The Union Democrat is a newspaper that serves the Sonora and Sierra Nevada foothills area of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, California since 1854.
It was acquired by Oregon-based Western Communications since 1998. Previously, it was owned and published by Harvey and Helen McGee.In 2019, Western Communications declared bankruptcy. It put all its properties, including the Union-Democrat up for sale. The Union Democrat was sold to RISN Operations.