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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DCC Vacancy in 3rd District

September 3, 2015 – Santa Cruz County Democrats today announced a vacancy for a seat on the Democratic Central Committee in the 3rd Supervisorial District—representing the City of Santa Cruz. Applicants for the vacancy are requested to contact the chair, Deborah Luhrman, by email at An election to fill the position will be held at the […]

Join us for FEAST by the pool

September 1, 2015 – 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 Chesshire—CEO of the MSCBCTC—will be serving up his famous rack of lamb, seafood and grilled veggies. Formerly […]

Celebrate Our Stars on March 7

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. […]

DNC Listening Tour Coming To Santa Cruz On Wednesday, November 12

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. They want to know what we think!! Our own DNC member Shawn Bagley is carrying out a “We Have […]

Help Honor Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

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 […]

Local Candidates Win Democratic Endorsement

Sept 14, 2014 – 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, 
David Terrazas Watsonville […]

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.

John Laird to Discuss State Propositions on November Ballot

Sept 7, 2014 – Join the Democratic Women’s Club for an overview of all the ballot measures up for a vote on the November 4th ballot. Talk takes place on Saturday, September 27th at the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. Santa Cruz. Doors open at 9:30am for coffee and bagels. Program starts at 10 am. No charge, […]

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 […]