Statement from the Chair

By Jewel Dickson, Chair of the Volusia County DEC Octobrt 2017

A Word from the Chair

Greetings, fellow Democrats. What an exciting month we have had! Excellent meetings, good fund raisers, and a super State Democratic Conference. (BTW, delegates, please send me your conference pictures so we can feature them in our November newsletter and at the Blue Wave Gala.)

A few items for you to check out:

  1. The “New DNC” video clip from the DNC Convention last week (the one shown at our DCCA Meeting) is available on YouTube.
  2. The resolutions packet with final versions of the 16 resolutions passed at the convention is available on the FDP website.
  3. DEC, club, and caucus members can sign up here for the regular FDP Monthly Newsletter.

Important upcoming events:

  • Fundraisers: Northeast and Southeast Clubs.
  • Campaign Kickoff : Tuesday Nov. 7th for Barbara Girtman, Candidate for County Council Seat 1.
  • Veterans Day Parade, November 11th in downtown DeLand with Mel Martin.
  • Most important: Don’t forget to purchase your Blue Wave tickets for Dec. 3rd. And while you’re at it, urge your friends to do the same!

    Have a good November and a happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for all you do!


Blue Wave Gala – Annual Fundraising Event

Volusia County Democratic Party presents our
Annual Fund Raising Dinner.

December 3, 2017

VIP 4:30 PM & DINNER 6:00PM
at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Join us at our Fundraising Event with
Outstanding Featured Speaker (TBA),
Elected Officials & Candidates
with Live Jazz Music

Featured Guest Speaker to be Announced

Dinner Tickets

or VIP + Dinner Tickets
Meet with Guest Speaker

Purchase Tickets Online Here

You can also contact your club or caucus leader,
or print and mail our Blue Wave Gala Form

For Sponsorship and Souvenir Program Ads
Contact us at info@volusiademocraticparty.org 

The cut off date to purchase tickets is November 25.


Changing the Democratic Party by Electing Its New Chair

By Jim Gangitano, Volusia County State Committeeman January 2017

It Has Been Called the Most Interesting Election Since November.
I ran for election in December to be Volusia County’s new Democratic State Committeeman to bring Florida Democratic Party (FDP) resources to Volusia County and improve the FDP. Since then, my resolve to be a catalyst for FDP change has only strengthened. I am very pleased to be working with my colleague and friend, State Committeewoman Joan Lane, to advance our shared goals.

Change is needed because Democrats could be winning more elections than we are. Florida is a purple state and Volusia is a purple county. Florida Democrats went into the November election with a slight advantage in voter registration, and in Volusia County, we also went into the election with a slight registration advantage. We also have outstanding Democratic leadership and club members in Volusia County, who organized a small army of volunteers.

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