Doug Stoner Jumps Into Be Georgia’s Next Top Democrat

Jim Galloway has a presser from former State Senator Doug Stoner has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.  From the presser:

I am excited about the opportunity to put my party, legislative and fundraising experience to use in helping to build the Democratic Party of Georgia,” Stoner said. “It’s very clear that Georgia is shifting away from a one party system, and I am prepared to work with my fellow Democrats to shape an agenda for the future.”

Stoner has a long history with Democratic politics, helping to rebuild the Cobb Democratic Party during the 1990s. He went on to become a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia State Senate. He has a proven track record of fundraising and fund management, priorities he believes necessary to build an effective party infrastructure.

Stoner gathered 50 signatures, DPG rules apparently require 30 in order to get on the ballot.  He didn’t disclose who signed his petition according to Galloway.

7 comments

  1. Mrs. Adam Kornstein says:

    To be clear, the “50 signatures” are not votes or endorsements. They just allow him to be on the ballot since he’s not a sitting DPG committee member. Which is kind of an issue for some folks.

    Most party folks will sign their names to them in the spirit of ballot access so it means little if he has 30 0r 300. The DPG also verifies that the folks are sitting members so it’s best to a have a bit of over kill.

    Stoner ran for a Vice Chair position in 2006 and was soundly defeated by Labor Commissioner Thurmond.

    I predict his charisma doesn’t get him very far with a largely angry crowd.

  2. griftdrift says:

    If you have never witnessed a DPG chair election, this is only the beginning of the fun.

    The actual election itself is a somwhere between the TV show “Survivor” and Lord of the Flies.

    • Ken says:

      And it brings us to a great revenue source: Reality TV!

      Look out Honey Boo-Boo! Real Candidates of the DPG would have drama, pathos, pride, prejudice and other Jane Austen book titles.*

      *Sense and Sensibility excluded because that just would not make good television.

  3. Spacey G says:

    “A largely angry crowd.” Don’t know why exactly but that’s cracking me up. I figure we could have a whole new energy source in Georgia just by picking up the chips falling off the shoulders of DPG members.

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