Contact Information

Email: polkdems@gmail.com

Phone: 515-314-5762

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5102

Des Moines, IA 50305

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Community Groups

Tip O’Neill, the legendary 47th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, once said that “all politics is local.” Democrats in Polk County understand that message and the importance of connecting with our neighbors. The more informed you are, the more inspired to act our community will become. The more active Democrats become, the faster we see change at all levels of government.

 

Across Polk County, Democrats have established local community groups and we encourage you to join one in your area. Local Democrat Groups help us stay informed about the concerns of individual neighborhoods so that their voices are not lost in the crowd. Whether they are city council issues or national issues, the Democratic Party is the party of the people. We want to hear your concerns and develop action plans to fix them. Participating in a Local Democrat Group is a convenient way to get involved and have your opinion be heard.

 

Area Leadership Breakfast

When: First Saturday of each month

Time: 10:00 AM  

Where: Polk Dems Office at 3839 Merle Hay Rd, Suite 209, Des Moines, IA 50310 

RSVP Required: Call 515-556-9111 to attend

 

Looking for your voting precinct? Find it by visiting the Secretary of State's website.
 

Local Community Groups

Below is a complete list of Polk County Democrats Community groups. If you are new to Iowa or not sure which group you should consider participating in, CLICK HERE to see a map that will help you decide. However, please know that you are welcome to attend ANY of our groups. 

Ankeny Area Democrats

Precincts: Alleman; Ankeny 1 – 15; Crocker 1 – 2; Delaware 1; Douglas; Elkhart; Saylor 1 & 2

Contact(s): Mary McAdams

Phone: 515-681-5858

Email: info@AnkenyAreaDemocrats.org

When: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: TBA

Website: http://www.ankenyareademocrats.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ankenydems/

  

Clive Democrats

Precincts: Clive 1 – 4

Contact(s): Lila Starr

Phone: 515-491-1537

Email: lclivestarr@msn.com

When: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Wobbly Boots Restaurant, 1301 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clive-Democrats-163105104054120/

 

Des Moines West Side Democrats

Precincts: Des Moines 44 - 45, 58 – 63

Contact(s): Paul Goodwin  

Phone: 515-577-7077                        

Email: paul@smpweb.com

When: First Monday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Gilroy's Kitchen, 1238 8th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmwestsidedems/

Downtown Des Moines Democrats

Precincts: Des Moines 47 – 48, 55 – 57

Contact(s): Bill Schoenenberger

Phone: 515-491-2988 

Email: wschoenenberger@gmail.com

When: First Wednesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Java Joe's Coffee House, 214 Fourth St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DTdems/

 

East Des Moines Democrats

Precincts: Des Moines 1 – 4, 23 – 32, 49; Delaware 2; Four Mile; Pleasant Hill 1 – 3

Contact(s): Jim Edvenson or Suzette Jensen

Phone: 515-249-6251 (Jim) or 515-360-6261 (Suzette)

Email: hmrhded@mchsi.com or sjensen3127@gmail.com

When: First Wednesday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Bianchi’s Hilltop Restaurant, 2820 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/587034171649928/

East Polk Democrats

Precincts: Altoona 1 - 5, Bondurant 1 - 2, Clay, Franklin, Mitchellville, Runnells, Washington

Contact(s): Tamyra Harrison

Phone: 515-868-5967

Email: tamyrawh@gmail.com

When: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Fireside Grille, 523 8th St. SE, Altoona, IA 50009

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/altoonadems/

 

Heart of Des Moines Democrats

Precincts: Des Moines 5 - 7, 18 – 22, 33 – 37, 46

Contact(s): Samy El-Baroudi 

Phone: 515-991-2100 

Email: samy.elbaroudi@mchsi.com 

When: Last Thursday of each month

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: 3610 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greyareaydemsncdsm/

 

Grimes Area Democrats

Precincts: Grimes 1 – 3, Granger, Jefferson

Contact(s): Jackie Melton or Sandy Pugh

Phone: Jackie - 515-381-9666 or Sandy 515-537-4090

Email: jscreations@mchsi.com or sandykmp62@gmail.com

When: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Hacienda Vieja, 200 SE Gateway Dr., Suite 106, Grimes, Iowa 50111

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrimesAreaDemocrats/

 

Johnston Area Democrats

Precincts: Johnston 1 – 6

Contact(s): Dave Vawter

Phone: 515-515-771-5441

Email: dave@openmtg.com

When: Second Wednesday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Cozy Café (off 86th in Johnston), 8385 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA 50131

Website: https://johnstonareadems.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnstondems

Northwest Des Moines Democrats

Precincts: Des Moines 8 – 17, 38 – 43, Webster

Contact(s): Vanessa Phelan

Phone: 515-421-8519    

Email: NWDMdems@gmail.com

When: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Reed’s Hollow, 2712 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Website: https://www.nwdmdems.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nwdmdems

Twitter: @NWDMdems

 

Polk City Democrats

Precincts: Madison 1; Polk City 1 and Union-Sheldahl 1

Contact(s): Brenna Tomlin

Phone: 515-330-8678

Email: brennat@ankenyautobody.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PolkCityDems/

South Side Democrats

Precincts: Allen 1, Des Moines 50 – 54, 64 – 84

Contact(s): Karl Schilling 

Phone: 515-707-0684 (Karl) 

Email: K.Schilling@mchsi.com 

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: Plumbers and Steamfitters Hall, 2501 Bell Ave., Des Moines, IA 50321

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/south-side-democrats-of-des-moines-525007631174538/

 

Urbandale Area Democrats

Precincts: Urbandale 1 – 11

Contact(s): Kris Winter

Phone: 515-229-8532

Email: info@urbandaleareademocrats.com

When: First Thursday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Cozy Cafe, 8385 Birchwood Ct., Johnston, IA 50131 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbandaleAreaDemocrats

West Des Moines Democrats

Precincts: West Des Moines 111 – 118, 211 – 213, 311 – 318

Contact(s): Victor Dutchuk                                            

Phone: 515-229-5976                       

Email: vmdutchuk@msn.com

When: Third Saturday of each month

Time: 11:00 am

Where: Tavern Pizza Restaurant, 1755 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wdmdemocrats/ 

Website: www.wdmdems.com 

Windsor Heights Democrats

Precincts: Windsor Heights 1 – 3

Contact(s): Michael Libbie 

Phone: 515-331-3206

Email: michael@insightcubed.com    

When: Last Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Gilroy's Kitchen, 1238 8th St., West Des Moines, IA 50265

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorHeightsDemocrats

Student Democrat Groups

DMACC Democrats (Students and Young Adults)

When: See Facebook for meeting dates and times

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMACCDems

Youth Polk County Democrats

Contact(s): Claire Carstens

Phone: 515-494-3359

Email: cnc1@iastate.edu    

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Youthpolkdems/

Political Action Committees

Urbandale Democrats

Contact(s): Nancy Vetter

Phone: 515-710-8952

Email: nvetter51@yahoo.com    

When: Third Thursday of each month

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Flex & Oscars, 4050 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbandaleDemocrats