Carter County Democratic Party Presidential Convention

March 7th, 2020 by valeriegrill

March 7, 2020 Delegate Selection Process

Where: Carter County Courthouse, N Main St, Elizabethton, TN

Time: 12 pm Registration, 1 pm Convention starts

Voting Time and Delegate Selection

February 17th, 2020 by valeriegrill

Early Voting has started in Carter County for the Democratic Primary.

Early Voting ends on February 25th.

Democratic Primary March 3, 2020

Carter County Presidential Convention. March 7, 2020 at the Carter County Courthouse on N Main St, Elizabethton. Door opens at 12 pm. Delegate Selection begins at 1 pm. 

To qualify as a delegate you MUST have voted in the March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary.

Information about becoming a DNC delegate and the rules governing the DNC Selection Process may be obtained from, or from the Tennessee Democratic Party, 319 Plus Park Blvd, Ste 203, Nashville, Tn 37217, 615-327-9779.

Meeting Saturday September 14, 2019

September 8th, 2019 by valeriegrill

Carter County Democrats will meet on Saturday, September 14th at the Elizabethton Star’s Franklin Conference Room. We will have a guest speaker, Steffani Rowe, wife of Chris Rowe who is running for U.S. Representive Phil Roe’s seat. The topic will be fundraising.

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting.


August 10th, 2019 by valeriegrill

Carter County Democratic Party meets the second Saturday of each month.

There will be no meeting in July since there is a picnic planned. Details to be published soon.

Time: 10 AM

Place: Elizabethton Star, Franklin Conference Room, 300 N Sycamore St. Elizabethton.

Executive Board meets at 9:30 AM before the regular meeting.

Carter County Democratic Womens Club meets the Fourth Tuesday except for July, November and December.

Time: 6 pM

Place: Beef O’Bradys, WEST TOWN SQUARE, 173 Hudson Dr, Elizabethton

August 10, 2019 Meeting

August 5th, 2019 by valeriegrill

Carter County Dems will meet Saturday August 10,2019 at 10 A.M. in the Franklin Conference Room of the Elizabethton Star located at 300 N. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee.


Tennessee 2019 new laws take effect July 1 including hands free cells

July 11th, 2019 by valeriegrill

Source: Tennessee 2019 new laws take effect July 1 including hands free cells

July 4th Celebration

July 8th, 2019 by valeriegrill

The July 4th Celebration at Covered Bridge Park honoring our Veterans was a wonderful event. Reverend Timothy Holder recounted Carter County’s contributions to our freedom and delivered a moving closing prayer. Ramon Sanchez honored our Veterans and spoke of the need for younger Vets to step up to volunteer for the Honor Guard which is great need of volunteers.  A walk up main street to lay the Memorial Wreath at the Veterans Walk of Honor continued the event followed by a stroll through the walls that bear the names of our fallen.

Carter County Dems Honor Vets on July 4th

June 29th, 2019 by valeriegrill

Carter County Democratic Party in conjunction with the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department honors Veterans at the Covered Bridge Park on July 4th.

There will be a convocation by Reverand Timothy Holder.

All Veterans and our Honor Guard will be recognized.

A wreath will be layed at the Veterans Walk of Honor in downtown Elizabethton.


Carter County Democrats to Hold Reorganization Meeting

March 27th, 2015 by

On Saturday, March 28th at 1 p.m. Carter County Democrats will meet to hold their bi-annual reorganization at the Carter County Courthouse in Elizabethton. Nominations and elections will take place for the office of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Elections will also be held for Executive Committee members. Nominations can be offered from the floor.

All Carter County Democrats are invited and encouraged to attend. The party is looking forward to strengthening its numbers and effectively organizing to place Democrats in all levels of offices as the state party seeks to reach its long-term goal of turning Tennessee blue again.

Carter Democratic Party Launches Proactive Campaign

October 26th, 2014 by

The Carter County Democratic Party has launched a proactive campaign to build its base and to define itself rather than letting others do the defining. Citing a need to make the Democratic brand one that “closet” Democrats are will to be associated with, County Chair Ramon Sanchez-Vinas said conditions are right to make northeast Tennessee a must do stop for future political campaigns by Democratic contenders; we can be competitive. The time is ideal for bringing these forces together; that starts with reminding the public what Democrats has accomplished in the past, and by absence, what Republicans have not.

Sanchez-Vinas says “I am tired of hearing Democrats say that fear there vehicle will be vandalized or they will be frowned upon if their neighbors know they are a Democrat. This is supposed to be a democracy and the vindictive crowd needs to get over it and work toward a government that can work for everyone, not just the privileged or connected.Democrats have been responsible for most of the middle and working class gains and social protections during the past 75 years. We need to remind the public of  who we are and what we stand for on a wide range of issues”.

Persons  interested in running for future political office as a Democrat are encouraged to contact the party now and to meet with leaders to discuss their plans and to build a coalition to help them. That is one element of the outreach initiative; finding and nurturing viable candidates we can support.

Regionally, devoted Democrats have been meeting on a regular weekly basis at the Democrat Resource Center to build a multi-county coalition that can get things done. The Democrat Resource Center has been instrumental in developing positions on key legislative programs, hosting educational forums and the recent senatorial candidate debate, and raising funds for media initiatives to support candidates and issues.

Persons wanting to get involved or stay involved are encouraged to regular visit to find out about meetings and updated happenings. We can be contacted via the website. Persons wanting to help us financially can do so by donating through  the ActBlue link at the top of the website.