Blount County Democratic Party Newsletter:  3 Feb 2019
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Blount County Democratic Party to Reorganize on March 31

The BCDP will hold its bi-annual reorganization on March 31, 2019 at the Bird and the Book (lower level of Southland Books).  Democrats from each of the 10 Blount County election districts will caucus and elect one male and one female representative to the Executive Committee.  Each caucus will also elect a male and a female alternate representative.  Current By-laws allow District four to have an additional representative and alternate.   In addition, the Democratic Women, Young Democrats and Maryville College Democrats are authorized to name a representative to the Executive Committee.  The newly elected Executive Committee will meet immediately to elect officers.  All terms are two years.  Officers may be nominated and elected even if not a member of the new Executive Committee.

In order to take part, you must be a registered voter and resident of Blount County.  BRING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION CARD.  This will help us make sure you join the correct caucus and make check in a lot smoother.  If you do not have your voter registration card, we can look you up on line to verify your status but you will need to show proper identification.  You will also need to sign a pledge stating that you believe in and support the values of the Democratic Party.

The door will open at noon on March 31.  Food and drink will be available for purchase through the bookstore café.  Water will be available free of charge.  No admissions will be permitted after 1:30 PM.   Districts will caucus from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.  District election results will be reported out starting at 2:30 PM. The new Executive Committee will be seated and meet to elect officers and conduct other required and necessary business immediately following the reporting of district election results. All business should be concluded by 4 PM.  Other than door open and close of admissions, times may vary slightly.
Come join us and help guide the future of the Blount County Democratic Party.

Do you know your current BCDP representative


The districts correspond to the County Commission districts.  Find you district and contact your representative through

District Representatives - Female (alternate), Male (alternate)
District 1 - Dorothy Kincaid (Lisa Misosky), open (Logan Hill)  
District 2 - Judith Hatfield (Cathy McCord), Dan McCord Jr (Michael Littleton)   
District 3 - Sue Hanye (Ruth Holloway), Bob Hanye (Neal Madore)  
District 4 - Mary-Lynn Snyder (Marte Lawrence), Jeff Barbra (Tony Webb) and Dan Dulik    
District 5 - Peggy Jackson (Ginny West Case), Homer White (J. Nathan Higdon)  
District 6 - Linda Gentry (open), Willis Grant (Forrest Erickson)   
District 7 - open (open), Jimmy Long (open)  
District 8 - Sue DuBois (open), Robert Wilson (open)   
District 9 - Frances Bunse (Angela “Becky” Jones-Johnson), Brent Dotson (open)
District 10 - Terry Morgan (open) Robert Goodwin (open)

Want to help on one of our committees?  To get involved, contact the BCDP by email: , phone: 865-268-9426 or on our website:
  • Finance Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Platform Committee
  • Outreach Committee
  • Candidate Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
Want to know more about the Blount County Democratic Party's Core Values and Platform?  

BCDP meets with Election Commission

Representatives from the BCDP Executive Committee, Bob Wilson, Sue Hanye and Sarah Herron, recently met with the Blount County Election Commission to discuss voting machines.  The BCDP believes that voting machines that use paper ballots and allow for paper audits are the best way to assure election security. Any machines purchased by Blount County should include and apply this methodology. A secure election in which the public has full trust and confidence is  fundamental to our democracy. Research indicates that “paper” is the best way to accomplish this.  The use of paper also seems to have non-partisan, non-political support from objective experts, Republicans and Democrats.

You can read more about this in the January 31, 2019 edition of The Daily Times.  

Keep up your support
Help us keep the momentum going by making a donation to the Blount County Democratic Party.  The great progress we made this past year is a foundation for even more success in the future but we need your continued financial support.  Operating a “headquarters location”, supporting candidates and engaging our community costs money.  Help us grow even stronger!  An easy way to support us is by making a contribution through our ACTBLUE account that can be found on our website,


Friday, February 8,  4-6 pm, BCDP Communications Meeting, at The Bird and the Book. If you are interested in participating please contact Sue DuBois,, Chair of the BCDP Communications Committee.

Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:00 PM - The  BCDP Executive Committee meets on the second Thursday of every month at the MLK Center in Alcoa. These meeting are open for anyone interested in connecting with Blount County Democrats.

Sunday, March 31, 1:30-2:30 pm - BCDP Reorganization - at The Bird and The Book, doors open at noon.

For more events visit the BCDP Calendar.
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