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Lt. governor candidate to speak at banquet
Carol Porter
Carol Porter - photo by Photo provided.
Carol Porter, Democratic candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Committee’s Annual Awards Banquet.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Liberty County High School cafetorium.
Porter, a graduate of the University of Georgia, runs her family business as general manager for nine middle Georgia newspapers.
Her husband, Dubose Porter, is a state legislator who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. It is possible that other statewide candidates will attend the banquet, according to committee members.
Carol Porter said she believes her media career gives her an understanding of the struggles of small businesses in Georgia. She also serves as a board member of the Dublin-Laurens Chamber of Commerce, and she and her family are active members of the United Methodist Church in Dublin where she serves on the administrative board, the worship committee and teaches Sunday school.
She says that as lieutenant governor, she will focus on putting more Georgians into the workforce. She said she believes her experience researching and managing political campaigns for 26 years has crafted her understanding that government works best when it keeps the people’s voice first.
According to Liberty County Democratic Committee member Sandy Burch, it began the annual banquets a few years ago to honor those who have made positive impacts in our community and have furthered the ideals of the Democratic Party.
“The committee is proud to announce the 2010 honorees,” Burch said.
The Winfred Bell Yellow Dog Democrat Award, given to the person who always lets others know where he stands on the issues, will go to Ralph H. Dixon Sr. The Sen. Rene’ Kemp Public Service Award, given to the local elected official who exemplifies the ideals of the Democratic Party and works for the betterment of his or her constituents, will go Magistrate Judge Melinda Anderson. The Sen. Glenn Bryant Award, given to a grassroots person who has worked hard and strived for the betterment of the community, will go to Randolph Jones. The committee also established a Democratic Hall of Fame. This honor is for party members who have passed on and who were known during their lifetimes as tireless workers for the betterment of their community. The 2010 inductees to the Hall of Fame are Don Carter and Mattie Hicks.
The public is invited to the banquet. Tickets are $50 each and are available by calling 876-4007 or 977-4296, or e-mailing
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