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 rbdemsclub@gmail.com

Thank You!


Next Meeting: Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 7:00pm

Our next meeting is August 23rd. Due to the rising number of COVID infections in our county, this meeting will have to be a Zoom meeting. Send an email to rbdemsclub@gmail.com if you need the link.

On the agenda:

The Gavin Newsom Recall
Our president Hugh Rothman will give details on the state party recommendations regarding your vote and why, and how you can help.

Featured Speaker
Tommy Hough, a San Diego media personality, environmental activist, and a candidate for San Diego City Council District 6, will join us to present the following presentation: The Right-Wing Media, How did we get to where it is today?

From the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a legacy of seemingly minor decisions and legislative policies have enabled the bubble of right-wing media to grow, in which adherence to accuracy has never been required, the hateful tone of conversation has long been vitriolic and racist, and the goal has never been to educate or enlighten – but to indoctrinate, for political and commercial purposes. In serving as a laboratory for “conservative” policy, right-wing media has never been interested in reality. It’s only interest is more and more viewers.

Tommy Hough has been a media personality in San Diego for many years, including stints as a radio host at FM 94/9, KPRI, and 91X, and with long-running shows like Brunch With Bob and Friends and Treehuggers International. Tommy has also been an environmental activist for a long time, working for effective environmental organizations like Surfrider and San Diego Audubon, coordinating the ReWild Mission Bay campaign, and being the co-founder and original president of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, a club which, under Tommy’s leadership, grew into one of the largest and most influential clubs in the San Diego County Democratic Party.

With the help of neighbors, friends, and a legion of committed volunteers, Tommy ran for San Diego City Council in 2018 and kept it a close race in District 6 to the end. Tommy is again running for this seat in 2022.

Hope to see you all via Zoom on Monday, August 23rd, 2021!

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 July 26, 2021 meeting

We had a Welcome Back Party… live! Around 60-70 people attended. Our Assemblyman (representing AD 77) Brian Maienschein gave us a presentation on what is going on at the state level and bills he has been working on. The tacos, by Taquizas Jose were delicious. We had *way* too many desserts! (Is that ever a bad thing?). We even had a sing-along and a Jeopardy game!

A big THANK YOU to all of you who brought a dessert, and to all the volunteers who helped set up and decorate the room, organize the food, greet members, and clean up. Special thanks to Sunny Escovedo who was the force behind all of this, and to Steve Natoli, who conceived of, and ran an exceptional Jeopardy game!





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