Democratic debate schedule announced— Wednesday & Thursday

The first Democratic debate schedule has been set!
The Lakeland Dem Club is sponsoring a Debate Watch at the
Lakeland Democratic office, 1549 S. Combee Rd.
Door opens at 8 pm and goes until 11 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
We will provide light snacks. Participants should bring their own drinks.
Contact Lind Stata to RSVP: 863-838-9009.
Or Click this link:
Click here to let us know you will join us:

2019 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, June 26:
Cory Booker
Julian Castro
Bill de Blasio
John Delaney
Tulsi Gabbard
Jay Inslee
Amy Klobuchar
Beto O'Rourke
Tim Ryan
Elizabeth Warren

Thursday, June 27:
Michael Bennet
Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Kirsten Gillibrand
Kamala Harris
John Hickenlooper
Bernie Sanders
Eric Swalwell
Marianne Williamson
Andrew Yang
We’re looking forward to watching the debates and hearing from these candidates about their vision for the future. The truth is that any one of these candidates would be a far better president than Donald Trump.

The 2020 presidential primary kicks into full gear with the first Democratic primary debate. For two nights, voters will get to hear directly from candidates on the issues..

On June 26 and 27, we'll have more eyes on our Democratic candidates than there ever have been.
This is the first time our candidates will have an opportunity to appear on stage together
and engage with each other.
Thanks for watching!
Mary Beth Cahill
Senior Advisor
Democratic National Committee

David Jones recieves Distinguished Leader Award from Congressman Darren Soto


David serves as our Polk County State Committeeman.
David was honored by Congressman Darren Soto with the Distinguished Leader Award. Congressman Darren Soto read David's biography on the floor of the 116th Congress and it will be submitted to the Congressional record.
Well deserved David!

David Jones and Kathie Sutherland host the Rainbow Ridge tent at Polk Pride June 2019

David Jones and Kathie Sutherland host the Rainbow Ridge tent at Polk Pride, June 2019.

Polk Democrats support Polk Pride in Lakeland

Polk Pride 2019

We thank the businesses who helped us make "Swing into Spring!" a great success...

Please use their services and tell them "THANKS!" from the Polk County Democrats.

Many Thanks to our Swing into Spring Sponsors

Leadership Blue, June 7-9, in Orlando

Polk County Democrats with Congressman Darren Soto and his wife, Amanda.

Polk County Dems at Leadership Blue
(L. to R.) Chris Cause, Rep. Darren Soto, Amanda Soto, OnDrew Hartigan, Becky Wynkoop, Karen Welzel, Kathie & Richard Sutherland.

Recent News




Help Support Our Social Media!

By Cindy Ransbottom From Polk County Democratic Party
WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! We are working hard to get a wider awareness of our Social Media. Please be sure you follow and like us and share this information with other Dems.  Clubs & Caucuses please share with your entire membership.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING! We have
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President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Fla., a key state in the path to victory. Trump offered a long list of accomplishments, many centered on the economy. But he also revisited old criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, and warned

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Dear Conservation Voter, Bad news from Tallahassee

By Jonathan Webber, Deputy Director From Florida Conservation Voters
Dear Conservation Voter,Bad news from Tallahassee: late on Friday evening, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bad anti-voter initiative bill into law. This bill (HB 5) adds severe restrictions on a fundamental constitutional right of the people - the right to bring questions to our
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Formtion of Mueller Book Club Announced

By Scott Dworkin From The Democratic Coalition
Just 3% of the country say they’ve read Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

That’s why we’re partnering with local and national groups in organizing the Mueller Book Club.

For four weeks you’ll join people from across
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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.

NORTHEAST POLK DEMOCRATIC CLUB established in the Davenport area

THE NORTHEAST POLK DEMOCRATIC CLUB has been formed and officers and board members elected at a meeting on May 23, 2019.

Northeast Polk Democratic Club Officers & Board

L-R: Board Member Donna Urbina, Board Member Nancy Stern, Vice-President Joseph Leach,
President Barbara Harris, Treasurer Maria Moreria, Secretary Linda Cima

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.

Lakeland Dems hosted a successful Cinco de Mayo party!

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

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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.

Climate Change is real - Join Us Now!

Democrats Push Pelosi towards Impeachment

Americans pay for Trump's Tariffs