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    Charleston County Democratic Party

  • What We Do

    We are committed to social and economic justice and electing Democrats up and down the ballot.


    Social and Business Meetings

    OUR NEXT MEETING is: Th 3/16 6:30, North Charleston City Hall, Council Chambers (3rd floor)


    Charleston Democrats meet once a month, third Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall. In between we hold a variety of social gatherings and encourage people to volunteer with campaigns. All meetings will be posted on our Facebook page and sent out via email.


    Democratic Social @ Rutledge Cab Company (bar and grill)

    1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

    1st Wednesdays every month!


    Volunteers are the core to Democrats winning!

    Volunteers are needed to make phone calls and knock on doors throughout the year. If you are willing to help with this please reach out and we will get you working to elect Democrats!







    We need your financial support to keep electing Democrats!

    Every year the Charleston County Democrats need to raise $20,000 to fund their operations and keep Charleston as a BLUE County. Can you help by making a monthly or one time contribution?

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

    To achieve this mission, CCDP will:


    • Register voters, recruit and support candidates, and organize get‐out‐the‐vote strategies

    • Educate the community about Democratic ideals and the Democratic Party platform

    • Inform voters about political events and about issues such as education, the environment, transportation, health, development, and the economy

    • Support the organization and development of precinct teams and regional clubs as is outlined in the State Party Rules

  • Who We Are

    A volunteer run organization

    Brady Quirk-Garvan



    1st Vice Chair - Radia Heyward

    2nd Vice Chair - Bobbie Rose

    3rd Vice Chair - Devon Turner


    Executive Committee Male - John Brisini

    Executive Committee Female - Carole Benson

    Alternate Executive Committee Male - JA Moore

    Alternate Executive Committee Female - Toby Smith

  • Groups and Meetings

    Democratic groups, times and contact info.

    South Carolina Democratic Party

    915 Lady Street, Suite 111
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Jaime Harrison, Chair
    Crystal Spain, Exec. Director


    Charleston County Democratic Party

    3rd Thursday, North Charleston Town Hall
    6:30 pm Public Meeting
    Chair Brady Quirk-Garvan



    East Cooper Democrats

    4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm for $4/ lite dinner, 7 pm meeting
    Olive Branch AME Annex Building
    1734 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
    Chair, John Brisini


    Awendaw, Christ Church, & McClellanville Precincts

    4th Mondays, 6:30 pm, $10 dinner
    Buckshot's Restaurant
    10030 U.S. 17, McClellanville
    Anne Knight Watson


    James & Johns Island/Folly Beach Democrats

    2nd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
    New location TBD

    Stewart Weinberg





    North Area Democrats

    4th Thursdays, 6:30 pm
    Jeanene Batten Community Center
    3742 Dorchester Rd, N Charleston

    (843) 529-0424
    Chair, Carrie Whipper



    Peninsula Democrats

    3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
    Charleston County Library
    Calhoun St, Charleston
    Chair, Adam Owensby




    Democratic Social @

    1300 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

    1st Wednesdays every month!

    West Ashley Democrats

    Contact: Co-chairs



    College of Charleston Democrats

    Contact: Adam Zerbst


    Charleston County Democratic Women

    1st Thursdays, 6:00 pm social, 6:30, $20 buffet dinner
    Location: TBD Month-by-month:

    * March: Scott's Grand, North Charleston

    * April: Holiday Inn, Charleston (301 Savannah Hwy)

    Contact: Jan Leonard


    Adjacent County Democratic Party Websites

    Dorchester (http://www.dordems.org/)
    Berkeley: TBD
    Georgetown: TBD

  • Non-Affiliated Allies

    Local non-partisan groups which we are proud to call allies.

    SC Progressive Network

    3rd Monday, 7 pm
    International Labor Association
    1142 Morrison Drive
    Charleston, SC 29403
    Contact: George Hopkins, hopkinsg@cofc.edu

  • Charleston County Democratic Candidates

    Who will be on the ballot in 2017 and 2018? Stay tuned...


    Congressman James Clyburn, 6th District


    Peter Tecklenburg - Charleston County Auditor

    Mary Tinkler - Charleston County Treasurer Elect (to be sworn in 2017-07-01)


    Margie Bright-Matthews - State Senate 45

    Marlon Kimpson - State Senate 42

    David Mack - State House 109

    Wendell Gilliard - State House 111

    Seth Whipper - State House 113

    Robert Brown - State House 116

    Leon Stavrinakis - State House 119


    Vic Rawl - County Council 6

    Henry Darby - County Council 4

    Teddie Pryor - County Council 5

    Anna Johnson - County Council 8

  • Donate

    Consider making a contribution so we can keep Charleston as a strong Democratic County

  • Connect With Us

    We're all over social media!



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