As of the time Gabe Okoye emerged as party chairman in 2016, Gwinnett was a Republican stronghold, with only five of the 25 elected officials in the county being Democrats.
However, the tide turned when he led the party into the 2018 mid-term elections and recorded historic wins.
They captured 13 elected offices, including the majority of Gwinnett seats in the Georgia state legislature, from the Republicans, who currently hold just 7 positions.
The Democratics swept the two county commission seats that were up for grabs and also took one of the two School Board seats contested for.
In addition, the Democrats reclaimed the office of the Solicitor General of the county after decades in the hands of the Republicans.
“Under my leadership of the party, we elected the first black commissioner, first black school board member, and also the first black Solicitor-General of the county in its 200-year history as of 2018.
“The Democratic Party also produced the first black state judge from this county under my watch,” Okoye told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
In recognition of these historic achievements in Gwinnett, the Georgia House of Representatives in Resolution 313 of 2019, designated Nov. 6 of that year as Gabe Okoye Leadership Day.
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