Democratic Party of Lake County – 31st Annual BBQ Fundraiser


Please attend our 31st annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 14th, at Obsidian Middle School, 15850 Dam Road Ext., Clearlake, CA.


Join us in bringing our Lake County community together to defend democracy which is on the 2024 ballot and ensure we have the funds and volunteers to provide strong support for our endorsed candidates and to turn out Lake County voters in high numbers.

Our confirmed speakers to-date include Congressman Mike Thompson and Senator Mike McGuire. More are confirming each day including our local elected officials and endorsed candidates.

MANY critical County, City and School Board level offices are up for election in 2024. Come learn more and find ways to get involved.

Don’t miss our scrumptious dessert auction with fabulous auctioneer, Mike McGuire.

Always a treat!

Catered by BBQ by Biasotti

Musical entertainment by the Andy Rossoff Trio.

We are grateful to our Union supporters and Legislators for their Sponsorships.

For more information contact the Democratic Party of Lake County at (916)747-4140 or by email at

To purchase tickets:

Taking It To The Street

The Lake County Democrats were delighted to participate in this annual community event.  Thank you to all our volunteers who made the day a great success.

What a huge turnout at the Lower Lake Daze Parade and Street Fair Memorial Day weekend. So much interest in our straw poll…the top election issue as voted on by more than 125 participants: Affordable Housing.

Thank you for stopping by and discussing your issues with our endorsed candidate John Hess for District 1 Supervisor and providing your support. Do you know one of his top priorities for District 1?:Housing Construction and Road Improvements – Attracting development funds and state and federal grants to address the urgent need for more housing and better roads.

Sign up for opportunities in your community to get more in depth on the top voters issues.

March 2024 Primary Results are Final

The March 2024 Primary Election results are finalized and we are pleased that our endorsed local candidates District 5 Supervisor Jessica Pyska and Superior Court Judge Shanda Harry have won their races outright with no need to run in the General Election. District 1 Supervisor candidate John Hess is headed for a runoff in November.
We appreciate your support of our candidates and hope you will stay engaged as we announce our additional November 2024 endorsed candidates for city councils and school boards.
If you have an interest in running for office, please contact us at
You can review all of the final results at

Lake County Dems announce candidate endorsements

After a rigorous interview process with state and local candidates, the Lake County Democratic Central Committee has announced its endorsements for the March 2024 statewide primary election.

Lake County Democrats endorsements mailer - front

Lake County Democrats endorsements mailer - back

30th annual BBQ – Thank you for a successful event!!

The Lake County DCC Annual Legislators’ BBQ was a rousing success!! Our honored guests included U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, State Sen. (and President Pro Tem Designee) Mike McGuire, Assemblymember (and Assembly Speaker Pro Tem) Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, state Treasurer Fiona Ma and several local elected officials. The event was held Nov. 5, 2023, at Obsidian Middle School in Clearlake, raising more than $25,000 to help support the party and local candidates in nonpartisan races.

It’s always great to get together with a room full of motivated Democrats, but this tasty lead-in to the 2024 elections might have been the most important yet. We enjoyed hearing from our representatives! Thank you to all who helped and to Roy Zimmerman and Good Measure for providing entertainment!

Barbara Lee, candidate for US Senate from CA, will attend our LCDCC meeting

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will speak briefly at our upcoming Lake County Democratic Central Committee meeting held via Zoom on October 4th at 645PM.   The meeting begins at 630PM. She is a candidate for the US Senate race.  If you are a registered Democrat in Lake County and would like to attend, please send an email to: and we will provide a Zoom link to you prior to the meeting.  We will be extending an invitation to the other candidates to speak at future meetings.  Thank you for taking the time to evaluate each of the candidates.

Proud of our Diversity – Clearlake July 4th parade

A group of Lake County Democrats were proud to participate in the 2023 Clearlake Annual July 4th parade (despite the very high temperature).

We led off with our banner

Lake County Democrats – Proud of our Diversity

followed by our decorated truck with Mickey Mouse on the hood proudly wearing his pride cape

and our signs – Everyone is Welcome, Everyone Belongs.

It was heartwarming that our message of diversity and inclusion received such a warm reception from the crowd.

Thanks to CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma’s husband Jason for stepping in at the last minute with his truck after it became clear that weather conditions were not ok for our planned  horse color guard and our mini cooper.

And on to 2024.

Lake Dems show support for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

The Democratic Party has long been at the forefront of championing the rights of people with different sexual orientations and/or gender expressions. On June 6, 2023, local Dems gave powerful testimony when the Lake County Board of Supervisors passed a proclamation celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.

Watch the Pride proclamation on YouTube.

LGBTQIA+ Pride proclamation presented by Lake County Board of Supervisors on June 6, 2023, in Lakeport.


Biden/Harris 2024 – Join Us!

Considering running for office? We can help.

If you are a registered Democrat considering running for elected office,


We have a strong record helping candidates elected.

Online and in person training sessions are forming.



PHONE: Gillian Parrillo, Elections Committee Chair – 916-747-4140