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 rb@demclubs.org

Thank You!


Next Meeting: Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm (Online Meeting)

This meeting will be an online meeting using Zoom. We will send out emails with the login information over the next few weeks.

On the agenda:
– Ranked Choice Voting: A representative from The Democrats for Ranked Choice Voting will speak about what ranked choice voting is, how it would work in San Diego, and why we as Democrats should support it.

– Other stuff, TBD

– Biden’s VP Pick Straw Poll

Hope to see you all on Monday, August 24th!

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 27, 2020 meeting

Jana Johnson, our treasurer spoke about the Poway Unified School
District’s possible plans regarding the Poway For The Performing Arts Center.

Darshana Patel, PUSD Board Member, also spoke to this issue, and also about the PUSD plans for the upcoming school year, including possibilities on how schools will open and teach students.

The club endorsed the following candidates/races:
– California State Assembly, District 75 – Kate Schwartz
– Poway Schools, District A – Darshana Patel (FIE)
– Poway Schools, District E – Jimmy Karam
– Palomar College Board, District 2 – Nina Deerfield
– Palomar College Board, District 4 – Lee Dulgeroff
– Vallecitos Water Board, District 5 – Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson

– Special Guest! Alyse Galvin, Candidate for US Congress, Alaska, spoke to the club about Alaska issues and her candidacy.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting occurred via Zoom.

RB Dem Club Endorsed Candidates

Candidate Office Being Sought Date of Endorsement
Todd Gloria San Diego Mayor June 22, 2020
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
Terra Lawson-Remer SD County Board of Suprvisrs, Dist 3 April 27, 2020
Toni Atkins CA Senate, District 39 * Sep 23, 2019
Kate Schwartz CA Assembly, District 75 Jul 27, 2020
Brian Maienschein CA Assembly, District 77 * Sep 23, 2019
Tim Nader Superior Court Judge, Office 30 Feb 03, 2020
Dara Czerwonka Escondido City Council District 3 (Q) June 22, 2020
Don Greene Escondido City Council District 3 (Q) June 22, 2020
Darshana Patel Poway Unified School Board, District A July 27, 2020
Jimmay Karam Poway Unified School Board, District E July 27, 2020
Nina Deerfield Palomar College School Board, D2 July 27, 2020
Roberto Rodriguez Palomar College School Board, D3 July 27, 2020
Lee Dulgeroff Palomar College School Board, D4 July 27, 2020
Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson Vallecitos Water Board, D5 July 27, 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 Vice-Presidential Straw Poll

Possibility Highest Office Held Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020
Stacy Abrams State Senator, GA 1 4 1 2
Tammy Baldwin Senator, WI NA 0 0 0
Karen Bass US Representative, CA-37 NA NA NA 1
Val Demmings US Representative, FL-10 NA 2 3 2
Tammy Duckworth Senator, IL 1 0 0 2
Michelle Lujan Grisham Governor, NM NA 0 1 1
Kamala Harris Senator, CA 6 6 11 11
Amy Klobuchar Senator, MN 3 2 OUT OUT
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mayor, Atlanta GA NA NA 0 0
Susan Rice Former US Ambassador to UN NA NA 0 5
Elizabeth Warren Senator, MA 5 4 2 3
Gretchen Whitmer Governor, MI 0 0 0 0


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