Democratic Black Caucus members met with legislators and aides from the offices of Rep Wengay Newton, Rep Margaret Good, Rep. Diane Hary, Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Bush, Sen. Galvano, and Sen Darryl Rouson. We also met with Desmond Meade, Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and Manatee County Reggie Bellamy.
Michelle Grimsley, President
Glenn Pearson, First Vice President (not shown)
Florence Shelton-Clark, Second Vice President
Cardiena Hardy - Treasurer (not shown)
Secretary - Maureen Bitley
Also pictured: Susan Copeland, Past President, Lydia Hudson, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida President
The Democratic Black Caucus initially started in 2003 as Manatee/Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus, under the leadership of Sharay Davis as President and Leon Harris, Jr. as vice-president.
Presidents since 2003:
Leon Harris Jr.
In February 2019, the Manatee County Democratic Black Caucus was formed.
In April 2019, the Sarasota County Democratic Black Caucus was formed
Membership to the Democratic Black Caucus is open to all registered democrats in Manatee County.
$60.00 for regular and adult
$30.00 - Seniors (62+) and Students