The Boone County Democratic Central Committee (BCDCC) is dedicated to improving our community by creating an environment of hope and unity.  We promise to work tirelessly to improve conditions in our community and affect positive change in the world around us.  We affirm the importance of working together to find solutions.  The BCDCC will operate lawfully and respectfully in all matters.  We will not profit from our endeavors.  We believe in fairness for all.  The BCDCC will not waver in the conviction to create a better community for all citizens.

Meeting Location

The Salvation Army Community Center

422 S. Main St

Belvidere, IL 61008


Meeting Date

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise posted.

Executive Committee:  

County Chair  - John Gedney                        (815) 323-2985
1st Vice Chair - Mike Simms                          (815) 519-6259
Treasurer                - Wayne Borchardt                                  
Secretary         - Wendy LaFauce                                                           
2nd Vice Chair       - Emmanuel Oteng-Bediako   (815) 708-4832  

Contact Information:

By Email:
By Phone: 1-815-323-2985
By Post:     BCDCC, PO Box 1263, Belvidere, IL  61008

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2020 BCDCC Intern/Scholarships Now Available

We are seeking high school juniors, seniors, and/or college freshmen for 2020 intern/scholarship positions. Great experience for any student's college application. Contact the BCDCC Recording Secretary at to arrange an interview.

Boone County Democratic Central Committee Welcomed
Senator Richard Durbin to Belvidere

The Boone County Dems hosted a luncheon in honor of Senator Richard Durbin, Senior Senator from Illinois, on October 7, 2019 in Belvidere.

The senator updated the enthusiastic crowd about current legislation and the possibility of an impeachment trial. However, the majority of Senator Durbin’s time was spent taking questions from voters, elected officials, and organized labor officials.

Click here to see some pictures from this event.

Local News Coverage of Boone County Democrats

Click here to see Boone County Board member Jessica Muellner, along with aspiring County Board candidate Wendy LaFauce, interviewed on WIFR-TV News about the increasing number of women seeking political office.

2019 Wine and Cheese Fundraiser

We'd like to thank everyone who came out Saturday to McEachran Homestead Winery making our event a huge success! Click here to see some pictures.

From Marilyn Spradling's beautiful auction items, Marilyn Campbell & Dawn Rogers' delicious treats to our elected officials & candidates Cherie Bartelt, Jessica Muellner, & Paul Stoddard sharing their vision for Boone County.

None of this is possible without union support. Rockford Area CAP & Plumbers & Pipefitters' Local 23 were sponsors of the evening. Lending additional support were: IBEW Local 364, Sheet Metal Workers' Local 219, & Iron Workers Local 49. We thank each of you for supporting our vision of fighting for working families.

Of course, all of this comes together under the guidance of our Chair, John Gedney.

Take Action to Help Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Click here to learn the various ways you can provide help to asylum-seekers and refugees at our southern border.

Heartland Mamas Podcast Available

If you enjoyed the Heartland Mamas at the Boone County, click here to follow their twice-weekly podcast. 

2020 Primary Election Season Starting

The primary elections in Illinois will be held on March 17, 2020. Individuals planning to run for Precinct Committee Person in the March 17, 2020 Primary Election can begin circulating petitions on September 3, 2019.

Individuals planning to be a Precinct Committee Person for the precinct in which they live, should circulation a petition and obtain at least 10 (15-20 recommended) signatures. Petitions need to be notarized before submitting. Submission dates (the filing period) are from November 25, 2019 to December 2, 2019.

Individuals planning to be a Precinct Committee Person for a precinct other than the one in which they live, will need to be appointed to their position by John Gedney.

Petition forms can be obtained electronically from Wayne Borchardt.  Printed forms will also be available at our next BCDCC meeting (Thursday, September 12).  If you are not familiar with Votebuilder, Wayne will access Votebuilder to provide you with names and addresses of Democrats in your Precinct for obtaining signatures.

Wayne can be contacted by email at: and will need your name, address, phone and precinct name and number in order to obtain the proper information from Votebuilder.

Illinois Democratic Chairs Pledge Union-Friendly Goods and Services Spending.

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association, representing the leaders of all 102 Illinois County Democratic Party organizations, approved an association-wide resolution on May 20, 2019, to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor. Click here to see the press release announcing this action.

Midnight Masquerade Fundraiser a Resounding Success

Click here to see a selection of photos from our most recent fundraiser, the 2019 Midnight at the Masquerade Mystery Dinner, and a big thank-you to all participants, masked or not.

New Start Time for Monthly BCDCC Meeting!

The starting time for the BCDCC monthly meeting has been changed to 06:30 PM. Please make a note of this new time.

Workforce Connection Services Now Available.

The Workforce Connection is now operating at 530 State Street, Suite 103, Belvidere, IL  61008. Click here for more information. Visit their website at

New Location for BCDCC Meetings.

We will no longer be meeting at the Boone County Courthouse for our monthly meeting. Starting Thursday, February 14th, we will be meeting at The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to help The Salvation Army feed those in need.

New JB Pritzker campaign ad spotlights Rockford, Freeport, and Boone County

Watch his new video here, with scenes from our very own Boone County Fair. How many of our Democratic candidates can you identify? 

Find out what issues our members are concerned about. Click this link to see the letters they write to local news media.

Run for office! Use this brand new tool to find out where, when and how you can run for office. A #BlueWave is coming to Illinois. Click this link, enter your address and see if your community has seats where we are recruiting candidates. No Republican should go unchallenged this November.

Current Events:  
Date Time Event Location Contact Other Info

 January 2020
Thursday, Jan 9 06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 February 2020
Thursday, February 13
06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 March 2020
Thursday, Mar 12 06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting  The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 April 2020
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