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Democrats gather for district caucuses, Yolo party meeting

By From page A3 | January 10, 2013

The California Democratic Party is convening Assembly District meetings this weekend to elect delegates in each of the state’s 80 Assembly districts, whose boundaries were redrawn last year. Assembly delegates help select delegates for the California Democratic Party’s state convention in April.

The 4th Assembly District meeting will be Saturday, with registration running from noon to 2 p.m. The meeting is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland.

The new 4th Assembly District contains so much area that there will be two simultaneous meetings in Woodland and Napa. Votes from both meetings will be counted simultaneously to elect the delegates for the full district.

The new district consists of Yolo County (except West Sacramento), all of Napa County and portions of Lake and Solano counties. West Sacramento is now part of Assembly District 7, represented by Roger Dickinson. District 7 will hold its caucus on Sunday at 4100 Truxel Road in Sacramento; registration begins at 11 a.m. More information can be found at www.Cadem.org.

“This is an excellent way for local Democrats to become more engaged, and a larger part of the successes in both local and statewide policy,” said Bob Schelen, Yolo County Democratic Party chairman and 4th Assembly District co-convener. “We’ve built strong momentum in 2010 and 2012, and we’re looking forward to the new year and 2014 elections. We want to represent the broad community, so we’d like everyone who is willing to become active.”

Each of the 80 Assembly districts will elect 12 people — six men and six women — to be members of the California Democratic State Central Committee. These delegates will represent their Assembly district for both the 2013 and 2014 conventions.

Following the district caucuses, Yolo County Democrats are invited to participate in the organizational meeting of the 2013-14 Yolo County Democratic Party. That meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the lower conference room at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland.

The Yolo County Democratic Central Committee serves as the official representative and governing body of the California Democratic Party in Yolo County.

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