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FCDP Executive Committee

Chair: Clint Morris
Vice-Chair: Andrea Ewen
Treasurer: Carol Raitz
Secretary: Kim Ewen
Asst Secretary: Kelly Feibes

Committee Members
Chad Aull, Gina Bess, Patti Bingham, Ron Bingham, Pam Broughman, Sandy Broughman, Rosalind Bryant, Josh Buckman, Ann Jay Bryan, Craig Cammack, Donna Moore Campbell, Diana Clewett, Courtney Daniel, Paul Duffin, Wes Duke, Angela Evans, Andrea Ewen, Chris Ford, Denise Gray, Michael Haskins, Josh Hicks, Matt Housh, Priscilla Johnson, Shayla Johnson, Brenda McClanahan, Ken McClanahan, Bob McNulty, Seth Norat, Chuck Powell, Gail Swanson, Joe Swanson, Carol Raitz, Margaret Ridley, Cherlynn Stevenson, Brad VanHook, Alayne White

Members of Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Committee
Andrea Ewen
Brenda McClanahan
George Mills
Clint Morris

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From our Chair: My Resignation & Search for a New Chair

My Fellow Fayette County Democrats,

Serving as the Chairperson of your Fayette County Democratic Party has been a tremendous honor. For the past five and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with a dedicated group of volunteers who are unmatched in their commitment to advancing our Party’s values on a local, state, and national levels.

Today, our county party sets the standard for local parties across the Commonwealth. The hard work of every volunteer has allowed us to turn Lexington from simply “leans blue” to solid blue, with what will prove to be a long-lasting Democratic electoral majority. I feel fortunate to have been a part of the team. Working alongside all the folks who give tirelessly of their time, talents, and treasure has been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience.

This winter, after the success of the 2019 election and the preparation for what would have been, prior to COVID-19, our quadrennial reorganization process, I decided not to run for another term as Chair. With every election cycle, we are presented with new opportunities and challenges – and the time has come for fresh perspective and new energy to face what is ahead. Though our reorganization process was postposed, I believe the need to elect a new leader remains. Though my commitment to our Party and our candidates has not diminished, it has become increasingly difficult to balance the work required for this position with the other growing and changing priorities in my life. Our candidates, our volunteers, and our voters deserve a Chair who can embrace the role and its responsibilities with an uninhibited fervor.

On May 21, I tendered my official resignation to the Executive Committee, effective upon the election of a new Chair. Per our Bylaws, I appointed a Nominating Committee that is charged with reviewing applications and presenting a nomination (or nominations) to the Executive Committee for consideration. I have asked Alayne White, Chair of the 79th Legislative District and long-time FCDP Field Director, to head up this important task. Today, this Nominating Committee will begin accepting applications for a new FCDP Chair.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please review the Notice of Vacancy and submit an application to the Nominating Committee by 5:00 PM on June 22.  The Executive Committee will meet to elect a new Chair on July 9 during the July FCDP Executive Committee Meeting.  (On the Notice of Vacancy you will find both the process for submitting an application and the position qualifications.)

I would like to thank everyone for your support and encouragement over these past several years. I am continually amazed by the way so many of you show up again and again to do the work that needs to be done. Your devotion to making our community a better place is inspiring.

Specifically, I would like to thank my incredible Vice Chair, Andrea Ewen, as she joins me in transitioning to emeritus status. Andrea’s resiliency and steadfast commitment to our Party has been the foundation for our growing successes. I have been, we all have been, lucky to have her.

I look forward to spending the next five weeks preparing for a smooth transition. Likewise, I am excited about what is in store for the Fayette County Democrats!

Yours,
Clint Morris, Chair
Fayette County Democratic Party

#VoteSafe – 3 Rs of Absentee Voting

Our democracy cannot pause during this global pandemic. If anything, COVID-19 has shown that we need to elect officials who are prepared, willing and able to lead during a time of crisis. The upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary is your chance to select those candidates who will represent our Party, and it’s values, in the 2020 General Election.

Due to concerns over public health, Governor Beshear and the State Board of Elections are providing ALL Kentuckians the option of voting in this upcoming primary by Absentee Ballot.

Please review our Absentee Voting Page and make plans to ensure that your voice is heard!

Remember the 3 Rs…

2020 VISION Campaign

With the support of faithful Democrats like you, the Fayette County Democratic Party played a pivotal role in taking back the governor’s mansion in 2019. This year will present an even bigger challenge, and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make 2020 a turning point in our Commonwealth and in our nation!

Due to the party reorganization that takes place every presidential year, we will not be hosting our traditional Awards Dinner Fundraiser this spring. Instead, this fundraising letter campaign will be our only major source of income in 2020.

We are calling this campaign 2020 Vision because WE SEE A FUTURE where access to affordable healthcare is a right, our public schools are fully funded, and EVERY member of our community has the opportunity to make better lives for ourselves and our families.

We hope you will consider making a contribution to make this year one for the history books!

  • You can contribute online here:  2020 Vision Campaign
  • OR send a check made out to Fayette County Democratic Party to: PO Box 1486, Lexington, KY 40588

We know that, with your help, we can turn out record numbers of Democratic voters, and we can send our candidates to Frankfort and Washington to fight for our values of fairness, equality & opportunity! We know we can because we have done it before – in 2018 and 2019 – and momentum is on our side!

From our Chair: My Resignation & Search for a New Chair

My Fellow Fayette County Democrats,

Serving as the Chairperson of your Fayette County Democratic Party has been a tremendous honor. For the past five and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with a dedicated group of volunteers who are unmatched in their commitment to advancing our Party’s values on a local, state, and national levels.

Today, our county party sets the standard for local parties across the Commonwealth. The hard work of every volunteer has allowed us to turn Lexington from simply “leans blue” to solid blue, with what will prove to be a long-lasting Democratic electoral majority. I feel fortunate to have been a part of the team. Working alongside all the folks who give tirelessly of their time, talents, and treasure has been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience.

This winter, after the success of the 2019 election and the preparation for what would have been, prior to COVID-19, our quadrennial reorganization process, I decided not to run for another term as Chair. With every election cycle, we are presented with new opportunities and challenges – and the time has come for fresh perspective and new energy to face what is ahead. Though our reorganization process was postposed, I believe the need to elect a new leader remains. Though my commitment to our Party and our candidates has not diminished, it has become increasingly difficult to balance the work required for this position with the other growing and changing priorities in my life. Our candidates, our volunteers, and our voters deserve a Chair who can embrace the role and its responsibilities with an uninhibited fervor.

On May 21, I tendered my official resignation to the Executive Committee, effective upon the election of a new Chair. Per our Bylaws, I appointed a Nominating Committee that is charged with reviewing applications and presenting a nomination (or nominations) to the Executive Committee for consideration. I have asked Alayne White, Chair of the 79th Legislative District and long-time FCDP Field Director, to head up this important task. Today, this Nominating Committee will begin accepting applications for a new FCDP Chair.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please review the Notice of Vacancy and submit an application to the Nominating Committee by 5:00 PM on June 22.  The Executive Committee will meet to elect a new Chair on July 9 during the July FCDP Executive Committee Meeting.  (On the Notice of Vacancy you will find both the process for submitting an application and the position qualifications.)

I would like to thank everyone for your support and encouragement over these past several years. I am continually amazed by the way so many of you show up again and again to do the work that needs to be done. Your devotion to making our community a better place is inspiring.

Specifically, I would like to thank my incredible Vice Chair, Andrea Ewen, as she joins me in transitioning to emeritus status. Andrea’s resiliency and steadfast commitment to our Party has been the foundation for our growing successes. I have been, we all have been, lucky to have her.

I look forward to spending the next five weeks preparing for a smooth transition. Likewise, I am excited about what is in store for the Fayette County Democrats!

Yours,
Clint Morris, Chair
Fayette County Democratic Party

#VoteSafe – 3 Rs of Absentee Voting

Our democracy cannot pause during this global pandemic. If anything, COVID-19 has shown that we need to elect officials who are prepared, willing and able to lead during a time of crisis. The upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary is your chance to select those candidates who will represent our Party, and it’s values, in the 2020 General Election.

Due to concerns over public health, Governor Beshear and the State Board of Elections are providing ALL Kentuckians the option of voting in this upcoming primary by Absentee Ballot.

Please review our Absentee Voting Page and make plans to ensure that your voice is heard!

Remember the 3 Rs…

2020 VISION Campaign

With the support of faithful Democrats like you, the Fayette County Democratic Party played a pivotal role in taking back the governor’s mansion in 2019. This year will present an even bigger challenge, and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make 2020 a turning point in our Commonwealth and in our nation!

Due to the party reorganization that takes place every presidential year, we will not be hosting our traditional Awards Dinner Fundraiser this spring. Instead, this fundraising letter campaign will be our only major source of income in 2020.

We are calling this campaign 2020 Vision because WE SEE A FUTURE where access to affordable healthcare is a right, our public schools are fully funded, and EVERY member of our community has the opportunity to make better lives for ourselves and our families.

We hope you will consider making a contribution to make this year one for the history books!

  • You can contribute online here:  2020 Vision Campaign
  • OR send a check made out to Fayette County Democratic Party to: PO Box 1486, Lexington, KY 40588

We know that, with your help, we can turn out record numbers of Democratic voters, and we can send our candidates to Frankfort and Washington to fight for our values of fairness, equality & opportunity! We know we can because we have done it before – in 2018 and 2019 – and momentum is on our side!

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FCDP Office Hours

CLOSED Due to COVID-19

FCDP Executive Committee

Chair
Clint Morris

Vice-Chair
Andrea Ewen

Treasurer
Carol Raitz

Secretary
Kim Ewen

Asst Secretary
Kelly Feibes

Young Dems President
Chris Couch

Communications
Andrea Ewen

Committee Members
Chad Aull
Gina Bess
Patti Bingham
Ron Bingham
Pam Broughman
Sandy Broughman
Rosalind Bryant
Josh Buckman
Ann Jay Bryan
Craig Cammack
Donna Moore Campbell
Diana Clewett
Courtney Daniel
Paul Duffin
Wes Duke
Angela Evans
Andrea Ewen
Chris Ford
Denise Gray
Michael Haskins
Josh Hicks
Matt Housh
Priscilla Johnson
Shayla Johnson
Zac Losey
Brenda McClanahan
Ken McClanahan
Bob McNulty
Seth Norat
Chuck Powell
Gail Swanson
Joe Swanson
Carol Raitz
Margaret Ridley 
Cherlynn Stevenson
Brad VanHook
Alayne White

Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Committee

Andrea Ewen
Brenda McClanahan
George Mills
Clint Morris

DEMOCRATIC PARTY HISTORY

Democrats form the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. For more than 200 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans. Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege should not be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are values that should guide us.Today Democrats are fighting to repair the damage done during the Bush years and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation.

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLATFORM

The vision is simple. Democrats want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. Democrats want an America that is still the world’s strongest force for peace and freedom. And Democrats want an America that is coming together around our enduring values instead of drifting apart.  Read the 2016 Democratic Party Platform.

FAYETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S MISSION

The Fayette County Democratic Party’s mission is to support and promote the ideals of the Democratic National Committee and the Kentucky Democratic Party. FCDP promotes those principles and values, operates and maintains a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all, encourages lifelong active participation by local Democrats, and takes an active part in the election process. The local party serves to recruit, support and elect Democratic candidates for county, state and national offices. Executive Committee Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at 431 South Broadway.  All meetings are open, and we welcome guests