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Young Democrats Local Candidate Round-Up

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

May 22nd is the official day of several local Athens elections with people running for Mayor as well as several County Commissioner positions (do not fear! Early voting starts 1 week before school ends). Because of this important event coming up so soon, we’ll be hosting a “Candidate Round-Up” this week!

Local candidates will each have a table where students can talk to them about their platform, experience, and vision for Athens. Local elections are so incredibly important, so we would absolutely love to have everyone come in and learn about the several amazing candidates running!

Confirmed candidates include….
Kelly Girtz (Mayor)
Patrick Davenport (County Commission District 1)
Mariah Parker (County Commission District 2)
Melissa Link (County Commission District 3)
Tim Denson (County Commission District 5)
Bill Overend (County Commission District 7)
Russell Edwards (County Commission District 7)
Tommy Valentine (County Commission District 9)
Ovita Thornton (County Commission District 9)
Imani Scott-Blackwell (Board of Education District 5)
LaKeisha Gantt (Board of Education District 7)
Tawana Mattox (Board of Education District 9)

(Also, if you aren’t registered to vote in Athens, you definitely should! Most students call Athens “home” for an average of four years, and the least we can do is do our best to ensure we leave Athens in good hands. You don’t need to change your driver’s license, so get out there and vote!)

Register to vote, check your registration, and find more voting information @ http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

We really hope to see you guys there!


March 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Young Democrats of UGA