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Florida Democratic Party Elects New Chair - Congratulations to Terrie Rizzo!

Terrie Rizzo, FDP Chair
Congratulations to the new leader of Democrats in Florida.
Terrie Rizzo
of Palm Beach County.

Polk County DEC Fundraiser - NEW DATE! - Saturday, December 16th

There will be no business meeting in December.

Instead, we will host a
when we will be joined by
U.S. Congressman Darren Soto!
please note that Sally Boyton Brown has resigned her position with the Florida Democratic Party and WILL NOT be appearing as previously advertised. 

Meet Rep. Darren Soto December 16, 2017
Shawn Kinsey, Chair

Polk Democratic Party Supports Rudolph Toy Round-Up!

Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive
You can donate unwrapped toy through your local Democratic Club or Caucus.
Please contact Cindy Layner at  or call/text her at 863-409-1982. 
Thank You and Merry Christmas to All!

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, MEXICO —  February 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

Call Cindy for information on shore excursions and other details!

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

Cruise with us on February 22, 2018!

Seventeen Delegates from Polk County Attended the Florida Democrtaic Conference in Orlando, Oct. 27-29

2018 Florida Legislative Regular Session Begins January 9th

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.

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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

Anderson Cooper Stunned by Trump Tweet - CNN


Obama Speaks Final Time as Commander-in-Chief