The Lamorinda Democratic Club’s next meeting on Thursday, June 11, will feature Craig Cheslog, our Club’s past president and current California Democratic Party Region 2 Director, leading a conversation about recent election results in order to start preparing for the 2016 elections.

The discussion will include an analysis of the recent Senate District 7 special election. What impact did the new top two primary have? Were you angered by the influx of mailers and phone calls—and want to learn why they are still an important part of voter outreach? Are you depressed by wins the Republican Party has had in other recent local elections?

Cheslog will also talk about how the Democratic Party is organized and how grassroots clubs like the LDC can have a larger impact and elect more Democrats in our communities, county, and region.

Cheslog was the LDC president from 2008-2013. He has been the California Democratic Party’s Region 2 Director since 2013. Regional Directors are officers of the California Democratic Party and are responsible for assisting the state party with developing, supporting, and coordinating the County Central Committees, Clubs, and other Democratic organizations within each region. Region 2 includes Assembly Districts 4, 11, 14, and 16. He maintains the Region 2 website, which includes a regional calendar of Democratic events, at http://www.cademregion2.com.

Cheslog is also the California Democratic Party’s Children’s Caucus Treasurer and the Rural Caucus’ Bay Area Vice Chair.  He recently joined Common Sense Kids Action (www.commonsense.org) as its Co-Director and Vice President for California Policy after serving as the Principal Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson from 2011-2015.