Democratic Gala Keynote Speaker Announced!

Michael Blake, Vice Chair of the DNC Since 2017

- New York State Assembly member (79th District)

- He has a winning track record of directing political campaign organizations.

- He became a member of President' Obama's White House staff in 2009 as Associate Director of Public Engagement and Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

- He brings vitality to our podium and articulates an exciting Democratic message that you will want to hear!

Exciting speakers, first class silent and live auctions

Our Most Important Fundraiser


Saturday, April 13

Grove Ballroom 

(formerly Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill)

10670 Boardwalk Loop

Main Street, Lakewood Ranch

Cocktails 6 pm        Dinner 7 pm

Valet parking available

Bruschetta Chicken or Tuscan Vegetable Pasta

Signature Cash Bar

Reserve Now


$100/person, $65/student, $950/table of 10 

($3 Service fee added for online payments)

Contact: Lucy Lapides,, 941-704-5975


Election law requires us to record and submit to the Supervisor of Elections, name, mailing address and occupation for all forms of payment received. 

Reserve Online Now

Reserve by Mail


To pay by mail, complete the reservation form and send with a check to: 

Manatee County Democratic Party

PO Box 110596

Bradenton, FL 34211

Print Reservation Form

Sponsorship and Program Book


Be a Blue Sponsor

Cobalt: $5,000      Sapphire: $2,500       Turquoise: $1,000      Aquamarine: $500

You may contribute on our DONATE Page or download and mail the form below.

Contact Lucy Lapides at, 941-704-5975

Program Book Ads

Inside Cover: $250  

Full Page: $150 (8 1/2" x 5 1/2")

Half Page: $85 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Contact Barbara Hyde,, 202-550-8959

Online Reservations and Program Book

Mail-in dinner reservation, program book and donation form