SAN DIEGO — Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, has been declared a winner in his race to represent California on the Democratic National Committee.
“I am honored to have been chosen by fellow Democrats across California to represent our state and fight for a bold, progressive party that leaves no one behind,” said Rodriguez-Kennedy.
There are 20 DNC members across the state who are elected by a plurality of California Democratic Party's Executive Board, with Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee in their ranks. Rodriguez-Kennedy will succeed former San Diego County Party Chair Jess Durfee, who has served for 12 years.
The Democratic National Committee is the governing body for the Democratic Party in the United States. DNC members are responsible for coordinating national strategy to elect Democratic candidates at the local, state, and national levels. They also organize the Democratic National Convention, draft and approve the party's national platform, and as part of the convention nominate the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
“I look forward to representing San Diego’s unique point of view and being a voice for the underrepresented in the national Democratic Party,” said Rodriguez-Kennedy, who will be DNC's only member from San Diego County.