Message From the Chair - Deborah Luhrman

Welcome to the official website of the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party! We hope you use our online community to access all of your local Democratic needs.  Without question, we are at a defining moment in our nation’s history.  With the election of Democrats throughout the state and our community,  we have the power and ability to enact positive change. Together, we can focus on placing our communities back on track and bringing forth the ultimate Democratic principal:  that every American, regardless of background, can improve their lives and the lives of others through hard work and service to their community. The idea that by working together we can enact greater changes than by acting alone and that no challenge in our community is too large if we work with a common purpose.

We hope you join us in this endeavor. Thank you for taking the time to visit our online community… we hope to meet and welcome you in the near future.

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Santa Cruz Dems to Hold Endorsement Forum for Local Candidates

August 17, 2014 - Santa Cruz County Democrats will hear from candidates and vote on endorsements for local races during a forum to be held on Saturday, September 13 from 9am-noon at the Police Community Room, 155 Center St. Santa Cruz. Among the races to be considered are: Santa Cruz City Council, Scotts Valley City [...]

State and Federal Endorsements Announced

August 1, 2014 - The Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee and the California Democratic Party have released their endorsements for the upcoming gubernatorial election to be held on November 4, 2014. US Representatives Sam Farr and Anna Eshoo have been endorsed, as have Assembly Members Luis Alejo and Mark Stone. Click here for full list.

Santa Cruz Dems Call for Release of Millennium Funds

August 1, 2014 - Santa Cruz County Democrats voted unanimously to call on representatives in Washington to release Millennium Funds earmarked for El Salvador, on a motion by Les Gardner who recently visited the country and observed first-hand all the economic and social problems that are contributing to the current flood of children to the [...]

New Officers Elected

July 29, 2014 - Santa Cruz County Democrats elected Deborah Luhrman as chair and a new slate of officers for the upcoming year at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 23. Ms. Luhrman has served on the Democratic Central Committee for the past five years in a variety of positions, including vice [...]

Vacancies on DCC

June 30, 2014 - Two vacancies on the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee will be filled when the SCCDCC meets for its general meeting on July 23. One vacancy is in the 4th district—the area of Watsonville and South Santa Cruz County represented by Supervisor Greg Caput. The second vacancy is in the 5th [...]

County Dems oppose Watsonville Measures H, I and J

May 29, 2014 – The Santa Cruz County Democratic Party endorsed a no vote on Watsonville measures H, I and J at their general meeting held on May 28.
A vote on the three measures was taken following a discussion that started in April and concluded last night with presentations from Assemblymember Luis [...]

Santa Cruz Dems endorse Jim Hart, Ryan Coonerty and Amanda Jackson Miller

April 3, 2014 – Santa Cruz County Democrats heard from candidates running for county sheriff, 3rd and 4th district supervisor and the Soquel union elementary school district at their endorsement forum held on April 2nd at the Community Foundation in Aptos. Jim Hart, Ryan Coonerty and Amanda Jackson Miller won party endorsement. [...]

June Primary Endorsement Forum - April 2

March 30, 2014 - Please join Santa Cruz County Dems for their Candidate Endorsement Forum on Wednesday, April 2 from 7-8:30pm at the Community Foundation, 7807 Soquel Dr. Aptos. Candidates for the following offices will discuss the most important issues facing the county, such as water, education, jobs, roads and public safety.
Amanda Jackson Miller - [...]

Santa Cruz Dems Host Secretary of State Candidates

February 20, 2014 - Santa Cruz County Dems are proud to announce a forum with all three Democratic candidates running for California Secretary of State in the June 3rd primary election. The forum—featuring Derek Cressman, State Senator Alex Padilla and State Senator Leland Yee—will be held ahead of the monthly meeting of [...]