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 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.

Boone County Democrats Day at the Rockford Icehogs

Join us Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 for our 2020 Kick-off event with the Rockford Icehogs at BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford IL. The game starts at 4:00 PM, and the cost is $15 per ticket. A sponsor level package of 20 tickets for $300, which will include recognition on our social media, and on our slide on the video board during the game. Contact Wendy at to order tickets, or send your check payable to the BCDCC, PO Box 1263, Belvidere, IL 61008.

BCDCC Wine & Cheese Mixer

Join us on Saturday, September 14th, from 6pm-9pm at Boone County's only winery, the McEachran Homestead Winery, 1917 Wyman School Rd, Caledonia Illinois 61011, for an evening of conversation, fun, and mingling with fellow Democrats and our candidates. Wine tasting, gourmet cheese and heavy hors d'oevres will complement your evening enjoyment. Click here to purchase tickets, at $50 per person. More information here.

Boone County Fair Booth Volunteers Needed
It's almost time for the Boone County Fair. If you'd like to volunteer in our booth, contact our Recording Secretary at:

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.

Monthly BCDCC Meetings to Resume in September

There will be no monthly meeting of the BCDCC at the Salvation Army in June, July, or August. We will meet before our summer activities instead. Watch your email and our facebook page for updated information.


Planning to Run for Office in Boone County in 2020?
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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.

The BCDCC is now accepting applications for precinct committeeman/woman in Boone County. Click here for the application and instructions on how to apply.

Current Events:  
Date Time Event Location Contact Other Info

 August 2019
Monday, Aug 5 to Saturday, August 10  TBA Boone County Fair  Boone County Fairgrounds  John Gedney(815) 323-2985
Volunteers are needed to staff the BCDCC booth. To sign up, contact our Recording Secretary at:
 September 2019
Thursday, Sept 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
Saturday, Sept 14  06:00-09:00 PM BCDCC Fundraiser  McEachran Homestead Winery, 1917 Wyman School Road, Caledonia, Illinois 61011
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
Tickets $50/person, purchase here
 October 2019
Thursday, Oct 10
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
 November 2019
Sunday, Nov 3 04:00 PM  Rockford IceHogs Kickoff Event BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL  $15/ticket, $300/sponsor with 20 tickets
Thursday, Nov 14 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
 December 2019
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