California's Primary Election is just over two months away, and after that the number of local Democratic campaigns needing staff support for the General Election will only increase.The County Democratic Party will be hiring one or more full-time organizers in the near future to coordinate volunteers and field programs for the 2020 election season. In addition, many campaigns will be turning to us for suggestions about potential staff members for themselves, from canvassers to campaign managers
Most voting members of the San Diego County Democratic Party's Central Committee -- the local Party's governing body -- are directly elected by voters in each Assembly District in the Presidential Primary. The Central Committee makes endorsements for local candidates and ballot measures, passes resolutions, approves an annual budget, and conducts other business on behalf of Democrats in the county. Any registered Democrat can file to run for Central Committee in a process similar to that of running for public office.
The California Democratic Party finalized endorsements for the March 2020 Primary Election at its convention Nov. 15-17 in Long Beach. In local legislative races where no incumbent is running, the Party has endorsed Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congressional District 50, Georgette Gómez for Congressional District 53, Elizabeth Lavertu for Assembly District 71, Karen Schwartz-Frates for Assembly District 75, and Chris Ward for Assembly District 78.
The SDCDP County office has moved to a new, larger space close to our previous location! The new headquarters is at 3934 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite B103, San Diego (92123). That's just off I-15, between Aero Drive and Balboa Avenue. Please call (858) 277-3367 for more information.
San Diego County Democratic Party has launched a Campaign Boot Camp, new for 2019! Available for Democratic candidates and campaign personnel, these six sessions will cover a range of essential information and skills. For more information, to RSVP, and pricing, please visit here.
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.