For California Democratic Party Chair

I’m running for re-election as Chair of our Party.
Will you join me?

Delegates of the California Democratic Party –  Since my election as Chair in June 2019, we have experienced an unprecedented series of challenges as a party, a state and a country. From addressing issues of misconduct and harassment within our Party, to facing the devastating impact of a worldwide pandemic on our daily lives, to millions feeling the full fury of climate change, to confronting the brutal reminders of racial injustice in America, it has been a challenging period in our history unlike any other.

Despite these challenges, we have grown, adapted, and worked hard to help elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. We have taken the steps to ensure our Party is one that reflects our great diversity and one that includes voices that often aren’t heard in the halls of power. We have engaged millions of voters both in California and across the nation through our people-powered 2020 Coordinated Campaign. We have implemented changes that have improved our Party’s organizational health.

But, while we’ve made great progress, there is still more work to be done to build a stronger party. We can continue to diversify our ranks to be a Party that works for and speaks for all. We can engage, organize and fight for millions of Californians on a year-round basis on the issues that help improve lives. We can be an example of principled, progressive change that uplifts the hopes and dreams of all Californians.  In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to our continued conversation on how we will move our Party forward together.

In the meantime, it has been my honor to serve you and I respectfully request your vote for re-election as Chair of the California Democratic Party.

If you have additional questions, I can always be reached on cell at 213-399-8872 or via email at To support our campaign, please visit for more information.

Democratically Yours,


Rusty Hicks

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County Chairs
Robin Torello, Alameda
Maria Alegria, Contra Costa
Kevin Hendrick, Del Norte
Joshua Elder, El Dorado
Ruben Zarate, Fresno
Sharon Phippen, Glenn
Daniel Kelley, Humboldt
Nina Weisman, Inyo
Mark Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Paul Cohen, Marin
Christina Oborn, Mariposa (Acting)
Lynne Atkins, Mendocino
Emily Haden, Merced
Peter Minett, Nevada
G. Anthony Phillips, Napa
Ada Briceno, Orange
Tisa Rodriguez, Riverside
Terry Schanz, Sacramento
Leslie Austin, San Benito
Kristin Washington, San Bernardino
David Campos, San Francisco
Renee Elliott, San Joaquin
Rita Casaverde, San Luis Obispo
Nicole Fernandez, San Mateo
Gail Teton-Landis, Santa Barbara
Bill James, Santa Clara
Coco Raner-Walter, Santa Cruz
Alice Rogers, Siskiyou
Marjorie Olson, Solano
Patricia Sabo, Sonoma
Jessica Self, Stanislaus
Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero, Tulare
Henry Montalvo, Ventura
Bob Schelen, Yolo

Regional Directors
Debra Broner, Sonoma
Sergio Carrillo, Los Angeles
Primo Castro, Los Angeles
Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Orange
Rocky Fernandez, Alameda
Humberto Gomez, Fresno
Lynette Henley, Solano
Florice Hoffman, Orange
Hene Kelly, San Francisco
Diana Love, Los Angeles
Michael Milan, Riverside
William Monroe, Butte
Mark Ramos, Los Angeles
Maha Rizvi, Riverside
Eric Sunderland, Sacramento
Omar Torres, Santa Clara

Statewide Organizations
Iyad Afalqa, President of California Democratic Council

DNC Members
Derek Devermont, Los Angeles
Hon. Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles
Carolyn Fowler, Los Angeles
Andrew Lachman, Los Angeles
Otto Lee, Santa Clara
Sandra Lowe, Sonoma
Kerman Maddox, Los Angeles
Christine Pelosi, San Francisco
Melahat Rafiei, Orange
Keith Umemoto, SacramentoHon. Maxine Waters, Los Angeles
Laurence Zakson, Los Angeles

Caucus Chairs
Mary Ann Andreas, Native American Caucus
Lester Aponte, LGBTQ Caucus
Brigette Hunley, Computer and Internet Caucus
Hene Kelly, Disabilities Caucus
Jillynn Molina-Williams, Veterans Caucus
Tim Paulson, Labor Caucus
Christine Pelosi, Women’s Caucus
Melissa Ramoso, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
Joy Sterling, Rural Caucus
Nicole Villaruz, Filipino-American Caucus
Tiffany Woods, LGBTQ Caucus

Standing Committee Chairs
Martha O. Acevedo, Merced
Timothy Allison, Ventura
Lester Aponte, Los Angeles
Crystal Araujo, Alameda
Joy Atkinson, Los Angeles
Keith Baraka, San Francisco
Ada Briceno, Orange
Tristan Brown, Sacramento
Barbara Calhoun, Los Angeles
Peter Chiu, Santa Clara
Joseph Cislowski, Los Angeles
Paul Cohen, Marin
Jess Durfee, San Diego
Basim Elkarra, Sacramento
Nicole Fernandez, San Mateo
Carolyn Fowler, Los Angeles
Santos Garcia, Madera
Margaret Granado, Los Angeles
Tony Hale, Los Angeles
Jay Hansen, Sacramento
Lynette Henley, Solano
Shanna Ingalsbee, Los Angeles
Royce Kelley, Alameda
Agi Kessler, Riverside
Peter Kreysa, Los Angeles
Lara Larramendi, Los Angeles
Olivia Lee, Los Angeles
Franklin Lima, Ventura
Nikki Linnerman, San Joaquin
Glenn Loveall, Solano
Jonathan Lyens, San Francisco
Xavier Martinez, Sacramento
Anna Molander, Sacramento
Victor Olivieri, San Francisco
Mary Rose Ortega, Los Angeles
Willie Pelote, Sacramento
Denise Penn, Orange
Steve Pierson, Los Angeles
Judy Pipkin, Santa Clara
Tisa Rodriguez, Riverside
Shannon Ross, Los Angeles
Kevin Sabellico, San Diego
Bob Schelen, Yolo
Jessica Self, Stanislaus
Bonnie Shatun, Los Angeles
Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, Fresno
Julie Soo, San Francisco
Jerilyn Stapleton, Los Angeles
Joy Sterling, Sonoma
Robin Torello, Alameda
Paula Treat, Sacramento
Igor Tregub, Alameda
Keith Umemoto, Sacramento
Tonia Uranga, Los Angeles
Debra Vinson, Contra Costa
Chris Wagaman, Yolo
Julie Waters, Alameda
Howard Welinsky, Los Angeles
Amy Wiwuga, Los Angeles
Jimmie Woods-Gray, Los Angeles
Laurence Zakson, Los Angeles

*Titles and group names for identification purposes only.

For California Democratic Party Chair

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