7:00 PM, County Building, 70 W Hedding St. San Jose

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp

MINUTES FOR Thursday, July 6, 2017



1.        CALL TO ORDER

7:10 pm


2.        ROLL CALL

Absent: David Cohen, Chris Stampolis, Maya Esparza, Albert Hernandez, Juan Quinones, Emilie Gatfield, Aimee Escobar,

Jason Baker, Rich Waterman, Swanee Edwards, Brian O’Neill, Sergio Jimenez, Danielle Davenport

Alternates for: Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Mark Stone, Ana Caballero, and Anna Eshoo



Zachary Raymond

Rich Simmons


Alice Brown

Cari Templeton

Laura Casas

Gautam Barve

John Hirokawa

Wayne Buster

Susan Ellenberg

Cullen Tiernan

Linda Alexander




        5.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Minutes are/will be posted at

      a. Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Deferred to July meeting

        6.      OLD BUSINESS



         7.      NEW BUSINESS


a. Fill Central Committee vacancies- AD24 (1) AD25 (1) AD 27 (1) AD28 (1)

The following candidates submitted interest for the open seats:

AD 24 Johannes Muenzel

           Prameela Bartholomeusz

           Mason Fong


AD 25 David Donaldson

            Michael Vargas

            Tony Alexander


AD 27 Jean Cohen

            Jeff Cardenas


AD 28 Helen Chapman

            Andrae Macapinlac-Wara

            Phil Stupak


                Results were:

                Johannes Muenzel – (AD 24) 15 votes

                Tony Alexander – (AD 25) 31 votes

                Jean Cohen and Jeff Cardenas (AD 27) by acclimation

                Andrae Macapinlac-Wara (AD 28) 29 votes



                b. Fill one vacancy among SCCDCC delegates to DSCC

                Shay Franco-Clausen 38 votes

                David Donaldson 5 votes


                Shay Franco-Clausen received the votes necessary to fill the vacancy.


                c. Resolution on Accessibility at all CDP Meetings –

                Motion to approve passed unanimously.


                d. Resolutions regarding CDP Chair’s election: two different ones

Resolutions presented incurred lively discussion and debate.  Process begin by motion to call the question passes with one abstention (Peter Chiu)

Substitute motion by David Wessel and Herb Engstrom to amend presented Resolution “ Resolution on the California Democratic Party   election of the Chair” did not pass (note abstention from Peter Chiu)

Original motion to approve “Resolution Regarding Challenges to the CDP Chair Election” passes (22 in favor, 18 against, 1 abstention (Peter Chiu)

“Resolution calling for an Independent Audit of CDP Elections” – motion to approve passes 25 in favor, 15 against, 2 abstentions.



        8.     CLUBS – Alex Wara

                a.  Club Accreditations:

                Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats – Approved Unanimously

                Bayshore Progressive Democrats – Approved Unanimously

                CLUB REPORTS

                Dean Club report

                DFA Link Meeting

                When:  July 10, 2017 Cancelled


                Dean Club working meeting

                Read results of officers election into minutes

                Present two-year calendar

                McNerney event planning ( July 30, 2017, 4 PM - 6 PM )

                WHEN: July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

                WHERE: Marie Callender’s, Hacienda Shopping Center

                751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087


                DFA Link Meeting

                Agenda TBD

                WHEN: August 14, 2017 @6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

                WHERE: TBD


                Dean Club working meeting

                Read results of officers election into minutes               

                WHEN:  August 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

                WHERE: Marie Callender’s, Hacienda Shopping Center

                751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA  94087


                John also shared the news that Donald Mayall passed on June 28th.


                SCDCC – Fred Rehhauuser – report shared

Democratic Club of Sunnyvale – Dave Wessel shared their club will be holding their picnic on July 15th,  Richard Kolber shared update on AB249

                SVYD – Emily Ramos shared next club meeting is July 24th.







a. Executive Board/Chair: Bill James

Bill asked for more involvement from the members and passed out a sign up sheet

b. Vice Chair: John Comiskey

c. Treasurer: Angelica Ramos

d. Secretary: Helen Chapman

e. Issues: Shay Franco-Clausen

f. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin

Judy shared information regarding the upcoming Unity Picnic

g. Finance: Prameela Bartholomeusz

h. Endorsements Chair: Clarence Madrilejos

i. Communications: David Cohen

j. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: Jean Cohen


k. Campaign Services: Jeff Cardenas

l. Political Outreach (Clubs): Alex Wara


m. Regional Director:

1) Rocky Fernandez, Region 5 – no report

2) Hene Kelley, Region 6 – Shared information regarding pre-endorsement process for clubs due 7/15/17

3) Omar Torres, Region 7 – Next Regional meeting on 7-22-17, 10:30 am at the Grange Hall in Aromas, CA


n. Democratic National Committee: Otto Lee 

                o. DTV Report: Steve Chessin

         Democratic Television Producer Emeritus Steve Chessin reported that our guest in June was Ms. Emily Ann Ramos, President of the Silicon Valley Young Democrats.

         Our guest in July is TBD. See the SCCDP web site for the schedule, and to view our shows. We could still use more good Democrats on the crew. No prior video experience is necessary.

                p. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope


        10.  ANNOUNCEMENTS


                July 19, 2017 6pm Dem Headquarters, 2901 Moorpark Ave

         12.  ADJOURNMENT

                Meeting adjourned at 8:57 pm