The DeKalb County Democratic Committee is a county committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Our voting body is comprised of 6 post seat holders from each State House District in DeKalb County. All members in even-numbered seats are elected by primary ballot in a gubernatorial year, and all members in odd-numbered districts are elected by party caucus at DCDC business meetings, but anyone may apply to fill vacant seats any time, and the Chair may appoint anyone to sit on the committee at-large to ensure affirmative action on race and gender grounds.

We engage in Get-Out-The-Vote activities year in and year out, especially during election years. District by district, we find opportunities to increase Democratic performance and improve Democratic participation.  We work to support our Democratic elected officials during difficult legislative battles. In spite of a challenging political climate, we are striving to become the machine Democrats need us to be.

Above all, we stand for social and economic justice. It’s time for you to stand with us in this important work. To make a real difference, we need Democrats from all walks of life and every district in our county.

Party Documents

We abide by and support the charter, by-laws and platform of the Democratic Party of Georgia as well as our own county by-laws.

DCDC Officers

John Jackson

DCDC Chair

Karen Mixon

1st Vice Chair

Karen Davenport

2nd Vice Chair

Leona Perry

3rd Vice Chair

Harmel Codi

Treasurer

Sheila Levy

Secretary

Jennifer Young

Immediate Past Chair

Committee Chairs

  • Affirmative Action Tommy Travis
  • Audit – Spencer Hotsetter
  • Awards  –  Barbara Campbell
  • Breakfast Club  –  Vacant
  • Budget and Finance –  Sean Mattheis
  • By-Laws  – Andrew Heaton & Karli Swift
  • Campaign Research  – Alisa Hamilton
  • Candidate Development  – Councilwoman Stephe Koontz
  • Communications – Larry Lowe
  • Fundraising – Lance Hammonds
  • GOTV –  Karen Davenport
  • Membership  – Vacant
  • Party Organization and Development  – Leslie Evers
  • Policy and Legislative – Aliya Bhatia
  • Special Events  –  Gloria Moore
  • Technology  –  Daniel Walker

Affiliate Leaders

  • President of DeKalb Young Democrats – Cindy Thomas
  • President of DeKalb Democratic Women – Vacant

DeKalb Democrats State Committee Members

  • CD 1 – Larry Lowe and Karen Mixon
  • CD 2 – Andrew Heaton and Ann Abramowitz
  • CD 3 – Karli Swift and Tommy Travis
  • CD 4 – Jennifer Young and Kenneth Royal
  • CD 5 – Billy Mitchell and Dorothy Wiley
  • CD 6 – Aliya Bahtia, Don Richards, and Amy Swygert
  • CD 7 – Erin Parks, George Chidi, and Josephine Handy-Sewell

DeKalb Post Holders and House District Committees

Post Seat Holders from each House District in DeKalb County constitute a House District Committee. District Committees elect a District Chair and the District Chairs serve on the Party’s Steering Committee. The committee is empowered to fill vacancies and appoint additional non-voting members called “alternates”.

The District Committees’ purpose is to support their constituency before the County Committee and to be the Democratic “eyes and ears” to their respective State Representative regardless of the legislator’s political affiliation. The relationship with the legislator is informal, but also vital to letting our voice be heard in state government. In addition to being the Democratic voice in the House District, the committee is charged with organizing the District’s Democrats into a powerful political organization on Election Day and year round.

House District 79

  • 1- Chair – Amy Swygert
  • 2- Emily Ritzler
  • 3- Andrea Oki
  • 4- Eric Warshal
  • 5- Patricia Payne
  • 6- Sheila Levy
  • Alternate 1- Patricia Payne
  • Alternate 2- Cheryl Kim Lindsay
  • Alternate 3- Anthony Decinque
  • Alternate 4- Sabrina Rahim

House District 80

  • 1- Co-Chair- Alisa Hamilton
  • 2- Chair – L. Don Richard
  • 3- Lillian Wolf
  • 4- Edith Fusillo
  • 5- Liz Ernst
  • 6- Amanda Adams Lee
  • Alternate 1 – Matthew Wilson
  • Alternate 2 – John Jackson

House District 81

  • 1- Debra Mines
  • 2- Karen Mixon
  • 3- Jay Harrell
  • 4- Chair – Jeff Corkill
  • 5- Corregan Brown
  • 6- Pervez Iqbal
  • Alternate 2- Tracy Prescott

House District 82

  • 1- Ann Abramowitz
  • 2- Elizabeth Shackleford
  • 3- Jeremy Anderson
  • 4- Ron McCauley
  • 5- Susannah Scott
  • 6- Chair – Andrew Heaton
  • At-Large – Mohan Timilsina
  • Alternate 1- Laura Wingfield
  • Alternate 2- Nancy Porter

House District 83

  • 1- Chair – Daniel Walker
  • 2- Diamond Champagne
  • 3-
  • 4- Heather Smith
  • 5- Sara Hawker
  • 6- Leslie Evers
  • Alternate 1 – Leigh Swanson
  • Alternate 2 – Paula Chance
  • Alternate 3 – Lynn Pratt

House District 84

  • 1- Harmel Deann Codi
  • 2- Amanda Collier-Rittenhouse
  • 3- Susan McWethy
  • 4- Chair – Amber Willett
  • 5- Karen Davenport
  • At-Large – Gerald Griggs
  • Alternate 3 – Ferrell Stallings

House District 85

  • 1- Melva Hicks
  • 2- Anne Clarke
  • 3- Kim Jones
  • 4- Samuel Tillman
  • 5- Chair – Candice Campen
  • 6- Kenny Austin
  • Alternate 2- Emily Halevy
  • Alternate 3- Ebony Jones

House District 86

  • 1- John Sawyer
  • 2- Susan Motter
  • 3- Chair – Janel Green
  • 4- Co-Chair – Erin Parks
  • 5- Jana Miles
  • 6- Judith Polacek
  • At-Large – Zepora Roberts
  • Alternate 1 – Marjorie Snook
  • Alternate 2 – Jacqueline Adams
  • Alternate 3 – Will Steele

House District 87

  • 1- Chair – Bridgemon Bolger
  • 2- Anna Kelly-Leary
  • 3- George Chidi
  • 4- Christopher Matos-Rogers
  • 5- Larry Lowe
  • 6- Sara Amis
  • Alternate 1 – Diijon DaCosta

House District 88

  • 1- Jennifer Young
  • 2- Chair – Gil Freeman
  • 3- Paul Grant
  • 4- Mostafa Zahid
  • 5- Beverly Jones
  • 6- Edward Patton
  • At Large – Vonzetta Goff Evans
  • Alternate 1 – Maya Mitchell

House District 89

  • 1- Co-Chair – Sandra Daniels
  • 2- Chair – Karli Swift
  • 3- Jr Williford
  • 4- Tedra Eberhart-Lee
  • 5-
  • 6- Van Jensen
  • At Large – Tommy Travis
  • Alternate 3 – Shawn Wildermuth

House District 90

  • 1- Barbara Campbell
  • 2- Chair – Teresa Hardy
  • 3- Vaughn Irons
  • 4- Opal Ware
  • 5- Jeffrey Meeks
  • 6- Stacey Thibodeaux

House District 91

  • 1- Chair – Dee Dawkins-Haigler
  • 2- Douglas Hines
  • 3- Chris Moser
  • 4- Chrystin Haigler
  • 6- Faye Coffield

House District 92

  • 1- Rita Robinzine
  • 2- Chair – Beverly Barnes
  • 3- Roland Carter, II
  • 4- Beatrice Williams
  • 5- Eleasea Allen
  • 6- Donna Dees
  • Alternate 1- Den-Rey Allen
  • Alternate 2 – Sheila Mason
  • Alternate 3 – Tracy Smith

House District 93

  • 1- Raymond Christie
  • 2- Vacant
  • 3- Helen Riley Royal
  • 5- Jewel Anderson
  • 6- Chair- Kenneth Royal

House District 94

  • 1- Chair – Dorothy Wiley
  • 2- Deborah Dulin
  • 3- Joyce Reid
  • 4- Josephine Handy-Sewell
  • 5- Leona Perry
  • 6- Leroy Bennett
  • Alternate 1 – Lance Hammonds

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