WHO WE ARE

Riley County Democratic Party is committed to supporting Governor Laura Kelly by electing Democratic legislators to the Kansas Statehouse.


We are fighting to take back the White House and Congress and rescuing our country from the "Party of Trump." 

And just as important, we have the opportunity to elect a Democratic majority to the Riley County Board of County Commissioners.

Join us in restoring decency, humanity and equity to our community, state and nation.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Executive Committee

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CARL REED

Chair

Carl is a long-time activist for environmental and social justice campaigns. He was a scientist and international specialist at KSU nearly 30 years. And he built and ran a private business for 10 years.

KAREN HAWES

Vice Chair

Karen is a Nurse Practitioner who has been in Manhattan since 1994. She has been a precinct chair for 15 years. Her hobbies are Quilting, Biking, and Reading. 

LINDA JOHNSON

Treasurer

Linda has served as RCDP treasurer since 2017. She's been interested in politics since childhood and majored in English and political science at the University of Iowa. She has served as president of the League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the League of Women Voters of Kansas. She retired from Pawnee Mental Health Services in 2007 and then began her involvement in Democratic politics in Riley County.

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JANIS GALITZER

Secretary

Jan has lived in Manhattan since 1971 and retired from KSU in 2013 after 24 years of service to the university. She started in local politics in the late 80s managing a few successful campaigns and has been a Party volunteer since then. She ran for County Clerk in the early 90s. Lately, she directed Linda Morse’s campaigns and became Secretary of the RC County Dems in January of 2019.

CHRISTOPHER RENNER

Member

Christopher is an educator, linguist, daylily gardener, chef, world traveler, and Italian speaker.  His political ideology was formed when he was young by working with people in the Catholic Worker movement and his 16-years of living in Europe.  A life-long Democrat, he has run for public office three times in his life and is a DNC certified candidate trainer.

KIM ZITO

Member

Kim is a journalist-turned-community activist. She's reported for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal in London, CNBC Europe, and Tampa's NPR station WUSF. When she's not entertaining her toddler son, she's fighting the county commission, working on local campaigns, or curating the RCDP website and Facebook page.

 

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