List of state parties of the Democratic Party (United States)

List of state parties of the Democratic Party (United States)

Democratic Party
Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)
President of the United States Barack Obama (IL)
Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (DE)
Senate Leaders Patrick Leahy (President pro tempore) (VT)
Harry Reid (Majority Leader) (NV)
Dick Durbin (Majority Whip) (IL)
House Leaders Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader) (CA)
Steny Hoyer (Minority Whip) (MD)
Chair of Governors Association Peter Shumlin (VT)[1]
Founded 1828 (modern)
1792 (historical)
Preceded by Democratic-Republican Party
Headquarters 430 South Capitol Street SE,
Washington, D.C., 20003
Student wing College Democrats of America
Youth wing Young Democrats of America
Ideology American liberalism[2]
Social liberalism[3]
Internal factions:
 • Progressivism[4][5]
 • Centrism[6]
 • Conservatism[7]
International affiliation None
Colors      Blue
Seats in the Senate
53 / 100
Seats in the House
199 / 435
21 / 50
State Upper House Seats
868 / 1,972
State Lower House Seats
2,558 / 5,411

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828.[8] There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009.

This is a list of the official state and territorial party organizations of the Democratic Party.


  1. ^ Shumlin elected to lead DGA, with O'Comartun as top aide. Politico.Com (2012-11-30). Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  2. ^ Joe Messerli. "Political Ideology Definitions". Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle | Mike Lux". 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
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  6. ^ The New Democrats and the Return to Power - Al From - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Could a Conservative Democrat Sideline Hillary in 2016?". 
  8. ^ Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Jerry Goldman (2010). The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics. Cengage Learning. p. 276.