Rules Committee

The Rules Committee keeps the By-Laws and Rules of the California Democratic State Central Committee consistent with the aims and policies of the committee, proposes changes in the rules and bylaws and special rules when necessary and to adopt guidelines upon recommendation of the Organizational Development Committee for the Chartering of Organizations under Article X of the bylaws, hears certain appeals from decisions of the Compliance Review Commission as specified in Article XI, and interprets the rules and By-Laws when called upon by the Chair of the committee or the Executive Board.

2017 August Executive Board Meeting - Tentative Rules Committee Agenda (As of 8/13/17)

2017 August Executive Board Meeting - Bylaws Amendments Recommended for Adoption by Rules Committee

2017 State Convention - Rules Committee Report

Open Meeting Policy Statement

Procedures for 2015 Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs)

Rules Testimony

Submit Rules Testimony

Procedures for the Conduct of Caucus Officer Elections

ADEM Subcommittee Report / Proposals on ADEM Elections

Endorsements Subcommittee Report / 8/8/17 Endorsements Subcommittee Meeting NoticeProposals on Endorsement Process and Procedures

Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee Report / Proposals on DNC Member Elections and Standing Committee Term

Caucus Information

Caucus Application

Caucus Guidelines

Previous Committee Reports

Committee Roster 2017-2019

Lead Chair

Garry Shay


Jose Alcala
Saundra Andrews
Kathleen Bowler
Peter Chiu
Jay Hansen
Valeria Hernandez
Charu Khopkar
Coby King
Jennifer Root


Hillary Blackerby
Stephen Gale
Ryan Hurd
Dorothy Kim
Janet Meredith
Ralph Miller
Melahat Rafiei
Helene Rouvier
Mary Strobridge
Lynn Summers
Karen Wingard
William Wong
Mcclina Woods
Laurence Zakson

Committee Staff

Chris Myers 

Clark Lee

* 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.

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