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 Headquarters

448 Sebastopol Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Hours: Wed. 11:00am – 3:00pm, Fri. 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Sat. 10:00am – 12:00 noon

For voter registration and volunteering opportunities, stop by the Sonoma Dems’ new Headquarters in Santa Rosa’s SOFA district. Free parking is available!

Sonoma County Democratic Party Officers

Pat Sabo

First Vice-Chair
Mary Watts

Second Vice-Chair
John Kelly

Recording Secretary
Blake Hooper

Corresponding Secretary
Nicole Myers Lim

Larry Leonard

Standing Committee Chairs

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

Iliana Madrigal

Brian Sublett

Leslie Graves

Bill Schauber

Katarina Giudice

Outreach, Advocacy, & Legislation 
Dale Axelrod

Political Organizing 
Val Hinshaw

California Democratic Party Executive Board Representatives
Pat Sabo & Chris Snyder

Central Committee Members

The Sonoma County Democratic Party governing body for term 2023-24. Delegates to the California Democratic Party were also elected for term 2023-2024. Below is a list by Supervisorial District of the governing body. If you have any questions, email us at

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


Larry Leonard
alternate Leslie Graves*

Maria Peluso
alternate Larry Ligouri*

Bill Schauber*
alternate Brian Sublett

Mike Smith
alternate Gil Dong

Carol Taylor*
alternate John Kelly


Dale Axelrod*
alternate Eric Vazquez* (ADEM12 delegate)

Janice Cader-Thompson
alternate Dan Ellecamp

Elizabeth Escalante*
alternate Aidan Anderson-Bowen

Blake Hooper*
alternate Christopher Neugebauer

Iliana Madrigal*
alternate Esaia Gonzalez


Jackie Elward*
alternate Melanie Jones-Carter*

Val Hinshaw*
alternate Robin Thompson*

Rocio Rodriguez
alternate Jeremy Newton

Ron Taylor*
alternate Susan Saludes


Nicole Myers Lim* 
alternate Anita Vega

Sandy Reynolds
alternate Rick Massell*

Pat Sabo** (Chair)
alternate Ariel Kelley 

Member Vacancy


Kimberly Burr
alternate vacant

Don Frank
alternate vacant

Jorge Inocencio
alternate Omar Lopez

Millie Olson*
alternate vacant

Member Vacancy


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 Damon Connolly

Mary Watts*
for Assemblyman Jim Wood