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LCDP BBQ with DPG Chairman Dubose Porter and Municipal Candidates 2015-07-07

LCDP meetings discuss local matters that matter in local elections, such as City Matters in April, Public Transportation in May, Environment and Property Rights in June. July is the annual LCDP BBQ, this time with candidates for municipal elections and the Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, plus all of the above Local Maters and more. Facebook event.

300x388 BBQ-Reservation-2015-001, in LCDP Annual BBQ, by LCDP, for LowndesDems.org, 7 July 2015 Lowndes County Democratic Party
Annual Barbecue
Local Matters for Local Elections
DPG Chairman: Dubose Porter
Municipal Candidates

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Mathis Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street Valdosta, GA 31602
Tickets $25.00 (Children under 12, $12.50)
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LCDP Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business –WCTV

WCTV covered “the life-blood of our economic community” Photo: WCTV and “the possibility of donating to the food bank” as the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy.

Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 3 March 2015, Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business,

“Stand with us to support local business”, was the message behind a cash mob event held today at Stan’s Quality Meats. The Lowndes County Democratic Party drew attention on the locally-owned and operated grocery store and its economic impact.

Tom Hochschild, Lowndes County Democratic Party chairman says, “We feel like these are the life-blood of our economic community. So when you shop locally, Continue reading

Transportation took off at LCDP May Meeting 2015-05-04

After the potluck, the audience pitched in with very lively discussion (Why do we have bus stops but no buses? Every road is also a subsidy!) with the panelists at the May LCDP meeting:

  • John Gayle, (Mayor, Valdosta)
  • Demarcus Marshall (Lowndes County Commissioner District 4)
  • Jim Galloway, (Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority)
  • Corey Hull, (Transportation Planner, Valdosta-Lowndes MPO)

Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll and Lowndes County Commissioner Joyce Evans were also in the room.

Please also like the Facebook Page for “Public Transportation in Valdosta, Lowndes Georgia”: https://www.facebook.com/PublicTransportationForValdosta. As WCTV said in its coverage of this meeting: “Public transportation, or the lack-there-of, has been a hot-button issue in Valdosta for many years.”

At the end of the May meeting Jim Parker announced he was running for Valdosta City Council At Large with transportation as one of his main issues.

Come hear all candidates for municipal elections at the LCDP BBQ 6PM July 7th at Mathis Auditorium. Local elected officials affect us all most directly, as Dr. Dennis Marks, LCDP Vice Chair for Elections, reminded us, And DuBose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be there, plus fine BBQ (both meat and vegetarian) and the traditional political quiz by Dr. LaPlant, and plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now! If you can’t come to the BBQ, you can still Continue reading

LCDP cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy –WALB

The Lowndes County Democratic Party doesn’t just talk about supporting local business, it does something about it. Local TV station WALB got some good pictures at Stan’s Quality Meats and Grocery. Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Colter Anstaett, WALB, 3 March 2015, Cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy, Continue reading

Backstreet Blazers to play LCDP BBQ 2015-07-07

Bridgette Hylick, Tom Hochschild, and The Backstreet Blazers band will be performing at the Lowndes County Democratic Party BBQ at Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta, GA, 6PM Tuesday, July 7.

Get your tickets now: www.lowndesdems.org for music, food, local candidates for city offices, and Dubose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Continue reading

Environmental issues and property rights @ LCDP 2015-06-01

Many things affect the local environment: paving roads, buses, pipelines, wastewater, and solid waste. Abundant clean water is a major reason all of us are here. Like transportation, environmental issues have come up at several previous LCDP meetings, often also including property rights: roads and pipelines go through somebody’s land, and blowing trash or flooding wastewater affect many people’s property, taxes, and quality of life. Facebook event.

6PM Monday June 1st, come hear from people who deal with these issues all the time, and speak up with your own questions and ideas, at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting.

Our meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We would appreciate if you could bring a dish, but you do not need to bring food to join in.

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WCTV on Transportation Meeting @ LCDP 2015-05-04

WCTV covered tonight’s LCDP meeting without ever saying it was an LCDP meeting, but they did make clear it’s an issue of widespread concern.

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 4 May 2015, All Sides Weigh In At Public Transportation Meeting In Valdosta,

Valdosta, GA—Public transportation, or the lack-there-of, has been a hot-button issue in Valdosta for many years.

Back in 2009, the City Council voted against a public transportation proposal, however that, was during the height of the recession.

Now that things are back on track, residents say, they want a public bus system proposal back on the table.

“One of the problems with not having public transportation is Continue reading

Videos: City Matters @ LCDP 2015-04-06

Transportation, sewer, safety, and police cameras: all at last month’s Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting, in these videos. Plus a report on the Cash Mob at Stan’s Grocery: new customers brought in, 300 pounds of food donated to the food bank, and coverage by both TV stations.

See the special crime report: the real situation is not what you would think from TV.

Transportation was so popular a topic both in April and at the March meeting, it’s the main theme of the Monday May 4th meeting tomorrow.

Here’s the invitation to last month’s April meeting: Continue reading

Transportation Meeting Monday 2015-05-04

300x205 Bus, in Lowndes County Public Transportation?, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 4 May 2015 During our past two monthly meetings (“Supporting Local Business” and “City Matters”), the conversation kept steering toward the need for improved transportation. In response, committee members have put together a meeting solely on the issue of “Transportation.” If you have any questions or concerns about transportation in Valdosta or Lowndes County, you do not want to miss this meeting.

Our meeting location is the Lowndes County Board of Elections office at 2808 North Oak Street from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. We would appreciate if you could bring a dish, but you do not need to bring food to join in.

Meeting Topic: “Transportation”, Facebook event.

Guest Speakers:

  • John Gayle, (Mayor, Valdosta)
  • Bill Slaughter, (Chairman, Lowndes County Commission)
  • Jim Galloway, (Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority)
  • Corey Hull, (Transportation Planner, Valdosta-Lowndes MPO)

Please also like our Facebook Page for “Public Transportation in Valdosta, Lowndes Georgia”: https://www.facebook.com/PublicTransportationForValdosta

Membership Dues and Donations

LCDP could use a new computer, and the monthly rent is always due for our headquarters on Slater Street in Valdosta. Please consider making a donation, or paying membership fees for yourself or someone else. Dues are $25 for an individual, $40 for a family, and $15 for students, military, and seniors. These dues are used solely to get Democrats elected to office, and are vital to the efforts of the LCDP. You may donate or pay your dues online at: http://www.lowndesdems.org/?s=membership

Thank you for all that you do.

Tom Hochschild, Chair
Lowndes County Democratic Party

In memorium, Jay Shaw

The Lowndes County Democratic Party expresses its condolences on the death of former State Representative Jay Shaw. Jay served as Mayor of Lakeland from 1980 to 1990. He was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 176 from 1994 to 2010. He was elected to the State Transportation Board in 2010 and served as its Chairman from 2012 to 2013. He then served as Chair of its Finance committee.

Jay was a fair-minded person who always considered the public good. He was a strong supporter of meeting the state’s transportation needs. Our sincere condolences to his wife Libby, his son Jason, who succeeded his father in the Georgia House of Representatives, and other members of his family.

Andria Simmons, AJC, 20 April 2015, State Transportation Board member Jay Shaw dies, Continue reading