Onwards to the State Convention!

Onwards to the State Convention!


At our post committee meeting on August 13, 2018 at the Campaign Office on 1828 Midtown Drive, the MCDC Post Committee elected the following delegates to the August 24-25 Georgia State Democratic Convention by acclimation:

  • David Smith
  • Harry Underwood
  • Doug McLeod
  • Mattie Hall
  • Aslean Florence
  • Murphan Pound
  • Saundra Ellison
  • Val Almonord (State Committee)
  • Dominick Perkins (State Committee)
  • Juanita Booker (State Committee)
  • Carolyn Hugley (State Committee)

Congratulations to our delegates to the Convention!

According to the Democratic Party of Georgia:

The 2018 Georgia Democratic Party State Convention will be held on Saturday, August 25 at the Omni CNN Center in beautiful downtown Atlanta.  The convention is our party’s chance to gather together, express our shared values, celebrate what it means to be a Democrat, and show how excited we are to elect Leader Stacey Abrams, Sarah Riggs Amico, and the entire Democratic ticket this fall.

Public Agenda: We have a terrific lineup for this year’s convention. Please note that this agenda may be subject to change. View the agenda HERE.

Seating Chart: View a copy of the 2018 Convention Seating Chart HERE.  We are anticipating a large crowd of Delegates, Alternates, and Guests.  In addition to the categories shown, there will also be a dedicated ADA seating section.  If you or someone you know will need assistance, please be sure to contact Roy Sherman.

Convention Rules: On Tuesday, August 14th the State Convention Rules Committee met and approved the Rules of the Convention.  As required by our bylaws, the Rules Committee Report is available HERE.

Resolutions: One of the ways our party can express its shared values and beliefs is through the process of adopting resolutions.  The Convention Rules do not allow resolutions to be submitted from the convention floor, however – the Resolutions Committee is accepting submissions in advance.  If you wish to submit a resolution for consideration by the Resolutions Committee you may do so by emailing the Resolutions Committee prior to Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:00 pm.

Hotel Accommodations: Given the high demand for hotel rooms in Atlanta, there is no official room block for the convention this year.  However there a number of options for staying the night.  You will find a few recommended hotel options to consider, along with an average cost per night HERE.

Convention Volunteer: If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities for the 2018 State Convention please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Voluntary Delegate Fee: Every Delegate and Alternate is invited to invest in the convention by paying a $50 fee. This is a voluntary and optional fee that goes directly to defraying the costs of the convention, including food, beverage, and printing expenses. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide. A pay station will be available outside of the convention hall on the morning of the convention, but you can also submit payment HERE.

We can’t wait to see everyone on August 25! Thanks for all that you do!

MCDC Statement on Qualifying Week 2018

Dear Muscogee Democrats,

We are officially in primary season! As of this past Friday, Qualifying Week has ended at federal, state and local levels, and we now have our candidates and incumbents who are running in our May 22 primary. We are ecstatic for the number of progressive candidates who are competing in the primary, especially our two powerhouse candidates for governor, Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans!

This year is shaping up to be a year in which Georgians from all walks of life are running for office for the first time:

  • All 8 statewide executive offices have Democratic candidates, from governor to agriculture commissioner
  • 39 (out of 59) State Senate seats have received Democratic candidates, including 19 Democratic incumbents
  • 122 (out of 180) State House seats are receiving Democratic candidates, including 62 Democratic incumbents
  • Both odd-numbered Public Service Commissioner seats up for election – Districts 3 and 5 – have received Democratic candidates
  • 13 (out of 14) Congressional seats have Democratic candidates, including 4 Democratic incumbents

A special note for SD29: after the terrible tenure of the Republican incumbent, we now have two Democrats running for Senate District 29: Ben Anderson, a healthcare administrator from Grantville, and Valerie Haskins, a homeschool teacher from Manchester! With our long-serving incumbents Rep. Calvin Smyre, Rep. Carolyn Hugley, Rep. Debbie Buckner and Sen. Ed Harbison who are all running for re-election, we are going to have an exciting Election Day in November!

And let’s not forget that we have two wonderful candidates for the 3rd U.S. House District, Chuck Enderlin and Rusty Oliver!

The fact that we have Democrats campaigning for 122 State House seats is huge because, unlike many past elections, we are now competing for a full 2/3rds of the State House! This is 35 more seats than what we campaigned for in 2016, and we can’t be more excited for our chance to take the House and move Georgia forward.

The fact that a full 65% of our candidates for State House are women speaks to how the actions of the Republicans in the White House, Congress, the Governor’s Mansion and the General Assembly have spurred a strong reaction from today’s Georgia Democrats from all over the state. We are no longer letting Republicans slide with their disenfranchisement and dispossession of the working class. We are offering a progressive, democratic vision for Georgia, and we’re ready to move this state forward!

Finally, the local nonpartisan races for mayor, city council and school board will be closely watched by us, and we invite all Muscogee Democrats to vet these candidates on their stances on such local issues as infrastructure, civil rights and school funding. We will publish endorsements by the District Post Committee on certain local races in the near future.

So get ready to vote! The deadline for registering to vote in time for the primary and local election is April 24. Early voting will take place at the Citizen Service Center Community Room at 3111 Citizens Way from April 30 to May 18, and Primary/Nonpartisan Local Election Day will take place at all precincts in Columbus on May 22.

Good luck to all candidates, and may they offer their best progressive vision for our state!

Harry Underwood
Communications Director, Muscogee County Democrats

EVENT DECEMBER 19: Post Committee Election for Districts 6 and 8


The Muscogee County Democratic Committee will hold Post Member Elections for new members to serve in County Commission Districts 6 and 8.

As a Post Member, you are responsible for working closely with and representing all Democrats in your County Commission District.

Any Muscogee County Democrat living in the Districts 6 and 8 may vote in the elections. Any Democrat residing in Districts 6 and 8 may also serve as candidates.

Elections will take place:

*You must bring verification of the District in which you live in addition to your proof of voter registration.
*District meetings will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Voting will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Saundra Ellison
Muscogee County Democratic Committee