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 Report

2019 May California Democratic Party Rules Committee Agenda - (Updated  5/18/19)

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 4 Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statements

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
Jay Hansen
Valeria Hernandez
Alice Huffman
Coby King
Laurence Zakson


Hillary Blackerby
Alejandro Carrillo
Sergio Carrillo
Stephen Gale
Tom Hallinan
Reginald Jones-Sawyer
Dorothy Kim
Ralph Miller
G. Anthony Phillips
Melahat Rafiei
Helene Rouvier
Ryan Skolnik
Mary Strobridge
Lynn Summers
Robin Torrello
Karen Wingard
Mcclina Woods
Jimmie Woods Gray

Committee Staff

Chris Myers 

* 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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