Release: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement on last night’s elections results.
“This was a great day for Georgia Democrats. Congratulations to Representative-elect Deborah Gonzalez (HD 117) and Representative-elect Johnathan Wallace (HD 119) for flipping two House seats long-held by Republicans. Their hard work and visions for a better Georgia are commendable and inspiring. Additionally, Democrats won a Senate seat last night. The voters in Senate District 6 were so fed up with Republicans that they sent both of Democrats to the run-off.
“I also want to congratulate two of our own Executive Committee members on their re-elections—Rome Commissioner Wendy Davis and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry. Our Vice Chair, Nikema Williams made it to the run-off for Senate District 39 and I am pleased for her as well.”
“Georgia Democrats are grateful for every single Democrat who stood up and challenged Republicans across the state up and down the ballot– in every corner of the state. Thanks to their courage, the Democratic values of opportunity, economic mobility, fair wages, and affordable health care were championed in voting booths across Georgia.
“Those who simply chalk our wins up to an anti-Trump movement are discounting our candidates’ hard work and commitment to Democratic principles. This night wasn’t about what we’re against—it was about what we are for and what we are offering Georgia families.
“Now we move forward to pocket even more wins in next month’s runoff races and build on this movement for a string of victories in 2018.”