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.

Lakeland Democratic Club - June Meeting

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Guest speaker will be Billy Townsend, candidate for Polk County School Board, District 1.
For more information, contact:
Ricky Shirah, president, at (863) 937-8944 or electshirah@gmail.com

Voter Service Training - June 7

Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Larry Jackson Branch Library
1700 North Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL
Get involved in the League's most important mission!
• Learn how to conduct Forums
• Become part of Speakers Bureau for Amendments
• Become certified to Register Voters

Please RSVP Sue Schultz by email: sueschultz1@verizon.net or by phone: 863-646-4634

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Polk County Democrats are Working for YOU!Our strength derives from our diversity. Polk County Democrats believe in a strong sense of community.
We are working to improve the lives of everyone who lives in our county, state and nation by promoting issues and candidates that provide for the common good of all people.

For a complete CALENDAR of Polk County Democratic Events, click here.

Get a copy of our Polk County Democrats PAMPHLET, click here.

For a copy of our quarterly NEWSLETTER for registerd Polk County voters, click here.


On Monday, June 13th at 6:15 p.m.
Polk County Commissioners' Bldg.
Third Floor Lounge
330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL

Fetured guests will be:

Debra Wrght, our candidate for State Senate Distrct 22
Lori Edwards, Polk Co. Supervisor of Elections
Billy Townsend, candidate for Polk Schoolboard Dist. 1

We will be beginning the process of recertifying EACH of our Precinct Leaders as required by law!
IF you are a Precicnt Committeeman or -woman, please make every effort to attend this meeting!

Many thanks to the candidates and public who atteneded our Open House in Haines City on May 9th.

Attendees included: Valleri Crabtree (CD9), Susannah Randolph (CD9), Dr. Dina Minning (CD9), Jim Lange (CD15), April Freeman (CD17), Victor Sims, (FLH39),  Robert Doyel (FLH41), Dr. Benny Valentin (FLH42), David Poulin (FLH56). Representatives from Cong. Alan Grayson’s US Senate campaign and FL Sen. Darren Soto’s US CD9 campaign also attended.

Non-partisan candidates for Polk Co. School Board, Ronnie Clark and Dr. Tim James, as well as Candidate for Public Defender, Tonya Stewart, also spoke to the crowd of enthusiastic Democrats.

AND — We introduced our newest candidate, Debra Wright, who will be running for the FL Senate seat currently held by Sen. Kelli Stargel (FLS22)!

We welcomed numerous elected Democrats, Democratic Executive Committee officials, clubs and caucuses presidents and members. Many members of the public attended to meet the candidates and officials in person.

For more information contact Ellis Moose, ChairPolkDEC@SolivitaDemocrats.org or 863-852-7294. Or PolkCountyDemocrats@gmail.com.

Watch our Web site and Facebook page for more information. Follow us on Twitter @polkdec

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

Agenda items to be discussed include:
• a short business meeting
• an open discussion of the 2016 Election
• Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
• upcoming fundraising activities for our Caucus

Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:

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 – TopCop@earthlink.net

Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus June Is Pride Month

Tuesday, June 21 – All Day
Pride Fest in Downtown Lakeland

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 DebbieWinterHaven@gmail.com.

Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL


Interior of new space, June 1,2015

Proud To Be A Democrat

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!

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

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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We have lost one of our most loyal and cheerful Democratic soldiers

Dear Democrat,

Chris Mangini died May 17. Chris served our Democratic Executive Committee as chair of the membership & credentials committee. She will be deeply missed, both for the hard work she did for the Polk DEC and all Democrats, and for her effervescent personality and friendship.

She also demonstrated her love for the people in her community by working at Habitat for Humanity in Kissimmee. She often volunteered in our Haines City Democratic office, too.

Chris is survived by family in the Philadelphia area.

More details will be announced as they become available.

With a heavy hearts…


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