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Marcus to speak at new PAC's first event

Gwinnett's movers and shakers have formed a new political action committee.

Julianne Thompson, the county planning commissioner and Republican political activist, announced the formation of the Lincoln Club of Georgia, which was registered with the state in June.

"This organization is not only a political action committe, but will be the premier business-friendly membership organization in the state, actively engaged as a powerful advocate and financial supporter of fiscally responsible candidates and pro-taxpayer causes throughout Georgia," said Thompson, the PAC chairwoman. "We are committed to making our economy stronger and invite like minded individuals to join us."

Officials will host a membership luncheon Sept. 17 featuring Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus.

"We are honored to have Bernie Marcus as our speaker at our premier event," Thompson said. "He is an American success story, and represents the kind of professionalism, strong work ethic and commitment to American values that our club hopes to promote here in Georgia."

Other PAC officers include: attorney Mike Sullivan, first vice chairman of elections and candidate endorsements; Mike Royal, vice chairman of membership; Buzz Brockway, vice chairman of legislative issues; Joan Zellner, treasurer; and Peg Murray, secretary.

For more information about the event, which will be held at the 1818 Club, e-mail Murray at pegmurray@bellsouth.net.

More information about the organization can be found at www.lincolnclubofga.org.

Politics seminar

The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County is gearing up for the 2008 election season with a political awareness seminar to be held Saturday.

At the event, which is co-hosted by the Black Chamber of Commerce, the Black Bar Association, NAACP, Black Republican Party, Gwinnett Human Relations Commission and 40 black churches, participants can learn about the voter registration process, qualifying to become a candidate and other key election information.

As well as talks by former Norcross Councilman Craig Newton and Rep. Melvin Everson, who was the first black Republican to win a contested election, members of the GOP and Democratic parties will give presentations.

For more information on the event, which will be held at 9 a.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, call society president Robbie Susan Moore at 770-963-9356.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.