Dublin, Georgia may be the state’s “Emerald City” and it may be equal distance between Atlanta and Savannah, but as of Saturday it will also be known for its native son, Du Bose Porter, the new Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. He won with 62% of the vote after a rousing nomination by Atlanta’s own Georgia House Minority Leader Stacy Abrams.
Porter has years of political experience, he has worked for US Senator Sam Nunn and served as Leader of the Democratic Caucus of the Georgia House of Representatives. No mere politician he brings business acumen, negotiating skills, compassion and experience working with leaders of Georgia’s diverse leadership. He’s tough and kind. Smart and caring. Willing to listen and ever mindful that in the end a decision must be made.
Porter is just what we Democrats need to pull us together, to challenge us to get our act together, to chart a new course for the Party and the millions of Georgians who need more than rhetoric and promises. With Porter we’ll get a plan of action, a leader who can access and execute. A chairman who respects our history and cherishes our diversity. Cheers and congratulations to Porter.