A re-energized Columbia County Democratic Party will hold its first meeting Monday since the national landslide victory of President-elect Barack Obama.
"We're going to have some discussions on members who we think we'd like to have run for offices in the next two or four years," county party Chairwoman Rosemary Fitzpatrick said of the 7 p.m. meeting in the auditorium of the Evans Government Complex on Ronald Reagan Drive.
"We're not going to discuss any names," she said. "What I'm going to do is describe what the committee is going to do."
The meeting will feature Grovetown businessman Sonny McDowell as the guest speaker.
"The message I'll have is to put partisanship behind us and work on the issues that need to be dealt with," McDowell said.
"I don't see a huge wave of Republicans changing parties," he said. "That's why what I think we need to focus on, nationally and right here in Columbia County, is the issues. If the Democratic Party gets the issues right, the people will come."
Many people already have come, in droves, Fitzpatrick said.
"I think I must have registered about 100 new people," she said of the increased interest in her party during recent months.
For information, call Fitzpatrick at (706) 231-1513.
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