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2018 Democratic Slate, Lowndes County, GA

Update 2018-10-17: LCDC recommendations on the ballot initiatives for five constitutional amendments and two state laws.

Now with Write in Barbara Seidman for statehouse 176th District!

Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket, right down to Tax Assessor. Change comes in elections at every level.

Write-in candidates, Card

Check to see that you are registered to vote on Georgia My Voter Page. Get all your friends and neighbors to register by Tuesday October 9th, and then to get out and vote. Turnout decides elections.

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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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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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Videos: Ride the Big Blue Wave at LCDP BBQ 2018-06-02

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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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!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Vote in the Primary: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-05-07

Dexter Sharper (District 177) will report on the Georgia statehouse legislative session.

Early voting is open now. We need to encourage Democrats to vote

  1. in the Democratic Primary,
  2. for Lowndes County School Board candidates,
  3. on T-SPLOST. Do we wish to take a position on T-SPLOST?

Tickets will be available for $25.00 for the LCDP Annual BBQ, which will be held at Mathis Auditorium, June 2, 2018.

When: 6PM Monday, May 7, 2018

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

What: Vote in the Primary: Monthly LCDP Meeting

Event: facebook

See separate post for details on districts, and candidates for Georgia statehouse and other statewide offices, Public Service Commission, Lowndes County Board of Education, Lowndes County Commission, and U.S. Congress.

Dexter Sharper Center

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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

You can Ride the Big Blue Wave with the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) at the annual BBQ at Mathis Auditorium, July 2, 2018.

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, as well in nonpartisan races.

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, good food, and a good time, the BBQ is a fundraiser for LCDP. Tickets are being printed and you can buy one or two or more, and you can help sell them. Sponsors are also welcome.

Come on down every first first Monday of the month to the LCDP meeting, next Monday, April 2, 2018, at Mama June’s on Inner Perimeter. It’s a social gathering, and it’s a business meeting. It moves around, so if you have a favorite location for fifty or so of your closest Democratic friends, let us know.

Party business doesn’t stop after the monthly meeting adjourns. There’s a BBQ to put on, candidates to elect, issues to air, and bills to pay. A few officers or committee members can’t do it alone. You are the party, so you can help us all Ride the Big Blue Wave.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Membership and Electing Candidates: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-04-02

Who else will run? Dr. Treva Gear qualified on the first day to run again for Georgia House District 175, and Dexter Sharper is running for re-election for District 177, we learned last night at the LCDP meeting, but who will run for Districts 174 and 176? Demarcus Marshall is running for re-election to one of three seats up for election on the Lowndes County Commission, so two more candidates are needed, plus three for Lowndes County School Board. Fred Swann and Treva Gear are running Congress, and you can help elect them.

When: 6PM Monday, April 2, 2018

Where: Mama June’s Restaurant,
3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

What: Membership and Electing Candidates: Monthly LCDP Meeting

Event: facebook

See separate post for details on districts, candidates, and qualifying for Georgia statehouse, Public Service Commission, Lowndes County Board of Education, Lowndes County Commission, and U.S. Congress.

Lowndes County Commission Districts
Lowndes County Commission Districts.

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Candidates needed for 2018 General Election

You have until noon this Friday, March 9, 2018 to qualify to run in the General Election November 6, 2018. If not you, how about somebody you know?

Do you want to register to vote, or register someone else to vote? You can do that online.

Georgia Statehouse

Here’s how to find your Georgia statehouse district.

If you want to run, you need to get up to Atlanta this week: Room 230, Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334.

  • Treva Gear qualified Monday March 5, 2018 to run again for District 175 (east Thomas County, Brooks County, west Lowndes County). Here are videos of her speaking at the January 2018 LCDP meeting.
  • Dexter Sharper announced late Sunday evening on his facebook page that he is running again for District 177 (Valdosta).
  • Who will run for Georgia House 174 (south Lowndes County, Echols and Clinch Counties, and parts of Ware and Charlton Counties)?
  • Who will run for Georgia House District 176 (northeast Lowndes, Lanier and Atkinson Counties, and north Ware County)?
  • Who will run for Georgia Senate District 8 (Lowndes, Echols, Clinch, Lanier, Cook, Brooks, and east Thomas Counties)?

Lowndes County Georgia State House Districts

Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC)

Who will run for Georgia Public Service Commission District 1, which includes all of south Georgia? Tired of paying for the way-late, far-overbudget, and never cost-effective Plant Vogtle nuclear boondoggle? Want solar power now? Continue reading

Videos: LCDP BBQ 2017-07-06

Lowndes County Democratic Party meetings are always informative and even inspiring. In May, we had Corey Hull, of the Valdosta-Lowndes Metroplitan Planning Organization (VLMPO), who updated us on public transportation.

At our 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 Greening Chair. You’ve already seen a few pictures from the BBQ. Here are videos from that fine day, July 6, 2017.

Vivian Miller-Cody, Valdosta City Council, District 1