Political Notebook: Several locals on McCain's Georgians of Faith committee

Lots of Gwinnettians made the list of Georgians of Faith for the McCain-Palin campaign.

According to a press release sent this weekend, the grassroots organization is spreading the GOP presidential nominee's "message of peace and prosperity" throughout the state.

The locals working on the committee include Chris Accardy of Buford, Kelly Ally of Braselton, Judy Bailey of Lawrenceville, Nancy Buffolino of Suwanee, Sandy Case of Duluth, Edith Clark of Suwanee, Ken and Judy Craft of Norcross, Bridget Dandaraw of Lawrenceville, Roger Deaton of Lawrenceville, Debbie Ellis-Dooley of Dacula, Paula Foil of Winder, Kathy Hildebrand of Snellville, Ben Hughes of Snellville, Paul and Dana Littleton of Dacula, Rose Magoon of Snellville, Rosanne Marshall of Lilburn, Randy and Melinda Miller of Norcross, Pat and Judy Quigley of Duluth, Ben Satterfield of Dacula, Mike and Kathy Siegle of Norcross, Don Stone of Lilburn, Raymund Taire of Lawrenceville, Mindy Tsinajinnie of Lilburn, Buel Warden of Lawrenceville and Sandy Zanni of Duluth.

Denise Varenhorst, the Suwanee woman who is president of the Conservative Republican Women of Gwinnett, and Gregory Howard of Lawrenceville, who heads the Gwinnett GOP, were also on the list.

"I have not seen this much excitement for a presidential race in many years," said Sadie Fields, who is chairing the Georgians of Faith committee. "John McCain brings a service of sacrifice to this country. Having been a prisoner of war for over five years, the senator has been tested and tried in the most difficult of circumstances, and is more than ready to be the commander in chief of this great country. The addition of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee gives all Georgians - indeed all Americans - a ticket we can get behind with enthusiasm. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are more than ready to lead this country with strength and conviction during the challenges we face in an uncertain world."

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

Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.