Fulton County Democratic Party

The Fulton County Democratic Committee is a county political party of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Our voting body is comprised of 6 Democrats from each of the 22 State House Districts included in Fulton County, and 2 At-Large Districts. Voting members are elected on the Democratic Primary ballot in even numbered years, but may also apply to fill vacant seats throughout the year.

We engage in Get-Out-The-Vote activities year in and year out, especially during election years. District by district, we find opportunities to increase Democratic performance and improve Democratic participation.  We work to support our Democratic elected officials during difficult legislative battles. In spite of a challenging political climate, we are striving to become the machine Democrats need us to be.

Above all, we stand for social and economic justice. It’s time for you to stand with us in this important work. To make a real difference, we need Democrats from all walks of life and every district in our county.

2017–2018 Officers

Chair
Lewanna Tucker
lewannaheard@hotmail.com

First Vice Chair
Al Turnell
al.turnell@gmail.com

Vice Chair of Membership
Susana Durán Perez
duran.susana94@gmail.com

Secretary
Melinda Emery
katt227@hotmail.com

Treasurer
Mike Scott
mscott963@yahoo.com

Political Director
Robin Biro
robin@robinbiro.com

Field Director
Hannah Perkins

North Fulton Regional Captain
Melinda Emery

Mid Fulton Regional Captain
Erica Pines 
erica@ericapines.com

Membership

All Democrats in Fulton County, GA are invited to participate in the activities and events of the Fulton Democrats. The best place to start is by attending a monthly meeting or by signing up for our . However, if you’d like to become a voting member of the body, the process is a little more involved.

Voting members of the Fulton County Democratic Committee (FCDC) are called Post Seat Holders. Holding a Post Seat empowers you to vote on important business administered at the monthly FCDC Business Meetings and in party elections conducted by the FCDP (such as those for Officers and State Committee Members). As well, holding a Post Seat qualifies you to run for some of these elected positions.

Fulton County Post Seat Holders

There are currently six available Post Seats for every State House District in Fulton County and two At-Large Districts. If there is a vacant seat in your district, or an At-Large District, you may apply to fill it until the next even year General Primary Election. Post Seats 1-3 are elected in Presidential year General Primary Elections, Post Seats 4-6 are Elected in Gubernatorial year General Primary Elections. Post Seat terms are for four years, or until the next applicable General Primary Election.

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A POST SEAT?

First, you must be registered to vote in, and a resident of, Fulton County Georgia. Next, make sure you know which House District you live in. To find your Georgia House District, go to the Poll Locator on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list below), you may apply to fill it until the next applicable General Primary Election.

During the week of Candidate Qualifying (Presidential Election years), you may qualify to run for Post Seats 1, 2 or 3 in the General Primary Election. During the week of Candidate Qualifying (Gubernatorial Election years), you may qualify to run for Post Seats 4, 5 or 6 in the General Primary Elections. Your name will appear on the Democratic General Primary ballot in your House District or, if you choose to run At-Large, will appear on all Democratic Primary ballots in Fulton County.

 

WHAT IF ALL POST SEATS IN MY DISTRICT ARE OCCUPIED?

Candidates may qualify to run whether or not the Post Seat they seek is currently occupied. Incumbent Post Seat Holders must qualify to run for re-election every four years.

 

WHAT IF I MISSED CANDIDATE QUALIFYING?

If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list below), you may apply to fill it until the next applicable General Primary Election. Simply attend the next Fulton County Democratic Party Business Meeting (time and location info can be found on the front page of this site), and fill out a one page application. The application fee for Post Seats is $35, payable to the Fulton County Democratic Party. If your address and voter registration information are in order, you will be voted in at the following month’s meeting. If you have any questions about this process, or to request an application, please contact us.