The Democratic Party of McHenry County is growing in strength every day thanks to people just like you. We hold regular party meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. Currently the location is at McHenry County College in room B-166, but check back here for monthly meeting announcements.
We will post other events here from time to time, and registered members are also welcome to post event announcements.
The secret to winning a local election starts with understanding how to plan your campaign activities.
- The election calendar
- Volunteer recruitment
- Voter contact
If you are planning to run, or just thinking about running for office, you should attend this training class. Volunteers and precinct committeemen are also welcome to attend. The class will be led by local Democrats who have won a number of elections in McHenry County. You will learn what it takes to win, and discuss the methods that have been proven to work time and time again.
Setup should only take a few hours. We will meet at the Fairgrounds at Building D, right next to the Fair office. You can park in the lot immediately in front of the building during setup.
We need volunteers to staff our booth during the fair. It's easy work and lots of fun. We have one-day fair passes for for our volunteers who need them, or the Party can reimburse you. If the shifts we have listed don't fit your schedule, just let us know and we can work something out. Thanks!
The County Fair celebrates our local farmers and the foods they produce. Walk through the barns where you can learn about beef, dairy, swine and poultry. Visit the gardens where you can see, learn, and hear from Master Gardeners about growing your own vegetables. Meet some of the farmers who produce your food. Learn about the history of farming in McHenry County. And then, sample some local food. For more information visit the County Fair website.
Teardown should only take a few hours at most. Meet us at the booth in Building D right next to the Fair office.
The Collar County Chairmen's Reception has become something of an annual tradition at the Illinois State Fair. The event draws attendees from all over Illinois, and has helped to increase the visibility and credibility of our local county party. Many of the same VIPs who speak at the Chairman's Brunch the next morning also attend our reception. It's a great way to meet Democrats and have a relaxing evening before the Brunch and Democrat Day at the State Fair.
This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and complimentary hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.
The Chairman’s Brunch is the largest gathering of Democrats in Illinois each and every year. It's an opportunity to connect with over 1,000 Democratic County Chairmen, elected officials, labor leaders, Democratic activists, and candidates for federal, state and local offices.
Registration Opens at 8:00am
Doors Open at 8:30am
Program Begins Promptly at 9:00am
Tickets are $40 per person.
Please note that you must purchase your tickets directly from the link below. We'd like you to also RSVP to the event here on the McHenryDems website so we know you are going, but that does not reserve your ticket.