DuBose Porter Named State Democratic Chair | News
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Democrats have chosen former House Minority Leader DuBose Porter of Dublin as their next state chairman during a special election, as the state party looks to rebuild itself after recent fundraising challenges and ahead of major elections next year.
Porter defeated former state Sen. Doug Stoner of Cobb County and Rockdale County Tax Commissioner R.J. Hadley in a special election Saturday. About 250 members of the party's state committee cast ballots in the election during a meeting in Newnan.
Porter represented House District 143 in Laurens County until January 2011. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 2010. He is also the co-owner of the Dublin Courier-Herald newspaper.
In June, Mike Berlon stepped down as state chair, citing personal issues. The attorney had been reprimanded by the State Bar of Georgia, sued by a client and was on the defensive after the party reported weak fundraising ahead of the 2014 statewide and congressional elections.
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