Endorsements for June 6, 2017 election.
City of Healdsburg
Leah Gold for City Council
City of Santa Rosa
Yes on Measure C
City of Sonoma
Yes on Measure E
Phoeniz Future Forum (first of four forums) for the Democratic National Committee
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 12pm-5pm Phoenix, AZ
Below is a list of candidate who have confirmed their participation in the Phoenix Future Forum.
Candidates for Chair:
Sally Boynton Brown, Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director
Ray Buckley, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair, Association of State Democratic Parties Chair
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN
Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative (MN-5)
Jehmu Greene, Fox News Political Analyst
Jaime Harrison, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair
Tom Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor
Candidates for Vice Chair:
Michael Blake, New York State Assemblyman (79th District)
Melissa Byrne, Former National GOTV Digital Director for Bernie 2016
Mitchell Caesar, Former Broward County Democratic Party Chair
Grace Meng, U.S. Representative (NY-6)
Elizabeth Jaff, Head of Business Development and Campaigns for Crowdpac, Inc.
Lorna M. Johnson, Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Los Angeles
Latoia Jones, Assistant Director of Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers and Co-Founder of Black & Engaged
Rick Palacio, Colorado Democratic Party Chair
Candidates for Vice Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation:
Karen Carter Peterson, Louisiana Democratic Party Chair
Melissa Fazli, Executive Board Member and Delegate for the California Democratic Party for Assembly District 55
Candidates for Secretary:
Ana Cuprill, Wyoming Democratic Party Chair
Roberta Lange, Nevada Democratic Party Chair
Jason Rae, DNC Youth Council Chair
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, DNC Secretary and Former Baltimore Mayor
Candidates for Treasurer:
Joyce Amico, President of JPCM Incorporated
William Derrough, Managing Director of Moelis & Company
Candidates for National Finance Chair:
Henry Munoz III, DNC National Finance Chair
The Sonoma County Democratic Party officially swore in a new governing body and officers on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 for term 2017-2021. Delegates to the California Democratic Party were also elected for term 2017-2019. Below is a list by Supervisorial District of the governing body (*denotes CDP delegate, **denotes CDP Executive Board delegate).
Maria Peluso, Corresponding Secretary*
alternate John Kelly
Laura Declercq, First Vice Chair**
alternate Helen O’Donnell*
alternate Beth Hadley
Laurie Gallian, Chair*
alternate Ray Gallian
Blake Hooper* (ADEM10 delegate)
alternate Elizabeth Escalante
alternate Ken Quinto
Val Hinshaw, Second Vice Chair*
alternate Janet Reynolds, Recording Secretary
Miles Kurland (ADEM2 delegate)
alternate Ola King-Claye
alternate Lynn Hamilton
alternate Rosario Rodriguez
Elected Officials and Ex-Officios
Stephen Gale** for Congressman Mike Thompson
vacant for Congressman Jared Huffman
vacant for Senator Mike McGuire
Logan Pitts* for Senator Bill Dodd
Carol Taylor* for Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Chris Snyder* for Assemblyman Marc Levine
Mary Watts for Assemblyman Jim Wood
As evidenced from this list, there are still positions available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to those who turned out for the Community Organizing Open House on Saturday, January 7th. For those who were unable to attend you missed a visit from Congressman Mike Thompson, a panel on connecting to elected officials, and small group discussions on important issues and how we can take action.
Special thanks to Janet Reynolds for putting this slideshow together.
Here is a printable PDF of the pamphlet distributed with important contact information for elected officials and local Democratic Clubs.
The Sonoma County Democratic Party supports the election of Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
“We believe Keith Ellison is the best choice to lead the Democratic Party to a better future nationally,” said Bleys W. Rose, chair of the local Democratic Party. “Ellison has committed to leading the DNC in building up our base at local levels. He is committed to taking on the position full time by resigning from Congress to focus on the Democratic Party.”
Support for Ellison’s candidacy for DNC chair results from a vote taken Dec. 13 by the governing board of the Sonoma County Democratic Party.
Although selection of a national party chair may be a couple months away, the Sonoma County Democratic Party supports efforts to coalesce around a leader who is demonstrating the desire to bring new ideas to a party much in need of forging like-minded coalitions to oppose the destructive policies being advocated by the Republican Party.
We are encouraged that U.S. Rep. Ellison has already won endorsements from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who will replace Reid in 2017.
For information, contact:
Bleys W. Rose
Chair, Sonoma County Democratic Party
For information about Keith Ellison’s candidacy for DNC chair, see:
The Sonoma County Democratic Party is seeking nominees for our annual awards dinner.
Young Democrat of the Year
Democrat of the Year
All nominees must be registered Democrats. To nominate someone write a brief statement giving the qualifications of the nominee and reasons for nomination.
Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017
Mail to: SCDP, PO Box 3727, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Email: Helen O’Donnell
Democrats interested in running to be an Assembly District Delegate must file with the State Party by 5:00PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016. The application to file for AD candidate will open Wednesday, November 16, 2016. There is a filing fee of $20.00 to run as an ADEM Candidates, which may be done online.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped the Sonoma County Democratic Party 2016 campaign. We are so very grateful for your contributions of talent, time, and energy. Your dedication to our cause was inspiring. Your passion and enthusiasm were energizing. Your commitment was unwavering.
Hundreds of volunteers worked thousands of hours to create a better community. While our highest goal of electing a Democratic president was not met, in Sonoma County, we can hold our heads high. We won 70% of the local races that SCDP endorsed. The electorate too often overlooks these local offices – where there is direct impact on our lives, and where we can hold our elected officials most accountable.
We could not have achieved such a high success rate without you. To reach that winning rate, our volunteers
It was a pleasure to see returning volunteers and to meet new friends. You came from different backgrounds, but shared a common goal and pitched in to get the job done. It was a privilege hear your stories and work with you.
On behalf of the SCDP, thank you for all your contributions – you made a difference.
We continue receiving post-election online volunteer sign ups through our website. We welcome your participation in the work ahead. While we have now closed our campaign office, please check our website for announcements and news of upcoming meetings and events. We will make every effort to return messages left on our voice mail at 575-3029 as soon as possible.
The election is over and now it is time to pack away or recycle those yard and window signs. Each jurisdiction has its own ordinance on when political signs need to be removed. If you are unsure what that is where you live and/or work below is a reminder.
County of Sonoma unincorporated areas: within 20 days
Cloverdale: 30 days total on display (possible extension to 45 days with approval)
Cotati: within 10 days
Healdsburg: within 15 days
Petaluma: within 15 days
Rohnert Park: within 10 days
Santa Rosa: within 15 days
Sebastopol: no specific guidelines
Sonoma: within 10 days
Windsor: 45 days total on display