As the very first African American Executive Director in Emerge America's national network, Kimberly Ellis has worked tirelessly to support, train, and inspire Democratic women to step in to political power here in California.

Kimberly Ellis is the Democratic Party's right choice for Chair.

Kimberly has worked in private industry, state government and the non-profit sector, developing leaders and successful organizations. In 2009, she was appointed by the Mayor to serve as a Commissioner for the Community Development Commission in the City of Richmond.

As Recording Secretary, Kimberly has brought expertise and experience to the African American Caucus and Democratic Party as a whole. Our state and nation are at a critical point in history. We have an opportunity to reshape the narrative around important issues facing the Black community. As a woman and a mother of two, Kimberly cares deeply about the future of our party, and she is the right person to help lead it.

At Emerge, the ultimate goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in public office. Kimberly Ellis has decided to lead by example, and we hope you will stand with her and get involved in our campaign.


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  • Chris Darling endorsed

    “She is not paid by corporations as Baumann was by Big Pharma. She seeks the CA Democrats to work for all of us much more than Baumann does.”

  • Dante endorsed

    “I support Kimberly Ellis because her stances on campaign finance reform could help us get big money out of politics.”

  • David Seal endorsed

    “I support KIm Ellis because Lenore Albert talks smack about her. I infer that Kim must be a good person and a quality candidate, accordingly. Go, Kim!”

  • Mickey McCarthy endorsed

    “She listens to what the people need, rather than only listening to the wealthy at the top.”

  • Harue Seki endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she is the change Democrats like me want to see in the party. Her 6 point plan is top of the line thinking, and the establishment candidate should learn from it, regardless of the outcome of the election.”

  • Brigitte Davila endorsed

    “I support Kimberly because I believe she will bring her dedication and skills to create a diverse and inclusive Democratic Party”

  • Trevor Reeves endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she shows the values of a true progressive. That is something democratic party is in need of.”

  • Charly Price endorsed

    “Kimberly has the energy, intelligence, compassion, and strong moral core that we need to get our party back on track! She cares about us. It is obvious when you look at her take on issues like healthcare, labor, education and the environment.”

  • Tim Johnson endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis needs to be chair of the California Democratic Party because acknowledges how the DNC treated Bernie delegates and supporters, and understands this must change in order for us to advance.”

  • Shannon Townsend endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she is real and not blowing smoke like so many professional politicians. She wants to work towards positive change in California as she already is doing with her career in helping women attain positions in higher office. The Democratic Party needs to return to the Party For and OF the People. #ImwithKimberly”

October 28, 2015

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Chris Darling endorsed

    “She is not paid by corporations as Baumann was by Big Pharma. She seeks the CA Democrats to work for all of us much more than Baumann does.”

  • Dante endorsed

    “I support Kimberly Ellis because her stances on campaign finance reform could help us get big money out of politics.”

  • David Seal endorsed

    “I support KIm Ellis because Lenore Albert talks smack about her. I infer that Kim must be a good person and a quality candidate, accordingly. Go, Kim!”

  • Brian Lis endorsed

  • Raymond Braun endorsed

  • Mickey McCarthy endorsed

    “She listens to what the people need, rather than only listening to the wealthy at the top.”

  • Harue Seki endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she is the change Democrats like me want to see in the party. Her 6 point plan is top of the line thinking, and the establishment candidate should learn from it, regardless of the outcome of the election.”

  • Brigitte Davila endorsed

    “I support Kimberly because I believe she will bring her dedication and skills to create a diverse and inclusive Democratic Party”

  • Hannah endorsed

  • Trevor Reeves endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she shows the values of a true progressive. That is something democratic party is in need of.”

  • Judy endorsed

  • Charly Price endorsed

    “Kimberly has the energy, intelligence, compassion, and strong moral core that we need to get our party back on track! She cares about us. It is obvious when you look at her take on issues like healthcare, labor, education and the environment.”

  • Cynthia Cravens endorsed

  • Tim Johnson endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis needs to be chair of the California Democratic Party because acknowledges how the DNC treated Bernie delegates and supporters, and understands this must change in order for us to advance.”

  • Shannon Townsend endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she is real and not blowing smoke like so many professional politicians. She wants to work towards positive change in California as she already is doing with her career in helping women attain positions in higher office. The Democratic Party needs to return to the Party For and OF the People. #ImwithKimberly”

  • Pamela Braunstein endorsed

    “She represents the future of the Democratic party. Smart and progressive.”

  • David Siegrist endorsed

  • Coco Raner-Walter endorsed

  • Steven Mazliach endorsed

  • Steven Mazliach endorsed

    “She's a strong progressive voice that is needed right now in the Democratic party”

  • Spencer Dayton endorsed

  • Angela McMillan endorsed

  • Yolanda Nogueira endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis has heart and soul this is why we need her to lead California!”

  • august scornaienchi endorsed

  • L I R N endorsed

  • Fred Morrison endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because it's time for the California Democratic Party to get back to the peoples values and show the DNC how to win with positive young feminine energy.”

  • Jenny Kassan endorsed

    “We need Kimberly Ellis to fight for true democratic values - not business as usual”

  • Linda Deos endorsed

  • Erin Shipp endorsed

  • Elise Moore endorsed