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.

Questions? Please email us at rb@demclubs.org

Thank You!

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Our March 23rd, 2020 meeting has been cancelled

We are hopeful that our April 27th meeting will be able to occur as scheduled. Stay safe everyone. Wash your hands! Hope to see you all soon.

Some good news on the election front:

– County Board of Supervisors District 3: Terra Lawson-Remer got more votes than Olga Diaz so she will advance to the runoff in November against incumbent Kristin Gaspar. The great news is that Gaspar only received 43% of the vote. Lawson-Remer therefore has an excellent chance to defeat Gaspar in November and turn the County Board of Supervisors into a Democratic majority body for the first time… ever. This would result in *significant* progressive changes to our county!

-San Diego Mayor: Todd Gloria received 42% of the vote. Who he will face is very much a question at this time, as Republican Scott Sherman is only 337 votes ahead of Democrat Barbara Bry for 2nd place. If Sherman advances, Gloria is likely in a very good position to win, and of course if Bry advances, then the mayor is *guaranteed* to be a Democrat.

– San Diego City Council District 5: Marni Von Wilpert received nearly 40% of the vote and is leading Republican Joe Leventhal by around 1200 votes. This is an extremely strong performance by Von Wilpert. It was expected Leventhal would have more votes because he was the only Republican in the race, against two Democrats (and an independent who garnered a very small number of votes), in the most Republican district in the city, and yet Von Wilpert actually got more votes than Leventhal outright! This indicates that Von Wilpert has an excellent chance (dare we say, even the favorite?) to become the first Democrat to represent this district… ever!

Crossing our fingers that we will see you all in April. Take care everyone.

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 February 24, 2020 meeting

Alana Wong Robinson was endorsed by our club for the Superior Court, Office 22 race. Marian Kim Phelps, the Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, gave the club a detailed presentation on Proposition P, the $448 million dollar school facilities bond measure for PUSD. And finally, Jason Bercovitch provided a detailed presentation on all of the propositions and ballot measures on the March 3rd ballot, including what a Yes and a No vote means, and what individuals and entities are supporting/opposing each of them.

We had 70+ people in attendance. Lots of excitement before our March 3rd primary, just 8 days away!



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
Roberta Winston Superior Court Judge, Office 18 Feb 03, 2020
Tim Nader Superior Court Judge, Office 30 Feb 03, 2020
Michelle Ialeggio Superior Court Judge, Office 36 Feb 03, 2020
Alana Wong Robinson Superior Court Judge, Office 22 Feb 24, 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 Monthly Presidential Straw Poll

Candidate Highest Office Held Apr 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Feb 2020
Joe Biden Vice President 6 12 6 6 11 4 6 6 9
Michael Bloomberg Mayor, NYC NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 2 6
Pete Buttigieg Mayor, South Bend IN 6 1 2 3 3 2 3 4 6
Tulsi Gabbard Rep, HI2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amy Klobuchar Senator, MN 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 6
Bernie Sanders Senator, VT 5 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 4
Tom Steyer Business Executive NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 1
Elizabeth Warren Senator, MA 4 9 18 8 16 21 5 11 14
Total Votes 39 44 37 37 41 37 24 29 48

Dropped Out

Candidate Highest Office Held Apr 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Feb 2020
Michael Bennet Senator, CO 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 OUT (Feb)
Cory Booker Senator, NJ 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 OUT (Jan)
Steve Bullock Governor, MT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 OUT (Dec)
Julian Castro Mayor, San Antonio TX 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 OUT (Jan)
Bill De Blasio Mayor, New York NY 0 0 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT
John Delaney Rep, MD6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OUT (Feb)
Kirsten Gillibrand Senator, NY 0 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Mike Gravel Senator, AK 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Kamala Harris Senator, CA 7 17 9 13 3 4 1 3 OUT (Dec)
John Hickenlooper Governor, CO 0 0 0 1 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Jay Inslee Governor, WA 1 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Wayne Messam Mayor, Miramar FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OUT OUT
Seth Moulton Rep, MA6 0 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Beto O’Rourke Rep, TX6 2 0 0 0 1 0 OUT OUT OUT
Deval Patrick Governor, MA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 OUT (Feb)
Tim Ryan Rep, OH13 0 0 0 0 0 0 OUT OUT OUT
Joe Sestak Rep, PA07 NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 OUT (Dec)
Eric Swalwell Rep, CA15 1 1 0 OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
Marianne Williamson Author 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OUT (Jan)
Andrew Yang Tech Executive 2 2 0 2 3 3 3 1 OUT (Feb)

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