ATLANTA — Today, with heavy hearts, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) announced the nomination process for filling the vacancy of a Democratic nominee in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District.
DPG General Counsel Sachin Varghese said:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Congressman John Lewis, and wish very much that we were not in this position today. The Democratic Party of Georgia takes our legal responsibility of naming a nominee to this seat seriously, and we are making every effort to honor Congressman Lewis’ legacy and the people of the Fifth District throughout this process, while working within the applicable legal framework.”
To meet the values and needs of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District, fulfill DPG’s obligations under Georgia law, and live up to the legacy of national hero Congressman John Lewis, the Party will use the following process.
Any Georgian in the Fifth District interested in being considered to be the Democratic nominee must complete and submit an application as found here by 6:30 p.m. Sunday.