Our mission is to support Democratic candidates, obtain information on issues, take political action, and organize social events and networking opportunities for Hazlet Democrats.
Each month, we meet to host guest speakers, exchange information about important Hazlet issues, and welcome new members. All Democrats are welcome.
The Hazlet Democratic Club is the oldest continuously active Democratic social organization in northern Monmouth County. The community we know today as Hazlet was established in 1848 as Raritan Township. The first record of our club is a 1940 report in the Red Bank Register. Notably, while the town’s name did not change until a 1967 referendum, the club was using the name Hazlet Democratic Club as early as 1960 when it campaigned on behalf of Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy.
Left: A group photo of the members of the Hazlet Democratic Club during the 1968 presidential campaign of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.
We believe in the ability of individuals to create change in their own lives and in the lives of others, to work across differences, to build a safer, more affordable Hazlet Township. We empower our members to be creative, take ownership of our collective effort, and serve as a large and powerful driver for the mobilization of voters. We create a safe space for all individuals – regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity – to make a positive contribution to our effort. There is room at the table for all. Anyone can contribute, no matter how large or how small their contribution may seem to them. We are family friendly. Our leadership will not just engage members for the sake of engaging them. We will engage members to elect Democrats, advance our ideas, and respond to the needs of our family, friends, and neighbors.