- The Spotsylvania County Democratic Committee's purpose is to elect Democratic candidates to public office. We endorse the principles of the Democratic Party of Virginia and the principles of the charter of the National Democratic Party.
We support the preservation and promotion of our vast historical heritage. We also support the allocation of sufficient resources to promote our historical sites to attract greater tourism.
We support responsible managed growth and affordable housing. We support efforts to maintain the attractive rural aspects of our county.
We support quality public education. We endorse the recruitment and retention of well qualified administrators and teachers in order to prepare our students for the difficult challenges of the twenty-first century.
We support the expansion of our tax base by : (1) Bringing more high paying jobs to Spotsylvania County and (2) recruiting large companies in the industrial, commercial, and technology sectors. We encourage the development and expansion of our local small businesses. We support local jobs for local people.
Parks and Recreation
We support the expansion of parks and recreation programs and facilities throughout the county.
We support the reduction of road and highway gridlock. We support the Board of Supervisors in efforts to secure additional state funding for local transportation needs.
We support viable law enforcement and fire and rescue services in order to keep our citizens and property safe and secure.
What it means to be a Democrat
"One great difference which has characterized this division (between liberal and conservative parties) has been that the liberal party - no matter what its particular name was at the time - believed in the wisdom and efficacy of the will of the great majority of the people, as distinguished from the judgment of a small minority . . . The other great difference between the two parties has been this: The liberal party is a party which believes that, as new conditions and problems arise beyond the power of men and women to meet as individuals, it become the duty of the Government itself to find new remedies with which to meet them. The liberal party insists that the Government has the definite duty to use all its power and resources to meet new social problems with new social controls - to insure to the average person the right to his own economic and political life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." (President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941)