Jordan Wilkins was re-elected to a new term as Chairman of the DeKalb County Democratic Party Saturday during the Biennial Reorganization Convention held at the courthouse.
The other incumbent party officers were also elected including Vice Chairman Harry Lasser, Secretary Joyce Hendrixson, and Treasurer Myra Miller. All were unopposed.
The terms are for two years.
In addressing the convention, Wilkins outlined his vision for the local party. “Over the next two years there are things I would like to set out as goals and initiatives for our party. September is voter registration month and I will be talking to different businesses that will allow us to set up a booth to do voter registration to try and register as many people as possible because I believe it will benefit our party,” he said.
“I would also like to set up a phone bank. I have a list from each of our districts of all our Democratic voters. I would like to call these Democrats and ask them to come to our meetings because we’re trying to grow this party and need their input. I want to set up this phone bank in the near future and have volunteers come in and call these people to get them involved in the party,” said Wilkins.
“I would like for us to do better fundraising for this party. I want us to be able to help out our local candidates because we know the Republicans have the money advantage on us.”
“Another thing I am doing is getting us set up on a mass email system so that when we have an event like this or a chili supper or whatever we’re going to be able to send out a mass email to you,” added Wilkins.
In other business, the following members of the DeKalb County Democratic Executive Committee were named to two year terms.
First District: Johnny Florida and Pat Parkerson
Second District: Ronnie Redmon and Debbie France
Third District: Rhonda Harpole and Terry Little
Fourth District: David McDowell and Billie Ann Tubbs
Fifth District: Shara Cowan and Dennis Boland
Sixth District: Gary Prater and Deana Green
Seventh District: Amanda Blair and Shane Brock
Ex-Offico members: Hispanic representative Carelis Garcia and Katie Parker representing the Young Democrats.