What is the DEC?

The Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is the official local county arm of the Florida Democratic Party, which grants it the authority to establish the priorities and activities of the Democratic party within Orange county.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: To get Democrats elected up and down the ballot.

Vision: To mobilize, educate and engage Orange County residents with the goal of electing Democratic candidates to advocate for policies, at all levels, that will build a prosperous and inclusive community for all.

Values: Fun, equity, integrity, diversity, and inclusion.


Meeting dates and locations

The Orange County DEC meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Please consult the calendar on the home page for the meeting location.Our meetings are currently hybrid, with an online option available.

Elected Members and Appointed At-Large Members

Elected Members: Generally, one male and one female representative from each precinct in Orange County, are elected for a four-year term commencing the first month after a presidential election and from time to time by the Membership to fill vacancies. These Elected Members represent the Democratic voters in their precinct and are responsible for coordination of campaign activities, voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in their precinct. They possess full rights, privileges and responsibilities of membership, including full voting rights, and the right to elect and serve as officers of the DEC.
Appointed Members: Additionally, the Chair of the DEC may appoint At Large members in order to achieve political, minority, economic, or other necessary representation within the county committee. These members have voting and other privileges of membership with the exception that they may not serve as officers. Their appointment is for a one-year term, expiring on December 31 of the year of appointment, other than in presidential election years when it expires on November 30.

Members’ responsibilities

  1. Organize and educate your neighbors about Democratic candidates and priorities.
  2. Participate in DEC activities and committees
  3. Attend monthly DEC meetings
  4. Pledge to support Democratic nominees
  5. Help us fundraise!

How do I join the DEC?

Fill out a Members application on line and attend the subsequent meeting at which your application will be approved if there is no issue. You must do this a week before the next meeting to count on approval. Visit Get Involved for more info.

Joining Committees

The DEC has 10 standing committees. You can read more about them here.

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