OK Democrats Third Congressional District Convention 2019

OK Democratic Party Third Congressional District ConventionIn 2019, the Payne County Democrats are helping to host the OK Democrats Third Congressional District Convention (CD3). General information can be found on general organizational meetings page, but this page is for county officers and delegates who will be attending Convention.


When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10am
Where: Stillwater Public Library (1107 S Duck St, Stillwater, OK 74074)
We will be meeting in Room 215
Who: The meeting will be presided over by our officers:

Chair: Debi Thompson
Vice Chair: Earl Mitchell
Secretary: Ilka Heiskell

If you would like to be on a committee, please reach out to Chair Debi Thompson directly.

Rules Committee Chair: Daniel Sherron
Resolutions Committee Chair: Dena Felton
Credentials Committee Chair: Bernice Mitchell


Sandwich orders are now closed. Missed your chance to pre-order? No worries, other options for lunch abound. The Stillwater Public Library is next door to the Prairie Arts Center, where the Stillwater Farmers’ Market takes place. There are food vendors and food trucks who will be there. Additionally, we are just a few blocks from Main Street, which has a slew of restaurants – and these are just the options in walking distance! Check out the Visit Stillwater restaurant page for more information.


We have worked with the Residence Inn of Stillwater (800 S Murphy St, Stillwater 74074) to offer folks a reduced rate stay in their king and queen suites, rates from $149 – $189, and suites sleep six to eight folks. This reduced rate is for Friday night and Saturday night.

Book online or by calling (405) 707-0588 and requesting the social group rate, code ZS7. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Diamond Donkey 2019 logoThe night before CD3, the Payne County Democrats will be hosting Diamond Donkey Gala & Silent Auction. Diamond Donkey’s keynote speaker is Rep. Emily Virgin, leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Oklahoma Legislature. Our emcee is Rep. Trish Ranson of District 34 (Stillwater). Come to Stillwater Friday night for Diamond Donkey and stay over for CD3 on Saturday!

May 2-4th is also the famed Calf Fry here in Stillwater. This is an event full of music and Red Dirt culture!

About Stillwater and Payne County

Stillwater is the county seat of Payne County, the tenth largest city in the state, and second largest in the District (behind Enid). Stillwater is one of the oldest towns in Oklahoma and was first described in western culture by Washington Irving. Today, attractions include Oklahoma State University, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, OSU Botanical Garden, Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerer, the OSU Museum of Art, and a flourishing downtown. Stillwater is home to a rich restaurant scene and nightlife.

You can find more information about Stillwater’s cultural, business, and nature offerings by going to Visit Stillwater‘s website.

Payne County was one of the first established in OK, is the seventh most populated in the state, and the second most in the district (after Canadian County). There are six towns in the county (in order of population): Stillwater, Cushing, Perkins, Yale, Glencoe, and Ripley. Additionally, three tribes have lands overlapping Payne County: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma (which is headquartered in Perkins), Sac and Fox, and Pawnee. From the Jim Thorpe House in Yale to the Oil Pipeline Crossings in Cushing, or the learning about the original “Pistol Pete” Frank Eaton in Perkins, you have various reasons to come early or stay late exploring Payne County.