Henrico Democrats

About Us

The HCDC membership is composed of a diverse group of people from all walks of life who support the ideals of the Democratic Party. We are inclusive, welcoming people of any religion, race, ethnic group and gender orientation. We work to identify and elect the most qualified and conscientious public servants to office. Volunteers are always needed to help with such activities as candidate searches, phone banking, mailings, fundraising, canvassing, poll working/watching, being in parades, having a booth at Glen Allen Days, etc. We have fun as we work. The Committee has grown steadily over the years, and the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment of our members are making a vital difference in influencing the political process.

We welcome guests and new members to our meetings, which are held the second Monday of every month. Check our Calendar for details. Also check the Calendar and the Volunteer page for updated information on specific volunteer opportunities.

Join HCDC! We invite you to become an active HCDC member and volunteer. You can help us to turn and keep Henrico County and all of Virginia Democratic BLUE. We also have the HCDC Grassroots Society – Growing Democracy from the Ground Up – a sustainer program whose members support the work of the HCDC through monthly or yearly contributions. Go to the HCDC Grassroots Society page to learn more about it.

Memorials and Grassroots Society Members

The Henrico County Democratic Committee appreciates the generous memorials made in the honor of former members and we appreciate those of you who are helping sustain HCDC by becoming  Grassroots Society Members. Through your generosity, we can continue to support out Democratic candidates.

Electing & Supporting Democrats in Henrico County

The Henrico County Democratic Committee has the responsibility of regulating and directing the nominations of all candidates of the Democratic Party in Henrico County and for the Party’s interests in all general and special elections in the County. Members and volunteers are key to electing Party nominees in all elections by encouraging the registration and the participation of all voters without discrimination of any form.

The Committee is comprised of representatives from each precinct in the county. Our membership lasts 2 years, with vacancies filled throughout the term by the membership.

Our membership consists of people from all aspects of life. We represent all voters regardless of religion, race or ethnicity.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved. Many of our HCDC members have been elected to public office and appointed to official positions. We members share a special camaraderie because of our work to improve the election process.

How HCDC Is Structured
  • HCDC is in the 3rd and the 7th Congressional Districts
  • HCDC is represented by VA Senate Districts 9 and 12.
  • HCDC is represented by VA House of Delegate Districts 56, 62, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, and 74.
  • HCDC has 5 Magisterial Districts: Brookland, Fairfield, Three Chopt, Tuckahoe, and Varina.
Democratic Party of VA (DPVA)

Virginia Democrats come from all corners of the state, all ages, all ethnicities, and all walks of life. Led by DPVA State Chair Susan Swecker and our legislative leaders, Democrats in Virginia are carrying on the proud traditions of budgetary responsibility, excellence in education, infrastructure investment, and creating economic opportunity for all Virginians. Ms. Swecker is also chief officer of the Central Committee and oversees the work of the vice chairs and other party officers.

State Central Committee

The DPVA Central Committee is made up of 20 members from each of Virginia’s 11 Congressional Districts, elected during gubernatorial years. Members are nominated from local committees (such as Henrico, Richmond City, Hanover) at Congressional District conventions and serve four-year terms. The Central Committee organizes the Democratic Party throughout the Commonwealth and aids with the victory of the Democratic Party in all elections.

About Henrico County

Henrico County is located in central Virginia and borders the capital city of Richmond, Virginia.

The county is comprised of five magisterial districts and 92 precincts. Learn more about the magisterial districts by going to their individual pages (Brookland, Fairfield, Three Chopt, Tuckahoe, and Varina ).

If you’re not sure which district or precinct you are in, you can look it up on the State Board of Elections’ website.

Yearly Elections in Virginia

There is an election every year in Virginia, so volunteers are always needed to help with such activities as candidate searches, phone banking, mailings, fundraising, canvassing, poll working/watching, etc. Please check our Volunteer page for updated information on specific volunteer opportunities.


Members of the Henrico County Democratic Committee are available to speak at civic/community organizations and schools. For more information or to make a request for a speaker, contact Cheryl Zando at (804) 507-0757.