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Democrat of the Year

Julie Combs

Julie Combs, Santa Rosa City Councilwoman

The SCDP honored Santa Rosa Councilwoman Julie Combs as the 2017 Democrat of the Year. Councilwoman Combs served on the governing body of the SCDP while also serving on the Santa Rosa City Council. Her Democratic values are evident in the actions she has supported on the council from affordable housing and rent control, restoring and upgrading efficiency of city services, and working towards a more open government.


Young Democrat of the Year

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers, Santa Rosa City Councilman

The SCDP honored Santa Rosa Councilman Chris Rogers as the 2017 Young Democrat of the Year. Councilman Rogers has served on the SCDP governing board for years. He has worked for numerous federal and state elected officials, and is not focusing his policy work in green energy at YGrene. Councilman Rogers continues to support the local Democratic Party and advocate for Democratic values.


Roberta Hollowell Award

Helen O’Donnell

Helen O'Donnell

The SCDP honored Helen O’Donnell with the Roberta Hollowell Award at our 29th Annual Crab Feed. Helen works for the California Teachers Association, and has served as the Fundraising Chair of the SCDP for eight years. Her dedication to teachers, union leadership, and the Democratic Party (serving both on the SCDP and as a delegate to the California Democratic Party) embodies the values Roberta Hollowell held.