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.

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. 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 December 2020 election, the following persons were elected to serve for the 2021-2022 election cycle:

Ann HeitlandChair

Aubrey Sonderegger 1st Vice Chair

John Propster 2nd Vice Chair 

Bill Wade Treasurer

Jack CahillSecretary

In addition, the following At-Large Members have been appointed to serve on our Executive Committee:  Darrell Boomgaarden, Vickey Finger, Linda Guarino, Dawn Schackner. 

We operate through the following committees and regional organizing groups:
Indigenous Voter Committee
Latin American Voter Committee
Precinct Leadership Committee
Volunteer Engagement
Youth Outreach

Region 1 – North Central Flagstaff

Region 2 – East Flagstaff

Region 3 – Southeast Flagstaff

Region 4 – South Flagstaff

Region 5 – West Flagstaff

Region 6 – West and South Rural

Region 7 – Sedona and Munds Park

Region 9 – North Rural

Region 10 – Page

Region 11 – Havasupai

Region 12 – Navajo/Hopi Sovereign Lands

Region 13 – Southside and NAU

We have representation with these regional organizations: LD-6 Working Group, Northeast Arizona Native Democrats

(For Contact info for Regional Captains and Committee Chairs, write to )

State Party Committee Persons:

Joan Arrow
Patricia Ashbrook
Sarah Benatar
John Bohan
Frank Branham
Nancy Branham
Keith Brekhus
Tom Broderick
Hans Buhrer
Jack Cahill
Matt Capalby
Patrick Carr
Dennis Chavez
Loretta Chino
Teri Dunn
Helen Ferrell
Vickey Finger
Anthony Garcia
Allan Gerston
Aly Graham
Millit Gray
Elliot Greenberg
Linda Guarino
Donna Hanley
James Hasapis
Ann Heitland
Donald Howard
Verlin Joe
Ann Johnson
Mik Jordahl
Bruce Kennedy
Austin Kerr
Avtar Khalsa
Jessica Kitterman
Sallie Kladnik
Mary Landahl
Judith Maeda
Judith Mathus
Robert Maxon
Rosalyn McDermott
George Nasafotie
Charlene Nez
Kyle Nitschke
Casey Nugent
Stephen Nuño Perez
Mae Peshlakai
Cora Phillips
John Propster
Frances Riemer
Cathy Rutherford
Angelica Sanchez
Marie Sansone
Phyllis Schiller
Leslie Schulz
Deydrek Scott
Charlie Silver
Aubrey Sonderegger
Pam Stinson-Tattersall
Mike Taylor
Jennifer Turrell
Alicia Vaughan
Bill Wade
Marilyn Weissman
Jonathon Yazzie
Jeanne Yost
Harriet Young