Jul 28

Where to Watch Hillary Tonight….

At Sonoma County Democratic Party headquarters, of course. Beginning at 6 pm, the HQ at 120 D Street, Santa Rosa, will be open for all wanting to join other Democrats in watching the historic speech by Hillary Clinton as she accepts the party nomination as the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.

Jul 02

You’re Invited: Film Night on July 14 @ SC Dem Party HQ

The first film night at Sonoma County Democratic Party headquarters, 120 D St., will feature a screening of  the film “Iron Jawed Angels” at 6:30 pm, with discussion to follow.

The film, released in 2004 at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Hilary Swank as suffragist leader Alice Paul, Frances O’Connor as activist Lucy Burns, Julia Ormond as Inez Milholland, and Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt in the story of how women fought for and obtained the right to vote in 1920.

This special event is being sponsored the Sonoma County Democratic Party, Women’s Spaces and the National Organization for Women.

Although the event is free, seating is limited: call 707-575-3029 or email SCDPoffice2016.2@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Jun 09

Fundraiser @Hawley family winery postponed to Sept 17

We regret to announce that the Democratic Party fundraiser scheduled for June 25 is being postponed until Sept. 17.

Details will be the same, date will change.


The Sonoma County Democratic Party is hosting a special event at the Hawley Winery in Dry Creek Valley on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Hawley family has graciously opened their beautiful property for a wine and food pairing that will raise funds needed to operate the Democratic Party’s 2016 election headquarters.

Maintaining a campaign office this summer through the November election will enable us to increase voter contact on behalf of our endorsed candidates and ballot issues.

Please join our host committee that includes Sonoma County supervisors Susan Gorin, James Gore and Shirlee Zane in sponsoring this event for $250.

For information on this event, please contact us at 575-3029 or at scdp@gmail.com.

Sponsorship checks can be sent directly to the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 3727, Santa Rosa, CA., 95402.

Jun 07

Watch the Election Results Tonight @HQ

The Sonoma County Democratic Party is hosting an election watch party tonight, after 5 pm.

Come by the HQ at 120 D St., Santa Rosa, and join the victory celebrations !!

May 25

Volunteers needed at SoCo Democratic Party HQ

Victory on June 7 for the Democratic Party candidates won’t be possible without the help of volunteers.

If you have a few hours to spare, we are looking for volunteers to contact voters and to staff the office headquarters. in downtown Santa Rosa at 120 D. Street.

We are generally open from noon to 6 pm on weekdays.

Campaigns get crazy and we could use your help.


Val Hinshaw, campaign coordinator



May 20

Our endorsements in the June 7 primary election…

These candidates are endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party:


Mike Thompson in the 5th Congressional District


Jared Huffman in the 2nd Congressional District


Susan Gorin in the 1st District election for Sonoma County Supervisor


Noreen Evans in the 5th District election for Sonoma County Supervisor


Measure AA for restoration work in the San Francisco Bay wetlands



Apr 27

Save the date: New HQ opens Friday, May 13 @5pm

The Sonoma County Democratic Party’s election headquarters for 2016 officially opens on May 13.

It is located in downtown Santa Rosa at 120 D Street.

More details later.

Apr 15

Sonoma County Democratic Party endorses Susan Gorin for 1st District Supervisor & Noreen Evans for 5th District Supervisor

The governing board of the Sonoma County Democratic Party decided April 12 to support re-election of Susan Gorin as 1st District Supervisor and to back former state legislator Noreen Evans for 5th District Supervisor.


——————————————————————————————————————————————————–Excerpts of the news media release on the Evans endorsement:

The governing board of the party decided that Noreen Evans has an unmatched record of public service to her constituents, a record that dates back to her vast experience in the state legislature as well in Santa Rosa government. Over the last 23 years, Evans has already represented portions of the broad Fifth Supervisorial District, which covers west Santa Rosa and spans the West County to the Sonoma Coast.

“Noreen’s experience, particularly on environmental protections and on affordable housing, reflect the values of Fifth District residents,” said Bleys W. Rose, chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. “An open seat on the board gives us a unique opportunity to set a new course for the future. The Democratic Party is confident the people of this district don’t want to go down the path of inexperience again.”

Evans is an attorney who returned to private practice in Sonoma County after serving four years in the California senate and six years in the state Assembly. Before that, she was on the Santa Rosa city council for eight years and on its planning commission for three years.


Excerpts of the news media release on the Gorin endorsement:

The governing board of the party decided that, due to her outstanding record of leadership during the last four years, Susan Gorin merited a second term representing the residents of east Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley.

“Four years ago, the Democratic Party endorsed Susan in first run for the county Board of Supervisors. Susan has devoted every day of those four years to putting leadership into action,” said Bleys W. Rose, chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. “Susan’s priorities always put working families at the forefront of the board’s efforts to build Sonoma County’s sustainable economy.”

In addition to her four-year term as supervisor, Gorin served six years on the Santa Rosa city council, two years on the city planning commission and four years on the Santa Rosa school board. She was an active community volunteer prior to her 14 years as an elected official. During all that time, she has proven to be a solid advocate for the best interests of the community.

Apr 08

Debate in Brooklyn; Watch it in Santa Rosa

With less than two weeks to go before the April 19 Democratic Party primary election in New York state, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in debate on April 14.
No need to travel to Brooklyn.
Join other Democrats watching the debate at:
Round Table Pizza
1791 Marlow Rd. at Guerneville Rd., Santa Rosa
Gathering at  5:30 pm;  Debate starts at 6:00 pm

Mar 10

Thanks to all for making Crab Feed 2016 a success !!

About 600 people dined on crab and pasta at the 28th Annual Sonoma County Democratic Party Crab Feed on March 4.

In case you missed it:

Dave Jones, the incumbent state insurance commissioner and candidate for Attorney General, was the featured speaker.

Special annual awards went to:

Jack Buckhorn, IBEW leader and North Bay Central Labor Council president, as Democrat of the Year.

Blake Hooper, Conservation Action community relations coordinator and Young Democrats activist, as Young Democrat of the Year.

Maggie Fishman, trustee of the Santa Rosa Junior College board, as recipient of the Robert Hollowell award.

Thanks so much to these event contributors at the President level:

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson

Ca. Sen. Mike McGuire

Noreen Evans for Sonoma County Supervisor campaign

Tony Crabb & Barbara Grassechi

Santa Rosa Democratic Club

Service Employees International Union, Local 1021

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 551

Operating Engineers, Local 3

The next fund raising event for the Democratic Party will be May 21 at the Hawley Winery.

We look forward to the next Crab Feed returning to its usual position on the calendar, the last Friday in February, Feb. 24.

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