Tag Archives: Dennis Marks

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.

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/.

LCDC is organized by County Commission Districts. Its current members are: Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

New Chairman J.D. Rice can draw on three former Chairs for advice, with Continue reading

Local Democratic Party Augments Team with New Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valdosta, December 1st 2014 — Prof. Tom Hochschild of VSU, recent candidate for County Commission, is the new Chairman of the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), after a party Committee meeting Saturday. He chaired his first monthly party meeting Monday evening.

Gretchen Quarterman chose to step down as chairman saying:

“It has been a privilege to lead the LCDP for the past four years and I look forward working with Tom and actively promoting Democratic Values”.

In addition to electing Hochschild as Chair, Quarterman was elected as Secretary and remaining officers were re-elected to their leadership positions including Dennis Marks (Vice-Chair for Elections), Glenn Ritchie (Vice-Chair for Membership), Richard Saeger (Vice-Chair for Qualifying) and James J. Parker (Treasurer).

Chairman Hochschild said

“I am excited to be working with these outstanding individuals, and believe that we have a great foundation in place to improve the lives of Lowndes County residents.”

Continue reading

March to the Polls with Dexter Sharper 2014-10-26

Running unopposed for House District 177, Dexter Sharper is helping other Democratic candidates get elected by getting out the vote through a march to the polls on the new Sunday voting day, October 26th, that the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) got added to the voting calendar this year (only only second county in the state). And what about past and potential future precinct closings, even though LCDP prevented any from happening this year?

Patrick Davis wrote for the Examiner 20 October 2014, House District 177: Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper announces ‘March to the Polls’,

On Saturday, October 18, Valdosta’s Dexter Sharper, a state representative for Lowndes County, made a formal announcement in an effort to encourage voting— “March to the Polls”— which is scheduled for Sunday, October 26. In early September, Lowndes become only the second county in Georgia to approve Sunday voting.The ‘March to the Polls’ will commence at Valdosta Middle School’s parking Lot and will end at the Board of Elections.

The story continues about the previous precinct closures Continue reading

State of city, county, and state –LCDP Monthly Meeting 2014-10-06

Monthly Meeting

October 6, 2014
6:00 pm

Bas Bleu (121 North Patterson)

We are drawing close to the busiest time of the year. Election season is upon us.  We will hear from State Representative Dexter Sharper on upcoming legislative schedule (he is unopposed this year), early voting, GOTV events and more.

Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall will give us a wrap-up on his first term and welcomes your input on his upcoming term (he also is un-opposed).

And Valdosta City Councilwoman Sandra Tooley will talk to us about her first year in office. Our elected officials can give us special insights into how we can help to get out the vote and elect those who represent our entire community.

We will also hear about local GOTV events, phone banks, and more. If you ever thought of being involved in the Democratic process, now is the time.  

Saturday & Sunday Voting

Continue reading

Video: Liz Johnson for GA Insurance Commissioner @ LCDP 2014-08-22

Health insurance should be for financial security, including the 600,000 Georgians currently uninsured, and the Affordable Care Act is helping make that happen, said Liz Johnson at her general campaign kickoff meeting in Valdosta. Injuries, illness, old age, accidents, fire: insurance can help with all of those. 25,000 veterans and 7,000 of their spouses would be covered by Medicaid expansion. It also helps if there are local hospitals, but several rural Georgia hospitals have closed recently. We need a new insurance commissioner: Liz Johnson.

Here’s the video: Continue reading

Outcome of 100 Black Men Voter Registration

10408820_818967828115421_2851154694820190758_n The Lowndes County Democratic Party registered voters at the 100 Black Men of Valdosta annual BBQ at the Courthouse Square in Valdosta, GA on August 2, 2014. Many people who registered were previously registered at previous addresses but needed to be registered at their current address. It is very important for one to be sure that they are registered at their current address for when it comes election time in November. To check the status of your voter registration, please check out My Voter Page.BBQ 8/2/14 1