Organizational Development Committee

The Organizational Development Committee:

  • Recommends to the State Chair: local, state and national political strategies, activities, and policies designed to improve the organizational effectiveness of the Party;
  • Proposes a plan for redistricting of the Party’s Regions after each State Reapportionment is adopted;
  • Proposes guidelines to the Rules Committee, for their consideration and approval, concerning the Chartering of Organizations under Article X of the bylaws of the California Democratic State Central Committee (CDP); and,
  • Recommends to the Executive Board the granting or rejection, of applications for Charter of organizations under Article X of the above-mentioned bylaws pursuant to guidelines adopted by the Rules Committee.

Approved Regional Map

The Organizational Development Committee has developed and adopted the following guidelines and application form for groups seeking California Democratic Party charters: 


Current OD Committee Charges 

2017 OD Committee Charges

Click here to fill out an online application

Completed charter applications should be sent to:

California Democratic Party
Attn: O&D Staff
1830 9th St. 
Sacramento, CA 95811 

2018 Committee Report

2016 Committee Report

2014 Committee Report - Not submitted 

Committee Roster 2019-2021

Lead Chair

Royce Kelley, Berkeley
Chris Wagaman, Davis


Joy Atkinson, Los Angeles
Ricardo Cisneros, Moreno Valley
Michael Evans, Fresno
Santos Garcia, Madera
Bill Julian, Davis
Olivia Lee, Walnut
Anna Molander, Sacramento
Tonia Uranga, Long Beach


Janet (Jan) Brown, Roseville
David Campos, San Francisco
Rabel Castillo, Whittier
Joe Cislowski, West Hollywood
Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Mission Viejo
Mary Ellen Early, Sherman Oaks
Kareem Gongora, Fontana
Pratima Gupta, San Francisco
Leah Herzberg, Encino
Clothilde Hewlett, San Francisco
Estella Kessler, Selma
Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito
Robert Service, Eureka
Diana Sparagna, Ventura
Calvin Sung, Walnut
Michael Thaller, Bonita
Manuel Zapata, Tracy
Brandon Zavala, Newhall 

Committee Staff
Moises Garcia
(916) 442-5707

Geographically Based Chartered Organizations

10th AD Democrats 263 Cecilia Way
Tiburon, CA 94920 

Chair: Ralph Miller

66th Assembly District
Democratic Council  
904 Silver Spur Rd. #343
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 

Varo Asorian
Tony Hale
Constance Sullivan

72nd Area Democratic Alliance  P.O. Box 3628
Huntington Beach, CA 92605 

Chair: Mai Khana Tran

CD1 Alliance




P.O. Box 1193 Durham, CA 95938 

Chair: James F. McCabe


Click here for Statewide Chartered Organizations


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

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