State Committee Elections will be held February 28th at 7 p.m. at 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040.
Forsyth County is allotted 5 seats. If you would like to run for a seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can declare your intent at the meeting in person or on zoom.
About the State Committee
The State Committee is the highest authority of the State Party. The State Committee has general responsibility for the affairs of the State Party. The State Committee must meet once a year as established in the bylaws but can meet more often as meetings are called.
The State Party, through the State Committee, assists in the election of Democratic candidates, adopts and promotes statements of policy, provide voter education, and raises and disburses moneys needed for State Party operation. The State Committee also promotes fair adjudication of disputes, fair campaign practices, encourage and support codes of political ethics that embody substantive rules of ethical guidance for all public officials and Party members, and assure that public officials shall at all times conduct themselves in a manner that reflects credibility upon the offices they serve.
In carrying out its duties, the State Party, through the State Committee, affords all persons full, timely, and equal opportunities to participate without prejudice on the basis of gender, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic identity, or physical disability. Participation in the State Party shall not be denied for failure to pay fees.
Members elected by County Committees should be divided as equally as possible according to gender. State Committee members shall serve terms of four (4) years. A person does NOT have to be a County Committee member to be elected to the State Committee. Any Forsyth Democrat (registered voter and resides in Forsyth County as well as declaring him or herself a Democrat) can apply to run. Only members of the Forsyth Dems County Committee are allowed to vote for State Committee seat holders.
All State Committee members must be approved by the Credentials Committee at least five (5) business days prior to their first state committee meeting of their terms.
Who is eligible to cast votes for new Committee Members?
Only members of the current County Committee are allowed to vote for State Committee members.
What does an Executive Committee Post Seat Holder do?
• Attends all regularly scheduled and special State Committee Meetings
• Votes on matters brought before the State Committee
• Donates time, skills, and money to the State Committee to help achieve DPG strategic goals
• Participates on one or more State subcommittees
If you are interested in running, prepare to speak at the February Meeting!