Chris Masami Myers, Executive Director of the California Democratic Party, issued the following statement on the election of CDP officers

“On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the California Democratic Party held an election of officers.  A count and a recount of the votes were conducted in the presence of observers from all candidates.

“Eric C. Bauman was elected Chair of the California Democratic Party, and took office immediately after the close of the general session on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

“An agreement was struck between the outgoing Chair, the Kimberly Ellis campaign, and Chair Bauman to allow for a review of the ballots, a process that is currently underway.
 
"Subsequently, the Ellis campaign filed a challenge within the seven-day period afforded by the bylaws.  A challenge was also filed in the Female Vice Chair race, the ballots in the Secretary's race will be reviewed later this week, and three regional director races were challenged, within the seven-day window.
 
“Challenges filed pursuant to the bylaws will be handled in accordance with the standard practices described in the bylaws.”

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