club and other events events are listed on the events calendar

Polk County regular club and caucus meetings can be found by clicking the "Find Events" button that looks like this:

Please address any concerns and updates to

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Florida Democratic State Convention

Click on "EVENTS" for the conference schedule.

Every two years, the Florida Democratic Party organizes a statewide conference to decide the direction of our party and set the groundwork we need to win.
That's why we need you there. Click here to get all the information you’ll need.

We're asking you to join us for the Florida Democratic Party 2017 State Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on October 27-29, 2017

Here's what you need to know:
To participate at state conference you will need to purchase a ticket to become a delegate.
To become a delegate, book your hotel and receive the latest conference updates click here >>>

To participate in speaker events separate from the conference, you will need to purchase individual tickets.
Tickets for breakfast, luncheon and dinner program >>>

To become a sponsor, you’ll have to select a sponsorship level.
Select your sponsorship >>>

As we approach the 2018 elections, Florida Democrats are poised to flip Florida blue.

Florida Democrats are in a strong position to claim the governorship for the first time since 1994, we are prepared to defend Senator Bill Nelson’s U.S. Senate seat, and—for the first time in nearly two decades—we are within striking distance of winning the upper chamber of the state legislature.

We can't win if you don't get involved. We need your voice at state conference to shape the future of our party.

Let's flip Florida blue,

Sally Boynton-Brown
President, Florida Democratic Party

Democratically Yours,
Shawn W. Kinsey  
Chair, Polk County DEC 
Vice Chair, Florida Democratic County Chairs Assoc. 

Hurricane Assistance Aid from Senator Bill Nelson's Office

Dear Polk County Friends:
Many of you have asked about how to guide constituents through the Individual Assistance process. Below is the information you need. Please review and let me know if you have any questions.

Our office is happy to follow up with constituents once they have registered to help them through the process. Please feel free to share this with anyone who may benefit with this information. 

This is the website constituents should log into to register for Individual Assistance:
FEMA Assistance by phone: 1‑800‑621‑FEMA (1‑800‑621‑3362)

Once they’ve filled out their application if they’d like our office to follow up, they need to fill out the consent form below so our office can follow up on their request. Please have them include their application receipt number.       

Nelson Consent for release of Information form: 

Helpful Links:
Small Business Assistance:

Individual Assistance Fact Sheet:

Application Checklist:

Also Helpful:  

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have!
Helen Miller
Regional Director 
U. S. Senator Bill NelsonLandmark Two Center
225 East Robinson Street, Suite 410Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone: (407) 872-7161
Fax: (407) 872-7165

Polk County DEC Meeting - Monday, November 13th

Monday, November 13
330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL

Watch for meeting updates and scheduled speakers.

There will be no business meeting in December. Instead, we will host a
Watch for details as they become available.

Shawn Kinsey, Chair

Rainbow Ridge and the Polk DEC announce cruise plans for February 22-25 2018!

We Put the FUN in Fundraiser!
Join the Polk County Rainbow Ridge Democratic Caucus on a 4-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise to COZUMEL Feb. 22, 2018!
We have 16 double occupancy cabins on hold for our group and $50 per cabin booked by members (and our guests) will come back to our caucus!
Ocean View cabins are just $379 per person and Balcony cabins are $499 per person (plus taxes, fees and port expenses of $68.34 per person).  Deposit of $100 per person is due within a week of booking and refundable up until December 1st.   Other cabin categories may be reserved and included in our group, depending on availability.
Don’t miss out – Book now!  For more information or to make a reservation, call Cindy Layner, a Cruise Planners agent, at 863-409-1982, or email

Cozumel was named the Top Western Caribbean Cruise Port for 2017 by CruiseCritic based on traveller reviews.

Cruise with us in February 2018!

More information on shore excursions and other details to come.

Keeping track of the 2018 Florida Candidates?

Click this link to see who has qualified for each seat in FLORIDA's 2018 Election

Click this link to see who has qualified for POLK COUNTY's 2018 Election

Polk Dems Celebrate An Evening with Congressman Darren Soto

Congressman Darren Soto's joined the Polk County Democratic Executive Committee and other Polk Dems for a fun evening on Tuesday, August 15th, in downtown Winter Haven.
Here are some photos from the event:

An evening of conversation with Congressman Darren Soto

2018 Florida Legislative Session continues in October

The 2018 Legislative Session begins early this year.
Here's the Committee Week Schedule for the 2018 Session:

Monday, October 23 -Friday, October 27
Monday, November 6 -Thursday, November 9 (Meetings will conclude prior to the observance of the Veterans' Day holiday on Friday, November 10)
Monday, November 13 -Friday, November 17
Monday, December 4 -Friday, December 8

The Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018 Regular Session convenes 
    12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction 
February 24, 2018 All bills are immediately certified 
    Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day 
February 27, 2018 50th day—last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings
March 9, 2018 60th day—last day of Regular Session 

Please contact one of your local legislators to find out the date of your delegation meeting. We need to prepare speakers to address our priorities at these county meetings.

Polk County Democrats Are Working For You

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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 monthly CALENDAR of Polk County Democratic Events, click here.

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

Looking for a job in Polk County? Click here!

Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL


We have returned to our original
office space and we are seeking
volunteers to help us register
new voters and sign them up to
Vote By Mail!

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

Polk County
Democratic Office

Call for an 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:
Kathie Sutherland

D.E.C. Chairman:
Shawn W. Kinsey

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