Message From the Chair - Michael Breeden

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 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 [...]

DCC Vacancy in 5th District

August, 30 2013 - Do you have a passion for politics? Do you live in the 5th Supervisorial District of Santa Cruz County? If so, consider running for the vacant 5th district seat on the Democratic Central Committee. An election to fill the vacancy will be held at the September General Meeting on Wednesday, September 25.
Interested [...]

Brian Murtha 2013 Democrat of the Year

January 25, 2013 – Santa Cruz County Democrats have elected attorney and progressive activist Brian Murtha as Democrat of the Year in honor of his tireless campaign work during the 2012 elections.

The annual award recognizes the contribution of volunteers in the election of Democratic officials and advancement of the goals of the Democratic Party.
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Join us for President Obama’s Inauguration

Santa Cruz Dems will gather for an Inauguration Breakfast on Monday, January 21st at 8:30am to watch President Obama’s swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address. The Inauguration Breakfast, celebrating the president’s second inauguration, will take place at the Center for Change Democratic HQ, 740 Front St. Suite 165 in Santa Cruz. Join us to watch the [...]

Celebrate Election Night With Us

Join Santa Cruz Democrats as we watch the returns roll in on Election Night 2012. Our Election Night Watch Party takes place on Tuesday, November 6 at the Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St. in Santa Cruz from 8pm to midnight. Track the returns on the big screen. Meet the candidates. Celebrate all the Democratic victories [...]

Your Voting Guide

Wondering how to vote in the November 6th elections? Just use our handy voting guide. All candidates and propositions in our guide have been endorsed by the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee and the California Democratic Party. In addition, we have endorsed Measures N and Q in the City of Santa Cruz and Measure [...]

Watch Assembly Member Bill Monning Discuss State Propositions

State Assembly Member Bill Monning gave a run down on the multitude of propositions that fill the November ballot. He was speaking to a meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club and Community TV producer Peter McGettigan prepared a video of his talk at the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room on Oct 5th.
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