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Pre-Endorsement Club Representative (Delegate) Election Information!

Voting Procedures

  • 9:00 a.m. to begin check-in.  The ballot box will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the foyer
  • General Meeting begins at 10am. Candidates will have a chance to give short speeches (:30). 
  • Voting will close at 11am. 
  • Ballots will be counted and election results given at the end of the meeting. 
  • We will be electing 13 Representatives to the Pre-Endorsement Conference.

  • Of those 13 Representatives, there will be 6 males, 6 females and 1 person of either gender.

  • You can vote for as many as 6 males and 6 females.

  • Voting for more than 6 males OR more than 6 females will invalidate your ballot and your ballot will not be counted.

  • If you mark more than 6 males OR 6 females, you may turn your spoiled ballot in for a new unmarked ballot.

  • The 6 males with the highest number of votes among male candidates will be declared winners.

  • The 6 females with the highest number of votes among female candidates will be declared winners.

  • The individual with the highest vote count regardless of gender who is not a winner of their gender will be the 13th Representative.
    *Note that this means that it is possible for the 13th winner to have more votes than some other winners of the opposite gender.

  • In the event of a tie for the 13th representative, a coin will be tossed. 


All candidates have been vetted and approved as eligible with Region 18 Director and CDP. 

Vote for up to 6 WOMEN
JACOBS, Sharon M.
KADAH, Sheila
KORNIT, Lauren
LAW, Carol
LEWIS, Beryl 
SAVAGE, Destiny 
SCOTT, Nadine
VINEY, Mary Anne 
WOOD, Susan

Vote for up to 6 MEN

CHAMBERS, Frederick
DALPE, Kenneth
FLOCK, Brian
PRICE, Mason Crocker
ROY, Victor
SCHAFFER, Thomas E .

Pre-Endorsement Conference Delegate Information

A pre-endorsement conference for District 18 of the California Democratic Party will be held on January 27 and 28, 2018.
This conference will to make endorsement recommendations for the June 2018 primary election of Federal and State offices (Congress, Assembly, State Senate, etc.).
Currently, DEMCCO can send 13 delegates to the conference 
(7 or 6 female and 6 or 7 male delegates).

The E Board decided that the selection process will be as follows –

Delegate Candidates will be given a chance to speak to members prior to the election both at the October meeting on 10/28.
ALL Members will can vote to elect Delegates at the October meeting (10/28).


You were a paid member of DEMCCO as of July 1, 2017
You are a resident of Assembly District 76.
You have not been elected as a delegate from any other club that is chartered by the SDCDP and the CDP. Since you may be disqualified by the CDP from being a DEMCCO delegate if you are a member of another club (and may be simultaneously elected as a delegate from another club), we ask that you promise not to accept being a delegate for any other club. That may or may not help if you are disqualified by the CDP for whatever reason, but I think that would help.
All qualified members will be placed on the October ballot.

Do you qualify? Submit your name!
You can become a candidate by submitting your name via a Google form at this link 

Deadline to apply is October 10th

*Executive Board will provide a list of candidates before the 10/28 meeting. Paper ballots will be used for voting*

New Board Members and Thank You!

First and foremost, we want to Thank You for every single action you have taken since November. We recognize your countless acts of activism and advocacy. From phone calls, marches, emails, letters, posters, meetings, petitions, voting, volunteering, donating, and supporting in all of the other ways that we aren’t even aware of… we honor and appreciate you.

We thank you for being engaged.
We thank you for giving so tirelessly.
We thank you for standing up, speaking out,
and being a force of good.

As spring’s blossoms burst all over our local hillsides, so does our movement of resistance all over America.  Thank You for being on the right side of history, and continuing on this path with us all. 
It will truly take every one of us, working neighbor to neighbor, and starting on local issues right here in Carlsbad and Oceanside to bring about thoughtful and respectful change. We can do it. 
2018 is just around the corner, and we look forward to electing hardworking Democrats into local offices, and working on local issues starting NOW. 

There are many ways to get involved with DEMCCO, listed below. Choose the ways that best serve you and know we are grateful for your dedication and service, and we’ll see you “out there.” 

Get to Know the Candidates

The following candidates are running for the offices listed below for the Executive Board of DEMCCO. The election will take place at our next General Meeting on March 25th. Nominations can also be made from the floor. 

President – Bill Fowler, Barbara Mead
Treasurer – Mary Meyers
Membership – Sheila Kadah
Political Action – Ken Dalpe, Pat McFarlane
Special Events – Vince Loughney, Destiny Savage
Communications – Amanda Mascia 
Nominating Committee (3 spots) – Pat Amador, Andrea France Sanders, Donna Rencsak

In an effort to get to know the candidates running for DEMCCO offices at the March 25, 2017 election, candidates were asked to provide information they would like the membership to know about them.  Candidates submitting this information are included below:


Bill Fowler for President

Barbara Mead for President.

President-Barbara Mead statement

I am Mary Meyers and I am running for treasurer. I have been a member of DEMCCO since 2004 and the treasurer of DEMCCO since 2012. It has been an honor to be on the DEMCCO board and to work to support Democrats. I have a bookkeeping certificate from MiraCosta College, and I am an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. I do not do taxes for money. but rather volunteer each tax season with the AARP Tax Aide program at the Oceanside Senior Center on Country Club Lane. Please talk to me if you have any interest in finding out more about what the treasurer does (or about free tax preparation for low and middle income people).

Candidates for Special Events Chair: 

Vince Loughney Vince Loughney Special Events Chair
Destiny Savage

Candidates for Nominating Committee

Patricia Amador Patricia Amador Nominating Committe
Donna Rencsak Donna Rencsak Nominating Committee 



Join the Fight for Immigrant Justice

Immigrants and their allies are joining together to fight back!  United We Dream (UWD) Action is responding to the Trump agenda of mass deportations by building sanctuary spaces and deportation defense networks for our communities.  Check out this link:  Sign the petitions, be informed and possibly start a campaign in your community (volunteers who set up sanctuary spaces in local churches, schools, etc. and to turnout when there is an attempt to deport individuals).

Activist Alert!

There is a calendar available for most of the progressive events you may be interested in attending.  Follow this link to find out what’s going on in San Diego County: San Diego County Progressive Events

The California Democratic Party (CADEM) invites you to TAKE ACTION!  Go to this link and find ways you can take action in your area.  Frustrated by Trump?  Hold the Republicans accountable! CADEM TAKE ACTION!


DEMCCO Bylaws state that members must be current on their dues at least 30 days in advance of voting in a DEMCCO election.  We will be voting for officers (President, Treasurer) and chairs (Political Action, Membership, Communication and Special Events) and Nominating Committee members (3) at our meeting on March 25, 2017.  

You can mail your dues ($25 for individual membership, $10 for student membership or $35 for Family membership) to our post office box at Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside, P.O. Box 871, Oceanside, CA 92049-0871 or pay online through our Act Blue account at this link: PAY DUES ONLINE 

Positive Lessons from the Carlsbad City Council Campaign


Cori Schumacher speaking to San Diego County Democratic Party volunteers on November 20, 2016.

Cori Schumacher, newly elected Carlsbad City Councilmember, along with her Campaign Manager, Amanda Mascia, and Coordinator of Volunteers, Lisa McKethan, shared their experience running a successful campaign.  They found that the committee structure worked well as smaller groups resulted in quicker action.  The campaign used the grassroots with a large number of volunteers who made their own phone calls and hand addressed their mailings.  They always had work for volunteers which kept them active in the campaign.  Positivity was the key.  All volunteers were embraced, the focus was on the local issues. They are continuing to work with volunteers, meeting on a monthly basis.  

December’s Holiday Party a Success!


Our annual holiday party was held on December 3, 2016.  New members and old members had a great time.    We enjoyed the music of the New Horizons Band from the Museum of Making Music.  Thanks to Barbara Mead for her donation that allowed us to have this band.

Amanda Mascia and Lisa McKethan who helped Cori Schumacher be the first Democrat elected to the Carlsbad City Council, spoke of the high morale and positive campaign that made it possible to succeed.  They advised the audience that we must pay attention to the people–run a campaign centered on the community.  Mike Bullock spoke of the results of the countywide Measure A and B.  Measure A failed to get the 67% vote necessary and Measure B failed to get the majority vote.  The message is that voters can’t be fooled!  We need to get up and do something–don’t give up!  Everyone has a voice!  So get behind what you believe in.

Donna Rencsak, a psychotherapist, said that she has been seeing an increase in anxiety and panic attacks.  She advised that if this happens to you–stop, breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath to the count of 8, then exhale to the count of 8.  Doing this is very helpful in allowing you to relax.