Sunday, December 11, 2022

Lenawee County Democratic Party Elects New County Board at Executive Committee Meeting


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Lenawee County Democratic Party Elects New County Board at Executive Committee Meeting

TECUMSEH, DECEMBER 11, 2022 -- On Thursday, December 8th, the Lenawee County Democratic Party held its Executive Committee meeting and elected its new County Board. The Board is made up of four leadership positions, each serving a two-year term.

Bill Swift was elected as the new Chair of the Lenawee County Democratic Party. Juanita Kelley was elected as the Vice-chair, Scott Smith was elected as the Treasurer, and Andrew Winckles was elected as the Secretary.

The new County Board will take office immediately and will serve until the next election in 2024.

"We are excited to have such a dedicated and experienced group of individuals elected to the leadership of the Lenawee County Democratic Party," said Chair, Bill Swift. "I have no doubt that they will do an excellent job representing our party and advancing our values in the community."

The Lenawee County Democratic Party is committed to promoting progressive values and supporting Democratic candidates at the local, state, and national levels. The new County Board will play a crucial role in these efforts.

"I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the Chair of the Lenawee County Democratic Party," said Bill Swift. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the rest of the party to make a positive impact in our community."

The Lenawee County Democratic Party welcomes all individuals who share its values to get involved and support its mission. For more information about the party and its activities, please visit its website at


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Now is the time! Vote!


We fight for all our rights.
We fight for justice for all.
We fight for everyday, working people.

Voting is our superpower! Now is the time! Vote!

Statewide offices

  • Governor - Gretchen Whitmer
  • Secretary of State - Jocelyn Benson
  • AG - Dana Nessel
  • State Supreme Court
    • Kyra Bolden
    • Richard Bernstein

Lenawee County- US and State Legislative offices

U.S Congress District #5 - Bart Goldberg 

State Senate District #15 - Jeff Irwin
State Senate District #16 - Katybeth Davis
State House District #31 - Reggie Miller
State House District #34 - John Dahlgren

Lenawee County Board of Commission

County Commission District #1 - Bill Swift
County Commission District #5 - Karol "KZ" Bolton
County Commission District #6 - Andrew Winkles
County Commission District #9 - Jeff Dicenzo

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Lenawee County is Farm Country

The Farmers Antique Tractor and Engine Association Fall 2022 show showcased John Deere tractors this year, but the unusual and rare were also on display. 

 Agricultural history in Lenawee County is rich and runs deep. The Democratic Party has long recognized the essential nature of farmers and the role they have always played in American life. More than that, Democrats have constantly stood up for and fought for farmers and their interests. Democrats know that America can do nothing without our farmers and that's why we will always fight for them. Forward! Together!

Monday, July 11, 2022

Civitan July 4th Parade 2022



 We had a great time in the Civitan of Lenawee 4th of July parade. Thank you to everyone that came out.


Friday, June 24, 2022

Candidate Meet & Greet + July 4th + STW sign-up


Share the Warmth volunteers please note: volunteers who wish to participate in Share the Warmth in-person food service are directed to the attached Share the Warmth volunteer application and information guide. You will need to submit the included form and pass the background check. This is only for in-person food service. You may still prepare and drop food without filling out and submitting the form.

Candidate Meet and Greet - Adrian Jun 26th from 4 pm to 6 pm
Come to beautiful Island Park in Adrian, Michigan for a chance to meet Democratic Party candidates for public office. This is a mixer with snacks, drinks, and music. We're expecting United States Congressional candidate for the newly drawn 5th district Bart Goldberg, candidate for the 15th district Michigan State Senator Jeff Irwin, candidate for Michigan State Representative for the 34th district, and a number of other State and local Democratic candidates.
Help needed: volunteers for setup and tear down
Mobilize details: sign up here for reminders
Facebook event: link

Civitan 4th of July Parade - Adrian 9 am to 12 pm
The 4th of July Parade, organized by Civitan of Lenawee, will take place on July 4, 2022. The parade will form at 9:00 AM at the Family Dollar parking lot and Greenly Street and head East on Maumee Street to Monument Park at 10:00 AM. Come walk within the parade and help celebrate the founding of America. We need volunteers to help with handing out candy to the young attendees of the parade.
Meeting place: St Joseph St off of Greenly St 
Mobilize details: sign up here for reminders
Facebook event: link

Share the Warmth Dinner - July 7th
As we do on the first Thursday of every month, we will be working together to put food on the table for our fellow human beings right here in Lenawee County. Consistently living our values is what we believe and, more importantly, it is what we do. Join us in creating and delivering a home cooked, crowd sourced meal for the residents and staff of Share the Warmth of Lenawee.

There are about 40 shelter residents and a few staff awaiting a hot meal. This month, with your help, we will be providing Fried Chicken and a variety of rice dishes with the rest that goes with a well balanced meal. We need volunteers to sign up, prepare, and deliver the following on Thursday July 7th by no later than 6:15 PM. Sign-up here.

2 x Pulled Pork - enough for 20 (~7.5 lbs)
2 x Vegetable - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Rice dish - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Buns - enough for 20 (~2.5 lbs)
2 x Dessert - enough for 20 (~4.5 lbs)
2 x Beverage - enough for 20 (~ one gallon milk/juice) 
5 x In-person Volunteer Server

Bill Swift
Lenawee County Democratic Party

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Democratic Party Candidates Announced for 2022

The following candidates for public office are running under the banner of the Democratic Party for the upcoming general election to be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Incumbents are noted via the use of their titles. Democratic challenger candidates who do not have a primary opponent may apply for endorsement in writing via our party email.

Michigan Governor
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer - Website
Michigan Secretary of State
  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson - Website
Michigan Attorney General
  • Attorney General Dana Nessel - Website
United States Congress District 5
Michigan Senate District 15 - Democratic Party Candidate
  • State Senator Jeff Irwin - Email
Michigan Senate District 16 - Democratic Party Candidate
Michigan House District 30 - Democratic Party Candidate
Michigan House District 31 - Democratic Party Candidates
Michigan House District 34 - Democratic Party Candidate
    Michigan House District 35 - Democratic Party Candidate
      Lenawee County Commission District 1
      Lenawee County Commission District 5
      • County Commissioner KZ Bolton - Email
      Lenawee County Commission District 6
      Lenawee County Commission District 9
      • Jeff DiCenzo 

      Sunday, January 16, 2022

      Honor Martin Luther King Jr by fighting for voting rights

      Today, on this day set aside to honor and remember him, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr will be referenced on social media platforms and media interviews by conservative Republicans. They will share some essentially meaningless quote, or misinterpret him in some way to suit their agenda, or post a picture of him with something generic about honoring his legacy. We are all expected to forget the past year of insane rhetoric about Critical Race Theory and the unfounded backlash against diversity, inclusion, and equality initiatives by these same people.

      No, we will not forget. Republicans have openly and viciously attacked the principles at the very heart of Dr. Martin Luther King’s civil rights mission. Pretending that you don’t see color and simply saying to yourself that you aren’t a racist dishonors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Actively supporting an effort that has resulted in legal challenges to African-American centered children's literature, violence and intimidation targeting school staff, censorship, and whitewashing of history in our school textbooks is a complete betrayal of his legacy. In the wake of the white supremacist inspired insurrection of January 6th, a very real attempt to overthrow the government of the United States, the forces of white anger and grievance have marshaled their efforts behind invalidating the experiences of black lives and silencing black voices.

      Across the nation conservative Republicans in elected office at all levels of government have renounced their allegiance to the principles embodied in the Republic. In an act of irony they have sold themselves in slavery to the cult of personality surrounding former President Trump. This, their champion of white supremacy and racial division, now owns them, body and soul.

      The ideals upon which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr rested his campaign of non-violence are imperiled by these hypocrites. Justice. Freedom. Equality. These foundations of the Republic are under attack. The open assault on voting rights in states controlled by Republicans is happening right before our eyes. The Big Lie of the stolen election, parroted by millions of aggrieved conservatives, is being weaponized against people of color.

      Dr. King fought for justice.

      He fought for freedom.

      He fought for equality.

      And so should you.