Jeni Atchley is running for 3rd Vice Chair of SCDP

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:17 PM by Ocdp Web


My name is Jeni Atchley and I am running to be the next 3rd Vice Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

My vision for the future of the party, I believe, will be effective and simple:

CREATE Bridges & Partnerships: I plan to ensure that we are bridging the gap between young people and our Democratic Party. Creating Partnerships with youth organizations will allow us to continue to grow.

COLLABORATE with the Other Organizations and the Community: There is so much passion right now in our country and in our state. Collaborating with other Democratic and Progressive organizations will make it so we continue to grow the party and ensure that we have victory across the state and in our country.

ELEVATE Others to Lead & Grow: The political process can be hard to navigate sometimes. By elevating others through education and resources, we can open the door to others and continue to grow our party. 

I am running for this position not out of ego, but for because of a deep passion to see our party grow and invest in the youth of our state. I did not grow up in a political household, yet, after the support and guidance from those across the state, especially those in my local Dorchester County Party, I moved from a simple volunteer to 3rd Vice Chair of our County Party, the 2nd Vice President of the Young Democrats of South Carolina, a 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate, and was honored to be part of the first class of the Congressman James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship. 

Like many of you, I believe that our best days are ahead of us. Through creating new partnerships, bridging the gap, collaborating with other groups, working in our communities and elevating others to lead and grow, we have an opportunity to create a future for our current and future young democrats across the state to become the leaders of the future. 

Please visit my website and join my email list by clicking here
Like my Facebook page by clicking here
You can make a donation by clicking here
I hope I can have your support come April 29th. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank You,
Jeni Atchley


posted Mar 18, 2017, 2:43 PM by Ocdp Web

Meet the Candidates for SCDP leadership at a forum on Saturday, March 25, at Upstate Circle of Friends (former Sirrine Elementary School), 29 Ridgeway Drive, Greenville, starting at 11:00 a.m.  Come  ask questions relevant to the Upstate of the candidates in advance of the April State Convention. Details to be firmed up.  

Trav Robertson running for Chair SCDP

posted Mar 16, 2017, 6:32 PM by Ocdp Web

My Fellow Democrats,

Earlier this week, during the Pickens and Anderson County Democratic Party meetings, I announced my intention to run for Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party and yesterday morning I made it official. The outpouring of support over the last several days has been both humbling and invigorating.

I'm running because I have spent my life fighting to elect Democrats and working to build strong Party organizations in South Carolina. Having served as a County Party Chair and an Executive Director of a state Party, I know your struggles. More importantly, I have worked on campaigns in every corner of our state.

Our current Party officers and staff have been successful in creating a strong positive image of South Carolina Democrats nationally. Most people don’t realize that Jaime Harrison’s role on the national level has ensured the security of our First in the South Presidential Primary. The Clyburn Fellows are already making an impact - running for office and leading the charge against Republicans across the state

However, the time has come for us to add another layer to rebuilding our Party. We have to change how we frame our message, how we target voters and how we rebuild our State Party.

We must become a customer service oriented Party. This means our State Party leaders work for you. Our efforts should be focused on providing leadership and training to local Party officers, precinct officers and the activists who are the backbone of our Party.

We must focus on creating sustainable County Parties and engaging voters far before October of an election year. The local elections of 2017 and the midterm elections of 2018 demand creative and long lasting solutions.

I know the challenges we face. The lessons I learned serving as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and working for Grady Patterson, Mia McLeod, Brent Weaver, Blaine Lotz, Elliott Close, David Adams, Vincent Sheheen in 2010, President Obama, Bill Richardson, and the Chief of the Cherokee Nation have prepared me to turn our Party around.

During the next several weeks, I look forward to talking with each of you about my vision for creating the infrastructure needed to move our Party forward. In the meantime, head over to to follow along!

With Kind Regards,

Trav Robertson 

Scott Thorpe is running for SCDP 3rd Vice Chair

posted Mar 16, 2017, 6:04 PM by Ocdp Web


posted Mar 1, 2017, 4:20 PM by Ocdp Web

Sen. Lindsey Graham will hold a Town Hall meeting on Saturday March 4 at 10:30 am at Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Clemson University.  

Sen. Graham will take questions from constituents for about 90 minutes.


posted Mar 1, 2017, 4:18 PM by Ocdp Web

Join us on Saturday, March 18, for our monthly breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at our headquarters on Townville St.  Our guest speaker will be Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  He will address domestic violence in Oconee County.  Coffee will be served and please bring something to share for breakfast.   

JANUARY Breakfast cancelled!

posted Jan 16, 2017, 2:52 PM by Ocdp Web

OCDP Breakfast planned for Saturday, January 21 is cancelled.  Many of our members are attending Women's March events in Washington, Columbia, and Clemson.  Please join us February 18 for next month's breakfast.

Local Opportunity to Join Women's March

posted Jan 15, 2017, 4:36 PM by Ocdp Web

A Tri-County Women's March will take place in addition others planned across the state and nation Saturday.  To participate, meet at the Littlejohn Community Center on Hwy 93 in Clemson.  A march will proceed to Clemson University (Hardin Hall 100) with a one hour Teach-In/Rally.  

Please register through the below link. This is being organized as part of a much larger nationwide event and registering here will allow you to remain up to date with last minute information and help us with logistics, coordination, etc. It is highly recommended that you bookmark this link.
Follow on : @TriCounty_March (Women's March SC)
For more information email:

2017 Strategy Day!

posted Jan 15, 2017, 4:27 PM by Ocdp Web

OCDP held a Strategy Planning Day on Saturday, January 14, at the Gillignant Center.  OCDP plans to put its ideals of Opportunity, Fairness and Equality to work in Oconee County.  Everyone left very energized and excited to put our plans into action.

How can you participate in OCDP?

posted Jan 4, 2017, 4:46 PM by Ocdp Web

The OCDP wants to increase its visibility at local county, county and city government meetings and better understand the challenges of our neighbors and fellow citizens.  Are you able to attend a meeting or 2 or 3 a year and report back?  Contact OCDP at  

Oconee County Council,  S. Pine St. Walhalla - 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6 pm

Seneca City Council  - Council Chambers, City Hall - 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm

Oconee County School Board, S. Pine St., Walhalla - 3rd Monday, 6 pm

Walhalla City Council - City Hall, 3rd Tuesday - 5:30 pm

Westminster City Council - Depot, Westminster, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 pm 

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