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Special Election for our State Senator

(1st senate District of California)


Ted Gaines has resigned.
The Primary will be on March 26 with a General Election on June 4
Let’s turn this seat BLUE
Ballots will be mailed between February 27th and March 5th

Silke Pflueger from Truckee has filed to run for the seat vacated by Ted Gaines.

Who is Stephen Baird?  – A note from Amy Champ
Another “democrat” entered the race at the last minute. His name is Steven Baird. A note from Amy Champ who is the CDP regional director of AD5, 12,13, and 21. Amy is also on the CDP Rural Caucus, Vice Chair for Gold Country.


I am writing to you about a very urgent Democratic campaign in the North State region. We need to get on board with Silke and support her campaign. Democrat Silke Pflueger has declared for Senate District 1, and she needs our support.

A State of Jefferson member, Steven Baird, has re-registered as a Democrat to pull votes away from Democrats. He is now running in the primary as a Democrat — against Silke.
(**Look at this video on YouTube where Baird interviews with the State of Jefferson YouTube channel).

In 2016, Baird ran for this seat as a Republican and in this interview states that his goal is to submit a bill in the California Senate to create the State of Jefferson: 

We need to let the public know who the real Democrat is in this race, and we absolutely need to do our level best to get her into the general election.


Please donate. Please volunteer. Please spread the word about the SD-1 special election to activist groups across the region.
Volunteer:  If you have time join her in engaging voters, email campaign lead Emilio Vaca at [email protected]

Donate here: 


Connect and learn more about the issues on her website:    

Thank you for helping Silke in SD-1 this spring!
….Remember Ballots get mailed between on Feb. 27th and March 5.  The Primary election is on March 26, 2019.

A message & invitation from Jessica Morse

As I’ve been looking back on the election, even though we lost the congressional seat, we have so much to be proud of.  

We had an 18 point swing in this district — among the largest swings in the country. We mobilized over 5,000 volunteers who reached out to over 300,000 voters. With a 75 percent voter turnout, we achieved a Presidential-level year turnout in a midterm election. We ended up with more votes than there are registered democrats in our district. The 4th district had the most ballots cast in the entire State, ironically making me, at 156,000 votes, among the top Congressional vote-getters in California.  

We weren’t just riding the “blue wave” we actively inspired people to break party lines. We out-performed every other democrat on our ticket by five to ten points, including the governor. We turned out our base, received the majority of independent votes and a small percentage of republican votes.

It was tough to overcome the entrenched partisan hurdle, but, together, we took a significant bite out of it.  We created a movement and proved that a campaign built on inspiration and vision, rather than anger and frustration can soar.  

If you want to hear a few of my insights about the race and my work on the Campfire, here’s an interview I did this week on Pantsuit Politics (my interview starts 20 minutes in):

Coming up, we are going to have a few informal get-togethers around the district. I would love to see all of you and hear about your thoughts on the campaign and ideas for going forward.  Here are the ones coming up:

  • Friday, Feb 8th, 5:30-7:30 pmCameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, CA
  • Sunday, Feb 10, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Loomis Library, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis

I’m so proud and honored to have you all on my team and I’m proud of the movement we’ve started.
Thank you again,     

Meet Sean Frame the Candidate at the EDP General Meeting, Sunday, February 10, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, at Placerville Town Hall, 549 Main St, Placerville.

Volunteer opportunity!  

Can you spare a little time to help local workers advance their employment? We’ve heard via Becky Guinn, that Unite Here, Local 49 is seeking some help for local workers seeking career advancement.

Christina Rosas with Unite Here, Local 49 reports,”that almost (90%) of people do not have a resume already. On top of that there is a lack of access to computers and internet.  People are desperate for better work and could benefit immensely by simply having a resume.”

Christina is requesting assistance in developing and editing resumes and cover letters for individuals who are seeking work promotions and/or better employment positions, primarily in the hospitality and food service industry.

No experience is needed.  Christina and Unite Here will look over the resume you make before its gets sent in. In addition, sample resume templates and cover letters can be provided. This work can even be done from home.

If you’d like to volunteer, please call Christina on her cell phone, 412-328-1150 or email her at [email protected]

Mark your calendars ….
2019 Kennedy Roosevelt Dinner
Sun., May 5, 2019
(yes…that’s Cinco de Mayo)

Wine & Conversation  – 3:00pm
Dinner – 5:00pm
Cameron Park Community Center

The Kennedy Roosevelt Dinner will include music, engaging key note speaker(s), local wine, great food featuring locally grown food, and lots of wonderful auction items.  Ticket information will be coming soon.  Mark your calendars.  

More Dates & Events…..

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Monthly Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm. (Topics include: Guest Speaker Tom Cumpston on EID & the role of water in our county; update on our Strategic Planning goals and plans, etc.) Location: Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville
  • February 21, 6pm, Monthly meeting of the South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club, Tahoe Pizza Company.  For more information, email at [email protected]
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Democratic Women of El Dorado County, Where:  Mexican restaurant: Colina De Oro, 694 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs, 530-295-8356.  No Host event; please support this local business with your purchase of a drink, appetizer, or meal. RSVP: [email protected]
  • Thursday, February 28th at Noon, United Democrats, Monthly meeting, Placerville Denny’s (99 Fair Lane).  Speaker Silke Pflueger, candidate in the upcoming Special Election for State Senate.  Are you interested in becoming more involved in our club?  Please contact John Savage at [email protected] for more information!
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Monthly Democratic Central Committee Meeting, 6:30pm – Social, followed by Meeting start at 7pm.,Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Dr., Placerville