Declare your Candidacy – Deadline Jan 15th

Central Committee Members and Alternates,

Every two years, the California Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) reorganizes.  Each time the DSCC reorganizes, our County Central Committee elects delegates to represent us on the DSCC.  This year, due to COVID restrictions, our delegate elections will be held on-line on Sat, Jan 23rd & Sun Jan 24th.  


To be eligible for these elections, you must be either a voting member of the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee or a Permanent Alternate.  If there are unfilled seats after the initial voting, appointed alternates will also be considered.


To make our election process as smooth as possible, let us know in advance that you intend to run for a delegate seat. Declaring your candidacy is easy.  Click here to go to the form and answer 4 quick questions:  https://forms.gle/E1Re1Kr7skdFsGVT7


The deadline to declare your candidacy for these elections is Fri, Jan 15th.

Remember this week for the right reasons

Democrats,


Like you, I was sickened by the siege that unfolded across my TV and social media screens on Wednesday. To prevent the peaceful transfer of power, Donald Trump incited those thugs to riot and storm the Capitol Building.  For that, the president should be removed from office immediately and those who desecrated the Capitol, and terrorized lawmakers and staff should be prosecuted.  The five lives lost during that reckless insurgence are on Donald Trump’s hands.


But I refuse to let those despicable and undemocratic acts overshadow the truly historic events that occurred this week.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, both races for Senate in GA were called for Democrats: Rev Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff.  This is big news, and we deserve the right to pat ourselves on the back! For months, we made phone calls, contributed money, and wrote postcards, all to get that victory in Georgia. 


We need to celebrate Rev Warnock’s election, making him the first African-American senator from Georgia.  We need to celebrate Jon Ossoff’s election, who at age 33 will be the first Millennial to hold a seat in the Senate, and the first Jewish senator elected in the South since the 1800’s.  We need to celebrate the heavy turn out by Georgia’s Black voters, who made those wins possible. And we need to celebrate the leadership of Black women in Georgia, like Stacey Abrams who led the strategizing and organizing efforts that made those victories a reality.


Want more reason to celebrate?  In spite of the lies of rampant voter fraud spewed by people like Donald Trump, and Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, the certification of the votes is a done deal! Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are officially our president and vice president elect.


We the people – Democrats – deserve this week’s headlines, not Trump’s hideous insurrectionists.  I get it that we must continue to hold Trump accountable for his false and inflammatory rhetoric and his undemocratic acts.  I understand the need for seriousness in the face of lost lives.  But the democratic election of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are deserving of celebration.  We need to take a moment from this difficult week, and savor the sweet success of our hard work.  We deserve it.

Kristin
Kristin Washington Chair, San Bernardino County Democratic Party

Attention All San Bernardino County Democrats! Register for the California Democratic Party 2021 Delegate Election Now!

What do ADEM Delegates do for you at the State Party Level?

“The California Democratic Party  Bylaws (Article VI) provide that an Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) be held in each of the 80 California Assembly Districts in January of each odd-numbered year to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered in. These elections are open to all California Democrats.

Assembly District Delegates (ADD) and the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

AD Delegates are elected by voters (to participate in the ADEM you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District). Together, Delegates vote and conduct Party business at the yearly State Convention and Executive Board meetings. Register. Your stamped return ballot will be delivered to your home address. Go to ademelections.com/ Vote for your ADD Candidates!

Make a difference and join your local Democratic Club! Find one nearest you at http://www.sanbernardinodemocrats.org/about-us/democraticclubs/

AD 41 will Caucus for a New Member

Assembly District 41 has experienced the loss of a dear member, Ms. Linda Baker. In accordance with the San Bernardino County Central Committee Bylaws, AD 41 will caucus to select a new member this Sunday, December 20, @4pm.

If you are a registered Democrat and live in California’s 41st Assembly District, you are eligible to run for this seat. Please attend the caucus by following the link below.

meet.google.com/wbw-vetf-afm

For more information, you may email Jim Gallagher at kjgalla2@gmail.com

New members, selected in caucus, must be approved by the general body of the San Bernardino County Central Committee at their next general meeting. This meeting will be held Thursday, January 28th @7pm. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend this meeting.

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY DEMOCRATS ELECTED!

We endorsed them, and you elected them.

http://www.sanbernardinodemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SBCDCC-Release-20201201.pdf

Membership Available to Registered Democrats in AD 42, Morongo Basin and Yucaipa

If you are interested in joining the Democrats of San Bernardino County Central Committee and you live in Assembly District 42, please email Nickchristensen17@gmail.com to register.

A caucus of AD 42 members will be held Tuesday, November 17th @6:00pm to recommend a new member to the Central Committee. The only requirement is that candidates be registered democrats who live in the 42nd Assembly District of California. This area includes the Morongo Basin and Yucaipa, as well other outlying rural areas.

Executive Board Meeting – Sunday, October 11th @4pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sceqqrD4rGN0NKJcAfDgCii6-PPX4xY4Q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

San Bernardino County Democratic Party Endorses Local Candidates

Find a copy of the official press release here.

SCHOOLS

Chino Valley Unified School District, Member, Governing Board Dr Havaughnia Hayes-White,  Donald Bridge 

Colton Joint Unified School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 3  Bertha Arreguin 

Copper Mountain Community College District, Member, Governing Board  Tyler “Thomas” Short  

County of San Bernardino, Member, Board of Education, Area C  Jessica Camacho 

County of San Bernardino, Member, Board of Education, Area E  Alise Clouse  

Etiwanda School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 5  Robert Garcia 

Fontana Unified School District, Member, Governing Board  Jason Barrett O’Brien 

Hesperia Unified School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 4  Michael Brian Mayo

Ontario-Montclair School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 1  Flora Martinez 

Redlands Unified School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 4  Alex Vara 

Redlands Unified School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 5  Danielle Guillen 

Rialto Unified School District, Member, Governing Board  Nancy G. O’Kelley,  Mirna Ruiz 

San Bernardino City Unified School District, Member, Governing Board  Gwen Dowdy Rodgers,  Margaret B. Hill,  Heather Johnson,  Mayra Ceballos 

Upland Unified School District, Member, Governing Board  Sherman R. Garnett 

Victor Elementary School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 1  Ramla Kimbrew 

Victor Valley Union High School District, Member, Governing Board, Area 1  Seta Ghazarian

CITIES 

City of Adelanto, Member, City Council  No endorsement 

City of Big Bear Lake, Member, City Council, District 1  Alan Lee 

City of Chino Hills, Member, City Council, District 3  James W. Gallagher 

City of Fontana, Member, City Council, District 2  Jesus “Jesse” Sandoval 

City of Fontana, Member, City Council, District 3  Dawn Dooley 

City of Grand Terrace, Member, City Council  Ken Stewart 

City of Needles, Member, City Council  Ruth Musser-Lopez 

City of Rancho Cucamonga, Member, City Council, District 1  Mark Rush 

City of Redlands, Member, City Council, District 2  Eddie Tejeda  

City of Rialto, Mayor  No endorsement 

City of Rialto, Member, City Council  Rafael Trujillo  

City of Victorville, Member, City Council  Lizet Angulo,  Kareema Abdul Kabir, Leslie Irving   

SPECIAL DISTRICTS 

Hesperia Recreation and Park District, Member, Board of Directors  Victoria Bathsheba Dove 

Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District, Member, Board of Directors  Dianne Markle-Greenhouse,  Gregory Brown 

Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, Member, Board of Directors, Div 4  — Sean L. Swoboda 

Morongo Valley Community Services District, Member, Board of Directors  Johnny G. Tolbert Jr 

Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District, Member, Board of Directors  — Johnathon Cisneros 

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Member, Board of Directors, Div 1 —  Mark J. Alvarez 

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Member, Board of Directors, Div 2  — Gil Navarro

LOCAL INITIATIVES 

Measure J, County of San Bernardino – County Charter  No 

Measure K, County of San Bernardino Compensation reduction  No 

Measure Q, City of Upland Memorial Park  No 

Measure S, City of San Bernardino Transaction and Use Tax  No 

Measure U, San Bernardino County Fire Protection District  No

Attention Democratic Candidates…


Thank you to all candidates that responded to our invitation to seek the endorsement of the San Bernardino County Democratic Party. The deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications, questionnaires, or endorsement fees. We will announce our endorsements later this month.

Only registered Democrats may apply for endorsement by the Democratic Party. We only endorse candidates running in non-partisan races, for example: City/Town Council, School Board, Water Board, Board of Supervisors, etc.

Meeting and Agenda Notification Guidelines

In order to increase transparency and allow for maximum participation, the Executive Board of the SBCDCC has adopted the following practices and guidelines for receiving and giving notice regarding meetings and agenda items…