A Message From Our Chair for 2023

Fellow Democrats,

Happy New Year to each and every one of you.  As we embark upon a new year and a new election cycle, I want to thank all of you for making 2022 a very successful year in Solano County, California, and the nation for the Democratic Party and for democracy itself.

The pundits all said that Republicans were going to win up and down the ballot, take control of both houses of Congress, and win big in state elections. Instead, we picked up one Senate seat, showed a net gain of two governor's mansions, and gained control of legislative houses in Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. In California, Democrats won every statewide seat, picked up one seat in the state Senate, and two seats in the Assembly.  Here in Solano County, 17 of our 20 endorsed candidates were elected, reflecting the amazing diversity that can be found in our ranks.  Together, these individuals will work to lead Solano County into a brighter and more inclusive future.  My thanks to every candidate, successful or otherwise, who answered to call to represent our party's values and seek public office.

I want to express my gratitude for the many volunteers who stepped up and made this year a success.  When I asked for names of the volunteers who helped this cycle, I received 91 separate names, and that is not including the many candidates who took time out from their own races to help with other campaigns.  Our dedicated people took the time and effort to knock on doors, make phone calls, write postcards, send out text messages, and distribute doorhangers.  Many helped with recruiting candidates, fund-raising, organizing neighborhood walks, supplying refreshments, counting literature, and running all manner of errands.  To each and every volunteer, whether you are a member of the central committee or one of our Democratic clubs, or just pitched in to help individual candidates, THANK YOU.  It is because of your hard work and dedicated efforts that so many of our candidates were able to win in November.

Even as we celebrate our victories, we know the work continues.  In 2024 we shall defend the White House and the Senate, retake the House of Representatives, and continue our efforts to elect Democratic candidates to office in Solano County and throughout the state and nation who reflect our values and our ideals.  As we do so, we shall remember the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Thank you again, and on to 2024.

Don Lowrie

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Solano County Democratic Central Committee Officers

Chair:  Don Lowrie

Northern Vice-Chair:  Verneal Brumfield

Southern Vice-Chair:  Tiffanee Jones

Secretary:  Corey Penrose

Treasurer:  Paula Bauer

Parliamentarian:  Lynette Henley

Information Officer:  Thomas D. Bilbo

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