District of Columbia Democratic State Committee

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District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
ChairpersonCharles Wilson
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Membership (2021)Increase403,124[1]
IdeologyD.C. statehood
Modern liberalism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
City Council
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U.S. House of Representatives
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The District of Columbia Democratic State Committee (DC Dems) is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the District of Columbia.

As of March 31, 2016, Democrats make up 76 percent of the registered voters in the District of Columbia, while 6 percent are registered with the Republican Party (represented by the District of Columbia Republican Committee), 1 percent with the D.C. Statehood Green Party, less than 1 percent with the Libertarian Party (represented by the Libertarian Party of the District of Columbia), and 17 percent with no party or other.[2]

Current elected officials[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Delegate Norton

The District of Columbia is not a U.S. state and therefore has no voting representation. Instead, constituents in the district elect a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The current delegate is a Democrat.

City-wide executive officials[edit]

Mayor Bowser

District of Columbia has two city-wide elected executive officials: the Mayor & the Attorney General. Both officials are Democrats.

City Council[edit]

The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of the District of Columbia. Democrats hold 11 of the 13 seats in the council.

Shadow congressperson[edit]

The posts of shadow United States Senator and shadow United States Representative (not to be confused with the non-voting delegate) are held by elected or appointed government officials from subnational polities of the United States that lack congressional vote. While these officials are not seated in either chamber of Congress, they seek for their subnational polity to gain voting rights in Congress.

In District of Columbia, such officeholders are elected. All of them are Democrats.


As of January 2020, the committee's officers are:[3]

  • Chair: Charles Wilson
  • Vice Chair: Linda Gray
  • Executive Director: Claudette David
  • Recording Secretary: Allen Karnofsky
  • Corresponding Secretary: Alexa Wertman-Brown
  • Treasurer: Brandon Frye
  • National Committeewoman: Silvia Martinez
  • National Committeeman: Jack Evans


  1. ^ Winger, Richard. "March 2021 Ballot Access News Print Edition". Ballot Access News. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Voter Registration Statistics". Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  3. ^ "About Us". District of Columbia Democratic State Committee. Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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