Welcome to the official website of the Carter County Democratic Party . We are pleased to launch this web portal as your link to interact with your county Democratic Party to gain useful information and allow you to provide valuable input.

Policy on Submissions: Comments are moderated for civility and appropriateness. We serve the right to publish, respond to, and comment upon any comment that is submitted, in full or in part, or to reject comments that are not in keeping with the community spirit of this website. Comments with advertising are not permitted in most cases, although we will post fundraisers and activities that the Party supports.

Posts by guests are invited, and must be submitted by e-mail to web@tndp.org. Such posts will be credited to the writer, and authorship will be confirmed, but no payment will be made. Guest writers will appear in the regular progression of posts.

This website is designed and maintained by the Tennessee Democratic Party in partnership with the Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association and the Carter County Democratic Party. For more information about the site, email the admin: web@tndp.org

We hope this new tool will assist us in building and expanding our member base with the goal of  promoting and preserving democratic values and principles. Never before has this been more important as gains achieved over the past 100 years are assaulted by the right and America’s corporate controlled media.

We will strive to keep content fresh and current so you can keep abreast of party happenings and plan ahead to attend and participate in Carter County Democratic Party activities. Please bookmark and visit this website often. We encourage you to post comments and provide suggestions on how we can improve. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events and important dates.



We Democrats here in Carter County are very proud of our democratic heritage and tradition of self-governance. Carter County was the first permanent settlement outside of the original 13 colonies. In 1772 the Watauga Associate, the first majority ruled system of  American democracy, was created here by men of American birth to establish the first free and independent chartered community on the continent.

Theodore Roosevelt said, “The Watauga settlers outlined in advance the nation’s work. They tamed the ragged and shaggy wilderness, they bid defiance to outside foes, and they successfully solved the difficult problems of self-government.” These independent men and women who came here to carve a life for themselves from the wild frontier knew that government wasn’t the problem, governance was the solution, a tool to write laws and elect judges to provide for the common defense and build courthouses and jails to ensure their enforcement.

Knowing that “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government,” as Thomas Jefferson said, they built schools, a fort, and a granary to ensure the survival of their democracy. Later, they came together to build roads and bridges to aid commerce and ease travel. They understood what was impossible for the individual was achievable for the many and that only by working together can we hope to achieve the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for everyone in our society.

It is with this history in mind and the challenge of the future before us that we dedicate ourselves to building a better community, state, and country.

Click on WHAT WE BELIEVE at the top of the page to see if you agree with our vision a d party creed and, if so, visit GET INVOLVED, sign up, find out about UPCOMING EVENTS, and JOIN US in expanding this democratic tradition.

Michael Lane, County Chair