The Boone County Democratic Central Committee (BCDCC) is dedicated to improving our community by creating an environment of hope and unity.  We promise to work tirelessly to improve conditions in our community and affect positive change in the world around us.  We affirm the importance of working together to find solutions.  The BCDCC will operate lawfully and respectfully in all matters.  We will not profit from our endeavors.  We believe in fairness for all.  The BCDCC will not waver in the conviction to create a better community for all citizens.

Meeting Location

Boone County Courthouse

601 N Main St

Belvidere, IL 61008


Meeting Date

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise posted.

Executive Committee:  

County Chair  - John Gedney                    (815) 323-2985
1st Vice Chair - Mike Simms                      (815) 519-6259
Treasurer                - Wayne Borchardt                           
Secretary         - Wendy LaFauce                                                    
2nd Vice Chair       - Emmanuel Oteng-Bediako                      

Contact Information:

By Email:
By Phone: 1-815-323-2985
By Post:     BCDCC, PO Box 1263, Belvidere, IL  61008

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The 2018 Boone County Fair Online Shift Sign Up tool is now available. The BCDCC will have a booth at the fair, and we are scheduling people to staff it in two hour shifts. We are looking for 4 people for each shift. If you work 4 hours in a day, we will provide a pass for you for the fair on that day. You will get a pass for each day you work 4 hours. Click here to sign up online.

Walmart has stopped carrying Dean's Milk, produced by a local Belvidere dairy. Dean's Milk employs your neighbors, supports our local dairy farms, and contributes to our local charities. Click here to find out what you can do to support Dean's Milk, and have their product returned to Walmart shelves. Tell us that you did, and what happened, by sending us a message here.

Click here to read a statement from BCDCC Chairperson John Gedney on the latest Supreme Court ruling attacking Labor unions. Then Get Out and Vote!

On Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 PM, come and get acquainted with State Representative Candidates for Boone County, Paul Stoddard for IL 70 and Angie Bodine for IL 69. Enjoy some of Grandma’s famous pie and coffee while getting to know your future State Representatives and their plans to make changes in Springfield.

We WILL NOT be serving lunch to the Habitat crew this Saturday, June 30, because they aren't ready for a crew yet.

Find out what issues our members are concerned about. Click this link to see the letters they write to local news media.

Run for office! Use this brand new tool to find out where, when and how you can run for office. A #BlueWave is coming to Illinois. Click this link, enter your address and see if your community has seats where we are recruiting candidates. No Republican should go unchallenged this November.

Join us in demanding that the U.S. Government stop the cruel practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at our nation's borders, and restore political asylum to victims of domestic and gang violence on June 30, 2018 at 10:00am. Meet at Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street, Rockford, IL. More information here, here, and here...and here.
6/20 UPDATE: Find another event near you by searching here.

You're invited to a Summer Bar-B-Que with Angie Bodine, our candidate for State Representative-IL 69th District, on Sunday, July 15th at the Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State St., Rockford, Illinois. Tickets available here.

The Float Building and BBQ Party at John Gedneys's House has been rescheduled for Friday, June 22, at 5:00 PM. Call John and let him know that you're coming by Monday, June 18th (815-323-2985). More information here.

You are invited to the beautiful home of Pat and Steve Faivre on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM to meet Paul Stoddard, an uncommon candidate running a common sense campaign. Desserts and drinks will be provided along with some intelligent dialogue. Be a part of the solution for Illinois and support Paul Stoddard for Illinois State Representative, District 70. The suggested donation is $50.00. Click here for more details.

Sara Dady is having a General Election Fundraiser on June 20, 2018 at the Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club. More information here.

We have received a number of great suggestions for this year's Heritage Days' float. We've combined them to come up with: Character and Vision Create Milestones. We will be depicting wind turbines, solar panels, & commuter rail while displaying character trait words and soundbites. If you would like to walk in the parade, help with the assembly of the float or making its parts, please respond here. We will be assembling the float at John Gedney's on Friday, June 22, before the parade. He has been generous enough to offer to BBQ, so we should have a BLAST! 

The BCDCC will be providing lunch to the Habitat for Humanity crew on:
Saturday, June 30th & Saturday, July 14th. If you would like to help serve lunch on either/both days, please respond here for more information.

The BCDCC is now accepting applications for precinct committeeman/woman in Boone County. Click here for the application and instructions on how to apply.

The Boone County Democratic Central Committee is pleased to announce "Bullets in the Bathtub", a Murder Mystery Fundraiser on June 2, at Lino's Restaurant, from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Join us for a three course Italian dinner and an evening of murder and mayhem. Tickets are on sale now through May 18 at Eventbrite

The 2018 election began at the end of December when the Illinois State Board of Elections posted applications to vote by mail.  It's easy to vote by mail. Just go to the Illinois Board of Elections site, select an application for regular Illinois citizens (there is a separate process for military or overseas residents), then follow the instructions. Remember that applications need to go to your local election office. The Board of Election site will show you the right place to submit your application to vote by mail.  Voting by mail is easy.

Current Events:  
Date Time Event Location Contact Other Info

 June 2018          
Saturday, June 2 05:30-09:30 PM Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
Lino's Restaurant, 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL
John Gedney (815) 323-2985 $50/person, Cash Bar, Ticket Sales end May 18
Monday, June 11 07:00-09:00 PM Paul Stoddard Fundraiser 726 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 Paul Stoddard Suggested donation $50
Thursday, June 14 07:00 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting Boone County Courthouse, 601 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney (815) 323-2985  
Wednesday, June 20 05:30-09:30 PM Sara Dady Fundraiser Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club, 5151 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 Stacy Bernardi, 678-641-8267 $30/person, $50/couple
Friday, June 22 05:00 - ??? PM Heritage Days Float Assembly/BBQ John Gedney's House John Gedney
(815) 323-2985
Volunteers needed to help assemble the float. More information here.
Sunday, June 24 03:00 PM Boone County Heritage Day Parade Belvidere, IL John Gedney
(815) 323-2985

Parade Staging starts at 1:30 PM
Saturday, June 30 10:00 AM Stop Separating Families Protest Rockford City Hall, 425 East State Street, Rockford, IL  Stacy Bernardi, 678-641-8267
Saturday, June 30 Lunchtime  Habitat for Humanity Lunch Service Gilman Street Site John Gedney (815) 323-2985
Cancelled - Habitat for Humanity not ready for crew yet
 July 2018          
Tuesday, July 10  02:00-04:00 PM Boone County Meet & Greet with Paul and Angie Grandma's Family Restaurant
320 W. Chrysler Drive, Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Paul Stoddard  
Thursday, July 12 07:00 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting
Boone County Courthouse, 601 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney (815) 323-2985

Saturday, July 14 Lunchtime Habitat for Humanity Lunch Service
Gilman Street Site John Gedney(815) 323-2985
Volunteers needed to serve lunch
Sunday, July 15 02:00 - 04:00 PM Summer BBQ with Angie Bodine Fundraiser Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State St., Rockford, IL Angie Bodine $25/person. Tickets available here.
 August 2018          
Tuesday, August 7 to Sunday, August 12   Boone County Fair 8791 Illinois 76
Belvidere, Illinois
John Gedney (815) 323-2985
Click here to volunteer to staff the BCDCC booth.
Sunday, August 26 TBA BCDCC Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser VFW   Details to follow.
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