Beaufort County Democratic Party
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The BCDP is looking for volunteers to serve as precinct officers, candidates interested in running for office, people to host fundraisers, among other activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the link above and tell us about your interest area. Thank you.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Help Us Get Ready for 2022
We are building our infrastructure and outreach so we are prepared for the upcoming 2022 Elections. In South Carolina, all state elective offices are up for election (Governor, etc.) as well as challenges to Sen. Tim Scott's seat and reclaiming our Congressional seat. But, most importantly we are planning data-driven expansive campaigns for our local candidates to increase the number of Democrats in the State House and the County Council.
We have seen the consequences of the 2020 elections with Republicans gaining a supermajority in the State Senate on our state's policies. in a span of a few short months, the Republicans have passed bills to ban abortion, relax gun laws, discriminate against members of the LGBT community, and consider dangerous anti-environmental legislation.
It is time to fight back by mounting competitive political challenges to all of the incumbent Republicans. Please help us in our efforts by contributing to the BCDP today
The SCDP Convention
The South Carolina Democratic Party Convention will be held virtually, once again, this year to ensure everyone's health and safety. All BCDP Delegates should have received their information on registering for virtual voting on May 19 and 20. The online Convention will take place at 9:00 AM on May 22nd. In addition, a list of all Caucus meetings was included in the Convention information. For more information on the convention, click here.
Democratic Candidates Announce for 2022 Election
The 2022 Elections have begun with two candidates announcing their candidacy for statewide office: former Congressman Joe Cunningham for South Carolina Governor and current State Representative Krystal Matthews for U.S. Senator.
Join a Democratic Club in Your Area
There are four membership clubs in the Beaufort County Democratic Party that facilitate Democrats and those interested in Democratic politics to meet on a regular basis, be educated by engaging speakers, and participate in social activities.
To find out more about these Clubs, their activities, and how to join as a member, please click the appropriate link below. Each Club maintains its own membership e-mail list, Facebook page, and website separate from the BCDP. The Presidents of each of these clubs participate as active members of the Executive Committee of the BCDP.
Please note that there is NO membership fee or requirement to be involved with a Democratic Club in order to be active with the Beaufort County Democratic Party (BCDP).
Most Clubs are meeting via Zoom at this time.
Democratic Club - North of the Broad
Meeting: 3rd Thursday of the Month at 7:00 PM
NOB has started in-person (outside) meetings as follows:
Thursday, May 20th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, June 17th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, July 15th - 6:30-8:00 PM
Place: Washington Street Park at the corner of Washington Street and Newcastle Street in Beaufort
Bluffton Democratic Club
Meeting:: 1st Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:30 AM and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM.
Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m
For more information on the local Democratic Clubs:
Start Planning For 2022
It is not too soon to start thinking about the 2022 mid-term elections. How would like to participate - as a candidate, as a precinct leader, as a volunteer? Whatever role you play - it will be critical to continuing making Democratic inroads in Beaufort County.
There are many elected positions open in 2022. We encourage everyone to consider whether this is a path they would like to pursue. The following partisan elected positions that currently have Republican incumbents will be up for election in November 2020:
Secretary of State
Superintendent of Education
U.S. Senate (Scott's Seat)
U.S. House of Representatives (Mace's seat)
SC State House 118
SC State House 120
SC State House 122
SC State House 123
SC State House 124
BC Probate Judge
Beaufort County Council District 2
Beaufort County Council District 4
Beaufort County Council District 6
Beaufort County Council District 8
Beaufort County Council District 9
Beaufort County Council District 10
Beaufort County Council District 11
In addition, there will be non-partisan seats on the Bluffton Town Council up for election in 2019 and for the Hilton Head Town Council, the Beaufort City Council, and the Beaufort County School Board in 2020.
BCDP Chair Mayra Rivera-Vazquez and BCDP Members with Democratic Senate Candidate (SC) Jaime Harrison at a recent celebration of the Clyburn Fellows in Charleston (From l-r): Kathleen Mardell Hughes, President, Bluffton Democratic Club, Jodie Srutek, Former Democratic Candidate for Beaufort County Council District 7, Rivera-Vazquez, and Nathan Campbell, Former Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 46.
Madam Vice-President and Madam Speaker
Congratulations President Biden and Vice-President Harris
BCDP Chair consults with Presidential Candidate Joe Biden during Emily Clyburn's memorial service in Charleston.
Beaufort County at the SCDP Convention - June 2019