Resolutions. Hmmm…. Last New Year I didn’t consider making resolutions. Yet some time in early Spring I resolved to make a difference in the lives of those living in Southeastern Georgia. It is not that I wasn’t aware of the need for change before. Au contraire. I was waiting for someone else to do it. I already did what I thought was the acceptable methods to promote change. I wrote letters and emails and signed petitions and spoke out against racism and inequality. In return, …Read More »
Savannah’s Lesli Messinger Wins Democratic Primary
Mounts Bid to Restore Coastal Georgia to Democrats
SAVANNAH, AUGUST 1 –– As ballots were being certified by the Georgia Board of Elections, media outlets including Associated Press, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Fox News Network and WSAV-TV in Savannah called the Democratic Primary race for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in favor of Savannah businesswoman Lesli Messinger.
The race was called at approximately 11:10 p.m., said Messinger’s Press Secretary, Deborah Dewberry.
With 91.9 percent of votes counted in 15 of the most populous 17 coastal …Read More »
DEMOCRAT LESLI MESSINGER SEEKS TO END 20 YEARS OF REPUBLICAN DOMINATION IN GEORGIA’S COASTAL 1ST DISTRICT
SAVANNAH, July 18 — It’s a particularly difficult challenge to unseat an incumbent, and harder still for a Democrat in a Congressional District that’s been Republican-ruled for 20 years.
If the Democratic hopeful happens to be a woman, facing off against a very entrenched and powerful man, many a political strategist might counsel, ”be prepared to lose.”
But Georgia Democrat Lesli Messinger is determined to run for Congress, and win.
“There’s too much at stake for Democrats …Read More »
Savannah, July 7 — Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger has been endorsed by Rep. Pedro Marin (District 96). The Democratic leader is the highest ranking Latino Democrat in the state of Georgia.
“I am pleased to endorse Lesli Messinger for Georgia’s District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Marin told a Democratic Party gathering. “I believe we …Read More »
Savannah, July 6th 2012 – Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger attended the Bring Jobs Home Action today, sponsored by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council and Jobs For Georgians.
The event took place this morning at the corner of President St. and Kerr-McGee road in Savannah, where the Aire Liquide plant had been sited before …Read More »
Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st District congressional seat, Lesli Messinger, held her candidate launch event, “Smokin’ on the 30th’ last Saturday at the Xtra Klean Detailing Salon at Montgomery and Henry Streets in Savannah. Hundreds came out to show their support for the candidate, including State Rep. Lester Jackson and State Democratic Party representative Miguel Comacho. “While the temperature exceeded 102 degrees our turn-out of support was incredible,” Messinger said. ”I had the chance to meet and speak with nearly 350 residents involved in Savannah …Read More »
Leslie Messinger Receives Official Endorsement of 2008 1st Congressional District Candidate Bill Gillespie
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Democratic contender for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli R. Messinger has received the official endorsement of Savannah “progressive” Democrat Bill Gillespie, a 23-year U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and retired in 2007 as a Lt. Colonel.
Gillespie offered Messinger his endorsement on Wednesday, June 13th, by a telephone call to her campaign manager. Gillespie ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket in 2008 against Kingston, winning 83,444 or 33.5 percent of the vote in the general election.
“We are extremely grateful, and proud, …Read More »
Free Food, Cold Drinks and Music
Savannah – Candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger will launch her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives and sponsor a community barbecue on Saturday, June 30th.
The event, “Smokin’ on the 30th” will be at the Xtra Klean Detailing Salon, at 1501 Montgomery Street, at the corner of Montgomery and West 31st St., one block east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The celebration kicks off at 12:30, rain or shine. Local D.J. Curtis Victor Cooper will spin music, …Read More »
1st District Candidate for U.S. House Lesli Messinger Voices Position on Quitman 10 + 2 and Voter Suppression by Republican- Dominant Government
1st District Candidate for U.S. House Lesli Messinger Voices Position on Quitman 10 + 2 and Voter Suppression by Republican-Dominant Government
Messinger supports African American legislators’ call for Democrats to change unfair balance of Republican-dominant representation. She also will work to promote voter outreach in minority communities and fairer distribution of education funding to black communities, colleges and school districts.
Savannah – Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger has voiced her support of African American legislators trying to change passive voter suppression they claim …Read More »
Democrat candidate for the 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger began meeting with local Democrats in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District this week. Thursday, Messinger met members of the public at a meet and greet at the Bean Coffee House after attending the opening press conference of the Annual Summer Convention of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) at the Gilbert Civil Rights …Read More »