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Kennedy Dinner Tickets Now on Sale!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Please join us for our third annual Kennedy Dinner on Saturday, September 21 at 6:00 PM. The event will be held at Nick’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Reagan, history professor at Tennessee Tech for 32 years. Dr. Reagan specializes in modern American economic and political history. He wrote or edited eight books, 48 articles, and 50 reviews in professional journals and electronic publications. Dr. Reagan will be speaking about what it means to be a Democrat, what Democrats are doing at a national, state, and local level now, and what vision the Democrats offer Americans for the future.

The evening will also include dinner with desserts, a cash bar, and a silent auction of JFK and Democratic Party memorabilia.

Tickets are $35 for a single ticket or $60 for two tickets.

This year’s dinner options are prime rib with baked potato, cajun salmon caesar salad, and pasta Alfredo with broccoli.

RSVP by ordering your tickets below, or by contacting any PCDP officer or executive committee member.

Questions? Please email or call (931) 520-DEMS You can also call Michelle at 931-516-9064 (you must include the area code when dialing).


Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to give the Keynote Address at Kennedy Dinner

Friday, August 10th, 2012

We are excited that Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will be our keynote speaker at the Kennedy Dinner in Cookeville on August 25.  Other speakers include Flo Matheson, Democratic Candidate for TN House 42, Thomas Wiloughby, Democratic Candidate for TN House 42, and Rachel Robinson, Write-In Candidate for US House District 6.

The dinner is at Nick’s Restaurant and Lounge and begins at 6 pm.  Tickets are $30 each, or $55 for a pair.  The ticket price includes your choice of three entrees, a non-alcoholic beverage, and desserts.  There will also be a cash bar and a silent auction.

Advance ticket sales only!  No tickets will be sold at the door.  To purchase tickets, contact Michelle Davis at 931-544-0223 or Janet Moore.  Tickets can be purchased online via ActBlue.

Sponsorships are also available.

“Karl Dean is the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He was elected on Sept. 11, 2007 in a runoff election, following a general election where he also received the most votes.

Dean’s priorities are improving schools, making neighborhoods safer and bringing more and better jobs to Nashville. He’s also working to make Nashville a more livable city.”

Chip in $20 for 12 months going into 2012!!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Hey everyone! Now that we are less than a year away from the 2012 election, we’re kicking off a new monthly fundraising idea!

We need folks that can donate $20 a month for the next year as we get ready for the next election. Want signs and visibility here in Putnam County? Then we need money coming in locally. It’s fine to donate to the national groups and candidates, but that money will not be spent here.

People who pledge will receive a Putnam County 2012 T-Shirt. Just let us know your size!

There are several ways to pay. The easiest is via ActBlue on our new $20/12 for 2012 page that I’m linking to below. You can set up a recurring donation that will automatically deduct from your debit or credit card each month for the number of months you specify. (You can cancel at anytime if the need arises.)

You can mail a check to either our PO Box or Street address payable to Putnam County Democratic Party with “2012” in the memo.

Or you can pay with cash during regular office hours, at a movie night, at the parties, or at a meeting! Just make sure the person puts you down as a 2012 pledge!

The Kennedy Dinner helped us greatly with funds for the coming year, but going into an election year increases the need for more funds. To be able to defeat someone like Ryan Williams, we need volunteers and most importantly money to help back the Democratic nominee. Yard signs, stickers, bumper stickers, buttons, etc. aren’t free so we will need more cash to be able to order more supplies!

Can’t do $20 a month? Chip in whatever you can, whenever you can!
ActBlue link:

PCDP Inaugural Kennedy Dinner

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The Putnam County Democratic Party is hosting it’s first ever Kennedy Dinner. Our keynote speaker will be David King, a proud liberal Democrat in the tradition of JFK who will share his ideas about what it means to be a Democrat and how we can promote our Democratic ideals.

Mr. King is an attorney and minister in Nashville and was a featured panelist at the 2011 Tennessee Democratic Values Summit in Jackson, Tennessee. Those who have heard him speak, have described him as “inspirational” and have said that he got the crowd at the Values Summit “fired up.”

The evening will also include dinner, a silent auction of Democratic and JFK memorabilia, and a video of highlights from John F. Kennedy’s most memorable speeches.

Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $30 for an individual ticket or two tickets for $55. All proceeds from the event will go towards keeping a permanent Democratic office in Putnam County and supporting campaign efforts in 2012.

Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or becoming an event sponsor can contact the Putnam County Democratic Party office at 520-3367 or stop by during our normal office hours (T 2-5 and Sat 9-12). Tickets may also be purchased from any PCDP officer (contact information available at

Also, tickets can be purchased online and printed out from Actblue by going to please note, that if you buy the two ticket special please either call us or email us with your dinner selections.

Let’s make this inaugural Kennedy Dinner a huge success and get fired up for the 2012 election season. Please come out and support your local Democratic Party.

Monthly Partners Needed; Celebrate Kathy Hochul’s Win

Sunday, May 29th, 2011


I’d like to start off by thanking everyone for all that you do for us. Without your volunteering and contributions we’d be nothing. It’s you guys that have brought us to where we are, and will be you who moves us forward in the coming years.

The PCDP is in desperate need for some monthly partners. There are many different ways to track this. The easiest way is via ActBlue, which allows you to contribute online with automatic monthly contributions from your debit/credit card. You can do this by clicking the donate button on the right hand side of this website!

You can also mail us a check payable to Putnam County Democratic Party. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1112 Cookeville, TN 38503. Or you can donate at our meeting or any other time the office is open. If you choose to do that, I would like a pledge via word of mouth or email so I can keep track of our monthly partners.

With Kathy Hochul’s win in conservative upstate New York, we see how the American people and the GOP are not on the same page. Americans are not ready for a radical Republican government, and we need to help be their voice. Our own district is not as conservative as the district in New York. With the right candidates and some help, we can win! Would you consider visiting our special fundraising page? Our goal is to get 26 new donations. The suggessted amount is $26 to signify the win in NY-26, however, we will take any amount that you are able to give. You can donate at

We use our funds to cover our headquarter expenses, communication expenses, and other things. All money is used locally here in Putnam County and Tennessee, although sometimes we do make a donation via the party to a national candidate. We need funds to stock up on campaign materials for the 2012 election.

Al Gore to Host Unity Breakfast for TNDP

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

You are cordially invited to a


Democratic Leaders Uniting to Support the Tennessee Democratic Party


With The Honorable Al Gore

Friday, April 29, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
CABANA Restaurant
1910 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN

Admission:  $250 per person

Purchase tickets:


Rep. Jim Cooper,
Rep. Steve Cohen,
Gov. Phil Bredesen,
Rep. Lincoln Davis,
Rep. Bart Gordon,
Rep. John Tanner,
Mayor Karl Dean,
Mayor AC Wharton,
Mayor Daniel Brown,
Vice-Mayor Diane Neighbors,
Metro Nashville Council Members: Megan Barry, Tim Garrett, Jerry Maynard & Ronnie Steine,
Mike McWherter,
TNDP Chairs: Randy Button, Will Cheek, Jane Eskind, Houston Gordon, Doug Horne, George “Buck” Lewis, Dick Lodge, Gray Sasser, Bobby Thomas & Bob Tuke,
TNDP Vice Chair Elisa Parker, TNDP Treasurer David Garrison and members of the TNDP Finance Council


PARTY SUSTAINERS: Bill Freeman & Olan Mills II


FREE for Finance CouncilGovernors Roundtable members plus guest. Finance Council members give $1,000 a year to the TNDP. Payment plans of $250/quarter or $85/month are available.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lee Levine by email at or call (615) 327-9779.