Issues Committee Meets Tuesday in Antioch 6-9 pm

The Issues Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet this Tuesday, 6-9 PM at the Commons at Dallas Ranch dining room, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. This is our first meeting in East County. We will consider whether to recommend that the County Party take positions on each of the 23 remaining local ballot questions, 9 of which are specific to east county jurisdictions. The full county committee will meet the following day. We will start with East County questions, since persons from other parts of the county may encounter more traffic than they expect.
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El Cerrito Dem Club Endorsement Forum

The El Cerrito Democratic Club  invited Democratic candidates to speak to their Club members.  Click to learn results:

Congressman Eric Swalwell at the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club

Congressman Eric Swalwell

Thursday, August 25 in Danville at the Crow Canyon Country Club.  Opportunity to have dinner at 6:30 pm.  Program begins at 7:00 pm.

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is honored to have Congressman Eric Swalwell join us on Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 pm.  Come hear about the projects he has been working on in Congress. Congressman Swalwell will also give his perspective on the upcoming election, along with a quick breakdown on the Democrats' efforts and opportunities for taking back the House.

Our meetings are at the Crow Canyon County Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville.  There is an opportunity to enjoy a buffet dinner for $26.  We gather at 6:00 pm begin the buffet at 6:45 pm.  The meeting begins at 7:00 with the speaker at 7:30 pm.

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Vacancy in District 3

A regular member in District 3 has resigned creating a vacancy. This is for a seat that expires in January 2017. Our bylaws require a minimum of 45 days notice, so the central committee will be voting on an appointment for the remainder of the term at our regular meeting on September 15, 2016.

For any questions, contact Chair Jeff Koertzen at

2016 Certified Central Committee Results

Contra Costa County has finished processing ballots, and the elections clerk, Joe Canciamilla, has certified the results. Congratulations to all the new* and returning (i) central committee members who will take their seats at the reorganizational meeting in January 2017.

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Candidate Training 101: June 25, 2016

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Thinking about running for office? Want to learn more about how to run a winning campaign?

If so, we hope you'll join the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County for our Candidate Training 101!

This eye-opening day-long training will introduce you to the mechanics of running a successful campaign in swiftly evolving political landscape. You'll have the opportunity to learn from expert political consultants, elected officials, party chairs, community leaders and other professionals who'll prepare you for every aspect of a campaign, including:


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Joan Buchanan Speaks about the Delta Tunnels

Thursday, June 23 in Danville at the Crow Canyon Country Club.  Opportunity to have dinner at 6:30 pm.  Program begins at 7:00 pm.

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome our former Assemblymember Joan Buchanan to update us on Restore the Delta’s efforts to stop Governor Brown’s plan to build huge tunnels under the Delta in order to increase the amount of water siphoned from the Delta and directed to the Central Valley and southern California.  Joan is our ‘California water guru,” because of her excellent knowledge about California water issues. We are looking forward to hearing her speak about the water issues of the Delta.

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Support Our Endorsed Candidates!

Click to view the California Democratic Party and Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Endorsements for the June 7, 2016 election.

Able to volunteer? Sign up to volunteer for AD16 candidate Cheryl Cook-Kallio at You can also help our endorsed candidate in AD14, Mae Torlakson, at one of the events listed below:

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DPCCC Candidate Statements

Candidates for the Democratic Central Committee (voting members of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County) were invited to provide a photo and a brief statement to introduce themselves to the voters of Contra Costa County.

Please see this link for the DPCCC Candidate Statements.

Convention Delegate Results

Some of the convention delegate results have started coming in. So far, we have only received the results for CD11 (DeSaulnier) for both the Clinton and Sanders caucuses. Congratulations to the top vote-getters in each caucus. Click the link below for the results we have so far.


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