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2018 Democratic Slate, Lowndes County, GA

Update 2018-10-17: LCDC recommendations on the ballot initiatives for five constitutional amendments and two state laws.

Now with Write in Barbara Seidman for statehouse 176th District!

Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket, right down to Tax Assessor. Change comes in elections at every level.

Write-in candidates, Card

Check to see that you are registered to vote on Georgia My Voter Page. Get all your friends and neighbors to register by Tuesday October 9th, and then to get out and vote. Turnout decides elections.

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2018 Democratic Slate, Lowndes County, Georgia

Now with Tax Assessor! That one is a special election that is not listed on the Secretary of State’s website of Qualifying Candidates. Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket, right down to Tax Assessor. Change comes in elections at every level.

Check to see that you are registered to vote on Georgia My Voter Page. Get all your friends and neighbors to register and vote. Turnout decides elections.

For signs or other campaign materials, or to contribute to a campaign, contact the specific campaign through its link below. Except for Stacey Abrams signs, contact Vivian Miller Cody at 229-630-0098, or Kathryn Grant at 404-759-9959, or Dexter Sharper at 229-251-9210.

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2018 Democratic Slate for Lowndes County

Remember to vote Democratic all the way down the ticket. Don’t stop at the top like many did for Obama in 2008. Change comes in elections at every level.

For signs or other campaign materials, or to contribute to a campaign, contact the specific campaign through its link below.

Except, for Stacey Abrams signs: contact Vivian Miller Cody at 229-630-0098, or Kathryn Grant at 404-759-9959, or Dexter Sharper at 229-251-9210.

Below is a slate card. LCDP would like to print these to hand out in canvassing and to mail. That takes money, and you can help:

Scroll below the image for the links to candidate websites.


Candidates, Slate


2018 Democratic Slate for Lowndes County
(or printable PDF)
Please take to the polls and vote Democratic!

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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

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

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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Videos: Treva Gear for GA House 175 @ LCDP 2018-01-08

Update 2018-03-05: Treva Gear qualified Monday, March 5, 2018 to run again for District 175 in the November 2018 General Election.

Treva Gear for GA House 175, Speakers The day before Dr. Treva Gear qualified as the one Democrat running in the Special Election for Georgia House District 175, she 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. The next LCDP meeting will be phonebanking for her and other Democratic candidates at the party office, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, GA, 6PM Monday, February 5, 2018.

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Video: GA 175 Special Election, spring Qualifying: Monthly Meeting @ LCDP 2018-01-08

LCDP Chair J.D. Rice, Speakers Monthly Meeting — GA 175 Special Election, spring Qualifying and more. What you missed at LCDP the first Monday of January: Bill Donaldson just won an award from the MLK Appreciation Society, Dr. Treva Gear is running for Georgia House District 175, when and where to vote in that Special Election, and the next LCDP meeting will be phonebanking for District 175 at the party office, 1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, 6PM Monday February 5, 2018.

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Phonebanking for GA 175 Special Election and others: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-02-05

In the middle of early voting for the special election for Georgia Statehouse District 175, we will phonebank at the party office.

Turnout is usually low in special elections, so if we can get Democrats to go vote, we win. So far there’s one Democrat running for GA 175: Dr. Treva Gear.

When: 6PM Monday, February 5, 2018

Where: Lowndes County Deocratic Party Office
1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, GA 31601-3937

Event: facebook

There are also Democrats running for Congress:

All three of these candidates have spoken at LCDP meetings. There are other Democrats running for other offices.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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