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SPLC Action Fund Endorses J.D. Rice for Mayor of Valdosta

ATLANTA – The SPLC Action Fund today endorsed J.D. Rice for mayor of Valdosta, Georgia. Rice served for nearly two decades as Valdosta Fire Chief.

“We are proud to endorse J.D. Rice in his run for Mayor of Valdosta,” said Madison Hollon, program manager of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “J.D. has demonstrated his commitment to the citizens of Valdosta through his tenure with the fire department and his advocacy for progressive change.”

The SPLC Action Fund is focused on lifting up communities of color, particularly in the Deep South, who to often face systemic oppression, poverty and structural racism. To overcome these injustices, the organization is committed to reimagining the political, economic and social systems that sustain them to create a world where all people can thrive.

In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share its commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.


About the SPLC Action Fund 

SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit