Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Wendy Davis (center) with fellow DNC members Nikema Williams and Van Johnson during Saturday’s meeting. Facebook photo.

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis has been re-elected to a third term on the Democratic National Committee following Saturday’s Democratic Party of Georgia state committee meeting. Davis was one of five selected to the DNC out of group of 17 candidates, each giving a 10-minute speech before members voted.

“I’m honored to have received overwhelming support from all corners of the state in my re-election bid,” says Davis. “I am looking forward to continuing to bring the voice of the rural south and city officials to the Democratic National Committee.”

Davis’s new 4-year term on the DNC begins after the Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin, slated for Aug. 17-20, and runs through the 2024 convention. She was first elected in August 2012 and re-elected in 2016. She served as a “super delegate” to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and will again serve as a “super delegate” this year.

The other Georgia’s DNC members elected include:

  • Steve Henson, State Senate Minority Leader (DeKalb County)
  • Pallavi Purkayastha, Metro Atlanta Political Consultant (Fulton County)
  • Alaina Reaves, Young Democrats of Georgia Black Caucus Chair (Clayton County)
  • Van Johnson, Mayor of Savannah (Chatham County)

Aug. 11 runoff ballot:

Floyd County Sheriff, Republican

  • Tom Caldwell
  • Dave Roberson
  • The runoff winner earns the seat; there is no Democratic candidate.

U.S. House, District 14: Includes voters in Floyd, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties as well as eight others. Bartow is in the 11th District.

  • John Cowan
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene.
  • The winner faces Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the Nov. 3 general election.


  • Polk: The 14th District Race and the State Senate 31st District Race between Jason Anavitarte and Boyd Austin. The winner races Democrat Tianna Smith in the Nov. 3 general election.
  • Chattooga County: 14th Congressional District, county commission (Blake Elsberry vs. Jason Winters), probate judge (Teresa Pope, Gary Woods).
  • Gordon: No other races than the 14th District.
  • Bartow County: No runoffs (in 11th Congressional District)


  • July 16: Possible candidates’ forum. Details pending.
  • July 20: Advance voting begins for runoff, ends Aug. 7.
  • Aug. 11: Primary runoff.
  • Nov. 3: General election.
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