July Annual BBQ we were joined by a number of local Democratic
candidates who shared with us why they were running for office. We
were also joined by Sarah Todd, Democratic Party of Georgia Vice Chair
for County Parties, and Claudia Collier, Democratic Party of Georgia
You’ve already seen
a few pictures from the BBQ.
Here are videos from that fine day, July 6, 2017.
Qualifying Chair James LaPlant will discuss local elections and
Elections Supervisor Deb Cox will go over the exact process for
qualifying to run in the local elections. Qualifying is this month
so come to this meeting to find out how to run, who’s already
interested in running, and find candidates to support (or run
The Lowndes County Democratic Party is a strong advocate for a
public transportation system in Lowndes County. At our
May, 2017, meeting, we hosted Corey Hull, of the
Valdosta-Lowndes Metroplitan Planning Organization (VLMPO)
and person most
responsible for doing the legwork to move this issue forward. Things
are slowly moving forward, but it still needs citizen support and
input to our local politicians that have the ultimate say whether or
not we will have public transportation in Lowndes County.
Come on down to Mathis Auditorium, 6PM this Thursday, July 6, 2017!
Valdosta Daily Times, July 3, 2017,
Democrats host barbecue,
VALDOSTA — Food, fellowship and festivities are on the agenda
for th[e] Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting this week.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Mathis
Municipal Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St., according to an
organizational press release. Tickets are $25 each and may be
purchased from any Lowndes County Democratic Party committee member
or at the door.
The “Thank Our Teachers” signs were first available at the April monthly meeting,
as approved by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee (LCDC) at the end of March.
The LCDC (essentially the board of directors for the LCDP)
also formalized subcommittees on Education, Environment, Public Relations,
and Finance, which were also discussed at the April meeting,
as you can see in this video.
Paid for and authorized by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee, PO Box 4198, Valdosta, GA 31604. Tom Hochschild (Chair); Gretchen Quarterman (Secretary); Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair Elections); Glenn Ritchie (Vice Chair Membership); Richard Saeger (Vice Chair Qualifying); James J. Parker (Treasurer). Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.