At least three candidates for governor - Roy Barnes, Dubose Porter and David Poythress - will be in downtown Commerce Sunday, June 6, as Democrats from seven counties host a meet-the-candidates rally.
The event will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Cox residence at 450 Little Street (across from Spencer Park and next to the post office) and Spencer Park. Barbecue is being sold at $11 for advance tickets and $13 on the day of the event ($5 for children in advance and $6 on the day of the event), but there is no charge to attend the event. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be available, and a bake sale, drawings and door prizes are on the agenda.
In addition to the gubernatorial candidates, the Democrats will have U.S. Senate candidates R.J. Hadley and Michael Thurmond, 10th District Congressional candidate Russell Edwards and Beth Farokhi and Brian Westlake, candidate for school superintendent, on hand.
Also, Gary Horlacher, Michael Mills and Angela Moore, all candidates for secretary of state, are committed to attend, as are candidates for state House seats Chris Irvin (District 28), Alan Powell (District 29) and M.J. Bridges (District 30).
The organizers are Donna Brown and Gail and John Cox.
"This was a vision, something that was monumental for me," Brown commented.
"People are coming from all over. I'm very, very excited," said Gail Cox, recently elected chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Party. "This rally here is to help kick off Jackson County and Banks County - to help us get restarted. We've also got both Democratic senatorial candidates coming, and both are very good men. Everyone's working hard to put on a good event."
The rally is sponsored by a coalition of Democrats from Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Jackson, Habersham, Hart and Stephens counties.
For tickets, contact CommerceGArally@gmail.com, visit
Wow! It would be nice for them to meet the public on a weekend. Most everyone I know has to work through out the week. Just another case of just how out of touch politicians are with the working public. I know I won't be voting for either of these especially the one that changed Ga's flag his first term! It would have been nice to be able to hear them flip flop in a public setting.
Let me get this straight - you are complaining that they aren't meeting the public on a weekend - I always thought that Sunday was a weekend? And I'm glad to see you are still fighting the civil war - Good Grief, that flag was an embarrassment to the state. Roy Barnes' replacement was ugly, but the stars and bars were racist to the core. Thank God it is gone!
SUNDAY IS ON THE WEEKEND
06/03/10 at 03:11 PM
Last I checked Sunday WAS / IS a weekend. Actually it's the day of rest. I think it is the perfect day to meet with the local people. You know for those of us who consider Sunday a weekend day --- go to church, stop by Commerce, met & greet ...
Georgia State School Superintendent candidate, Brian Westlake will also be attending the rally in Commerce. Please come and hear his vision for the future of Georgia Education. Brian is the only candidate with current classroom experience. That experience, his honorable service in the Marine Corps and his education (Master's of Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy Studies and a Law degree from GSU) make him the optimum choice for this very important position.
Brian will speak at 3pm.