”The Athens-Clarke County Democrats promote progressive, Democratic values and work toward electing Democratic candidates in our County and throughout Georgia. We recruit and train candidates for office, educate voters on important state and local policies and legislation, and above all, serve our community.” Athens-Clarke County Democratic Party Website www.clarkedemocrats.com
The Athens Clarke Democratic Party represents one of north Georgia’s larger population center. They have an outstanding record of activism and voter turnout,having delivered almost 70% of the vote to Hillary Clinton this past general election. Athens-Clarke, is a consolidated city county. Athens metro lies within the 9th Congressional District and the remainder is in the 10th Congressional District. The two portions caucus together.
Chairman: Russell Edwards
Meetings: Each 4th Thur.; 6:00 p.m.; The Graduate Hotel (formerly known as The Foundry Park Inn), 295 E. Dougherty Street, Athens
On the Web: www.clarkedemocrats.com
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClarkeDems/
Calendar of Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClarkeDems/events/?ref=page_internal
Demographics: “As of the census of 2010, there were 100,266 people, 39,239 households, and 19,344 families residing in the city. The population density was 851.5 people per square mile (328.8/km²). There were 41,633 housing units at an average density of 353.6 per square mile (136.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.71% White, 27.37% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.11% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.39% of the population. …. The median income for a household in the city was $28,118, and the median income for a family was $41,407.” Wikipedia -More
Athens as home of the historic University of Georgia and one of the most active chapters of the Young Democrats of Georgia. The traditions of the University and the city created for it ultimate college town with traditions go back to the early years of the founding of the nation Many of the sections in the cities of the region are the most beautiful in the state. It’s a good place to live and a good place for politics.
Historical Notes: “In the 18th century, a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals stood where Athens is located today. “The university was founded in 1785 as the United States’ first state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” Read more here. “July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 633 acres (256 ha) from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. Milledge named the surrounding area Athens after the city that was home to the academy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece.” Read more.