Here's how to support strong public education in our county!

Join us for this important meeting to create a caucus
supporting strong education in Polk County.

Support Strong Public Education in Polk County!

You are invited to attend Leadership Blue, June 7-9, in Orlando

We're honored to invite you to the Florida Democratic Party's annual Leadership Blue Gala & Conference!
Please join us from Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th when over 2,000 grassroots activists, elected officials, major donors, and political candidates will gather in Orlando for the Florida Democratic Party's marquee event of the year!
Click here to learn more, book your hotel room, or purchase dinner tickets.
With such a broad and talented field of presidential candidates, this year's program is sure to be one of the most exciting in years.
The weekend will be packed with free trainings and conferences on important topics like field operations, political fundraising, and more.
The highlight of the weekend is the dinner & gala on June 8th. Tickets are $270 each and are going fast, so don’t wait!

Purchase tickets here:
After you get your tickets, don't forget to book your hotel rooms here offered at our special discounted rates:
Below is the official invitation to our gala.
Please reach out to with any questions.
See you there!

Leadership Blue, Orlando, June 7-9, 2019

Lakeland Dems hosted a successful Cinco de Mayo party!

Lakeland Democratic Club hosted a Cinco de Mayo party on May 4, 2019

Thanks for making our party a great success!

About 150 Democrats packed the Health & Fitness Center at Lake Ashton on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Many thanks to hosts Kathie and Richard Sutherland, event chair Berine Warren, master of ceremonies Brandon "Brando" Nuckols, speakers Anna Eskanami and Rob Lorei, dance instructor Linda Stata, and DJ Eddie Rumba for helping make the evening so enjoyable!
(Photos by Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus President José Garcia.)

Polk County FL


Please download, print and sign each of these petitions...
...and join the ranks of voters who care about making positive changes one step at a time.  You can turn in your signed forms at any Democratic meetings or events, at the Polk Democratic office at the address below, or mail to the address on the petition. (Please only sign each of these petitions once and sign with the same name and signature as is on your voter registration)

Proposed Home Rule Charter Amendment - Initiated by a non-partisan, non-special interest group of grassroots supporters who believe that county commissioners should ONLY be elected by the voters IN THEIR DISTRICT.

Ban Assualt Weapons - Bump stocks have just been made illegal and its time for Florida Voters to take the next step and band Assualt Weapons.  Do we really need another massacre of students like the recent Parkland killings?

Medicaid Expansion - Sign this petition and help those who need critical medical care but can not afford it.  Many voters in other states have seen the wisdom in this expansion, let's bring Florida along.

Polk County Democratic Headquarters

Polk County Florida Democrats
Polk County Democrats Lakeland Office
1549 South Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801

Lakeland Office Hours

(863) 668-7199

Polk County DEC Chair:
Kathie Sutherland

Click here to see what Polk County Democrats stand for!

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

Polk County Establishes Enviornmental Caucus!

Congratulations to all of those who attended the meeting to establish this important caucus on Thursday, April 25 at Democratic Headquaters in Lakeland.

Polk County Enviornmental Caucus Officers elected April 25, 2019.
From left to right: Board member, Cindy Layner; Treasurer, Andrea Chapman; Secretary, Letisha Gonzalez;
Board member, Paul Anderson; Vice President, Brett Upthagrove; Chair/President, Len Olavessen.

A strong showing of concerned Polk County Demcrats turned out to help get the new caucus off to a strong start!

Members of the Polk County Democratic Enviornmental Caucus.

The caucus will hold future meetings at the Polk County Democratic Headquaters Office at
1549 S. Combee Road, Lakeland, on the fourth Thursday of each month
beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 23rd.

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By Catherine Price, Legislative Committee
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All events are listed on the events calendar

Polk County regular club and caucus meetings can be found by clicking here or
on the "FIND EVENTS" button.

See links to Municipal events in Polk County, FL


Click Here for links to Municipal Events in Polk County, FL.

Please send your group's event information and updates to

Polk County Young Dems Elect Board for 2019-2020

Congrats to the newly elected Leaders 2019-20
Polk Young Dems.

Polk Young Dems Elect Board for 2019-2020

Left to right: Ash Sahay, Non Board member; Andrew Thompson, Chief Counsel; Taylor Aguilera, Secretary;

Sebastean Vega, Communications Director; Johnny De Jesus, President; Emily Adams, Political Director;
Kaitlyn Swanbeck, Executive Vice President; Katie Smith, Director of Outreach; Mark Haver, Non Board member
Not shown: Josh Rivera, Treasurer; Morgan McDermott, VP of Operations

The new Cypress Lakes Democratic Club Announces Officers

A Very Big Welcome To Our Newest Democrats Club
Enthusiastic Cypress Lakes residents formed a new Democratic club March 12 for their north Lakeland community, electing a slate of officers and board members.  About 44 residents of the over-55 community had their first meeting to plan future monthly meetings and begin to turn Polk County blue. 

Organizational Meeting of the Cypress Lakes Democratic Club

Linda Talbot was named president, Betsy Chandler, vice president, Melodie Vohar, secretary and Sylvia Christian, treasurer. Board members will include John Frattinger, Mike Murray and Sharon WInston.  Mike Murray also agreed to serve as precinct captain for precinct 109.

Polk County Democratic Hispanic Caucus elects new officers

Congratulations to the new leadership of our Hispanic Caucus in Polk County!

2019 Officers of the PC-DHC
From left to right:
Jesse Peña (Secretary), Jeanette Ramires (Tresurer), Heddy Peña (Vice-President), and Cesar Ramires (President).

PC Progressive Democratic Caucus elects new board

Congratulations to the new officers and directors of the
Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus
elected on March 10, 2019 for two-year terms.

Polk County Progressive Democratic Caucus Board 2019-20

From left to right: Dorothy Schwartz, director; Janice Stapleton, treasurer;
Judy Haberek, director; José Garcia, president; Ellis Moose, vice president.
Not shown: Bill Quinlan, secretary; Dan Jones, director.

The new board and caucus members would like to thank the out-going board for all of their hard work and effort that went into organizing our caucus and making it the success it is today.
Thank you to OnDrew Hartigan, past president; Mauria Roche, past secretary;
Colter Roche, past diretor.
And a special appreciation goes to Jim Roche, who chaired our outstanding
Progressive Candidate Forum last fall.

Polk County DEC to elect new secretary

Due to the resignation of Kala Tedder, the Polk County DEC
is seeking a new secretary.
If you are interested in the position, please contact any member of the board.
Find their contact information at the link below.




Your Polk County Democratic Party is working very hard to elect more Democrats. 
We have a number of projects to achieve this goal, such as our Blue Wave Cool Bus,
plus we NEED DONATIONS to cover the printing, postage and on-going office expenses.
We are not going away! We are working on 2019 Municipal Elections now! 
Time is short!  Please donate whatever you can today!

The Polk County Blue Wave Cool Bus needs your support!
Or mail your donation to 1549 South Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801. 
We can set up a program to automatically withdraw any set amount from your checking account monthly.
Ask us how!
Of course, we'll take checks payable to The Polk County Democratic Party.

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Polk Democrats Celebrate Opening of Our Lakeland Office, Feb. 20, 2019

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.

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