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Time for Pre-Endorsement Conferences Soon

WOW! Is it time to elect Pre-Endorsement Conference delegates already?

Because of the early California Presidential Primary Election in early March 2020, the California Democratic Party has moved its convention and endorsements to dates that are several months earlier than they have been in the past.  The state convention in which endorsing caucuses will be held will be November 15-17, 2019.  Pre-Endorsing Conferences in which candidates seek endorsement recommendations for the state party, will be held on October 5-6, 2019.  DEMCCO is able to send delegates (1 for each 20 members) to the Pre-Endorsement Conference for Region 18.  These delegates will be elected (see Bylaws Article IX, Section 3, page 12) at DEMCCO’s June 22, 2019 meeting so that we will meet the deadline of July 9, 2019.  If you are interested in being elected as a DEMCCO delegate to the October 5-6, 2019 Pre-Endorsement Conference, please send an email with your name, email address and phone number to  Delegates must be voting members (dues paid and a member for at least 30 days) of DEMCCO.


Recently elected Political Action Chair, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, has an ambitious program for DEMCCO.  Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bagby’s Beer Company at 601 South Coast Highway in Oceanside.  The first meeting will be April 18.  An area at Bagby’s has been reserved to accomodate our group.  The meeting is open to DEMCCO members and potential DEMCCO members.  Goals include electing Democrats in Oceanside and Carlsbad, and identifying and working on specific issues including Climate Action Plans, all with a focus on taking action.  Please join us on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Bagby’s and be part of the grassroots advocacy movement!

DEMCCO Elects Officers

At the Annual Election Meeting on February 23, 2019, new (and returning) officers were elected. The results are:

President: Linda Slater

1st Vice President: Pat Amador

Treasurer: Mary Meyers

Fundraising Chair: Dee Forsberg

Membership Chair: Shirley Anderson

Political Action Chair: Kyle Krahel-Frolander

Special Events Chair: Vince Loughney

The following officers have one more year on their term of office:

2nd Vice President: Mike Bullock

Communications Chair: Blair Daniels

A vacancy now exists in the office of Secretary. According to DEMCCO’s Bylaws, the Executive Board will appoint a member to a vacancy and that member will serve until the next regularly scheduled election meeting. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please let us know at

Results of ADEM Election

On Sunday, nearly 1000 registered Democrats showed up in Oceanside to elect 76th Assembly District Delegates to the California Democratic Party.  The 14 Delegates based on preliminary results are:
Women Elected Delegates: Priya Bhat-Patel, Nikki Faddick, Nancy Hardwick, Kathy Rallings, Cess Resnick, Rachel Rott, Cori Schumacher (also elected E-Board Rep)
Men Elected Delegates: Mustafa Nizam (also elected E-Board Alternate), Al Goodman, Rob Howard, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, Larry Lugo, Kevin Sabellico, Harold Standerfer