Voter Services Committee

The Voter Services Committee's responsibility is to:

    • Develop a system of grassroots organizing at the precinct level to facilitate active participation of voters in Democratic Party activities;
    • Coordinate programs to increase Democratic Party voter registration; To organize new citizen swearing-in events;
    • Organize outreach at college campuses and other sources of potential new Democratic registrants;
    • Recommend goals and guidelines for the State Party voter contact program, such as an operational plan for an effective vote-by-mail campaign in each special and general election for state and local campaigns;
    • Develop a plan to increase the percentage of Democratic voters who register for permanent vote-by-mail (PVBM) status.
    • Coordinate training seminars which include instruction on campaign management, issues, and financial reporting requirements;
    • Make every reasonable effort to assure that with respect to each and every partisan office there is at least one Democratic candidate who has filed, who wishes the Party's endorsement, and who is worthy of consideration for that endorsement as allowed for in Article VIII, Endorsement of Candidates;
    • Review non-partisan races in which there was no Democratic candidate in the preceding election to that office and to ensure there shall be at least one Democratic candidate for the next election to that office;

2016 Committee Report

2015 Committee Report

Committee Roster 2017-2019

Lead Chairs

Jesse Durfee


Keith Baraka
Susan Devine 
Doug Kessler
Xochitl Medrano
Justin Meyers
Bob Schelen
Anna Soto
Jim Wisley


Deidrick Avila
Betty Ball
Janet Bell
Sascha Bittner
Richard Blackston
Jeffrey Cardenas
Steve Chessin
Jean Colyer
Sandra Cook
Rick Cordova
Edmundo Cuevas
Spencer Dayton
Poppy De Marco Dennis
Katherine Dodson
Camille Dunn
Jerry Eaton
Howard Egerman
Michelle Elmer
Debi Evans
Tina Fredericks
Dan Gordon
Brandii Grace
Heidi Hall
Erma Hall-Wood
Sue Hamill
Nichelle Henderson
Natalie Higley
Florice Hoffman
Ruth Hull
Jay Jay
Tanner Kelly
Kelly King
Jeff Koertzen
David Kong
Mattias Lehman
Jeff LeTourneau
David Lyell
Heriberto Mendoza
Porsche Middleton
Val Muchowski
Anita Narayana
Denise Penn
Susan Pfeifer
Judy Pipkin
Nina Ramos Hiers
Stacey Reardon
Dorothy Reik
Fauzia Rizvi
Casey Robinson
Kevin Sabellico
Patricia "Pat" Sanders
Samuel Sukaton
Connie Sullivan
Barbara Torres
Rafael Trujillo
Noemi Tungui
Tonia Uranga
Tomas Vera
Renee Westa-Lusk
Joe Louis Wildman
James Williams
Ken Wyant
Richard Zamora
Brandon Zavala
Mary Zavala

Committee Staff
Alyssa Barajas
(916) 442-5707

* 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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