Meet the Chair
Michael D. Evans is currently chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party (FCDP), a delegate to the Democratic State Central Committee and a representative to the California Democratic Party E-Board. He recently served two terms as chair of the California Federation of Democratic Central Committee Members.
Michael is on the Board of Leadership for Jobs and a New Economy (LJANE), which operates locally through the Central Valley Partnership (CVP). He has also served on community groups advocating for immigration rights, resolving issues for the homeless and promoting civility in media.
Michael is involved in the many Democratic clubs in Fresno County and previously served as president, secretary and parliamentarian of the Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley, communications chair of the San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club and Central Committee liaison with the Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club (FCDWC).
As chair of the FCDP, Michael serves as spokesperson for the county Democratic Party to the media. He has made numerous presentations to Democratic clubs and progressive groups on a variety of topics related to greater involvement within the political process in general and the Democratic Party in particular.
Michael was named the 2017 Democrat of the Year and has received the Kennedy Club’s Courage Award and the Volunteer of the Year for California Democratic Party’s Region 8.
As FCDP chair, Michael has worked to build coalitions with progressive and community groups countywide and has gotten the party engaged in local issues. His work with the FCDWC led to the FCDP and the FCDWC jointly opening the Democratic Party Headquarters in downtown Fresno. He is also the FCDP representative to the Central Labor Council’s political directors group and has worked jointly with the CLC on candidate training seminars.
Welcome to the Fresno County Democratic Party.
We are the official governing body of the Democratic Party in Fresno County, working in cooperation with the California Democratic Party. We represent the 160,000-plus registered Democrats in the 15 cities and unincorporated areas of Fresno County.
We work aggressively to register voters, educate voters and get out the vote. We encourage the fullest possible participation of Democratic voters and disseminate the Democratic message, platform and principles.
One of our primary responsibilities is the chartering of Democratic clubs in the county. We encourage the activities of our Democratic clubs, which cover a broad range of grassroots actions.
We also encourage, evaluate, develop and endorse Democratic candidates for elective office. The endorsements of the Fresno County Democratic Party in county and local races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.
Thanks to your participation and support, we can pursue these activities and ensure that Democratic values are reflected in our community’s leadership.
Michael D. Evans
Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party
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