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

Boone County Courthouse

601 N 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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Precinct Work to Replace October Monthly Meeting

Rather than meeting at the at the courthouse for our monthly meeting you are encouraged to use the time for a get out the vote effort in your precinct. Please contact John for candidate packets or a voter call list. We need boots on the ground. These races are winnable. 
Contact John 815-323-2985 for packets or call list.

BCDCC Lecture Series: Modern Political Thought

On Saturday, October 6, at 01:00 PM, The BCDCC presents Lawrence Cahoone of Holy Cross in a discussion of the Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics. Everyone is invited. Click here for more details.

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? 

Action Alert!

Attend the Boone County Board Meeting August 15th and Make Your Voice Heard!

Recent actions taken by the Boone County Board demand our immediate attention. Click here for more information about these actions, and what you can do to protest them. Click here to read John Gedneys letter about Republican efforts to place a referendum on the November ballot which could lead to Boone County waging an expensive legal battle with the State of Illinois.

Share your opinion with the BCDCC. Should Boone County Board members receive each applicant's information at least one week prior to voting on the Chair's final recommendation? Respond to our 1 question survey here.

The Boone County Dems were invited to hand out school supplies to area children by the Salvation Army. Due to your generosity at our 1st Mystery Dinner fundraiser, we were able to give the Salvation Army a combination of cash and American/Union Made school supplies in the amount of $1000. Thank you to our volunteers who helped distribute donated school supplies. Michael Simms, Carolyn Tratnik, Walter Stephens and Alexcia. Donations ensure all Boone County students have supplies for new school year Click here for more information about this program.

Action Alert!
Demand Boone County Board Members have time to review the qualifications of applicants for political jobs before being asked to vote them in. Click here for more information. More information about current vacancies in Boone County government can be found by clicking here.

Walmart has stopped carrying Dean's Milk, produced by a local Belvidere dairy. Dean's Milk employs your neighbors, supports our local dairy farms, and contributes to our local charities. Click here to find out what you can do to support Dean's Milk, and have their product returned to Walmart shelves. Tell us that you did, and what happened, by sending us a message here.

Click here to read a statement from BCDCC Chairperson John Gedney on the latest Supreme Court ruling attacking Labor unions. Then Get Out and Vote!

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.

The 2018 election began at the end of December when the Illinois State Board of Elections posted applications to vote by mail.  It's easy to vote by mail. Just go to the Illinois Board of Elections site, select an application for regular Illinois citizens (there is a separate process for military or overseas residents), then follow the instructions. Remember that applications need to go to your local election office. The Board of Election site will show you the right place to submit your application to vote by mail.  Voting by mail is easy.

Current Events:  
Date Time Event Location Contact Other Info

 August 2018          
Tuesday, August 7 to Sunday, August 12 All Day Boone County Fair 8791 Illinois 76
Belvidere, Illinois
John Gedney (815) 323-2985
Click here to volunteer to staff the BCDCC booth.
Thursday, August 9 05:30 - 07:30 PM Ann Dempsey Friend Raiser The Irish Rose, 519 E. State St., Rockford, IL  61104 $30/person donation
Saturday, August 18 07:00 - 10:00 PM Wine and Dine with Bodine Fundraiser McEachran Homestead Winery, 1917 Wyman School Rd., Caledonia, IL angiebodineforstaterep $50/person donation
Tuesday, August 21 05:00 - 07:00 PM Ann Dempsey Fund Raiser with Cheri Bustos IBEW 364, 6820 Mill Road, Rockford, IL

$50/person donation
Sunday, August 26 08:00 - 11:00 AM BCDCC Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Belvidere VFW Post 1461, 1310 W. Lincoln, Belvidere, IL  61008 John Gedney (815) 323-2985
$8/Adult, $4/under 12
 September 2018
Thursday, Sept 13 07:00 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting
Boone County Courthouse, 601 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 October 2018
Saturday, Oct 6 01:00-03:00 PM BCDCC Lecture Series: Modern Political Thought IDA Public Library. 320 N. State St., Belvidere, IL  61008 Emmanuel Oteng-Bediako, (815) 708-4832  
Thursday, Oct 11 07:00 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting
Boone County Courthouse, 601 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
Meeting Cancelled in favor of precinct canvassing.
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