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DEC Committees

The committees of the DEC are where the work of running the party is carried out. Committee members are committed to accomplishing the goals of the DEC and whatever charge the Chair tasks them with completing.

You do not need to be a DEC Member to join a committee; you only need to be a registered Democrat. Read below about the several committees and feel free to contact one or more Committee Chairs to join their committees.


Credentials Committee

This committee vets potential new members, investigates excuses for absences and recommends members with consecutive unexcused absences for expulsion, receives resignations and determines vacancies, and investigates violations of the oath of office.

Committee Chair: Deborah Gale

Ways and Means Committee

This committee handles fund raising activities to benefit the DEC and campaigns for Democratic candidates.

Committee Chair: Kristen Arrington

Membership Committee

This committee hosts new member orientations, recruits new members and volunteers, and promotes the DEC at community events.

Committee Chair: Melody Bernal

Rules Committee

This committee recommends changes and amendments to the Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures as appropriate or required by FDP bylaws or Florida statutes, and also explains the Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures to the membership when requested by the Chair.

Committee Chair: Thomas Bernal
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