Candidate Campaigns

Are you thinking about running for City Council? What about School Board? Or, perhaps a State House seat?
The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida has a process for endorsement of Federal, State and Local candidates who support the DWCF platform.

What Does DWCF Do For Candidates?

One of DWCF’s objectives is to get Democrats elected – especially women.
Democratic candidates aligned with our DWCF Platform are offered advice and support  through our DWCF Candidate Resource Committee and considered for endorsement by our organization through the DWCF Campaign Screening Committee. Candidates endorsed by DWCF are eligible to be considered for financial donations from the DWCF Political Committee.

DWCF is able to help candidates in several ways:

  • Endorsement by DWCF begins with our Campaign Screening Committee. Candidates who would like DWCF to endorse their candidacy, should read the DWCF Platform and complete and sign both the Candidate Request for Endorsement Form/Candidate Survey Form. After completing these forms, please send them to Karen Welzel, DWCF Campaign Screening Chair at: These completed forms will help us consider you for endorsement. You will be notified of your endorsement status by Karen Welzel.
  • Campaign donations for DWCF endorsed candidates are determined by a separate entity; the DWCF Political Committee. Endorsed Candidate Survey Forms will be shared with the DWCF Political Committee. The DWCF Political Committee will consider donating only to campaigns of candidates who are referred by the Screening Committee and have approval by the Board. DWCF Endorsement does not imply automatic approval for disbursement of funds to endorsed candidates.
  • Grassroots Campaign Committee: Candidates who receive DWCF endorsement are eligible for phone bank and canvassing (if available in the geographic area) assistance.  Using the candidates’ VAN list DWCF volunteers are available to call and/or canvass Democratic women for one full week per candidate, per election, to get out the vote. Once you have received endorsement contact Meri Forte Namuj, Grassroots Campaign Committee Chair at


Important Contact Information:

Karen Welzel
3310 Fox Ridge Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Phone: 863-259-0135

Nancy Hurlbert
35624 Cypress Ct.
Leesburg, Florida 34788
Phone: 352-483-4962

Dianne Williams Cox
2312 Mavis Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-556-0627

Grassroots Campaign Committee
Linda Gallun
8325 Sunrise Lks Blvd #304
Sunrise, FL 33322
Phone: 954-533-1031

Please Review:

Download/View Platform PDF

View Endorsement Process

Download/View Candidate Endorsement Form and Survey

DWCF Mentoring Guidelines