CADEM Elections

2021-25 Statewide Officers & 2021-23 Regional Directors

Click here to download the certified 2021 CADEM Election Results

Certification of Results Memo to CADEM Secretary Bach

All statewide officers and regional directors were sworn-in during the CADEM 2021 State Virtual Convention. The results were certified by the California Democratic Party’s Secretary Jenny Bach and were officially released on April 28th.

Click here to download the preliminary results!

Click here to download the # of DSCC Delegates by CDP Region

Timelines/Process Memos

*Please read carefully

In order for your vote to count and to get access to the full 2021 Virtual Convention platform, your convention registration fee ($65) and your 2021 DSCC dues ($60) must be paid or you must have requested a waiver by 5pm (PDT) April 21, 2021. 

If you need help or have questions about this process, please email: matt@merrimanriver.com or call 1-888-317-1906.

Voting Instructions
Instrucciones para votar
投票说明

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Memo to Candidate 031021 

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2021 Election Overview Powerpoint

Time and Locations

2021-2023 Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) members can file their intent to run for CADEM State Chair, Two-Vice Chairs, Secretary, Controller, and 21 Regional Directors.

The deadline to submit the “Notice of Intent-to-Run Form” is Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5:00pm or Friday, March 19, 2021, at 5:00pm if the incumbent Officer fails to file a notice by Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5:00pm.

The election of our Statewide Officers and Regional Directors will take place via a signed written ballot released to members of This Committee no later than March 24, 2021, and received by the Secretary of This Committee that must arrive by April 21, 2021, at 5:00pm.

Statewide Officers Elections

2021 Statewide Officer Intent-to-Run form 

All statewide officers are elected to a four-year term. 

Any candidate who filed their “intent to run” form in a timely manner is eligible.

List of Candidates:

Rusty Hicks – CADEM Chair

Delaine Andree Eastin – CADEM Chair

Betty Yee – CADEM Vice-Chair

David Campos – CADEM Vice-Chair

Jenny Bach – CADEM Vice-Chair

Daraka Larimore-Hall – CADEM Vice-Chair

Blanca  Gómez – CADEM Vice-Chair

Diana Love – CADEM Secretary

Melahat Rafiei – CADEM Secretary

Ruben Macareno – CADEM Secretary 

Norma Alcala – CADEM Controller

April Verrett – CADEM Controller

Eligible voters – Statewide Party Officers Election

Those who are eligible to vote per Party By-laws – Article III, Section 3(a), “All Statewide Officers Shall be elected by the entire membership of This Committee.” Tuesday, February 23, 2021, is the deadline to finalize the 2021-23 delegate membership to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC).  All candidates MUST be DSCC delegate members to run for the CADEM Officer position.

Regional Directors Elections

2021 Regional Director Intent-to-Run form 

All regional directors are elected to a two-year term.

Any candidate who filed their “intent to run” form in a timely manner is eligible.

List of Candidates:

Bill Monroe (CDP Region 1E)

Joe Louis Wildman (CDP Region 1W)

Lynette P. Henley (CDP Region 2)

Jonathan Cook (CDP Region 2)

Eric Sunderland (CDP Region 3)

Alejandro Carrillo (CDP Region 4)

Rocky Fernandez (CDP Region 5)

Hene Kelly (CDP Region 6)

Jane Natoli (CDP Region 6)

Omar Torres (CDP Region 7)

Humberto Gomez (CDP Region 8)

Diana Love (CDP Region 9)

Ruben Macareno (CDP Region 9)

Tiffany Lewis (CDP Region 10) 

Antonio Ramirez (CDP Region 10)

Mark Ramos (CDP Region 11)

Larry Gross (CDP Region 12)

Maha Rizvi (CDP Region 13)

Joe Britt (CDP Region 13)

Miguel Martinez (CDP Region 14)

Primo Castro (CDP Region 15)

Cindi Duran (CDP Region 15)

Sergio Carrillo (CDP Region 16)

Florice Orea Hoffman (CDP Region 17)

Victor Valladares (CDP Region 17)

Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik (CDP Region 18)

Ellen (Elle) Kurpiewski (CDP Region 19)

Michelle Krug (CDP Region 20)


Eligible Voters – Regional Director Elections

Those who are eligible to vote per Party By-laws – Article III, Section 4(b), “Regional Directors shall be elected at Regional Caucuses, each composed of all members of This Committee resident in the respective regions.” Tuesday, February 23, 2021, is the deadline to finalize the 2021-23 delegate membership to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC). All candidates MUST be DSCC delegate members to run for the CDP Regional Director.

To order the list of eligible voters, please submit via the following link a DSCC order form to Emma Harper via email at Emma@cadem.org.

2021 DSCC Order Form 

A preliminary list of eligible voters may be available after Tuesday, February 23, 2021. 

* In order to vote, and have one’s vote counted, at this Convention, a member must have timely paid their annual DSCC dues and registration fee (or had them waived, by request from the DSCC Delegate Member) to This Committee, registered for the meeting, received the event meeting/webinar links, and agreed to the CDP Code of Conduct, prior the close of credentialing.

Note: The CDP By-Laws supersedes any information provided by staff on this page. All candidates, DSCC members, and interested parties are urged to review the CDP By-laws. A current copy can be found on our website at www.cadem.org.