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Central Committee

Leadership – Officers

  • Josh Elder, Chair & member of California Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Lee Boylan, Secretary
  • Terry Campbell, Controller
  • Leslie Hill, Member at Large
  • Daniel Stephenson, Executive Vice Chair
  • Frank Porter, Vice Chair, Campaign Services & Candidate Development
  • Marina McCauley, Vice Chair, Fundraising & Events
  • Mike Saunders, Vice Chair, Communications/Social Media & Membership/Education

BOS District 1

  • Cory Anttila
  • Karla Meadows (Alternate: Pat Kriz)
  • Marina McCauley
  • Frank Porter
  • Randall Rodriquez

BOS District 2

  • Lori Anzini
  • Terry Campbell (Alternate: Becky Guinn)
  • Pat Pava
  • Joshua Elder (Alternate: Jamie Beulter)

BOS District 3

  • Lee Boylan
  • Daniel Stephenson
  • Lauren Hernandez
  • Paul Penn (Alternate: Sean Frame)

BOS District 4

  • Leslie Hill
  • Tamara Johnston (Alternate: Ricardo Aguilera)
  • Mike Saunders
  • Sarah Saunders
  • Jill Blue-Keith

BOS District 5

  • Jodi Dayberry
  • Allyson Tabor
  • John Friedrich
  • Mary Lekan (Alternate: Nancy Gibson)

Ex-Officio Members and their Alternates

  • Jessica Morse, Congressional District 4 Candidate 2018 (Alternate: Mel Mead )
  • Silke Pflueger, Senate District 1 Candidate 2019 (Alternate: )
  • Carla Jean Neal, Assembly District 5 Candidate 2018 (Alternate: )
  • Jackie Smith, Assembly District 6 Candidate 2018 (Alternate: Pat Wendt)
  • Amy Champ (AD5) – Regional Director 4 for the California Democratic Party
  • Eric Sunderland (AD6) – Regional Director 3 for the California Democratic Party

Club Representatives

  • John Savage (United Democrats Club)
  • Susan Chandler (South Lake Tahoe Club)
  • Lorraine King (Democratic Women of El Dorado County)
  • Daniel Stephenson (Sierra Foothills Young Democrats)

Standing Committees

Resolution, Policy & Issues Committee

  • Review resolutions referred to it by the Executive Committee or the EDCDCC and make recommendations as to the resolutions the EDCDCC should endorse.
  • Research and draft resolutions to be submitted to the EDCDCC for consideration and approval.
  • Research and revise recommended platform planks for the CDP or for the Democratic National Party.
  • Research and revise position papers and/or presentations for educational purposes of the EDCDCC.
  • Assist in recruiting experts to make presentations to the EDCDCC at meetings and events.
  • Research and report to the EDCDCC any County specific issue, legislation or event that may require an opinion or action from the EDCDCC.
  • Josh Elder, Chair
  • Jamie Beutler, Co-Chair
  • Lauren Hernandez, Co-Chair
  • Cory Antilla
  • Kathleen Burco
  • Nelson Enos
  • Tamara Johnston
  • Karla Meadows
  • Paul Penn


Fundraising & Events Committee

  • Establish a year round fundraising plan for the EDCDCC.
  • Set a timetable for achieving fundraising goals.
  • Prepare and present quarterly written reports to the membership outlining fundraising activities of the EDCDCC.
  • Have the ability to establish sub-committee(s) for specific fundraising events, as determined necessary.


  • Marina McCauley, Vice-Chair, Committee Chair
  • Ricardo Aguilera
  • Cory Antilla
  • Lee Boylan
  • Terry Campbell
  • Johanne Christmas
  • Leslie Hill
  • Tamara Johnston
  • Zoe McNevin
  • Paul Penn
  • Pat Pava
  • Randall Rodriquez

Communications and Social Media Committee

  • Determine the modes by which the EDCDCC will communicate with its members, with other Democratic activists, and with Democratic voters in El Dorado County.
  • Set-up, manage and deliver content to the agreed upon modes of communications.
  • Be responsible for researching and recommending new technology, for consideration by the body, specifically for the purposes of providing remote access services to Members of the EDCDCC.
  • Be responsible for the dissemination of general information from the EDCDCC via the EDCDCC website, email, Facebook, Twitter, and other electronic means available.
  • Be responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the EDCDCC web site.
  • Be responsible for the selection of a vendor to assist with the development, operations and updating of the web site. (The Executive Committee will approve of any and all contracts for services for the web site and Social Media)
  • Mike Saunders, Vice Chair
  • Jill Blue Keith, Committee Chair
  • Lora Watts, Design Chair
  • Kathleen Barco
  • Afton Tuveson
  • Allyson Tabor
  • Frank Porter
  • Karla Meadows
  • Lee Boylan
  • Lorraine King
  • Leslie Hill
  • Paul Penn
  • Randall Rodriguez
  • Johanne Christmas

Membership & Education Committee

  • Oversee the development of and/or participate in unique voter registration programs throughout El Dorado County. These voter registration programs may include those initiated by chartered organizations.
  • Be primarily engaged in reaching out to all segments of the county with a goal toward improving the diversity of the makeup of the EDCDCC.
  • Promote networking with other groups and like-minded organizations within El Dorado County.
  • Devise methods, through the use of speakers, printed materials, and media contact, to inform the public about the EDCDCC and the Democratic philosophy and programs.
  • Spearhead EDCDCC visibility and participation in community events and projects.
  • Provide outreach to the high schools in the county and assist in developing Young Democrat Clubs in all local educational institutions.
  • Oversee the development of the youth membership program in the EDCDCC.

  • Mike Saunders, Vice Chair
  • Lauren Hernandez, Committee Chair
  • Susan Chandler
  • Becky Guinn
  • Lorraine King
  • Paul Penn
  • Sharon Quinsland
  • John Savage
  • Daniel Stephenson


Candidate Development Committee

  • This committee is responsible for candidate recruitment, recommendations for campaign contributions, recommendations for candidate endorsements and recommendations for local ballot propositions.
  • The committee consists of at least three (3) EDCDCC members.
  • At its first meeting for each election cycle, the Committee must review the sections of the CDP Bylaws that cover the endorsement of candidates and establish a process for evaluating candidates and making recommendations to the EDCDCC as a whole. The Committee’s evaluation process shall be presented to the EDCDCC for approval, prior to implementation.

  • Frank Porter, Vice Chair
  • Lori Anzini, Co-chair
  • Michael Saunders, Co-chair
  • Rich Boylan
  • Carolyn Loomis
  • Marina McCauley
  • Sarah Saunders
  • Daniel Stephenson

Campaign Services Committee 

  • Develop campaign plans and strategies to support candidates and issues endorsed by the DCC.
  • Utilize the PDI/MOE systems to support campaign plans.
  • Organize campaign volunteers to support endorsed candidates
  • Develop campaign materials, mailings, phone banks, email messaging, text messaging, and utilize social media to support endorsed candidates and issues.
  • As needed, establish sub-committee(s) for specific election related activities, such as Data Research Team, Candidate Training, Election Tracking, etc.

  • Frank Porter, Vice Chair & Committee Chair
  • Cory Antilla
  • Lori Anzini
  • Sandi Blinn
  • Lee Boylan
  • Susan Chandler
  • Mel Mead
  • Karla Meadows
  • Mike Saunders
  • Daniel Stephenson
  • Ed Thibodeau

Campaign Services
Data Research Team

  • Terry Fagan, Subcommittee Chair
  • Joel Wiley, PDI/MOE Administrator
  • Julie Chapman
  • Johanne Christmas
  • Karla Meadows
  • Bill Mania
  • Robert Miller