The Sonoma County Democratic Party


We’re working at the local level for policies that benefit all members of our community. We believe health care is a right, not a privilege. We believe in a living wage and free public education. We believe that our children should breathe clean air and drink clean water and be safe from gun violence.


We support principles fundamental to our democracy…  a free press, an independent judiciary, and fair elections. We put people above profits. We believe in a common good, and an open and transparent government.

Civic Engagement

We believe in listening to people who disagree with us. We will show up, speak, vote, and run to protect our values and our democracy. And, we will not be deterred. Because that is what our country needs and how it was founded.

Sonoma County Democratic Party Officers

Pat Sabo

First Vice-Chair
Mary Watts

Second Vice-Chair
Rocio Rodriguez

Recording Secretary
Blake Hooper

Corresponding Secretary
Bob Burnett

Larry Leonard

Standing Committee Chairs

Please contact the SCDP by phone or email to find out about upcoming standing committee meetings.

Candidate Search & Development Committee
John Kelly

Communications Committee
Millie Olson

Finance Committee
Bill Schauber

Fundraising Committee
Katarina Giudice

Outreach, Advocacy, & Legislation Committee
Dale Axelrod

Political Organizing Committee
Val Hinshaw

California Democratic Party Executive Board Representatives
Pat Sabo & Chris Snyder

Central Committee Members

The Sonoma County Democratic Party governing body for term 2021-2022. Delegates to the California Democratic Party were also elected for term 2021-2022. Below is a list by Supervisorial District of the governing body.

*denotes California Democratic Party delegate
**denotes California Democratic Party Executive Board delegate.


Larry Leonard*
alternate Manny Baldenegro, Jr

Maria Peluso*
alternate Logan Pitts*

Bill Schauber
alternate Brian Sublett

Mike Smith*
alternate Mark Malouf

Carol Taylor*
alternate John Kelly


Dale Axelrod*
alternate Eric Vazquez

Janice Cader-Thompson*
alternate Dan Ellencamp

Elizabeth Escalante
alternate Clara Emery

Blake Hooper* (ADEM10 delegate)
Rocio Rodriguez, Second Vice Chair

Iliana Madrigal*
alternate vacant


Jackie Elward*
alternate Victor A. Peña

Val Hinshaw*
alternate Leslie Graves

Anferny Jimauri Moore
alternate vacant

Ron Taylor*
alternate Susan Saludes


Julia Donoho*
alternate Henryetta Felton

alternate Rick Massell

Sandy Reynolds
alternate Nicole Meyers Lim*

Pat Sabo** (Chair)
alternate Ariel Kelley 


Deborah Dobish
alternate Kimberly Burr

Don Frank*
alternate Bob Burnett

Jorge Inocencio
alternate vacant

Lucas Lindenbusch
alternate Elizabeth Schott

Millie Olson*
alternate vacant


Katarina Giudice
for Congressman Mike Thompson

Joy Sterling*
for Congressman Jared Huffman

Jack Buckhorn
for Senator Mike McGuire

Juan Gallo
for Senator Bill Dodd

Beth Hadley
for Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Chris Snyder*
for Assemblyman Marc Levine

Mary Watts*
for Assemblyman Jim Wood