updated March 2017)
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State Director Cecilia "Ceci" Cabello
(July 2016) Deputy political director on
campaign. Director of intergovernmental relations
(from March 2015) and deputy director of external affairs (July
2013-March 2015) in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric
Garcetti. Vice president at Mercury Public Affairs, March
2011-June 2013. Senior legislative deputy in the Office of L.A.
City Council President Eric Garcetti, Dec. 2005-March 2011. Chief
political advisor to the Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, Feb.
2002-Nov. 2005. Special projects manager to U.S. Rep. Hilda
Solis, Aug. 2001-Dec. 2002. B.A. in art history from Columbia
University in the City of New York, 1996.
State Field Director Saskia Young
(May 2016...HFA Southern California director of
organizing on the
primary campaign, March-May 2016). Regional mobilization manager
from July 2014. Campaign major gifts officer at KCRW, Dec.
2013-June 2014. Organizer and grassroots fundraising manager in
California for Organizing for Action. Finance consultant to Eric
Garcetti campaign, March-May 2013 Deputy regional field director
in Los Angeles for Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Vice
president of Lynda Obst Productions at Paramount Pictures,
2005-07. Creative executive at Fox 2000 Films, 1998-2002.
Literary agent assistant, 1996-98. Studied at Northwestern
Regional Organizing Director (Los Angeles) and Border State Lead Marie Gorence
(July 2016...field organizer in the greater San Diego
area on the
primary campaign, April-June 2016) Legal assistant at Gorence
& Oliveros, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM, Feb.-Dec. 2015. Program
associate at Women for Women International, June 2013-Aug. 2014.
Degree in government from Georgetown University, 2012.
Regional Organizing Director Northern California Billy Cline
(May-Nov. 2016...started on the primary campaign for
Solano) Regional field director for the Nevada State Democratic
Party, Oct. 2015-April 2016. Regional field director for We Are
Wisconsin, July-Sept. 2015. Fellow in Waterloo on HIllary for
Iowa, June-July 2015. Campaign manager for the House Democratic
Cacus, Indiana Demoratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Summer intern for
Equality Ohio, April-Aug. 2014. Server/bartender at Sunrise Cafe
in Ohio, Nov. 2012-March 2014. Field organizer for the Ohio
Democratic Party, May-Oct. 2012. Field organizer on We Are Ohio,
May-Nov. 2011. Summer organizer at Organizing for America,
Jan.-May 2011. Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party,
Feb.-Nov. 2010. Field organizer on Joe Sestak for U.S. Senate,
Sept. -Nov. 2009. Server and back up cook at Cracker Barrel in
Springfield, Ohio, Jan 2007-Aug. 2008. Field organizer on Hillary
Clinton for President, Marchl-June 2008. Server at Baker's Square
in Lompoc, CA.
Chairman John Burton
(April 2009) "He began his career as a deputy attorney
general before his election to the
State Assembly in 1964. He was then elected to Congress in 1974 and
returned to private life in 1983. In 1988, Burton returned to the State
Assembly and then moved on to the State Senate in 1996, becoming
President Pro Tempore in 1998 until his retirement in 2004."
LL.B. from University of San Francisco Law School, 1960; A.B. from San
Francisco State College, 1954. From San Francisco.
Executive Director Chris Masami Myers
Previously managing director of the Party from 2011
and research director from 1998-2010. Legislative aide to
Assemblyman Don Perata, 1997-98. Degree in government from Cal
Strategist Shawnda Westly
Previously served as executive director from May 2009. Principal of Shawnda Westly Consulting starting in 2005; clients included John Burton’s race for CDP Chair, two months as a senior advisor to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Consumer Attorneys of California, Treasurer Bill Lockyer, No on the Arena Tax, No on 75, and many union funded independent expenditure campaigns.. Political director of California Professional Firefighters for six years. Raised in Orange County.
Director Michael Soller
Producer Candelaria Vargas
Manager Emma Harper
Manager Kasey Carlson
IT and MOE Support
Officer Angie Tate