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


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, 8 September 2014 Monday
December 1, 2014
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, 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.

Videos: Jason Carter in Albany, Georgia 2014-10-12

Jason Carter wants you to go vote, for him for Governor. You can come meet him today at 5PM in Valdosta.

When Jason Carter spoke October 12th in Albany, Georgia, early voting was just starting. Now that’s finished, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday’s the time to take all your friends and neighbors and go vote for Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia and for all the other Democratic local, state, and national candidates. Continue reading

Jason Carter for Governor at Jessie’s 5PM Saturday Nov 1st

300x359 Jason Carter and Kimberlyn Carter, in Jason Carter rally in Albany, by Gretchen Quarterman, for, 12 October 2014 Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia Jason Carter returns to Valdosta this Saturday. Come help support our next Governor, and don’t forget to support our local and state Democratic candidates, too. Vote today, vote tomorrow, or vote on Election Day Tuesday!

Jason Carter will be meeting and greeting:

Jason Carter for Governor
Meet and Greet
5pm Saturday 1 November 2014

Jessie’s Eats and Treats
205 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601

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Videos: President Jimmy Carter at ABAC (Tifton GA) 2014-10-28

Education, farming, the Carter Center, Habitat, and campaign finances. And vote for Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia! President Jimmy Carter spoke at ABAC in Tifton today, and Gretchen Quarterman videoed for the Lowndes County Democratic Party.

Videos: Rosalynn Carter at Jason Carter for Governor Rally 2014-10-09

300x225 Gretchen, Dexter, and Rosalynn Carter, in Rosalynn Carter at Jason Carter for Governor Rally in Valdosta, by John S. Quarterman, for, 9 October 2014 Education, health care, economy, and ethics: vote for Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia.

At the historic Lowndes County courthouse in Valdosta, Rosalynn Carter said:

Georgia going backwards for the past ten years. After we had so many gains in our state.

In fact in 2000 Georgia was on the verge of becoming the kind of state we all could be proud of. Moving into Continue reading