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HD 176 Special Election and DPG delegate election: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2019-02-04

Early voting continues for the special election for Georgia statehouse District 176: GOTV!

It’s also time for the election of delegates to the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) for four-year terms. LCDP State Committee Members represent Lowndes County Democrats at the state level. They are elected by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee. Any Lowndes County Democrat can run. State Committee members set the policies of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and every four years they elect the state officers, which they just did last weekend.

Current delegates are Gretchen Quarterman, Dexter Sharper, and Debra Tann, all of whom just attended the state party meeting.

If you are thinking of running for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 7:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2019

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

What: Georgia HD 176 Special Election, and LCDP election of DPG delegates.

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Debra Tann of LCDP, DPG Meeting
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, of LCDP delegate Debra Tann, at DPG meeting 2019-01-26.

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The Valdosta State University Chapter of the NAACP Has Asked the Lowndes County Democratic Party to Participate in the Upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Candlelight Vigil

The Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at Valdosta State University will host the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Newly Elected Chairman Gerone “Andy” Anderson as a guest speaker at their upcoming commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., march and candlelight vigil. Chairman Anderson will discuss, “Why the fight is not yet over for African-Americans. And why it is imperative that we educate ourselves as to what form racism has taken on in 2019.” Please come out and join us to commemorate the life and legacy of America’s greatest Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019

Where: Meeting at the University Center Fountain, located near the end at the front steps of West Hall; The march starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.; Candlelight Vigil to Follow Immediately after the march.

A MLK, Jr., Brunch will be held following the march in the Student Union Ballrooms.

MLK, Jr., Day of Service from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Follow the link below for service opportunities!

https://valdosta/presence.10/form/MLK-JR-DAY-OF-SERVICE-VOLUNTEER-SIGN-UP-FORM

The Lowndes County Democratic Party

  • Promotes development of Democratic Party organization and activities
  • Seeks and encourages qualified candidates for public office
  • Supports Democratic nominees
  • Performs such election functions as are required by law
  • Maintains appropriate records, promotes, and adds logistical support to the State Affirmative Action program
  • Raises funds for the above purposes

Contact

Gerone “Andy” Anderson, Chairman

(229) 506-0842, (229) 560-3785 (mobile)

Lowndes County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 4198

Valdosta, GA 31604

lowndesdems@gmail.com

http://lowndesdems.org

https://www.facebook.com/lowndesdems

https://www.instagram.com/lowndesdems/

https://www.twitter/lowndesdems

 

 

Organizing in the new year 2019-01-07

Come help our newly elected LCDP officers organize to win elections in 2019.

If you are thinking of runnning for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 6PM Monday, January 7, 2019

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

What: Organize to win elections.

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Officers, Newly elected
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone “Andy” Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership)

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

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Lowndes County Democratic Party Elects New Officers

For Immediate Release.

Valdosta, December 14, 2018 — The Lowndes County Democratic Party elected officers for 2018-2020 during its last meeting on December 3, 2018. Mr. Gerone “Andy” Anderson was elected as the Party’s new Chairman. Dr. Dennis Marks was re-elected as Vice chairman for Elections. Valdosta City Council Member Vivian Miller-Cody was re-elected as Vice Chairwoman for Membership. Mr. Glenn Ritchie was newly elected as Vice Chairman for Qualifying. Mr. William Lamb was newly elected as Secretary. Mr. Ronnie Pierce was elected as the Party’s new Treasurer.

L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman, Officers
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman

Mr. Andy highlighted the objectives for the Lowndes County Democratic Party going forward. He said, “We need to get down to business right away; get people engaged, registered and voting; and work with all of Lowndes County.” He asserted that “Building a Strong Democratic Party is a must!”

Mr. Andy pledged to work with old and new members, especially putting our young voters on committees so they’re ready to take their rightful place in the Party. He would also work to bring other organizations on board. He urged: “Come to our next meeting. We welcome each and every one. We move forward together and work as a team.”

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is committed to supporting Democratic candidates across the entire state of Georgia, who are committed to improving their communities in preparation of future generations, through their participation in civics and government. If you care about topics such as Education, Healthcare, the Environment, Criminal Justice Reform, Student Debt, Public Transportation, then please come to our next meeting.

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Caucus and officer elections @ LCDP 2018-12-03

Lowndes County was more blue in the recent election than in any recent midterm. Come thank those who worked tirelessly to make that happen. Young people: you had a lot to do with the recent turnout, and you can help make more of that happen.

Whatever the outcome of the recent election, the party goes on. Come on down and participate in the annual election of officers and some of the Lowndes County Democratic Committee.

If you are thinking of runnning for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 6PM Monday, December 3, 2018

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

What: Election of some LCDC members and officers.

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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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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

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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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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

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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!

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J.D. Rice new LCDP Chair with more officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta December 8th 2016 — Broadening the team, the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) brought in J.D. Rice as its new Chairman plus a new Membership Vice-Chair, and two new Assistant Chairs.

Viviann Cody voiced the sentiments of the LCDP, “We say “Thank You” to those who serve as leaders for the past two years. They did a great job “applause” please for them. Tonight we introduce our new “Leaders” for the next two years. Now we need new members to join. Our next meeting will be Jan. 2017. Listen out for me and others to ask you to get on board. We can make a difference within our city. Get Ready, Get Ready a change is about to happen in Valdosta.”

New: Aubrey Fowler (Assistant Treasurer), Gretchen Quarterman (Secretary), Teresa (Chair Membership), Jim Parker (Treasurer), J.D. Rice (Chairman), Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair Elections), Nerma Dave (Assistant Secretary), James LaPlant (Vice-Chair Qua

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