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Standing Committees

As designated by our bylaws, The Democratic Party of Lake County shall be divided, in order to effectively carry out its stated purposes, into standing sub-committees and such other committees as it may from time to time find necessary and/or expedient. All such sub-committees and the Chair thereof shall be appointed by the DPLC Chair, subject only to the will of the general membership. All regular voting members of the Committee shall serve on at least one standing committee. Alternates for partisan legislators are required to serve on both the Elections & Issues Committees.

 

Elections Committee – candidate development & endorsement

Chair – Sissa Harris (D1)

Members- Dirk Slooten (D2); John Sheehy (D3); Gillian Parrillo (D4); Cathy McCarthy (D5); Congressmembers Garamendi and Thompson alternates; Assembymember  Aguiar-Curry alternate; State Senator Mike McGuire Alternate; LCDCC Chair Deb Baumann (D3)

 

Finance Committee – provide financial oversight for the DPLC

Chair – Susan Cameron (Treasurer) (D1)

Members – Mary Smith (D1); James Evans (D3); Dave Rogers (D4); Virginia Cerenio (D4); Tom Jordon (D4), LCDCC Chair Deb Baumann

 

Issues Committee – Screens and develops positions  on issues and resolutions for DPLC action

Chair – Doug Harris (D1)

Members – Vanessa Mayer (D2); LCDCC Chair Deb Baumann (D3); Dave Rogers (D4); Ellen Karnowski (D5); Congressmembers Garamendi and Thompson alternates; Assembymember  Aguiar-Curry alternate; State Senator Mike McGuire Alternate;

 

Voter Registration Committee – develop and carry out an effective ongoing Democratic voter registration campaign — Note that in-person voter registration is restricted under pandemic restrictions

Chair – VACANT (D5) — Duties are being covered under Programs & Recruitment Committee

Members – Susan Blair (D1); Chloe Karl (D4); Larry Bean (D4)

 

Programs and Recruitment Committee – implement engaging and educational programs that advocate for
Democratic candidates and policies and stimulate active participation in the Democratic party.

Chair- Nara Dahlbacka (D1)

Members: Susan Cameron (D1); Ceva Giumelli (D2); James Evans (D3); Gillian Parrillo (D4); Mary Borjon, Shannon Ryan, Kate Schmidt-Hopper (D5)