Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

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Friday August 12, 7 pm – 9 pm, USDA Center, Waynesville

All In: Rural Organizing in WNC A Special Event with Dirt Road Revival Authors · Congressional District 11 Democrats

Education Bills to Get Behind

Two bills that would go a long way toward restoring the health of public education in NC and helping to repair our teacher pipeline are House Bill 1080 and House Bill 1079.

School Board Elections

The Haywood County Democratic Party is seeking qualified candidates willing to run for School Board in four districts in 2022: Clyde, Bethel, Crabtree-Iron Duff and Fines Creek Districts. Please review the following notes to learn more about our suggested qualifications for school board members: 

The Haywood Dems are looking for candidates to run for School Board who are familiar with the Haywood County School System, preferably as a former employee or with first hand experience in the District or in public school systems. Candidates should be someone dedicated to the well-being and success of all children of Haywood County, as well as a strong advocate for teachers, a proponent for academic rigor, and a supporter of diversity inclusion and equity. It is the Haywood County Democratic Party’s belief that the current school board lacks open communication on critical issues and they have not taken measures to support and retain high-quality, professional teachers in our County. It is also our belief that the school board caters to a minority of “influential” parents. For these reasons, we are actively looking for candidates who want to work with our team, dedicated to electing School Board Candidates who fit our criteria

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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

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

Young Democrats

The Haywood County Young Democrats is an official chapter of the Young Democrats of North Carolina.

Membership is open to any registered Democrat under the age of 36, but we are also a place for those who feel in-between Youthful and not so anymore. The Young Democrats of Haywood County seek to create a community that gives a space for those to speak and a forum for those to listen so that we may be civically educated just as much as we are active. And through our action we seek to grow in our responsibility and encouragement of those in our community.