Welcome to the Haywood Dems

Two Important Events

1. Haywood County Democratic Convention

Haywood County Democrats will convene on Saturday, March 23 to elect party leaders for the next two years during their annual County Convention at the USDA Agricultural Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville. 

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a pancake breakfast will be served prior to the start of the business session at 9:00 a.m.

Representative Joe Sam Queen will kick things off by giving an update on the activity during the 2019 NC General Assembly session. 

In addition to the election of party officers, other business will include electing delegates to serve for a two year term on the North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee and appointing delegates for the 11th Congressional District Convention to be held at Pisgah High School on Saturday, May 4.

Any registered Democrat or Unaffiliated voter is welcome to attend the convention, but voting power is limited to party members who were designated as delegates during their annual precinct meeting in February 2019.

2. Precinct Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm, Haywood Democratic Precinct Officers are invited to Democratic Headquarters for an information session. The goal of the session is to teach precinct officers how to build precincts for the 2019/2020 campaigns. If you missed the meeting in February, this is your chance to gain the information you need to be an effective leader in your precinct.

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Our Volunteer Appreciation Brunch was a great success! On January 12, despite the threat of ice and snow, the Haywood Democrats hosted about 60 volunteer for a get-together over loads of delicious food to contribute ideas and suggestions for our county party going forward. We have compiled these ideas and will be working on strategies and information sessions for this year.


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.
Tom Alexander, President, RTA95240@gmail.com

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.