From the Osceola Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) Chair

We had another busy month growing and building our party in Osceola. 

Please be sure to attend our next DEC meeting on August 22 at 6:45 pm. 

Agenda this month:

1. Get ready for 2020!  We will be providing precinct captain training for our members.  This will include tips and tools for how to run your precincts as a Captain or support the Captain in your area. 
2. Election of delegates for the Florida convention. Please fill out the form and bring a check for $60 if you would like to be part of our delegation.

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church Hall at 1709 N. John Young Parkway on the corner of Columbia Ave. 

Looking forward to seeing you then!
The 2019 Florida Democratic State Convention will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs from October 11-13.
Any registered Florida Democrat may run for a delegate position in the county where they are registered, and all interested candidates are required to file with their County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC).

If you'd like to join our Osceola convention delegation, please submit your delegate filing form to by August 22, 2019 or bring it to the meeting for the election at our August 22 Osceola Dems meeting and submit your $60 delegate fee ($25 for students) upon election. For more on the Convention, visit
Special thanks to State Representative John Cortes for his very generous support to our DEC of $3,500.   We are most grateful to John for this financial support as well has his active participation with the county party.

New Precinct Captains elected June 27

Humaira Alzal  Precinct 504

Angela Eady  Precinct 211

Terri Issacs  Precinct 158

Darlene Roucelet  Precinct 112

Vicki Taylor  Precinct 420

New Precinct Captains elected July 25

Jose Alvarez   Precinct 112

Leah Carius  Precinct 151

Tamika Lyles  Precinct 350

Roy Sampson  Precinct 550

Congratulations to Jan West elected as the new Recording Secretary on July 25!
Welcome new members to the DEC Steering Committee in August

Humaira Afzal - Data Captain
Robert Cherny - Chair of Events
Dan Swando- Project Management Director
Susan Valentine - Labor Liaison (Unite Here)
Jan West - New Recording Secretary
Join us as we gear up to make a difference in the presidential election.   As the I-4 corridor goes, so goes Florida.  As Florida goes, so goes the presidency.  

Please get involved to flip Florida Blue and take back the White House! 

Look what we are up to and come and join the fight to save our democracy!
July 26, 2019
Young Dems Social Gathering at Shipwrecked in Kissimmee.  Members in attendance pictured below: Dora Diaz,
Jessiel Gerena, Melanie Fiorino, Reenie Mcharg
July 31, 2019
Thank you to Congressman Darren Soto for speaking at the Democratic Debate party in Kissimmee!

Results of our Straw Poll
Bernie Sanders - 24
Joe Biden - 23
Kamala Harris - 15
Elizabeth Warren - 14
Andrew Yang - 6
Pete Buttigieg - 5
Julian Castro - 4
Corey Booker - 4
Kirsten Gillibrand - 3
July 31, 2019
Young Dems at the Backpack Giveaway


Young Dems participated in the backpack giveaway in Buena Ventura Lakes and braved the rain to register new voters. OYD Officers Jessiel Gerena & Lee Wright pictured above. #OnwardOsceola #OYD

VAN Training on August 3 
(With some juggling lessons from Dave Finnigan)

We cannot achieve our mission without the support of our generous sponsors

Grand Benefactor $1,000

John Cortes, FL House of  Representatives District 43


Booster $500

Jose Alvarez for County Commission District 1

Brandon Arrington for re-election to the County Commission District 3

Cheryl Grieb, County Commissioner District 4

Russ Gibson for re-election as Osceola Sheriff

Activist $250

Terry Castillo, School Board Member District 1
Angela Eady for Kissimmee Mayor
Mike Harford, Precinct 107 Committeeman
Viviana Janer, County Commissioner District 2
Pitbull Strategies
Vicki Taylor
Victor Torres, State Senator District 15
Bruce Vickers for re-election as Osceola Tax Collector


If you would like to find out how you can be a Democratic Sponsor email us at or use the button below:

Click Here to become a Sponsor
Join the Democrats of St. Cloud Social on August 21 at 7pm at the DEC Headquarters at 1203 Florida Avenue in St. Cloud.   This social will be held in place of our usual business meeting.   Pizza and snacks will be provided.   Come to our social and bring your friends and neighbors for our free and friendly gathering.  Visit our Facebook page democratsofstcloud  for more information.
Time to prepare for 2020.
Free online training for canvassing and using MiniVan


Our next DEC meeting is Thursday, August 22, 2019

Meeting Location: St. John's Episcopal Church Hall at 1709 N. John Young Parkway (on the corner of Columbia Ave) in Kissimmee. 

Come for social time at 6:45pm.  If you are new, you are invited to attend orientation at 6:30.  Please plan extra time for traffic as we will begin promptly at 7pm.
The Osceola Democrat's Headquarters is now open!

1203 Florida Ave
St. Cloud

Thank you to the volunteers who have been staffing the Headquarters in July:

  Humaira Afzal, Roger Browne, Vicki Taylor, & Jan West

Come join our coffee club on Fridays from 11:00am - 3:00 pm each week where we gather to share ideas and work on volunteer activities. 
Can you help us flip Florida Blue?
Click here to give $20.20 for 2020

Our Mission

The Osceola County DEC improves the lives of Osceola residents by electing Democrats who support our values of equality, inclusiveness, fairness, and economic dignity by building the party from the ground up in every precinct.

We accomplish this by:


  • Building a strong, vibrant, and engaged DEC membership

  • Finding viable Democrat candidates and supporting their campaigns

  • Advocating for Democratic issues & mobilizing people

  • Engaging and educating voters to increase turnout


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