Democratic National Convention

– Chicago August 2024 –

Delegate Elections

The Florida Democratic Party will send five delegates from Congressional District 17 to represent Florida as we nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for re-election.

Congressional District 17, includes Sarasota and Charlotte Counties and a small portion of Lee County.

The Convention will be held in Chicago from August 19 to 22, 2024.

UPDATE April 22, 2024: Last Thursday and Saturday, CD17 elected three men and two women. Voting took place at SCDP HQ in Sarasota and Common Grounds in North Port and in Charlotte County. Any registered Democrat in CD17 was elgible to vote.

This from SCDP Committeewoman, Mary Clupper: “Once again Sarasota County excelled at getting out the vote for DNC Delegates with 658 people voting in Sarasota County. Thanks to JoAnne DeVries for her hard work in organizing and getting volunteers and making sure a lot of details were taken care of. And also Joan Roscoe and Greg Marshall for executing everything in North Port and the Democratic Black Caucus Resource Center.” Congratulations to Mary Clupper, Barbara Katz, Peter Imhoff, Lou Grossman, and Sebastian Martinez in Sarasota County and to Lucy Garner in Charlotte County

Click Here for April 18 & 20 Election Info & Candidate Bios

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Voter Information


Call Your Reps


Don’t forget to call or email your representatives and let them know how things are going for you and your family.


Sen. Marco Rubio (R)

Sen. Rick Scott (R)
202 224-5274

Please note, to email Senator Scott, you must roll down on the above webpage to get to the email form– evidently both he and Senator Rubio do not publish their direct email addresses or care to make it easy for their constituents to email them.

Congressman Greg Steube (R) District 17

[email protected]

Governor Ron DeSantis (R)
(850) 717-9337
[email protected]

Joe Gruters (R) – FL State Senator District 22 [SARASOTA COUNTY]
(850) 487-5022
[email protected]

Ben Albritton (R) – FL State Senator District 27 [CHARLOTTE COUNTY]
(850) 487-5027
[email protected]

Michael Grant (R) – FL State Representative District 75
(850) 717-5075
[email protected]

Rosie The Riviter Poster from World War Two

Yes, we CAN do it, but more “we” is needed!

Please  review the list of Volunteer Needs for 2023 at this link and contact President Chris Kenealy at (763) 227-1023 or [email protected] to discuss how you can help promote Democratic values in Englewood:

FL 2024 Legislation “Deep Dive”

Bill Tracker

Below is a link to the current bill tracker spreadsheet.  It is organized by category, e.g. education, insurance, environment, etc.   It only includes bills that are assigned to committees, have a companion bill, and appear to have enough support to advance. 

The last section is titled Presumably Dead.  These are controversial bills that have received publicity and are presumably dead because they either ran out of time or lost the support of leadership.   Click here to view the spreadsheet: