Giles County Demos Plan Reorganization Convention
Preparations continue for the Giles County Democratic Party Reorganization Convention on March 18.
A room has been reserved at the Pulaski Recreation and Community Center on March 18, two possible speakers have been contacted, and plans for a signature event to draw attention to the party were discussed at a recent meeting.
County party executive committee members will be on the agenda to be elected for the next two years.
Attorney Joe Fowlkes, a former Tennessee State Representative, was suggested as a speaker, and Richard Dunnavant, a Giles County Democratic Party member, will ask him.
Fowlkes, a Pulaski attorney, is a Brick Church resident.
Keidron Turner, a Pulaski college student, also was suggested as a speaker.
Laurie Wade, an executive committee member, suggested county Democrats organize a voter registration effort to increase interest and public visibility in the party.
“Why complain if you don’t want to do anything about it,” she asked.
Other suggestions were to have a sign with the Democratic Party’s principles on it, or to have a highly visible project.
These committees were announced for the convention:
• Reorganization Convention: David Daniels, Sharon Rush, Maxie Trotter, Susan Coleman,
Tom Gattis, Dunnavant, Carol McComiskey, Paul Manke;
• Credentials: Rush, Dunnavant, Coleman;
• Rules: Gattis;
• By Laws: Manke, McComiskey;
• Seargant at Arms: Daniels, Trotter;
In other business:
• Janice Tucker was elected to the executive committee;
• Buying a quarter page advertisement to publicize priniciples of the Giles County Democratic Party was approved.
• Democratic Party members continued discussing ways to start a student Democratic Party at the University of Tennessee Southern campus.
• Feb. 21, 6 p.m., will be the next meeting. Previous meetings have been held at the Pulaski Recreation and Community Center.