Meet California Democratic Party Chair Candidates

All Central Committee Members and ADEM Delegates and alternates invited.
DPOC Central Committee Meeting to Follow

Eric Bauman

Eric Bauman

Current Chair of the Los Angeles Democratic Party

Date: March 27th, 2017 
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall at 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868

Meet Eric
Eric C. Bauman has served as Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party since 2009 and is in his eighth term as Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Professionally, Eric is the Senior Advisor to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and the Director of the Speaker’s Office of Member Services – Los Angeles (SOMS-LA).

Prior to joining the Speaker’s office, Eric held various senior-level positions in California Government, including serving as Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, Senior Advisor to Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Deputy Insurance Commissioner, Special Assistant to Governor Gray Davis, and Director of the Governor’s Los Angeles Regional Office.

Eric is a Registered Nurse with graduate education in Health Care 
Administration. In 1991, Eric co-founded a health care management consulting firm, Consultants in Nursing Services Administration.

He is a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Privacy PAC, is the Vice Chair of the LA County Insurance Commission, is the Lead Chair of the California Democratic Party’s Organizational Development Committee and is on the advisory board of the Medical Reserve Corps of Los Angeles and the LA County Voting Systems Assessment Project Advisory Committee.

Eric lives in North Hollywood with his husband of many years, Michael.

Kimberly Ellis

Kimberly Ellis

Former Executive Director of Emerge California

Date: April 24th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall at 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Meet Kimberly

Kimberly Ellis has revolutionized Democratic politics in California through her work as the first African American Executive Director in Emerge America’s national network. Kimberly has dedicated her career to supporting, training, and inspiring Democratic women to step into political power all across California.

In six years and under her leadership, Emerge California has greatly expanded its reach, effectiveness, and visibility. Today, more than half of Emerge California’s 400 alumnae currently serve in elected or appointed office. Kimberly’s commitment to diversifying the state’s political landscape to become truly and authentically reflective of its electorate is reflected in the Emerge alumnae: 56% are women of color.

Prior to joining Emerge California, Ellis worked at Emerge America’s national headquarters as the National State Affiliate Director. In this capacity, she was responsible for launching new state programs and working with existing affiliates to increase and strengthen program quality, sustainability and growth.

Ellis has worked in private industry, state government and the non-profit sector, developing leaders and successful organizations across platforms. In 2009, she was appointed by the Mayor of the City of Richmond to serve as a Commissioner for the Community Development Commission.

Currently, she serves as the Recording Secretary for the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party.

Kimberly is married with two children and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lenore Albert

Lenore Albert

Attorney, 2016 CDP endorsed candidate for Assembly District 72

Date: May 15th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall at 1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Meet Lenore

Lenore founded her own law practice in 2001 after graduating from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She handles trials, appeals and some transactions as a consumer advocate, representing consumers and small businesses who need equal access to the courts because they have been injured by large institutions who refuse to accept responsibility. After law school, she moved to Orange County because her mother went into acute respiratory distress due to over exposure from a noxious gas cloud that was emitted by an oil refinery. She cared for her mother until she died.

She believes the future of the Democratic Party cannot be both the Party of Wall Street and Occupy. Her experience holding the powerful accountable on progressive issues such as fighting Wall Street and stopping over 1,000 foreclosure sales in 2011 paving the way to the Homeowners Bill of Rights, support the type of issues we all believe in. She fought side by side with CAOC to lobby the legislature in support of consumer rights bills. She also Occupied the Capitol with 99Rise to Get money out of Politics.

Living in a Red District where Lenore ran as a candidate for Assembly in 2016, she understands how different it is to be in a Red District and has a real plan to increase support to Red and Rural Districts.

Lenore currently serves on the Credentialing committee and jumped into this race because she believes in choice and no other candidate for Chair supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election.

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the People want change in the Democratic party. Lenore has experience in reorganizing both corporate and government structures and she has a plan that will reform the California Democratic Party in such a way that will support all districts and the issues we all believe in.

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