Our Party

Our Mission

The Manatee County Democratic Party works to promote Democratic issues at the local, state and federal level.  We are volunteers who work to increase Democratic voter registration and help Democratic candidates win elections in Manatee County.  We fundraise, develop our voting precincts, and support initiatives that further our values.

We actively support diversity; and we are a party that is greatly concerned about students, seniors, health care, the environment, civil rights, labor and main street businesses.


How We Are Organized

We are a local extension of the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee.  We consist of volunteers and all interested Democrats, including you!  Come to any of our open meetings, share your ideas and make a difference.

The Democratic Executive Committee provides direction to our organization, sponsors a wide range of intiatives and events, and has monthly meetings at headquarters.  Check the Events Calendar for dates and times.

More About Local Leadership

Clubs and Caucuses

The Manatee County Democratic Party charters Democratic clubs at various locations in the county.  The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) charters the Black Caucus and the LGTBA Caucus in Manatee County.  FDP also recognizes the Democratic Women's Club and the Young Democrats.  Each club/caucus holds monthly meetings, takes political action initiatives and sponsors events in support of the Democratic Party in Manatee County.

To find out more, contact a club or caucus and look for their meeting in our Events Calendar.

Contact a club or caucus

Our Values

Catch the Blue Wave of Progress!

Manatee County Democrats are wonderfully diverse and inclusive.  What unites us is our grassroots efforts and the conviction that the values held by the Democratic Party make our lives, Manatee County, Florida and America better!

Democratic Values (We Care) (pdf)


Issues We Support (pdf)


2016 DNC Platform (pdf)


Manatee County Democratic Party Strategic Plan

There's much to do to help get Democratic candidates elected.  This Strategic Plan is a guideline and a work-in-progress. 

Democratic Executive Committee Officers


Sheryl Wilson


State Committeewoman

Cornelle Maxfield


State Committeeman

Reverend James T. Golden


Recording Secretary


Precinct Chair

Communications Coordinator

Fundraising Chair

Events Chair

Joycene Harwood


Federal Treasurer

Robin Sathan