Join us Thursday Night!

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR OFFICE? DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE YOU'VE TALKED TO ABOUT RUNNING?

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT UPCOMING ELECTIONS?

You need to join us on Thursday night and bring a friend! Patty Lewis & Ashley Aune are leaders in our Missouri House Democratic caucus. Patty had roots in Cass County and Ashley has won in a formerly Republican district in Platte County. They want to see us win too.

Join us on Thursday, October 26th at the Ives Reid Celebration Center in Belton, 609 Minnie Ave. 

(This is the Belton Senior Center located behind QuikTrip, on the North end of Memorial Park)


3rd Annual CassRocks! a big success!

Our 3rd Annual Cass ROCKS! is in the books. We're happy to announce that our donations and sponsorships have surpassed previous years!

Thanks so much to all our sponsors and volunteers who once again made this event a great success.

This year we split the proceeds with the Belton High School Shooting team.


August Central Committee Meeting

NOTE TIME & LOCATION 
Join us at 6:30 pm to visit and/or eat pizza in the Van Buren Room at the Harrisonville Recreation Center

At 7:00 pm we'll have our committee meeting which will include a discussion of our candidate recruitment program "Talk to 4 for 2024", an update on the petition to return Abortion Rights in Missouri, and a look at the upcoming events where we still need volunteers.
We'll provide the pizza, water, and lemonade. If you'd like to bring a dessert, that would be great!
Sept 8 and 9th: Belton Fall Festival Booth. No parade
Sept 14, 15, and 16th: Raymore Festival in the Park Booth
Sept 16th: Raymore Parade
Oct 6 and 7th: Harrisonville Log Cabin Days Booth
Oct 7th: Harrisonville Log Cabin Days Parade
Oct 14th: CassRocks! Shoot
ALSO -
Please bring your donation for the August Community Service project. The Belton Educational Foundation Shoe Pantry is low and school is about to start. BEF supplies shoes for students in need so they can participate in PE and other activities. Something so simple can make a big difference.
Last year we collected 52 pairs of shoes. Please Donate and help us beat last year's record 💙
See you Thursday night, August 24th! 

Run for Something - Cass County

Requirements for ALL County Offices 

  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy.
  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri or other state.

County Provided Benefits (from 2022)

  • Lagers Retirement Pension- vesting at 5 years
  • CERF Retirement Pension- officeholder or employee must pay 4% of earnings into this, vesting at 8 years
  • County pays $425 per month toward employee/officeholder health insurance premium. Premiums differ depending on the health plan one choses.
  • County pays $100 per month toward a Health Savings Account for those employees/officeholders that choose our High Deductible Health Plan. 
  • County pays for life insurance policy that covers $50,000 for the employee/officeholder, $5,000 for spouse, and $2,500 dependent children.
  • County pays for employee/officeholder $50,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy.
  • County pays for "Teledoc" mobile phone app for all employees/officeholders.
  • County pays up to $150 of unreimbursed dental/vision expenses for all employees/officeholders.
The following options are available at the employee's/officeholder's own expense:
  • CERF Retirement Savings plan through Empower Retirement
  • Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurances through Aflac
  • Legal Insurance
  • Harrisonville Community Center Membership

Filing begins on Feb. 27th and the filing deadline is March 26, 2024. The general election will be held on November 5, 2024. A primary is scheduled for August 6, 2024. 


CO Commissioner Dist. 1 (South)

(Cass Precincts 1-25, 27, 28, 20, 37)
Incumbent – Monty Kisner (Retiring)

CO Commissioner Dist. 2 (North)

(Cass Precincts 25, 26, 29-36, 38-47)
Incumbent – Ryan Johnson

Term - 4 years

Salary - $64,207.92 (in 2022) 

Commissioner Qualifications

  • Resident of the county
  • Resident of district
  • Registered voter
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy.
  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri or other state.

Responsibilities

The Cass County Commission is the executive body of Cass County operating under guidelines established in the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri. Within that authority the Commission:

  • Adopts the annual budget
  • Conducts hearings on planning and zoning matters
  • Enacts ordinances, resolutions and policies
  • Provides for construction and other services
  • Supervises the activities of county departments

Oversight

The Cass County Commission directly oversees and/or works with the following departments:

  • Building Codes, Zoning and Environmental Health
  • County Maintenance
  • Health Department
  • Human Resources
  • IT Department
  • Road and Bridge Department
  • University Extension

The Commission also works closely with:

  • CASCO Sheltered Workshop
  • Cass County Library System
  • Cass County Regional Medical Center

Sheriff 

Incumbent – Jeff Weber

Qualifications:

  • Resident of county for more than 1 year before filing
  • Resident taxpayer and elector of county
  • No felony convictions
  • Capable of efficient law enforcement
  • Has a valid peace officer license
  • Registered voter

Assessor Salary

Incumbent – Roger Raffety

Qualifications:

  • Resident of county

Treasurer

Incumbent – Steve Cheslik

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Resident of the state and county 1 year before election
  • Current in payment of personal and real estate taxes
  • Meets the statutory bond requirements for the office
  • Registered vote

Public Administrator

Incumbent – Randy Jones

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Resident of the state of Missouri and the county 1 year prior to general election
  • Current in the payment of all personal and business taxes
  • Registered voter

Run for Something in 2024 - Missouri Senate & House

Missouri State Senate

District 31

(Cass Precincts All)

Term – 4 years

Salary – $37,711/yr. $121.00/day per diem while in session

The regular session of the Missouri Senate runs from January – May.  The filing period is February 27th - March 26th, 2024.  The general election will be held on November 5, 2024. A primary is scheduled for August 6, 2024.

Rick Brattin – incumbent

Qualifications:

  • At least 30 years of age
  • Qualified Missouri voter for three years before election
  • Resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before election
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pleaded guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pleaded guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.

Missouri State House

State Rep. Dist. 55 (Cass Precincts 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35)

                Incumbent – Mike Haffner elected in 2018

State Rep. Dist. 56 (Cass Precincts 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47)

                Incumbent – Michael Davis elected in 2020

State Rep. Dist. 62 (Cass Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32, 33, 36, 37, 46, 47)

                Incumbent – Shari Gallick elected in 2022

(Precincts overlap districts)

Qualifications

  • At least 24 years of age
  • Qualified Missouri voter for two years before the election
  • Resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before the election
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, or real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri or another state.

Salary – $37,711/yr. $125.60/day per diem while in session 


Meet Richard Brown - candidate for Lt. Governor

We're excited to have Rep. Richard Brown joining us next Thursday night. Rep. Brown is running for Lt. Governor in 2024.

6:00 pm eat/socialize, 7:00 pm We'll hear from Richard about his campaign, and then discuss what we've got coming up (parades, booths, events) and where we need your help.

See you Thursday night, July 27th! 


Meet Elad in Cass County

Join Elad Gross for Missouri Attorney General and the Cass County Democrats for an evening of fun and Democratic camaraderie!

Elad is a constitutional and civil rights attorney who often represents Missourians harmed by our government. He has successfully defended Missouri's Sunshine Law at our state Supreme Court, stopped our state government from persecuting whistleblowers, protected workers' rights on the job, and secured the release of innocent Missourians from illegal jailings.

Elad is a lifelong Missourian. He's running for Attorney General to protect our families; fix our broken justice system; prosecute corruption; and finally end Missouri's status as the puppy mill capital of the country. It's time we have an Attorney General who represents us.

Let Elad know you will be joining us:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/elad-in-cass-county/

We'll have lite snacks at beverages starting at 6:30 pm followed by Elad Gross at 7:00 pm


April Central Committee Meeting

Join us at 6:00 pm for dinner and/or a social hour. Central Committee Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. All are invited to attend.


Earth Day Celebration

2023 Earth Day Celebration!

 

Join the Cass County Democratic Party, in partnership with Deep Roots KC, Prairie Wildflower Foundation, Missouri Department of Conservation, Roberts Restoration, Native Garden Design, Paula Diaz: The GardeNerd, Ripple Glass, NCH Used Bookstore and Reading Room, and many others! 

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2023; Noon-3:00 PM, Rain or Shine

Where: Moon Valley Park, 500 Chestnut Circle, Raymore, MO

Special Guest, Jackson County Commissioner Jalen Anderson, will join us at 1:00 pm to talk about the proposed landfill. #KilltheFill

Activities include:

  • Creating your own Edible Beaver Dam (limited to first 25 kids)

  • Guided “Leave No Trace” Nature/Scavenger Hike

  • Native Seed Packets and Tree Saplings (while supplies last)

  • Information on Growing Native Gardens

  • Information on reducing, reusing, and recycling in Cass County

  • Watersheds and their importance

            AND MUCH MORE!


March Central Committee Meeting

Join us this Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm for dinner and/or a social hour. Central Committee Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. ALL Democrats and like-minded are always invited to attend! 

We have a lot of plans for the next several months! Are you ready to become more involved? We've got a place for you with us.