Georgia is in play –Dr. James LaPlant

I’m looking forward to next Monday’s (February 2) potluck meeting 300x118 In play, in Georgia is In Play, by Tom Hochschild, for LowndesDems.org, 2 February 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 (1008 Slater St.) with guest speaker Dr. James LaPlant. We’ll be talking about how Georgia is “in play,” and what we can do to turn South Georgia blue! Allison and I will be bringing a kale, walnut, parmesean cheese dish. Can everyone list any food items you will be bringing so that we ensure a good variety? Thanks.

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-Tom Hochschild

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Videos: GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177 @ LCDP 2015-01-05

After a pot luck supper at the new location at the party office, new chair Tom Hochschild presided over a standing-room-only crowd that heard Deb Cox, Dexter Sharper, Demarcus Marshall, and J.D. Rice.

Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox said there’s a special election in Lake Park for an unexpired City Council seat, poll workers are needed, and you can register to vote online.

Dexter Sharper, re-elected from District 177 (Valdosta and parts of Lowndes County) to the Georgia House, spoke about the need for early financial education, for gun safety instruction should be required to get a firearm permit, and for medical certification for coroner positions throughout the state of Georgia. Rep. Sharper is a paramedic, so he’s had Continue reading

Dexter Sharper to speak at monthly meeting Monday 2015-01-05

Hello LCDP Members,

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Vicki Pennington, long-time treasurer for the LCDP, passed away on Friday, January 2nd at South Georgia Medical Center. Vicki was a wonderful person and valued member of our community. Arrangements are in the care of the Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

Also, we would like to remind you that that our potluck meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday Jan, 5) from 6:00-7:00 at our headquarters on 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta GA (Next to VSU’s University Center). Feel free to bring a dish of your choice, but you do not need to bring food to join in. We are excited to be hearing from State Representative Dexter Sharper.

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Pot luck and quality of life issues: come to the party meeting –Tom Hochschild @ LCDP 2015-01-05

New LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild invited everyone to the monthly party meeting Monday 5 January 2015 at a new location: the LCDP office, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, which he noted is near VSU. He made this announcement at the Town Hall Meeting 15 December 2014 organized by Demarcus Marshall, Lowndes County Commissioner, Superdistrict 4; Dr. Marshall will also speak at Monday’s party meeting.

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Thanks to Lowndes County and Valdosta for resolutions against Sabal Trail

Last night LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild thanked the Valdosta City Council that had just passed a resolution supporting the Lowndes County Commission’s resolution of Tuesday 9 December 2014 opposing the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline, as noted in the Valdosta Daily Times this morning.

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Local Democratic Party Augments Team with New Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta, December 1st 2014 — Prof. Tom Hochschild of VSU, recent candidate for County Commission, is the new Chairman of the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), after a party Committee meeting Saturday. He chaired his first monthly party meeting Monday evening.

Gretchen Quarterman chose to step down as chairman saying:

“It has been a privilege to lead the LCDP for the past four years and I look forward working with Tom and actively promoting Democratic Values”.

In addition to electing Hochschild as Chair, Quarterman was elected as Secretary and remaining officers were re-elected to their leadership positions including Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair for Elections), Glenn Ritchie (Vice-Chair for Membership), Richard Saeger (Vice-Chair for Qualifying) and James J. Parker (Treasurer).

Chairman Hochschild said

“I am excited to be working with these outstanding individuals, and believe that we have a great foundation in place to improve the lives of Lowndes County residents.”

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LCDP Monthly Meeting 2014-12-01

300x225 Outgoing 2013-2014 Chair Gretchen Quarterman, in LCDP Monthly Meeting, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 8 September 2014 Monday
December 1, 2014
6PM
Bas Bleu
121 N Patterson Street,
Valdosta, Georgia

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Our last meeting of the year is this coming Monday. Elections for this year are over but there is still plenty of planning to do for next year, and for 2016. We already have Continue reading

Town Hall Meeting by Demarcus Marshall, Lowndes County Commissioner Super District 4

Come talk with an elected Commissioner who represents half the county and wants to hear from all of it. PDF, facebook event, and text below.

Super District 4 Town Hall Meeting

300x388 Town Hall 2014-12-15, in Marshall, by Demarcus Marshall, for LowndesDems.org, 15 December 2014 I want to personally thank the citizens of Super District 4 for re-electing me to represent you for the next four years. It has truly been an honor to serve you. In keeping with my campaign promise, I want to have a town hall meeting to solicit feedback, ideas, complaints, and concerns of county services provided in the district and even countywide. This is your opportunity to be heard and have a direct conversation regarding the district. I intend on providing a State of the District address; after which, I will open the floor for dialogue. The Civic Center will be equipped with mics for those wanting to speak. Again, I thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on December 15, 2014 @ 6pm in the Lowndes County Civic Center. Continue reading

Jason Carter Visits Valdosta, GA November 1, 2014

Jason Carter jumped on the counter to be heard by the SRO crowd in Lowndes County Saturday: education, ethical government, and health care. Vote for Jason Carter to win the election today for Governor of Georgia! And don’t forget all the other local, state, and national Democratic candidates. If you’ve already voted, talk to your friends and get them to the polls. Still need motivation? Watch the video:


Video by Glenn Ritchie for Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP)
at Jessie’s Eats and Treats.