Once upon a time, a special group of donors came together to sustain the efforts of the Maricopa County Democratic Party. They each pledged to give $1,000 or more annually to help keep their office open. Nearly 15 years later in 2021--with 4 full-time staff year round, a massive yet growing operational budget, and candidates for several Maricopa County-wide races--our Circle of Friends donors continue to be the lifeblood of this organization. As 2022 rapidly approaches, the Maricopa County Democratic Party is the only organization responsible for all of the countywide, county district, and school board races.
Our Circle of Friends donors understand the importance of local races, because our local elected officials affect our daily lives. From securing clean air and water to accessible roads and friendly parks or expanding the scope and quality of public education, the Maricopa County government is responsible for what happens in our backyards, to our families, and to our neighbors. We host several events throughout the year that are exclusively for our Circle of Friends donors including private receptions with candidates and elected officials, informative issue-based presentations, and social gatherings (both online and in person).
The Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) is the single organization working to elect Democrats to local office from Elementary School Board to Countywide races. With 64% of the state’s vote, Maricopa County is crucial for statewide victories, as we saw in the 2018 election with the four statewide victories.