Who We Are

The Coconino County Democratic Party is one of the 15 county organizations of the Arizona Democratic Party (ADP). The ADP is an arm of the National Democratic Party. We are governed by Title 16 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and by our by-laws.

Anyone who registers to vote as a Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party. To become active in the governance and work of the Party, please contact us. We are actively recruiting precinct committee persons and volunteers for the 2020 Election.

Coconino County is part of Congressional District 1.  Arizona Legislative Districts 6 and 7 each include parts of Coconino County. We work with other County Parties which are also part of those jurisdictions to elect candidates of mutual interest. These counties include Yavapai, Navajo and Gila counties for LD 6 and Navajo and Apache counties for LD 7. Our goal is to elect Democratic candidates in all of these jurisdictions, in the cities and towns within them, in all statewide races, and for the Presidency in 2020. Until after the primary elections, the party remains neutral among Democratic candidates absent extraordinary circumstances.

Every two years, the County Party’s elected precinct committeepersons vote to elect the Executive Committee of the Party and vote for representatives to the Arizona Democratic Party.  In the January 2019 election, the following persons were elected to serve for the 2019-2020 election cycle:

Ann HeitlandChairman 

Allan Gerston – 1st Vice Chair

Marie Sansone 2nd Vice Chair 

Bill Wade Treasurer

Aubrey Sonderegger – Secretary

The Chair appoints additional persons to the Executive Committee and organizes service committees with appointed chairs. Contact info for these people is here.

State Party Committee Persons (updated with appointments since the Reorganization Meeting):

Patricia Ashbrook
Doug Ballard
Louisa Ballard
Celia Barotz
Darrell Boomgaarden
Frank Branham
Nancy Branham
Tom Broderick
Matt Capalby
Patrick Carr
Dennis Chavez
Loretta Chino
Vickey Finger
Allan Gerston
Grant Gray
Donna Hanley
Ann Heitland
Lois Hirst
Steve Hirst
Anita Howard
Donald Howard
Louise Hublitz
Mik Jordahl
Austin Kerr
Sallie Kladnik
Mary Landahl
David McKell
Kyle Nitschke
Frances Riemer
Cathy Rutherford
Christa Sadler
Deydrek Scott
Charlie Silver
Aubrey Sonderegger
Tina Sutton
Mike Taylor
Bill Wade
Marilyn Weissman
Harriet Young