Release: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Committee Selects Democratic Presidential Candidates to Appear on 2016 Primary Ballot
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia convened to select which presidential candidates will appear on the 2016 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Georgia is the first state in the nation to select its Democratic candidates to appear on the ballot.
In a process laid out by Georgia law and guidelines by the Democratic National Committee, the Executive Committee selected the following candidates to appear on the ballot—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, law professor Larry Lessig, Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, and attorney Michael Steinberg.
Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement after the Executive Committee meeting—“Georgia Democrats look forward to a robust primary that has already brought out the best of our Party. We’ve seen our candidates address the issues that matter most to Georgians—pay equity, raising the minimum wage, access to affordable healthcare, expanded access to the ballot box, and an economy that works for everyone.”
The Executive Committee has until December 1, 2015 to send the Secretary of State the names of candidates to appear on the ballot. Georgia’s Presidential Primary will be held March 1, 2015.