Sun Sept 22nd

Join us for the 4th annual

Forever The Free State Gala

The 2018 Forever the Free State Gala was a thundering success!! Democrats from Johnson County and beyond gathered for the third annual Gala to celebrate our achievements in building the local Democratic Party and to hear an inspiring message from A.G Holder.

The Gala Planning Committee and Democratic Party Leadership remain committed to guests and donors. In 2017 we promised to use your generous gifts to open a permanent Johnson County Democratic Party Office and to provide funding to our legislative incumbents. Thanks to your generosity we were able to open the office. In 2018 we promised to use your generous gifts to grow the Johnson County Legislative team and thanks to your generosity and our hard working team of volunteers we grew our legislative team from 6 Representatives to a team of 11 Representatives and 2 Senators. Our efforts helped to elect a 3rd District Congresswoman and a Democratic Governor. Your support at this pivotal point in our state and nation's history is vital. Please join us for an evening of inspiration and unity while Johnson County continues to lead the way for Kansas to be Forever, The Free State!

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Our Keynote Speaker is U.S Representative and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries who will be introduced by Emanuel Cleaver, II.

  • Hakeem

    U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries

  • Cleaver

    U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver

Former Executive Director of the Kansas Democratic Party Ethan Corson joins our beloved celebrity Missy Koonce as our emcees.

  • Ethan

    Ethan Corson

  • Missy

    Missy Koonce

Population Size

The number of registered Democrats has increased nearly 14%.

Seats Gained

We've more than DOUBLED our State legislative delegation.

Competitive Races

We elected U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids to Congress!

Reclaim Kansas

We elected Gov. Laura Kelly, whose margin of victory was achieved in Johnson County!



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Your donation will stay in Johnson County
  • Your donation will help support the election of Democrats in competitive local races
  • In addition, those donations helped provide substantial campaign contributions to our incumbent legislators
  • With your donation support, the new Johnson County Democratic Party headquarters was opened in May of last year and is located at 8971 W. 75th, Overland Park KS 66204
  • We vow to always use precious financial resources, gifted by hard working donors, in a responsible and dedicated manner!

The event is ‘black-tie optional’. So men, if you have a tux, wear it, and if you don’t, do not rent or purchase one for this occasion. Women generally wear cocktail dresses or something similar that’s semi-formal.

Yes, the bar will offer beer, wine and cocktails.

Easy parking is available in the lot on the north side of the convention center and in the parking garage to the east. Valet parking, if needed, is available in the front (south side) via The Sheraton Hotel.

You can order a vegetarian plate when you purchase your ticket.

There is a link on the registration page where you can list your guest names.


Overland Park CC


Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

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Paid for Johnson County Democrats, Mark Adams treasurer