“This is the endorsement that actually helps a candidate win.”–Washington Post

Local Democrats make the decisions about which local and statewide candidates to endorse, so candidates reflect voters' values. That's why Democratic Party-endorsed candidates in the primary are voted through to the general election nearly 100% of the time, and it's a big part of why Democrats have been able to win every statewide elected office in 2010 and 2014. 


 2019 Special Election Endorsing Caucus Information 


Senate District 1  

Endorsement Result for Senate District 1 Special Election Endorsing Caucus: Silke Pfleuger is the official endorsed candidate. To learn more about her and her campaign please see her website: https://www.silke4senate.com/ . 

Special Election Endorsing Caucus Info Sheet  

Senate District 33 

Endorsement Result for Senate District 33 Special Election Endorsing Caucus: No Candidate received the necessary threshold for endorsement, the result is No Consensus. 

Special Election Endorsing Caucus Info Sheet  


2018 Official Endorsements

November 6, 2018 Elections

2018 Official List of Endorsements (PDF) (Updated 8/31/18)

2018 Endorsement Lookup - Click here to find the endorsed candidates and proposition positions on your ballot. 


2018 Endorsement Information

Click Here to View Our Endorsed Candidates and Proposition Positions

2018 U.S. Senate Post-Primary Endorsement Balloting Vote Record (Released 8/15/18)

2018 U.S. Senate Post-Primary Endorsement Balloting Result (Updated 7/14/18)

2018 Official List of Endorsements - June 5, 2018 Elections (PDF) (Updated 4/8/18. Adopted 2/25/18)

General Information

Information on Post-Primary Endorsement Process (Updated 6/11/18)

Statewide Endorsement Vote Results (Updated 4/5/18)

Information on Convention

Information on Pre-Endorsing Conferences (U.S. House, State Senate, and State Assembly Election Contests)

Information for Pre-Endorsing Conference Voters and DSCC Members (State Delegates)

Information for Candidates

Information for State Ballot Measures

Information for Clubs

Information on Special Elections

Note on DSCC List and List Requests:

The California Democratic Party (CDP) Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) Member List is only to be used by the requester for communicating with DSCC Members regarding official CDP business, including but not limited to the CDP endorsement process, matters before CDP Standing Committees, and events taking place at CDP Conventions and Executive Board Meetings.  The list may not be transferred, sold, duplicated, posted or published in any medium, in whole or in part.  The list may not be used for commercial or any other purposes not authorized by the CDP.  Unauthorized use of the list beyond permissible purposes is strictly prohibited.  Failure to adhere to the terms will result in revocation of the requester’s right to use said list, loss of the requester’s right to request DSCC Member Lists for the remainder of the DSCC term, and, if applicable, prosecution or other legal action. 

The CDP DSCC Member List is as of the deadline prescribed by the CDP Bylaws and Rules.  No changes may be made to the list past that deadline except as permitted by the CDP Bylaws, or as necessary to mitigate possible issues (e.g., voter registration discrepancy or changes, voter contact information update) or clerical error.  For more information on the CDP endorsement process, please visit the CDP Endorsements webpage at www.cadem.org/endorsements.  If you have any questions, please contact CDP Party Services Director Emma Harper at emma@cadem.org or (916) 442-5707.  If you have any questions regarding endorsements, please contact endorsements@cadem.org. (Updated 1/24/19)


Local Endorsements

The California Democratic Party issues endorsements in federal and state election contests, including statewide, U.S. House, State Assembly, State Senate offices, and statewide ballot measures. The Democratic County Central Committees consider and issue endorsements in local and municipal election contests. To find out more about your County Party's endorsement process, please contact the Central Committee near you using the button below! 

Find your local County Central Committee


The CDP By-Laws supersede any information provided by staff regarding the endorsement process. Please refer to the CDP By-Laws for details.

* Information on the endorsement process is updated with recent CDP Bylaw amendment proposals adopted at the CDP Executive Board Meeting, November 17-19, 2017. For more information, please visit the CDP Rules Committee webpage.

Candidate Endorsement Contacts
General Inquiries 
(916) 442-5707

Chris Myers
(916) 442-5707

Kasey Walukones
(916) 442-5707


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