Stand Up. Show Up. Vote Blue.


Welcome to The Dare Democratic Party Website

Outer Bankers face a political storm that challenges us to keep our heads above water. That’s why we invite you to join with the Dare County Democratic Party to Stand Up, Show Up, and Vote Blue. We want to keep the laws, programs, and democratic institutions that sustain and empower everyone. And we want to fix the ones that don’t.

Dare Democrats offer a big tent with plenty of room for diverse opinions, a range of incomes, myriads of cultures, and various lifestyles. But the one thing we all share is a love for the Outer Banks—the place where we all belong.

2022 Candidates

Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senator from North Carolina

Cheri Beasley
U.S. Senate

Barbara Gaskins for Congress (U.S. Third Congressional District)

Barbara Gaskins
U.S. House

Heather Euler for Dare County Commissioner

Heather Euler
County Commissioner

Andrian “Sweet Pea” Tillett for Dare County Register of Deeds

Andrian "Sweet Pea" Tillet
Register of Deeds

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Statement on Passing of Ken Wenberg

The Dare County Democratic Party mourns the loss of former party Chair Kenyon Walter “Ken” Wenberg of Waves who passed away July 29 at age 83.

Ken is remembered as a true gentleman who took the reins of the party in 2002 at a time of great transition in party leadership. Ken worked to build a strong party foundation that led to future successes in the 2006 and 2008 elections. He continued to serve as a trusted resource for future leaders. A successful businessperson, Ken served the community in a number of other leadership positions as well.

We send our condolences to Jackie, Ken’s wife of nearly 58 years, the entire Wenberg family, and his many friends.

You may find his full obituary here.

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A candidate for a county seat can need as much as $25,000 to run a strong campaign. For district seats in the General Assembly, a run for the House needs roughly $200,000; a Senate candidate needs around $1 million. That means Dare Democrats need your donation to win. You can choose to:

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