About Democratic Party Endorsements
An official Democratic Party endorsement is a valuable vote of confidence that voters depend on.
The Democratic Party is organized into National, State, and County Parties who are responsible for endorsements at their respective levels of office. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) oversees Presidential nominations. The California Democratic Party (CDP) conducts endorsements for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, statewide offices, California State Senate, California State Assembly, and statewide ballot propositions.
The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) conducts endorsements for local races including county, municipal, school district, water district, special district elections, and local measures. For details about DPOC endorsement rules and procedures, see DPOC Bylaws (Endorsement rules start on page 41).