Georgia’s Delegates to the DNC Convention
When the Democratic National Convention gavels to order on July 25 in Philadelphia, 124 Georgia delegates and alternates will be there.
The Democratic Party of Georgia contingent, unlike its Republican counterpart, will include nearly every major elected official the party still has, from members of Congress to leaders of the House and Senate.
Nearly all of those party leaders are pledged to support presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, who easily defeated Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state’s March primary.
Georgia Democrats award delegates to any candidate with at least 15 percent of the vote. Clinton won 71 percent of the March 2 vote; Sanders took 28 percent.
Sixty-seven delegates were selected at the congressional district level. Twenty-two were elected statewide. Another 13 slots were divvied up among party leaders and elected officials. Finally, 15 “superdelegates” will be in Philadelphia. They are “party elite” who can support any candidate, although most have declared for Clinton.
Here’s who’s going. Note: Much of this information was cobbled together from state party officials, from social media and the World Wide Web. We will keep updating this page, so please let us know in the comments or by email if you have anything to add.
President Jimmy Carter, Plains (superdelegate)
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, Albany (superdelegate)
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Lithonia (superdelegate)
U.S. Rep. David Scott, Atlanta (superdelegate)
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Atlanta (superdelegate)
Democratic National Committee members
Wendy Davis, Rome: Rome city commissioner (superdelegate)
DuBose Porter, Dublin: Chairman of the Democratic Party of G
eorgia, delegation chairman. Former House minority leader (superdelegate)
Kasim Reed, Atlanta: Mayor of Atlanta (superdelegate)
Richard Ray, Atlanta: President emeritus of the Georgia AFL-CIO (superdelegate)
Sally Rosser, Atlanta: Criminal justice consultant (superdelegate)
Pam Stephenson, Lithonia: State House member (superdelegate)
David Worley, Atlanta: Attorney, member, Georgia Board of Elections (superdelegate)
Dan Halpern, Atlanta (superdelegate)
Nikema Williams, Atlanta: First vice chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia (superdelegate)
Louis Elrod, Atlanta: President, Young Democrats of America (superdelegate)
Clinton party leaders and elected officials:
Stacey Abrams, Atlanta: House minority leader, major Clinton backer.
John Barrow, Athens: Former congressman
Virgil Fludd, Tyrone: Retiring Hous
e Democratic Caucus chairman
Kwanza Hall, Atlanta, member, Atlanta City Council
Nan Orrock, Atlanta: Georgia state senator
Valencia Seay, Riverdale: Georgia state senator
Calvin Smyre, Columbus: Longest-serving state lawmaker, chairman emeritus of Democratic Party of Georgia. This will be his 10th national convention.
Horacena Tate, Atlanta: Senate minority caucus chair
Able Mable Thomas, Atlanta: State House member
Clinton district-level delegates
Pinney Allen, Atlanta: Partner at Alston & Bird law firm and head of the Atlanta Girls School.
Kendall Austin, Decatur: At 17, he’s the youngest member of either party’s delegation.
Dustin Baker, Athens: A data engineer at General Electric.
Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Athens: Associate professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies.
Vivian Bishop, Columbus: Municipal Court clerk in Muscogee County, wife of U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany.
Tom Caiazzo, Statesboro: Professor at East Georgia State College.
Ruth Demeter, Rome: Executive director of Makervillage, Inc.
Henry Ficklin, Macon: Former Macon city council member; one of the plaintiffs that sued Gov. Nathan Deal to block him from appointing three new appellate court judges.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Brookhaven: An attorney
Will Fowlkes, Kennesaw: Longtime Democratic activist; was delegate to 2008 convention.
Kenneth Fuller, Rome: An attorney; former state senator.
Jennifer Leigh Garcia, Newnan: Secretary for the Coweta County Democratic Party, member State Committee.
Justin Giboney, Atlanta: assistant general counsel at Invest Atlanta.
Wilson Golden, Gainesville: Former lobbyist, U.S. Department of Transportation official
Myesha Good, Lithia Springs: Chairwoman of the 13th District Democratic Committee
Elizabeth Hahn, Evans: English teacher at Westminster Schools of Augusta.
Melva Hicks, Scottdale: Chair, 4th District Democratic Committee
Katie Elizabeth Holland, Sycamore: Former Vinson Fellow at UGA.
Jewell Howard, Baconton: Former teacher and principal; former candidate for state Hosue.
Quentin T. Howell, Milledgeville: Radio host; candidate for state House; chairman, Baldwin County Democratic Party
Camara Phyllis Jones, Atlanta: Renowned physician/epidemiologist and researcher at Morehouse, CDC. Member of World Health Organization teams.
Karen O’Neill Lacey, Williamson: Professor emerita of English at Mercer University.
Alvin Leaphart, Jesup: Attorney and State Committee member
Beverly Leaphart, Jesup: State Committee member
Meredith Lilly, Atlanta: Appointed by President Barack Obama to senior advisory position at U.S. General Service Administration.
Kevin Madden, Peachtree City: Chairman, 3rd District Democratic Committee
Adrianne McCollar, Statesboro: Custodial services superintendent at Georgia Southern University
Jonathan McCollar, Statesboro: Realtor with Remax
Billy Mitchell, Stone Mountain: State lawmaker
Letitia Naghise, Fayetteville: EDI technical analyst at Cahaba GBA
Vinny Olsziewski, Atlanta: Chairman of the Disability Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia
Xavier Peoples, Atlanta: Regional finance manager, credit risk management, Zurich North America
Cassandra Powell, Macon: Chair of the Macon-Bibb Board of Elections
Leonard Presberg, Fayetteville: member, Fayette County Board of Education
Brian Reese, Savannah: Supervisor at UPS
Dasheika Monique Ruffin, Atlanta: Legislative analyst for the Atlanta City Council
Teresa Southern, Macon: Works in communications, public relations and marketing.
Fred Swann, Macon: Chairman, 8th District Democratic Committee
Karli Swift, Atlanta: Member of Baker Donelson’s corporate finance and securities group
Enock Vixamar, Lawrenceville: Realtor with Keller Williams
Gwendolyn Waring, Savannah: Owner of the Waring Law Firm
Eric Washington, Conyers
Queen Washington, Conyers
Virginia Webb, Clarkesville: Chair of the Habersham County Democratic Committee
Cheryl Williams, Duluth: Democratic activist
George Williams, Duluth: Democratic activist
Will Woods, Villa Rica
Clinton, at-large delegates
Robin Biro, Atlanta: Former U.S. Army Ranger, real estate consultant
Gail Buckner, Jasper: Former state lawmaker
Mary “Molly” Burke, Atlanta: Former Michelle Nunn aide; Hands on Atlanta board member and former general counsel at GE Energy Services
Gloria Butler, Stone Mountain: State senator
Barbara Campbell, Lithonia: Chair of the African-American Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia
Sidney “Sid” Chapman, Griffin: President, Georgia Association of Educators
Gordin Giffin, Atlanta: Ambassador to Canada under President Bill Clinton; former Sam Nunn aide.
Steve Henson, Tucker: Senate minority leader
Mereda Davis Johnson, Lithonia: Member, DeKalb County Commission
Ben Meyers, Johns Creek: Chairman, 6th District Democratic Committee
Pat Pullar, Ellenwood: Chair, Clayton County Democratic Committee
Marion Ray, Jonesboro: Leader of the workers compensation practice at Bowles Rice.
Leslie Small, Atlanta: Executive director of Georgia Engaged
Zilin “Elizabeth” Tang: Ph.D student
Katrina Taylor-Parks, Douglasville: Deputy chief of staff for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Franklin Williams, Augusta: Longtime Democratic activist and delegate to 2008 convention
Bridgemon Bolger, Stone Mountain: Vice chair, Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America
Aaron Johnson, Atlanta: Former state House candidate; management analyst for Fulton County
Mary Ellen Poellnitz, Stone Mountain: Logistic transportation supervisor at UPS
Andrea Polk-Stephenson, Dacula: Travel agent
Savannah Potter-Miller, Atlanta: Attorney
Barbara White, Fayetteville
Sanders party leaders and elected officials:
Vincent Fort, Atlanta: State senator
Lester Jackson, Savannah: State senator
LaDawn Jones, College Park: Retiring state House member
Ted Terry, Clarkston: Mayor of Clarkston, vice chair of candidate recruitment for Democratic Party of Georgia
Sanders district delegates:
Daniel Abrams, Marietta: College student
Christina Besh, Ringgold: College student
Javier Brown, Atlanta: Legislative aide to state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta
Melissa Clink, Gainesville: Health information professional
Rick Day, Ellijay
Susana Duran, Marietta
Angela Eells, Watkinsville: Clinical social worker in Walton County
Adam Griffin, Cohutta: Chair, Whitfield Democratic Party
Rashawn Jones, Grayson: Fulton County public defender
Julie Kisaka, Jonesboro: Intern with the Clayton County Juvenile Court
Elizabeth Miller, Acworth: Director of enrollment and student affairs at Georgia Tech
Andrew Niquette, Albany: College student
Hannah Perkins, Atlanta: Democratic Party of Georgia field organizer; student
Lisa Ring, Richmond Hill: Chair, Bryan County Democratic Party
Rita Robinzine, Decatur: Member, steering committee of DeKalb County Democratic Party
David Smith, Columbus
Vincent Venditti, Warner Robins
George Watson, Kennesaw
Ivory Watts, Statesboro: State House campaign aide; online facilitator for Bulloch County schools and secretary for Bulloch County Democratic Party.
Sanders, at-large delegates
Nusaiba Baker, Atlanta: Ph.d student at Emory
Scott Brown, Duluth
Kip Carr, Atlanta: Treasurer, Democratic Party of Georgia
Erica Pines, Atlanta: Chair, Fulton County Democratic Party
Gretchen Quarterman, Hahira: Family farmer
Alexa Vaca, Roswell: Kennesaw State University student
Ann Vitters, Lawrenceville: Works with special needs children in the Gwinnett County school system.
Khalid Kamou, Atlanta: Workers for Georgia House Democratic Caucus
Lisa Marie Mestas, Loganville: Nurse, medic at Occupy Atlanta
Paula Olivares, Duluth
Kendra Cotton, Marietta: Political director, Democratic Party of Georgia
John Buckner, Junction City: Director of finance and compliance, in-house counsel for Democratic Party of Georgia
Michael Smith, Atlanta: Communications director, Democratic Party of Georgia
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