About Democratic Party Endorsements 

An official Democratic Party endorsement is a valuable vote of confidence. The Democratic Party takes endorsement procedures seriously, and conducts endorsements according to party bylaws.

The Democratic Party is organized into National, State, and County Parties who are responsible for endorsements at different levels of office.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) oversees Presidential nominations. The California Democratic Party (CDP) conducts endorsements for Congress and State offices, including U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Statewide offices, State Legislative offices, and state 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 a more detailed overview of DPOC endorsement rules and procedures, see DPOC Bylaws (Endorsement rules start on page 41).


DPOC Endorsements

Under leadership of Chair Fran Sdao, the DPOC endorsement process has increased in rigor and review, with more candidate interviews and a longer, more detailed application. The endorsement application period for all November 2018 elections is now closed. Applications are currently under review. We thank all candidates who submitted applications for Democratic Party endorsement.

Endorsements are determined by a vote of the full Central Committee delegate body. Voting will be completed before September 1, 2018. For any questions, please contact endorsements@ocdemocrats.org. 


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