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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 25 Democrats from each of the 6 County Commission Districts within Fulton County and 1 At-Large District. Voting members are elected by caucus during regular Fulton County Democratic Party business meetings in even numbered years, but anyone may apply to fill vacant seats any time.

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.

2021–2022 Officers

Chair
Lewanna Tucker
chair@fultondems.org

First Vice Chair
Sean Calahan
vicechair@fultondems.org

Secretary
Landen Watson
secretary@fultondems.org

Treasurer
Stephen Shea
treasurer@fultondems.org

Communications Chair
Dontaye Carter
communications@fultondems.org

Membership Chair
Chantel Mullen
membership@fultondems.org

Political Director
Eric Richardson
political@fultondems.org

North Fulton Regional Captain
Juliette Hartel
northfulton@fultondems.org

Mid Fulton Regional Captain
Brandon Goldberg
midfulton@fultondems.org

South Fulton Regional Captain
Rodney Littles
southfulton@fultondems.org

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 mailing list. 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 Party Committee (FCDPC) are called Post Seat Holders. Holding a Post Seat empowers you to vote on formal business administered at the FCDPC Business Meetings and in party elections conducted by the FCDPC (such as those for Officers and State Committee Members). Holding a Post Seat qualifies you to run for some of these elected positions as well.

Fulton County Post Seat Holders

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 County Commission District you live in. To find your County Commission District, check the Fulton County Commission website. Post Seat Holders are seated in two different ways—a caucus to elect half of the seats every 2 years and the vacancy filling process for all of the time in between.

Between the General Primary Election Day to 45 days afterwards, Post Seat Holders will be elected by caucus during a regularly scheduled FCDPC business meeting. A notice will be sent out on the newsletter to the general membership detailing the time, date, and process. You may only apply to run for post seats for this election during the applicable year (odd-numbered seats during Presidential election years, even-numbered seats in Gubernatorial election years).

If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list above), you may apply to fill it until the caucus following the next applicable General Primary Election for that seat. Incumbent Post Seat Holders must qualify to run for re-election every four years.

WHAT IF ALL POST SEATS IN MY DISTRICT ARE OCCUPIED?

Candidates may qualify to run in the caucus whether or not the Post Seat they seek is currently occupied (odd-numbered seats in Presidential years, even-numbered in Gubernatorial years). Incumbent Post Seat Holders must qualify to run for re-election every four years.

WHAT IF I MISSED THE CAUCUS WHEN POST SEAT HOLDERS WERE ELECTED? HOW DO I APPLY TO FILL A VACANT SEAT?

If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list above), 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 events page of this site), and fill out a one-page application. If your address and voter registration information are in order, you will be voted in at the following month’s meeting. The annual dues for Post Seat Holders are $25 in addition to the regular dues of $25, payable to the Fulton County Democratic Party. If you have any questions about this process, or to request an application, please contact us.

State Committee Members

Democratic Party of Georgia State Committee Members are the voting body of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Every four years, each Democratic County Committee is responsible for electing members from their county. In Fulton County, members are elected from Fulton County Commission Districts 1-6. Procedures for electing these positions are described in the Democratic Party of Georgia by-laws. In accordance with our County Committee by-laws, only Fulton County Post Seat Holders are eligible to vote for these volunteer positions, but any Democrat who is registered to vote in, and a resident of, Fulton County may seek election to a position on the DPG State Committee. Volunteer terms are four years. If you wish to fill a vacant seat for the State Committee, have a question about the process or would like to request an application, please contact us.

CURRENT STATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2019 – 2023

District 1: Sean Calahan; Terri Crawford; Lauren Higdon; Phil Lunney
District 2: Marley Brown; Zane Malas; Hope Mays
District 3: Ted Frankel; Bob Gibeling; Brandon Goldberg; Marc Schlather
District 4: Erica Pines; Jen Rafanan; Al Turnell
District 5: Lewanna Heard-Tucker; Gloria Jenkins; Patricia Lovett; Helen Willis
District 6: Damita Chatman; Aaron Johnson; Rodney Littles; Jaceey Sebastian

Appointees

The Fulton County Democratic Committee makes several appointments to different positions, both within and outside of the committee. If you wish to fill a vacant position as listed below, have a question about the process or would like to request an application, please contact us.