Valley Center

For all Democrats living in Pauma Valley, Rincon, Palomar and Valley Center

The VCDC Susy Sanchez Memorial Scholarship is given to Sergio Sanchez

Laura is Honorary Mayor of Valley Center!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here are the pictures of her win and the events she's been attending. After she won, she gave the welcoming speech at Library Days, rode in the Valley Center Parade, staffed the booth as well as handing out the VC Democratic Scholarship. A busy schedule in itself.

Democratic candidates running in local districts:

For Congress, 50th Dist. House of Representatives: Patrick Malloy

For State Assembley, 75 District: Andrew Masiel


Pictures of our June Social are available. Click and enjoy.

President’s Message for July

Happy 4th of July!!

The weather is already hot and so are the political races; what an exciting time to be a Democrat. There are many strong Democratic candidates throughout San Diego County that are running this year and if any of you would like to be involved please go to the San Diego County Democratic Party web site to find out where you can volunteer: www.sddemocrats.org.

VCDC Social

On June 26th our club had a wonderful Social with a great turn out at the Jack Simon Vineyard, located on a ridge in beautiful Valley Center. Our hosts, Brad Diskin and Alex Urbano were amazing and we wanted for nothing. Their hospitality was greatly appreciated and everyone had an amazing time. There were three different political speakers, two of which are running for office: Andrew Masiel, Jr. who is running for State Assembly in District 75 and Patrick Malloy who is running for Congress in District 50. Here are their web sites: www.masielforstateassembly.co and http://patrickmalloyforcongress.com . We also had Dave Peiser from NOW (North County Climate Change Alliance, Valley Center Chapter) speak about how Lilac Hills and Climate Change are connected, especially for us here locally.

Scholarship for local student

On June 1st Laura Gordon gave out our club’s Susy Sanchez Memorial Scholarship to Sergio Magallon at the Senior Awards Night and this is what Laura said: “The Valley Center Democratic Club is giving this scholarship in honor and memory of Susy Sanchez who was a beloved member of our club and I know was also a beloved teacher here at Valley Center High School. We are proud to give this scholarship to Sergio Magallon. This student’s teacher describes him as “compassionate, empathetic, and deeply concerned about social and economic equality, environmental and energy crises, extremely well-read, and knowledgeable about current political debates and processes. Sergio Magallon embodies the ideals and qualities that Susy and our club value most.”

Lilac Hills

On Tuesday, June 28, Escondido Chamber of Citizens held a meeting for those of us who oppose Lilac Hills. The speaker was James Gordon from Valley Center and his goal is to defeat the Lilac Hills proposition that will be going before the Board of Supervisors on August 2 or 3. They point out this way of doing development removes all local control. It’s now a county election and one has to reach voters at the other end of the county which will be difficult for us locally. There is a Facebook page, "San Diegans against Lilac Hills", for those of you who are interested in fighting against Accretive and the Lilac Hills project. Here is one of their social sites to check out: http://saveoursdcountryside.org .

North County Caucus Democratic Fund Raiser

There is a major event coming soon with the North County Democratic Caucus. Basically all the Democratic Clubs along the 78 freeway including Fallbrook are part of the North County Democratic Caucus:
What: Masquerade Casino Night
When: August 13
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Where: California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

This is an historic year for us – a female running for President of the United States, a good chance to boot out the two Republicans representing our areas, a great chance to replace Darrell Issa – there are many things to be excited about. But in order for these things to happen we need to raise money for our candidates and the Democratic Party. The monies are used to open Coastal and North County political offices, mailers, TV spots and much more.

The Masquerade Casino Night should be loads of fun and the tickets are $100 per person. This should be an entertaining evening with a silent auction, raffle items and, of course gambling. The North County Caucus’ goal is to have many high profile politicians there and at times they might man the tables with help from the Casino Magic Parties employees who have been hired to put on the entire event. If there are members who would like to donate to the raffle or silent auction, please let me know.

Pride Parade in San Diego

Don’t forget Pride Parade in San Diego – July 16. Escondido Democratic Club attends every year and has extended an invitation that anyone who would like to go to the parade can share rides with their group. John Ward is their president and he asked that you email him if you would like to attend: Johnward552@gmail.com

Judy Dobrotin
President, Valley Center Democratic Club


North County Masquerade and Casino Night!

Democratic candidates will need more than just a little luck to win in November!  So join us for a special event and North Area fundraiser in support of our North County candidates and campaigns, voter registration and outreach, and North County Coastal and Escondido offices. There will be a silent auction as well as casino night fun.

Saturday August 13, 2016
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd

Tickets are $100 per person.

Sponsorship levels:
$20,000 Title Sponsor: receives 20 event tickets plus name recognition in all publicity
$10,000 Platinum Sponsor: receives 15 event tickets plus name recognition in all publicity
$5,000 Gold Sponsor: receives 12 event tickets plus name recognition in all publicity
$2,500 Silver Sponsor: receives 8 event tickets plus name recognition in all publicity
$1,000 Bronze Sponsor: receives 5 event tickets plus name recognition at event
$500 Friend Sponsor: receives 2 event tickets plus name recognition at event

SAVE the date!!

If you would like to buy tickets, donate an items for the raffle or silent auction, or become an sponsor please contact Mary Gaines at msmarygaines@gmail.com or Laura Gordon at lgordon777@cox.net.

This is a worthy event and should be a lot of fun too.

THE VALLEY CENTER DAYS pictures are on display!!

Here are the pictures of the float and the Community Center Booth

Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Pala and Palomar are in the following Districts, with the representatives indicated


President: Barack Obama*

Senate: Barbara Boxer*, Dianne Feinstein

House of Representatives, 50th Congressional District: Duncan Hunter, Jr*


Governor: Jerry Brown*

38th Senatorial: Joel Anderson

75th Assembly: Marie Waldron*


5th Supervisorial District: Bill Horn*

County Board of Education, 4th District: Mark Anderson (Dem)

Palomar Community College: Mark R. Evilsizer; Nancy Ann Hensch; Nancy C. Chadwick; Paul P. McNamara; John J. Halcón


Valley Center-Pauma Unified School: Mary Polito*, Pres; Jerry Fenton; Julie Stroh; Don Martin*; Jay West

Valley Center Fire Protection: Robert Polito; Oliver Smith; Steve Hutchison; William Palmer*; Weaver Simonsen*

Valley Center Municipal Water: Robert Polito*; Randy Haskell; Gary Broomell; Chuck Stone*; Dr. Merle Aleshire

Valley Center Parks & Recreation: Marcia Townsend; Jon Vick; Larry Glavinic*; Shannon Laird*

Valley Center Community Planning: Orrin Miller*; Steve Hutchison; Susan Janisch*; Michael O’Connor; Hans Britsch*; Claire Plotner; Ann Quinley*; Jon Vick: Jeana Boulos*; LaVonne Norwood; Oliver Smith*; James Garritson; Rich Rudolf*; Susan Fajardo; Eric Laventure*


* Office up for election






Who may vote?

A US Citizen

A resident of California

At least 18 years of age on or before the election

Not in prison or parole for a felony conviction

Not declared mentally incompetent by a court action