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  • Committee Profile

    Updated August 25, 2020


    The Chatham County Democratic Committee is made up of five types of members:

    • Officers:  The CCDC Executive Committee is an elected Chair, a 1st Vice-Chair, a 2nd Vice-Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.  Officers are elected for a two-year term ending in an even-numbered year.
    • Post Seat Holders:  64 Post Seat Holders, 8 from each of the Chatham County Commission Districts, elected to four-year terms, representing their districts, and each has one vote on official committee business.  Post Seat Holders are elected to a designated post and each designated post will be clearly designated to be a Gubernatorial or Presidential post.
    • State Delegates:  A General Member that has been elected to represent the CCDC at State-level DPG events.
    • General Member (Declared):  A democrat that has completed the democrat declaration form to affirm her/his commitment to advancing democratic principles.  General members have a voice on all committee business and may have an unofficial vote, upon notification from the Chair.
    • General Member (Not Declared):  A democrat that has not completed the democrat Declaration Form.  Non-declared General Members may have a voice but are not afforded any other rights such as un-official voting

    Any Democrat with a current Democrat Declaration Form on file may serve as a Committee Officer candidate, Post Seat Holder candidate, or be permitted to vote in a Committee-related election.


    For information about the Election of Committee Members, see the Chatham County Democratic Committee By-Laws, Article III, Section 3.4.

  • Executive Committee

    Committee Officers

    Chair - James "Jay" Jones
    First Vice-Chair - Aaron "Adot" Whitely
    Second Vice-Chair - Vacant

    Interim Secretary - Vacant

    Interim Treasurer - Tomeca McPherson

    Sub-Committee Chairs

    Joel Bond, GOTV

    Patrick Kelsey, Communications & Education

    Leonard McCoy, Election Integrity

    Tomeca McPherson, Finance

  • Georgia State Delegates

    Claudia Collier

    John Haden

    James "Jay" Jones
    Marilyn Michaels

    Vicki Weeks

    Aaron "Adot" Whitely

  • Post Seat Holders

    * denotes terms expiring in 2020 (Presidential) / # denotes terms expiring in 2022 (Gubernatorial)


    District 1

    • James "Jay" Blackburn*
    • Nick Savas#
    • Andrea Silverman#
    • Jerry Silverman*
    • Sam Simpson#
    • Karen Stephens*
    • Vacant
    • Vacant

    District 2

    • Carol Bell*
    • Tia Brightwell#
    • Dan Graham*
    • Detric Leggett#
    • Michael "Mac" Sims#
    • Carry Smith*
    • Vicki Weeks*
    • Vacant

    District 3

    • Patrick Kelsey#
    • Antwan Lang*
    • Gertrude Robinson*
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant

    District 4

    • Rodger Arner*
    • Brenda Gaines#
    • Sue Kantor#
    • Ronald Krannich#
    • Marilyn Michaels*
    • Kerri McGinty*
    • Arlene Ratner*
    • Angelisa Savage-Bryant#

    District 5

    • Louise Franklin*
    • Robert Hilton*
    • Darnell Johnson#
    • Finley Johnson Jr.#
    • Glynda Jones#
    • Alldrein Murray#
    • Carl Murray Jr.*
    • Vacant

    District 6

    • Alicia Blakely#
    • Joel Bond*
    • Glenada Davis#
    • James "Jay" Jones*
    • Lillian Loretz-Williams*
    • Miriam Munn#
    • Aaron Whitely#
    • Tyesha Whitely*

    District 7

    • Claudia Collier*
    • John Haden#
    • McArthur Holmes#
    • Alzina McCoy#
    • Leonard McCoy*
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant

    District 8

    • Ervenia Bowers*
    • Curtis Cooper, Jr.*
    • Anthony Graves#
    • Julius Hall*
    • Tonia Howard-Hall#
    • Bernetta Lanier#
    • Tomeca McPherson#
    • Natavia Sanders*
  • Additional Information

    Definition of General Membership:
    All organizations of the Democratic Party are open to anyone who desires to support the party and wish to be known as a Democrat.
    A general member of the Chatham County Democratic Committee may participate as a non-voting member. They can participate in all meetings with the exception of executive sessions. They may serve on a planning committee and/or subcommittee, and participate in the public caucus. They can also seek election for post holder seats when they become available.
    Definition of a Post Seat Holder:
    Post seat holders are the formal, governing body of the Chatham County Democratic Committee.
    Priority requirement: Being a registered voter residing in Chatham County.
    Secondary requirement: As the county is divided into eight districts, eight people are elected per district to represent, providing pertinent information, give resolutions and address voter concerns on behalf of that district to the committee. In order to give good service, post seat holders should meet with local Democrats in respective districts and remain available to hear concerns of Democrats in that district. Is it the responsibility of the post seat holders to bring voter concerns to the executive committee for review by the general membership committee.
    Preclusion to the Special Caucus
    Location: CCDC Headquarters, 714 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd 3rd Floor.
    Date & Time: September 26, 2020 (Date has special dispensation from DPG due to COVID)
    Notice will be published 10 days prior to the election.
    Up to eight Caucus Chairs must be appointed by the Executive Chair (matching county districts) each representing respective to the district they will serve or multiple districts upon the orders by the Chair. Each establishes a district caucus as a replication of the CCDC Executive Committee.
    District requirements
    Each District Chair desiring to participate in a Caucus need the following: District Caucus Chair and three volunteers (volunteers do not need to be Post seat holders). Volunteer Duties include and not limited to: overseeing the election process, vote builder lookup, registering electors, and assisting the District Caucus Chair.
    District Electors
    To be eligible to vote:
    • Must be a registered voter in Chatham County and must live in that district and prove it through identification. (Both will be verified through Secretary of State voter registration)
    • Each Elector must sign in and have a current signed declaration form on file.
    • Must fill out the elector’s form completely (home voting address is the only permitted address, no P.O. Boxes are permitted.  It must match voter registration address)
    Each person will be credentialed up until the close of the registration period decided by the Executive Committee Chair at their pleasure. Once again, it is important to designate volunteers to help with the process. Any district not in compliance may void their opportunity to caucus this year.
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