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Party Leaders

About us

Whether you are a longtime member, a new member, or just want to get more involved, the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is an organization that will allow you to play an important role in building the Democratic Party in Duval County.

Who We Are

The Duval County Democratic Party is the official Democratic Executive Committee within Duval County responsible for handling Florida Democratic Party affairs within the county.  We proudly represent over 250,000 registered Democrats within Duval County.

Who We Serve

Democrats are the party of inclusion. We know that diversity is not our problem—it is our promise. As Democrats, we respect differences of perspective and belief and pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree. We do not merely seek common ground—we strive to reach higher ground.

What We Do

The Duval County Democratic Party elects leaders who fight for equality, justice, and opportunity for all. We are working around the clock to build a strong Democratic Party capable of lifting Democrats all across the county to victory in 2022, and beyond. Each victory will take all of us – candidates, supporters, and the DEC – working together.

Our History

For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights. We are the party of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, FDR, and the countless everyday Americans who work each day to build a more perfect union. Take a look at some of our accomplishments, and you’ll see why we’re proud to be Democrats.

Our Mission

To ensure an effective government that supports projects, and provides an opportunity for the citizens of North Florida by advancing candidates, public officials, and policies that promote Democratic values.

Our Vision

An open, inclusive organization that Democrats are proud to support, that positively impacts our community and promotes opportunity for all by winning elections.

Bylaws & Governing Policies

OUR PARTY LEADERS

The DEC is managed by its members and through its elected leaders. Every two years, immediately following the U.S. Presidential Election and Gubernatorial Election, the DEC elects its officers at its organizational meeting: a Chair, a First Vice Chair (who is of the opposite sex as the Chair), a State Committeewoman, a State Committeeman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. In addition, the Chair may appoint additional members to serve in party leadership.

Duval Dems Chair:

Daniel Henry

First Vice Chair:

Nekinia Wright

State Committeewoman:

Linae Parkinson

State Committeeman:

Joshua Hicks

Secretary:

Cole Gabriel

Treasurer:

Hanna Moore

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Parliamentarian:

Russell Harper

Press Secretary:

Millicent Leeds

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Our Elected Officials

Our Democratic elected officials advocate for Democratic values and policies. From the White House, Congress, State Legislature, and City Council, Duval Dems are represented at every level of government.

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Standing Committees are established to further the goals and policies of the DEC and Florida Democratic Party. Each Committee is lead by a Chair that is appointed by the DEC Chair.

 

Budget:

Hanna Moore

 

 

Bylaws & Rules:

Russell Harper

 

 

Campaign:

Linae Parkinson

 

 

Communications:

Nekinia Wright, Palmer Ferguson

 

 

Credentials:

Velma Rounsville

 

 

Democratic Organizations:

James Morton

 

 

Field:

Mirjam Parkinson

 

 

Strategic Planning:

Elizabeth Anderson

 

CITY COUNCIL ORGANIZERS

District Chairs are the lead Precinct Committee Person (PCP) of their respective council district. They play a pivotal role in motivating, assisting, and supporting PCPs within their districts in voter registration, vote-by-mail sign-ups, and community engagement. District Chairs are elected amongst their fellow PCPs every two years.


Council District 1:

Deborah Brill


 

Council District 4:

Cole Gabriel, Jacob Guerrero

 

 

Council District 5:

Pamela Joyner, Bob Abene

 

 

Council District 6:

Mirjam Parkinson

 

 

Council District 7:

Millicent Leeds

 

 

Council District 8:

Kruzshander Scott, Leslie Jean-Bart

 

 

Council District 9:

Heather Dixon, Doug Henning

 

 

Council District 10:

Patrice Montague, Luella McQueen

 

 

Council District 11:

Jennifer Cowart

 

 

Council District 13:

Gae Weber