I’m looking forward to next Monday’s (February 2) potluck meeting
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.
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,
for medical certification for coroner positions throughout the state of Georgia.
Rep. Sharper is a paramedic, so he’s had Continue reading →
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
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
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
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.
Last night LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild thanked the Valdosta City
Council that had just passed
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.
He referred to the resolution the Lowndes County Democratic Committee passed Continue reading →
Valdosta, December 1st 2014 — Prof. Tom Hochschild of VSU,
recent candidate for County Commission, is the new Chairman of the
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
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.”
Come talk with an elected Commissioner who represents half the county
and wants to hear from all of it.
facebook event, and text below.
Super District 4 Town Hall Meeting
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 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:
Paid for and authorized by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee, PO Box 4198, Valdosta, GA 31604. Tom Hochschild (Chair); Gretchen Quarterman (Secretary); Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair Elections); Glenn Ritchie (Vice Chair Membership); Richard Saeger (Vice Chair Qualifying); James J. Parker (Treasurer). Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.