2018 Democratic Slate, Lowndes County, Georgia

Now with Tax Assessor! That one is a special election that is not listed on the Secretary of State’s website of Qualifying Candidates. Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket, right down to Tax Assessor. Change comes in elections at every level.

Check to see that you are registered to vote on Georgia My Voter Page. Get all your friends and neighbors to register and vote. Turnout decides elections.

For signs or other campaign materials, or to contribute to a campaign, contact the specific campaign through its link below. Except for Stacey Abrams signs, contact Vivian Miller Cody at 229-630-0098, or Kathryn Grant at 404-759-9959, or Dexter Sharper at 229-251-9210.

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Register, canvas, and call, Monthly meeting 2018-10-01

This is the last week to register to vote in Georgia, through Tuesday, October 9, 2018. So register, call, canvass, and get people out to vote. Here’s a slate card so people will know who to vote for.

When: 6PM Monday, October 1, 2018

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Get out the vote.

Event: facebook

Register and vote, Dates

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2018 Democratic Slate for Lowndes County

Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket. Don’t stop at the top like many did for Obama in 2008. Change comes in elections at every level.

For signs or other campaign materials, or to contribute to a campaign, contact the specific campaign through its link below.

Except, for Stacey Abrams signs: contact Vivian Miller Cody at 229-630-0098, or Kathryn Grant at 404-759-9959, or Dexter Sharper at 229-251-9210.

Below is a slate card. LCDP would like to print these to hand out in canvassing and to mail. That takes money, and you can help:

Scroll below the image for the links to candidate websites.


Candidates, Slate


2018 Democratic Slate for Lowndes County
(or printable PDF)
Please take to the polls and vote Democratic!

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GOTV: Canvas and call, Monthly meeting 2018-09-10

Turnout wins elections. There will only be a blue wave if people canvas, call, and donate to get more people to vote.

When: 6PM Monday, September 10, 2018

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Get out the vote.

Event: facebook

Blue wave

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Election of Delegates to Georgia Democratic State Convention – August 6, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the Democratic Party of Georgia will be hosting the 2018 State Convention in Atlanta. This is the Party’s opportunity to showcase candidates and do other important things like adopt the platform via delegate vote.

640x480 Part 2, Movies, in LCDP Monthly Meeting, by Gretchen Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 7 May 2018

Come select LCDP leadership

LCDP will need to elect delegates to represent Lowndes County at the convention. This will be done at the regular business meeting on August 6th, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Dexter Sharper Center on Bemiss Road. The ONLY requirement to qualify as a delegate is that one must be a registered voter and resident of Lowndes County, GA. You do not need to be a Post Seat Holder to run for these positions. All candidates will need to sign an affidavit that reads:

I am a resident and registered voter in Lowndes County, GA. I hereby make application to be an elected delegate and/or an elector of a delegate to the Democratic Party of Georgia State Convention. I believe in the goals of the Democratic Party of Georgia, am not a member of any other political party or body (as defined in the Georgia Election Code), and am not affiliated with any political group whose ideal, goals, and methods are incompatible with that of the Democratic Party of Georgia (as identified by the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia)

There are 6 open delegate seats and 3 alternate seats that will be open during this election. We will elect those seats in two different phases. During the first phase, only Post Seat Holders will be able to vote and will elect three delegates and two alternates. During the second phase, everyone at the meeting will be able to vote and will elect three delegates and one alternate.

Each delegate will be responsible for all expenses related to attending the convention, including transportation, parking, meals, and overnight (if so chosen).

Even if you are not interested in being a delegate and attending the state convention, please attend the meeting so that you can participate in the selection of those who will represent Lowndes on that day.

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

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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Runoff: GA School Superintendent 2018-07-24

This Tuesday, July 24, 2018, is Runoff Election Day. Lowndes County people get to vote for one Democratic runoff: for State School Superintendent. If you haven’t already voted early, please go vote Tuesday. See Georgia My Voter Page for your precinct location.

  • OTHA E. THORNTON, JR
    PO BOX 1236
    RICHMOND HILL GA 31324
    E-mail: otha@othathornton.com
    PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
    INCUMBENT: NO
    OCCUPATION: RETIRED MILITARY OFFICER/SR TECHNOLOGIST
    QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
    WEBSITE: www.othathornton.com
  • SID CHAPMAN
    E-mail: sidforgasupt@gmail.com
    PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
    INCUMBENT: NO
    OCCUPATION: PRESIDENT OF GA ASSOC OF EDUCATORS
    QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
    WEBSITE: www.sidforsuper.com

LCDP cannot endorse a candidate in a contested Democratic election. However, we can tell you which candidates came to Lowndes County during an election.

At the Candidates Forum, Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber 2018-05-01, one candidate for State School Superintendent spoke, and that was Continue reading

Lowndes County Democratic Caucus 2018-08-06

Lowndes County Democratic Caucus

Dexter Sharper Center, 2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA
6:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018
facebook event, PDF flyer

All Democrats registered to vote in Lowndes County are invited to the Lowndes County Democratic Caucus to elect 12 Democrats to the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) for four-year terms.

LCDC is the governing authority of the Democratic Party in Lowndes County. Duties are
To promote development of Party organizations and activities,
To seek and encourage qualified candidates for public office,
To support Democratic nominees,
To perform such primary and election functions as required by law,
To maintain appropriate records,
To promote and add logistical support to the State Affirmative Action Program,
To perform such other duties as may be required by the State Committee,
To elect State Committee members,
To determine Party Districts and Apportionment,
To raise funds for the above purposes.

LCDC Bylaws are available online at http://www.lowndesdems.org/about/bylaws/.

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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

Event: facebook

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!

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Prepare for BBQ and GOTV 2018-06-04

The Democratic primaries are decided, so we can support Democratic candidates now for the November general election.

Before then, don’t forget the LCDP BBQ in July. Come to the LCDP meeting this June Monday to help with the BBQ in July.

When: 6PM Monday, June 4, 2018

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Vote in the Primary: Monthly LCDP Meeting

Event: facebook

Part 1, Movies

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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