I have always regarded the California Democratic Council as one of the United States’ most important centers of citizen participation in politics.

John F. Kennedy

A Tradition of Service

For over half a century, the California Democratic Council has served as the umbrella organization for California’s 500+ Democratic Clubs.

Vision Statement

The California Democratic Council envisions that every registered Democrat is represented by leaders at all levels of government who advocate successfully for Democratic Party values and high quality of life for all Californians; and that elected leaders are informed about the most important issues concerning members of the Democratic Clubs which make up their constituency.

Mission Statement​

The California Democratic Council strives to ensure that every California Democrat is served by a visible, organized, geographic and/or affinity-based Democratic Club that reaches out year-round to its community; recruits quality Democratic candidates for every appointed and elected position in its purview; supports those elected officials in advocating for Democratic Party values both as candidates and in their sworn public roles. The CDC helps Democratic Clubs to communicate their policy messages and positions on issues in a democratic manner and at the appropriate level to provide information and guidance to appointed and elected officials and candidates.


President: Hilary Crosby

Executive Vice President: Chris Robson

Secretary: Sal Cazarez

Treasurer: James Ta’abor

Controller: Isabel Garcia Fogerty

Trustee North: Kristal Edwards-Jones

Trustee Central: Susan MacCall Carrasco

Trustee South: VACANT

Vice President of Issues & Political Action: Chris D’Alessando

Vice President of Resolutions & Endorsements: Christopher Myers

Vice President of Membership: VACANT 

Vice President of Credentials: Margaret Okuzumi

Vice President of Organizational Development: Carrie Scoville

Vice President of Communications: Hector Huezo

Vice President of Finance: Ron Birnbaun

Vice President of Bylaws & Rules: Margie Hoyt