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.

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Sonoma County Democratic Party Officers

Pat Sabo

First Vice-Chair
Mary Watts

Second Vice-Chair
Val Hinshaw

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary
Maria Peluso

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
Blake Hooper

Communications Committee

Finance Committee
Bill Schauber

Fundraising Committee
Alan Ramey

Office Committee

Outreach, Advocacy, & Legislation Committee
Dale Axelrod

Political Organizing Committee
Millie Olson

California Democratic Party Executive Board Representatives
Stephen Gale & Laurie Gallian

Central Committee Members

The Sonoma County Democratic Party governing body for term 2017-2021. Delegates to the California Democratic Party were also elected for term 2017-2019. Below is a list by Supervisorial District of the governing body.

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


Jack Buckhorn
alternate vacant

Laurie Gallian, Chair**
alternate Ray Gallian

Larry Leonard
alternate Beth Hadley

Maria Peluso, Corresponding Secretary*
alternate John Kelly

Bill Schauber
alternate vacant

Mike Smith*
alternate vacant


Scott Alonso*
alternate vacant

Dale Axelrod*
alternate vacant

Blake Hooper* (ADEM10 delegate)
alternate Elizabeth Escalante, Recording Secretary

Peggy Carr*
alternate Janice Cader-Thompson

Iliana Madrigal
alternate vacant


Erin Carlstrom
alternate Victoria Fleming

Jennifer Dawes*
alternate Ron Taylor

Val Hinshaw, Second Vice Chair*
alternate vacant

Miles Kurland* (ADEM2 delegate)
alternate Joel Evans-Fudem


Rick Massell*
alternate John Broughton

Alan Ramey
alternate Julia Donoho

Sandy Reynolds
alternate vacant

Pat Sabo*
alternate Ola King-Claye 


Kimberly Burr
alternate vacant

Deborah Dobish
alternate vacant

Don Frank*
alternate vacant

Millie Olson
alternate vacant

alternate vacant


Stephen Gale**
for Congressman Mike Thompson

Joy Sterling
for Congressman Jared Huffman

Debra Broner
for Senator Mike McGuire

Sean Hamlin
for Senator Bill Dodd

Carol Taylor*
for Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Chris Snyder*
for Assemblyman Marc Levine

Mary Watts
for Assemblyman Jim Wood