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 State Convention - Rules Committee Report

2018 State Convention - Rules Committee Packet

2018 State Convention Rules

2017 November Executive Board Meeting - Rules Committee Report

2017 August Executive Board Meeting - Rules Committee Report

2017 State Convention - Rules Committee Report

Open Meeting Policy Statement

Procedures for 2015 Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs)

CDP Statewide Officer Financial Disclosure Statement & Notice of Acquisition of Material Financial Interest Form


Rules Testimony

Submit Rules Testimony or Comment


Rules Subcommittees

ADEM Subcommittee

11/13/17 ADEM Subcommittee Report

7/16/17 ADEM Subcommittee Report  

Caucuses Subcommittee

Draft Caucus Guidelines and Application for Certification/Recertification 

Subcommittee on the Conduct of Caucus Officer Elections - Procedures for the Conduct of Caucus Officer Elections

Election of Officers Subcommittee

The Subcommittee is accepting written testimony and comments for Proposal on Voter Assistance for Election of Statewide Officers. Written testimony and comments are being accepted until Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Proposal on Voter Assistance for Election of Statewide Officers

Endorsements Subcommittee

8/8/17 Endorsements Subcommittee Report 

7/18/17 Endorsements Subcommittee Report  

Proposals on Endorsement Process and Procedures

Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee

10/26/17 Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee Report (Including Proposals Regarding Language on Disabilities Accessibility and Public Meetings) 

9/22/17 Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee Draft Recommendation Report

7/10/17 Miscellaneous Issues Subcommittee Report

Proposals Regarding Language on Disabilities Accessibility and Public Meetings


Caucus Certification/Recertification Information

Caucus Application and Checklist (2018 Update)

Caucus Guidelines

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

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
Charu Khopkar
Coby King


Hillary Blackerby
Stephen Gale
Alice Huffman
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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