About the Paulding County Democratic Committee

We are a committee of concerned citizens, activists and volunteers working to improve the lives and livelihoods of residents of Paulding County, Georgia and its cities, including Dallas, Hiram and Braswell. We are committed to a wide variety of progressive, pro-society causes, including the following:

  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Civil and human rights
  • Individual liberty
  • Economic and labor justice
  • Quality education
  • Equitable and reliable transportation
  • Veterans’ concerns
  • Environmental protection

We are also the county branch of the Democratic Party of Georgia and a member of the 14th District Democratic Committee.

Party Documents

We abide by and support the charter, by-laws and platform of the Democratic Party of Georgia as well as our own county by-laws and platform.


The executive committee consists of (5) five officers: the chair, two vice chairs, secretary, and treasurer. Each executive committee member holds responsibilities and duties that they are tasked with according to our committee bylaws. The current executive committee term begins January 1, 2021, and ends December 31, 2022.

Terrence White, Chair
Andrea Baerwalde, Vice Chair
Ernest Morse, Treasurer

County Commission Post I

  1. Mark Bell
  2. Skyler Joseph
  3. Susan Mayberry
  4. Joseph Fouts
  5. Vacant

County Commission Post II

  1. Logan Lee Adams
  2. Celeste Graham
  3. Josh Smith
  4. Vacant
  5. Vacant
  6. Vacant

County Commission Post III

  1. Debra Chandler
  2. Montenia Edwards
  3. Taurus Madric Morris
  4. Marguerite S. Simmons
  5. Terrence White
  6. Vacant

County Commission Post IV

  1. Andrea Baerwalde
  2. Mike Blundell
  3. Sheila Garcia-Sanchez
  4. Cynthia Gatewood
  5. Ernest Morse
  6. Ralph Meers


Subcommittees serve the purpose of assisting our county committee in being productive and reaching our goals. Each subcommittee is overseen by a member of the executive committee. The executive committee chair recommends a designated Director whom is voted in.  Any member wishing to become a member of a subcommittee should contact its respective committee chair.

Committee Affairs Subcommittee

The Committee Affairs Subcommittee oversees and offers support to all of the Paulding County Democratic Committee’s official subcommittees.

  • Terrence White, Chairman

Social Events Subcommittee

The social events subcommittee is responsible for organizing social events that bring our community together in building relationships consequently building the Democratic Party.

  • Susan Mayberry, Social Events Director

Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee

The diversity & inclusion subcommittee, a required subcommittee deemed necessary by the Democratic Party of Georgia, is responsible for recruiting and retaining members that reflects the Democratic Party.

  • Andrea Baerwalde, First Vice Chair
  • Vacant, Diversity & Inclusion Director

Communications Subcommittee

The communications subcommittee is tasked with keeping our members informed by sending emails, making phone calls, and keeping the committee’s social media and website update.

  • Joseph Fouts, Secretary
  • Cindy Gatewood, Communications Director

Outreach Subcommittee

The outreach subcommittee is responsible for forming relationships with nonprofits and other community organizations to assist in Democrats becoming actively involved in return becoming a positive impact on our community.

  • Ernest Morse, Treasurer
  • Vacant, Outreach Director