WELCOME to the website of the Charlevoix County Democratic Party.  We’re here to help you stay informed, take action, contribute, participate in the political process, and make your voice heard.

Local Politics

All politics are local.  You’ve heard it before, but it has never been more true.  Local gerrymandering and extreme politics in primaries have produced the unthinkable — state and national elections that don’t represent the wishes of the majority.  Stay involved between presidential elections — you CAN make a difference. And have fun at the same time.

Call or email and we’ll get back to you.  Or click here  CALL ME to let us know what interests you.

Scroll down to see pictures of our recent events, and keep scrolling to see what’s coming up.  Join us!

March 28 – Michigan Democratic Party Training

MDP staff members will be in Charlevoix to provide training in Community Rooms A & B at the Charlevoix Public Library.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Breakout session (your choice)

  • Party building/digital tactics OR
  • Finance and compliance

11:00 – 11:30 Break/registration for the 2nd session
11:30-12:30 Breakout session (your choice)

  • Membership building OR
  • Voter file (VAN)

This is a great opportunity to learn from and ask questions of MDP staff members.

Please RSVP by email  (democrats.charlevoix@gmail.com) or by leaving a voice message at:  231-753-8411

February 18 Candidates Meet and Greet

More than 70 people welcomed candidates Gary Peters and Jerry Cannon to our February meeting. Gary Peters is the MDP-endorsed candidate for retiring Senator Carl Levin’s position. Jerry Cannon, is seeking to unseat Dr. Benishek in Michigan’s 1stCongressional District.

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September 16 Ask the Doctor

Ask the Doctor - Charlevoix County talks about the Affordable Care Act.


More than 70 people attended our meeting at the Charlevoix Public Library, where we heard about the Affordable Care Act.

As you know, the health exchanges are up and running.  It’s time to find the best private insurance deal for you.  If you’re having trouble getting into the system, it’s because so many people — millions! — are trying to get there at the  same time.  The exchanges are up 24 hours a day, so try at night, or just wait a week or two.  It’s like driving through Charlevoix in the summer — don’t head down Bridge Street in the middle of the day at the half hour!

August 19 Meet and Greet


Mark Schauer engaging with voters at the August 19 Meet and Greet.

In early June, we met Mark Totten, candidate for Attorney General, over breakfast.

Then on August 19, nearly 80 people from Charlevoix County had the opportunity to meet with Mark Schauer, Democratic candidate for Governor, and Jerry Cannon, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.

We’re happy to be able to host these events early in the 2014 election cycle, so that voters can make informed decisions when election time arrives.

For more pictures from the Charlevoix County Democratic Party’s August 19 Meet and Greet, click here.  To learn more about the candidates, click thegreen Candidates tab at the top of this page.

Fun, Charlevoix County Dems Style

Charlevoix County Dems at Venetian 2013

Charlevoix County Dems at Venetian 2013

Hesitating?  Wondering whether it’s really fun? Here are some pictures of Charlevoix County Dems at Venetian and the Boyne City Fourth of July Parades, where we were cheered by the crowds.

Charlevoix County Dems at the 2013 Boyne City parade

Charlevoix County Dems at the 2013 Boyne City parade

Coming Up

Garage Sale

Our garage sales are legendary. We’re planning ahead for the upcoming mid-term elections. The next sale is scheduled for June of 2014, but you can start getting donations ready now. Give us a call if you have something that requires storage till then.

Stay in Touch

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  • Click on the Calendar tab above to see our printable, downloadable, interactive calendar of meetings and events.

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