Democratic National Committee

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the national organization of the Democratic Party of the United States. It conducts fundraising and represents the political positions of the whole party

If the Democratic Party is the U.S. president, the DNC is working very closely with him. It was founded at the Democratic National Convention of 1848 in Baltimore. Debbie Wasserman Schultz 's current chairman. The DNC is complemented by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and who take on these tasks for MPs in the House of Representatives or the Senate.

Make the Democrats the president, the DNC is responsible to support the goals of the President. If not, it is authoritative spokesman for the Democratic Party as a whole. In presidential elections, it organized the Democratic National Convention and collects under the supervision of presidential candidate money can conduct surveys and coordinates campaign strategy.

Similar committees is also available in the states, most large cities, counties and electoral districts. The chairman of the DNC, is determined by the U.S. President or, if this is not a Democrat by a choice of committee members in the states. The Debbie Wasserman Schultz current chairman was appointed in May 2011 by President Barack Obama after her predecessor Tim Kaine was resigned to prepare for his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

In the Republican Party its place the Republican National Committee takes; at the U.S. Open, it is the Green National Committee, in the Libertarian Party, the Libertarian National Committee.

Current Board of Directors

Since the end of January 2013, the Executive Board is staffed as follows:

  • Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Member of the House of Representatives from Florida )
  • Vice Chair: Donna Brazile ( Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, columnist, author, campaign manager for Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election ), in addition also responsible for voter registration and participation
  • Raymond Buckley (Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Hampshire, President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs, former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives )
  • R. T. Rybak ( Mayor of Minneapolis )
  • Maria Elena Durazo (AFL -CIO functionary )
  • Tulsi Gabbard (Member of the House of Representatives from Hawaii )

As advisor of the Board, the National Advisory Board acts. Current Chairman is Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal.

List of Chairmen

  • Benjamin F. Hallett (1848-1852)
  • Robert Milligan McLane (1852-1856)
  • David Allen Smalley (1856-1860)
  • August Belmont (1860-1872)
  • Augustus Schell (1872-1876)
  • Abram Hewitt (1876-1877)
  • William Henry Barnum (1877-1889)
  • Calvin S. Brice (1889-1892)
  • William F. Harrity (1892-1896)
  • James Kimbrough Jones (1896-1904)
  • Thomas Taggart (1904-1908)
  • Norman Edward Mack (1908-1912)
  • William F. McCombs (1912-1914)
  • Homer S. Cummings (1914-1916)
  • Vance Criswell McCormick (1916-1919)
  • George White (1920-1921)
  • Cordell Hull (1921-1924)
  • Clem L. Shaver (1924-1928)
  • John J. Raskob (1928-1932)
  • James Farley (1932-1940)
  • Edward J. Flynn (1940-1943)
  • Frank C. Walker (1943-1944)
  • Robert E. Hannegan (1944-1947)
  • J. Howard McGrath (1947-1949)
  • William M. Boyle (1949-1951)
  • Frank E. McKinney (1951-1952)
  • Stephen A. Mitchell (1952-1955)
  • Paul M. Butler (1955-1960)
  • Henry M. Jackson (1960-1961)
  • John Moran Bailey (1961-1968)
  • Larry O'Brien (1968-1969)
  • Fred R. Harris (1969-1970)
  • Larry O'Brien (1970-1972)
  • Jean M. Westwood (1972 )
  • Kenneth M. Curtis (1977-1978)
  • John C. White (1978-1981)
  • Charles Taylor Manatt (1981-1985)
  • Paul G. Kirk (1985-1989)
  • Ron Brown (1989-1993)
  • David Wilhelm (1993-1994)
  • Debra DeLee (1994-1995)
  • Donald Fowler (1995-1997) with General Chairman Chris Dodd
  • With General Chairman Ed Rendell (1999-2001)