Monterey County and San Joaquin County Central Committees, along with thirteen Democratic groups across California, add their endorsement behind Kimberly Ellis’ campaign for Chair of the California Democratic Party.
As evidenced by the 19-3 vote by the Monterey County Central Committee to endorse Ellis over her opponent, the enthusiasm gap among the two campaigns’ supporters continues to widen, with Ellis enjoying the organizing passion from a fired-up base of delegates.
“Smaller, rural counties are often ignored by our leaders in Sacramento. One candidate for CDP has stated Tuolumne County is a Republican county, never to be won by a Democrat and is not worth Party efforts or funding efforts to promote candidates running for office. The other candidate believes all counties matter and believes grassroots efforts are the key to being a strong Democrat state. Kimberly Ellis is that candidate,” said Debi Baron and Barbara Farkas, Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County Co-chairs.
They continued, “Kimberly has demonstrated her commitment to being a voice for every single one of us, rural or not. That’s why the women of the Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County unanimously voted to endorse Kimberly Ellis in the race for CDP chair. Politics as usual doesn’t work for us anymore.”
In addition to the Central Committees, the most recent endorsements include: Democrats of Corona-Norco Club Yes We Can Democratic Club – Long Beach Democratic Club of Greater Tracy Democratic Women’s Club of San Diego County Democratic Women’s Coalition of Tuolumne County Blue Revolution AD 70 AD 35 Progressive Slate Progressive Democrats of the Monterey Area Chapter Morongo Basin Democratic Club Wellstone Renewal Democratic Club (East Bay) San Bernardino County Young Democrats Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club Monterey County Democratic Women’s Club.
From the Democratic Party of Orange County, this invitation:
We are pleased to invite you to our next Central Committee Meeting to listen to our guest speaker, Kimberly Ellis. She is a candidate running for California Democratic Party Chair.
Kimberly Ellis has revolutionized Democratic politics in California through her work as the first African American Executive Director in Emerge America’s national network. She has dedicated her career to supporting, training, and inspiring Democratic women to step into political power all across California.
In six years and under her leadership, Emerge California has greatly expanded its reach, effectiveness, and visibility. Today, more than half of Emerge California’s 400 alumnae currently serve in elected or appointed office.
Prior to joining Emerge California, Ellis worked at Emerge America’s national headquarters as the National State Affiliate Director. She was responsible for launching new state programs and working with existing affiliates to increase and strengthen program quality, sustainability and growth.
Ellis has worked in private industry, state government and the non- profit sector, developing leaders and successful organizations across platforms. In 2009, she was appointed by the Mayor of the City Richmond to serve as a Commissioner for the Community Development Commission.
Currently, she serves as the Recording Secretary for the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party. She is married with 2 children and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Date: April 24th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall
1916 W. Chapman Ave,
Orange, CA 92866
For more information, contact our office: (714) 634- 3367