Voter Services Committee

The Voter Services Committee's responsibility is to:

  • Develop a system of grass roots organizing at the precinct level to facilitate active participation of voters in Democratic Party activities;
  • Coordinate programs to increase Democratic Party voter registration; To organize new citizen swearing in events;
  • Organize outreach at college campuses and other sources of potential new Democratic registrants;
  • Recommend goals and guidelines for the State Party voter contact program, such as an operational plan for an effective vote-by-mail campaign in each special and general election for state and local campaigns;
  • Develop a plan to increase the percentage of Democratic voters who register for permanent vote-by-mail (PVBM) status.
  • Coordinate training seminars which include instruction on campaign management, issues, and financial reporting requirements;
  • Make every reasonable effort to assure that with respect to each and every partisan office there is at least one Democratic candidate who has filed, who wishes the Party's endorsement, and who is worthy of consideration for that endorsement as allowed for in Article VIII, Endorsement of Candidates;
  • Review non-partisan races in which there was no Democratic candidate in the preceding election to that office and to ensure there shall be at least one Democratic candidate for the next election to that office;


2015 Committee report

Committee Roster 2013-2015

Lead Chairs
Susan Devine, San Luis Obispo
Jess Durfee,
San Diego
Robert Schelen, Davis
James Wisley, Hermosa Beach

John Cleary, Fremont
Bonnie Shatun, Sherman Oaks
Anna Soto, Pomona

Martha O. Acevedo, Merced
Norma Alcala, West Sacramento
Christopher Antonelli, Los Angeles
Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley
Janet Baird, Whittier
Betty J. Ball, San Marcos
Joan Kaiser Bell, Red Bluff
Ray Bishop, Tarzana
Hillary Blackerby, Santa Barbara
Richard Blackston, Lodi
Joe Britt, Rialto
Debra Broner, San Luis Obispo
Alyce G. Brown, San Francisco
Steve Chessin, Mountain View
Joseph Cislowski, West Hollywood
Laura Declerq, Sonoma 
Poppy Demarco Dennis, Del Mar
Scott Dick, Carmel Valley
Darla Dyson, Pasadena
James Farley, Hayward
Constance Gillett, Los Angeles
Christopher Guerrero, Los Angeles
Patricia Halsey-Munroe, Oceanside
Patricia Harris, San Luis Obispo
Gayl Jaaskelainen, San Diego
Jay Jackman, Stanford
Michael Kapp, Los Angeles
Hene Kelly, San Francisco
Doug Kessler, Selma
Paul Kujawsky, Valley Village
Melodi Masaniai, Salinas
Elizabeth McCulloch, Sutter Creek
Valerie Muchowski, Philo
Kami Olsson, San Diego
Denise Penn, San Clemente
Jeffrey Prang, West Hollywood
Chris Robles, Ontario
Patricia Sanders, Inglewood
Constance Sullivan, Palos Verdes 
Melinda Vasquez, San Diego
Kendall Vaught, Huntington Beach
Alex Walker, San Francisco
Renee Westa-Lusk, Ridgecrest
Joe Louis Wildman, Ukiah
James Williams, Fresno
Alex Zucco, Monrovia 

Committee Staff
Alyssa Barajas
(916) 442-5707

* Please note that these descriptions are not meant to be an interpretation of the California Democratic Party By-Laws. The CDP By-Laws are available on our website here.