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!

If you wish, you may also donate to the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club by selecting “Donate” on the menu above to process a donation using the Club’s PayPal account.

Thank You!

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Next Meeting: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 (Welcome Back Party!)

The RB Dem Club will not be meeting in December, and our January meeting will instead be a Welcome Back Party rather than a full meeting. Details on the party are as follows:

DATE: Monday, February 3rd, 2020
LOCATION: Bernardo Heights Community Center

More details on the party shall be forthcoming over the next few weeks.

Note that we were hoping to have the party on our regular January meeting day, but that day was not available, and this was the next best option.

Have a great holiday everyone, and see you all next year!

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)

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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 Keith Mikas.

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Our November 25 meeting

Judy Ki gave the club a presentation on the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee; what it is, what they do, and why it is important. Hugh Rothman, who is currently a member of the Central Committee, also added some thoughts on what it is like to a be a member of the committee.

Jana Johnson give the club a presentation on the upcoming 2020 senate races occurring throughout the nation, including which ones will be key for Democrats flipping the Senate in 2020.

And finally, Jason Bercovitch and Terry Norwood led us in a rousing game of “Who Said It”; quotes from presidential candidates still running. Congratulations Team Apple-Crumb for knowing the most obscure quotes from our candidates!

RB Dem Club Endorsed Candidates

Candidate Office Being Sought Date of Endorsement
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
Barbara Bry San Diego Mayor (Q) July 22, 2019
Todd Gloria San Diego Mayor (Q) July 22, 2019
Olga Diaz SD County Board of Suprvisrs, Dist 3 (Q) Aug 26, 2019
Terra Lawson-Remer SD County Board of Suprvisrs, Dist 3 (Q) Aug 26, 2019
Toni Atkins CA Senate, District 39 * Sep 23, 2019
Brian Maienschein CA Assembly, District 77 * Sep 23, 2019

*: 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 Monthly Presidential Straw Poll

Candidate Highest Office Held Apr 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019
Michael Bennet Senator, CO 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1
Joe Biden Vice President 6 12 6 6 11 4 6 6
Michael Bloomberg Mayor, NYC NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Cory Booker Senator, NJ 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Pete Buttigieg Mayor, South Bend IN 6 1 2 3 3 2 3 4
Amy Klobuchar Senator, MN 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 1
Deval Patrick Governor, MA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0
Bernie Sanders Senator, VT 5 0 0 1 0 3 2 0
Tom Steyer Business Executive NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0
Elizabeth Warren Senator, MA 4 9 18 8 16 21 5 11
Andrew Yang Tech Executive 2 2 0 2 3 3 3 1
Total Votes 39 44 37 37 41 37 24 29

Others

Candidate Highest Office Held Notes
Steve Bullock Governor, MT 1 vote in June, dropped out Dec
Julian Castro Mayor, San Antonio TX 1 vote in August
Bill De Blasio Mayor, New York NY No votes in any poll, dropped out Sept
John Delaney Rep, MD6 No votes in any poll so far
Tulsi Gabbard Rep, HI2 No votes in any poll so far
Kirsten Gillibrand Senator, NY No votes in any poll, dropped out Aug
Mike Gravel Senator, AK No votes in any poll, dropped out July
Kamala Harris Senator, CA
Apr 19 7
May 19 17
Jun 19 9
Jul 19 13
Aug 19 3
Sep 19 4
Oct 19 1
Nov 19 3
Dec 19 Dropped Out
John Hickenlooper Governor, CO 1 vote in July, dropped out Aug
Jay Inslee Governor, WA 1 vote in Apr, dropped out Aug
Wayne Messam Mayor, Miramar FL No votes in any poll, dropped out Nov
Seth Moulton Rep, MA6 No votes in any poll, dropped out Aug
Beto O’Rourke Rep, TX6 2 votes in Apr, 1 in Aug, dropped out Oct
Tim Ryan Rep, OH13 No votes in any poll, dropped out Oct
Joe Sestak Rep, PA07 No votes in any poll, dropped out Dec
Eric Swalwell Rep, CA15 1 vote in April and May, dropped out July
Marianne Williamson Author No votes in any poll so far

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