The Manatee County Democratic Party works to get Democrats elected and promote Democratic values.
We actively support diversity and inclusion. We are a party that fights hard for students, seniors, health care, the environment, civil rights, labor and main street businesses.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. Become engaged and get involved. See what you can do to help build Manatee better.
Equality - Justice - Fairness
Good paying jobs....Quality public education....Protecting our environment.... Clean energy....Common sense gun reform....Reproductive rights....Affordable health care....Guaranteeing rights for all Americans....Protecting Social Security and Medicare.....Voter protection....Sensible immigration reform....Supporting military veterans and families
We are a local extension of the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee.
The Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is the business side of the Party. Ideally, it is comprised of at least one Committeeman and one Committeewoman from each precinct. DEC members can serve as Precinct Captains who do voter outreach or they can serve in another volunteer capacity. You don't have to be a DEC member to volunteer and be actively involved in the Party. We welcome all Democrats who want to get involved or lend a hand.
Chris Wetherington, Chair
Glenn Pearson, Vice Chair
Bev Pannee, Secretary
Tina Shope, Treasurer
Florence Shelton-Clark, State Committeewoman
Rev. James Golden, State Committeeman
Candidate Support, Karen Curlin and Liv Coleman
Communications, Wil Clapper
Data Team, George Rahal
Diversity and Inclusion, Susie Copeland
Finance Team, Tina Shope
Fundraising and Special Projects, Robin Sathan
Community Action, Nancy Hughes
Office Operations, Edie Williams
Volunteer Coordination, Ken Handelman
Field Coordination, Phyllis Myers
Voter Registration, Bev Pannee (Interim)
District 1 Precinct Coordinator, Chris Wetherington
District 2 Precinct Coordinator, Kathern Groulx and Evelyn Almodovar
District 3 Precinct Coordinators, Tim and Kate Eiseler
District 4 Precinct Coordinator, TBA
District 5 Precinct Coordinators, Rob and Lisa Usher