Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jefferson Jackson dinner to host Porter

Rome News Tribune
The Floyd County Democratic Party will hold its Jefferson Jackson dinner on Oct. 22. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

The Jefferson Jackson dinner is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Similar events are held by Democrats throughout the country.

“Anyone in the community is invited,” said organizer Mary Caldwell. “You don’t have to be a Democrat to come.”

The speaker at Rome’s event will be Dubose Porter, who is running for governor. He will be introduced by Joe Cook of Coosa River Basin Initiative.

Porter, the minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced his candidacy for the office following the completion of the 2009 General Assembly in April.

Other Democratic candidates include Attorney General Thurbert Baker, former Adjutant General David Poythress, former Governor Roy Barnes and Ray City mayor Carl Camon. Republican contenders include Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Secretary of State Karen Handel, Rep. Austin Scott, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, state Sen. Eric Johnson, Ray McBerry and state Sen. Jeff Chapman. The Libertarian candidate is John Monds, president of the Grady County NAACP.

For more information about the Jefferson Jackson dinner or to purchase tickets contact Mary Caldwell at 706-767-5468.

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