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.

The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee (ACCDC) is the official local organizing body of the Democratic Party of Georgia. The ACCDC traditionally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. The meetings are open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

ACC Democratic Committee Members

The ACCDC comprises seventy voting members and an unlimited number of party members. Voting members are elected to four-year terms with half of the voting membership up for election every two years. Athens residents may submit a self-nomination form if interested in joining the Committee.

You may view the current ACCDC roster here.

ACCDC Committees

We also maintain six standing subcommittees: Candidate Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Fundraising, Membership and Affirmative Action, and Special Projects. All Athens Democrats are invited to join a subcommittee. 

ACCDC Executive Committee

The ACCDC Executive Committee serves as the leadership for the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee.

Chair – Tim Denson
Secretary – Adam Shirley
Treasurer – Jim Taflinger
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 Platform – Jesse Houle
Vice Chair for Special Projects – Jesse Evans
Immediate Past Chair – Russell Edwards
Emeritus Past Chair – John Jeffreys
Board of Elections Liaison – Rocky Raffle

2022 ACCDC Platform

We have released of our 2022 Local ACCDC Platform. Reach out to Platform Vice Chair Jesse Houle at if you wish to serve on the Platform committee or offer input. You can view the current 2022 ACCDC Platform here.