One of our goals at IW is to encourage civic engagement and participation at the local level. In both the Democratic and GOP parties of Westchester County, District Leaders (officially called Westchester County Committee person) are volunteer party positions that carry petitions signed by their constituents for candidates running for office before a party primary, general election, or referendum.

This year Democratic District Leaders will cast a weighted vote at the Democratic County Convention in April to select the nominee for the County Executive race against Republican incumbent Rob Astorino.

Often times District Leader seats can sit empty and are filled by the District Chair just in advance of a vote.

How to Become a District Leader

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a district leader in your town, call your Town Chair and ask if there are seats available. You must be registered with your party affiliation to be a Democrat or GOP district leader.  If there are several seats to be filled, consider spearheading the effort to help fill those seats in your town and let us know so we can support you!

Please email us at to let us know you are interested in learning more, interested in being a district leader or want to work on filling the district with other like-minded progressives. We’d love to hear from you!

You can find your Town or Village Chairs here: