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Subject: Donation Request Letter for Chairman Gerone Anderson’s Family

Dear Lowndes County Democratic Party Members,

As you are all aware, we unexpectedly lost our Chairman, Mr. Gerone “Andy” Anderson on July 27, 2020. Chairman Anderson tirelessly worked for the Lowndes County Democratic Party for many years to grow our party and increase voter turnout in Lowndes County. Now it is our turn to repay him by helping support his family in their time of need in the form of a donation.

Donations in the memory of Mr. Gerone “Andy’ Anderson should mailed to his wife, Mrs. Cheryl L. Anderson c/o Lowndes County Democratic Party, P.O. Box 2463, Valdosta, GA 31604.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Yours Faithfully,

The Executive Committee of the Lowndes County Democratic Party



When: Tuesday, August 11 2020 4:30 pm 

Phone number & Access Code:

229-671-3400 & Access Code:997 688 047

Call the above number from your phone. Enter the Access Code on your keypad. The automated system will ask for your name. This is how you can join the board meeting. If you have any questions, please call and ask for Jessica.

Jessica Thomas

Lowndes County Board of Elections
(229) 671-2850


You can help elect Democrats in 2020. Help elect Post Holders to the Lowndes
County Democratic Committee. Help elect Democratic candidates to public office.
Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC): Post Holders serve to set the
direction of the Democratic Party in Lowndes County, elect officers, and help get
out the vote. They serve 4year terms. Elections for half of the LCDC (those with
terms ending in 2020, plus two vacancies) must be held within 45 days after the
General Primary, i.e., by July 24, 2020. Anyone who is registered to vote in Lowndes
County and who signs an affidavit supporting the Democratic Party is eligible
to vote. The election will be advertised for four weeks (weeks of June 7, 14, 21, and
28). The deadline to submit affidavits is Saturday, July 4, 2020 with voting by districts the
week of July 5, 2020 by superdistricts the week of July 12, 2020 and atlarge the week of July
19, 2020 with voting ending on July 24, 2020. Ballots will be delivered by email to all
credentialed electors. To be eligible to vote for Post Holders, please fill out the
affidavit referenced below. To run to be a Post Holder, check the box on the affidavit. Once you are done filling out the affidavit, please e-mail it to
Help elect Democratic candidates to public office:
Volunteer to make phone calls
Volunteer to be a Poll Watcher
Volunteer to give rides to the polls
To volunteer, please email
Link to Affidavit:
LCDP ByLaws:
Current LCDC Members:

Help Elect Democrats by Participating In The Election of the Lowndes County Democratic Committee!

Fourteen posts are available and are organized by County Commission Districts. Anyone who is registered to vote in Lowndes County and who signs an affidavit supporting the Democratic Party is eligible to vote for the Lowndes County Democratic Committee. For an affidavit, roster of current post-holders, and bylaws please click the link below and explore this website or email or call LCDC at 229-241-1694.


Qualifying for 2020 Elections – March 2-6, 2020

2020 Candidate Qualifying Notice

All qualifying for Political Party Candidates, Nonpartisan Candidates who are qualifying for the May 19, 2020 General Primary & Nonpartisan General Election, and Independent Candidates who are qualifying for the November 3, 2020 General Election, will take place at the Lowndes County Voter Registration & Elections Office located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602.

Board of Elections Office
2808 North Oak Street Valdosta

Qualifying will begin Monday, March 2, 2020 and end on Friday March 6, 2020. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 9:00am until 12:00 Noon.

Candidates who wish to qualify for the May 19, 2020 Nonpartisan General Election or qualify as an Independent Candidate for the November 3, 2020 General Election will qualify with the Voter Registrations & Elections Staff.

Candidates who wish to qualify as a Political Party Candidate for a Lowndes County Office must qualify with either the Lowndes County Democratic Party or the Lowndes County Republican Party. Representatives from the political parties will be available during the designated time period to qualify their political party candidates.

Fees are paid to the organization with whom the candidate qualifies. Qualifying fees have been set by the Lowndes County Commission and are available here:

Commission Chairman $600.00
County Commissioner (Districts 1, 5) $450.00
Sheriff $2,424.58
Clerk of Court $2,173.02
Coroner $1,946.82
Solicitor $3,674.19
State Court Judge $3,863.70
Chief Magistrate $2,173.02
Probate Judge $2,173.02
Tax Commissioner $2,173.02

Qualifying for State level positions is done in Atlanta.
Those who wish to qualify for Federal or State offices should contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office at 404-656-2871 or

State Representative (Districts 174, 175, 176, 177)
State Senate (District 8)
U.S. Representative (Districts 1, 8)
U.S. Senate

Contact Information:
Lowndes County Voter Registrations and Elections Supervisor, Deb Cox, 229-671-2850, or
Lowndes County Democratic Party Chairperson, Gerone (Andy) Anderson, 229-560-3785 or

The Lowndes County Democratic Party’s ANNUAL BBQ

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Mathis City Auditorium
6:00pm ~9:00pm

“Recruit, Retain, Register and Transport” 

Our Keynote Speaker is Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams, Newly Elected Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. In addition, several of the City of Valdosta Mayoral Candidates are scheduled to speak at our event.


Enjoy Great Barbecue Catered by Big Nick’s
The menu will include Pulled Pork, Leg Quarters, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Peach Cobbler, Roll, and Sweet Tea


Tickets are available from any LCDP Member or by calling the office at 229-241-1694 or 229-269-2986
Adults – $25

12 and under – $12.50

Activities will include Door Prizes, Vendors, Music, and a Picture Booth.

Supporting Local Business – McKinney’s Pet Lovers

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS: The Lowndes County Democratic Party is proud to support McKinney’s Pet Lovers located at 2000 North Ashley Street (on the corner of Park Avenue) in Valdosta.

In business since 1995, Tracy and Perry McKinney have a pet-centered point of view. Looking for natural and holistic products for their clients, they provide supplies for cats and dogs in one half of the store and fish, exotics and small pets in the other.

McKinney’s Pet Lovers employs five people who make sure customer’s pet needs are met. They can special order items if necessary and variety of favorite brands. They also sell supplies for farm animal needs as well as bedding, food and supplies for small animals.

Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Mc Kinney's Pet Lovers

Mc Kinney’s Pet Lovers

Perry and Tracy McKinney

Perry and Tracy McKinney

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Video from Democratic Party Platform Meeting in Orlando

You can answer a survey for your local DNC delegates at the LCDP BBQ today, after you hear candidates for offices from Senate to the most local, and eat fine local BBQ.

You can watch the whole two-day Orlando Platform Committee meeting on YouTube.

LCDP’s Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman was there, and will be collecting answers to the survey at the LCDP BBQ this evening at 6PM at Mathis Auditorium.

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

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Videos: Local Health Issues, Public Forum and LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-01-04

It’s qualifying week, so please come ready to run for office or to support those who will run, to tomorrow’s LCDP monthly meeting, 6PM 7 March 2016, topic College Debt, at Mama June’s Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, GA (facebook event).

Meanwhile, here are videos of the very interesting January 2016 LCDP meeting on “Local Health Issues”; see the January meeting announcement for speaker list. Videos of the February meeting coming up shortly are also posted.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Presidential Preference – be sure to vote!

From the Democratic Party of Georgia:

The Voter Protection Committee of the DPG has hashed out a smart and modern
plan to monitor and document any issues that might arise at the polls for
the PPP. Many thanks to Penney Allen and David Dreyer for their hard work
on this.

If any Georgia voters have any questions about their polling location, they

1) Use the hashtag #gavote411. We have volunteers monitoring social

2) Call the office at 678-278-2016. We have a team standing by to
answer the phones and direct folks in the right direction.

3) Use our nifty polling place locator.

4) Keep an eye out for shareable graphics throughout the day.

The same goes for any problems at the polls. Call us at 678-278-2016 or use
the hashtag #gavote911 on Twitter. Again, we’ll have folks monitoring these
issues to respond and document.

For Spanish speaking voters, there’s a new Android app that might be

“Yo Voto” is an initiative of POL-IT and Georgia Tech to promote citizen
participation and observation during Georgia’s Presidential Primary on
March 1st.

“Yo Voto” is a tool for citizens committed to both transparency in the
electoral process and strengthening democracy.

Polls are open 7am-7pm on March 1, 2016. Exercise your right to vote.

Local Health Issues, Public Forum and LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-01-04

Please join the LCDP for a public forum pertaining to “Local Health Issues.” The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Road) at 6 PM on Monday, January 4th: facebook event. Speaking with us will be:

  • John Rogers (South Health District Public Health Educator),
  • Todd Smoot (VSU Cross Country Coach),
  • and Ariel Godwin (Senior Planner, Southern Georgia Regional Commission).

Aspects of health

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