Convention Speaker

Ken Martin is currently Chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, President of the Association of State Democratic Committees, and a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. Martin was elected unanimously to a third term as President of the Association of State Democratic Committees by State Party Chairs and Vice Chairs on January 21, 2021.

Chairman Martin is currently serving his sixth term as chairman of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), the Minnesota branch of the Democratic Party. He has held this post since 2011—making him the longest-serving chairman in the 75-year history of the DFL. Under Ken’s leadership over the past 10 years, the DFL Party has seen unprecedented success electorally, financially, and organizationally. Martin has not lost a statewide election during his time as Chair and there has never been a 10-year period in DFL party history that has seen more electoral success up and down the ballot.

As ASDC President, Martin created a comprehensive strategy to increase our Democratic Party’s support for State Party organizations. The vision was to create a true partnership with the DNC and a real 57-State Party strategy to build durable long-lasting infrastructure, ensuring that no State Party was left behind and that we seized on all opportunities, big and small. This plan led to robust investment, significant growth, and a greater impact at the ballot box.

Martin lives in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife Jennifer O’Rourke and their two sons, Samuel and James.

Federation Breakout Speakers

Federation of African American Democrats Speaker

Precious McKesson started her political journey working as the Urban Affairs Committee Clerk for Nebraska Legislature Senator Justin Wayne. In 2018 Precious became the first African American on staff with the Nebraska Democratic Party as the Constituency Director, where her job was to ensure all citizens were civically and politically engaged, focusing on voter turnout in low-voting communities. Precious provided the necessary tools to ensure the African American community was a part of the voting process.
Precious also is one of three women of color who oversees the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Candidates of Color fund, which provides resources to candidates. Precious sits on the NDP’s State Executive Committee, giving vote power on the governing board. Precious is at the table and works closely with the Chair of the NDP as a staffer and as an advisor having a voice on critical issues within the State Party.
During the 2020 election, Precious was recruited to join the Biden for President Campaign as the Political Director for Nebraska, building relationships on behalf of the Biden campaign with Elected officials, Stakeholders, and voters. Precious played a major role in securing the Blue Dot for NE02 and was elected in June 2020 to cast the electoral vote for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. On December 14th, 2020, Precious became the first African American and woman in Nebraska to cast an electoral vote for a President since the passing of the electoral college in 1992.
In 2021 Precious was appointed by the Biden Harris Administration to the Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach, working directly with Secretary Miguel Cardona on his national parent and family engagement. Precious is the current Executive
Director for the Nebraska Democratic Party and former Chair for the NDP Black Caucus. Precious focuses on increasing voter turnout, raising funds for candidates of color, recruiting Candidates of Color to run for office, continuing to provide critical voting and political updates to
voters in communities with low voter turnout, and making sure formerly incarcerated citizens know when they are eligible to vote.
Precious has a passion for neighborhoods advocating for safe and clean neighborhoods. Precious is the president of North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance and National President of Neighborhoods, USA, also known as NUSA. When Precious isn’t fighting the good fight, she’s caring for her brother, who has been a quadriplegic for the last 14 years. Precious’s biggest accomplishment is being the mother of Taylor, who just wrapped up her first year of college at Creighton University.

Young Democrats of Oklahoma Speaker

Federation of Democratic Women Speaker

Oklahoma Democratic Veterans Committee Speaker

Oklahoma LatinX Democratic Federation Speaker

Oklahoma Democratic Party Disability Federation Speaker

Native Federation of Oklahoma Speaker

Oklahoma Stonewall Democratic Federation Panel

County Networking Panel Speakers

Panel Speaker

Robbie White is a published author, a leader in political and community organizations, a mother of three, and a recent Chair of the Oklahoma County Democratic party.  Robbie graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. She then attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating from the College of Education. After graduation, she moved to Maryland and taught elementary school in Baltimore before choosing professional motherhood. While raising her three children, she earned a second degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at Salem College in North Carolina.
Robbie returned to Oklahoma in 2000 with her family. She continued the path of full-time parenting and has been involved as a volunteer for many organizations. During this time, Robbie also rekindled her passion for writing. She published her collection of short stories in 2018 and has won awards for fiction and poetry.
Robbie has been politically active since college. She first marched at the Oklahoma State Capital to support women’s reproductive rights (dragging her soon-to-be husband along) and has continued political work focused on specific causes. She jumped into party politics in 2017 when she was elected a Democratic Party Precinct Officer. Two years later, she was elected Chair of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party and was reelected to a second term in 2021.
Robbie is a proud member of the Democratic Party, the South Oklahoma City Democratic Women, and the Edmond Democratic Women. Robbie has been married to Ben since 1990. They have three amazing children who continue to delight her as they live their adult lives! She enjoys reading, visiting the mountains, cooking, and organizing to elect Democrats!