Call to Action – Speak up about Commission Tommy Hunter

Tell Commission Hunter his remarks are unacceptable

By now, you have probably heard about the despicable comments made by Gwinnett County Board Of Commissioner Tommy Hunter about John Lewis.   Here it is in case you have not seen it.

In a previous post, I called for Mr. Hunter’s resignation and I urged every Democrat to do the same.

Tomorrow, we will have another opportunity to convey our displeasure. Please come out en-mass tomorrow to picket the Commissioners’ meeting. 11 Alive will be there to cover the rally.

WHEN: Tuesday January 17, 2017
TIME: 2:00 PM
WHERE: 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046

There is simply no excuse for this kind of behavior even in “private” Facebook posts. Mr. Hunter is a public figure and his actions reflect on his elected position, Gwinnett County and the Board of Commissioners.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Gabe Okoye
Gwinnett County Democratic Party

CALL TO ACTION: Contact BOC Member Tommy Hunter

After a wonderful time today at the Martin Luther King Parade in Lawrenceville, imagine my shock when I returned home and read the nasty Facebook posts by Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter about John Lewis.

Tommy Hunter used his Facebook post to call John Lewis a “racist pig”. Here is the image:

Honestly folks, it’s OK to disagree with Congressman Lewis, but you don’t have to do it by name calling on social media. Mr. Hunter left middle school ages ago and should find a more dignified manner in which to express himself. His remarks not only reflect poorly on himself but also on Gwinnett County. What business would want to come here when we have Commissioners who conduct themselves this way? This is in the national news! HERE

Mr. Hunter’s behavior is unbecoming a member of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and violates the Board’s Code of Ethics.

Sec. 60-26.5 [Ethical standards for Government Service] (k)

Never engage in conduct which is unbecoming to a member or which constitutes a breach of public trust.

Mr. Hunter is a disgrace to Gwinnett County and Georgia. I call on Mr. Hunter to resign immediately.  I call on all Democrats to contact Mr. Hunter with the same message.

(770) 945-7408
BOC Meeting Schedule


Gabe Okoye
Gwinnett County Democratic Party

MLK Parade

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2017
TIME: 11:00 AM
WHERE: Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046

The parade will end at Moore Middle School located at 1221 Lawrenceville Highway (HWY 29) at the intersection of Johnson Road. There is a lot of walking in this parade. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Here are the instructions from the parade organizers

Please report to section A, at the Gwinnett County Justice Center (courthouse), on Langley Drive.

There will be ushers to direct you upon arrival, If you have vehicles registered to be in the parade, they must be in position, no later than 10:15 am.

No vehicles dropping off persons will be allow to enter the parking lot at the justice center. All vehicles dropping off people, will do so behind the memorial program area. They will be directed to turn off Langley on to Constitution Blvd SW. The drop off point is approximately 100 yards from that intersection, behind the memorial area. There is a side walk that leads to it. (less than 50 yards)

Drive Slow in the line up area and please position your vehicle as directed by the ushers.

Please tell your group not to break off into the school yard at the end of the parade. They need to stay on the road to the back of the school bus lanes. That is where they can be fall out of line. Please please please. Do not break off and take pictures or anything else until you reach the bus lanes behind the school.

Lastly. This is celebration of Martin Luther King. This is not the event for you to protest, nor bring negativity. No signs nor chants authorized nor will be tolerated.

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