PIMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The Pima County Democratic Party (PCDP) is your local branch of one of the oldest existing Political Parties in the World. The volunteers, Officers and staffers at the county level form the backbone of the Party and are directly responsible for a large majority of the voter contact and outreach efforts which determine the outcomes of races at every level of government.
As Democrats in Pima County, we are proud of a uniquely successful history. Of all the counties in Arizona, the PCDP is known for its grass roots organizational skills and its incredible ability to rally support and wage winning campaigns. The PCDP is dedicated to serving Southern Arizona and its unique issues. With the long arm of an extremist legislature always looming, the PCDP is known statewide as a leading force for a better Arizona, and nobody can match our skill in producing results.
At the most basic level, it is you that makes the PCDP successful. Entirely funded by donations of time and money from dedicated Democrats like you, the PCDP is continually able to defend and advance against the extremism that has gripped Arizona for years. With your continued support, those gains will continue as we move toward a blue Arizona.
Check out the rest of the website, and check back often for updates and news. We are anxious to hear from you and meet you in person, so don’t hesitate to call or stop by. There are a number of ways to get involved and become a voice for change. Signing up to volunteer, becoming a precinct committeeperson or making a donation are all ways to ensure that your passion is put to good use. However you decide to make a difference, this website is your first step.
Finally, thank you for your commitment to the future of our state and nation. It is precisely that commitment which unites us all in the PCDP, and which propels us forward as the Democratic Standard Bearers of Arizona and YOUR local branch of the Democratic Party.
PIMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEGACY
As Pima County Democrats, we inherit a storied legacy in the youngest state of the Lower 48. Well-known and highly regarded figures not just in Arizona, but national icons, have begun their careers right here in Pima County.
Starting, perhaps, in the 1930s, with Isabella Greenway – the first woman to serve Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 1950s, Stewart Udall served as a Congressman until President John F. Kennedy tapped him to be U.S. Interior Secretary. He would hold that position for eight years.
Stewart’s kid brother, Morris K. Udall, won a special election to keep the seat in the family. Mo Udall’s dignity and kindness earned him an esteem few have equaled on Capitol Hill in the last half century. He served with distinction until 1991, when he resigned the seat as he battled Parkinson’s Disease.
In the 1978, Pima County Attorney Dennis DeConcini shocked the state by winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, where he became a major force on issues of national security and would cast a key vote in 1993 to pass the Clinton Economic Plan that would lead to a decade of prosperity.
We also have had strong local leaders like former South Tucson Mayor and County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom and former Congressman Jim McNulty pulled off a huge upset when he beat then state Sen. Jim Kolbe, the state legislator who had drawn up a Congressional district for himself, only to lose the race to the legendary southern Arizona Democrat.
Today, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is a dogged leader on issues of social justice, immigration reform and environmental protection. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, known for her cutting edge work on solar energy and on behalf of U.S. troops, continues to inspire a nation that has embraced her as America’s Congresswoman (not so fast, Gabby is ours).
The Pima County Democratic Party boasts strong leaders in the Arizona Legislature and in local government. Yet it is made up of regular folks like you, who provide their time, labor and money to make our efforts go. We, as a community, come together under the banner of the Democratic Party to elect leaders who fight for social justice, opportunity for all and a better future for our community.