Manatee County Democratic Party

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We're having a Party

This is our monthly membership meeting.  All Democrats are welcome.

But, we'll be skipping the usual business activity to watch as results come in.   

Please let us know if you're planning to be there.

Coming Up

Aug 22 - Meet & Greet - Candidate David Shapiro

5:30 p.m. in Palmetto

Aug 23 - Democratic Black Caucus Meeting

6:00 p.m. at Democratic HQ

Aug 24 - Meet the Candidate - Liv Coleman

4:00 pm in Lakewood Ranch

In Case You Missed It

Liv Coleman on ABC Sarasota 7@7 News

Our Democratic candidate for State House District 73, joins Alan Cohn's political panel.

James T. Golden on ABC Sarasota 7@7 News

 Our Democratic candidate for Manatee County School Board in District 5, joins Alan Cohn's political panel. 

Tiger Bay Candidate Forum

Liv Coleman and her Republican opponent, Tommy Gregory, spoke at the Manatee County Tiger Bay luncheon on Thursday.

Democratic Gubernatorial Debates

June 11 - Miramar

July 18 - Fort Myers

August 2 - Palm Beach

I Will Vote


Learn more about the Democratic candidates' 

background and qualifications, as well as their vision 

for the future, from their Web sites and Facebook pages.

Vote By Mail

 Skip the line and vote in the convenience of your home.  

Choose your own Election day

Need to Know

" . . . burdensome regulations"

 South Florida is once again seeing  "poisonous, smelly, noxious algae that has covered freshwater spots inland, and turned into a deadly red tide on more than 100 miles of Florida coastline.  And no one is more responsible than Governor Rick Scott.  In 2011, even before he was sworn in, he was complaining about clean water standards imposed by the EPA, and asking that Florida be spared from burdensome regulations.’’ 

By 2014 the Governor had "bulldozed a record of environmental protectionthat his Republican and Democratic predecessors spent decades building. He weakened the enforcement of environmental laws and . . . simultaneously made it easier for the biggest polluters to degrade the state's natural resources."  

In fact, in 2018 both the Governor and the Republican legislature have compiled an abysmal record  that only voters can change

Florida Constitution Amendments

Florida voters are looking for information on the 13 proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution that will be on the November ballot.   A good place to learn more is Ballotpedia:

Or find thorough, up-to-date information on each Amendment from the League of Women Voters: