Category Archives: Lowndes County Board of Commissioners

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

Candidate & Volunteer Training @ LCDP 2016-05-02

Local elections affect you more than any other, and you can help. At Mama Junes Please come meet Democratic Party candidates who are seeking help with their campaigns. Elected leaders, experienced candidates, and experienced volunteers will be on hand to provide advice and assistance. The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant on Inner Perimeter Road but you do not need to purchase food to attend.

Update 2016-06-05: Videos.

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When: 6PM-7:30PM, Monday, 2 May 2016

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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We Want You! Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop @ LCDP 2016-02-01

Do you have good ideas and a passion for helping others? Do you know and volunteer training someone who would represent our community with integrity? Would you like to be part of a campaign team this season? Please come to the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop at Mama June’s Restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta). In addition to learning the responsibilities of open positions, past candidates will be on hand to help you plan a campaign.

When: 6PM Monday February 1st 2016

Where: Mama June’s restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road.
You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

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If you’re not motivated enough, try reading about the Lowndes County Commission 4 to 1 vote 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

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

Georgia: Back on Track –LCDP BBQ 1 July 2014

Future Georgia Governor Jason Carter headlines the program for the annual Lowndes County Democratric Party Barbecue Tuesday.

Other candidates speaking include Democrats Daniel Blackman for GA PSC, Valarie Wilson for State School Superintendent (runoff), Bikram Mohanty for Georgia State Senate District 8, Dexter Sharper for Georgia House District 177, and Demarcus Marshall for Lowndes County Commission District 4. Plus G. Norman Bennett and Clay Griner in the nonpartisan special election runoff for Lowndes County Commission District 5.

All statewide and local candidates are still invited.

When:6 p.m., Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Where:Mathis Municipal Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, Georgia
Price:$25.00

PROGRAM

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Lowndes County Budget @ LCDP 2014-06-02

Lowndes County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter will be our special speaker. He will give us a presentation on the county budget process and an overview of the 2014-2015 budget. The commission is actively working on the budget in advance of the upcoming public hearings. This will be an opportunity for us to learn about how the local budget process works.

Lowndes County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting
6PM, June 2nd, 2014
Bas Bleu, 121 North Patterson, Valdosta, GA

Some background on the county’s budget: Continue reading

Turnout wins elections: time to vote

Turnout is at 4% so far, with the other party voting twice as many in early voting. Call your friends. Contact Gretchen; she’ll get you a call list. Contact a candidate; they’ll get you a walklist. Local elections affect you directly: water, sewer, trash, roads, education, taxes, and laws. It’s time to get people out and vote!

As Dexter Sharper (D 177 GA House) says:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! Get out to VOTE this week from 7am-7pm for EARLY VOTING at 2808 Oak Street! This is a VERY Important Primary Election……..The Last day to vote in the Primary Election is MAY 20th! PLEASE PEOPLE!! Don’t be a person that only vote during the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION…..People DIED for us to VOTE in ALL Elections!

If Democrats turn out and vote for LCDP Chair Gretchen Quarterman in the nonpartisan Special Election for Lowndes County Commission District 5, she wins on May 20th, Continue reading