Thank you to newly appointed Glynn County Board of Elections Supervisor, Christopher Channell, and to all of the District 2 Dems, for attending the June meeting! In a non-partisan info session and Q&A, we learned so much about plans for the 2020 Elections, the new Ballot Marking Device voting machines, and voting security. Glynn County seems organized and ready. We look forward to seeing it all in action. Glynn County Board of Elections
Read about: Lisa Ring speaking at June 24 meeting, new table option for Annual Banquet, special get-together for districts 3, 4 and 5 on June 29. Plus more news and information. Share the link with your friends. June newsletter
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
IN THE GLYNN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
CALL FOR INTERESTED CANDIDATES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, according to its Bylaws, all vacancies in Executive Committee Posts or Officers, in the Glynn County Democratic Committee, shall be filled by election of the remaining Committee members, provided at least three members remain.
Current Vacancies include:
• one (1) District 5 Representative
• one (1) District 1 Representative
Each representative will be elected to serve on the Committee for a four-year term, pro-rated from when the original term began. In these cases, the terms would end during the Presidential General Primary month, in 2020.
The elections will be held, by the Executive Committee, on Monday, June 24th, at 5:15 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church (in the Miller Building behind the church), Brunswick GA 31520. Any interested parties should submit a letter of intent by June 17, at 5 p.m., to Committee Chair, Julie Jordan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, also, direct your questions to Committee Chair, Julie Jordan, at email@example.com.
Evan Young of Glynn Academy has been awarded the annual Young Democrat Scholarship for a Glynn Academy student by the Glynn County Democratic Committee.
Young graduated in May with a 3.91 GPA. He won the $500 award with his essay about engaging with political campaigns in 2016 by creating effective social media posts and attending political and community events.
Along with his excellent academic record, Evan also was a keystone performer and technician for the GA Players, Glynn Academy’s drama group. He also has performed for The Island Players in their children’s program and one adult show.
Evan has experience in graphic design and social media. He was closely involved in Julie Jordan’s campaign for State Legislature in 2018.
In a letter recommending Evan for the scholarship, one mentor wrote: “I have never seen a high school student who is filled with so much drive. I know with his commitment, drive and passion, he will further develop his talents and make a name for himself wherever life takes him.”
Evan will attend Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., in the fall.
Earlier this year GlynnDems awarded the scholarship for Brunswick High School to Damaria Gurley, who will attend Fort Valley State University in the fall.
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact: Audrey Gibbons (912) 242-3664 firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Muir 404-444-6757 email@example.com
WOMEN RUN IN RECORD NUMBERS
BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA — The Glynn County Democratic Committee announced today that it has qualified candidates to run in eight of the nine partisan races being contested this year. The seats up for election include two races for the Georgia State House, one for the State Senate, two county commission seats and three school board positions. Following a nationwide trend, the majority of those running are women — by a ratio of 2-1.
“Come November, Glynn County voters will have a clear choice in every race in these mid-term elections,” said Audrey Gibbons, chair of the committee.
“Our Democratic candidates are a group of diverse, strong, qualified citizens who enter these races to offer a welcome change to the status quo,” Gibbons said. “Republican incumbents, most of whom have run unopposed in the past, will face serious opposition this year. We expect a wave election right here in Glynn County just as is expected across the country.”
Glynn County Democrats are proud to be part of the nationwide, Democratic movement and of the momentum across Georgia, where we will have strong candidates in every statewide and congressional race.
The Democratic Primary will be May 22, with early voting beginning April 30. April 23 is the last day to register to vote. The General Election will be held Nov. 6.
The newly qualified candidates are:
Georgia State Senate, District 3
We should expect our representatives to work in the public interest, but today more than ever we have politicians pushing political agendas, instead of policies to help people. We need new representation in office, and if we can’t find candidates to support, we have to be the change we want and we have to run for office. I support the state party’s agenda to promote education, the environment, the economy, equality, and voting rights. With your help I will be your next state senator for District 3. Occupation: Community volunteer
Residence: Saint Simons Island
Georgia State House, District 179
I have been lucky to call coastal Georgia home for the past 19 years working as a school counselor at Needwood and Glynn middle schools and currently serving as the registrar at Glynn Academy. I want to give voters a choice, another voice other than that of local candidates who continually run unopposed. I want all voices to be heard and the issues of all people to matter.
Residence: Saint Simons Island
Georgia State House District 167
I am the manager of Community Relations at Pinova Inc. and an active member of our community. I am currently serving on several community organizations, including the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber Executive Board, College of Coastal Georgia Trustee Foundation, Coastal Area District Development Authority Board, Glynn County Airport Commission, Coastal Georgia Basketball (Founder), Communities In Schools of Glynn Advisory Board and Glynn Academy School Council. My wife Crystal and I have two wonderful children.
Occupation: Community relations manager
Glynn County Board of Commissioners
Julian “Puddy” Smith
Glynn County Board of Commissioners, At-Large
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A retired college professor, I spent ten years on town council and eight years on planning boards elsewhere. I have owned a home on Saint Simons Island since 1993 and have attended almost all county commission and Island Planning Commission meetings for last three years. As a commissioner, I would work hard to stop colleagues from ignoring the public and from wasting time and tax dollars. I am married and have three kids and five grandchildren.
Occupation: Retired professor
Residence: Saint Simons Island
Glynn County Board of Commissioners, District 3
Barbara Baisden has taught in Glynn County schools for 25 years. Although she retired in 2010, she still subs regularly around the district. A Brunswick native, she was the first teacher of the year honored at Satilla Elementary School in 1998. “Children have been my life for many, many years. They give me back as much as I have given them.” She thinks it’s critical to give children as much one-on-one time as possible, to find out what their true needs are.
Glynn County Board of Education
Dr. Markisha Butler
Glynn County Board of Education, At-Large
Leadership is inclusive, and I plan to put the public back into public education. I am a champion and a graduate of Glynn County public schools. I have a personal interest in preserving and improving the quality of education for all. My networking and strategic planning will allow me to forge strong partnerships that will enhance workforce opportunities for students.
Occupation: Regional apprenticeship coordinator
Dr. Regina Hedgeman Johnson
Glynn County Board of Education, District 4
I am a 30-year veteran, accomplished educator, facilitator and trainer in Glynn County schools. I am a community servant, civic leader, parent, and grandparent committed to advancing and advocating for quality, policy-driven education that empowers educators and supports families to positively impact student learning.
Occupation: Retired teacher
Glynn County Board of Education, District 2
A Georgia native, I earned my B.S and M.S. in Education and proudly served as a teacher of Social Studies and Accelerated Learning. That experience, plus subsequent business success, makes me an ideal candidate for the Board of Education from District 2. An avowed moderate, I uphold traditional values while seeking reasonable change.
Occupation: Retired businesswoman
Residence: Saint Simons Island
There will be a get to know your fellow Democrats running this year at our Meet the Candidates Issues Forum, at 7 p.m. April 23 at our new campaign headquarters: 1400 Gloucester St., Brunswick, 31520 (directions).
The Glynn County Democratic Committee, Inc., a Georgia Corporation www.glynncountydemocrats.org, is duly authorized and certified by the Democratic Party of Georgia to qualify candidates to run on the Glynn County Democratic ballot.
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