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.
Susie Copeland, President
Michelle Grimsley, First Vice President
Florence Shelton-Clark, Second Vice President
Grace Barnett - Treasurer (not shown)
Secretary - Maureen Bitley
Also pictured: Lydia Hudson, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida President
Manatee Co Democratic Black Caucus family is mourning the loss of our 1st VP, Brian Atkins who passed away suddenly. A celebration of Life was held on Friday, June 14, 2019
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 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
Please download the Manatee County Democratic Black Caucus (MCDBC) Application and mail along with dues. Thank you for your support - we look forward to helping Black voters exercise the power of their vote together.