Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

Early Voting Begins February 13, 2020

2020 Primary Elections

The 2020 elections may be the most important ones in which you will ever participate. The importance begins at the top with the defeat of Donald J Trump. We have the chance to impact the US House as well as the Senate and potentially turn the Senate blue. Primaries for NC Governor and Lieutenant governor are also on the ballot. Research the candidates, choose carefully, and VOTE!

Early voting begins February 13. You will not need ID. Here is some helpful information:

Candidates That Are Not Facing Primaries

These candidates are not facing a Democratic challenger for the general election in November and therefore will not appear on the primary ballot.

For Haywood County Board of Commissioners:

  • Leah Hampton – Waynesville West Precinct
  • David Young – Saunook Precinct

For NC House District 118 (the seat vacated by Michele Presnell):

  • Alan Jones – Beaverdam 5/6 Precinct

For NC House 119

  • Joe Sam Queen 

For NC Senate District 50 (the seat vacated by Jim Davis)

  • Victoria Fox – Beaverdam 3 Precinct

For information on our local candidates, check out this article in The Mountaineer of December 13″: https://www.themountaineer.com/news/democrats-file-for-office/article_b88b7c58-2369-11ea-8833-53227250bab6.html

Precinct Meetings Feb 15

Your participation with your precinct makes up the grassroots of the Democratic Party.  This election year, all annual precinct meetings will take place on Saturday February 15 at 10:00 am. The business of the meeting is to elect officers for any vacant positions, to select delegates to the Country Convention, and to approve resolutions that will be sent to the county convention and eventually to District, and State Conventions.

Here is some additional information:

Fun Items for Sale

Show your true colors. Drop by Headquarters and show your support for the Haywood Democrats by picking up one of our great new T-shirts, buttons, or bumper stickers. Make America Smart Again!


Regular Monthly Meetings

Democratic Women – 3rd Thursday of the month – 6:30pm – Various meeting places

Senior Democrats –  last Tuesday of every month – 1:00pm – Democratic Headquarters

Democratic Men – 4th Thursday of the month – 6:00pm – Captain’s Bay, Russ Ave, Waynesville

Executive Meeting – 3rd Monday of each month – 6:30pm –  Democratic Headquarters

Auxiliary Groups

Democratic Women

The objectives of the Haywood County Democratic Women’s Club are to support the principles of the Democratic Party; to encourage able Democratic women to seek public office; and to participate in Democratic Party activities. The HCDWC also works to elect Democratic Party candidates and lends support to Democratic elected officials. Come join us! – 3rd Thursday of the month – 6:30pm -Democratic Headquarters, Judy Russell, President, djrussell2003@att.net

Senior Democrats

The objectives of the Haywood County Senior Democrats are to work to get Democratic candidates elected to public office; to advocate for issues of concern to seniors; and to educate voters and potential voters about issues and candidates.  Any registered Democrat over the age of 50 is eligible for membership. Come join us!  –  last Tuesday of every month – 1:00 pm @Democratic Headquarters
Juanita Dixon, President, sjdixon28716@yahoo.com

Democratic Men

The purpose of the Haywood County Democratic Men’s Club is to promote the interests of the Democratic Party and to help get Democratic candidates elected to all levels of government. In addition, the club provides financial assistance and counsel to the Haywood Democratic Party. Join us the 4th Thursday of the month – Captain’s Bay, Russ Ave.
Steve Ellis, President, ellis849@bellsouth.net

Young Democrats

Efforts are underway to reorganize the Haywood County Young Democrats. Any registered Democrat under the age of 36 interested in joining should contact us. Go to he Contact page here or email us at HaywoodDemocrats@gmail.com.

Any group of 5 or more young Democrats can organize within their county as an official chapter of Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC). By promoting the values of freedom, fairness, equality and social justice, the Young Democrats organization provides the youth of North Carolina a vehicle for progressive change.