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.

Documents and Reports 

2018 November Executive Board Meeting - Rules Committee Report (Updated 11/18/18)

2018 November Executive Board Meeting - Rules Committee Packet (Updated 11/17/18)

2018 November Executive Board Meeting - Rules Committee Agenda (Updated 11/17/18)

Bylaw Amendments Recommended by CDP Rules Committee to CDP Executive Board for Consideration at the November 2018 Meeting (Updated 11/7/18)

Open Meeting Policy Statement (Updated 7/14/18)

Previous Committee Reports and Documents


Rules Testimony

Submit Rules Committee Testimony or Comment


Rules Subcommittees

ADEM Subcommittee

Caucuses Subcommittee

Election of Officers Subcommittee

Endorsements Subcommittee

Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee


Caucus Certification/Recertification Information

Caucus Application and Checklist (2018 Update)

Caucus Guidelines (2018 Update)

Caucus Certification/Recertification Guidelines (2018 Update)

Caucus Certification/Recertification Application - Appendix A Template (2018 Update)

Declaration of Support for Official Recognition of CDP Caucus (2018 Update)

Memorandum Re: 2018 CDP Caucus Certification/recertification Application Review Process (2018 Updates)

CDP Statewide Officers - Financial Disclosure Statements

Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement Form

2018 Quarter 3 Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statements

2018 Quarter 2 Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statements

Notice of Acquisition of Material Financial Interest - Vice Chair Alex Rooker (Filed 5/30/18)

2018 Quarter 1 Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statements

2017 Quarter 4 Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statements


Previous Committee Reports


Committee Roster 2017-2019

Lead Chair

Garry Shay



Jose Alcala

Saundra Andrews

Kathleen Bowler

Peter Chiu

Valeria Hernandez

Coby King

Laurence Zakson



Hillary Blackerby

Stephen Gale

Alice Huffman

Ryan Hurd

Dorothy Kim

Janet Meredith

Ralph Miller

G. Anthony Phillips

Melahat Rafiei

Helene Rouvier

Ryan Skolnik

Mary Strobridge

Lynn Summers

Karen Wingard

William Wong

Mcclina Woods

Jimmie Woods Gray

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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