The Democratic Party of Georgia released the names Thursday of the four candidates who have qualified to run for the position of party chair. The candidates are R. J. Hadley, who is the organization’s current Vice Chair, as well as Dubose Porter, Doug Stoner and Mary Squires, who have all served in the Georgia General Assembly.
Two candidates have come forward for next month’s election of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s new chair. The winner will have to raise money for the party, and rebuild it following the ouster of the last chair.
Nikema Williams officially took over as interim Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia Monday. Williams previously served as the party’s First Vice Chair, but was moved to the interim position after former Chairman Mike Berlon stepped down. Berlon’s resignation was effective Sunday.
Georgia Democratic Party Chair Mike Berlon says he will be stepping down on Sunday. Berlon had announced his resignation last week, citing concerns by Democratic leaders that his personal issues were becoming a distraction as a major election year looms.
Georgia’s state Democratic Party appears to be in turmoil. The party’s chairman has announced he’s quitting. Mike Berlon was reprimanded by the State Bar amid other legal problems. The leadership upheaval comes as Democrats hope to capitalize on demographic changes in Georgia.
The chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia said Wednesday he will step down. Mike Berlon’s resignation comes after a reprimand from the State Bar of Georgia and amid urging by top Democrats that he move on.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he believes a change in leadership of the state Democratic Party is needed because of distractions involving the state chairman. Reed, one of Georgia's highest-profile Democrats, said Wednesday the focus needs to be on building a successful campaign for the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
Democrats and Republicans across Georgia are weighing in on Wednesday night’s political duel—the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Even within his party, the President was largely viewed as cautious and missing opportunities to attack Romney on major issues.
At the state GOP convention last weekend, the party’s executive committee voted to add five non-binding questions for voters on the July 31 primary ballot. The state Democratic party is following suit, with questions of their own.
Georgia's Democratic Party chairman has acknowledged the party was recently down to about a month's worth of operating expenses but has made adjustments that will keep the party in business through the spring.