About Your Central Committee

The Monterey County Democratic Central Committee is the elected body representing registered Democrats in Monterey County, and serves as the local presence of the California Democratic Party. The MCDCC holds monthly meetings every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. They are preceded by social time with snacks and beverages. The meeting location alternates between the Seaside Center for Change (1238 Fremont Blvd, Seaside), and the Salinas Center for Change (931 East Market Street, Salinas). Meetings are open to the public.

All are welcome. Call Karen Araujo at 831-601-4564 for more information on upcoming meetings or check the calendar here for location details.

Alan Haffa, Chair
P.O. Box 3024 Monterey, CA 93942
Tel (main): 866-MRY-DEMS (866-679-3367)
Tel (Center For Change, Seaside): 831-333-0101
Fax: 866-MRY-DEMS (866-679-3367)
email: Alan.Haffa@montereycountydemocrats.org

Executive Board

Alan Haffa, Chair
Karen Araujo, First Vice Chair
Elena Loomis, Second Vice Chair
Jennifer Rigney, Financial Officer
David Kong, Development Officer
James Thomas Green, Secretary
Jan Black, Democratic Party Executive Board Member

MCDCC Members

District 1 James Thomas Green, Lupe Sanchez, Patricia Rubio Coyt
District 2 Regina Gage, LeVonne Stone, Maria Luisa Alejo, Anthony Rocha
District 3 Ernesto Infante, David Kong, Linda Janet Gonzalez
District 4 Karen Smith Araujo, Alicia Gaines, Herbert Cortez, Adam Alberto Urrutia, Amit Pandya
District 5 Jan Black, Holly Carlin, Jennifer Rigney, Bill Boosman, Natalie Gray, Bill Leone, Carl Pohlhammer

Designated Club Representatives: Priscilla Ann Walton, Democratic Women of Monterey County; Linda Bynoe, Democratic Club of the Monterey Peninsula; Jackie Jimenez, Salinas Valley Democrats; David Burnett, Marina Democratic Club; Alan Haffa, Progressive Democrats of America; Ryan Munevar, CannaDems; and Natatara Denga, Monterey Young Democrats.

At Large Member: Erin Fogg, Communications Liaison; Ex-Officio Members Mark Stone, 29th Assembly District,  Anna Caballero, 30th Assembly District, Jimmy Panetta, 20th Congressional District

What Is A Central Committee?

County Central Committees are the local governing body of the Democratic Party in their county.  They are chartered by the State Democratic Party. Central Committees raise funds, plan election activities, and may open campaign headquarters.  In addition, the Monterey County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) charters local Democratic Clubs with dues paying memberships of a minimum of 20 registered Democrats. Representatives to the MCDCC are elected every four years. Representation on the MCDCC is based on the number of registered Democrats within each County Supervisorial District and members must live in the Supervisorial District which they represent. Members can be local Democrats elected to the Committee, as well as partisan-level Democratic nominees or Democratic Elected Officials (ex-officio members) who live in the county.