Notes from October 2019 Meeting – Endorsements

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County
Monday, October 21, 2019, Monthly Meeting, Elijah’s Restaurant

Welcome members, guests, elected officials, and candidates.

  • Cathie Hyatt, Secretary, opened the meeting at 6:30PM


  • Approval of Agenda (Motion: Laurie Black)
  • Welcome members, guests, elected officials, and candidates

Representatives of Elected Officials:

  • Doug Case representing Toni Atkins, California Senate District 39

Meeting turned over to Endorsement Committee

  • Chaired by Yvonne Elkin

San Diego Community College Board District D (Friendly Incumbent): – Mary Graham

  • Endorsed by acclamation (M: Ruth Rollins). Unanimous.

San Diego City Council District 7 – Raul Campillo, Wendy Wheatcroft (represented by Brandon Weber)

  • Raul Campillo endorsed.

San Diego City Council District 1 – Aaron Brennan (represented by Janessa Goldbeck), Joe LaCava, Will Moore, Harid Puentes, Louis Rodolico, James Rudolph

  • Joe LaCava and Harid Puentes rated acceptable

November Endorsement Calendar: Attempt to endorse in the following races (M: Patty Peterson):

  • San Diego City Council D3 – Toni Duran, Adrian Kwiatkowski, Chris Olsen, Stephen Whitburn
  • San Diego City Council D5 – Marni Von Wilpert, Isaac Wang, Gary Westerburg
  • Chula Vista City Council D4 – Andrea Cardenas, Delfina Gonzalez, Rudy Ramirez

Unanimous approval of November endorsement calendar 

Officers’ Reports

External Vice President, Ramla Sahid – Surveillance lights update.

Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins – Balance of account. Rosamond entertains motion to donate $500 to Women Empowered International. (M: Ramla Sahid). Passes unanimously.

Secretary, Cathie Hyatt – Little free library and next book club selection: We Live for the We, Dani McClain

Social Committee Chair, Kate Bishop – DWC – Moxie Night Handbagged, Friday, November 8, 8:00PM

Old Business

  • Women Empowered International explained by 2019 honoree Anne Hoiberg.

New Business

  • Thank you to Susan and Rosamond for the voting sticks!


  • Kate Bishop: South Bay Progressive Dem Club Panel on Earl McNeil, October 28, 7:00PM
  • Beatrice Cubitt: Fundraiser for Marni Von Wilpert, November 9, 2:00PM

Candidates Remarks

  • Kenya Taylor – Candidate for SD County Board of Supervisors District 2
  • Roberta Winston – Candidate for Superior Court Judge 18
  • Tim Nadar – Candidate for Superior Court Judge 30
  • Delfina Gonzalez – Candidate for Chula Vista City Council District 4
  • Dr. LaWana Richmond – Candidate for SD Unified School Board District E
  • Cindy Lopez – Candidate for SD Unified School Board District E
  • Lauren Beir – Candidate for Central Committee District 77
  • Brenda Arnold – Candidate for Central Committee District 80
  • Kevin Alston – Candidate for SD City Council District 9
  • Kate Bishop – Candidate for Chula Vista Elementary School Board & Central Committee District 80

Meeting adjourned: 8:15pm 

Next regular meeting is 6:30PM Monday, November 18, 2019, Elijah’s Restaurant.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary