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Central Committee

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party will be making operational adjustments in order to do our part to prevent community transmission of this disease.

Democratic Central Committee meetings will be held via video and teleconference in accordance with California Democratic Party recommendations.

In accordance with our bylaws, any registered Democrat may attend Central Committee meetings. If you would like to attend, and are not a member or ex-officio of the committee, please sign up by clicking here.

What is the Central Committee?

The Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee is an elected body that makes up the Democratic Party in Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee is an elected body that organizes the Democratic Party in Santa Barbara County. Members are elected every 4 years on the US Presidential ballot based supervisorial district. Each club also has a representative on the SBDCC. Meetings are held at 7pm on the FIRST Thursday of every month in the middle of the county at Pea Soup Andersens in Buellton, CA. Meetings are open to any registered Democrat.

For this purpose the Central Committee does the following

    • Recruits, trains, and endorses candidates
    • Sends voting delegates to party conventions
    • Coordinates campaign efforts for candidates and issues
    • Sponsors voter outreach and registration drives
  • Recruits volunteers to support candidates and issues

Committee Members

DISTRICT 1

  • Christian Alonso (Secretary)**
  • David Atkins (South County Vice-Chair)**
  • Robert Handy
  • Carol Keator (South County At Large)**
  • Patrick McHugh
  • VACANT

DISTRICT 2

  • Hillary Blackerby
  • E.J. Borah
  • Joan Vignocchi
  • Lucille Boss Ramirez (Controller)**
  • Gail Teton-Landis (Chair)**
  • Michael Cheng

DISTRICT 3

  • Emily Murray
  • Bill Rosen
  • Jeffery Hall
  • Dana Senit Henry
  • Two vacancies beginning July

DISTRICT 4

  • Janet Blevins
  • Lorraine Waldau
  • Teri Doutney
  • Vacancy beginning July

DISTRICT 5

  • Roger Hart
  • John Weed

EX-OFFICIOS

  • S. Monique Limon – 37th District Assemblymember
  • James Kyriaco – Ex-Officio Alternate for Monique Limon
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson – 19th District Senator
  • Sophie Fox – Ex-Officio Alternate for Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • Brad Hudson – Ex-Officio Alternate for Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • Salud Carbajal – 24th District Member of Congress
  • Jordan Killebrew – Ex-Officio Alternate for Salud Carbajal
  • Bill Ostrander – 35th District Assembly Candidate
  • Joe Pierre – Ex-Officio Alternate for Bill Ostrander (North County At Large)**

EX-OFFICIO REPRESENTATIVES FROM DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Daraka Larimore-Hall – California Democratic Party Executive Committee
  • Wally Waldau – Club Rep for Lompoc Valley Democratic Club
  • Cheryl Hermann – Club Rep for Santa Ynez Valley Democratic Organization
  • Vibiana Saavedra – Club Rep for Democratic Club of the Santa Maria Valley (North County Vice-Chair)**
  • Charlie Clouse – Club Rep for Democratic Service Club
  • Zach Shoemaker – Club Rep for Campus Democrats at UCSB
  • Natalie Bastawros – Alternate Club Rep for Campus Democrats at UCSB
  • Christina Pizarro – Club Rep for Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County
  • Leanne Friedrich – Club Rep for Santa Barbara Young Democrats
  • Carlos Lopez – Alternate Club Rep for Santa Barbara Young Democrats

**Executive Board Member