We’re so excited to announce the results of our Democratic primary!
Our nominees for the November 6, 2018 election are:
In addition, we remain strongly interested in the July 24 runoff primary for State Superintendent between Sid Chapman and Otha Thornton. We encourage all fellow Muscogee Democrats to participate in this runoff.
We also note Ken Hodges‘ victory in the nonpartisan race for State Court of Appeals. As a Democrat, Hodges is the former District Attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit and was the 2010 Democratic nominee for Attorney General. He was openly attacked by his opponent this year as a “lifelong Democrat”, so we are glad that we have elected a “lifelong Democrat” to the State Court of Appeals.
We wish to recognize all who participated in this primary, including Stacey Evans for Governor, Rusty Oliver for CD-3 and Ben Anderson for SD29. Even though many were unsuccessful in their campaigns, we thank them for their sacrifice of time, money and activities to these campaigns and welcome their support for electing Democrats across this region and state in the November election.
Finally, there will be five questions on the ballot, all of which are proposed constitutional amendments dealing with victims’ rights, green space, business courts and forest land taxation. Please study these proposed amendments, and we will make our recommendations known later in the coming months.
This is an amazing time for Democrats in Georgia. Our campaign will be coordinated across Georgia, supporting Democrats as a slate up and down the ballot. Stick with this Blue Wave, because we’re going to get a progressive candidates elected to a majority and progressive laws passed! Thank you for voting in this primary and making your choice known!
This week is the last week of early voting in the Democratic primary! Let’s show up and show out at the Citizens Service Center on 3111 Citizens Way to cast our early votes for our Democratic candidates before 7pm on Friday, May 18.
If you need to find who is running for your Democratic nomination in Columbus, our full list is here at muscogeecountydems.org. Please be sure to select a Democratic ballot to cast your vote.
Also, be sure to answer all four questions on the Democratic ballot:
- Should the sale and distribution of bump stocks be prohibited in the state of Georgia?
- Should Georgia pull down our federal tax dollars to save rural hospitals and create more than fifty thousand jobs by expanding Medicaid?
- Should Georgia allow voters to elect our own representatives by amending our Constitution to place the power of drawing district lines under the authority of an independent, non-partisan commission?
- Should Georgia alleviate traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions, and better connect communities by investing a substantial amount of existing tax dollars in mass transit?
After Friday, your final chance to vote in the Democratic primary is May 22 at all polling stations throughout Columbus from 7am to 7pm. We encourage all who are voting to beat the primary day traffic and cast your vote this week if you have yet to do so.
Columbus State University, in conjunction with WRBL and PMB Broadcasting, are hosting and televising a debate between the two Democratic candidates for governor, former House Minority Leader State Rep. Stacey Abrams and former State Rep. Stacey Evans. The event will be held on April 24, 2018, 7pm to 8pm at CSU University Hall at 4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907.
Professors from Columbus State University’s political science department, and reporters from WRBL will serve on panels questioning the candidates during the debate. Columbus State University communications students will assist in the production of the debate telecasts.
The debates will be broadcast live via radio and television across Georgia by PMB Broadcasting and WRBL.
Attendance is free and all are welcome to come take part.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Muscogee County Democratic Committee to Hold General Membership Meeting
MCDC 2018: ENERGIZING & MOBILIZING GEORGIA TOWARD A BLUE HIGHWAY!
Columbus, GA –– The Muscogee County Democrats invite the public to their next General Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium, on Macon Road.
Dr. Michael C. Owens, Cobb County Democratic Committee Chair, will be their guest speaker. Dr. Owens is an entertaining and educational speaker, with experience running for statewide office here in Georgia and in many other political roles. He’ll be discussing the challenges and opportunities presented for Democrats by the 2018 midterm elections.
The Muscogee County Democratic Committee will also be outlining April events including training and campaigning opportunities. Join the MCDC and be ready to help turn Georgia blue!
“We have a busy and important year ahead so we want to keep you informed about upcoming elections and special events,” says MCDC Chair Saundra Ellison. “You have a role to play in the big picture and we want you to take part in our efforts to elect Democrats!”
For more information or to contact us:
Contact Laura Walker, Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair, 706-536-8878, email@example.com