Clairemont Democratic Club

America's Finest Democrats. In the Heart of San Diego!

January 2016 Meeting Information


President Barack Obama

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

President Obama’s final State of the Union address will be the same night as our meeting on Tuesday, January 12.

The speech begins at 6PM our time, so we will gather at 5:30 to order food, drink and chat, then listen to the speech together. It will likely be done by 7PM, our regular meeting time. Meeting as always is held at Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117)

Come early to pay your cash or check dues for 2016 in person, OR mail your check NOW to Clairemont Dem Club, PO Box 178846, San Diego, CA 92117.

Regular Memberships: $20/year
Full-Time Student/ Unemployed/ Veteran: $10/year

Club Endorsement Information

Executive Board met in December and decided that the Club endorsement votes should be in regard to races for office that would include the voters of Clairemont. Thus, the following races are those in which we will be voting. As per our by-laws, there will be three possible ways to vote:

  1. We can vote to officially endorse a candidate — that requires 70% threshold,
  2. We can vote not to endorse at all, or
  3. We can vote that all or some of the candidates are “acceptable”

Below is the list of candidates and offices on which we will be considering endorsement:

  • City Attorney:  Gil Cabrera, Rafael Castellanos, Mara Elliott
  • State Senate:   Toni Atkins, Marty Block
  • U.S. Senate:   Kamala Harris,  Loretta Sanchez
  • U.S. President:  Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders
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City Councilman Todd Gloria – Club Endorsed for 78th State Assembly District

As you may recall, our club as already issued early endorsements for Congressman Scott Peters, and Todd Gloria for 78th State Assembly District.

Club Officer Elections

We will also be voting on our Club officers for 2016. We have four elected officers who are running unopposed at this time although nominations from the floor can be made:

President – Jen Campbell, MD
Vice President – Rhoda Quate
Secretary – Kyle Ellis
Treasruer – Linda Carston

Other Members of the Executive Board are appointed and serve as Committee Chairs of Membership, Internet Technology, Hospitality, Political Action, & Photography. Other possible Committees may be formed from time to time as the need arises.

At our Executive Board Meeting in December, the Board noted that changes need to be made to our Club’s By-Laws to reflect changes in County Party By-Laws that were made at the Central Committee meeting in November 2015. Other updates are also needed.

Looking forward to receiving your membership dues in the mail and seeing you at the upcoming meeting.

Forward for Democratic Victories in 2016!


Club Meeting: July 14

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Chris Ward

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

For our July 14 meeting, we are excited to welcome Chris Ward — Chief of Staff for State Senator Marty Block, and candidate for San Diego City Council in District 3 (running to replace Todd Gloria who is termed-out). Chris will provide an update and progress report on what is going on in our state legislature.

Due to our club’s membership efforts, we qualified enough members within the 77th Assembly District to have a vote in that district for next year’s endorsement process at the California Democratic Party level.

Remember: If you haven’t already renewed your club membership, then please remember to bring your $20 dues – cash or checks.

Our club meeting starts at 7:00pm at Boomerangs (4577 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117). Remember to order food and/or drink if at all possible. The owners of Boomerang’s are great Democrats, and they deserve our business and support.

Become a neighborhood supporter of Clairemont Democratic Club on Nextdoor! We are also on Facebook and Twitter @ClairemontDems, so like us and follow us there, too!

Campaign Kickoff: Carol Kim (San Diego City Council, District 6)

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Click image to view campaign kick-off flyer

Hey, Clairemont Democrats… it’s campaign kickoff time!

Fellow club member, and our party’s endorsed candidate, Carol Kim, is kicking-off her campaign this Saturday for the open District 6 seat on the San Diego City Council.

Special guests include our State Senator Marty Block, City Councilmembers David Alvarez and Marti Emerald, and San Diego Unified School Boardmember Richard Barrera.

To view the campaign kick-off flyer, we’ve attached that here: Carol Kim Campaign Kickoff Flyer

Event Details
WHEN: Saturday, February 15th at 1:00pm
WHERE: North Clairemont Recreation Center (4221 Bannock Ave., San Diego, CA 92117)

Please RSVP to Kathy Stadler (e-mail:, or you can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Also, if you haven’t connected with the Carol Kim campaign on social media, please LIKE the Facebook Page, and follow on Twitter @CarolKimD6

Council District 6 covers the communities of Clairemont (East of Tecolote Canyon), Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, and Rancho Peñasquitos (Park Village neighborhood). For a map of District 6, we’ve attached that below.