Presentation by Bruno Sabatier and E.J. Crandell

The Lake County Democratic Party invites you to the Programs & Recruitment Committee presentation by Bruno Sabatier and E. J. Crandall on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.   Both Sabatier and Crandall were seated on the Board of Supervisor in January 2019, after being elected by voters from District 2 and 3 respectively.  They will speak about their efforts as County Supervisors to improve the lives of our residents.

Mr. Sabatier has lived in Clearlake since 2008 with his wife Nicole and their two children.  In the same year that he earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from UC Davis, he was elected to the Clearlake City Council.  During his tenure, he served as a councilmember, vice-mayor, and mayor, and proudly advocated for the passage of Measure V for roads.  Sabatier was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018 and has been serving District 2 in that capacity since January.

Mr. Crandall grew up in Lake County, graduating from Upper Lake High School, where his son currently attends.  He served 8 years in the United State Army, served as planning commissioner in District 3, and led the Robinson Band of Pomo Indians as Tribal chair for 4 years.  While in the military, he earned his AA degree from American Intercontinental University.  Crandall was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2018 and has been serving District 3 in that capacity since January.

Sabatier & Crandall will team up to address a range of issues focusing on initiatives to bring new revenues to the County, restore the health of Clear Lake, and build stronger relationships with community agencies, cities, and tribes to engender collaboration.  Q & A encouraged, so come for your opportunity to engage with your elected officials.

All are welcome!

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.

First Democratic Debate Watch Party of 2020

The Lake County Democratic Party invites you to join them for a debate watch party.  Democratic Presidential candidates will debate on the evenings of Wednesday June 26 and Thursday June 27 at 6 PM.

The watch parties begin with social time and snacks at 5 PM both nights at United Methodist Church at 14521 Pearl Avenue in Clearlake.

All are welcome!   Free event.  Donations appreciated.

Democrats March in Lower Lake Parade

Staying visible and promoting our Democratic values, local Democrats marched in two Memorial Day parades.  This one as part of Lower Lake Daze on Sunday the 26th, Susan Cameron, Laurie Friedman, and Polly Ann Johnston represent.  The day before, we walked in the Lakeport parade.  Both opportunities to build community and keep our message out there.

Lake County Democrats Meet June 12 with Dr Harry Lyons and Rick McCann re Lake Health

You are invited to the Programs Committee presentation by Dr. Harry Lyons and Rick McCann on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake at the Methodist Church Community Room, 16255 2nd Street.   Dr. Lyons will speak about his work to restore the health of Clear Lake, and, with the help of Mr. McCann, will entertain us with song.  Two brave fellows!


Harry Lyons has lived in Lake County for over forty years, for much of that time conveying scientific information on Clear Lake to two generations of college students. The Emeritus Professor of Biology/Ecology from Yuba College (now Woodland Community College) grew up in Brooklyn, attended Rutgers College and Stanford University, and was awarded PhD in Oceanography as a National Science Fellow from the Scripps Institution of the University of California.


He currently pursues his interest in water by serving as a President of the Board of the Lake County Resource Conservation District and as a founding member of the Middle Creek Restoration Coalition. He has been appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to the Blue-Ribbon Committee for the Restoration of Clear Lake. As a member of the Restoration Coalition he will speak about the history, science, and politics behind the Middle Creek Flood Damage Protection and Ecosystem Restoration Project. As a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee he will review the promise and progress of the socioeconomic and environmental assessment commissioned by Assembly Bill 707.


No presentation by Dr Lyons would be complete without some relevant music. In that effort, Professor Rick McCann, who headed the Orchestral String Program for the Lake County Office of Education, will assist. Here is a chance to hear two of Lake County’s favorite instructors.


All are welcome!   



Lake County Democrats Meet May 8 on Children’s Education

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party hosts Ana Santana and Tom Jordan on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.  Tom Jordan will focus on Adverse Childhood Experience research and its implications for education, parenting, public health, criminal justice, and communities at large.  Ana Santana will speak about the activities of the Lake County Children’s Council and what they are doing to strengthen our families to help build a more resilient community .

Santana currently serves as  Program Director for Healthy Start Youth and Family Services for Lake County Office of Education and facilitates the Lake County Children’s Council and its subcommittee the Lake County Trauma Informed Guide Team. She also serves on the Upper Lake School Board; she and all three of her children graduated from Upper Lake High School.  Santana went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Union College.

Jordan served over 12 years as the Executive Director of the First Five Lake Commission, a program dedicated to improved child development  He currently volunteers on the Boards of Mendo-Lake Court Appointed Special Advocates and Mendocino Community Health Clinics.  Jordan is a nationally-certified Nurturing Parenting Trainer/Facilitator.  With that expertise, he has implemented a Nurturing Parenting program in Lake County which collaborates with Child Welfare Services and Family Law Court.

All are welcome to come learn about the forward-looking programs being implemented in Lake County for the health of our youth.

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats and dues are $25/annually.   More information can be found at

Lake County Democrats meet with CDP chair candidates

The California Democratic Party is electing a new chair at the May 31 Convention in San Francisco.

Several candidates running for Chair came to Lake County to meet with our delegates to the state party and any other Democrats who were interested to attend.

Above: Kimberly Ellis is second from upper left

Above: Daraka Larimore-Hall is third from lower right

Mike Thompson Ravioli Feed on April 13

Event Date  – Apr 13 2019


Invites you to attend his
Annual Lake County Ravioli Dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2019
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Boatique Winery
8255 Red Hills Rd, Kelseyville

Platinum Sponsorship $1000
(includes 10 tickets)
Gold Sponsorship $500
(includes 8 tickets)
Silver Sponsorship $250
(includes 6 tickets)
Bronze Sponsorship $150
(includes 4 tickets)

Individual Ticket Price $25

Support Shanda Harry for Superior Court Judge  

Lake County Democrats have proudly endorsed Shanda Harry for Superior Court Judge

Wildfire Update – How you can help – Congressman Mike Thompson

Our region is being hit by the largest fire in California history, threatening homes, businesses and lives across our district. Our thoughts are with those devastated by this disaster and those still evacuated, not knowing if they will see their homes again. We are deeply grateful to the incredible firefighters, law enforcement, and first responders working around the clock to keep us safe, often in harm’s way themselves.

This week I wrote to the president, along with Democrats and Republicans from across our state, asking that he immediately grant a federal disaster declaration to provide the individual and public assistance that survivors will need on the road to recovery. Know that I will fight for every penny of federal support possible. Together, we will rebuild.

Everyone should take a minute to sign up for the alerts that will keep you and your family up to date on developments, evacuation procedures, and how to seek help.

To find out how you can help survivors, you can click here to learn about the Rotary 5130 Fire Relief Fund. Please let us know what we can do by replying to this email.

—Team Thompson

CD5 2018-07 Thompson July report

July Legislative Update
• Once again, Lake and Napa Counties are threatened by destructive wildfires that have destroyed homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Congressman Thompson is doing everything he can to deliver federal resources that will help recover and rebuild.

• Congressman Thompson wrote to HHS demanding they allow him to visit child detention facilities located close to our district that are housing children separated from their parents at the border. After initially being denied access, Thompson and other Members of Congress were allowed to visit. Following their tour of the facilities, Thompson again called on the Administration to reverse their separation policy and immediately reunite families that were torn apart.

• The Congressman also highlighted the long-term impact of Republican-led sabotage of the Affordable Care Act in a House Committee on Ways and Means markup and called on the majority to consider legislation that will end the sabotage and make a real difference in lowering costs and improving our health care system.

• The Congressman also joined with other military veteran Members of Congress to denounce the President’s statements at a summit with Putin in Helsinki. Led by Thompson, they demanded the President strongly state that he knows Russia interfered in our election and support the intelligence community reports that provided this vital information and keep our nation safe each and every day.

• Finally, the Congressman wrote to the State Department asking them to once again reinstate their ban on the publication of gun blueprints. As the chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Thompson cited the extreme danger of these guns to the public and their inability to be traced by law enforcement.