Julie Jordan's campaign for State House District 179 continues to break against conventional wisdom as the St. Simons Democrat fundraising prowess enables her to catch up with incumbent Republican state Rep. Don HoganContinue reading »
“As I look over all of the people here today, I want to let immigrants know that they are not alone,” said Julie Jordan, a member of Women’s Voices of Glynn County and a candidate for House District 179. “Thousands of people around the country at over 750 rallies that started just now when we did are speaking together with the same voice — a voice that has been deafening throughout the country in the last weeks proclaiming that separating children from their parents is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”Continue reading »
The party’s annual big-ticket fundraiser turned into a unity rally Thursday, as Democrats rallied behind candidates for top races and mocked Republicans who face a grueling nine-week runoff to hash out their nominees for governor and other key offices.
Democrat Stacey Abrams, the nominee for governor, sat a few feet from her one-time rival Stacey Evans. Other unsuccessful candidates worked the room, pledging to band behind the party’s nominees even as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp ready for a July 24 showdown.
Evans, who quickly endorsed Abrams after her defeat Tuesday, also appeared alongside the nominee at a luncheon organized by the WIN List advocacy group earlier Thursday. At the fundraiser, party chair DuBose Porter praised her for her party loyalty.
Jordan, running for state House District 179 opposing state incumbent Rep. Don Hogan, R-St. Simons Island, said she has been hearing the same rhetoric from politicians again and again, and hopes to secure more funding for education.Continue reading »
Jordan will run against incumbent Don Hogan for the House District 179 seat. She said she’s running to give voters a choice.
If elected, she said she’d focus on issues that are important to this area, including economic development, support for living wages, accessible early education and environmental protections.
“We have had local candidates that run continually unopposed for many many years,” Jordan said. “I feel like our voters need a choice. We need to have our voices heard, no matter what the issues. All the people in this district matter.”
St. Simons Island Democrat Julie Jordan reported raising more than $8,000 however, a prodigious amount considering the voting behavior of the district and the limited amount of time. While Hogan, her opponent, has more than double that number on hand — more than $17,200 — Jordan’s fundraising shows she may be able to go toe-to-toe with the incumbent on dollars as the campaign picks up pace.Continue reading »
Julie talks about some key issues that are part of her platform.Continue reading »
In vermilion-red Glynn County, Democrats running for higher office can be a rare sight indeed. However, in January, St. Simons Island resident Julie Ann Jordan filed for the Democratic nomination in state House District 179, a seat currently held by Rep. Don Hogan, R-St. Simons Island.Continue reading »