We are the Johnson County Democratic Women, North and South

We are sister organizations, working together to engage women in politics and help get Democrats in Johnson County elected.

North ZOOM Meeting

Thursday February 2, 2023

Come at 6:00 to socialize or at 6:30 for the meeting.

This meeting is hybrid. Either join us at the JoCo Dems office or on Zoom.

Special Guest: Representative Jerry Stogsdill

We welcome Jerry Stogsdill, Kansas House Representative from District 21.  He was with us last fall to give us a rundown of the upcoming legislative session, and will join us again in February to update us on the first month. 
Jerry served in active and reserve service to the US Navy for 13 years.  He has experience in teaching and has been an advocate for education.  He is an entrepreneur, businessman, and has owned two small businesses.  His list of organization leaderships is extensive and impressive, including KNEA, Scientific Education Partnerships, K-10 Corridor Development, and Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.    
Representative Stogsdill is busy working on our behalf at the capitol, and if his schedule has conflicts, we will hear from Becky Fast.  Becky is our newly re-elected Johnson County Commissioner, ready to serve her second four -year term.   
Becky has experience as an elementary school teacher and graduate instructor at Washburn University. She earned master’s degrees in public administration and social work, and continued her career as a public policy analyst regarding services to older adults and persons with disabilities.  She has worked with families and veterans as a mental health provider.  She was director of constituent services for Congressman Dennis Moore. She has served on the Roeland Park City Council, and as City Council president.  She has been involved in the community in many ways, continues now as county commissioner, and will speak about housing and mental health.

South ZOOM Meeting

Thursday February 16, 2023

Come at 6:00 to socialize or at 6:30 for the meeting.

This meeting is hybrid. Either join us at Minsky’s on Ridgeview or on Zoom.
Special Guest: Komal Kaur


Komalpreet Kaur is the founder of Eye of An Immigrant, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to sharing the stories of the immigrant journey and to providing resources and funds for immigrants to gain a legal pathway to citizenship.

Kaur is a freshman at the University of Kansas majoring in Political Science and minoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies on the pre-law track in the Honors program.

Before starting college, Kaur was deeply involved in youth activism and involvement in local government. She served as the two-time co-chair of the Olathe Teen Council and interned in the City Manager’s Office at the City of Olathe her senior year.

Kaur’s family immigrated from Punjab, India to the United States in the late 1980s. She was born and raised in Queens, New York and moved to Olathe, Kansas in 2017.


Eye of An Immigrant (EOAI) is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help immigrant families overcome cultural barriers and provide financial assistance to create a legal pathway to citizenship. To do this, EOAI has three components—resource assistance, financial assistance, and storytelling. EOAI received its 501(c)(3) in 2022 and was founded in 2020 by two high school juniors—Komalpreet Kaur and Jasneet Kaur. 

Meet Your JCDW Executive Board

JCDW North is looking for Board Members.  Please step up and help JoCo win elections!

JCDW North Position JCDW South Position
Anne Pritchett President Cassie Woolworth President
Deanna Hunter Vice President Carol Shimeall Treasurer
Kate Zigtema Secretary Tiff White Secretary
OPEN Treasurer Juliet Sinclair VP Fundraising
Dawn Olney Programs Kat Hooley-Licktieg VP Membership
OPEN Legislative Laura Wiltanger VP Programs
OPEN Communications Anh Rongish VP Communications/PR
Palita Robinson Fundraising Becca Peck PPP/Outreach Coordinator

Join us for Game Night!

Get your tickets here!

Johnson County Election Maps

Do you like maps? Do you like knowing the lay of the political landscape? Johnson County Election Office has online maps of the new  Kansas House, and Senate Districts, County Commission, City Wards and Precincts, and  State Board of Education. As of this writing the online map of US Congressional District 3 has not yet been updated. You can order printed maps for a fee, but they will send you a PDF of any one precinct for free.One caveat, the maps stop at the JOCO border so if your House or Senate district extends into other counties, you will only see the JOCO part.

Don’t know your precinct? You can find it and all your voting districts here. You can also check your voting history. 

A Word from Your JCDW South President 

Lovely time at the January meeting.  As it was our first meeting of the year, elections were held. I’m thrilled to say we have some fantastic women on the board and we’ve added Anh Rongish as Communications.  Thank you Anh!

Jeanna Repass was our guest and we discussed her intention to stay in the fray with us and she said she’s running for the Chair of the Kansas Democratic Party – KDP!  Oh My!  We also had a Q&A session on what we can do better, and how we can help fellow Kansans.


Cassie Woolworth

President, JCDW South


About Us

Johnson County Democratic Women North and South are part of the  Kansas Federation of Democratic Women, which is part of the National Federation of Democratic Women


Our mission is to empower women to run for office and to support the election of like-minded Democrats to state and local office. We do this through education and training, but especially through donations to qualified candidates. Your financial donation to either of our organizations will go directly to Democratic candidates running in Johnson County. 

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Check out the Johnson County Democratic Party Event Calendar for more ways to get involved this month!