A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and donors who made the 37th Annual Crab Feed honoring former state Sen. Noreen Evans such a success. As popular and sold out, as usual !!

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3727
Santa Rosa, CA 95402


SCDP Central Committee Meetings
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30-9 p.m.
CTA Offices
2490 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA

Stephen Gale

First Vice Chair
Dorothy Battenfeld

Second Vice Chair
Val Hinshaw

Recording Secretary
Cherie Maria

Corresponding Secretary
Maria Peluso

Don Frank

Standing Committee Chairs

Candidate Search and
Development Committee

Blake Hooper
Communications Committee
Bleys Rose

Finance Committee
Darin Bartow

Fundraising Committee
Helen O'Donnell
Office Committee
Outreach, Advocacy and
Legislation Committee

Dale Axelrod
Political Organizing

Omar Medina

E-Board Representatives
Stephen Gale
Laura Declercq


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Welcome to the Sonoma County Democratic Party!

The Sonoma County Democratic Party (Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee/ SCDP)
is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in Sonoma County.

The SCDP works in cooperation with the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the 
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Public meetings of the Sonoma County Democratic Party are open to all registered Democrats.

SoCo Dems support End of Life option act

Sonoma County Democratic Party Resolution
Approved March 10, 2015
 WHEREAS, all people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights; and California’s Uniform Healthcare Decisions Acts affirms the specific patient right to self­determined care at the end of life; and
WHEREAS, advances in science and technology have created medical interventions that often prolong the dying process and increase suffering; and many find comfort and peace of mind in having access to options at the end of life, including aid in dying, even if they do not exercise those options; and
WHEREAS, the Sonoma County Democratic Party recognizes that the choices a person makes at the end of life are inalienably grounded in that individual person’s life experience; and perceives that California statute on “assisted suicide” does not encompass the rational judgment of a psychologically healthy, terminally ill individual facing end­of­life suffering, who asks her physician for the means to die in a humane and dignified manner;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Sonoma County Democratic Party respects the diversity of perspectives on end of life decisions; supports equal protection within the diversity of perspectives on end of life decisions; and recognizes the practice of aid in dying as a desirable medical choice for many terminally ill, mentally competent adults; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Sonoma County Democratic Party urges the California Legislature to enact SB128 End of Life Option Act, allowing for open and accessible aid in dying for those terminally ill, mentally competent adults seeking control over their own deaths.
  Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on March 10, 2015 
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The Sonoma County Democratic Party proudly recognizes:
Noreen Evans, our former state senator and former SR city councilwoman, as the honored guest and featured speaker at our 37th annual Crab Feed. 
Marty Bennett, a leader in North Bay Jobs with Justice and fighting for a Living Wage for working families, as Democrat of the Year. 
Pat Sabo, a veteran California Teachers Association activist, as recipient of the Roberta Hollowell award.
Mike McGuire, former Sonoma County 4th District supervisor and now state senator, as Young Democrat of the Year. 
Bill Kortum, the North Coast's premier environmentalist and coastal preservationist, with a Lifetime Achievement Award, accepted in his memory by his wife, Lucy.
And Thank You to all the volunteers and donors who made the annual crab feed event a success, bringing 700 Democrats and guests together and raising tens of thousands of dollars for advancing Democratic Party principles.  
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Our 27th Annual Crab Feed on Feb. 27 honors Noreen Evans

The Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee's annual Crab Feed" dinner will be held on February 27 at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. 
We are honoring Noreen Evans, our former state senator and former Santa Rosa city councilwoman.
We will also be awarding recognition for Democrat of the Year as well as the Roberta Hollowell award.
Ticket sales are closed, as of 5 pm Thursday.
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Endorsements - November 4, 2014 General Election

These are the Official Endorsedments of the Sonoma County Democratic Party and the California Democratic Party:
Sonoma County  
Board of Supervisors, District 4 -  Deb Fudge   

State Assembly  
2nd District - Jim Wood 
4th District - Bill Dodd 
10th District  -  Marc Levine   

State Senate 
2nd District -  Mike McGuire   

U.S. Congress 
CD2Jared Huffman (Incumbent)
CD5 Mike Thompson  (Incumbent)   

Statewide Offices 
Governor - Jerry Brown (Incumbent) 
Lt. Governor - Gavin Newsom (Incumbent) 
Attorney General - Kamala Harris (Incumbent) 
Controller - Betty Yee Treasurer - John Chiang 
Secretary of State - Alex Padilla  
Insurance Commissioner - Dave Jones (Incumbent) 
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tom Torlakson (Incumbent) 
Board of Equalization, District 2 - Fiona Ma   

City Council Races 
Cloverdale: Carol Russell, Jude Gibson-Byers 
Cotati: Mark Landman 
Healdsburg: Brigette Mansell 
Petaluma Mayor: David Glass 
Sebastopol: Una Glass, Sarah Glade Gurney 
Sonoma: Ken Brown, Rachel Hundley, Madolyn Agrimonti   

School Board Races 
SRJC Board of Trustees, Area 2: Maggie Fishman 
SRJC Board of Trustees, Area 3, 4, 5: Dorothy Battenfeld 
SRJC Board of Trustees, Area 7: Jordan Burns 
Santa Rosa School District: Omar Medina, Ron Kristof 
West County High School District: Kellie Noe 
Windsor School District: Cheryl L. Scholar   

Local Measures
Measure H: YES 
Measure I: YES 
Measure L: YES   

Statewide Ballot Initiatives 
YES: Propositions 1, 2, 45, 47, 48 
NO POSITION: Proposition 46   

For more information on statewide propositions, click here
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The Democrats Party on Election Night !!!

Join us on Tuesday evening from 6:30 -11 p.m., as we watch the election results and celebrate our victories!
There will be food, drink, and Democrats - volunteers, elected officials, and candidates.
At Sonoma County Democratic Party headquarters
120 D Street (at 2nd St.), Santa Rosa

(Check the Sonoma County Democrats Facebook site for a growing list of all the election night festivities.)
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