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.
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.
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.
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|
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|
|Beto O’Rourke||Rep, TX6||2||0||0||0||1||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|
|Candidate||Highest Office Held||Notes|
|Mayor, New York NY||No votes in any poll, Dropped out in September|
|John Delaney||Rep, MD6||No votes in any poll so far|
|Tulsi Gabbard||Rep, HI2||No votes in any poll so far|
|Senator, NY||No votes in any poll, Dropped out in August|
|Senator, AK||No votes in any poll. Dropped out in July|
|Governor, CO||1 vote in July. Dropped out in August|
|Governor, WA||1 vote in April. Dropped out in August|
|Wayne Messam||Mayor, Miramar FL||No votes in any poll so far|
|Rep, MA6||No votes in any poll. Dropped out in August|
|Tim Ryan||Rep, OH13||No votes in any poll so far|
|Joe Sestak||Rep, PA07||No votes in any poll so far|
|Rep, CA15||1 vote in April and May, dropped out in July|
|Marianne Williamson||Author||No votes in any poll so far|