Official Endorsments & Ballot Measures
2020 Post-Primary Endorsement Information – Candidates
2019 Pre-Endorsement Information – Candidates
2019 Pre-Endorsement Information – General
2019 Pre-Endorsement Information – Chartered Clubs and Organizations (CCOs)
The CDP By-Laws supersede any information provided by staff regarding the endorsement process. Please refer to the CDP By-Laws for details.
2019 Special Election Endorsement Information
Congressional District 25 – Christy Smith
Christy Smith became our official endorsed candidate for the upcoming Special Primary Election in Congressional District 25 at a Special Election Endorsing Caucus held on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Special Election Primary will be held on March 3, 2020, and (if necessary) the General Election will be held on May 12, 2020.
Senate District 28 – Joy Silver
Joy Silver became our official endorsed candidate for the upcoming Special Primary Election in Senate District 28 at a Special Election Endorsing Caucus held on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The Special Election Primary will be held on March 3, 2020, and (if necessary) the General Election will be held on May 12, 2020.
Assembly District 01 – Elizabeth Betancourt
Elizabeth Betancourt became our official endorsed candidate for the upcoming Special Primary Election in Assembly District 1 at a Special Election Endorsing Caucus held on Sunday, June 29 2019. Elizabeth obtained 100% of the valid votes cast for that endorsement. The Special Election Primary will be held on August 27, 2019, and (if necessary) the General Election will be held on November 5, 2019.
Senate District 33 – Lena Gonzalez
Lena Gonzalez was the highest vote-getting Democratic candidate from the Special Primary Election on March 26, 2019 and is, therefore, the official endorsed candidate going into the Special General Election on June 4, 2019.
Note on DSCC List and List Requests:
The California Democratic Party (CDP) Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) Member List is only to be used by the requester for communicating with DSCC Members regarding official CDP business, including but not limited to the CDP endorsement process, matters before CDP Standing Committees, and events taking place at CDP Conventions and Executive Board Meetings. The list may not be transferred, sold, duplicated, posted or published in any medium, in whole or in part. The list may not be used for commercial or any other purposes not authorized by the CDP. Unauthorized use of the list beyond permissible purposes is strictly prohibited. Failure to adhere to the terms will result in revocation of the requester’s right to use said list, loss of the requester’s right to request DSCC Member Lists for the remainder of the DSCC term, and, if applicable, prosecution or other legal action.
The CDP DSCC Member List is as of the deadline prescribed by the CDP Bylaws and Rules. No changes may be made to the list past that deadline except as permitted by the CDP Bylaws, or as necessary to mitigate possible issues (e.g., voter registration discrepancy or changes, voter contact information update) or clerical error. If you have any questions, please contact the CDP at (916) 442-5707. If you have any questions regarding endorsements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (Updated 3/4/19)
The California Democratic Party issues endorsements in federal and state election contests, including statewide, U.S. House, State Assembly, State Senate offices, and statewide ballot measures. The Democratic County Central Committees consider and issue endorsements in local and municipal election contests. To find out more about your County Party’s endorsement process, please contact the Central Committee near you using the button below!
Candidate Endorsement Contacts
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