Category Archives: events

Herb Green Picnic

I spent Saturday, May 5, with the Gwinnett Democratic Party at the Annual Herb Green picnic.

Herb Green was a long serving and hard working fellow labor leader and Democrat. He started his labor career after being employed in the Doraville General Motors plant in 1948 with the union’s collective bargaining committee. He was an international representative of the UAW of American and a longtime member of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party’s executive committee.  Every year the Gwinnett Democratic Party hosts a free picnic in his honor.  I am always happy to attend this event and act as the auctioneer for their auction!


Beth Moore, candidate for HD 95, me, Andrea Polk Stephenson, candidate for HD 104

Shelly Hutchinson candidate for HD 107 and her husband, me, on far right, Donald May candidate for BOE District 2 and his wife.

Donna McLeod, candidate for HD 105, me and Ethan Pham, candidate for Congress GA 7

National Education Ribbon Cutting

Here I am, hanging out with some good folks at the Ribbon Cutting & Open House for the National Education 20/20 Foundation. A $25 donation give a child in need an eye exam.

GA Rep Pedro Marin, Ronda Colvin-Leary & me

GA Rep Pedro Marin, me & Mike Mason

You are invited

You are invited

Join us for a fundraising reception Honoring our
”Chief Steward” in the Georgia House of Representatives


State Representative McClain has served the state of Georgia and its people as a beloved member of the Atlanta Falcons, the President of the Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council, as an Atlanta city employee with the Parks and Recreation Department for 19 years, and as the esteemed Representative from the 100th District in the Georgia Statehouse. State Representative McClain is a tireless champion for Georgia and its citizens.

Please make checks payable to: “Friends of Dewey McClain”
P.O. Box 1621
Lilburn, GA 30048

WHERE: Bullpen Rib House 735 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:30-8 pm
Call (404) 472-0028 for more information

Joining Donna McLeod

There was a packed house for the Donna McLeod’s campaign kickoff for House District 105 at Jays Caribbean Cuisine in Duluth on Saturday January 27, 2018.

Joining me in this photo from the left is  Rep Pedro Marin (HD-96) , Senator Nikema Williams, Donna McLeod and me.

Donna McLeod joins me in a photo.

Savannah State University

HBCU Day at the Capital for the Georgia Colleges.  Here I am with Savannah State University Alumni Beauty Baldwin and President Cheryl Dozier.  They gave a great presentation requesting  funds to renovate the Dr. Charles H. Herty Hall that was built in 1938 .

New Mayor For Atlanta

I had a great morning attending the Inaugural Interfaith Worship Service  for the 60th Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms.  She stated that she is thankful for all who attended and is looking forward to uniting the people of Atlanta.  I am looking forward to that as well.  Her Swearing was later in the day.

Atlanta forward … Georgia forward..

Swearing In

At the Capital for the Swearing in Ceremony for the 3 New Democratic House Members.  Teri Anulewicz of HD 42 is one of the new members next to me. Minority Whip Carolyn Hugley , Zahra Karinshak is a candidate for SD 48 and Rep. Sam Parks HD 101. A great event

Atlanta Gay Pride Parade 2017

I am missing the Falcons game as promised I would participate in the Gay Pride Parade.  I will always keep it 100 …for ALL!

Me with Tamara Johnson Shealey

Me with Cheryl Williams as “Miss Dawn Kee” and Steve Toggerson

Yours Truly

Unveiling of Martin Luther King Statue

Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Rep.  Calvin Smyre, Capitol Arts Standards Commission members and other dignitaries to unveil the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


• Gov. Nathan Deal
• First Lady Sandra Deal
• King family members
• Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
• Rep. Calvin Smyre,
• Chairman of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Statue Tribute Committee Capitol Arts NG:


Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m.


State Capitol Grounds
Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Capitol Avenue


For security purposes, only credentialed media will be permitted into the staging area at 9:30 a.m. All others are welcome to be seated with the general public.


Prior to the event, a livestream link will be made available for educators and the general public. A recording of the ceremony will be made available at the conclusion of the event.


See the map and information below regarding transportation and parking.


There will be street closures on Capitol Avenue from Memorial Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and on Mitchell Street from Washington Street to Capitol Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westbound traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be detoured onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Because parking will be limited, the general public is encouraged to ride MARTA to the Georgia State MARTA station. The station is a short walk on Piedmont Avenue to the unveiling location.


The Georgia Building Authority lot located at 445 Capitol Ave. is available for bus parking.