5 p.m. Thursday is the Deadline to File to Try to Become a California Democratic Party Assembly District Delegate!




You have only about a couple of hours, as this is published, to file to run for the position of California Democratic Party “Assembly District Delegate,” commonly known as ADEM.

This is supposed to be the route that people who are NOT on the DPOC Central Committee (the party’s county committee) to be able to get involved as delegates to the party’s state convention.

From the party’s boilerplate:

If you are a registered Democrat eligible and interested in serving a two-year term as a delegate to the California Democratic Party, (and are not already signed up by virtue of being on the County Central Committee or as an ex-officio appointee), December 8 (today!) by 5pm is the last opportunity to register to run in the “ADEM” Caucuses which will be held in each Assembly District on the weekend of January 7-8, 2017.

It takes a few minutes to sign up. There is an opportunity to write a short candidate statement which will be displayed online.

For more info and to sign up, visit:


The Democratic Party needs good people to carry it’s work forward… now more than ever!

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are held every two years (Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8 of 2017) to elect 7 women and 7 men to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) for their area.  ADDs are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other delegates to represent their community. They are also elected by voters in their district to vote on behalf of the community they represent at Regional Meetings, the California Democrats Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings. This page is intended to be an interactive informational portal for candidate registrations, election information such as the ADEM election time, date and location, and candidate bios and info.

A DSCC delegate is the representative for their committee and specific district. Delegates attend the annual Democrats Convention, network with other Democrats, elect Party officers, promote the California Democratic Party agenda, endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, and vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures all doing so while representing their constituency.

Reorganization of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) delegates begins at the end of 2016. The deadline for ALL DSCC delegates to be submitted to the CDP, for the 2017-19 term, is Tuesday February 7, 2017, at 5:00pm. Members of the DSCC (also known as “Delegates”) come from the following sources: Elected through county committees, appointed by Democratic elected officials or the highest vote-getting Democrat if no Democrat was elected to, based off the most recent election or elected through their Assembly District (ADDs). Additional DSCC Delegate positions come from, The DNC State party Delegates (CA DNC members, Current/ Past Officers Statewide Officers and Regional Directors, California Democratic Council, California Young Democrats, and Statewide Chartered Organizations (chair Only).



If you are not a Democrat, and you still try to apply … well, do you remember the “Nazis opening the sacred Ark” scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark?  Don’t tempt fate.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)