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Next meeting: 4th Tuesday on every month 7:00PM at the Faith Lutheran Church 20080 Redwood Rd. Graydon Room.  (Map)
Due to the current social distancing requirements, the meetings will be held using ZOOM. To attend the meeting request the Zoom link at:

Castro Valley Farmers' Market
Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm at BART Station - Year Around

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Castro Valley Local Legislators and Dems Club on FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram

Eric Swalwell Office

State Senator 
Bob Wieckowski Office

Bill Quirk Office

County Supervisor 
Nate Miley Office

Castro Valley
Democratic Club

Alameda County Democratic Party Picnic July 30, 2022


Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Picnic July 24, 2022
John Maher - Master of Ceremonies
Bill Quirk, Assemblymember 18th Assembly District
Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor District 4 
Sara Lamnin, Hayward City Councilmember, HARD Board Candidate
Eric Swalwell, Reelection Congressman District 15, Represented by Jacob Apkon, Staff 
April Chan, Candidate for EBMUD Board
Liz Ortega for 18th Assembly
Shawn Kumagai,  Dublin City Councilmember for 18th Assembly
Pamela Price,  Alameda County District Candidate
Matt Turner, EBMUD Board Candidate 
Sara Raymond, Castro Valley School Board Candidate
Frank Mellon, EBMUD Board
Robin Torello, Eden Area United Democratic Campaign
Mimi Dean, Oro Loma Sanitary District Candidate, Represented by Rick Hatcher, HARD Board
Julia Roche - Candidate for Hayward City Council
Rita Duncan, reelection for Oro Loma Sanitary District
Dennis Waespi, Reelection for East Bay Regional Park District Board Ward 3
Ellen Corbett, East Bay Regional Park District
Roxanne Lewis, Reelection Eden Health District, Representing Castro Valley and Fairview
George Syrop, Candidate for Hayward City Council
Fred Simon, San Leandro City Council running for Oro Loma Sanitary District
Alfred Twu, Candidate AC Transit Board
Rebecca Kaplan, Alameda County Supervisor District 3 Candidate, Represented by July Wedge
Kristy (Doorman) Woerz, Reelection for Castro Valley Sanitary District
Dave Siegel and Mary Swain, President Castro Valley Democratic Club


ELECTION RESULTS -  June 7, 2022
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Results June 7, 2022.

Secretary of State of California Primary Election Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Alameda County Democratic Party Endorsements

Primary Election – June 7, 2022

For information on our 2022 Primary Endorsement process click here.

The Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates and measures for the June 2022 Primary Election. Statewide endorsements are made by the California Democratic Party. Local endorsements are made by the Alameda County Democratic Party.


U.S. Senate (special election) – Hon. Alex Padilla
U.S. Senate (regular) – Hon. Alex Padilla

U.S. Congress Dist. 10 – Hon. Mark DeSaulnier
U.S. Congress Dist. 12 – Hon. Barbara Lee
U.S. Congress Dist. 14 – Hon. Eric Swalwell
U.S. Congress Dist. 17 – Hon. Ro Khanna

Governor – Hon. Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor – Hon. Eleni Kounalakis
Secretary of State – Hon. Shirley Weber
Controller – Hon. Malia Cohen
Treasurer – Hon. Fiona Ma
Attorney General – Hon. Rob Bonta
Insurance Commissioner – Hon. Ricardo Lara
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Hon. Tony Thurmond
Board of Equalization, Dist. 2 – Sally Lieber

State Senate Dist. 10 – Hon. Aisha Wahab
State Assembly Dist. 14 – Hon. Buffy Wicks
State Assembly Dist. 16 – Hon. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
State Assembly Dist. 18 – Hon. Mia Bonta
State Assembly Dist. 24 – Hon. Alex Lee

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Office 1 – Tamiza Hockenhull
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Office 11 – Pelayo A. Llamas
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Office 21 – Michael Bishay
Alameda County Supervisor Dist. 2 – Hon. Richard Valle
Alameda County Supervisor Dist. 3 – Hon. Rebecca Kaplan
Alameda County Assessor – Hon. Phong La
Alameda County Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder – Hon. Melissa Wilk
Alameda County Sheriff/Coroner – Yesenia Sanchez - Endorsed by CV Democratic Club
Alameda County Treasurer/Tax Collector – Hon. Henry Levy
Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Dist. 1 – Hon. Joaquin Rivera
Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Dist. 4 – Hon. Aisha Knowles
Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Dist. 7 – Cheryl Cook-Kallio

Union Sanitary District Director Ward 3 – Hon. Jennifer Toy

Zone 7 Water District Director – Hon. Sarah Palmer, Hon. Olivia Sanwong, Dawn Benson

Ballot Measures:
Measure A* – Livermore Valley JUSD Parcel Tax Renewal VOTE YES
Measure B – Alameda USD School Repair & Improvement Bond VOTE YES
Measure C – City of Oakland Parcel Tax Renewal VOTE YES

* May 3 Special Vote-by-Mail Election

Download in pdf format;
2022 06 07 Alameda County Endorsements.pdf
2022 06 07 Statewide Democratic Party Endorsements


Castro Valley Democratic Club 
at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade May 14, 2022

NBC Bay Area - Organizers Hold Support Rally for Ukrainians in Castro Valley March 26, 2022
Video: Ukraine Rally – Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Castro Valley

Join Us Saturday March 26th 2022 for the
Castro Valley Ukraine Rally! March 26, 2022 at 10:30am
Join Us at the Corner of Redwood and CV Blvd.

Castro Valley News TV will be Live Streaming the Rally on FaceBook!

Our Guest Speaker will be Igor Tregub - He is from the Ukraine and spent his early life in Kiev. He is Vice-Chair of the Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee. He moved to Berkeley for his freshman year of college and has made it his home ever since. He is an engineer by trade.

KTVU - Ukrainian native now living in Berkeley turns into One-man fundraising effort.

More info:

January 6, 2022 Resist the Insurrectionists! Castro Valley, California
January 6 was a violent and deadly attack against all Americans – against our country, our democracy, and our freedom as voters to choose the leaders that represent us so that we have a government of, by, and for the people. 

One year later, the same faction that attacked our country on January 6th is hard at work silencing our voices by restricting our freedom to vote, attacking fair voting districts, and quietly preparing future attempts to sabotage free and fair elections and with it our democracy. 

So on the anniversary of January 6, Americans across race, place, party, and background are holding candlelight vigils to say: In America, the voters decide the outcome of elections. 

The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, our elected leaders must pass urgent legislation that will protect this country from anti-democratic forces who are continuing their efforts to destroy it. 

Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us - no matter our color, zip code, or income - so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures. 


Hi CVDC Friends,

You are invited to celebrate the holidays at our annual CVDC Holiday Party.
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Time: 2 PM to 5 PM
Place: Val & John Giles
RSVP by 12/9 with number of guests:
• Last Name (A - H) bring appetizers
• Last Name (I - P) bring salad or side dish
• Last Name (Q - Z) bring desserts
All guests are required to be fully vaccinated to attend party.
CVDC t-shirt orders will be available for pick up at the Holiday Party. Please contact Dave Siegel to place order or arrange time for special pick-up at email:

If you wish to donate an item for door prize, please reply by email to by 12/9.

Happy Holidays!
Mary Swain

Alameda County Supervisors Vote on Final Redistricting Map 
Which gives the Urban Unincorporated Area 2 Supervisor's votes 
on the Board of Supervisors and not just 1 vote!

Full 3 hour video link:

Slide Show - Castro Valley Democratic Club Picnic July 25, 2021


Video - Castro Valley Democratic Club Picnic July 25, 2021



Special Meeting With Congressman Eric Swalwell




Stop the Recall of Our Good Governor Gavin Newsom. March 7, 2021



Letter In Support of Our Governor Gavin Newsom


Assemblymember Bill Quirk Our Guest Speaker 
at our February 23, 2021 Meeting


Day 5


Governor Newsom lays out plan to open mass vaccination 
site to Oakland Coliseum


Democrats have to win the Senate Runoffs in Georgia!

Please Do What You Can To Help Turn the U.S. Senate BLUE

Reverend Raphael Warnock

Jon Ossoff

Compassionate Human Beings President Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Victory!!!

Castro Valley Democratic Club 2020 November 3rd VOTE!!!

The Castro Valley Democratic Club is pleased to announce the following locally endorsed candidates for the November 3rd election 2020

Pam Russo, R.N.
Eden Township Healthcare District

Peter Rosen
Hayward Area Recreation & Park District

Rick Hatcher
Hayward Area Recreation & Park  District

Dolly Adams
Castro Valley Unified School District

Lavender Whitaker
Castro Valley Unified School District

John McPartland
BART Board of Directors

The Castro Valley Democratic Club supports Democratic Candidates to National, State and Local offices and fosters continuing action in the Castro Valley community.

Joe Biden - Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign 2020

Kamala Harris

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day.

Kamala started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney. In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find a job.
Kamala Harris

In 2010, Kamala became the first Black woman to be elected California Attorney General, overseeing the country’s second largest Justice Department, only behind the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, she managed a $735 million budget and oversaw more than 4,800 attorneys and other employees. As California Attorney General, Kamala fought for families and won a $20 billion settlement for California homeowners against big banks that were unfairly foreclosing on homes.
Kamala Harris

Kamala worked to protect Obamacare, helped win marriage equality for all, defended California’s landmark climate change law and won a $1.1 billion settlement against a for-profit education company that scammed students and veterans. Kamala also fought for California communities and prosecuted transnational gangs who drove human trafficking, gun smuggling and drug rings.

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Kamala has introduced and co-sponsored legislation to help the middle class, increase the minimum wage to $15, reform cash bail, and defend the legal rights of refugees and immigrants.
Kamala Harris

Kamala serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that deals with the nation’s most sensitive national security and international threats.  She also serves on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where she oversees the federal government’s response to natural disasters and emergencies, including the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19.

On the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kamala has held Trump administration officials accountable and was a powerful voice against Trump’s conservative judicial nominations.
Kamala Harris

Kamala graduated from Howard University, where she was in the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Kamala has been married to her husband Doug for the past six years. She is the stepmother of two children, Ella and Cole who are her “endless source of love and pure joy.”


Alameda County Democratic Party Endorsements
November 3, 2020

The Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates and measures for the November 3, 2020 Election. Statewide endorsements are made by the California Democratic Party. Local endorsements are made by the Alameda County Democratic Party.

President/Vice President – Joe Biden/Kamala Harris

U.S. Congress District 15 – Hon. Eric Swalwell

State Assembly District 20 – Hon. Bill Quirk
Alameda County Supervisor District 4 – Hon. Nate Miley

Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Area 5 – Lisa Brunner
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Office 2 – Mark Fickes

Castro Valley USD Director – Hon. Lavender Whitaker, Dolly Adams, Mike Kusiak

A.C. Transit Director – At-Large, Hon. H. E. Christian Peeples

Eden Township Healthcare Dist. Director – Hon. Pamela Russo, Winny Knowles

Hayward Area Rec. & Park Dist. Director – Hon. Louis Andrade, Hon. Rick J. Hatcher, Peter Rosen

Oro Loma Sanitary Dist. Director – Hon. Bob Glaze

Hayward USD Director – Will McGee, Sara Prada

Measure V – Alameda County Utility Users Tax Vote YES
Measure W – Alameda County Sales Tax Vote YES

Ballot Measures:
2020 Proposition Endorsements

14 YES - Continues stem cell research funding to develop treatments 
and cures for chronic and life-threatening diseases.

15 YES - Balanced reform that reclaims $12 billion for our local schools 
and communities. 

16 YES - End the ban on affirmative action to level the playing field for 
women and communities of color.

17 YES - Restores voting rights to Californians who have completed
their prison term. Free the Vote!

18 YES - Allows those who turn age 18 by a November general election 
to vote in that year’s primary elections.

19 YES - Helps seniors, disabled homeowners, and wildfire victims; 
closes tax loopholes on out-of-state trust fund heirs.

20 NO - Wastes tens of millions on prisons causing cuts to 
rehabilitation and schools. Stop the Prison Spending Scam!

21 YES - Keeps families in their homes, prevents homelessness, and 
preserves affordable housing.

22 NO - Exempts Uber and Lyft from providing drivers the benefits 
they deserve. Drivers’ rights over Uber/Lyft profits.

23 YES - Improves safety and prohibits discrimination in dialysis clinics 
to protect gravely ill patients.

24 Neutral - Would expand or amend the provisions of the California 
Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

25 YES - Replaces discriminatory and unjust money bail with a fairer 
system based on public safety – not ability to pay.

Our dear friend and beloved Club member, Evelyn Brownell has passed away. 

Evelyn was 102 years and 4 months old when she passed.  Her fighting spirit lives on.  May her life of service be an inspiration to us all.

Evelyn was a dedicated member who registered hundreds of voters at the county Fair and at the Fall Festival. 

See Evelyn's Farewell Page When She Moved to Southern California


Castro Valley Democratic Club Holiday Party December 15, 2019

Weekly Peace Vigil
Peace Corner CV Blvd and Redwood Road

November 2019
WED 20 and 27 - 5:15 PM
December 2019
WED 4, 11, 18 and 25 - 5:15 PM
January 2020
WED 1, 8 and 15 - 5:15 PM

By Carole Georges
Many signals are in the public discourse that Senator Susan Collins of Maine, after twenty two years in the Senate, is in jeopardy this year.

The Cook Report in August, 2019, changed their analysis of her seat from “leaning Republican” to “toss up”.  It was with that in mind that I toured Southern Maine recently.  At a local Lobster Joint in Bar Harbor I asked our waiter, a wiry quick moving guy in his 50’s, what he thought of her chances in this election.  His response was, “Well if she loses by one vote, it will by mine.”  He went on to say he and his family were not voting for her.

Senator Collins’ vote to confirm Bret Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was widely unpopular especially with women. Her speech attempting to justify the vote did not satisfy those with questions about his nomination. Collins’ vote for Trump’s tax bill could result in the removal of the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act, if the related Republican lawsuit is successful, ending coverage under the ACA for 90,000 Mainers.

Working in Collins favor, she hauled in more than six million dollars for her campaign by July, 2019, according to Scott Thistle, writing in the Portland Maine Press Herald this month, while her leading challenger, Maine State Senate Leader Sara Gideon, had only amassed one million according to the records of the Federal Election Commission.   However, Sara Gideon’s website claims that her campaign has outraised Collins in the second quarter of this year. Is there something in the wind? 

Much of the money on both sides appears to be coming from out of State. Even Sen. Warren’s campaign sent a letter to supporters indicating that it would target Sen. Collins seat as one of those it hoped to change. 

Aside from the money, the other difficulty with unseating Collins is Maine’s ranked voting system. In Alameda County we’re all familiar with the unexpected results such a system can generate.

There are several other candidates besides Sara Gideon in the Democratic Primary.  If Gideon does not reach a majority vote, the second choice votes come into play, and someone other than Gideon could win the Primary.  That someone could be a weaker candidate in the General.  However, there is a new poll taken October 15, 2019 by the democratic pollster Public Policy Polling showing a generic Democrat beating Collins 44% to 41%.

Although it is too early for Campaign headquarters and rallies, there are ads running on television in Maine. The pro-Collins ad features her in peachy white make-up, looking benignly at an elderly diabetic patient. In it Collins affirms the importance of being pro Diabetic treatment.

An Anti-Collins ad shows a video of her at a fundraiser hosted by a man known as the “Trump Judge Whisperer” with a voiceover about her vote to confirm Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. 

We stayed at the Lake where Stephen King lived when he wrote “Carrie and “the Shining”. Author King came out for replacing Collins with someone “a bit more liberal” on a recent Colbert show.  At a local pub/restaurant I asked our young waitress what she thought Susan Collins chances were in the coming election. Her response was that that was “hard to say.” She herself was still thinking it over, a diplomatic answer.  Even so, it struck me that in previous elections that answer might have been an enthusiastic “Yes, she’ll win”.


The Whistle-Blower Complaint Audio Book


At the Castro Valley Democratic Club to update members about the 2019 legislative 
session. Talking officer involved shootings, closing tax loopholes, and the climate crisis.

Our Speaker Sept. 24, 2019 at 7pm is Assemblyman Bill Quirk



Castro Valley Democratic Club Welcomes Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Marvin Mutch

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley Addresses CV DEMS
Mr. Marvin Mutch Wrongfully Convicted Spent 41 Years in Prison



Congressman Eric Swalwell at the Castro Valley High School multi-purpose room 
Saturday, July 20th, from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM for a 15th District Town Hall Meeting.


Video: Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Picnic July 14, 2019

Slide Show: Castro Valley Democratic Club Annual Picnic July 14, 2019


Dems at Castro Valley Pride July 13, 2019

Congressmember Eric Swalwell
Dublin City Councilmember Jean Josey
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
HARD Board President Rick Hatcher


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