Category Archives: GA Legislature

Videos: Ride the Big Blue Wave at LCDP BBQ 2018-06-02

A much larger crowd this year than the previous two years listened to Democratic candidates for local and most state offices, as well as for Congress, at the annual LCDP BBQ at Mathis Auditorium, July 2, 2018, as you can see in these videos.

After a delicious BBQ dinner prepared by Big Nick’s, the crowd was galvanized by an excellent array of speeches from local and state candidates and elected officials. It was a terrific and inspiring evening! —Haley Hyatt

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is about candidates and voting. There’s an election going on, so it’s time to pick a candidate and support them, and get yourself and others out to vote.

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Tickets to Ride the Big Blue Wave at LCDP BBQ 2018-07-02

Tickets are available for the annual BBQ at Mathis Auditorium, July 2, 2018, where you can help the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) Ride the Big Blue Wave.

All Democratic candidates running for districts all or part in Lowndes County have been invited to speak, including for Lowndes County Commission, State Representative, statewide offices, and for Congress.

When: 6PM, Monday July 2, 2018

Where: Mathis Auditorium, 2300 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA

Tickets: $25.00 per person from any Lowndes County Democratic Committee member or at the door or online

LCDP 2018 BBQ Tickets

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Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia vice chair of congressional district chairs and county party liaison
Last year, Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia vice chair of congressional district chairs and county party liaison, was among the LCDP BBQ speakers; and there is video.

In addition to providing a venue for Democratic candidates to speak, good food and a good time, the BBQ is a fundraiser for LCDP.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Ride the Big Blue Wave at LCDP BBQ 2018-07-02

You can Ride the Big Blue Wave with the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at the annual BBQ at Mathis Auditorium, July 2, 2018.

All Democratic candidates running for districts all or part in Lowndes County have been invited to speak, including for Lowndes County Commission, State Representative, statewide offices, and for Congress, as well in nonpartisan races.

When: 6PM, Monday July 2, 2018

Where: Mathis Auditorium, 2300 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA

Tickets: $25.00 per person from any Lowndes County Democratic Committee member or at the door or online:

LCDP 2018 BBQ Tickets

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Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia vice chair of congressional district chairs and county party liaison
Last year, Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia vice chair of congressional district chairs and county party liaison, was among the LCDP BBQ speakers; and there is video.

In addition to providing a venue for Democratic candidates, good food, and a good time, the BBQ is a fundraiser for LCDP. Tickets are being printed and you can buy one or two or more, and you can help sell them. Sponsors are also welcome.

Come on down every first first Monday of the month to the LCDP meeting, next Monday, April 2, 2018, at Mama June’s on Inner Perimeter. It’s a social gathering, and it’s a business meeting. It moves around, so if you have a favorite location for fifty or so of your closest Democratic friends, let us know.

Party business doesn’t stop after the monthly meeting adjourns. There’s a BBQ to put on, candidates to elect, issues to air, and bills to pay. A few officers or committee members can’t do it alone. You are the party, so you can help us all Ride the Big Blue Wave.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Phonebanking for GA 175 Special Election and others: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-02-05

In the middle of early voting for the special election for Georgia Statehouse District 175, we will phonebank at the party office.

Turnout is usually low in special elections, so if we can get Democrats to go vote, we win. So far there’s one Democrat running for GA 175: Dr. Treva Gear.

When: 6PM Monday, February 5, 2018

Where: Lowndes County Deocratic Party Office
1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, GA 31601-3937

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There are also Democrats running for Congress:

All three of these candidates have spoken at LCDP meetings. There are other Democrats running for other offices.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Pictures: LCDP BBQ 2017-07-06

A few pictures from the LCDP BBQ.

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Sarah Todd and Vivian Miller-Cody

Setup crew

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Lowndes County Democratic Party renews resolution against Sabal Trail, for Solar after Florida resolutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta, April 3, 2017 — a moral obligation to leave our children and grandchildren with an earth as safe, beautiful, and majestic as the one bequeathed to us by our parents and grandparents On March 27, 2017, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) approved a new resolution against Sabal Trail methane pipeline and for solar power, going beyond the old ones it passed in March 2014, this time calling for financial divestment from companies that support the pipeline, including calling on local and state elected officials to divest and not to accept any campaign finance funds from the same. The new LCDC resolution includes a quote agreeing that Sabal Trail is a threat to our drinking water in the Florida Aquifer, from a resolution of February 2017 by the Orange County, Florida Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); several other Florida county DECs have since also passed such resolutions.

The LCDC WHEREASes cite economics, damage Sabal Trail has already caused to our environment including Withlacoochee River, eminent domain for private company is not equal justice under the law, public safety and welfare, the lack of need for the pipeline now that Florida Power and Light has admitted Florida needs no new electricity until 2024, the economic victory of solar power, Floridians’ vote last year for solar power, and education, since Sabal Trail goes barely a mile from Clyattville Elementary School in Lowndes County.

This resolution will be discussed 6PM tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at Mama Junes restaurant in Valdosta, along with new signs to Support Our Teachers.

The full text of the new LCDP resolution, entitled “A Resolution Against the Sabal Trail methane pipeline and For Solar Power”, is on the LCDP website in PDF. The resolution concludes: Continue reading

GA HB 170 would force local boards of education to raise taxes

The Valdosta and Lowndes school boards and the Valdosta City Council all already unanimously passed resolutions against Georgia HB 170, which would convert a local motor fuel sales tax into a state excise tax, forcing local governments to raise taxes to support education and transportation, and would set counties against their cities for allocation of taxes. This is relevant to the first item in LCDP’s platform:

Georgia Democrats believe every child in every classroom in every school in every county in Georgia should have access to a high quality public education.

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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

Videos: Jason Carter headlining BBQ @ LCDP 2014-04-07 2014-07-01

Here are videos of Jason Carter and the other Democratic candidates who came to the Annual Lowndes County Democratic Party Barbecue July 1st 2014.

Valarie Wilson has a runoff Tuesday for Georgia School Superintendent (the other candidate was invited but did not attend). In November, Democrats can vote for Bikram Mohanty for Georgia State Senate District 8, Dexter Sharper for Georgia House District 177 (unopposed incumbent), Daniel Blackman for Public Service Commission, Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner, and of course Jason Carter for Governor.

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Find polling places for Election Day Tuesday

Where can you vote on Tuesday May 20th, which is Election Day for the Special Election for Lowndes County Commission District 5, for the Lowndes County Board of Education, and for the elections for judges? Remember, they’re not in November: Tuesday May 20th is the election for these races, unless there’s a runoff. Plus Tuesday is Primary Election Day for the Georgia statehouse, statewide offices, and U.S. Congress. You can find your polling place in My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. Or you can zoom and pan on the VALOR GIS Election Boundary Map. Turnout matters: elections are often won by a handful of votes. After you find your polling place, please call your friends and neighbors and help them find theirs. For a longer list to call, contact Gretchen.

600x546 Precinct Boundaries, in Precincts, by John S. Quarterman, for LCDP, 18 May 2014

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