To receive the support from the San Diego County Democratic Party, a candidate or ballot measure must first obtain a formal endorsement. The County Party's process is detailed in our Bylaws; this page provides an overview.
The San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) endorses candidates for nonpartisan elective offices and ballot measures within San Diego County. Those include county, municipal, educational, judicial, and special districts (e.g., water boards). Endorsements for federal or state-level offices, as well as statewide ballot measures, are made by the California Democratic Party, as set forth in their Bylaws.