Muskegon County Democrats are striving for livable wages, affordable
health care, stronger schools, safer communities, and fairer
elections. We fight for those who will fight for you.
DEMS Michigan Voter Information Center WE ARE Join the Muskegon County Dems!
Muskegon County Democrats are striving for livable wages, affordable
health care, stronger schools, safer communities, and fairer
elections. We fight for those who will fight for you.
DEMS Michigan Voter Information Center WE ARE Join the Muskegon County Dems!

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Upcoming Events

Regular Office HoursDate: Every Friday
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

Memorial Day Parade Planning Meeting*All are welcome to attend*

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

Drink BlueDate: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Nauty's, 1300 W Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI

Memorial Day Parade Planning Meeting*All are welcome to attend*

Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

Memorial Day Parade - Fruitport Lions Club Old Fashioned Days*Our participation in parades depends on volunteers like you. We need parade walkers. Please consider participating.

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Fruitport, Michigan

Kathy Pelleran-Mahoney Meet & Greet:
Candidate for State Representative, District 102Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 486 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

Muskegon Pride Parade*Our participation in parades depends on volunteers like you. We need parade walkers. Please consider participating.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Muskegon, Michigan

White Lake Area Futures Monthly MeetingDate: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: White Lake Area Futures Democratic Club, 1006 E. Colby St., Whitehall, MI

Precinct Delegate MeetingDate: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

Progressive Democratic Women's Caucus Monthly Meeting
Click here to go to the PDWC's website.
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Central Fire Station, 770 Terrace St., Muskegon, MI

Muskegon County Democratic Party General Membership Monthly MeetingDate: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: CIO Union Headquarters, 490 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI

1st Inaugural Juneteenth Parade*Our participation in parades depends on volunteers like you. We need parade walkers. Please consider participating.

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Downtown Muskegon

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2024 Resolutions

Great things Dems are doing for Michigan!!

  • Codified the Affordable Care Act into Michigan law

  • Repealed the draconian 1931 law and passed the Reproductive Healthcare Act codifying abortion access

  • Expanded the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

  • Repealed Right to Work

  • Repealed the Retirement Tax

  • Expanded the Working Families Tax Credit (Earned Income Tax Credit)

  • Passed common-sense gun reform to include expanded background checks and safe storage laws

  • Passed the largest education budget in Michigan’s history

Muskegon Democratic County Commissioners

Marcia Hovey Wright

District 4

Marcia is our District 4 county commissioner and a well-known advocate for all of the residents of Muskegon County. She served six years in the Michigan State House representing Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Muskegon Township. She was elected to the Muskegon County Commission in 2018 and has been a champion for governmental transparency and fiscal responsibility and maintaining vital county services. Marcia has consistently made decisions based on science and best practices. At times, she has been the only person willing to stand up to the radical, right wing bullies who have tried to destroy county government. She played an integral role in saving funding for mental health services in Muskegon County in 2022. Her campaign motto is: “Courage, Compassion, Commitment”.

Charles Nash

District 5

Charles is our county commissioner in the newly formed District 5 that includes Muskegon Township and the eastern part of the City of Muskegon. He brings extensive experience in county government, has served as Vice Chair of the Commission and has consistently represented the best interests of the hard working men and women of his district. Over the past several years, Charles stood up for the most vulnerable residents of our community who have been victimized by the far right Republicans on the commission, often enduring personal attacks himself. His campaign motto is: “A Servant of the People.”

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Jessica Cook

District 6

Jessica is our District 6 county commissioner and has a wide range of public service experience. She is the former Executive Director of the North Muskegon Education Foundation, a member of the Muskegon Downtown Development Authority and the Nelson Neighborhood Improvement Association. Currently, Jessica is a talent and human resources analyst for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Her priorities include adequate funding for public and mental health, support for emergency services and expanded public access to our natural resources. She is committed to restoring a sense of civility and sensible decision making on the County Board. Her campaign motto is: “Bringing People Together”.

Darrell Paige

District 7

Darrell Paige, long time resident of Muskegon Heights, is our District 7 county commissioner. A graduate of GVSU, Darrell served two terms as the mayor of Muskegon Heights and has worked as a dean of students for both Muskegon Heights and Muskegon Public Schools. Darrell played an instrumental role in guiding the City of Muskegon Heights through a period of extreme cost cutting measures to avoid a state takeover by an emergency manager. His top priorities are funding for infrastructure and roads, social services, and public safety. His campaign motto is: “Trusted and Experienced Leadership for a better Muskegon County.”

GOVERNOR/LT GOVERNORGretchen Whitmer & Garlin Gilchrist
SECRETARY OF STATEJocelyn Benson
ATTORNEY GENERALDana Nessel
UNITED STATES SENATEDebbie Stabenow
UNITED STATES SENATEGary Peters
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDistrict 3 -
Hillary Scholten
STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDistrict 87 - Will Snyder
14TH CIRCUIT COURTJenny L. McNeill
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURTKyra Harris Bolden
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURTRichard Bernstein

Who We Are

Muskegon County Democrats are a progressive organization of community volunteers focused on improving the lives of Muskegon County residents. We believe in values like building a strong middle class and protecting the environment. We believe that BIPOC, AAPI, the LGBTQIA+ community, the Latine community, and those with disabilities should have equal rights and an equal voice. We believe that women have a right to bodily autonomy. We are working to create a county party that represents the diversity of our community.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to engage with the Muskegon County community, energize voters, and elect Democratic candidates to public offices at all levels of government. Through grassroots organizing, we hope to build a mobilized coalition of community partners that will help us promote positive legislative action and elect candidates who support equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The first step is often the hardest. We’re here to help!

Knowing about and supporting local candidates and policies which benefit the residents of Muskegon County becomes less daunting the more you learn. We try to provide resources to help you on the journey and a chance to meet like-minded people. The Muskegon County Democratic Party is a group of individuals who share the goal of making Muskegon County a more just and inclusive place to live. We champion democracy and advocate for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to engage, energize and elect like-minded people to public office at all levels of government. We hope to build a coalition of community members that will help us bring about change through grassroots organizing.

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Staff & Board Members

Jason Colella - Chair

Chair

Susan Fabrick - 1st Vice Chair

Tyshon Massey - 2nd Vice Chair

Brennen Gorman - Secretary

Kylie Jackson - Treasurer

Help us win in 2024 and beyond!When you support the Muskegon Democratic Party, you're helping to lay the groundwork and build a stronger party.

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The first step is often the hardest. We’re here to help!

Supporting local candidates and policies which benefit residents of Muskegon will get easier the more you learn. We try to provide resources to help you on the journey and a chance to meet other people doing the same thing. The Muskegon Democratic Party is a group of people who care and want to take action to better our government and society.

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Membership

By joining the Muskegon County Democratic Party, you can help us further our mission of electing Democrats in Muskegon County and throughout the State of Michigan.

Your interest in and support of the Muskegon County Democratic Party is vital to our future success and our community. Members participate in a variety of ways; some volunteer to phone bank or canvas for candidates, others want to help around the office. As a member, you also get to vote on a variety of things that help determine the direction of the local party.

To have a voice and vote on all issues pertaining to the MCDP you must reside in Muskegon County and be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party. Click here to submit your MDP application.

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