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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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Prepare for BBQ and GOTV 2018-06-04

The Democratic primaries are decided, so we can support Democratic candidates now for the November general election.

Before then, don’t forget the LCDP BBQ in July. Come to the LCDP meeting this June Monday to help with the BBQ in July.

When: 6PM Monday, June 4, 2018

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

What: Vote in the Primary: Monthly LCDP Meeting

Event: facebook

Part 1, Movies

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Vote today: primary and Lowndes County School Board 2018-05-22

Today is Election Day for the primary and for school board in Lowndes County:

When: 7AM – 7PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where: In your precinct
See Georgia MyVoter, which also has sample ballots.
More about candidates below.

Precincts

Precincts, Vote
PDF Precincts Map

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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.

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

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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

Qualifying candidates and call for Committee meeting: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-03-05

Who will run?
This is the week to qualify for statewide elections, and for county commission: from 9AM Monday March 5 through noon Friday March 9, 2018.
This is also the year for the Lowndes County School Board.
We need candidates to run for those local offices.

We need candidates to run for Georgia House 174-177, and for Georgia Senate District 8.

There are Democrats running for statewide offices.

Two Democrats running for Congress have spoken at LCDP meetings:

When:
6PM Monday, March 5, 2018

Where:
Mama Junes Restaurant,

3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Event:
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Lowndes County School Board Districts

Also, there has not been a meeting of the Lowndes County Democratic Committee
in a while, so it’s time to call for one.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Elect Treva Gear to GA House 175, Tuesday 2018-02-13

Tuesday is Special Election Day to put Democrat Dr. Treva Gear in the Georgia Statehouse.

When: 7AM to 7PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Where: Go to Georgia My Voter Page.
For Lowndes County, see also precincts.

What: Turnout will determine This election, so get out and vote. Take your friends with you.
If you don’t live in GA 175, make sure your friends that do live there go to vote.

Rides: If you need a ride to the polls, in Lowndes County call the LCDP office, 229-241-1694.
In Thomas County, call TCDP, 816-786-8561.

Dr. Treva Gear for GA 175

Dr. Treva Gear, a teacher’s teacher, a recent Lowndes High School Teacher of the Year, and a military veteran, is the one Democrat running in the Special Election for Georgia House District 175. She is from Cook County, works in Lowndes County, and lives in Brooks County.

For more about the candidate, see https://trevagear.com/Meet-Treva/.

Some national coverage! Melissa Walker, Teen Vogue, Feb 9, 2018, Special Elections Will Be Held in Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Florida: Here’s what you need to know.

Meet the Democratic candidate: “I have served my country, and I currently serve the students and teachers of my school,” Gear, an Army veteran and the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for Lowndes High School, has said. “I am here to lead, educate, and empower.”

Dr. Gear spoke to the Lowndes County Democratic Party about education, jobs, public transit to get people to school and jobs, and in Q&A about the school to prison pipeline.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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