Assembly District Executive Board Elections: AD 30, 47, & 51
ADEM Executive Board Candidates
Domini Durse - AD 30
Rick Cordova Jr. - AD 47
Lynn Summers - AD 47
Mishna Erana Hernandez - AD 51
According to the CDP Bylaws, 14 members of the State Central Committee and one Executive Board representative are elected from each of the 80 assembly districts in January of odd-numbered years. However, in three assembly districts, and as explained in more detail below, no qualified person was elected to the Executive Board. In this specific situation, the Bylaws provide for a method to choose an E-Board representative at the next State convention from a caucus of all DSCC members residing in the relevant Assembly District EXCEPT those who are members by appointment from a county committee.
For 2017, those three ADs are AD 30, 47, and 51.
The rules for these elections are similar to how the CDP elects Regional Directors in that qualified candidates must file for election by a deadline, and there is a group of delegates eligible to vote. These delegates (or their qualified proxies) must appear at the election locations noticed by the CDP, and vote for one of the qualified candidates, with the candidate receiving the most votes being declared the winner.
Details are below.
CDP Executive Board
The CDP Executive Board is created by the By-laws and holds certain powers.
According to the CDP Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1.a.:
There shall be an Executive Board of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC), which has the power and duties of the DSCC when the entire DSCC is not in session. The Executive Board members of the DSCC meet in regular meetings as least two to three times in each calendar year. Executive Board meetings are held at such time and place as the Executive Board designates, as long as no two consecutive meetings are held in the same CA County.
Membership on the Executive Board is composed in a variety of ways. Eighty (80) of the members of the E-Board are elected from the assembly districts (one from each). As the Bylaws explain any delegate residing in the AD is eligible to be elected as that AD’s E-Board representative EXCEPT delegates who hold their membership on the Committee as a result of an appointment by a county committee.
Elections are initially held at the ADEMs that occur in January of odd-numbered years. However, under the filing system for E-Board representative now in place, sometimes no person qualified to serve as E-Board representative is elected, giving rise to the need for an election at the following Convention. The Bylaws Article VI, Section 1.k.(1) provides:
In the event that no qualified [Executive Board] candidate is elected at an Assembly District Election Meeting, then a caucus of those members of This Committee from the Assembly District as described above, shall meet at the next meeting of This Committee to elect an Assembly District Representative to the State Executive Board, who must be qualified under the same criteria as used for direct election at the Assembly District Election Meeting.
Who can run for Executive Board?
The qualifications to be elected as Assembly District Representative to the Executive Board under this special procedure are similar to those who governing the Assembly District Election Meeting (ADEM) on January 7 & 8 of 2017. Each candidate MUST:
1. Submit their name to the CDP by emailing, Emma Harper Member Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 30 calendar days prior to the election meeting (Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5pm)
2. Be registered to vote as a Democrat in the Assembly District on or before the October 24, 2016 voter registration deadline
3. Have been elected as an Assembly District Delegate (ADD) at the ADEM or be elected / appointed in one of the following categories of the DSCC Delegate membership.
A. Any elected Democrat to any state or federal elected office resident in the respective assembly district; or
B. The Democratic nominee to any state or federal elected office resident in the respective assembly district; until such time as a Democrat is elected to that office; or
C. The highest vote-getting Democrat to a state or federal special election in which that Democrat did not win election resident in the respective assembly district; or
D. Any DSCC Delegate member due to an appointment by those listed above in A, B, or C, and resident in the respective assembly district, as provided in the Bylaws.
E. An appointee of the speaker of the California Assembly, President Pro Tempore or the California Senate, the Leader of the California Democratic delegation to the US House of representatives and the CDP Statewide Officers (State Chair, male Vice Chair, female Vice Chair, Secretary or Controller), who is resident in the respective assembly district.
Note: All Executive Board candidates MUST meet on of the eligibility requirements listed above. Qualified candidates will be posted on the CDP’s website by April 21, 2017.
Who can vote for the Executive Board Representative?
PLEASE NOTE: All DSCC delegates who reside in the Assembly District, EXCEPT DSCC Delegates who are elected by their County Democratic Central Committee (DCC). In order to vote and have one’s vote counted at this meeting, a member must have paid their dues in a timely manner to This Committee (or had them waived), registered for the meeting, obtained their credential prior to the close of credentialing, and completed and returned to the proper authority any ballot that may be issued.