A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats’ campaign office in Hinesville.
The celebration of the new headquarters, which is in Chapel Hill Place at 908 Main St. and was donated by Chapel Hill Place owners Shirley and Charles Frasier, drew about 20 people. Refreshments were served, and Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Luckey Lovette handled the ribbon-cutting.
Committee Chairman Charles Frasier reviewed the slate of Democratic candidates vying for national, state and local positions in the Nov. 4 election. He urged those in attendance to support party candidates and noted that there are more Democrats running for office than in the recent past.
This season’s Democratic hopefuls are Michelle Nunn, U.S. Senate; Brian Reese, U.S. House of Representatives; Jason Carter, governor; Connie Stokes, lieutenant governor; Doreen Carter, Georgia secretary of state; Greg Hecht, Georgia attorney general; Chris Irvin, agriculture commissioner; Liz Johnson, insurance commissioner; Valerie Wilson, state school superintendent; Robin Shipp, labor commissioner, Daniel Blackman, public service commission District 4; Al Williams, Georgia House of Representatives; and Liberty County Commission candidates Marion Stevens in District 1, Justin Frasier in District 2 and Connie Thrift in District 3.
The new campaign headquarters will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. daily, except Sundays. It is staffed by volunteers.
“Since we don’t know how many volunteers there will be and how often they can work, those are tentative times,” Liberty County Democratic Party secretary Sandy Burch said.
Campaign literature and signs as well as voter-registration applications are available at the headquarters. Democrats also are seeking donations.