Who We Are 

The Washington County Democrats is one of the most active and influential political committees in Arkansas. We work to elect and support democratic candidates as well as keep our community informed of important political issues and events.

We are fighting for a better, fairer, and brighter future for every American: rolling up our sleeves, empowering grassroots voters, and organizing everywhere to build back better.

Whether you're new to politics, want to find out more, or are a self proclaimed political animal, we have a spot for you. Our Committee meets monthly on the Third Monday of every month at 6:00 pm.

Democratic Headquarters Office

355 N. College Ave. Suite 3  Fayetteville, AR 72701

Monday - Friday 10 to 7

Saturday & Sunday 1 to 4


Our Leadership

Lou Reed Sharp

Lou Reed Sharp

Lou Reed Sharp is a former candidate for the Arkansas State House of Representatives, and the co-founder of Circle of Life Hospice. She is a retired nurse, and was born and raised in Tontitown, Arkansas. 

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Billy Cook
Vice Chair

Billy is originally from the town of Gravette, but has called Washington county his home for the entirety of his college career. Billy hopes to advance progressive causes, uplift the voices of young Democrats, and build a party that fights for the people of Washington County.


Danielle Eggers

Picture and information about Danielle coming soon!

Hawley Woods

Hawley Woods

Hawley ran for the Arkansas State House of Representatives in 2020. Hawley is a single mom, a cancer survivor, and a small business owner. 

Executive Committee Members


Lynn Cunningham
Director of Communications


Margaret Jacobsen
Director of Volunteers

Brenda Gullett
President, Senior Democrats

Jordyn Releford
President, U of A Young Democrats

Emily Sledge
Director of Recruiting


EmmaLe Davis
Director of Data & Voter Mobilization

Gracie Zielger
Chair, Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women

Janelle Smiley
Parliamentarian (non-voting)

Current openings: 
Director of Outreach
Director of Development