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Dunn County Democrats

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A Note from the Chair

Welcome to the Dunn County Democrats Website!

If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be Chair of my local Democratic Party one day, I never would have believed you. It's true. My political experience prior to 2008 consisted of making signs, handing out stickers and hoping no one asked me to have a conversation with a voter.

I chose to share the photo below not because it's the most flattering ever taken of me, but because it was taken on my 1st day of real political action ever: May 25, 2008.


On a whim, after hearing a plea from the candidate, I packed up a backpack and drove 350 miles to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to volunteer for then Senator Barack Obama's campaign. I stayed in supporter housing with an amazing family from Africa, I learned to use the computer data entry programs, I ate chili (and whatever else was donated to the office) 3 meals a day, and yes, I made signs. But one day I got asked to take a clipboard and go knock some doors. I was too nervous to say anything but yes.

My experience that day sparked an amazing journey, and I haven't looked back since.

I share this story here because I think that's what politics should be about. It shouldn't be about who has the most campaign experience or who has the slickest rebuttal or who can raise the most money. It should be about people, like you and me, seeing a need in our community and thinking, "Hey, I can help with that." It should be about coming together, not in spite of our differences but because of them, to get things done and thinking outside the box for the benefit of someone beyond ourselves.

That's the spirit I hope to bring to the Dunn County Democratic Party during my time as your chair. I am excited to embark on the latest leg of this incredible journey with all of you! Together we have achieved so much and there is so much more left to experience.

It's never been more true than it is today, right here in our own backyard, folks: Yes We Can!

Kelly Holzer

Chair - Dunn County Democratic Party