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A Message From Rep. Wallace (GA 119)

From Our Representative Jonathan Wallace: Last week, I was disappointed to see a federal court reject a request that Georgia switch to paper ballots for this November’s election. Given the known weaknesses of Georgia’s voting technology, I believe paper ballots would give us the most confidence that every vote will be counted. There are still steps we can […]

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Oconee Young Democrats Speak Up

If this doesn’t give you faith in the next generation, I’m not sure what will!  Carter Watson is a student at Oconee High School and he penned the following letter to Angie Eells about an inspiring visit from Jonathan Wallace to OCHS’ Young Democrats Club: On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, State Representative Jonathan Wallace came […]

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Primary Wrap-Up

Primary season officially ended at 7pm last night, and the Oconee Democrats would like to take a moment before we all dig into the General Election (November 6th!) to extend our thanks to all candidates for a great race.  Remember, it was only 2 short years ago when Congressman Hice ran unopposed, and we had […]

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Now, about 2018…

Didn’t we just do this election thing?  And win it?  Well, yes… but that was only the 2017 special election, one race per district to fill the seats vacated by former Representatives Quick and Williams.  There’s still the regular 2018 election, with a whole slate of state, district, county, and local elections, plus our representative in the […]

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District 119 Candidate Forum, question by question

The Oconee Candidates’ Forum on Monday October 9th was, let’s be honest, a marathon: two races, six candidates, just under two and a half hours.   Which is exciting in terms of civic engagement, but does make it hard to find the questions and answers you were looking for.  So, while the full video of the […]

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District 117 Candidate Forum, question by question

We posted the entire video of the 117 session, but the questions being asked and links to those specific moments are below: Houston Gaines’ opening statement Deborah Gonzalez’ opening statement “What do you think about charter schools?  Charter schools seem to be in a limbo between public and private.” “If the Presidential election were held […]

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Interview with Deborah Gonzalez

This year, both of Oconee County’s two districts for the Georgia State House are up for special elections: both Rep. Regina Quick and Rep. Chuck Williams (both Republicans) have accepted other positions, as a federal judge and as head of the state Forestry Commission respectively. Athens attorney Deborah Gonzalez is running in the 2017 special election […]

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Time to Speak

Wouldn’t it be nice for a political candidate to start by knowing what the district actually wants from their representative? Deborah Gonzalez is running for the GA House of Representatives District 117 (which includes parts of Oconee County). Deborah wants to know what the residents in Oconee County are concerned about so she is inviting […]

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Oconee Democrats at Deborah Gonzalez’ Launch

Today at Bishop Park, Deborah Gonzalez official launched her campaign for Georgia State House Representative for District 117, composed of parts of Oconee, Clark, Barrow, and Jackson counties.  She is challenging Regina Quick in November 2018.   We’re excited to have a strong candidate to support, in a district which has been identified as one of […]

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