Join The Party!
Members of the Democratic Party of Chatham County shall advise the Chatham County Democratic Committee, and members serve as the electorate for Chatham County Democratic Committee membership.
Registered voters with residence in Chatham County completing the Democratic Party of Chatham County Annual Declaration shall, upon voter verification, be recognized as a member of the Democratic Party of Chatham County.
The Chatham County Democratic Committee, located in Savannah, is one of 159 County Committees and is the primary point of contact between the Democratic Electorate and the Democratic Party and is frequently the first contact for Democratic activists and candidates.
The Chatham County Democratic Committee consists of 64 elected members with 8 elected members from each of the 8 Chatham County Commission Districts.
Our Committee's duties include, but are not limited to, electing State Committee Members, promoting Party platforms, recruiting qualified candidates for public office, supporting Democratic nominees, qualifying Democratic candidates for county office, and performing such primary and election functions as are required through the by-law.
Chatham County Democratic Committee meetings are traditionally held monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. (except for December the 3rd Wednesday) on the 3rd Floor of the McKelvey-Powell Building, 714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah. (corner of Gwinnett Street & Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.).
All Committee meetings are held virtually through Zoom.
If you wish to attend, you must be on the Committee's Mailing List to receive the invitation.
All elected members of the Chatham County Democratic Committee are expected to be in attendance. Members of the Democratic Party of Chatham County with a 2021 Declaration on file are welcome to attend. Also, prospective members of the Democratic Party of Chatham County are also encouraged to attend and declaration forms may be completed on-site.
We cordially invite you to join us, let your voice be heard, and become actively involved and engaged in making a positive change in our community! Contributing to your community means you can serve your fellow citizens, your neighbors, by helping to shape our local government's public policies.
The Chatham County Democratic Committee, alongside the Democratic Party of Chatham County, helps to advise County Democrats about voting wisely, updating citizens about public policy changes, responds to calls-to-action, and identifies and recruits qualified Democratically-minded candidates to run for public office.
January 27 – Committee General Meeting
February - District Community Meetings*
March 24 - Democratic County Leaders
April - District Community Meetings*
May 26 - General Meeting
June - District Community Meetings*
July 28 - Committee General Meeting
August - District Community Meetings*
September 21 - Committee General Meeting
October - District Community Meetings*
November 24 - Committee General Meeting
December 15 - Committee General Meeting
* Contact your District Captain for meeting information.
The McKelvey-Powell Building was originally constructed in 1926. The building was a hub of African-American business and social life in Savannah during the era of segregation in the first half of the twentieth century. Throughout the 1930s the McKelvey-Powell Building was a popular venue for both local music talent and nationally recognized performers. During World War II the building housed a USO center for black soldiers. Afterward, the West Broad Street YMCA operated in the building until the 1960s. It was later renovated, and dedicated in August 2003 as a community resource center under the guidance of Pastor Bennie R. Mitchell, Jr. and the Connor’s Temple Baptist Church congregation. Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and Connor’s Temple Baptist Church in 2005.
Source: On-Site Historic Marker.
Executive Committee Officers
Chair - James "Jay" Jones
First Vice-Chair - Patrick Kelsey (2nd District)
Second Vice-Chair - Tomeca McPherson (2nd District)
Secretary - Gabrielle Nelson (8th District)
Treasurer - Orlando Scott (7th District)
1st District - Nick Savas (nsavas323 [@] gmail.com)
2nd District - Mitch Mackler (mackler [@] yahoo.com]
3rd District - Takisha Gates (takishap [@] gmail.com)
4th District - Vacant
5th District - Robert Bryant (rgbryant3 [@] gmail.com)
6th District - Spencer DeMink
(spencedemink [@] gmail.com)
7th District - Orlando Scott (opscott70 [@] gmail.com)
8th District - Ervenia Brown (ervenia [@] yahoo.com)
State - Honorable Derrick Mallow
County - Honorable Aaron 'Adot" Whitely
Savannah - Honorable Alicia Miller-Blakely
Pooler - Honorable Thomas Hutcherson
Garden City - Honorable Richard Lassiter
Port Wentworth - Honorable Thomas Barbee
Thunderbolt - TBD
Tybee Island - TBD
Bloomingdale - TBD
Unincorporated - TBD
DPG/DNC - James "Jay" Jones
Neighborhood - TBD
Committees & Special Interests
Budget And Finance - Orlando Scott
Charter And Bylaws - Alldrein Murray
Communication - Patrick Kelsey
Membership - Andrea Silverman
Elections & Voter Integrity - LaTricia Brown
County Affairs - TBD
Education - TBD
Facilities - TBD
Strategic Planning - TBD
Caucuses & Task Forces
Get Out The Vote - TBD
African American - TBD
Environment - Claudia Collier & Vicki Weeks
Senior - TBD
Veterans - TBD
Women - TBD
Youth Outreach - TBD
Georgia State Delegates
James "Jay" Jones
Aaron "Adot" Whitely
Elected Committee Members
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