Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

NC Congressional District 11 Convention – Sat, May 22, 10:00 am

Those Haywood Democrats who signed up to be a delegate to the District 11 Convention, must register in advance for the Zoom meeting.  We’ll walk you through the process by preparing you in advance and helping you to navigate once in the meeting.

Any registered Democrat in the 17 county district can register for the convention, but you are not eligible to vote on business items unless you were elected as a delegate at the April 10 County Convention. 

By now you have received your postcard providing information on how to register, but if not, click this link. Everyone must PRE-REGISTER for the convention.

The link takes you to the 2021 Convention Page on the District 11 website where you will pre-register for the convention.  While there, please take time to preview the important documents.

At this year’s convention, you’ll be casting your votes to elect District 11 Officers for the 2021-2023 term.  Thank you to the candidates who have committed to serve:

  • Chair:   Michael O’Shea, Henderson County
  • 1st Vice Chair:  Jennifer Floyd, Buncombe County
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Denise Marecki, Buncombe County
  • 3rd Vice Chair: Karen Smith, Macon County (incumbent)
  • Secretary: Lorna Barnett, Jackson County (incumbent)
  • Treasurer: Gayle Wayne, Treasurer (incumbent)

We’re very excited that you’ll be joining us on Saturday, May 22.  If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at nc11democrats@gmail.com

New Office Hours

We are now open Monday though Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Don’t miss the big sale!

Orders are being taken for these T-shirts:  blue with gold lettering. Ball caps can also be ordered. $15 each for the shirts; caps are $12. Call 828-452-9607 or come by Democrat HQ to place your order.

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 Juanita Dixon for an invitation: sjdixon28716@yahoo.com

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

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 Juanita in order to be invited to the Zoom meetings.
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 – 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.