right now of the BV readers, with whatever bio details of these and other potential candidates you might want to post here ?

                        T.C.

    • Tom

      IMO, this is among the top tier of decisions that we the BV contributors need to try to influence before the DPVA Steering Committee and the Central Committee begin their official discussions during the March DPVA Quarterly meetings.

      My personal preference for DPVA Chair is Chopra and my personal preference for Executive Director is Frank Anderson. How about a poll right now of the BV readers, with whatever bio details of these and other potential candidates you might want to post here ?

                        T.C.