Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

Thanks for Turning Out to Vote

Now on to the Real Work

Volunteers are needed for the work of getting out the vote. We will be organizing post card writers, phone bankers and poll greeters for the Fall election. Contact us at: haywooddemocrats@gmail.com and let us know you will help get Democrats elected to the very important local positions such as Sheriff, Commissioner, and State Representative as well as the federal positions on the House and Senate.

New election maps

These are the new approved maps for Western North Carolina. Complete maps for North Carolina can be found on the State Board of Elections website here.

General Election Candidates – Nov 8

US Senate

Cheri Beasley – https://cheribeasley.com

US House of Representatives District 11

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara – https://www.jasmineforcongress.com

Haywood County Sheriff

  • Larry Bryson

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 03

  • Lucy Inman

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 05

  • Sam J. Ervin IV (incumbent)

NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 08

  • Carolyn Jennings Thompson

NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 09

  • Brad A. Salmon

NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 10

  • Gale Murray Adams

NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 11

  • Darren Jackson

NC State Senate District 50

  • Karen Burnette McCracken

NC House of Representatives District 118

  • Josh Remilliard

NC District Court Judge District 30 Seat 03

  • Roy Wijewickrama (incumbent)

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

  • Jeff Haynes
  • J. W. (Kirk) Kirkpatrick III (incumbent)

Haywood County Clerk of Superior Court

  • Hunter Plemmons (incumbent)

Haywood County Register of Deeds

  • Sherri C. Rogers (incumbent)

Haywood County Tax Collector

  • Gregory W. West (incumbent)

We had a great turnout for Dr. Crane’s presentation on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Russian soldiers and Vladimir Putin.

Crane expressed optimism about pursuing charges. “We have the experience

What We Stand For

Democrats from across the state are united by shared values that define who we are and what we stand for. That means fighting to ensure all North Carolinians have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, what they’re worth, or who they love.


Regular Monthly Meetings

Democratic Women – 3rd Thursday of the month – 6:30pm – Meetings currently Canceled. Email Myrna Campbell for details. myrna233@gmail.com

Senior Democrats –  last Tuesday of every month – 1:00pm .
Currently meeting on ZOOM. – Contact Janet Banks for an invitation, banksjanetbm@gmail.com

Democratic Men – 4th Thursday of the month – 6:00pm – Sagebrush (back room), 895 Russ Ave, Waynesville.

Executive Meeting – 3rd Monday of each month – 6:30pm –  currently meeting via Zoom. Email us for details. haywooddemocrats@gmail.com

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 at our Zoom meetings! Email Natasha to receive an invitation to join Zoom. Natasha Bright, President, natbright77@gmail.com

Senior Democrats

The Haywood Senior Democrats welcome all Democrats over 50 to join us. We encourage senior Democrats to have an active interest in governmental affairs and to support the issues and candidates that promote democratic ideals. We strive to promote equal justice, and the welfare and happiness of the people of our county, state, and country.–  Meeting the last Tuesday of every month – 1:00 pm. Currently meeting via Zoom. Please email Janet in order to be invited to the Zoom meetings.
Janet Banks, President, banksjanetbm@gmail.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 – Not currently meeting
Steve Ellis, President, ellis849@bellsouth.net

Young Democrats

Jesse Ross is working to reorganize the Haywood County Young Democrats. Any registered Democrat under the age of 36 interested in joining should contact us. Email us at: youngdemshaywoodnc@gmail.com. Or contact Jesse directly (828) 246-5702. Please send a text or leave a message to introduce yourself so his phone doesn’t register your calls as spam.

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.