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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  • Jeanette Flores endorsed

    “I support Kimberly Ellis because she is a visionary leader and caring human being.”

  • Kate Van Buren endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis is the breath of fresh air we need to lead California as we lead the nation. Kimberly has the intelligence, energy and collaborative skills to successfully chair the California Democratic Party. I whole heartedly endorse her!”

  • Ariel Kelley endorsed

    “She has demonstrated her strong commitment to the Democratic party through her work at Emerge California and her youth, energy and charisma will bring a much needed attitude to the Democratic party.”

  • Holly Roberson endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis is an effective leader who can successfully run a complex organization and inspire effective action.”

  • Carla Hansen endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly because she's fierce, she inspires women to lead and she's the kind of leader I want representing my values in the California Democratic Party.”

  • Catalina Ruiz-Healy endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly because she is bold, inspiring, smart, and will make a great and inclusive CA State Democratic Party Chair.”

October 28, 2015

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  • Lowell Young endorsed

  • Jeanette Flores endorsed

    “I support Kimberly Ellis because she is a visionary leader and caring human being.”

  • Kate Van Buren endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis is the breath of fresh air we need to lead California as we lead the nation. Kimberly has the intelligence, energy and collaborative skills to successfully chair the California Democratic Party. I whole heartedly endorse her!”

  • Ariel Kelley endorsed

    “She has demonstrated her strong commitment to the Democratic party through her work at Emerge California and her youth, energy and charisma will bring a much needed attitude to the Democratic party.”

  • Holly Roberson endorsed

    “Kimberly Ellis is an effective leader who can successfully run a complex organization and inspire effective action.”

  • Carla Hansen endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly because she's fierce, she inspires women to lead and she's the kind of leader I want representing my values in the California Democratic Party.”

  • Catalina Ruiz-Healy endorsed

    “I endorse Kimberly because she is bold, inspiring, smart, and will make a great and inclusive CA State Democratic Party Chair.”

  • Nwe Oo endorsed