WINCHESTER — The 29th District House of Delegates Nominating Committee and the Winchester-Frederick County Democratic Committee held an assembled caucus Monday night at the Rotary Shelter in Jim Barnett Park to select Democratic nominees for the upcoming election.

No candidates were challenged for the Democratic nomination, so every candidate who filed became the nominee by default:

Incumbent Del. Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke County, is the Democratic nominee for the 10th District seat in the House of Delegates. She is being challenged by Republican Nick Clemente, a former Leesburg Planning Commission member.

Attorney Delmara “Deetzie” Bayliss is the Democratic nominee for the 29th District seat in the House of Delegates. She will challenge Republican incumbent Bill Wiley in the November election.

Small business owner Paul Siker is the Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates’ 33rd District seat. He is challenging Republican incumbent Dave LaRock.

Richard Kennedy, former head of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and former interim CEO of Blue Ridge Hospice, is the Democratic nominee for the Shawnee District seat on the Frederick County Board of Supervisors. He will face Republican Josh Ludwig, an aerospace engineer, and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Warren Gosnell, who is running as an independent.

Incumbent Richard Bell is the Democratic nominee for Winchester City Council’s First Ward seat. He is being challenged by Republican Jorge Gonzalez, an information technology director.

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Chupacabra

I'd like to know their views on Joe Biden's kowtowing to Putin to allow Russia's gas pipeline to continue, while shutting down our own. I'd like to know their views on the fact that it is very apparent that Joe Biden and his son Hunter the drug addict have made shady deals with china that put American interests in jeopardy. I'd like to know their views on what is also becoming a fact that the wuhan flu was funded by US dollars that were not supposed to be used for the type of "research" being done by the lab that purposely released it. I'd like to know their views on why Joe Biden isn't FORCING china to allow inspectors and investigators in the lab.

john brown

But you can care less what took place on January 6, 2021, an attempted coup on American democracy by a deplorable loser tRump. Your entire focus is to blame China for tRump incompetent handling of this worldwide pandemic. I am so happy your kind is not making the big decision at this time. tRump would have been trying to personally make a buck or punish hois opposition on the distribution of the vaccine..and you know that. grifters got to grift.

Chupacabra

Just using the same questions you ask of candidates. What's wrong with that? Does it bother you that your viewpoint is being challenged using the same tactics you use? Get used to it. Grow up, and ditch the BROWN SHIRT gestapo uniform you want to wear so badly.

john brown

I am quite sure they would be happy to give you their view on a host of things unlike the right wing treasonous republiclans that refuse to discuss the January 6, 2021 coup attempt or tRump's attempt to undermine the elections by calling Georgia demanding 12,000 votes be made up.

Bose-Einstein

I'd like to know which gas pipeline (through Ukraine?) is "our own". Germany says that Ukraine will still remain a transit country even if NS2 is completed.

Jeana0311

I'd like to know how these candidates have any influence on any of the stupid made up issues you're talking about. You are clearly such a low information person, it's almost painful to read your "comments."

Chupacabra

Thank you for your well thought out talking points, er, comments, Jeana. But your counterparts ask the same type of questions of candidates who are running for various local public offices that happen to be Republican. What's wrong with me asking the same type of questions of Democrat candidates? Or, do you believe that my opinion does not matter and my freedom of speech should be stifled because you don't agree with it? Take your time responding. There's been lots of crickets, er cicadas if you will, but not much rebuttal when faced with facts from Conservatives such as myself. Remember, you guys wanted to go this route, so you'd better be prepared to see it through, lest you be shown the hypocrisy that you live with.

john brown

what facts chup? you have really gone "off the pier" since January 6. your comments are just cultish jibberish. that's to be expected from a cult with no platform other than hate.

Jeana0311

They're not the same type of questions at all. Your talking points, er, comments, er questions are not based in fact or reality. Hunter Biden? Seriously??

dmjc

Amen. So many of these comments are from the same old same old continuing to expound on the same old same old. It is actually pretty comical.

john brown

So happy we can entertain you. Why not give us a piece of your great wisdom to contemplate

dmjc

Perhaps I am too subtle JB.....I may not be the opposition.

BryanLNuri

Hey goatsucker, how would a county supervisor have a relevant stance on the 2020 election?

Old Western Man

Typical slate of anti-American statists with their authoritarian, collectivist, and anti-civil liberties policies. There is nothing new or great about such ideas, they are as old as time.

“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth and their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary.“ ~ Calvin Coolidge 1926

john brown

calvin like moi was a bigot

Old Western Man

[lol] we appreciate your self admission. Less so your infantile comprehension of the world.

john brown

I admit, I hate white nationalists

Bose-Einstein

Yep, "Keep cool with Coolidge". Right up there with the prose of Socrates and Gandhi.

Catherine Giovannoni

What a great slate of candidates! It's wonderful to see Democrats running for so many seats. And last night, the Democrats picked Terry McAuliffe, Haya Alaya, and Mark Herring as candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. They have experience, great ideas, and the competence to get things done. And not an insurrectionist or Trump-cultist among them. Let's keep that big blue wave rolling!

Bose-Einstein

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