An update from the Rockbridge County Democrats: 

The next meeting of the Rockbridge County Democrats is on

Thursday, March 23, 2017

At the Virginia Horse Center

487 Maury River Road

Lexington, VA

We meet on the Mezzanine.

We invite everyone. RCDC membership not required.

Sam Rasoul was born in Warren, Ohio in 1981, the son of Palestinian immigrants.  He and his wife Layaly have three children.  Sam won a special election to Virginia’s House of Delegates held in January 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Delegate Onzlee Ware.  He received nearly 70% of the vote over his Republican opponent.  The only Muslim member of the Virginia General Assembly, he represents the 11th District, which includes part of the City of Roanoke.

For those wishing to join the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee, yearly dues are $20.00, payable at the door.

The cash bar for beer and wine will open at 5:30 pm; Dinner is at 6:15Please RSVP by March 21 for dinner to Jay Clarke at  The price for dinner is $20.00; pay at the door.  Vegetarian meals available on request.  You may attend Sam’s talk without eating dinner, if you wish.

Questions?  Contact Jay Clarke at or 540-261-8861.

We will also accept tax-deductible contributions to the Jackie Pleasants Scholarship Fund awarded yearly to a deserving RCHS student based on scholarship and need.

Democrats are motivated, but motivation is not enough.  Even being “Right” is not enough.  We need to win in November 2017.  Sam will center his workshop activity around strategic planning and communications based on the science of trust.  The goal is to win elections.  For more, go to