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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    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because of vision and keen understanding of what we need to do as true progressives in the California Democratic Party. The old ways of focusing on million dollar consultants and ignoring grassroots organizing or over. Fired up! Ready to go.”

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    “We need more energetic change-makers like Kimberly in the Democratic Party!”

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    “Seeing Kimberly speak on panel at session on Having an Impact on Women's Rights day after Womens March on Washinton is inspiring.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis! We need a woman who is going to bring the change we so badly need.”

  • endorsed

    “She will lead the CA Democratic Party in the right direction!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Kimberly because she is committed to helping Democratic women run for office!”

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    “I believe Kimberly Ellis will move the Democratic Party of California toward becoming more of a champion of working Californians of all creeds and colors and continue leading our state and the nation toward a progressive, prosperous-for-all future.”

  • endorsed

    “I believe she has the right qualities to lead our party forward in the positive direction it needs to go that will provide inclusion for all people. She has the integrity that is so needed at this time in the Democratic party, the ability to think out of the box, and the courage to carry those plans to fruition.”

  • endorsed

    “I wholeheartedly endorse Kimberly Ellis for CA Dem chair because she has endless enthusiasm, energy, & ideas for how & why we should including all voices in the Democratic process.”

  • endorsed

    “We need Kimberly Ellis to help clean up the Democratic Party to make it truly democratic!”

October 28, 2015

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

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because of vision and keen understanding of what we need to do as true progressives in the California Democratic Party. The old ways of focusing on million dollar consultants and ignoring grassroots organizing or over. Fired up! Ready to go.”

  • endorsed

    “We need more energetic change-makers like Kimberly in the Democratic Party!”

  • endorsed

    “Seeing Kimberly speak on panel at session on Having an Impact on Women's Rights day after Womens March on Washinton is inspiring.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis! We need a woman who is going to bring the change we so badly need.”

  • endorsed

    “She will lead the CA Democratic Party in the right direction!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Kimberly because she is committed to helping Democratic women run for office!”

  • endorsed

    “I believe Kimberly Ellis will move the Democratic Party of California toward becoming more of a champion of working Californians of all creeds and colors and continue leading our state and the nation toward a progressive, prosperous-for-all future.”

  • endorsed

    “I believe she has the right qualities to lead our party forward in the positive direction it needs to go that will provide inclusion for all people. She has the integrity that is so needed at this time in the Democratic party, the ability to think out of the box, and the courage to carry those plans to fruition.”

  • endorsed

    “I wholeheartedly endorse Kimberly Ellis for CA Dem chair because she has endless enthusiasm, energy, & ideas for how & why we should including all voices in the Democratic process.”

  • endorsed

    “We need Kimberly Ellis to help clean up the Democratic Party to make it truly democratic!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly Ellis because she represents a different approach that our Party needs now.”

  • endorsed

    “Kimberly brings a fresh, more inclusive approach to the Democratic Party; one that will expand upon the good things John Burton and his team have accomplished.”

  • endorsed

    “She has a different way of doing politics - building up our future leaders. I am honored to endorse Kimberly for State Party Chair!”

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    “As former Chair of the California High School Democrats, and Vice Chair of the High School Democrats of America, I believe that Kimberly Ellis has what it takes to bring young people into the process, and move our party forward.”

  • endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis is the face of change. She is an ethical, passionate and professional visionary. It's time to take back our struggling party - You go Girl!”

  • endorsed

    “Inside operators who sold out the Democratic Party to the Clinton machine and corporate and trust fund interests,do not belong in power within our state parties anymore. Kimberly Ellis is the new type of State Democratic Party leader we need!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Kimberly Ellis because she empowers women to succeed in political positions throughout California at many different levels. I look forward to the California Democratic Party changing to embrace the future under Kimberly's leadership.”

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    “We couldn't do better - she's honest, experienced, a proven leader, and not part of the ol' boys club. She represents the majority of CA voters far better than the alternative candidate and it's time for new leadership.”