Message from our Chair

There will not be an in-person meeting for the Cass County Democratic Central Committee this month and most likely not in April. The Missouri Democratic Party has asked that all meetings be canceled until the end of April. We are looking at other options to get together in other ways.

There will not be a Mass Meeting on April 6 for delegate selection. Anyone who wishes to be a delegate to the State Convention must come to the 4th Congressional District Convention on May 30. We are working on a location and time. When I have more information, I will provide that to you.

The most important thing for us all is to act for our common good. Stay home if you are sick. If you can work from home, do so. Support our local businesses as best as you can. Order take out from the local restaurants. Check on your neighbors. Take food and supplies to someone you know is homebound. We are all in this together.


February Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM

ElDorado Mexican Restaurant, 404 W. Pine St, Raymore, MO

Lots of dates with democracy are coming up. Whether you are running for office, running to be a candidate delegate or using your power to vote, we'll be here to support you every step of the way!

Come and join us, we'll give you all the necessary tools to participate as a voter, a volunteer or a candidate during 2020!

See you on Thursday, February 27th.



January Cass Dems Meeting

It's going to take each and every one of us working together to take back our county, state and country. Start the new year with us and help us get organized to elect Democrats here in Cass County.

We start at 6:00pm with a $10 buffet and good conversation. Meeting starts at 7:00pm. This month our Special Guest is Lindsey Simmons. Lindsey is running to replace Vicki Hartzler here in MO 4th Congressional Dist. To learn more about Lindsey you can visit her website at and then come meet her in person on Thursday, January 23rd.

We'll kick off the night with a short presentation from the Cass County Clerk pertaining to upcoming elections and a representative from Elizabeth Warren's Missouri campaign staff will be at the meeting to talk to anyone interested in volunteering for Warren for Missouri.

Note: The Cass County Central Committee does not endorse any candidate in the primary. We welcome any Democratic candidates or their staff, to share information about their local activities. We also will help you connect with any Democratic campaigns in our area.

2019 Holiday Party

However you celebrate the season, we can't wait to see you at our 2019 Holiday Party! Bring a veggie or dessert, we're providing the turkey and ham, there will also be a cash bar.  You can let us know what you'll be bringing at this link:  Holiday Party Sign-Up Sheet

We'll have a box for a cash donation the proceeds of which will be given to a local charity.  

Dress is casual. Ugly sweaters are perfectly acceptable ;)

Run for Something - Cass County Assessor

Cass County Assessor

Incumbent – Roger Raffety


Term – 4 years


Salary – $64,207.92


Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 


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Run for Something - Cass County Treasurer

Cass County Treasurer

Incumbent – Steve Cheslik 


Term – 4 years


Salary – $64,207.92


Filing begins on Feb. 25th and the filing deadline is March 31, 2020. The general election will be held on November 3, 2020. A primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020. 


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October Cass Dems Meeting

Thinking about running, already made that decision to run? This is the meeting you don't want to miss!

Our special guest this month is our expert about running races in Missouri.

Lauren has been a Democratic campaign and non-profit strategist for the past decade. She began her political career in 2009 running red to blue state legislative races in Missouri. She's held positions in Missouri, DC, and Tennessee for candidate campaigns at all levels, issue and advocacy organizations, and technology organizations. Lauren has worked in all facets of politics and campaigns - management, field, political, advocacy, data, technology, and fundraising and has specialized in data, digital, and technology over the past four years. Prior to starting as Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, she most recently served as Data Director for Governor Phil Bredesen's competitive US Senate race in Tennessee.

September Cass Dems Meeting

Brainstorming and strategy session to implement our 2020 campaign plan. Bring your ideas!

Also, bring SHOES! Please comb through your closets and bring all your new or gently worn shoes to the meeting. What is gently worn? Anything that doesn't have holes where it shouldn't have. Bring your boxes and can only wear one pair at a time anyway!

See you Thursday night, the 26th!

Crossroads UMC is collecting shoes; funds received from the shoes will go to fund their Back Snack program for Gladden Elementary in Belton. The shoes will go to micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries so they can have the income to feed and school their families.

Democrats have NEVER wanted to take your guns!

Democrats don't want to take your guns because quite frankly, we have our own! What we believe is that there is an overwhelming need for universal background checks, licensing procedures and a ban of high capacity magazines!  Here's some sensible gun talk from Dennis, a retired union carpenter from Belton who is a strong believer in our 2nd Amendment rights!

"I have been thinking of something with the never-ending mass shootings and the call for banning assault rifles. I am a Democrat and a gun owner. I want all my Democrat friends to not lose focus on what could really help limit mass shootings.

The weapon is unimportant, my Remington 30-06 deer rifle is a semi-automatic that operates EXACTLY the same way the AR-15 does. They are both gas-operated semi-autos. My 30-06 can shoot a much larger bullet than the AR can chamber. .30cal. vs. .22 cal. Much more devastating bullet. The AR is the weapon of choice for many coyote hunters because it is light, flat shooting and does very little damage to the fur so it can be sold. The biggest problem is large-capacity magazines. If the AR is banned the aftermarket industry will just pick another weapon to make them for, such as my deer rifle. What needs to be banned are the large magazines, bump stocks, cranks, anything that makes a gun fully automatic. Banned from manufacture, import, sale, and finally POSSESS. This must carry a felony charge. Convicted felons have to give up all weapons even down to long butcher knives and archery gear. So even if they are not turned in or bought back people won't take them out of hiding to play with for fear of losing everything. I also believe a buyback could get many AR-15's and their aftermarket add ons off the streets.

Just please don't focus as much on the gun as the attachments that make them so dangerous. Be educated on this subject if you choose to debate with a gun nut because when you say something that isn't accurate you lose all credibility. The guard at the Pulse night club said he could have shot the guy if he had had to stop and put a new 10 round magazine in. The guy had a 100 round drum magazine and the guard could never get a shot off."  

The Republican legislature has decimated reasonable gun laws in Missouri. Once again this last weekend we saw pictures of young men carrying guns with high-capacity magazines into stores and striking fear into folks who have just gone out to shop.  We're going to repeat this one more time - Democrats don't want to take your guns, but we must vote out the Republican lawmakers who answer to the NRA and not the citizens of Missouri!  We must have laws that require universal background checks, reasonable licensing procedures and a ban of high capacity magazines.

August Cass Dems Meeting

We have five statehouse districts in Cass County and currently, only one is held by a Democrat. The good news is we can change that in 2020! If you want to run for the Missouri State House or know someone who might consider running for office, plan on being at our August 22nd meeting.

Our special guest for the night is Alexander Benjamin Johnson! Alex is the Field Director for the House Victory Committee and former campaign manager for Floor Minority Leader Rep. Crystal Quade. Alex graduated Drury University with Degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, and since graduation has worked consistently as a field organizer for Democratic Campaigns in MO. Alex sits on the Leadership Team for the Ozarks Region Jobs with Justice and worked actively to make sure enough signatures were gathered to put CLEAN MO and the Minimum Wage Increase onto the ballot in 2018. Today Alex travels across the state meeting with House candidates and central committees to discuss preparations for the 2020 campaign cycle.

Join us at 6:00 pm for the $10 taco and more buffet and lively conversation among friends. Meeting and program at 7:00 pm.

See you August 22nd!