Knox County Democratic Party

Leadership

The Knox County Democratic Party is led by an executive committee that serves two-year terms. The executive committee consists of central committee members elected during the even-year primary election, plus appointed and ex officio members. Ex officio members are full members but are granted membership on the basis of other positions served in the community.

Executive Committee Officers, term expiring April 2024
Kathy Tate, Chairwoman
Adam Gilson, Vice Chairman
Joyce Skocic, Secretary
Linda Michaels, Treasurer

Executive Committee Membership, term expiring April 2024

Kathleen Tate, Howard D
KCDP Chairwoman Jun 2022-Apr 2024
“I am a lifelong democrat who believed so much in John Kennedy’s words “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”, I joined the Air Force after high school. I ran for state legislature in 2018, and continue to do what is needed for the party in Knox County.”
kathytate@knoxcountydems.org

Mary Rugola-Dye, Mount Vernon 2B
mt.vernon.mary@gmail.com

Adam Gilson, Mount Vernon 2C
I believe in good, smart, effective government–a government of, by, and for the people, working on behalf of the ALL the people, regardless of identity, to solve intractable issues, guarantee equality of opportunity, and work toward an ever more just future.
adamgilson@knoxcountydems.org

Janet Chandler, Mount Vernon 3A
As a Democrat I believe that we continue to grow “toward a more perfect union.” walkanddance@gmail.com

Joyce Skocic, Mount Vernon 3B
jskocic@hotmail.com

Margaret (Peggy) Dunn, Monroe A
peggydunn23@gmail.com

Amanda Shufelberger, Morris B
“Being from Northern California it was easy to be a Democrat.  Then I moved to Ohio where reproductive freedoms, alternative energy sources and the overall belief in science & equality are under attack from the majority party so I knew I needed to get more active in political issues
ajshuf@hotmail.com

Franklin Brown, Berlin
Democrat because I have a heart
fbrown5@columbus.rr.com

Denny Rawson, Brown
I taught American Government for 30 years and stressed the need for people in our country to be active and compassionate.
darawson@twc.com

Linda Michaels, College
cares about social security, Medicare/Medicaid, worker safety, fair wages, curbs on rampant capitalism, and social justice

Michaels@kenyon.edu
call KCDP 740-393-3367

Jill Grubb, Gambier A
at age of 12 picketed for equal housing in DC

jillgrubb44@gmail.com

Elaine Stull, Howard B
I am concerned about equality among all people. I am aware that the environment needs our help to heal.  I fear for our country and will do whatever I can to help change the course we have been on for the past few years.
elainestull2@gmail.com

Rob Fetters, Howard C
I believe that governments should help ordinary people, including through protecting health and safety, funding educational opportunities, and defending freedoms involved in voting rights and labor union organizing.
votefetters@gmail.com

Jeanne Griggs, at large
“I’m a democrat because I believe in the importance of education, the separation of church and state, and bodily autonomy for every American.”
jeanne.griggs@gmail.com

Roger Munday, at large
” I use to be an independent leaning heavy to democrat, since the Republicans have turned into a theology I decided I must move to democrat and run for office to help save the Republic, I hope more people will run Democrat, Independent, or even true old style republican because their old questionable policies are so much better than their new Theology.”
VoteforMundayonTuesday@gmail.com

Andrea White, at large
whiteas@kenyon.edu

Kathryn Edwards, at large
I value democracy, equal rights amendment; right to choose; social justice; LGBTQ rights
. kle.knoxvote@gmail.com

Patricia Burdette, Pike
burdettep@gmail.com

Erin Salva, Wayne
Democracy is fragile when we the people are divided and demonized by leaders who put political power over political service. Freedom is not a right it is earned in service to the greater good. salvae@kenyon.edu

Nancy Bevan, Harrison
nancybevan55@gmail.com

Deb Riedmiller, at large
driedm8521@aol.com

Meg Galipault, past KCDP chairwoman
I have always believed in social justice, the civil liberties of the individual balanced with the greater good of the community, the dignity of workers, and the right to decent health care. Yes, we can.

Gordon Gantt, at large
 “I am a Democrat because this party challenges us to be better versions of ourselves, to be better to each other, and to expand the reach of American opportunity.”
gordon.gantt@gmail.com

Luisa Barone Gantt, at-large
“As a lifelong Democrat, I believe in doing what we can to move our country forward and make it better for our kids. I am particularly passionate about equal rights, healthcare for all, gun control and environmental issues.” 
baronegantt@gmail.com

Annie Homstad, at-large
” I own a successful accounting business as well as act as the local school treasurer and substitute teacher in my community. My background in the financial industry gives me valuable knowledge and expertise in a wide range of banking, auditing, and financial roles. I am passionate about finding solutions to women’s healthcare, protecting privacy rights, expanding voting rights, increasing minimum wage to 15 and gun reforms.”
anniehomestead@gmail.com

Patricia Keane, Mount Vernon 1A
“I am a Democrat because we support fair wages for working families, giving women the freedom to make decisions about their health and pregnancy without government interference, democratic elections, and common sense gun safety rules”
Patriciakeane30@gmail.com

Leeman Kessler, at large Mayor of Gambier
kesslerl@kenyon.edu

Roberta “Bobbie” Rawson, at large
I vote for civility, inclusiveness, empathy, legality, dignity, and truthfulness.
rkrawson@twc.com

Joan Slonczewski, at large
joanslon@yahoo.com

Janet Bryne Smith, at large
janet@byrnesmith.com

Julia Glynn Warga, Mount Vernon, 4A
julia.warga@gmail.com

Sam Barone, Legacy
sambarone4202@gmail.com

Richard Mavis, Legacy
mavis@ecr.net

Paula Barone, Legacy
paulamariebarone@gmail.com