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.

Join One Of  Our Working Groups

Ok – we all know that this last election was bitterly disappointing. But, we have a few things to be proud of here in Charlevoix County.  First of all, when comparing 2014 results to 2010 results there was improvement in the democratic vote in Charlevoix County.  In almost every race, the Republican vote went down while our vote went up!  We are making progress.  Secondly, we had an amazing group of volunteers.  We actually had more volunteers in 2014 than in 2012 – a presidential year.  And because of that, we knocked on more doors, made more phone calls and covered more shifts in the office than ever before.  We are growing as a party.  So, let’s keep it going.  We need to continue building a strong foundation for our Charlevoix County Democratic Party (CCDP).  Here are some ways you can get involved.

We need people to join our four standing committees:
1. The Membership Committee – working to grow and sustain our party membership.  
2. The Political Organizing  Committee –  focusing recruiting local candidates to run in 2016.
3. The Fundraising Committee – critical to our ability to function in 2016.
4. The Youth Outreach Committee – finding way to get young people involved in the political process. 

Thanks and let me know where you can contribute, Kris Busk, Chair Charlevoix County Dems 231.675.8752


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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 to let us know how you would like to help.


Join us this Friday at Boyne City’s Stroll the Streets

If you have never been to Boyne’s Friday night block parties, this is the weekend to check it out!

Looking for a great way to kick off your Labor Day Weekend? Join us Friday the 4th at Boyne City’s Stroll the Streets.

If you have never been to one of  Boyne ‘s City Friday night block parties, this is the weekend to check it out! The Charlevoix Dems will have a table set up at the end of Water Street – across from Sante Restaurant.  

Take our straw poll of Presidential candidates, watch a video from Robert Reich, or for a small donation pick up a Charlevoix Dem t-shirt. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with other Dems in an informal and FUN setting. So stop by – we’d love to see you there!!

Emmet Dems Fishboil

The Emmet Dems extend a cordial invitation to all Charlevoix Dems to join them for their annual Fishbowl Fundraiser with special guest speaker Lon Johnson, 2016 Candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.

Location: Pat Sehr Residence 1080 Edgewater Ave                

Petoskey Date:Friday, September 4th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $20 per person in advance. 

Make check out to Emmet County Democratic Committee and mail to; ECDC, P.O. Box 823, Petoskey, MI.  4977.  Please include address and occupation or “retired” on your check. 

Bring: Your own drinks, chairs, and a desert or hors d’oeuvre to share. If you have questions about the event, please call Gordy Bourland, Chair of the Emmet Dems at 231-439-0263.

Meet and Greet August 14

The Charlevoix County Democratic Party, along with Antrim, Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego Dems, is pleased to announce a meet and greet with Senator Debbie Stabenow on Friday, August 14.

 Here are some highlights from that evening.




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