On September 17 the San Diego County Democratic Party endorsed several additional local candidates running in the March 3 Primary Election. The Party is now backing Kenya Taylor for County Board of Supervisors, District 2; Raul Campillo for San Diego City Council, District 7; Gregg Robinson for San Diego County Board of Education, District 1; and Elena Adams for Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Area 4.
Come and join us Sunday, October 13 at Hacienda de Vega to meet our diverse candidates and elected officials over margaritas and appetizers! Proceeds from this fundraiser will support North Area efforts in the 2020 election year. Plese click here for ticket pricing, RSVP, and more details.
Please join us Thursday, October 3 at La Mesa Community Center for a fundraiser supporting East County Democrats. California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks will present an update on our State Party and what to look forward to in 2020. In addition, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will offer some insights into the feats, fates, families, foibles, and firsts of American presidents. Please click here for ticket pricing, RSVP and more details.
County government has started to pass and implement a number of progressive policies in large part thanks to Nathan Fletcher, the only Democratic member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The county has started to listen to, and lift up, the voices of those most vulnerable among us. Since Supervisor Fletcher took office earlier this year, San Diego County government has been pushed to address the most important issues affecting our region.To read more about the work being done at the county level click here.
You're invited to watch the video from our San Diego Democratic Mayoral Forum that was held on Friday, August 9! Candidates included City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, Assemblymember Todd Gloria, and community advocate Tasha Williamson, and was moderated by San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Charles T. Clark, and San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy. To watch the video, go to www.sddemocrats.org/forum.
The San Diego County Democratic Party offers opportunities throughout the year for currently enrolled or recently graduated students to participate as interns. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall, with a start date late August / early September. Applicants should demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in standard office technology. They should be willing to commit at least five to ten hours per week, possibly including some weekend hours. Finally, they should possess a genuine interest in politics and support the Democratic Party's platform and candidates.
After the first Democratic Presidential Debate, the San Diego County Democratic Party conducted an online straw poll to take the pulse of local Democrats. With over 700 votes cast, the top five candidates were... Kamala Harris (31%), Elizabeth Warren (25%), Joe Biden (10%), Pete Buttigieg (10%), and Bernie Sanders (9%). All other candidates received votes in the low single digits. The second Democratic primary debate will air July 30 and 31 on CNN.
Half-way through the year, San Diego County Democrats continue to be well-positioned heading into the 2020 elections with a strong voter registration trends. Since the November 2018 elections, Democrats have gained 21,531 new registrations which has led to El Cajon, Escondido, and San Marcos flipping to Democratic-pluralities for the first time. Out of the 18 cities throughout San Diego County, 14 now have majority or plurality registrations in favor of Democrats.
The San Diego County Democratic Party will be cohosting the La Mesa - Foothills Democratic Club's 6th Annual Party in the Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Harry Griffen Park. Guests will enjoy free BBQ hot dogs, refreshments, the famous pie-baking contest, music, great conversation, and family-friendly fun. There's no better way to celebrate the long Independence Day holiday than with fellow Democratic Party activists!
This week, San Diego Democrats will gather for both nights across San Diego County to watch the debates between those candidates running for our party's nomination for President. Although we are blessed with two nights of a talented, diverse group of candidates -- there is no doubt that these debates will be consequential. The field could shrink after this week, and those candidates who can prove they can go the distance will rise, standing stronger. Join us for both nights as we learn more about the plans, the vision, and the future for our country as our Democratic presidential candidates set the stage for 2020!