Duval County Democratic Party

Welcome to the Duval County Democratic Party website!

This site offers information on how to join the Duval County Democratic Party, volunteer locally on the issues that matter most to you and look up local Democratic meeting dates and times.

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  • followed this page 2017-01-23 14:16:06 -0500
  • commented 2017-01-22 18:11:37 -0500
    Theresa Callahan Please help me save what is remaining of the democratic party in Florida…..ARE you going to run for Governor? WE need a democratic party candidate (other than me) as soon as possible; I have begged Alan Grayson to run to Stop Patrick Murphy or John Morgan (they cannot win); Yes Alan Grayson would be a steep climb but if we don’t get a reasonable democratic party candidate IMMEDIATELY…..i will have no alternative to run again…this time as democrat (I did receive 73,333 votes for State Senate District 14, and 12,000 back in 2006 when I ran as NPA for Governor. If we don’t get some democrat running and listed on the State Website by June 1, 2018 I will commence officially, and I will work then to stop ANY other unacceptable democrat. I could pull enough votes to cause a weak democratic party gubernatorial candidate to not even beat Pam Bondi. This is sad; only a day after the woman march on Washington I will go on Record that Gwen Graham will never be Governor. Florida is not ready for a women Governor (in my opinion, especially a democrat) yes Pam Bondi could win with the support of Donald Trump. It is essential that a democrat other than those noted officially become a gubernatorial candidate. Please Tell me YOU are going to run so I can save $10,400. I want to begin collecting petitions (110,000) for the next Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate in Florida. Why don’t YOU run and I will work with you to get the petitions….even if we fail it will get people talking about Democrats rather than laughing in our face. It is very Sad that the national party was destroyed by Hillary Clinton (my opinion) DWS too was bad. Trump only won because he is not a woman. Women did not vote for Hillary Clinton. Many of the NPA registered voters that are women did not vote for Hillary Clinton. She and her bad decision to have a private email server was the reason.

    Please tell YOUR democratic party friends in Jacksonville, that Richard Paul Dembinsky is not happy with a woman running for Governor in 2018, Gwen Granham will not make me vote for her.

    Some new people (democrats) need to votce their opinion on having some past famous democrat make it in 2018.

    Furthermore, if democrats don’t have a candidate for Governor by June 1, 2017, I will blame Bill Nelson and I will work to defeat Nelson…

    See I am a Bernie Sanders supportef; yet Bernie Sanders on Face the Nation today failed.

    WE need YOU to run for Governor….but YOU must get started immediately. I assume YOU know someone that wants to be Governor.


    Richard Paul Dembinsky

    748 Renegade Lane

    Port Orange, Florida 32127

    386 788 3885

    Let’s get started immediately.,…no time to waste.

    Gwen Graham I recommend YOU not attempt to be the democratic party nominee.

  • commented 2017-01-22 17:56:11 -0500
    Will Lisa King be helping Replace Stephen Bittel, or will she just go away ????

    I would be pleased receive an email from Stephen Bittel or Lisa King….onballot@gmail.com

    Thanks Richard Paul Dembinsky




    386 788 3885
  • commented 2017-01-19 15:59:15 -0500
    Women’s March on Tallahassee .https://www.facebook.com/events/1844687025747338/
  • commented 2017-01-19 15:58:25 -0500
    Saint Augustine Women’s March .https://www.facebook.com/events/155810944903640/
  • commented 2017-01-19 15:57:44 -0500
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1321805371194858/ . Amelia Island Women’s March
  • commented 2017-01-19 15:56:48 -0500
    Where is the information about the Women’s March in Jacksonville? Why are we not spreading this information out to the Dems in Duval? Are the Duval Democratic Women going to march in solidarity with the Nation’s Women on this Saturday the 21st? Here’s what I know… https://actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-in-jacksonville?source=facebook
  • commented 2016-11-11 12:09:36 -0500
  • commented 2016-11-07 12:53:03 -0500

    Duval County Democrats Election Night Party

    Cuba Libre at Havana Jax Restaurant
    2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 273-3235

    Cash Bar and $ 10 taco buffet. Please RSVP on the Calendar located from the drop down in upper left-hand corner of this page. Cuba Libre is at the corner of Ridgewood Plaza Rd.-Atlantic Blvd. is eastbound only at that point with no access from the westbound lanes. If you are coming from the east, you will want to map your route. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cuba+Libre/@30.3054996,-81.6395948,17z/data=3m48m24d-81.6374008
  • commented 2016-11-07 11:23:43 -0500

    Ponte Vedra Democrats Election Night Party

    Pub 17 – TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse
    110 Championship Way
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    (904) 273-3235

    You must call 904-514-6830 to reserve a spot – we are limited to 75 people.
    We will have a big screen TV, cash bar, and delicious snacks as we watch the election results and celebrate together! Charlene will bring her “Hillary Swag” t-shirts, buttons, etc. for sale. The TPC main dining room has “Build-A’-Burger” night that evening, so you may want to make reservations with them for dinner, too! AND

    Duval County Democrats Election Night Party

    Cuba Libre at Havana Jax Restaurant
    2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (904) 273-3235

    Cash Bar and $ 10 taco buffet. Please RSVP on the Calendar located from the drop down in upper left-hand corner of this page. Cuba Libre is at the corner of Ridgewood Plaza Rd.-Atlantic Blvd. is eastbound only at that point with no access from the westbound lanes. If you are coming from the east, you will want to map your route. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cuba+Libre/@30.3054996,-81.6395948,17z/data=3m48m24d-81.6374008
  • commented 2016-11-06 15:24:37 -0500
    Mark Macco, thank you for your concern. I was a Poll Watcher in 2012. Each candidate is allowed one poll watcher at each polling place. The link below describes our duties and what we can and cannot do. Ballots are recorded electronically when sent thru the ballot box, each ballot box has a “tape” (roll of paper which shows how many votes went to each candidate), and a back up, so the number of ballots fed into the machine, and the number of paper ballots have to match. At no time are the paper ballots in our hands, but we are there to watch the poll workers remove the ballots when the box is full, and lock them in the extra large impervious bags into which they are stored. So, if there are more ballots removed from the box than the totals from the machines, then it will be caught. There are many checks and balances in place, and just as many Democrats work at the SOE office, and as poll managers and poll workers, as Republicans. One other thing, no one, and I mean NO one, wants a repeat of 2000. The Duval SOE staff take great pride in its work. http://www.duvalelections.com/portals/duval/archive/GetDocument.aspx113.pdf
  • commented 2016-03-12 14:21:03 -0500
    Jacksonville For Hillary Get Out The Vote Phone Bank! Join us Saturday THRU Tuesday to help us make sure Duval County turns out to vote for Hillary! We will be making calls beginning at 10 am and going up until 9 pm, Saturday-Monday, and from 9 am until 6:30pm on Tuesday, Election Day. Stop in any time – we’ll train you up and provide all of the necessary materials. The Jacksonville For Hillary Regional Office is located at 4830 Atlantic Blvd, 32207
  • commented 2016-03-11 18:10:06 -0500
    !!! Jacksonville for Hillary Primary Election Night Party !!!
    Join us as we watch the results roll in on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:45-to 9:30pm at Cuba Libre, located next to Havana Jax Cafe at 2578 Atlantic Blvd, 32207. Join us as we celebrate all of your hard work for Hillary over the past few months! Please RSVP at hillaryclinton.com/events, or on the calendar here at duvaldems.org, and check back often for more Hillary events.
  • commented 2016-03-09 18:10:09 -0500
    !!! TONIGHT !!! Wednesday, March 9 !!! 6:30-10:pm !!!
    Phone Bank for Hillary & Debate Watch Party! Please RSVP on the calendar here at duvaldems.org or at hillaryclinton.com and join us TONIGHT at our Jacksonville For Hillary Regional HQ to Phone Bank for Hillary, 6:30-8:00pm, and then watch the Democratic Debate with fellow supporters, from 8-10pm. This is the final debate before the Florida Primary voting ends on March 15, so we want to show HRC we’ve got her back! Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share, and of course, invite your friends and family…this is not a private event, and thanks in advance! Please RSVP, and keep checking hillaryclinton.com/events, and the calendar at duvaldems.org, for future events.
  • commented 2016-03-01 14:05:51 -0500
    !!!! TONIGHT !!!! MARCH 1, 2016 !!!! 6:30pm – 8:30pm !!!! TONIGHT !!!!
    Super Tuesday Results Watch Party
    Jacksonville For Hillary Regional Office
    4830 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32207

    Come join fellow Hillary supporters to watch the results of Super Tuesday roll in at our Jacksonville campaign headquarters! Please bring a snack to share and a beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a friend! Please RSVP at hillaryclinton.com/events
  • commented 2016-01-16 12:49:24 -0500
    When was the last time you came out to work for the Democratic cause? Find out how. Duval Dems will be having an open house on Saturday, January 30 at 9 am, Gateway Shopping Center HQ, 5000 Norwood Avenue suite 9, Jax, FL 32208.
  • commented 2015-11-25 20:38:14 -0500
    I echo Bobbie, Meredith the site is great!

    Thank You,

    Evelyn Coney
  • commented 2015-10-05 18:20:20 -0400
    I am taking up the challenge of the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Allison Tant, to live on minimum wage for the next 5 days.
    I am doing this so that after living in the shoes of 45 percent of Floridians, I will be a better advocate for a fair and living wage. And to open my heart, my eyes and my mind for working families.
    My parents were the first in their families to go to college and were active in their respective unions as teachers, knowing how hard it was for their working class families. My grandfather and grandmother on my dad’s side were both union trade members, and my mom’s dad was a small business owner who worked 24/7 to make ends meet. Back to basics.
  • commented 2015-07-02 01:11:37 -0400
    Hey there! Do you guys plan on mailing any campaign material for Bernie Sanders? Thanks. :)
  • commented 2015-04-21 15:48:48 -0400
    My husband and I recieved the “vote by mail” application from you today. Both of the postage paid envelopes were sealed shut. I can’t imagine many will make it back if they are all sealed. Thought you might want to know.
  • commented 2015-04-11 09:27:02 -0400
    Hi Duval Democrats,

    I forgot to mention in my last posting that the Poll Watcher recruitment drive is an activity lead by the Duval County Democratic Black Caucus in alliance with the DEC. With so many of us wearing so many “hats”, it’s hard to remember which group is leading what….sorry for any miscommunication my last posting may have caused. t’s Interesting however, that most of the Black Caucus members working the Poll Watcher initiative are also members of the DEC, Senior Caucus and DWIN! So, it’s all good. We’re all in the Democratic Party Family! Let’s win this thing in May – a Blue Victory for Duval Democrats!!!
  • commented 2015-04-10 20:53:52 -0400
    Dear Party Faithful:

    While we finalize our county-wide strategy for helping Democrats win in May Elections, we wanted to get a head start on one major need. We need the names and general data on members who would like to serve as Poll Watchers in Early Voting or on Election Day? We will have one/two training sessions for the volunteers.

    Our goal is to protect our voters against any form of voter intimidation, misinformation or any other circumstance that may occur at the Polls. We need to cover at least 18 sites during Early Voting (May 2 – May 17) and 199 on Election Day (May 19). Please volunteer. We need you!

    Our Districts, Democratic Clubs, Caucuses and Organizations are asked to provide data on 7-10 people. Please send the following data to Marcelle Bessman by April 18. The earlier we receive the names and data, the better. Groups may prefer to have their members reply directly. That works for us, too.

    Full name
    Voter Registration # OR DOB
    Home address
    Contact phone #

    Marcelle’s e-mail is Marcelle@duvaldemocrats.org.

    Phillip W. Miner
    Member DEC Communications Team
  • commented 2015-03-18 09:39:06 -0400
    I am amazed of what the Duval County Democrats have done in the last several elections, in my opinion it has been electifying. Voters, Incumbents, and candidates have seen the party step up their game. Duval Democrats are everywhere volunteering, establishing caucuses that support the political interest throughout the city, and changing the paradigm of the local party’s call to action, way to go Duval Dems way!!!!.
  • commented 2015-03-17 14:12:00 -0400
    Duval County Democratic Black Caucus continues to support Party candidates for office so that we can take control of City Council and won the Mayor, Sheriff and Supervisor of Elections Office as well. Thus far, we’re leading voter turnout!
  • commented 2014-10-29 17:35:14 -0400
    The Duval County Democratic Black Caucus will host it’s last Phone-bank before the Nov 4 election on Thursday, Oct 30 from 5 – 7 pm at the Party Headquarters at Gateway Town Center. Come help us reach out to recently registered, young adult, Black Democrats in an effort to increase turnout. We can win this! Vote Smart – VOTE BLUE!
  • commented 2014-10-09 18:41:17 -0400
    Could you please post and push out via email all the Crist vs Scott debates? Time, where to view them, etc. It would be so helpful because people need to see who these are, not just the partisan ads flooding TV. Thanks!
  • commented 2014-06-23 11:15:13 -0400
    I will be having a fundraiser for my District 7 City Council campaign on July 27. This is a dinner cost is $30. Check out link for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/698185503571847/
  • commented 2014-02-13 17:16:09 -0500
    Wow great website! I especially like the political capital feature!! I think you will get a lot of traffic to this site as the Gubernatorial election draws closer and people turn to the site for information.
  • commented 2014-02-13 17:01:21 -0500
    Finally! A 21st century website! Meredith, it’s gorgeous, user-friendly and spot on. You’ve given us dems a place to cyber-go!
  • commented 2014-02-13 16:43:56 -0500
    This looks great Meredith! I think NB was a great choice.