WHO WE ARE

WE ARE THE MERCER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC  PARTY AND WE ARE PRO FAMILY.

WHAT WE DO

OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL OFFICE AND TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A FAIR AND JUST SOCIETY BY PROMOTING OUR CORE BELIEFS.

OUR CORE BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE IN A SOCIETY THAT IS DIVERSE IN CULTURE, THOUGHT, FAMILIAL STATUS, RACE, AND RELIGION. WE BELIEVE IN A SOCIETY THAT STRENGTHENS FAMILIES AND PROTECTS CHILDREN. WE BELIEVE IN A SOCIETY THAT PUTS THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND PROSPERITY OF ITS CITIZENS FIRST; A SOCIETY THAT PROMOTES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, ENSURES AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OF ITS CITIZENS, AND PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT. WE BELIEVE IN THE EQUALITY OF ALL CITIZENS AND CONDEMN DISCRIMINATION. WE BELIEVE IN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC SECURITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, GOOD JOBS AT A LIVABLE WAGE, AND PROTECTION FOR WORKERS. WE BELIEVE IN THE DIGNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF WORK AND OF THE WORKER. WE BELIEVE IN A SOCIETY THAT RESPECTS ITS ELDERS WHO DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RETIRE WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED AND HAVE EARNED TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST GOVERNMENT IS ONE THAT IS EFFICIENT AND ADAPTS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ITS CITIZENS, DOING FOR THE WHOLE THAT WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL IS UNABLE TO DO. AND WE BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION IN THE GOVERNING PROCESS IS MORE THAN A RIGHT, IT IS AN OBLIGATION.

Executive Committee Officers

Executive Chair Tom Mosier
Vice Chair Deb Sneddon
Secretary Pat Franzer
Treasurer Eric Lochtefeld

Central Committee Officers

Central Committee Chair Brenda VanTilburg
Secretary Pat Franzer
   

 

Past Chairpersons

Craig Klopfliesch
Carrol Jeffries
Bill Sell
Mark Uhlenhake
Betty Cook
Maurice Cron
Henni Hinders

 

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Mercer County Democrat of the Year

YEAR Name Notes
1989 Warren Weisenborn Rockford,  deceased
1990 Roger Schwieterman Maria Stein, deceased
1991 Virgil Muhlenkamp Coldwater
1992 Ed Bollenbacher Rockford, deceased
1993 Maurice Cron Coldwater
1994 Betty Cook Celina
1995 Linus Hausfeld Coldwater, deceased
1996 Gracie Snider Montezuma, deceased
1997 George Bihn Ft. Recovery, deceased
1998 Ernest Hartings Maria Stein
1999 Al Boos Coldwater
2000 Gerald Mangen Celina
2001 Mark Giesige Celina
2002 United Steel Workers #4839
2003 Brenda VanTilburg Celina
2004 Jim Highley Celina
2005 Mark Uhlenhake Celina
2006 Roy Thompson Rockford
2007 Betty Cook Celina
2008 Henni Hinders Celina
2009 None N/A
2010 Mel Steinbrunner Coldwater
2011 Cheryl Davis Celina
2012 Carrol Jeffries Celina
2013 Mike Heitkamp Celina
2014 Deborah Sneddon Celina
2015 Phil Long Celina
2016 Margaret Flaute Celina
2017 Gay Garman Ft. Recovery
2018 Helen James Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 Mary Wright Celina
2020