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 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.




Rules Officers, Elections, Duties, Etc Subcommittee
June 15, 2021

February 22, 2021 Testimony

Documents and Report

2021 April Convention – Tentative Rules Packet

2021 April Convention – Rules Committee Report

November 2020 Executive Board Meeting Sunday, November 15, 2020 Reports Packet

2020 November Executive Board Meeting – Rules Committee Packet

 Tentative 2020 November Executive Board Agenda

2021 Assembly District Election Meeting Procedure 7.30.20

2020 July Executive Board Meeting – Rules Committee Report

2020 July Executive Board Meeting – Rules Committee Packet

2020 July EBoard – Bylaw Amendments

June 14, 2020 ADEM Amendments Report 

2020 June – Rules Committee Packet

2019 November – Rules Committee Report

2019 November Convention  – Rules Committee Packet 

2019 November Convention – Rules Committee Tentative Agenda 

2019 August Executive Board Meeting – Rules Committee Report 

Structure For Sexual Misconduct and Harassment 

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


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

2020 Quarter 4 CDP Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement 

2020 Quarter 3 CDP Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement

2020 Quarter 2 CDP Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement

2019 Quarter 4 CDP Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement 

Committee Roster 2019-2021

Lead Chair

Kathy Bowler, Sacramento
Garry Shay, Reseda


Jose Alcala, Riverside
Nicole Fernandez, San Mateo
Jay Hansen, Sacramento
Valeria Hernandez, Sacramento
Coby King, West Hills
Jimmie Woods-Gray, Los Angeles
Laurence Zakson, West Hollywood

Hillary Blackerby, Santa Barbara
Sergio Carrillo, Wilmington
Michele Dauber, Palo Alto
Derek Devermont, Santa Monica
Stephen Gale, Santa Rosa
Drexel Heard II, North Hollywood
Ryan Hurd, San Diego
Dorothy Kim-Perez, Fontana
Ralph Miller, Kentfield
Anita Narayana, Aliso Viejo
G Anthony Phillips, American Canyon
Melahat Rafiei, Orange
Michael Soto, Moorpark
Mary Strobridge, Atascadero
Akilah Weber, La Mesa
Karen Wingard, Pasadena
William Wong, Sacramento
Mcclina Woods, Carmichael

CYD Ambassadors

Brooke Pritchard, Yolo
Luis Zamora, Contra Costa

Committee Staff

Yvette Martinez
Unique Wilson


* 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.