State Committee Elections

 

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On Tuesday, we will have our monthly business meeting where we will hold elections for Democratic Party of Georgia State Committee. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in Gwinnett County and a Democrat.  You do not have to be an Executive Committee member of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, however only Executive Committee members can vote.  If you are interested, please fill out this affidavit and send it to the Elections Chair or bring it to the business meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday February 24, 2015
TIME:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Old Lawrenceville City Hall 18 S. Clayton St, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 map

Also, we have a wonderful bus trip planned to the Center for Civil Rights and the Varsity.   Details are below.

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett Democratic Party

Get On the Bus!

Join Us on the Bus! Gwinnett Dems trip to the Center for Civil Rights and the Varsity Too!

WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2015
TIME:  10:45 AM – 4:00 PM WHERE TO MEET: Sugarloaf Mills 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 map
WHY: To learn of the struggles that underpin our party’s beliefs, to enjoy the company of fellow Democrats, to eat some great, greasy food and to raise a little money for our party.
WHO: You and a friend and your aunt and your nephew. Cost: $53 ($43 for kids 8-18)

Buy tickets HERE

January Business Meeting

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Hello Fellow Democrats:

Next Tuesday we will have the first business meeting of the new year at the Old Lawrenceville City Hall in Lawrenceville.  I hope you plan to attend.

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015
TIME:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE:  Old Lawrenceville City Hall 18 S. Clayton St, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 map

First on the agenda will be the confirmation of Donna McLeod to fill a new Vice Chair position of Community Outreach.  I am also nominating Renita Hamilton to fill the remainder of a vacant position in District 4 and the following people for At-large members of the Executive Committee:

Mitchell Silvers
Bruce Nelson
Ellen Chenault
Tony Hinkson

Elections for State Committee

At our February meeting, we will hold elections for Georgia Democratic Party State Committee Members. You do not have to be a member of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party to run for the State Committee, however, only Executive Committee members can vote. If you are interested,  please fill out this affidavit and bring it to the February meeting. The February business meeting will be held on February 24, 2015.

 

Renew Your Membership

 

It’s time to renew your membership in the Gwinnett Democratic Party. Memberships are $25 for an individual and $40 for a family. You can easily renew on ActBlue by selecting the button above. Renewing your membership is important as it helps sustain the party’s funds during the year.

See you on Tuesday.

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett County Democratic Party.

 

Georgia State Legislature Day 1

2015 Swearing In of the Georgia Assembly

 

Here they are!  Some photos from the Gwinnett County Democratic Party delegation to the Georgia Assembly.

 

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State Representative Pedro Marin

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State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick swearing in

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State Representative Scott Holcomb swearing in

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State Representative Dewey McClain oath of office

 

 

January Breakfast & Announcements

Message from the Chairman

Hello Fellow Democrats:

I cannot believe it’s January already.  My goodness, the holidays went by so fast.  I hope everybody had a great holiday and is well rested to start all the work we have to do in the new year.

The first order of business is our monthly breakfast, which will be this Saturday at Sweet Baby Jane’s Home Cooking in Lawrenceville.  I hope you all will decide to attend since we have not had a breakfast together since October.  It will be great to see everybody and you will get to meet our two new officers, First Vice Chair Penny Bernath and Vice Chair of Candidate Recruitment Gabe Okoye.

The Democratic Party of Georgia will be holding elections for officers on January 31, 2015 in Macon, GA.  If you are currently a State Committee member, please plan to attend.  Only current State Committee members are eligible to elect the new State Officers.

We will hold our own elections for State Committee at our February meeting.   You don’t have to be a current Executive Committee member of the Gwinnett Democratic Party to run, however, only current Executive Committee members are eligible to  vote for State Committee members.   If you are interested in becoming a State Committee Member, the forms will be available soon on the Gwinnett Democratic Party website.

It is time for everybody to renew their sponsorships in the Gwinnett Democratic Party.   The price is $25 for an individual and $40 for a family.  You can pay on-line here or give your check, payable to the Gwinnett Democratic Party, to George Williams at the next meeting or breakfast.  These sponsorships are very important to the Gwinnett Democrats.  The money helps fund literature, the website and email blasts.

My last order of business today is to wish a speedy recovery to our Vice Chair of Precinct Operations, Dot Shaw.  While everybody was merry making this holiday season, Dot had her hip replaced.  She is recuperating at a rehab center and is doing physical therapy.  We hope she comes home soon and joins her fellow Democrats in turning Gwinnett Blue!

regards,

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett Democratic Party

 

January Breakfast

 

DATE: Saturday, January 10, 2015

TIME:  8:30  AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE:  Sweet Baby Jane’s Home Cooking 520 Pike Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30045   map

$10 for an all you can eat buffet.

Join your fellow Democrats this Saturday for breakfast.

Holiday Greetings and News

Message from the Chairman

Hello Fellow Gwinnett Democrats!

Last Tuesday evening we had a great election process to elect our Officers and Executive Committee members for the new term.   I was so excited to see a packed room and a lot of new people on the Executive Committee.

Congratulations to all the newly elected members of the Executive Committee and  to those who were reelected to  the committee and those who were reelected as officers.  We want to welcome our two new officers, Penny Bernath, our new First Vice Chair and Gabe Okoye, our new Vice Chair for candidate recruitment.   We want to give a special thanks to our outgoing First Vice Chair, Cheryl Williams, for all her dedication and hard work over the years.  We look forward to Cheryl’s continued contributions to the Gwinnett Democratic Party as an Executive Committee member.  We also want to thank Steffini Bethea for her contributions to the Gwinnett Democratic Party over the years, as a Georgia House Candidate, First Vice Chair, Vice Chair for Candidate recruitment and Executive Committee member.  We look forward to her continued participation in the party.


Our breakfasts and business meetings will resume in January 2015.  Until then, the Gwinnett Democratic Party wishes everybody a safe , happy holiday season and a joyous New Year.    On to the New Year 2015!

Jim Shealey
Chairman
Gwinnett County Democratic Party