A few pictures from the LCDP BBQ.Continue reading
A judge in Leesburg, GA is considering Sabal Trail’s demand for Georgia eminent domain and a Mitchell County landowner family’s countersuit for criminal trespass. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild filed the LCDC resolution against the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline as an Amicus curiae, including GA State Rep. Dexter Sharper’s letter against the pipeline (PDF). Other Amicus briefs were filed by SpectraBusters, WWALS Watershed Coalition, and Students Against Violating the Environment. There’s no need for this destructive and hazardous pipeline that threatens our water, or lands, our schools, and our economy.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LEE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
SABAL TRAIL TRANSMISSION, LLC,
JAMES E. BELL, II and ROBERT A. BELL,
Civil Action No.
AMICUS CURIAE OF LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS THE BELLS
COMES NOW LOWNDES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LCDP), as friends of the court and concerned citizens in the above-entitled action in support of the Defendants and file this their brief with the court in the above referenced case and states as follows and provides in support thereof the following:Continue reading
After a pot luck supper at the new location at the party office, new chair Tom Hochschild presided over a standing-room-only crowd that heard Deb Cox, Dexter Sharper, Demarcus Marshall, and J.D. Rice.
Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox said there’s a special election in Lake Park for an unexpired City Council seat, poll workers are needed, and you can register to vote online.
Dexter Sharper, re-elected from District 177 (Valdosta and parts of Lowndes County) to the Georgia House, spoke about the need for early financial education, for gun safety instruction should be required to get a firearm permit, and for medical certification for coroner positions throughout the state of Georgia. Rep. Sharper is a paramedic, so he’s had Continue reading
Hello LCDP Members,
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Vicki Pennington, long-time treasurer for the LCDP, passed away on Friday, January 2nd at South Georgia Medical Center. Vicki was a wonderful person and valued member of our community. Arrangements are in the care of the Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.
Also, we would like to remind you that that our potluck meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday Jan, 5) from 6:00-7:00 at our headquarters on 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta GA (Next to VSU’s University Center). Feel free to bring a dish of your choice, but you do not need to bring food to join in. We are excited to be hearing from State Representative Dexter Sharper.
Tom Hochschild, Chair
Lowndes County Democratic Party Continue reading
At the historic Lowndes County courthouse in Valdosta, Rosalynn Carter said:
Georgia going backwards for the past ten years. After we had so many gains in our state.
In fact in 2000 Georgia was on the verge of becoming the kind of state we all could be proud of. Moving into Continue reading
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.
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.
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 VotingContinue reading
Here are videos of Jason Carter and the other Democratic candidates who came to the Annual Lowndes County Democratic Party Barbecue July 1st 2014.
Valarie Wilson has a runoff Tuesday for Georgia School Superintendent (the other candidate was invited but did not attend). In November, Democrats can vote for Bikram Mohanty for Georgia State Senate District 8, Dexter Sharper for Georgia House District 177 (unopposed incumbent), Daniel Blackman for Public Service Commission, Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner, and of course Jason Carter for Governor.
Here are links to the videos, followed by a playlist. Continue reading