Fired up!!  Ready to Win!

OUR 2016 CANDIDATES: Hillary Clinton US President; Lon Johnson US Congressional Representative MI 1st District; Dan Scripps MI House District 101
TOWNSHIP CANDITATES IN CONTESTED RACES: Peggy Core - Bingham Clerk (incumbent); Fred Peplinski - Centerville Trustee (incumbent);
Tim Johnson
- Centerville Trustee;  Jim Schwantes - Centerville Township Supervisor; W. Dennis Bushey - Elmwood Trustee; Amanda Elliott - Elmwood Trustee;
Doug Scripps - Leelanau Township Supervisor (incumbent); Mary Foster - Leland Trustee; Susan Och - Leland Township Supervisor
COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATES: Dana "Sam" Getsinger - District 2; Dean Robb - District 3; Ty Wessell - District 4 (incumbent)
Patricia Soutas-Little - District 5 (incumbent); Carolyn "Peachy" Rentenbach - District 6 (incumbent/Board Chair); John O'Neill - District 7
COUNTY TREASURER: Jennifer Zywicki

We are the Leelanau County Democratic Party (LCDP), an active, progressive organization whose goal is to enhance the quality of life in Leelanau County and its surrounding jurisdictions.  Through the commitment of our members and the election of responsive government officials, we strive to improve the environment, economy, education and healthcare in our County.  Leelanau Democrats are an inclusive group of individuals working hard and having fun making a positive impact on our community.

We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion and the death penalty.  We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength, and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.
Get Involved
Our organization is growing -- in members, activities and ways to become
involved in our community. 

Our Blue Tiger community service efforts continue to expand as well.  We
have held numerous Food Drives at groceries throughout Leelanau County
which have netted hundreds of pounds of food and thousands of dollars for
local food pantries.

You'll also find Leelanau Dems cleaning our highways, ushering at the State Theatre, and having a great time together at picnics, parades, and special events throughout the year.

Please visit our Get Involved! page to learn more about how you can share
in the fun and satisfaction of being a Democrat in Leelanau County.
Contact Us
We hope that you'll join us.  Please visit our Contact Us page and send us a
message, ask a question, or tell us how you might like to help our efforts.  
Membership Dues are $10 per Person for the calendar year (January 1 through December 31), and are NOT U.S. tax deductible.
Joining is easy.  Just click on the link in the upper right hand corner, print
out the form, and send it along with your check made payable to "LCDP" to:

Leelanau County Democratic Party
P.O. Box 215
Empire, MI  49630

To contact us about other matters:

Email us at:


Caroline (Peachy) Rentenbach
Commisssioner for District 7 & Chair of the Board

Patricia Soutas-Little
Commissioner for District 2

Ty Wessell
Commissioner for District 3
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OCCUPY TRAVERSE CITY Street Demonstration. WHEN: Every Saturday 11-1. WHERE: On Front Street, in front of Chase Bank (across the street from Horizon Books)

Leelanau Democratic Party Leadership Team Meeting.  WHEN: First Saturday each month 10-12.  WHERE: Munnecke Room. All Leelanau County Dem Party members are welcome to attend

for more dates see our


Join Us On Facebook
Our lively LCDP community on Facebook shares comments, ideas, links,
pictures, videos, and announcements.   We look forward to sharing with you!

join or donate online using Act Blue

(secure online payment)

download printable form
(to join or donate by US Mail).
Membership dues are $10/Calendar Year (Jan.1 - Dec.31)
NOTE: Dues and contributions are not US tax deductible.


Leelanau County Democrats proudly
support their candidates at the
Festival Parade in Empire
FRONT: Dana "Sam" Getsinger; Carolyn "Peachy" Rentenbach; Jennifer Zywicki; Susan Och
BACK: Amanda Elliott; Dennis Bushey; Patricia Soutas-Little; Ty Wessell; Dean Robb; Dan Scripps; John O'Neill; Doug Scripps; Jim Schwantes

2016 Labor Day Award Winner
 Cindy Hollenbeck

Betsy & Jay Johnson

Our Democratic representatives

President Barack Obama
US Senator Debbie Stabenow
US Senator Gary Peters
County Commissioner/Chair Peachy Rentenbach
County Commisioner Patricia Soutas-Little
County Commissioner: Ty Wessell

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