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29 August 2013

Fmr #GaDems Staffer Hired as Forest Park Elections Chief After Predecessor Deemed Too Political

A former staff member for the Georgia Democratic Party is now the elections superintendent for the city of Forest Park.

The Clayton News-Daily reports Charity Woods was named Forest Park's elections chief after the city council fired former elections superintendent Darnell Moorer for being "too political" [Jefcoats, Kathy (27 August 2013). New elections head takes over in Forest Park. Clayton News-Daily. Retrieved on 29 August 2013.].

Darnell Moorer, for his part, told the Clayton News-Daily that Forest Park's city council was being influenced by outside groups, including Clayton County Democratic Party Chairman Kevin Thomas.

(Newly hired Forest Park Elections Superintendent Charity Woods [third from left] pictured with former Georgia Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon, and other Democratic Party officers and staff. Image courtesy Terence Dicks.)
Woods, who is pictured right with Assistant House Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D - South Carolina), was once Development Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia. According to Woods' biography at Public Affairs Consulting & Solutions, LLC, where she is listed as a partner, Woods was "responsible for creating and implementing statewide political and community outreach strategies, field plans and communication plans. In conjunction with this work, Woods also managed and/or fundraised for numerous local and state political campaigns."

In 2006, Woods was deputy finance director for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Taylor.