URGENT: Now through Feb 2, 2021 support local dems running for City Council
IMPORTANT: Please note that this candidate petition-signing is only for Mount Vernon city residents who reside and vote in one of the four wards. 

Sign Democrat Franklin Walker’s City Council At-Large Candidate Petition

Franklin is running for one of the City Council At-Large seats for the first time and needs more signatures on his petition to get on the ballot! If you vote in one of Mount Vernon’s four wards (not the bordering townships), you can help by setting up a time for Frank to stop by your house before Tuesday, Feb. 2. Please email Frank to arrange a time:

Not sure if you vote in one of the four wards? You can look up your precinct here: Your precinct number (example, 3-A) indicates what ward or township you vote in; in the case of precinct 3-A, you live in Ward 3. If you vote in a township, you’re not eligible to sign the petition.

One of our most important objectives for the coming year is to recruit and elect Democrats in Knox County. In addition to Franklin, we’re happy to share that three other Democrats are running for Mount Vernon City Council this year: Lauren Reiss Heffelfinger, 3rd Ward; Samantha Scoles, 1st Ward (incumbent); Julia Glynn Warga, at-large (incumbent).

Show your support for local Dems! Please contact Frank at NOW. Thanks so much for your help!

Warm regards,

Meg Galipault
Chairperson, Knox County Democratic Party


February 3, Wednesday, 4pm. Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates must be filed (90 days before primary/special election) at Knox County Board of Elections office.

February 23, Tuesday, 7pm. Knox County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting via Zoom. For a Zoom invitation, please write to

Other Annual Events Hosted by KCDP

The Knox County Democratic Party hosts several events throughout the year. Due to COVID events have been cancelled.  Stay tuned for information on the following:

  • Spring Dinner: Our annual spring gathering.
  • Fall Dinner: Our annual fall fundraising dinner, held in September or October.
  • First Fridays on the Square: From May to October, KCDP hosts an information table on the Square in Mount Vernon for First Fridays.