Party leaders and lawmakers on hand included Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Chairman Mike Berlon, U.S. Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, Savannah City Councilman John Hall, Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson and Georgia State Representatives Bob Bryant, Craig Gordon, Mickey Stephens and Al Williams.
The opening of the Savannah office "is part of our 5% strategy," said Mike Berlon, DPG Chairman.
"We believe that we can raise Democratic turnout this election cycle and win many of the races in November," Berlon said. "Having a headquarters in this part of the state allows us to strengthen our grassroots network close to home.”
Savannah residents will staff the office, located at 406 East Bay Street, after undergoing intensive training with the DPG.
Georgia Democrats’ ultimate goal will be to provide a hub to organize, canvass and register new voters in Chatham County and beyond.
WSAV-TV Coverage of the Grand Opening of the Democratic Party of Georgia Satellite Office in Savannah on Feb. 4, 2012:
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Officers of the Democratic Party of Georgia:Chair: Former Gwinnett County Democratic Party chairman Mike BerlonFirst Vice-Chair: Nikema WilliamsCongressional District/County Liaison Vice Chair: R.J. HadleyConstituency Group Vice Chair: State Representative Pedro "Pete" MarinCandidate Recruitment Vice Chair: Miguel CamachoSecretary: Laverne GaskinsTreasurer: Russell Edwards---Representing Georgia on the Democratic National Committee:Chairman Mike BerlonFirst Vice Chair Nikema WilliamsPage GleasonDan HalpernState Senator Lester JacksonState AFL-CIO President Richard RaySally RosserFormer state Democratic Party Chairman David Worley---Contact info about GA Dems:Eric GrayCommunications DirectorDemocratic Party of Georgiaoffice: 678-278-2012 x304cell: email@example.com---Organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party of Georgia:RunForOffice.org (Democratic Youth Strategy Council project)Georgia Association of Democratic County ChairsGeorgia Federation of Democratic WomenGeorgia House Democratic CaucusYoung Democrats of Georgia National:The Democratic National CommitteeThe Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC)The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) International:Democrats Abroad Chatham County Democratic Party links: Chatham County Democratic Party:http://chathamdems-ga.com/ccdc Facebook group page for the Chatham County Democratic Party:http://www.facebook.com/groups/chathamdemocrats email Chatham County Democratic Party:firstname.lastname@example.org Chatham County Democratic Party contact page:http://chathamdems-ga.com/ccdc/contact Link to info about the Chatham County Democratic Party:http://chathamdems-ga.com/ccdc/about/about-us Georgia elected officials (Democrats) attending the DPG Savannah office opening: Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson:http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=134 Georgia State Rep. Mickey Stephens:http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/house/bios/stephensMickey/stephensMickey.htm Georgia State Rep. Al Williamshttp://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/house/bios/williamsAl.htmhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/State-Rep-Al-Williams-D-165/91263221674 Georgia State Rep. Bob Bryanthttp://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/house/bios/bryantBob.htmhttp://repbobbryant.com Georgia State Rep. Craig Gordonhttp://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/house/bios/gordonCraig.htm Savannah City Councilman John Hallhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Hall-3rd-District-Councilman-Elect/107541872658004 re-electing President Obama and harmful Republican Legislation:Democratic National Committee 2-03-2012 Weekly Update