Welcome to the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club website

Our club provides an opportunity for citizens to connect with one another, learn about political issues and Democratic values, and help elect Democrats to public office.  We meet monthly to hear speakers on issues that affect our community, socialize, and plan activities to support Democratic Candidates.

If you would like to join the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club select  “Join” from the menu above.  You will be offered options for how to join us.  We’d love to have you as a member!

Questions? Please email us at rb@demclubs.org

Thank You!


Next Meeting: Monday, July 27th at 7:00pm (Online Meeting)

This meeting will be an online meeting using Zoom. We will send out emails with the login information over the next few weeks.

On the agenda:
TBD, but it’s endorsement season, so expect multiple endorsements, including some that are contested between multiple Democrats. (exciting times!)

HorizontalLineThe RB Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m.
on the fourth Monday of each month except December at

The Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, San Diego 92128
(Behind Vons)

Detailed Aerial Map

At 6:30 p.m. socialize with fellow Democrats and
enjoy coffee and home-made cookies. Attire is casual.

Candidates are welcome to speak.
Email our club president Hugh Rothman.


Our June 22, 2020 meeting

Doug Case, Director of Political Affairs for State Senator Pro Tem Toni Atkins, and also the past chair and member of the Community Review Board on Police Practices, gave a presentation to the club about police practices and reforms being discussed in our community.

The club went through an endorsement process for the San Diego City Mayor’s race between Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria and voted to endorse Todd Gloria for this race.

The club went through an endorsement process for the Escondido City Council District 3 race between Dara Czerwonka and Don Greene and voted to endorse neither candidate, but to rate both candidates as Qualified.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting occurred via Zoom.

The following candidates spoke/introduced themselves to the club:
Marni Von Wilpert for San Diego City Council District 5
Darshana Patel for Poway Unified School Board District A
Jimmy Karam for Poway Unified School Board District E
Nina Deerfield for Palomar College Board District 2
Rob Howard for Oceanside Mayor
Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson for Vallecitos Water Board Division 5

RB Dem Club Endorsed Candidates

Candidate Office Being Sought Date of Endorsement
Todd Gloria San Diego Mayor June 22, 2020
Marni Von Wilpert San Diego City Council, District 5 June 24, 2019
Mara Elliot San Diego City Attorney * June 24, 2019
Scott Peters US Representative CD-52 * July 22, 2019
Terra Lawson-Remer SD County Board of Suprvisrs, Dist 3 April 27, 2020
Toni Atkins CA Senate, District 39 * Sep 23, 2019
Brian Maienschein CA Assembly, District 77 * Sep 23, 2019
Tim Nader Superior Court Judge, Office 30 Feb 03, 2020
Dara Czerwonka Escondido City Council District 3 (Q) June 22, 2020
Don Greene Escondido City Council District 3 (Q) June 22, 2020

*: Incumbent,
Q: Rated as qualified for this race

Note: The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club endorsements are endorsements from the club only, and do not represent official endorsements or positions of the San Diego County Democratic Party, the California Democratic Party, or the Democratic National Committee.

RB Dem Club Vice-Presidential Straw Poll

Possibility Highest Office Held Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020
Stacy Abrams State Senator, GA 1 4 1
Tammy Baldwin Senator, WI NA 0 0
Val Demmings US Representative, FL-10 NA 2 3
Tammy Duckworth Senator, IL 1 0 0
Michelle Lujan Grisham Governor, NM NA 0 1
Kamala Harris Senator, CA 6 6 11
Amy Klobuchar Senator, MN 3 2 OUT
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mayor, Atlanta GA NA NA 0
Susan Rice Former US Ambassador to UN NA NA 0
Elizabeth Warren Senator, MA 5 4 2
Gretchen Whitmer Governor, MI 0 0 0


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