Election Digest: Yolo County Democrats Formalize Their Endorsements


Vote-stock-slideYolo County Democrats Announce their State and Local Endorsements

The Yolo County Democratic Party (YCDP) has endorsed candidates for federal, state and local races in the Tuesday, June 3, Primary Election. These endorsements are the conclusion of a lengthy process by both the California Democratic Party (CDP) and the Yolo County Democratic Party.

California is finally moving forward. Where once our state was mired in debt and legislative gridlock, we now have a balanced budget with projected surpluses for years to come. On issues from public schools, to health care, to public safety, to infrastructure, Democrats are leading a resurgence in the fortunes of our state, and in the success and welfare of our Yolo County communities.

These candidates have shown they will continue to help California to move forward. We believe Yolo County can count on these strong leaders to represent our local communities, families and regional interests, and uphold the standards of equality, fairness, inclusiveness and compassion that are at the core of the California Democratic Party platform and principles.

YCDP Endorsed Candidates for the Election to Be Held June 3, 2014:

Federal races:

John Garamendi, Incumbent, running in House Congressional District 3

Doris Matsui, Incumbent, running in House Congressional District 6

State races:

Jerry Brown, Incumbent, running for Governor

Gavin Newsom, Incumbent, running for Lieutenant Governor

Kamala Harris, Incumbent, running for Attorney General

John Chiang, Incumbent, running for State Treasurer

Dave Jones, Incumbent, running for Insurance Commissioner

Tom Torlakson, Incumbent, running for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chris Parker, running for State Board of Equalization, District 1

Fiona Ma, running for State Board of Equalization, District 2

Roger Dickinson, running in State Senate District 6

Dan Wolk, running in California Assembly District 4

County and local races:

Norma Alcala, running for Yolo County Supervisor, 1st District

Don Saylor, running for Yolo County Supervisor, 2nd District

Jesse Ortiz, running for Yolo County Superintendent of Schools

Frederick (Rick) Cohen, running for Yolo County Judge

Sheila Allen, running for Davis City Council

The Yolo County Democratic Central Committee serves as the official representative and governing body of the California Democratic Party in Yolo County, carrying out such duties as are consistent with the Elections Code of the State of California and the By Laws and policies of the California Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee.


Davis College Democrats Kick Off Spring Quarter With Assembly Candidate Panel

DCD Spring Kickoff Flyer

Davis College Democrats host an Assembly race panel with the Democratic candidates for California’s 4th State Assembly District – This coming Wednesday, Davis College Democrats kick off their spring quarter by hosting an Assembly race panel, composed of the candidates running for California’s 4th State Assembly District. The candidates in attendance will be Member of the Napa County Board of Supervisors – Bill Dodd, Davis Mayor Pro Tem – Dan Wolk, and Davis Mayor – Joe Krovoza. Each candidate will be answering constituent questions and discussing various issues in the Davis community.

The Assembly candidate panel will take place at 6pm, on Wednesday, April 9. The panel will be held on the UC Davis Campus, in Wellman Hall, Room 230.

About Davis College Democrats: The Davis College Democrats aim to educate the voting population, promote youth participation, foster student leadership, and work towards the betterment of our society. As the official wing of the Democratic Party to students at UC Davis, we work to promote Democratic ideals and candidates. For more information, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/daviscollegedemocrats


Janene Baronio talks to reporters after announcement, flanked by Judge Fall (left) and Judge Rosenberg (right)
Janene Baronio talks to reporters after announcement, flanked by Judge Fall (left) and Judge Rosenberg (right)

Retired Yolo County Judges Endorse Beronio

The Beronio for Judge Committee today announced that every retired Yolo Judge has endorsed her for election to the Yolo Superior Court.  Endorsing the election of Beronio are:

Judge Arvid Johnson (Ret), Judge William S. Lebov (Ret), Judge Charles A. McGahan (Ret), Judge Donna Petre (Ret), Judge Doris Shockley (Ret), Judge James L. Stevens (Ret), Judge Warren K. Taylor (Ret),Judge Clarence (Buzz) Walden (Ret), Judge Thomas Warriner (Ret)

“To have the nine living retired Judges of the Yolo Court system all independently agree to endorse one candidate for election to the Yolo Superior Court is an amazing and historic first in this County,” said Yolo Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg, who is serving as a Senior Adviser to the Beronio campaign.  “This has never occurred in anyone’s memory.”

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio, who herself has served as a Court Commissioner in Yolo for the last 25 years, is one of four candidates for election to an open seat on the Yolo Superior Court, created when long-time Judge Stephen Mock announced his retirement at the end of his term of office.  The election will be held on June 3.

“These retired Judges have, collectively, close to 200 years of judicial experience.  They certainly know what it takes to be a good Judge.  I am deeply gratified and humbled to have their endorsements,” said Commissioner Beronio.

In addition to the endorsements by all retired Judges of this County, Commissioner Beronio has been endorsed by all 10 of the active Yolo Superior Court Judges.

More information on endorsements, and the Beronio campaign can be obtained at www.janeneforjudge.com.


Swanson-2014“A woman’s Place is in the House…the Senate… and the Davis City Council!” Fundraiser Event

Thursday, April 10, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, at Senator Lois Wolk’s home, co-hosted by Former Davis Mayor Ruth Asmundson.

Join Rochelle Swanson at a fundraiser supporting women in local politics in the home of Senator Lois Wolk and Bruce Wolk this Thursday, April 10th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 1209 Colby Drive in Davis. School Board Member Sheila Allen will also be a featured candidate at the event.

Please RSVP to ruthasmundson@gmail.com so we know that Rochelle can count on your support at the event! If can’t attend, please visit www.rochellefordavis.org for future events and how to help Rochelle’s re-election for Davis City Council.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Davis Progressive

    so the local dems endorse wolk, allen, and saylor. geesh, can it get worse? i thought last time, i read that robb davis was not a democrat, maybe that’s a signal that political parties should stay out of non-partisan offices.

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