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Meet Your DeKalb County
Democratic Committee

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 and platform.

Committee Chairs

DeKalb Democrats State Committee Members

  • CD 1 – Larry Lowe and Karen Mixon
  • CD 2 – Andrew Heaton and Ann Abramowitz
  • CD 3 – Vacant and Tommy Travis
  • CD 4 – Melva Hicks and Kenneth Royal
  • CD 5 – Billy Mitchell and Dorothy Wiley
  • CD 6 – Don Richards, Amy Swygert, and Jacinda Jackson
  • CD 7 – George Chidi, Josephine Handy-Sewell, and Janel Green


Affiliate Leaders

  • President of DeKalb Young Democrats – Gabrielle Rogers
  • President of DeKalb Democratic Women – 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 – Anthony Christopher Decinque
  • 3 – Andi Oki
  • 4 – Eric Warshal
  • 5 – Patricia Lee Payne
  • 6 – Sheila Levy
  • Alternate 1 – Karima Jones
  • Alternate 2 – Sean Mattheis
  • Alternate 3 – Melanie Jacobson
  • At-Large – Sabrina Rahim

House District 80

  • 1 – Lillian Woolf
  • 2 – L. Don Richard
  • 3 – Alisa Hamilton
  • 4 – Edith Fusillo
  • 5 – Jacinda Thomas-Jackson
  • 6 – Amanda Adams Lee
  • Alternate 1 – Liz Ernst
  • Alternate 2 – John Jackson
  • Alternate 3 – Gabe Pressman

House District 81

  • 1 – Lauren Joyner
  • 2 – Karen Mixon
  • 3 – Chair – Corregan Brown
  • 4 – Billy Joyner
  • 5 – James Harrell
  • 6 – Stephe Koontz
  • Alternate 1 – Ellen Schwartz
  • Alternate 2 – Vacant
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 82

  • 1- Benjamin Bell
  • 2- Chair – Laura Wingfield
  • 3- Ann Abramowitz
  • 4- Spencer Hostetter
  • 5- Vacant
  • 6- Andrew Heaton
  • Alternate 1 – Vacant
  • Alternate 2 – Nancy Porter
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant
  • At-Large – Mohan Timilsina

House District 83

  • 1 – Willie Render
  • 2 – Jean-Louis Sankale
  • 3 – Chair – Daniel Walker
  • 4 – Janet Grant
  • 5 – Sara Hawker
  • 6 – Leslie Evers
  • Alternate 1 – Clare Schexnyder
  • Alternate 2 – Paula Chance
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 84

  • 1 – Chair – Rhonda Mangum
  • 2 – Rashad Rivers
  • 3 – Vincent Harris
  • 4 – Elizabeth Burns
  • 5 – Penny Krump
  • 6 – Karen Davenport
  • Alternate 1 – Erinleigh Kinyanjui
  • Alternate 2 – J. Evans Gibbs
  • Alternate 3 – Pamela Harris
  • At-Large – Gerald Griggs

House District 85

  • 1 – Chair – Emily Halevy
  • 2 – Anne Clarke
  • 3 – Melva Hicks
  • 4 – Samuel Tillman
  • 5 – Nancy Larson
  • 6 – Kenny Austin
  • Alternate 1 – Steve Parker
  • Alternate 2 – William Haston
  • Alternate 3 – Ebony Jones

House District 86

  • 1 – Janel Green
  • 2 – Susan Motter
  • 3 – Chair – Jana Miles
  • 4 – LaDena Bolton
  • 5 – John Sawyer
  • 6 – Judith Polacek
  • Alternate 1 – Michele Henson
  • Alternate 2 – Francia McCormack
  • Alternate 3 – Elizabeth Joyner
  • At-Large – Zepora Roberts

House District 87

  • 1 – Deloris Bryant-Booker
  • 2 – Co-Chair – Maria Fernandez
  • 3 – Chair – Larry Lowe
  • 4 – Dr. Bola Tilghman
  • 5 – Bridgemon Bolger
  • 6 – Sara Amis
  • Alternate 1 – Vacant
  • Alternate 2 – Vacant
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 88

  • 1 – Diijon DaCosta
  • 2 – Chair – Gil Freeman
  • 3 – Gabrielle Rogers
  • 4 – Mostafa Zahid
  • 5 – Clifton Bradley
  • 6 – Edward Patton
  • Alternate 1 – Sheryl Woods
  • Alternate 2 – Tanya Woods
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 89

  • 1 – Vacant
  • 2 – Tom Stemen
  • 3 – Brandi Wyche
  • 4 – Tedra Eberhart-Lee
  • 5 – Tommy Travis
  • 6 – Van Jensen
  • Alternate 1 – Alison Maria Amoroso
  • Alternate 2 – Vacant
  • Alternate 3 – Own Carroll
  • At-Large – Gloria Moore

House District 90

  • 1 – Barbara Campbell
  • 2 – Chair – Teresa Hardy
  • 3 – Dorothy Kennedy
  • 4 – Janetta Cureton
  • 5 – Cassandra “Sandy” Johnson
  • 6 – Stacey Thibodeaux
  • Alternate 1 – Denise Peterson
  • Alternate 2 – Vacant
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 91

  • 1 – Nathan Alexander
  • 2 – Douglas Hines
  • 3 – Chris Moser
  • 4 – Vacant
  • 5 – Dee Dawkins-Haigler
  • 6 – Vacant
  • Alternate 1 – Edwina Clanton
  • Alternate 2 – Vacant
  • Alternate 3 – Vacant

House District 92

  • 1 – Chair – Erika Guy
  • 2 – Rita Robinzine
  • 3 – Sheila Mason
  • 4 – Beatrice Williams
  • 5 – Kianta Key
  • 6 – Donna Dees
  • Alternate 1 – Catherine Guy
  • Alternate 2 – vacant
  • Alternate 3 – vacant

House District 93

  • 1 – Chair- Kenneth Royal
  • 2 – vacant
  • 3 – Helen Royal
  • 4 – vacant
  • 5 – Sharon Mack
  • 6 – vacant
  • Alternate 1 – vacant
  • Alternate 2 – vacant
  • Alternate 3 – vacant

House District 94

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