NEXT DEMCCO MEETING:  April 23, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm

Join us at our next meeting that will be “hybrid” meaning that we will meet in person at our longstanding facility at the Carlsbad Women’s Club, 3320 Monroe St. in Carlsbad–across the street from the Carlsbad High School athletic fields.  And, we will continue to hold the meeting on Zoom.

To attend DEMCCO meetings by Zoom:

      • to join the meeting by computer, laptop, iPad, tablet or smartphone, click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89292531942
      • to join by any type of phone, call (669) 900-6833 and punch in the meeting ID when prompted to do so.  Meeting ID: 892 9253 1942 _____________________________________________________________________________

Your vote for endorsement in critical local races is needed!


Join fellow DEMCCO members in considering the endorsement of candidates for local offices.

Endorsements may be considered for the following races:

Friendly Incumbent Endorsements:

  • Oceanside Unified School Board District Area 3, Trustee Stacy Begin
  • Carlsbad City Council District 3, Councilmember Priya Bhat-Patel
  • Carlsbad Unified School Board Area 5, Trustee Kathy Rallings
  • Vista Unified School Board Area 3, Trustee Martha Alvarado

Strategically critical races:

  • San Diego County Sheriff, Dave Myers
  • Carlsbad City Council District 1, Sam Ward
  • Vista City Council District 4, Dan O’Donnell
  • Oceanside Unified School Board, District Area 1, Nancy Licona
  • Superior Court Judge Seat 35, Michael Flemming, Rebecca Kanter
  • Superior Court Judge Seat 36, Peter Singer
Only Voting Members will be allowed to vote.  A Voting Member is a member who has paid their 2022 dues and has been a member of DEMCCO for at least 30 days.  If you still need to pay your dues, you may pay online at our ActBlue link below.  You may also pay your dues by check or credit card at the in-person meeting on April 23 or by mailing a check to DEMCCO, P O Box 131152, Carlsbad, CA 92013-1152

The process of considering candidates for endorsement is as follows:

  • each candidate is given 3 minutes to tell us why they are running and why we should endorse them 
(for Friendly Incumbent Endorsements, we will proceed to entertain members’ questions then to a vote at this time)
  • a link is shared on screen or in written form for members attending in person of the candidates’ answers to the questionnaire (Note: no private contact information will be included)
  • up to 5 questions is asked by DEMCCO members, each candidate has 1 minute to answer each question, the order of answering the question will be alternated
  • candidates are placed in the Waiting Room to allow members to discuss each candidate and hear up to 3 members speak on behalf of each candidate
  • a vote is taken and the result determined
  • candidates are returned to the meeting and the result is announced

Each voting member of DEMCCO will cast a vote for one of the candidates or “No Endorsement.”  In order to prevail, a candidate or “No Endorsement” must receive 60% of the yes votes among all members voting.  If the 60% threshold is not reached, a motion to rate one or more candidates “Qualified” is done.  Qualified should not be construed as an endorsement.


Have you renewed your membership yet?  Do you want to join DEMCCO?

DEMCCO is a membership organization that exists because of Democratic activists like you.

What do we do with our membership dues? We support candidates that align with our club values. In 2020, we donated several thousand dollars to local candidates. In elections that were decided by a razor-thin victories, our donations made a difference.

By paying your annual dues now, you ensure that our club’s finances stay healthy and we have plenty of funds to donate to DEMCCO endorsed candidates.

If you want to join DEMCCO, you can sign up on ActBlue at the link below or send your check to our address:     DEMCCO    P O Box 131152     Carlsbad, CA 92013-1152

DEMCCO subscribes to ActBlue, the service that receives and distributes donations to Democratic candidates and organizations.  The link to ActBlue to pay your DEMCCO dues is ActBlue Dues Payment

Thank you for supporting DEMCCO by paying your 2022 dues!






For information on our upcoming meetings please click on the Calendar page for the complete calendar of events.