About DGT

Democrats of Greater Tucson is Arizona’s only weekly forum for Democrats. Every meeting has speakers addressing subjects of political or community interest. Frequently, Democratic candidates announce their candidacies and present their platforms at our meetings. Click to join or renew your membership securely online for only $20

You can mail a check to P.O. Box 41573, Tucson, AZ, 85717. Please include your phone number, land address and employer, which we are required by law to request.

To candidates: If you are interested in speaking at a DGT meeting on Mondays at Noon, contact Program Director Mike Bryan via email: mbryan@gmail.com or phone (520) 425-5565. Please complete the Campaign Contact Information form.

The Democrats of Greater Tucson’s meets every Monday at 12 noon, online via Zoom. You can register to attend via your computer on the DGT Events page.

Why DGT?

The Democrats of Greater Tucson celebrated its 42nd year in November 2021. Before 1979 DGT was known as the Young Democrats of Greater Tucson, but as some of our members began to mature we thought a name change was appropriate. We achieved this longevity through the dedication of many volunteers as the maxim that all Democrats get to speak. As long as one is a “Member of the Democratic Party,” one could get on the speaker’s list. As a result, DGT attendees have heard from Democrats across the wide spectrum of the party, leaving all who participate richer as the result.

DGT Board Members for 2022-23

Joseph Daniszewski

Known affectionately as “Joe D,” Joseph Daniszewski is a business consultant. His skills include strategic planning for organizations, recruiting board members, fiscal management, fundraising, communication, and special event planning. His community activities include the Sportsmen Fund, Send a Kid to Camp and the Catalina Council of the Boy Scouts.

Mike Bryan
1st Vice Chair – Speakers

Michael is a progressive Democrat who founded the liberal Blog For Arizona in 2003. Earlier, he ran Drinking Liberally meetings for six years. From LD20, he manages TheDGT.org’s speaker programming..

Susie Anderson
2nd Vice Chair – Membership

I have been a member of the Democrats of Greater Tucson for about four years. Working online during the pandemic has made it much more challenging to inform our group and much more fun. It has been a rewarding experience in performing new and different tasks

Steve Linder

Steve has been the DGT Treasurer for several years. He was the Treasurer for Arizona Education Association Retired.

George Beverly

– Coming Soon –

Kalyanraman Bharathan
At Large

– Coming Soon –

Jeanne Christie
At Large

Jeanne Christie has been an active Pima County Democrat for more than 10 years. Since then and until March 2020 (Covid), Jeanne was a PCDP Front Desk volunteer at HQs. She is a PC (LD 9), a State Committeeperson and has been a member of DGT since 2011. In 2012, Jeanne became a DGT Board member and has been elected ever since. For four years, she was co-coordinator of the DGT annual fundraising Awards Luncheon, and was also the DGT Representative to the PCDP Executive Committee for many years. Jeanne is proud to be a DGT Board member and hopes to continue as such.

Kat Stratford
At Large

– Coming Soon –

Kathy Ramage-White
At Large

It’s a wonderful time to be not just a Democrat in Arizona, but an active member of the Democrats of Greater Tucson, as we explore various Democratic candidates and issues. I am honored to play a role in the DGT.

Maria Parsons
At Large

– Coming Soon –

Steve Early
At Large

Before meetings went online, I set up the sound system at the restaurant. He feels that he has contributed to the organization by supporting the Board, attending all meetings, and helping the President with ideas and mailings.

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