Keeping Costa Mesa Blue
Your involvement in our club supports a grassroots initiative across Costa Mesa to elect Democrats at every level of government.
Get all the info you need to elect Democrats for key local, state and federal offices governing Costa Mesa.
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Join CM Dems on October 19 at 6pm for a Congressional Candidates Forum!
You must have paid $20 membership dues or considered a donation of any amount to CMDC in order to attend.
A Message from your CMDC Board: The Primary for Congressional District 47
We have a competitive Democratic primary in the 47th Congressional District. We want to explain how the Costa Mesa Democratic Club will be approaching the primary given our role in the party as a chartered club.
In October 2023, the California Democratic Party and Democratic party of Orange County will undertake an endorsement process with candidates for the 47th Congressional District. Once that endorsement is made, our club is required to adhere to that endorsement, meaning that we will not be able to support or platform any candidate other than the endorsed candidate.
Here are some details on the process: our club will have a role in the endorsement process by sending representatives to the CA Democratic Party’s pre-endorsing conference. These representatives will make an official recommendation to the CA Democratic Party on which candidate to endorse based on the CM Dem Club’s choice.
We will hold a poll for all club members after our Congressional District Candidate Forum. To vote in this process you must have paid your CMDC membership dues of $20 for the 2023 calendar year.
We are excited to work with all of you to elect Democrats up and down the ticket in the coming election next year! We hope to see you at our club meetings to engage with these candidates and their campaign staff.
About CM DEMS
We are the City of Costa Mesa’s chartered nonprofit Democratic Club and political action committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County working to organize and elect Democrats at every level of government. We meet regularly to stay connected and informed about the latest in local politics and key issues affecting our community, and we send out regular newsletter updates. Our all-volunteer board invites you to join us and get involved, so that together, we can shape grassroots civic organizing and democratic campaigns in Costa Mesa.
Amplify your voice in the political process and join CM Dems as an official club member to support our local organizing efforts. We invite you to attend our monthly events and stay connected with newsletter updates. Members vote on club business and decide CMDC’s endorsements.
Elected & Appointed 2023-2024 Board Members
Chair: Cassius Rutherford, Vice Chair: Shayanne Wright
Secretary: Boris Gresely, Treasurer: Flo Martin
Communications Chair: Ricardo Ramirez
Parliamentarian: Cynthia Blackwell
Voter Contact Chairs: CL Miller & Joni Nichols
Membership Chair: Hon. Manuel Chavez
Political Directors: Mark Vukcevich, David Martinez
DPOC Central Committee Associate Member: Natasha Calilung, Alt. Anne Mohr
At-Large Board Member: Tom Arnold
Legal Counsel: Jon Landis