About the Forum

Democrats working together at the grass roots is the strength of our party

Headquarters:  316 East Dover Street in Easton

As the official club of the Democratic Party in Talbot County, the Forum seeks to mobilize Democrats, holds public discussion on vital issues, raises money to help elect Democratic candidates, and furthers Democratic ideals.

Following the progressive principles laid down by Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and President Obama, the Forum also reaches out to the public via newspaper articles and letters to the editors and with knowledgeable speakers.

Forum Meets a Need

Started in the mid-nineties, the Forum met a need for a community of Democrats to become involved in the local Party and to make a difference in local, state and national elections. Forum members are activists who believe change is possible with an educated electorate and they have built their base upon that premise.

The Forum sponsors the monthly Forum First Friday at Democratic Headquarters, runs symposiums of candidates, sponsors a Fourth of July booth at the County Fair, brings in speakers on key events, hosts social events, registers voters, and raises money  so that in election years we are ready to support our candidates up and down the ballot.

Staying Up to Date

Forum members come to demforum.com for the most up-to-date information on Forum events, calendar dates, and news.

The Annual Meeting is held in the Spring of each year of each year and officers are elected every two years. A noted speaker usually addresses the Forum members on an issue of consequence. The officers and Board are nominated by a select committee and presented to the membership as a slate. Yearly dues are collected in February. The levels of dues are: Associate Member $30, Couples Membership $50,  Supporter: $100,  Red Level $150, White Level $250, Blue Level $500

In odd-numbered years, the Forum hosts our Kennedy-King Unity Dinner which features a prominent Democratic speaker.

For More Information

The Democratic Forum may be reached at talbotdemocraticforum@gmail.com or P.O. Box 66, Easton, MD 21601.

The Forum welcomes all Democrats to become activist members and to strengthen the grassroots movement here in Talbot County.


  • President: Michele Dappert
  • First Vice President: Rick Schiming
  • Second Vice President: Patrick Firth
  • Secretary: Michael Hash
  • Treasurer: Jim Franke


  • Charlene DeShields
  • Bonnie Morro
  • Larry Pifer
  • Jim Bruce
  • Marc Ebersberger
  • Carol Voyles
  • Alan Ibanez-Gallegos
  • Lucy Bond