Polk County

We are the Polk County Democratic Party, the chartered affiliate of the North Carolina Democratic Party. We represent the political interests of Polk County Democrats, not only through direct political action, but also through community service.

The party headquarters is located at 64 Ward Street in Columbus, behind the courthouse and between the Sheriff’s Department and the Post Office.

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Buckle up and Make a Plan


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Buckle up and Make a Plan

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Polk County Democrats
                                                   


                    Come by our booth and meet our candidates at the
Columbus July 4th Celebration!   


Big Country Fundraising Breakfast 

Saturday, July 7th         8-10:00 am 

 New Menu Items!   
Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
    Help us help our candidates!  

Minimum Donation $5                                             Everyone welcome                                             

Then come up to Saluda for the Coon Dog Day Parade on Saturday, July 7th.
Ride on Ray’s trailer and show support for our candidates! 
Line up at 10:30….Parade starts at 11am.


Here’s the Plan

 


Voter-2-Voter
Get Out the Vote Project
 

This year’s election is about saving our country from the destructive storm that threatens to destroy our “Ship of State.” People’s health, jobs, safety and lives depend upon our efforts.
 
Political research has shown that the most effective way to get people to vote is through person-to-person contact and it is doubly effective if the people are neighbors or acquaintances.  In this project, we plan to reach out by making 3 or 4 contacts with Democrats and Democratic leaning Unaffiliated voters in our neighborhoods who do not consistently vote, especially in mid-term elections.  These are “Very Important Voters”  because, in this election, if they vote, our candidates will win. 
 
We are very fortunate to have outstanding candidates on our Democratic ticket. Our plan to get people to the polls to elect these candidates will require much planning and effort, but most of all it will require a large number of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about Turning this Ship Around.
  
We need Volunteers who will:
  •  Attend a training session at the end of August and choose a manageable         number (between 3-15) of “Very Important Voters” who are neighbors or       acquaintances.  We will give you sample scripts and all the tools you   need for simple, successful interactions.                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • During September and October, on your own schedule, make 3-4 contacts with these voters by phone calls, postcards and one-on-one conversations to make sure their voter registration info is correct, that they have the information they need about voting and the candidates and finally,                                                               that they vote in Early Voting.
To volunteer, please contact Margaret Parker at:
    mep1814@gmail.com   or   (828) 859-6162

 


    Rep. John Lewis     
   “
Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.          Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or                          a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to                          make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
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We can not afford to go numb right now.


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We can not afford to go numb right now.

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Polk County Democrats
                                                   


 
                                                              
   David Wheeler, NC Senate Candidate               Sam Edney, NC House Candidate    

Monday, June 25th   5:30 pm 
Dinner with the Democratic Women  

   Everyone is invited to join us for the monthly Women’s Club meeting
and enjoy a delicious meal of Homemade Italian meatloaf, new potatoes, sliced tomatoes, salad and homemade peach cobbler. 
We will be discussing state issues with NC Senate candidate, David Wheeler and NC House candidate, Sam Edney. Of special interest will be how the $1 million the new state budget is sending to Polk County for the World Equestrian Games will be allocated.  Also, if you would like to donate new clothes, toys or books to be sent to the children being held in immigrant detention centers, Susannah Hogan will collect them for shipping. Click here for more info about what WE are doing to help these children: theyarechildrenfirst.blogspot.com
 
Saturday, July 7th         8-10:30 am 
Big Country Fundraising Breakfast  
 Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
     Best breakfast around and great company! 
                                             Everyone welcome!                                             Minimum Donation $5


News


                              The North Carolina State Democratic Party has taken the unusual move of endorsing statewide judicial candidates. This was done after the Republican General Assembly injected partisanship into the judicial races and canceled this spring’s statewide judicial primaries in order to give their candidate an advantage by forcing a large number of Democratic judge candidates on to the November ballot. The NCDP has filed a law suit over the General Assembly’s attacks on our independent judiciary; a ruling is pending.

They also changed the rules to allow candidates to switch their party affiliation right before filing. Then they recruited some Republicans to run as a Democrat to split the Democratic vote. Confusion at the ballot box will result from the General Assembly’s attempts to rig our judiciary elections.  The State Party felt that they had no choice but to endorse judicial candidates so voters will not be confused by these tactics.

Look for more information on these candidates closer to the November election.



Make the BLUE WAVE Happen!

 


We Need You to give us 2 hours of your time to make phone calls for Sam Edney’s campaign for the NC House.  This is phone banking the modern way – no Tracfones, no paper lists…. easy peasy.  We’ll use Chromebooks, a headset, and the computer ( which Sam provides) will dial the numbers for us.

Wifi has been installed at Headquarters and we will only be calling strong Democrats to recruit more volunteers. 

From now until November, we need all boots on the ground to win. 
Call Pat Salomon to volunteer:  828-863-2422 or 864-384-5076

 
Come by our booth and meet our candidates at the
Columbus July 4th Celebration!    


Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!


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Awesome Teen Democrats and Candidates  


Awesome Teen Democrats and Candidates  


News and Upcoming Events

Polk County Democrats
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Teen Democrats
“Blue Wave” Beach Party

 
Last Friday, the Polk County Teen Democrats put on THE BEST meet the candidates party ever!  The headquarters was packed with people of all ages enjoying in-depth conversations, music, dancing and great pizza.  They put so much effort into making this not just a fun event, but also a meaningful and inspiring one. This group makes the future look so much brighter.  Many thanks to the Teens Dems, candidates and everyone who attended.
 
      
 
             
Commissioner candidate Carolyn Ashburn, Commissioner (and candidate) Ray Gasperson and Phil Burney.                
  
BJ Bayne, candidate for Sheriff and Maia.   


David Wilson Brown, candidate for US Congress and Karandal Gary.

 
                                                   
David Wheeler, candidate for NC Senate and Emily Hogan.

Events

Monday, May 28th   5:30 pm 
Dinner with the Democratic Women  
   Everyone is invited to join us for the monthly Women’s Club meeting
and enjoy a delicious meal of homemade Brunswick Stew (made with Mountain View BBQ), cornbread, salad and desert.  We will be discussing local issues that are suddenly very hot….. from the mudslides, to DOT highway plans, to TIEC.
 
Saturday, JUNE 2    8-10:30 am 
Big Country Fundraising Breakfast  
 Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
     Best breakfast around and great company! 
                                             Everyone welcome!                                             Minimum Donation $5


Make the BLUE WAVE Happen!

 

We Need You to give us 2 hours of your time in June to make phone calls for Sam Edney’s campaign for the NC House.  This is phone banking the modern way – no Tracfones, no paper lists…. easy peasy.  We’ll use Chromebooks, a headset, and the computer ( which Sam provides) will dial the numbers for us.

We are installing wifi at Headquarters and here is the schedule:
Tuesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26  –  10am to noon or noon to 2pm
Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, 28  –  4pm to 6pm and 6pm to 8pm  

We will only be calling strong Democrats to recruit more volunteers. 

From now until November, we need all boots on the ground to win. 
Call Pat Salomon to volunteer:  828-863-2422 or 864-384-5076

Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!

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Primary Election Recap and Important Events for the Week


Primary Election Recap and Important Events for the Week


Big Rally for Teachers & Teen Dems Meet the Candidates Party is for everyone!

Polk County Democrats
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New 2018-2019 Teen Democrats Officers
Carolina Castillo, Ailey Morlino,  Delaney Suddreth and Itzel Avellaneda  
 

In the News

Primary Election Winners
Congratulations to B J Bayne, who will now be our nominee for Sheriff and to David Wheeler, who will be our nominee for NC Senate.  They both are excellent candidates who worked hard for their victories. We also appreciate and thank Ronnie Smith for all the hard work he put in to his fair and honorable campaign for Sheriff.  And thanks to all who turned out to vote.  Polk County had a 19.13% turnout rate, which is better than our usual 15% turnout for mid-term primaries.  Onward to November!

                                                       

Events

Wed.    MAY 16    5pm       Rally in support of Teachers from Henderson,                                                      Transylvania and Polk Counties

             Historic Courthouse on Main St. in Hendersonville
Click here for more info
 
Friday,    MAY 18    5 pm     Meet All Our Candidates and Catch the Blue Wave                                              Beach Party    Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
                Sponsored by the Polk Teen Democrats
  Pizza will be served.   
Everyone is welcome!

          
Sat. JUNE 2    8-10:30 am   Big Country Fundraising Breakfast  
                                                      Democratic Headquarters, Columbus
                                          Best breakfast around and great company!                                                                                Everyone welcome!
                                  Minimum Donation $5


Make the BLUE WAVE Happen!

 

We Need You to give us 2 hours of your time in June to make phone calls for Sam Edney’s campaign for the NC House.  This is phone banking the modern way – no Tracfones, no paper lists…. easy peasy.  We’ll use Chromebooks, a headset, and the computer ( which Sam provides) will dial the numbers for us.

We are installing wifi at Headquarters and here is the schedule:
Tuesdays June 5, 12, 19, 26  –  10am to noon or noon to 2pm
Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, 28  –  4pm to 6pm and 6pm to 8pm  

We will only be calling strong Democrats to recruit more volunteers. 

From now until November, we need all boots on the ground to win. 
Call Pat Salomon to volunteer:  828-863-2422 or 864-384-5076

Help our local Party thrive.  
Donate securely any time by visiting our website 
polkncdemocrats.org 
and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  
Thanks!

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Women’s Breakfast and Early Voting


Women’s Breakfast and Early Voting


News from the Polk County Democrats

Remember to Vote!

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Early Voting
Thursday, April 19 thru Saturday, May 5th

 Board of Elections Office Only
Second floor of the Womack Building
across for the Courthouse in Columbus

April 30- May4    8:30am – 6:00pm
May 5                  9:00am – 1:00pm

Call BOE with any questions (828) 894-8181
Reminders:
*  UNAFFILIATED VOTERS CAN VOTE in the Primary Election, but must choose either       
     a Democratic Party ballot or Republican Party ballot.

YOU CAN REGISTER AND VOTE AT THE SAME TIME during Early Voting but NOT on Election Day. 

Election Day: May 8th, 2018
6:30am – 7:30pm 
All 7 Precincts Open

Go here for an Absentee Ballot Request Form:
www.polknc.org/docs/Elections/Absentee_Request_polk.pdf
 Sample Democratic Ballot:


(All voting will be on a paper ballots for this election.)
 
Candidate Info
NC Senate 
Christopher Rumfelt
 polkncdemocrats.nationbuilder.com/christopher_rumfelt_
         Cheryl Swofford              polkncdemocrats.nationbuilder.com/cheryl_swoffort
David Wheeler 
wheelernc.com/ and    polkncdemocrats.nationbuilder.com/davidwheeler

Sheriff 
Ronnie Smith  
ronniesmithforsheriff.com/ 
BJ Bayne
     www.blueridgenow.com/news/20171005/ and   www.facebook.com/BJBayne4Sheriff/

Reminder!

 

Big Country Breakfast

SATURDAY MAY 5  8:00 — 10:30
Blueberry pancakes, sausage,
egg casserole, biscuits, fruit,
coffee and OJ
Minimum Donation $5

Vote across the street, then eat!
 

 


Help your local Party thrive.  DONATE securely any time by visiting our website polkncdemocrats.org and clicking on the DONATE button at the top.  Thanks!

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