About Us

About the Committee

A Democratic Central Committee (DCC) is a political entity that conducts the California Democratic Party’s affairs within a specific county. There are 58 DCCs in California, one of which is the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee.

The FCDCC

  • Provides voter services and voter education in Fresno County;
  • Nurtures and supports Democratic candidates for office throughout Fresno County; and
  • Disseminates information about the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates throughout Fresno County.

Our Mission

Mission Statement of the Fresno County Democratic Party

  • To serve as the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Fresno in cooperation with the State and National Committees.
  • To conduct the Democratic Party campaign in the County of Fresno under the general direction of the State Central Committee
  • To build party organization on the district, regional and county levels to register Democrats and turn out Democratic voters.
  • To encourage the fullest possible participation of all Democratic voters.
  • To develop party policies and positions and to communicate them to the public and to all officeholders.
  • To provide a forum for the study and discussion of public issues.
  • To conduct a public relations program for the Democratic Party throughout Fresno County and to represent the Democratic Party within the county.
  • To charter Democratic organizations within Fresno County.
  • To ensure, as far as possible, the election of the Democratic Party nominees and candidates endorsed by This Committee.
  • To perform such other duties and services as will benefit the Democratic Party.

Structure

The FCDCC comprises

  • Representatives from each Board of Supervisors district in Fresno County.
  • Alternates to those representatives.
  • Ex officio members that include elected officials and recent candidates for state and federal offices.
  • Associate members that include Assembly District delegates, Democratic club chairs and former chairs of the FCDCC.

Current Central Committee Members

Elected or appointed as of September 7, 2016

DISTRICT NO. 1 – 4 MEMBERS

Debbie Darden
Janet Miller
Espi Sandoval
Dottie Smith

DISTRICT NO. 2 – 6 MEMBERS

Michael D. Evans
Gail Gaston
Tom Hernandez
Jeni Kren
Hope Valdez
Ruben Zarate

DISTRICT NO. 3 – 4 MEMBERS

Dee Barnes
Pat Brown
James Martinez
Lourdes Medina

DISTRICT NO. 4 – 4 MEMBERS

Magdalena Gomez
Doug Kessler
Estella Kessler
Matt Rogers

DISTRICT NO. 5 – 5 Members

Venancio Gaona
Angelita Hurtado
Bob Jones
David Rowell
James Williams

Executive Board Members 2016-2018

The Executive Board includes the FCDCC officers—Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary and Controller — and the chairs of the standing committees.

 

Position Name E-mail

Chair Michael D. Evans      evansm@usa.net
First Vice Chair Bob
Jones

jonestroutlake@aol.com
Second Vice Chair Magdalena Gomez
corporatechicana@yahoo.com
Secretary Jeni Kren
 jenikren@aol.com
Controller Estella Kessler estellack@aol.com
Candidate Recruitment Committee Bob Jones

Dee Barnes

jonestroutlake@aol.com

dee.barnes@comcast.net

PR & Communications Committee Jeff Rosendale  jrosendale@gmail.com
Fund-Raising Committee Jim
Dockery
jddoc1110@gmail.com
Strategic Action Committee Ruben Zarate

Sarah Hutchinson

utopik@aol.com

skhutchinson@gmail.com

Events & Voter Education Committee Daren Miller

Debbie Darden

ibedam@gmail.com

debbiedarden@comcast.net

Field Coordination Committee Doug
Kessler
estellack@aol.com