Planning continues for the Giles County Democratic Party’s County Reorganization Convention in August.
Meanwhile, a Candidate Recruitment Sub-Committee continues meeting to help find Democratic candidates for county offices in future elections.
Re-introducing the local Democratic Party to the Giles County community is one goal of the local Democrats, and Tom Gattis, chairman of the county party, has posed the possibility of combining the reorganization convention with an event to help recruit candidates for local offices.
An Aug. 14-28 window for holding county reorganization conventions has been set by the Tennessee Democratic Party.
Former Giles County General Sessions, Probate and Juvenile Court Judge John Damron and attorney and former State Rep. Joe Fowlkes, D-Brick Church, are on the subcommittee.
Other subcommittee members include David Daniels, Giles County Commissioner Mike Cesarini, Sharon Rush, Vivian Sims, Max Trotter and Roddy Fernandez.
Candidates for local offices are sought by the committee, whose members also have suggested holding a celebration to re-introduce the party to the community and potential candidates.
In other business:
• Cesarini reported on the May meeting of the Giles County Commission and on the June meeting at which commissioners would consider approving the 2021-22 county budgets and set a tax rate, among other business. The land use management plan has been discussed by the commission.
• Keidron Turner reported on efforts to start a chapter of the Giles County Democratic Party at Giles County High School, one goal of the county democrats. Turner is a student at Belmont University.
•Turner is also on the budget and fundraising committee with Lemmie Ogedenge.
•The organization has a website GilescountyTNdemocrats.com
•The county democrats meet monthly. The next meeting is slated for Tuesday, July 20.