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About Us

The membership is made up of all the Democratic Precinct Committeemen/women in Boone County - IL who are lawfully elected or appointed in accordance with IL Compiled Statutes. 10ILCS 5/7-8(d).  All persons interested in the purposes of the Democratic Party are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and participate in activities.

Meeting Date and Times

Our meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at the UAW Local 1268 Union Hall, 1100 West Chrysler Drive, Belvidere, IL 61008.



Boone County Courthouse 601 N Main St, Belvidere, IL 61008
Press Releases 

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 20, 2019                                                     


Pro-labor patronage means support for working and middle-class American families

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – UNION YES! is more than a slogan for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association.  During a Saturday, May 18th general membership meeting, the coalition representing all 102 county Democratic Party leaders approved an association-wide resolution to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor.

“In products and services, American union quality is second to none,” said Kristina Zahorik, president of the IDCCA and Chair of the McHenry County Democratic Party. “We’re determined to ensure that every time our counties need a product or service, we are looking for the reliable assurance that comes with the union label.”

Under the Resolution, the IDCCA will not only make American-made, union-friendly purchases, but the group will promote pro-union commerce among their statewide network of thousands of Illinois Democrats.

“As the IDCCA engages county parties, Democratic incumbents and candidates, coalition partners and others, we will be directing them to put organized labor first,” said Dan Kovats,  Executive Director of the IDCCA. “Every year, millions of dollars are spent by Illinois progressives, and our Chairs know the IDCCA has an obligation to support unions in every way possible.”

Zahorik wants the unanimous approval of the resolution to help remind Democrats that the partnership between the party and organized labor is critically important and must not be weakened.

“The IDCCA and Illinois labor share a core set of priorities, including the determination that ordinary workers receive fair and equal wages, good benefits, and a stable, dignified retirement,” Zahorik said. “Together, labor members and grassroots Democrats are fighting for what truly matters to American families; affordable and accessible health care, excellent schools for every child, and a government that invests in opportunity for all people, instead of just the millionaires and billionaires.”

Press Release May 18, 2018

Boone County IL Democratic Party (BCDCC) is
Offering Internship/Scholarships
The 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. We believe in fairness for all. The BCDCC will not waver in the conviction to create a
better community for all citizens.
We are offering up to 5- $500 scholarships to any accredited trade school, college, or university.
Scholarships are offered on a staggered basis. Applications are accepted year round.
Requirements to Apply:
• Resident of Boone County. IL
• Be a high school junior, senior, or college freshman
• Have a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or counselor*
• Be a registered voter (age appropriate)
• Have strong written and/or verbal skills
In return for the scholarship we require 30 hours of service to the BCDCC.
Possible Duties:
• Shadow committee person or candidate
• Help with canvasing
• Prepare campaign materials for canvasing
• Work the Boone County Fair booth and other events
• Other assignments based on BCDCC needs/intern candidate’s unique skills
If you are interested in honing your communication skills and acting to strengthen our democracy while
raising money for you college expenses contact BCDCC Chair John Gedney at to set up an interview.
*For Summer of 2018 recipients: We will accept a copy of final grades in place of reference.
** Applicants whose Parents/Guardians are registered Democrats will be given preference.

Press Release May 18, 2018

A lottery was held at 9:30 am to determine the party placement on the
ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Mark Sanderson
was present for the Republican Party, and John Gedney was present
for the Democratic Party. The results are as follows:
First on Ballot: Democratic Party
Second on Ballot: Republican Party
Thank you,
Julie A. Stapler
Boone County Clerk

Press Release  November 2017

Prior to 2017, you weren’t hearing much about the Boone County Democratic Party and you didn’t see many Democratic candidates on ballots.  The obscurity of the past is now gone.  In March of this year the party reignited as Progressive Democrats and since that time has grown from two volunteers to twenty and filled half of the 38 Precinct Committee positions.  Besides getting organized, they have recruited candidates and developed programs that monitor and take action regarding national and local issues that impact middle and low-income families.  With that being said, the Boone County Democrats are not just about politics.  They are active in a wide range of community programs and events.  They
Help construct homes for Habitat-for-Humanity, serve lunch and provide food for the workers,
They take part in the Heritage Days Parade in Belvidere and participate in the Boone County Fair,
Have donated money to help with the crisis in Puerto Rico,
Assist the Boone County Keen Age Center by serving food at the Volunteer Recognition event,
Help raise money for various organizations including the Animal Friends Society of Boone County.  

Do you know of anyone wanting to get involved?  Know of any high school or college students wanting to help the community or is interested in politics?  We are looking for motivated individuals, including students to join our intern team.  Please contact us at
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