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September 8, 2013
The Charlottesville Democratic Party hosted a "Four Guys Constitutional Cookout" Sunday at McIntire Park.
The party was open to the public in a fun and relaxed environment. Voters could easily get to know the Democratic Constitutional Candidates.
The constitutional candidates are those running for sheriff, treasurer, commonwealth's attorney and commissioner of revenue. They are office democrats say are important decision-makers in local government.
"The constitutional offices under Virginia law perform very basic governmental functions," said Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-25th District). "Open government is where the rubber hits the road. You want the best qualified people there and Charlottesville's lucky to have these people running."
The commissioner of revenue is the only position facing opponents in the general election. Democrat Todd Divers will be running against two independents this November.
There is less than two months to go in Decision 2013 and on Sunday,
Charlottesville Democrats hosted a picnic in McIntire Park.
The "Four Guys Constitutional Cookout" drew party faithful and voters. Candidates campaigning for city council and commissioner of revenue say they will spend the weeks up to Election Day meeting potential voters and spreading the word about their goals for Charlottesville.
"[I'm] Just trying to be out and be visible, it is a contested election so I need to make sure that folks are aware of who I am and can get in touch with me if they need to," said Todd Divers, candidate for City Commissioner of Revenue.
"From here to Election Day it will be door to door, it will be talking to the voters and seeing what they're concerns are and making sure that if I am successful, I'll hit the ground running," Bob Fenwick, Democratic candidate for Charlottesville City Council, said.
Both candidates are running in contested races. Election Day is November 5.