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29 May 2013

ResignationWatch: Who are the Members of the Georgia Democratic Party Executive Committee?

Georgia Unfiltered resignation watch now enters its fifth day.

Georgia Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon remains in office. But there are eight days until the 6 June state Democratic executive committee meeting, where Democratic National Committee member David Worley says he'll ask the executive committee to recommend the removal of Mike Berlon from office by the entire Georgia state Democratic committee.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) calls 6 June 2013 "decision day for Mike Berlon."

Berlon either resigns or, as the AJC says, the Democratic Party of Georgia executive committee decides his fate.

There is a process to removing Mike Berlon from office. I outlined the Democrats' removal process earlier this week. This process begins with the Georgia Democratic Party executive committee.

So, who's on this executive committee? The answer to that question can be found in the Charter of the Democratic Party of Georgia:

Membership of Executive Committee shall be comprised of the following persons: Officers of the State Party, State Constitutional elected officials (if Democrats), elected federal officials (if Democrats), Congressional District Chairs, the members of the Georgia Delegation to the Democratic National Committee, a Democratic member from each House of the General Assembly appointed by the Chairs of the Democratic Caucus of each House of the General Assembly, the President of the Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs, the President of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women, the President of the Georgia Council of Democratic Women, the President of the Young Democrats of Georgia, an elected member of a municipal governing body, and an elected member of a county governing body both appointed by the State Chair, the Chair of the County Affairs Committee, the Chair of the Affirmative Action Committee, and three (3) additional members appointed by the Chair.

Who are these people identified by Georgia Democratic Party rules? Let's start from the top and work our way down:
All told, there are forty-five members of the Georgia Democratic Party executive committee. Party rules say a quorum for the legal transaction of business is a "majority of the membership of the Executive Committee," or twenty-three committee members. A majority vote is required for passage of executive committee actions.