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, October 28, 2019

The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Carol Kim, who shall present the club with the plan on how to pay for the convention center and homeless services with updated hotel tax. This proposal may (or may not) be on the ballot in March.

Additionally, Hugh Rothman will provide an informative presentation on the concept of Universal Basic Income, including its history, benefits, and drawbacks.

And as always, we will continue our Presidential Straw Poll.

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 Keith Mikas.

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Our September 23 meeting

The Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club decided to bestow friendly incumbent endorsements to Toni Atkins, our current CA State Senator from District 39, and Brian Maienschein, our current CA Assemblyman from District 77.

Additionally, we had a formal debate on whether the Electoral College should continue to exist, or be abolished. Two of our board members, Jason Bercovitch (keep) and Steve Natoli (abolish) were the debaters. After the debate, an informal vote was taken with only one person agreeing to keep the Electoral College, while the rest of the club voted to abolish it. However, many commented that hearing the detailed arguments for both sides allowed for a far more informed decision.

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 San Diego Board of Supervisors, District 3 (Q) Aug 26, 2019
Terra Lawson-Remer San Diego Board of Supervisors, District 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
Michael Bennet Senator, CO 0 1 2 1 1 0
Joe Biden Vice President 6 12 6 6 11 4
Cory Booker Senator, NJ 2 0 0 0 2 0
Steve Bullock Governor, MT N/A 0 0 1 0 0
Pete Buttigieg Mayor, South Bend IN 6 1 2 3 3 2
Julian Castro Mayor, San Antonio TX 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kamala Harris Senator, CA 7 17 9 13 3 4
Amy Klobuchar Senator, MN 3 1 0 1 0 0
Bernie Sanders Senator, VT 5 0 0 1 0 3
Tom Steyer Business Executive N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0
Elizabeth Warren Senator, MA 4 9 18 8 16 21
Andrew Yang Tech Executive 2 2 0 2 3 3
Total Votes 39 44 37 37 41 37

Others

Candidate Highest Office Held Notes
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
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 so far
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 so far
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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