2022 Primary and Special Election Candidates

2022 Primary and Special Election Candidates

We are happy to introduce the candidates who will be on Paulding County voters’ special election and general primary ballots on May 24. Absentee ballots can be requested through May 13 and must be received by election day on May 24. Early voting begins May 2 and ends May 20 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Watson Government Complex and Dianne Wright Innovation Center. Burnt Hickory Park will be open for early voting May 16-20 from 9 am to 5 pm. Election day is Tuesday, May 24. You must vote at your assigned polling location on election day. Due to redistricting, your districts and polling locations may have changed, so be sure to plan ahead by visiting the Sec. of State’s My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Statement by 14th Congressional District Democratic Chairs on Marjorie Taylor Greene

{For immediate release}

There are times when what is painfully obvious to all still cannot be allowed to pass without comment. The words and behavior of the Representative of our Congressional district, both before and since she’s assumed office, do not correspond to what the good people of northwest Georgia believe, nor is it how we behave toward one another in our daily lives.

We don’t promote sedition, we don’t condone the political terrorists and cop killers of January 6th, we do not mock the deaths of children gunned down in their schools, nor do we scoff at the suffering and horror of the families of those children who have had to sit across the table from an empty chair every day of their lives since.

While the hateful conspiracy theories spouted by our representative may be standard fare in dark and extremist corners of the Internet, the people of the 14th Congressional District need their representative to assist them out here in the real world on the issues we each face every day, and we expect our representative to behave like a grown adult, not some spoiled child who constantly seeks attention and validation for her own ego.

If Representative Greene cannot meet even bare minimum standards of human decency and respect and just do her job on behalf of the citizens of this district, she should step aside for someone, anyone, who will.

It’s time, Representative Greene, to grow up or get out.

Tim Shiflett, 14th Congressional District Democratic Chair
Jeffery Adair, Gordon County
Benjamin Amis, Floyd County
David Boyle, Walker County
Harold Gipson, Polk County
Elizabeth Gould, Murray County
Cynthia Hubler, Chattooga County
Tom McMahan, Dade County
Debby Peppers, Whitfield County
David Robinson, Pickens County
Terrence White, Paulding County

Paulding Democratic leadership discuss concerns regarding changes to polling locations

Paulding Democratic leadership discuss concerns regarding changes to polling locations

Chairwoman Taurus Madric-Morris addressed county commissioners regarding the changes to polling locations across the county at its morning work session.

The Paulding County Board of Elections approved a proposal to add an additional twelve new voting locations and removing seven including a minority stronghold: Taylor Farm Park.

Party leadership considers the changes to polling locations a form of voter suppression—whether the changes were intentional or unintentional. Of top concern, Chairwoman Madric-Morris pointed out that when polling locations change without notice it puts a burden on voters who may not have the time or transportation to travel to a new location.

“It does disenfranchise voters because when they show up, they can’t vote.”

—Chairwoman Taurus Madric-Morris

Party leadership will continue to work with the board of elections to address our concerns and find solutions.

Paulding County Democrats visit Georgia State Capitol, hear from Rep. Alexander

Paulding County Democrats visit Georgia State Capitol, hear from Rep. Alexander

TUESDAY, March 3, 2019 — Democrats from Paulding County had the privilege to visit Georgia’s gold dome in Atlanta. During their visit, they listened to a special guest, Fred Swann, the former Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture; they sat in both chambers of the general assembly; received a tour of the Capitol’s grounds; and heard from Representative Kimberly Alexander (D-Douglasville) as she gave a legislative update one day shy of Crossover Day.