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, also known as the Fresno County Democratic Party

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.

Democratic Party Headquarters, 1035 U Street, Fresno

Our Mission

  • 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 October 15, 2017

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.

Chair
Michael D. Evans

First Vice Chair
James Martinez

Second Vice Chair
Magdalena Gomez

Secretary
Jeni Kren

Controller
Estella Kessler

Candidate Recruitment Committee
Dee Barnes
Tom Hernandez

PR & Communications Committee
Jeff Rosendale

Fundraising Committee
Jim Dockery

Strategic Action Committee
Sarah Hutchinson

Events & Voter Education Committee
Lourdes Medina 
Marlin Dick

Field Coordination Committee
Humberto Gomez Jr.