The Jackson County Democratic Committee is the official organization for Democrats in the second largest county in Missouri.
The Jackson County Democratic Committee is a 94 person committee composed of committeemen and committeewomen who are elected during the primary election (August) of general election years. to represent the wards and townships that compose Jackson County and Kansas City. Filing is at the Jackson County Courthouse and generally opens in late February. The filing fee is $25.00 payable to the county committee and you must be a dues paying member of the Missouri Democratic Party ($35.00). You must be a registered voter and living at your residence for a year to be eligible to serve on the County Committee.
The Jackson County Democratic Committee men and women are elected representatives for the party, elected at the most local level. Our organization encourages our committeemen and committeewomen to be direct liaisons between their neighborhoods and communities and the Democratic Party.
Commitee Members come from all around the county: Blue Springs, Buckner, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Independence, Kansas City, Lake Lotawana, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, Raytown, Sugar Creek, etc.
Read more about our Executive Board and Central Committee and join our Blue Notes e-newsletter here.
The efforts of the Jackson County Democrats include:
- Community building, social, and fundraising events: Annual Truman Days, Dems Day at the K, Chili Dinner, Unity Picnic, Holiday Party, Happy Hours, etc.
- Utilizing the County Committee of 94 elected committeemen and committeewomen to keep fellow Democrats informed and engaged at the local Ward and Township levels.
- Offering trainings for community organizing, grassroots, and fundraising methods for activists and candidates.
- Recruiting candidates and helping them recruit volunteers, raise money, and implement campaign plans.
- Weekly newsletter of upcoming events and activities to help keep Democrats informed and active.
- Mailings and sample ballots on behalf of Democratic elected officials and candidates at all levels.
- Keeping an office open year-round to act as a resource for Democrats and campaigns.
- Working with like-minded groups in labor, women’s rights, equality, youth, and more to help act as a microphone for their agendas and pursuits.
- Engaging activists to help organize their communities and register voters.
- Acting as a informational resource for how voters can get involved and helping plug people into activities and interests that fit their desires.