Jan 07

Statement from the Chair

It is with great sadness to report that Doug Dye has died of cancer. Doug was a friend to all and he will truly be missed. Doug was extremely dedicated to Democratic causes and candidates and was an integral part of the Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP). There is now a hole in our party that can only be filled with love and great memories. On behalf of myself and the RCDP I provide his wife Susan, and his family with our deepest sympathies.

Steve Ruth

Chair, Riverside County Democratic Party

Effective Fundraising

The Riverside County Democratic Party held an “Effective Fundraising” course on Saturday, December 2nd in Palm Springs. The course was attended by candidates who want to increase their fundraising capabilities and by potential candidates who want to learn best practices if they choose to run.

Thank you to Shawn Holt for organizing and leading this very informative course.

Stay tuned for announcements of future training courses in 2018.

No RCDP General Membership or Executive Board meetings in December


Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) members voted to not hold a General Membership meeting in December.  As such there will be no meeting on December 11th.  The Executive Board meeting scheduled for December 25 will also not be held.

Our next General Membership meeting is January 22nd – location TBD.

Our next Executive Board meeting is January 8th – Brandon’s Diner in Moreno Valley, 24626 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

In February we will go back to our “regular” schedule of holding General Membership meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month and Executive Board meetings on the 4th Monday of the month.

I hope everyone enjoys their holidays and finds time to be with family and friends.  In January we will come back and work hard to to RESIST the Republican agenda, PERSIST with our value based agenda, and let our local Democrats know that we EXIST and are ready to fight for all of our rights!

Democratically Yours,

Steve Ruth
Chair, Riverside County Democratic Party

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Riverside County Democrats Elect a New Chair

Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Democratic Party elected Steven Ruth as their new Chair on October 09, 2017. “Needless to say, I’m honored to have the support of Riverside County Democrats as we work toward the 2018 mid-term and 2020 elections,” Steve said. “I am committed to working with all Democrats in Riverside County to bring unity to our party, to raise our party’s profile in the community, and to raise the money necessary to help our candidates win elections,” he added.

Prior to Monday’s election, Steve had earned the endorsements of the leading Democratic figures in Riverside County, including Congressman Mark Takano, Senator Richard Roth, Assemblymember Jose Medina, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Community College District Trustee Bill Hedrick and the 2014 & 2016 Democratic Nominee in California’s 42nd Congressional District Tim Sheridan, among others. “I am confident in Steve’s ability to lead our local party to successes this year, 2018, and beyond,” said Congressman Takano.

After lagging behind for many years, the Democrats recently became the majority party in Riverside County – a point Steve made after his election. “Over the last few years, we have turned this county blue, my focus will be on increasing those numbers in the coming years,” he said. Steve took office directly after the votes were certified. He will be up for reelection in November 2018. Steve can be reached at chair.rcdp@gmail.com