Welcome to the Haywood Democrats

Haywood Democrats Fall Rally

Saturday, October 23, 12 noon – 4 pm

Nancy Weldon Outdoor Gym at Lake Junaluska

The cost of $20/person includes a lunch catered by the Haywood Smokehouse.

The stars are all seven Democrats who have announced their intent to run for the US House seat currently held by Madison Cawthorn as well as other candidates who will appear on the Haywood ballot in 2022:
Sheriff candidate Larry Bryson; Commissioner Kirk Kirkpatrick; Tax Collector Greg West; Register of Deeds Sherri Rogers; Clerk of Court Hunter Plemmons and Chief District Court Judge Roy Wijewickrama.

incumbent Democrats running for re-election on the Town Boards in Canton and Clyde will be recognized. No Democrats filed to run in Maggie Valley.  Elections in all three municipalities are scheduled for November 2, 2021.

The caterer needs to have a head count by Oct 16, so buy your tickets now! No tickets will be sold at the door! 

  • Buy your tickets at Headquarters or
  • Make a reservation by emailing us at Haywooddemocrats@gmail.com or calling 828.452.9607.
  • Better yet, click on the button to buy now on ActBlue.

While the gym is an open air facility, I encourage you to practice health and safety measures appropriate for the well being of yourself and others, including being fully vaccinated. Face masks will be provided for anyone who feels the need to wear one.

Municipal Elections

November 2, 2021 is Election Day for Town Board members in Canton, Clyde and Maggie Valley. Early Voting will begin at the Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, on Thursday, October 14 and end on Saturday, October 30.

Voting will be at your precinct voting place on November 2.

Seats up for re-election

~ ZEB SMATHERS (Democrat)

~ TIM SHEPHERD (Democrat)

~ FRANK LAY, II (Democrat)
~ DIANE FORE (Democrat)

~ No Democrats filed to run

Although these are classified as Non-Partisan races, it’s important to support our Democratic candidates.  Democrats currently comprise the majority on the Canton and Clyde boards. 

Voting is restricted to those voters who have lived within the city limits of the municipalities for at least 30 days before Election Day. If you pay a water bill to the Town of Canton, Clyde or Maggie Valley, you are most likely eligible to vote for Town Board candidates.

New Office Hours

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

Don’t miss the big sale!

A merchandise purchase is a donation to the Haywood County Democratic Party and helps us with our mission.

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 Janet Banks for an invitation, banksjanetbm@gmail.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 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.