Here are a list and profiles of some organizations allied with the Shore Democrats.
We urge club members to contact or join those of particular interest
to foster greater understanding of one another's programs.
Eric E. West, Chair
What is the 38th District Democratic Committee and how does its work differ from that of the Shore Democrats?
The Shore Democrats' service area includes Delaware's 38th District. While the club conducts educational activities and financially assists candidates, the committee is officially designated by the state and county Democratic parties "to support the mission and goals of the national, state and Sussex County Democratic Party and to work for the election of Democrats to public offices at the national, state and local levels."
The committee’s most prominent public role is to organize election activities in the eight local election precincts that form the 38th Representative District.
It also holds an annual fundraiser, Picnic in the Park.
Interested Democrats are welcome to join the committee. Application may be made to Chairman Eric West (see information at left)
The public is invited to attend committee meetings, held at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Our county party is a subdivision of the statewide Delaware Democratic Party. It encourages candidates, organizes biannual campaign activities, and coordinates the work of volunteers.
Chair Mohammad Akhter
Vice Chair Jane Hovington
Secretary-Communications Paulette Rappa
Treasurer Rita Hughes
At-Large Carol Ballato
Parliamentarian Tim Willard
14th RD: Leslie Ledogar
20th RD: Kerry Thalheim
35th RD: Marcel Hayes
36th RD: Paul Hayes (no relation)
37th RD: Paulette Rappa
38th RD: Mohammad Akhter
39th RD: Jeff Benson
40th RD: Chris Calio
41st RD: Vanessa DeLoach
State Party Chair
John D. Daniello
State Party Vice Chairs
Representative Helene Keeley
Speaker Bob Gilligan
City of Wilmington: Theo Gregory Sr.
New Castle County: Elizabeth Maron
Kent County: John Mancus
Sussex County: Mitch Crane
City of Wilmington: Lynne Fuller
New Castle County: Kristin Barnekov-Short
Kent County: Jody Sweeney
Sussex County: Rita Hughes
City of Wilmington: Darius Brown
New Castle County: J.J. Johnson, Jim Paoli, Erik Raser-Schramm, Renee Taschner
Kent County: Steve Johnson
Sussex County: Carl Ballato
State at-Large: Maria Cabrera, Cerron Cade, Eli Turkel
The State Executive Committee also includes a nonvoting parliamentarian.
Progressive Democrats of Sussex County
The Progressive Democrats encourages concrete, practical action. It supports progressive causes and works with other organizations to support a Delaware Progressive Coalition. It also works within the county and state Democratic parties to ensure that the progressive voice is heard.
"We welcome all Democrats who want to be part of an active grassroots organization."
Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats:
Peter Schott, Sussex County Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202 425-0579
Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats
P.O. Box 102
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
This group's goals are:
1. Support legislative initiatives protecting and enhancing the rights of the LGBT community
2. Build bridges to Delaware Democratic Party leaders and elected officials
3. Ensure LGBT inclusion in all aspects of the Delaware Democratic Party
4. Build coalitions with other groups in support of our issues
5. Serve as a media resource for LGBT issues in Delaware
6. Educate the public and elected officials on issues important to our community
Eastern Sussex Democratic Club
Lise Haupt, President, email@example.com, 202 841-4013
Like the Shore Democrats in the 38th District, the Eastern Sussex Democrats hold lunches and support their local candidates in the 14th and surrounding districts.
Eastern Sussex Dems:
Pres. Lise Haupt, , firstname.lastname@example.org, 202 841-4013
VP – Joe Sakaduski, email@example.com
Treasurer – Dick Byrne
Secretary – Eileen Rosenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club
Stacie Bourton, Pres.
email@example.com, 302 344-5724
The SCWDC raises money to contribute to Democratic candidate campaigns. It meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Sussex Democratic Party headquarters, 10 West Pine Street, Georgetown, at 6:00 p.m. Monthly meetings include speakers who focus on issues in Sussex County. Dues are $15 per year. Membership is open to all regardless of gender.
Progressive Democrats of Delaware: Nancy Willing, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Delaware
Delaware Young Democrats
Primary Contact: Eli Turkel
Please send us information on other groups to add to this list or information to update the above groups.