November 12, 2015Â â€“ Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., announced today at speech a the National Steinbeck Center that he will not seek reelection in 2016 and instead will retire in January 2017 at the end of his current term in office. Farr is the Central Coastâ€™s 20th districtâ€™s longest serving member of Congress and is the […]
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.Â Without question, we are at a defining moment in our nation’s history.Â With the election of Democrats throughout the state and our community,Â 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:Â 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.
October 9, 2015 –Â Reducing confinement of youth, streamlining the court system and developing alternatives to confinement are some of the goals of the Anne E. Casey Juvenile Justice Alternatives Initiative. It began in Santa Cruz County as a pilot project two decades ago and since then has been adopted by more than 300 counties across […]
October 7, 2015 – Santa Cruz County Democrats today announced a vacancy for a seat on the Democratic Central Committee inÂ the 2ndÂ Supervisorial Districtâ€”representing the Aptos/Capitola area. Applicants for the vacancy are requested to contact the chair, Deborah Luhrman, by email at email@example.com An election to fill the position will be held at the SCCDCC general […]
September 1, 2015 –Â Santa Cruz County Democrats are joining with the Monterey/Santa Cruz Building & Construction Trades Council for a celebration of solidarity at the 4th annual FEAST on Sunday September 20 from 1-4pm. BBQ master extraordinaire Ron Chesshireâ€”CEO of the MSCBCTCâ€”will be serving up his famous rack of lamb, seafood and grilled veggies. Formerly […]
February 15, 2015 – Join us for the annual Democratic Party Gala dinner and fundraiser on Saturday, March 7th at 6pm at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. The theme this year is “Celebrating Our Stars” and there is plenty to celebrate. Instead of just one Democrat of the Year, there will be four honorees. […]
November 9, 2014 -While California Democrats again swept every statewide office, results in the rest of the country were a disaster. The Democratic National Committee is conducting a top-to-bottom review of how to do better in Midterm Elections.Â They want to know what we think!! Our own DNC memberÂ Shawn Bagley is carrying out a “We Have […]
October 24, 2014 – Please help us honor Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at an event on Saturday, November 1st in Scotts Valley. Join Congressman Sam Farr, State Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird and Assembly Member Mark Stone at Bruno’s Restaurant at 6pm for this Get-Out-The-Vote campaign reception. Let’s show our appreciation! Enjoy sumptuous desserts and […]
Sept 14, 2014 â€“ Candidates for city councils, school boards and two water districts were endorsed by Santa Cruz County Democrats at their endorsement forum held on Saturday, September 13. The following candidates, running for election on November 4, received the party endorsement: Santa Cruz City Council – Cynthia Chase, Richelle Noroyan, â€¨David Terrazas Watsonville […]
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.Â Click here for full list.