Vote for LDC Members at the California Democratic Party Assembly District Election January 12

The Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) and Assembly District Executive Board representatives ("EBd Reps") are elected at Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) held in each of the 80 Assembly Districts.

12 people (6 men / 6 women) from each Assembly District will be elected to represent their district for both the 2013 and 2014 State Conventions. You are invited to vote in these party elections.

Update: The following Lamorinda Democratic Club members are candidates:

John Hall
Jim Donnelly
Ellis Goldberg
John Roe

Brodie Hilp
Sharon Goldberg

We encourage you to go to the ADEM election and vote for our members. You can just drop by, register, and vote.

Assembly District 16 (Asm. Joan Buchanan)
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Pkwy, Dublin
Click here to see the list of qualified candidates.

In addition, each central committee is also allowed to select a number of representatives to the State Conventions. The Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee is scheduled to select our convention delegates at our January 2013 meeting (Thursday, January 17). Persons who are interested in serving as convention delegates and were not elected as Assembly District Delegates are encouraged to express their interest to the county chair, Chuck Carpenter, at for consideration in the January meeting for central committee delegate selection.

Become A Delegate to the State Democratic Party


Fellow Democrat,

Did you know that all registered Democrats in California are eligible to become delegates to the state Democratic Party?

It’s true.

Delegates to the state Party take part in important decisions including voting on endorsement recommendations and they help promote the California Democratic Party’s agenda.

The California Democratic Party is convening Assembly District Meetings (ADEM) to select delegates in each of the state's 80 Assembly Districts on January 12 or 13, 2013.

There are 80 Assembly Districts in California and each District will elect 12 people (six women and six men) to be members of the Democratic State Central Committee. These 12 people will represent their Assembly District for both the 2013 and 2014 State Conventions.

If you are a registered Democrat in California and wish to run for ADEM Delegate, please CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

The deadline to complete this form is Friday, December 14th at 5:00 PM.

NOTE: All candidates should confirm receipt of filing prior to the deadline. The CDP will not be responsible for failed, delayed, unreadable, or corrupted filings whether by hardcopy delivery or electronic filings such as faxes or emails or the editing of candidate statements.

To confirm candidacy and for specific times and locations of the Assembly District Election Meetings, please log onto, All candidates will be posted on a weekly basis and only after CDP staff has verified their eligibility.

For more information on the ADEMs process please CLICK HERE TO READ OUR ADEM FAQs.


The CDP Team

Two Months of Action: How YOU Can Get Involved in Campaign 2012 Is Focus of Club's September 13 Meeting

The Lamorinda Democratic Club's Thursday, September 13, meeting will feature presentations by campaigns in our region telling you how you can volunteer to help Democrats take back the United States House of Representatives, get a 2/3rds supermajority in the California State Legislature, and ensure President Obama is reelected.

The club's meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a business meeting at 7:15 p.m. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.

President Obama needs your help to insure that he will have a supportive Congress during his second term. You can help two congressmen secure their seats – John Garamendi and Jerry McNerney – and two candidates hoping to unseat the current Republican opponents and add two more Democrats to Congress – Ami Bera and Jose Hernandez. All four seats have been targeted by the Republicans. That's why they are asking for your help.

You ask "what can I do?" You can register voters, walk precincts, make telephone calls to voters in the above Congressional Districts, host "meet and greet" parties in your home for friends and family, educate people to the facts that refute the lies that are being told by the Republicans about our President and his government. One of the groups will train you and not let you out on your own until we are sure you are comfortable within your volunteer role, whatever that might be.

At this very important meeting of our club, you will meet either the above candidates or a spokesman representing each candidate who will tell us about their campaign and let us know what help they particularly need. Please join us.

In addition we will have representatives from various active groups like Move-On and OFA (Obama for America) who will have tables with literature and sign-ups for you to help.

As we move into the future the Lamorinda Democratic Club will become more active oriented and we want to get started by giving you opportunities to make a difference this year.

Come ready to roll up your sleeves! Put on your active shoes! Let's get moving!!

Here is the current list of campaigns from whom we will hear:

  • Rep. John Garamendi
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney
  • Ami Bera for Congress
  • Jose Hernandez for Congress
  • Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
  • Move On
  • California Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign
  • Obama for America
  • Lamorinda Democratic Club

Help Shape the California Democratic Party Platform

A message from California Democratic Party Chair John Burton:

Dear Supporter,

The California Democratic Party invites all Democrats to help shape our 2012 Platform. Join our effort to promote a progressive platform that all Democrats can be proud of.

Please go to to read the 2010 Platform – the current Platform will serve as a base to develop the 2012 Platform.

If you have changes or new language you would like to suggest, please fill out our online submission form at

The deadline to submit changes for consideration to the 2012 Platform is November 18, 2011 at 5pm. The Platform will be adopted at the 2012 State Convention, February 10-12 in San Diego.

Platform hearings are taking place throughout the state. Testimony is being heard at Regional meetings and there will be two statewide hearings as well.

The statewide hearings will take place on the below dates and locations:

October 22 – Fresno
Time and location TBD

November 18th – Burlingame
Crowne Plaza SF International Airport
1177 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, Ca. 94010
5:30 PM (tentative)

Please go to our calendar at for the most up to date information, including a schedule of regional meetings at which Platform testimony is being heard.

Peace and friendship,

John Burton
California Democratic Party

California Democratic Party Region 6 Meeting

The California Democratic Party's Region 6 Meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703.

The agenda will include a political update from California Democratic Party Executive Director Shawnda Westly, a call for testimony on the proposed delegate selection plan, discussion about making endorsements in the "top two" primary process, and other resolutions that may be considered at the July California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting.

Please contact Region 6 Director Royce Kelley if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at