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This page is where we'll post reports about our activities. We also got a page dedicated to profiles of our current candidates for elected office. For upcoming events, see our calendar.

We welcome articles by our members, so send them along and we'll publish them here.

Carl Albert Dinner to help fund State Democratic Party Convention

posted Mar 26, 2017, 2:03 PM by Jody Harlan

The Carl Albert Dinner in OKC is a fundraiser that helps pay expenses for the Oklahoma Democratic Party's State Convention the next day, May 20. The convention is free to attend. Please consider purchasing Carl Albert Dinner tickets or make a donation if you can to help with rental of The Tower facility and other costs. If you can't attend, consider donating your tickets to create opportunities for young Democrats and others.

Do you know someone who needs a $500 college/career tech scholarship?

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:53 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 10:53 PM ]

Apply now for the Canadian County Democrats’ $500 awards named the Robert "Bob" Burton Democratic Scholarships, which are named in memory of the organization’s former county vice chair for whom the awards are named. Bob Burton's widow Shirley is secretary of the Canadian County Democrats. Their children Amber Meiki and Robert Burton are pleased that the scholarships are given in their father's honor.

The deadline to apply is April 28. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship committee members include Burton, Laurie Hammons and Dennis Purifoy.

For applications or more information, contact Burton at 405-354-5754 or


Precinct meetings & county convention coming soon!

posted Feb 3, 2017, 8:49 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 8:50 PM ]

If not you, then who? Join us at Canadian County's precinct meetings on Thurs. March 9. Grassroots leaders elected there will be voting delegates to our county convention on Thurs, March 30. You will pick our next county secretary, vice chair and chair and could be elected as a delegate to the district and state meetings.  Both meetings are at 7 p.m. at Canadian Valley Tech Center, 6505 East Highway 66 in El Reno. Map: See you there!

Register online to vote by mail

posted Jan 29, 2017, 9:09 PM by Jody Harlan

Voting by mail is easy! Make s
ure you never miss a chance to vote for Democratic candidates again. Register online now for all elections in 2017 at You'll be glad you did. Please share this info with others who vote like we do!

CC Dems meeting location change for Feb. 13, 2017 only

posted Dec 8, 2016, 11:56 PM by Jody Harlan

Meeting location change for Feb. only! The Canadian County Democrats' Feb. 13 meeting will be at a temporary location due to a scheduling conflict. We will still meet at 7 p.m., but we will meet in Feb. only at the Yukon Library, 1200 Lakeshore Drive. Library map: In Jan. and the rest of the year (except Dec. when we have a party) we will meet at the Police Department at 100 S. Ranchwood on the second Monday of each month. Police Dept. map: Hope to see you there!

33 families served by Canadian County Democrats’ school supplies giveaway Aug 6

posted Aug 7, 2016, 11:01 AM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Aug 7, 2016, 12:42 PM ]

Caption: The Canadian County Democrats distributed school supplies for the 10th year last Saturday, August 6 (first row from left) Dennis Purifoy, candidate for state House District 60, Kelsey Ruby, Shirley Burton, Stephanie Fraker, Cecil Drabek; (2nd row) Cassie Purifoy, Cheryl Drabek and Bruce Fraker.

CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Thirty-three families with an average of four students each lined up Saturday, August 6 at the Lord’s Harvest Food Bank in El Reno to receive school supplies donated by the Canadian County Democrats.

The volunteers also registered three voters, two Democrats and one Republican.

“This is the tenth year that the Canadian County Democrats have distributed school supplies in the county,” said Dennis Purifoy, candidate for House District 60, which includes El Reno and west Yukon. “We are happy to help the community with an outreach project that gets students ready for school and helps teachers with basic supplies their students need to succeed in school.”


Democratic candidates file April 13-15

posted Mar 6, 2016, 11:07 AM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Mar 6, 2016, 11:10 AM ]

 Mad? Sad? Depressed? What can you do to change politics in Oklahoma, Canadian County or the U.S.? Run for office! The Canadian County Democrats will pay your filing fees if you run in our county. We will volunteer for you.  Candidates file for state, federal and county offices from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13-15, 2016. Those filing for state and federal offices go to the Oklahoma State Election Board at the State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd, OKC. File for county offices at the Canadian County Election Board, 200 S. Bickford in El Reno.

Register to vote by Feb. 5, Vote in Pres Primary March 1

posted Jan 24, 2016, 12:34 PM by Jody Harlan

Political decisions are made by people who show up! VOTE Tuesday, March 1, in the Democratic Presidential Primary Election, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Oklahomans registered as Independents will be able to vote in the Democratic primary. Vote early at the County Election Board office at 200 South Bickford Avenue in El Reno from 8 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday before all elections. You also can vote early from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday before the election.

Find out more about the candidates here:

Find your polling place here:

February 5 is the last day to register to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary. Download a voter registration form here:

Holiday Party Friday, Dec. 11

posted Nov 1, 2015, 9:37 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 9:17 PM ]

Happy Holidays! Please join the Canadian County Democrats for our annual Holiday Party, 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at the home of Dick and Pat Swift, 302 S. Holly in Yukon. Thanks so much to our hosts! It’s a casual, drop-in celebration thing with everyone bringing a favorite snack. Park at our house (426 Poplar Ave), at old Central Elementary (6th & Oak) or on any street in the neighborhood except in those next to the fire station. We will accept donations for our scholarship fund and have a small silent auction (only 8-10 items). Join the fun and remember no December meeting.

Schedule for Democratic presidential debates

posted Oct 26, 2015, 8:10 PM by Jody Harlan

Mark your calendars. Here’s the schedule for the Democratic presidential debates:


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