2018 ADEM Elections

Applications for those who want to be Assembly Delegates to the 2019/2020 CA Democratic Party Convention are now available online.

LWDC Treasurer Gary Bennett is currently an ADEM delegate and plans to run again. There is more information below. If, after reading the important information below (sent by our CDP Region 18 Director Deborah Skurnik) and going to the CDP website you would like to talk about what being a delegate entails, please email Sue Dearing: at lwdemoclub@yahoo.com

Election in AD 74 takes place Saturday, January 26.

2019 Assembly District Meeting Application Filing Deadlines

November 14-December 27, 2018

For details visit the CADEM website.


  • Be aware of the cost (flight, hotel, and food) for the conventions, they rotate from Northern to Southern California.
  • DO NOT become and ADEM if you ARE NOT able to attend the conventions to vote.
  • California Democratic Party State Convention, May 31-June 2, 2019 - San Francisco Moscone Center
  • ADEMs are elected by their communities, so please represent them well.
  • Be a leader!

General Information

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are held every two years (Saturday, January 12 or Sunday, January 13 and Saturday, January 26 or Sunday, January 27 of 2019) to elect 7 women and 7 men to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.

AD Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

AD Delegates are elected by voters (to participate in the ADEM you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District).

AD Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings.