Why you should support Kimberly Ellis

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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  • David Burnett 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.”

  • Amy Bieberdorf endorsed

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

  • Suzanne Petren Moritz endorsed

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

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  • David Burnett 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.”

  • Amy Bieberdorf endorsed

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

  • Suzanne Petren Moritz endorsed

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

  • Alan Brett Covey endorsed

  • Judith Klapper endorsed

  • Andrew Radin endorsed

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

  • Tara Sreekrishnan endorsed

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

  • Milton H Whaley 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.”

  • Necola Adams 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.”

  • Stacey Ashlund 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.”

  • Suzanne DeBenedittis, PhD endorsed

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

  • Kevin L. Nichols endorsed

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

  • Judy Turner 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.”

  • Melinda K Vásquez endorsed

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

  • Ana Little-Sana endorsed

    “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.”

  • Rich McIntyre endorsed

  • Helen Sizemore endorsed

  • Danielle Davenport 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!”

  • Jennifer Creelman endorsed

  • Martha Knutzen endorsed

  • Ivan Enriquez endorsed

  • Nelson Anthoine 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!”

  • Catherine Willott 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.”

  • helen cagampang endorsed

    “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.”

  • Katie Meyer endorsed

  • Toni Gomez endorsed

  • Barbara Matas endorsed

  • Lowell Young endorsed

  • Linda Deos endorsed

  • Elise Moore endorsed

  • Deshawn T Smith endorsed

  • Angel Picón endorsed

  • Glen Risdon endorsed

  • Rabi'a Keeble endorsed

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

  • Mridula Udayagiri endorsed

  • helen cagampang endorsed

  • Richard Williams endorsed

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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.”

  • Nwe Oo endorsed