Category Archives: Lowndes County School Board

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.

The Lowndes County Commission meets tonight Continue reading

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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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

Lowndes County School Board Races – Districts 1, 2, 3

Non-partisan elections for the Lowndes County School board will be held on May 20th.
Candidates for school board have been invited to the LCDP April 7th meeting to give brief presentations and answer questions.

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Seats 1, 2, 3 are all up for election.

District 1 incumbent, Mike Davis will face challenger Bobby Watford.

Fred Wetherington, incumbent in District 2 has chosen not to run, so that is an open seat, with three candidates qualified, Eric Johnson, Tara Parker and Mark Barber.

District 3 incumbent, Brian Browning, is running unopposed.

Please come hear the candidates on April 7th and then make sure that you visit the polls during early voting (April 28 – May 16) or on election day May 20th and cast your ballot in the Lowndes County School Board election.