IMPORTANT information for all Precinct Committeemen and -women! Action rrequired.

Every Precinct Committeeman and -woman is required to fill out this application to continue as active members of the D.E.C.!

It is manditory that each DEC member who is (or wishes to be) a Precinct Committeeperson file this form with the Polk County Supervisor of Elections by NOON (no later!), Friday, June 24, 2016.

Download the form here:
Candidate Oath Precinct Committeemen-women.pdf

This action is required for you to be an active voting member of the Polk County Democratic Executive Committee. For more information contact Ellis Moose, or 863-852-7294. Or call our office at 863-668-7199 or email

Or the contact the Polk Co. Supervisor of Elections office at 863-534-5888.

Polk County Pride Proclamation - 2016

Polk County Pride Proclamation - 2016

Polk Co. Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida - June meeting - East

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
DEC Office
651 East Main St., In the OK Arcade-Suite C, Haines City

We will be organizing to support Democratic candidates in the 2016 election.
Polk County Chapter of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida

José Garcia, President
(516) 319-4118 –

Polk County Democratic Black Caucus June Meeting

Monday, June 20, at 6:30p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. "S" NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

You won't want to miss this very important meeting. We will be hearing from Polk County Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards who will be answering any and all questions pertaining to the mailing of  new voter registration cards, newly court-ordered Congressional districts and any other concerns that you may have.

We will also announce upcoming events and discuss our game plan for August 30th and November 8th elections.

Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:

Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus — June Is Pride Month

Saturday, June 18 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Polk Pride in the Park (Festival) in Downtown Lakeland

Come out and help us celebrate our diversity. We have two booths reserved with one for Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus and the one next to us will be occupied by Polk County Voters Registration. We have several of our Democratic candidates who will base their campaigns from our booth and it promises to be a festive and fun atmosphere — so come out and spend the day with us!


Thanks so much members, you are the greatest and hope to see everyone this Saturday.

The Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all our brothers and sisters in Orlando that have been touched by this act of hatred. Our hearts are broken. We offer thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of those that have died and those suffering in the hospital. We stand with you and for you. We will not forget you. We celebrate your lives.

Polk Pride is celebrated this week in Polk County, Florida, and it will now take on a different atmosphere. Hopefully, not a somber one, but one that will celebrate the lives lost. Celebrate for them and ourselves, that we continue to make this a more understanding country. It is my hope that this event will not become more of a political issue, but one that will bring us together. A country where we love more, judge less and understand just how much we all mean to each other. God Bless America and God’s speed to our brothers and sisters in Orlando.

Woody Wilbanks, President
Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County

Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County will not conduct a meeting this month. This is Pride Month in Polk County and we celebrate and work events to share the Rainbow Ridge Caucus with as many people as possible. Once again Rainbow Ridge will have a huge presence at the Pride Fest in Downtown Lakeland on Saturday, June 18th, 2016. Please come by and say hello.

We will have our next regularly scheduled meeting July 19th, 2016.

Mr. Abe Otto has graciously secured our meeting sites through the beginning of the year 2017. They are listed below, so that all can plan accordingly.

July 19th, at Village Inn,
3770 Lakeside Village Ct. Lakeland
August 16th at Champino's Italian Restaurant,
6617 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland
September 20th at West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant,
2215 South Combee Road, Lakeland
October 18th at Spice Thai and Sushi,
3895 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
November 15th at Village Inn,
3770 Lakeside Village Ct. Lakeland
December, No Meeting
January 17th, 2017, at Champino's Italian Restaurant,
6617 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland

Also, thanks to all who have served our country and may all have a Happy Memorial Day. We hope to see everyone in the coming months.

Woody Wilbanks, President
Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Polk County

The Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club - June 28th Meeting

Tuesday, June 28th at 7 p.m.
Room 1 of the Chain of Lakes Complex,

210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven. 

Members are encouraged to suggest additions to the agenda to the Chair below.                                 

For more information please call Debbie Ogzewalla at 863-207-2464, or Paul Anderson at 863-965-8241.

Or contact Debbie Ogzewalla at

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Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL


We have expanded
our office space due
to the needs of our
outstanding candidates
and the number
of volunteers that
are helping us register
new voters and
sign them up for
Vote By Mail!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Please donate or volunteer today.

Polk County
Democratic Office

11am to 3pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday through Monday by appointment

Inside the OK Arcade,
Across from City Hall
651 East Main Street, Suite 10-C,
Haines City, FL 33844

(863) 668-7199

Office Manager:
Ruth Ann Eaddy

D.E.C. Chairman:
Ellis Moose, III

Lakeland Democratic Club - July Meeting

Thursday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

For more information, contact:
Ricky Shirah, president, at (863) 937-8944 or

DWC East Polk Ridge July Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, noon to 1:30 p.m. 
Site TBA

It is important that all members attend this meeting so that we have a quorum for voting on some issues of importance.
Karen Welzel

FDP Announces 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegation

2016 DNC Philadelphia
The Florida Democratic Party has announced the finalized 2016 Democratic National Convention delegation. Following the completion of today
’s delegate selection process, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant made the following statement: 

“We’re thrilled to announce that after record-breaking turnout we have completed our delegate selection process for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. I want to thank each and every Democrat who participated in this process and helped make it an incredible success. Florida Democrats are fired up and ready to take on Donald Trump and the Florida Republicans who have rushed to embrace his brand of bigotry and xenophobia.”

For a complete list of delegates go to:

The only delegate selected from Polk County is DEC Chairman Ellis Moose, III, of Poinciana.

NDP Selects Philadelphia to Host 2015 Convention

We're ready to elect another Democrat as the 45th President of the United States in 2016, and today we're taking a big step on our path toward doing that.

After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I'm pleased to announce that we'll nominate the next President of the United States in Philadelphia -- the City of Brotherly Love.

We're going to have a great time together come July 2016 in Philadelphia -- and many more details are coming soon. But there's plenty of work for us to do before we reach Philadelphia, and Democrats will need your help to keep the White House blue.

So if you're committed to electing the Democrat we'll nominate next July, then add your name here and I'll make sure you stay in the loop:

See you in Philadelphia!


Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee

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