The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee is committed to making Athens, Georgia an even better and more equitable place to live. We do this by electing officials who believe in compassion, putting people first and in equal rights and opportunity for all.

ACCDC Executive Committee 2023-2024

Chair: Tim Denson
Secretary: Adam Shirley
Treasurer: Jim Taflinger
Liaison to the County Board of Elections: Rocky Raffle
Vice Chair for Affirmative Action: Mokah Jasmine Johnson
Vice Chair for Candidate Development: Shellby Branch
Vice Chair for Communications: Courtney Khail
Vice Chair for Community Engagement: Julius Richie
Vice Chair for Fundraising: Dan Lorentz
Vice Chair for Membership: Angela Greene
Vice Chair for Legislative Policy: Jesse Evans
Vice Chair for Platform: Jesse Houle

We want to especially thank every member of our previous Executive Committee and for everyone who stepped forward to run in the incredibly close Dec. 15 Election.

We are hoping members will step forward before the January 26 6pm meeting for consideration for the two vacant positions. Per our bylaws, that election will follow the same procedure we just completed: there will be a call for an election, candidates must self-nominate by emailing Chair Denson not later than 10 days before that election, only post-holding members can elect, etc.

ACC Democrats’ Campaign to Forgive Medical Debt

For every $1 donated, $100 of local people’s medical debt was to be forgiven through our campaign with ‘RIP Medical Debt.’ From February to November, the $5,875 the ACCDC has raised was expected to forgive $587,500 of medical debt from our neighbors. Instead, our donations stretched and we were able to abolish $1,549,990 of debt in GA-District10. Letters to people whose debt is forgiven will be sent before Christmas and we will receive a report of the impact we had in our community. Press release coming this week.

Hard Work, Hard Won!

Our Platform

Check out our official 2022 Platform!

Seven ways to get involved:

The ACC Democratic Committee is made up of Athens residents just like you who share our progressive values. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Attend the Monthly ACCDC Meetings

We welcome prospective members at our meetings — please join us sometime! Our regular meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 pm, and we make Facebook events for each one.

Attend Mayor and Commission Meetings

Republicans are showing up heavily at these meetings and we need you to make a public comment supporting positive local policies at the Voting Meeting and Agenda Setting Meeting

  • Regular Session voting meetings normally take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month 
  • Agenda Setting Session meetings normally take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (comments only on agenda items)

Become an ACC Dem!

Stand with the Athens-Clarke County Democrats by joining the team here.

Become a Member of the ACC Democratic Executive Committee

Nominate yourself to join the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee by emailing

Join a subcommittee

Where the rubber meets the road. Our subcommittees do the real work of the ACC Democrats — and you can help them.

Run for office!

Government, especially at the local level, is made up of people just like you who decided to step up and run for office. If you think public service might be for you, let us know! We can help train you and your campaign staff to run for office and win — Email Candidate Development Vice Chair Shellby Branch at

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