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Last day of Early Voting 2018-05-18

Today’s the last day to vote early in the May primary:

When: 7AM – 7PM, Friday, May 18, 2018

Where: Board of Elections,
2904 N Oak St, Valdosta, GA 31602

Early-voting,

If you don’t vote today, your last opportunity will be:

Election Day: May 22, 2018

Sample ballots: are available from Georgia MyVoter.
That will show you who you get to vote for.

For who’s running in every election in May, go to Candidate Details,
Select year: 2018,
Select election: May 22, 2018 Gen. Primary Election,
Select office type.

* Bylaws don’t permit the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) to back a particular candidate in a contested Democratic primary, but we can note which candidates showed up in Lowndes County.*

Below we list candidates running elections for Lowndes County offices (school board and County Commission), Statewide (in contested Democratic primaries), for Statehouse, for Federal offices, and let’s not forget T-SPLOST.

See also videos of candidates who spoke in the Chamber Candidate Forum, taken by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).

County

Select Office Type: County and County: Lowndes.

Lowndes County Board of Education

This is perhaps the most important race. It is also nonpartisan. Here are videos of most of the candidates speaking in the Chamber Candidate Forum.

Lowndes County Commission

Only two Democrats are running: Demarcus Marshall unopposed in November, and Aaron Strickland, who will face the incumbent in November.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2

AARON STRICKLAND*
4906 TRACEWOOD CIR
HAHIRA GA 31632 – 2315
E-mail: astrickland@valdostacity.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/09/2018

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4

DEMARCUS MARSHALL*
3839 EDINBURG CIR
VALDOSTA GA 31605 – 7858
E-mail: demarcusmrs@gmail.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018

Statewide

Many Democrats are running in statewide elections. Here we only list those in contested Democratic primaries.

GOVERNOR

STACEY ABRAMS
1270 CAROLINE ST. SUITE D-120-447
ATLANTA GA 30307
E-mail: stacey@staceyabrams.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 307-9631
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: AUTHOR, SELF-EMPLOYED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2018
WEBSITE: www.staceyabrams.com

STACEY EVANS*
Surrogate speaking in Chamber Candidate Forum.
PO BOX 699
RINGOLD GA 30736
E-mail: stacey@staceyevans.com
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 710-4087
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: www.staceyevans.com

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

SARAH RIGGS AMICO
3600 DALLAS HIGHWAY STE. 230-172
MARIETTA GA 30064
E-mail: sarah@sarahforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 291-8900
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2018
WEBSITE: sarahforgeorgia.com

TRIANA ARNOLD JAMES*
Speaking in Chamber Candidate Forum.
257 LAWRENCE ST. UNIT 4034
MARIETTA GA 30061
E-mail: campaign@triana4georgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 548-8434
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: triana4georgia.com

SECRETARY OF STATE

DEE DAWKINS-HAIGLER*
Speaking in Chamber Candidate Forum.
6050 KINGSTON WOOD WAY
LITHONIA GA 30038 – 4141
E-mail: dawkhaig7@aol.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: MINISTER/CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
WEBSITE: www.deehaigler.com

JOHN BARROW
255 MILLEDGE HTS
ATHENS GA 30606
E-mail: john@barrowforgeorgia.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: ATTORNEY
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: www.barrowforgeorgia.com

RAKEIM “RJ” HADLEY
PO BOX 1681
CONYERS GA 30012
E-mail: rjh4us@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 374-9828
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: WAKANDA FOREVER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2018
WEBSITE: www.rjhadley.com

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

CINDY ZELDIN
E-mail: cindy@cindyforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 536-7538
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE/HEALTH POLICY
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: cindyforgeorgia.com

JANICE LAWS
505 PRYOR SW
ATLANTA GA 30312
E-mail: info@janiceforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 537-1825
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: SELF-EMPLOYED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
WEBSITE: janiceforgeorgia.com

STATE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

OTHA E. THORNTON, JR*
Speaking in Chamber Candidate Forum.
PO BOX 1236
RICHMOND HILL GA 31324
E-mail: otha@othathornton.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED MILITARY OFFICER/SR TECHNOLOGIST
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
WEBSITE: www.othathornton.com

SAM MOSTELLER
3564 WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD SUITE 112
DECATUR GA 30034 – 3564
E-mail: major.mosteller@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 478-7048
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: MINISTER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
WEBSITE: mostellerforsuper.com

SID CHAPMAN
E-mail: sidforgasupt@gmail.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: PRESIDENT OF GA ASSOC OF EDUCATORS
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: www.sidforsuper.com

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

FRED QUINN*
Speaking in Chamber Candidate Forum.
E-mail: fred_quinn05@yahoo.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: SR FINANCIAL MANAGER ANALYST
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: www.quinn2018.com

RICHARD KEATLEY
505 PRYOR ST SW
ATLANTA GA 30085
E-mail: keatleyforgeorgia@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 847-8739
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: COLLEGE PROFESSOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: keatleyforgeorgia.com

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3 – METRO-ATLA, DISTRICT 3

JOHN NOEL*
E-mail: john@noelforpsc.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/07/2018
WEBSITE: www.noelforpsc.com

JOHNNY C. WHITE
E-mail: johnnycwhite@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 647-4348
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: IT CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/08/2018
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/electjohnny4psc

LINDY MILLER
E-mail: lindy@millerforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 721-1684
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESSWOMAN
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2018
WEBSITE: millerforgeorgia.com

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 – WESTERN, DISTRICT 5

DAWN A. RANDOLPH
1740 HUDSON BRIDGE RD SUITE 1204
STOCKBRIDGE GA 30281
E-mail: info@randolphforgeorgia.com
PHONE NUMBER: (678) 764-4502
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: CONSULTANT
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: www.randolphforgeorgia.com

DOUG STONER
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS OWNER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: dougstonerforga.com

Statehouse

Two Democrats are running unopposed in the Democratic primary for state Representatives in districts representing part of Lowndes County: Dexter Sharper for 177 (Valdosta) has no opposition in the general election in November, but Treva Gear for 175 (west Lowndes) will run against the incumbent in November.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 175

TREVA GEAR*
Speaking in Chamber Candidates Forum.
PO BOX 2464
VALDOSTA GA 31604
E-mail: tygear2005@gmail.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: EDUCATOR
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: trevagear.com

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 177

DEXTER L. SHARPER*
19 SHARPER CIR
VALDOSTA GA 31601 – 6200
E-mail: dextersharper@yahoo.com
PHONE NUMBER: (229) 251-5238
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST, PARAMEDIC
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018

Federal

For Federal offices, the only Democrats running in Lowndes County are two for U.S. Congress in District 1, which has a sliver of the east part of the county, including Moody AFB, shown here in alphabetic order:

LISA M. RING*
E-mail: lisa@lisaringforcongress.com
PHONE NUMBER: (912) 662-6333
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/06/2018
WEBSITE: lisaringforcongress.com

BARBARA A. SEIDMAN
E-mail: electseidman@electseidman.com
PHONE NUMBER: (912) 614-8330
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
QUALIFIED DATE: 03/05/2018
WEBSITE: electseidman.com

T-SPLOST

LCDP voted to take no position on T-SPLOST, so here are a pair of speakers for and against in the Chamber Candidate Forum.

Early voting starts tomorrow, Monday Oct. 13th 2014

You can vote tomorrow at the Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak Street, Valdosta, GA. Facebook event.

Or you can vote Sunday October 26th, since LCDP asked and the Board of Elections approved Lowndes to be the second county in Georgia to authorize Sunday voting.

Actually, you can vote almost every day for the rest of October. According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Early / Advance Voting Information: Continue reading