The Athens-Clarke County Democrats promote progressive, Democratic values and work toward electing Democratic candidates in our County and throughout Georgia. We recruit and train candidates for office, educate voters on important state and local policies and legislation, and above all, serve our community.

The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee (ACCDC) is the official local organizing body of the Democratic Party of Georgia. The ACCDC traditionally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Athens Public Library (2025 Baxter Street).  The meetings are open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

Our headquarters are located at:
1060 Gaines School Road, Suite A3
Athens, GA 30605

The ACCDC comprises seventy voting members and an unlimited number of party members. Voting members are elected to four-year terms with half of the voting membership up for election every two years. Party members may simply submit a member registration form. All are invited to register as party members, regardless of residency, age, voter status, or prior party affiliation.

We also maintain six standing subcommittees: Candidate Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Fundraising, Membership and Affirmative Action, and Special Projects. All are invited to join a subcommittee. You can find out more about how to get involved here.

2019 Officers

Chair- Denise Ricks

Secretary – Karen Solheim

Treasurer – Linda Banks

Vice Chair for Candidate Development – Marci White

Vice Chair for Communications – Tim Denson

Vice Chair for Community Engagement – Gabriel Shippey 

Vice Chair for Fundraising – Spencer Frye

Vice Chair for Membership and Affirmative Action – Marlene Koncewicz

Vice Chair for Special Projects – Rocky Raffle

Immediate Past Chair- Russell Edwards

Emeritus Past Chair- John Jeffreys

Board of Elections Liaison – Mokah Johnson



Handbook & By-Laws

You can also read our handbook for members and the ACCDC’s by-laws themselves.


There is both a shorter, prettier PDF of the platform and a longer document with more details.