Newly-Elected California Democratic Party Leaders Meet Monday to Discuss Transition and Party Priorities

SACRAMENTO – To hit the ground running, the newly-elected officers of the California Democratic Party met in Sacramento today to discuss transition plans for the party’s operations.

CDP Chairman Eric C. Bauman convened the meeting with Vice Chairs Alexandra “Alex” Gallardo-Rooker and Daraka Larimore-Hall, Secretary Jenny Bach, and Controller Dan Weitzman. The officers were briefed by outgoing CDP staff and begin the process of staffing, financial planning, and other organizational tasks.

Bauman said he also will be contacting legislative leaders, county party officials, and other CDP leaders this week to get their input on priorities for the Party.

“Our new California Democratic Party team is dedicated to empowering the grassroots and making our Party even stronger,” said Bauman. “That begins with organizational structure, staff and financial decisions to make this goal a reality.  We are rolling up our sleeves on day one and getting right to work to ensure a smooth transition after eight years of outstanding service from Chairman Burton and his team.”

“The critical mid-term elections are just over a year away, and we already have important special elections and recalls to engage-in this year,” noted Bauman. “It is critical that the we maintain a nimble and effective California Democratic Party to help push forward progressive policy, and ensure we can immediately begin laying the groundwork to build on our supermajority in the Legislature, hold the Governor’s office and the rest of the state constitutional offices, and go all in to help Democrats recapture Congress.”

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