About the WCDP

Your county-level Democratic Party.

What is the WCDP?

The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) is a county-level party. It is run by an Executive Board, all volunteers, headed by a Chair and Vice Chair. Executive Board members are elected by the County Committee just after the November election in even-numbered years for a term of two years. The Executive Board is composed of the heads of a number of standing committees, along with the Chair of the WCDP Black Caucus, who do the nitty-gritty work of organizing a small army of dedicated volunteers. Precinct delegates are elected representatives at the precinct level during the August primary election. These are also volunteers who act as liaisons between their neighborhoods and the Party and can make a difference by organizing their precincts to increase voter and civic participation.

How is it different from the MDP?

The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is a statewide entity, independent from every other state-level Democratic Party. The MDP has a small professional administrative staff, but most of its functions are carried out by volunteers. It is run by the State Central Committee and an Executive Committee. The State Central Committee is also elected for two years at the Spring Congressional District Convention where everyone who has registered as a member of the MDP can vote. The voting is organized through Congressional Districts, which choose their representatives to the State Central Committee. The Executive Committee is elected by the State Central Committee and includes DNC members.

So, what is the DNC?

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the entity responsible for running the presidential election. Its members are elected every two years at State Party Conventions (the Spring Congressional District Convention).

In 2022 – for the first time in 40 years – Democrats swept all three branches of state government: executive, legislative, and judicial. Years of hard work made this success possible.

We need to keep our foot on the gas. America faces a resurgent threat from right-wing extremists. Here in solid-blue Washtenaw County it’s easy to feel complacent, but we cannot leave votes on the table in any election.  In 2024, we must:

  • Expand our two-seat majority in each of our legislative chambers.
  • Elect Justice Kyra Harris Bolden to a full term on the Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Elect a Dem to the Michigan Supreme Court seat currently held by Snyder appointee David Viviano.
  • Keep the U.S. Senate seat help by Debbie Stabenow.

We hope you’ll join us.

Theresa Reid

WCDP Chair