About Us


The Democratic Party of Barron County promotes people for public office who help families enjoy the great life in wonderful Barron County, Wisconsin. Democrats value good jobs with pay and benefits that sustain families, great public schools that prepare our kids for bright futures, and public policies that give every citizen their rightful vote. Democrats value fairness and the American spirit that everyone should have a chance in the Land of Opportunity. Democrats value the farming life, the clean air and the clean water that make Barron County such a great place to live.

Our County Party meets regularly on the third Thursday of every month. Monthly meetings usually start at 7:00 pm and are held at 3 E. Eau Claire St in Rice Lake (map). Please check our Calendar for exact times and locations for all of our events. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you!

We also hold other events and appear at local parades, festivals, and the Barron County Fair... not to mention plenty of meet-and-greets and volunteer opportunities during campaign seasons. We are a very active party and our hope is that there is something to fit everyone's interests and schedule.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to volunteer your time and talents to advocate for Progressive Values in Barron County.

Officers:Barron County Fair Booth

  • Chairperson - Pat Edwardsen
  • Vice Chair - Eric Thoreson
  • Secretary - Gerry Lisi
  • Treasurer - Karn Moe
  • Membership Chair - Sam West 

Residents of Barron County who join the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are automatically members of the Democratic Party of Barron County. There are no additional dues for the County Party.

Annual membership dues are :
  • $10/year - Students, Seniors, or Limited Income
  • $25/year - Individuals
  • $35/yr - Pairs
Click here to join or renew your membership (via Democratic Party of WI).

Financial Contributions: 

Contributions above and beyond your annual dues help strengthen our efforts to:
  • Recruit & support progressive candidates for local and state office
  • Register & turn-out voters
  • Get more people engaged in the democratic process
  • Promote progressive values throughout Barron County.

Contributions can also be mailed here:

Democratic Party of Barron County (DPBC)
P.O. Box 404
Rice Lake, WI 54868-0404