Chaffee Democratic Party Holiday Party

We had a wonderful evening on Saturday night at the Chaffee County Democratic Holiday Party in Buena Vista. We enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner featuring stuffed pork loin and live music from Off The Grid. Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell received the Democrat of the Year award, Dan Cassidy received the Volunteer of the Year award, and Erin Kelley received the Rising Star award. A good time was had by all.

Susan K. Shepherd, Chair
Chaffee County Democratic Party

Chaffee Democratic Party Vice Chair JoAnne Allen presents the Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell with the Democrat of the Year award

General Election Information – Tuesday, November 6, 2018

General Election – Tuesday, November 6, 2018
(polls open 7AM – 7PM)

Lori Mitchell is our elected Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder and you can contact the Chaffee County Elections Department at:
Phone (719) 539-4004

November 6, 2018 General Election for Chaffee County – Download:  Sample Ballot

Here is the digital version of the Blue Book: Blue Book Online

You can check or update your voter registration record online at

2018 Chaffee County Precinct Map

Democratic Canvassing with Stephany Rose Spaulding, Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd

Saturday, September 22nd  at 11 am at the Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida

Please join us and Walk with Congressional District 5 candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding, Chaffee Coroner candidate Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd for Chaffee Treasurer candidate.  Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet these candidates and help them in their elections.

Arkansas Valley Indivisible – Blue Wave Candidates Forum

Arkansas Valley Indivisible invites you to join us for a Blue Wave Candidates Forum with brief presentations by:

Kimberly Parker, candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner
Erin Kelley, candidate for Colorado House of Representatives
Kerry Donovan, running for re-election as State Senator
Stephany Rose Spaulding, candidate for U.S.House of Representatives

Other candidates will be present for meet and greet. Please join us!

Canvassing Kick-off 9/15 for ALL Democratic Candidates! Join us!

Canvassing in Chaffee County

Greetings Chaffee County Democrats!

It may be hard to imagine, but the November elections are almost upon us. Ballots will be mailed starting the week of October 15th. That means we have 8 weeks to get our amazing local and statewide slate of well-qualified, progressive candidates elected up and down the entire ballot. The time has come to issue the call: ALL HANDS ON DECK! YOU are needed now. We will be supporting our candidates in several ways, through door-to-door canvassing, live phone calls, texts, posting signs, entering data, feeding volunteers, you name it.

Here are a few ways you can help our candidates in the next few weeks. Please RSVP to Joanne Allen at to sign up!


Saturday. September 15th at 10 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida

Walk with Sen. Kerry Donovan, Chaffee Candidates Kimberly Parker for Commissioner and Susan Shepherd for Treasurer.
We will provide candidate literature, walk lists, a simple script and we will walk in pairs. Bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and wear walking shoes. There will be a very special guest that joins our canvas that day to provide additional visibility and to generate buzz. You’ll have to come to see for yourself!

Sunday, September 16th at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida

Walk with House District 60 candidate Erin Kelley and Chaffee Treasurer candidate Susan Shepherd. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.

Saturday, September 22nd at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida

Walk with CD 5 candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding, Chaffee Coroner candidate Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd for Chaffee Treasurer candidate. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.

Chaffee Democrats Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 27th at 6 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida

September’s monthly meeting will focus on several of the substantive statewide and county referred ballot measures.
Chaffee referred ballot measures: Commissioner Keith Baker and Cindy Williams.

Let’s Go Colorado Transportation tax and bond measure. We are working to confirm speakers for Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities, and ballot measures to establish independent redistricting commissions, and minimum setback requirements on new oil & gas drilling. If you would like to present on any of these ballot measures, please contact Chair Susan Shepherd at

Thank you everyone for all that you do each and every day to turn Chaffee County Blue. Together, we WILL Rock the Vote in November!

Dan Cassidy, Webmaster

Chaffee Democrats Big Tent BBQ 2018

Our inaugural Big Tent BBQ was a smashing success, and featured great food, our candidates, and entertainment by the talented Salida Circus. I want to thank everyone who attended and the all the volunteers who contributed so much to make it happen. It was an important fundraiser for the Chaffee County Democratic Party in this crucial mid term election year. Everyone was able to hear from and meet our Chaffee County, State, and Congressional Democratic candidates who gave inspiring and compelling speeches. Our well qualified candidates and their teams are working hard but they need your support. Volunteer today!
In Solidarity,
Susan K. Shepherd
Chair, Chaffee County Democrats

Dianne Primavera, Lt. Governor Candidate

Senator Kerry Donovan listens to constituent

Candidates Kimberly Parker, for Chaffee County Commissioner, and Stephany Rose Spaulding, for U.S. 5th Congressional District

Salida Circus performs

Susan K. Shepherd, Chaffee County Treasurer Candidate

Jeff Graff, Chaffee County Coroner Candidate