The Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) serves to connect, engage, and empower elected officials who identify as Democrats across the US. To further that mission we initiated our Blue Star Candidate Program, strengthening our membership by drawing national attention to local Democratic candidates. These candidates have been vetted and recommended by their DMO State Chapter, and their election may swing a city council or mayor’s office from red to blue.
The Blue Star program is conducted through our state chapters. Chapters like North Carolina, chaired by Winston-Salem Councilmember Dan Besse, which started only a few years ago building their capacity to move on statewide issues. Along with support from our state chapters, DMO connects Blue Star Candidates with a network of mentorship and fundraising resources, strengthening their campaigns and giving them a leg up after inauguration day. We also want to use the Blue Star program to inform you how to support a rising peer.