Archive for May 4, 2014

Secretary of State Candidate will Speak at May Meeting

The American River Democrats will welcome Derek Cressman, candidate for California Secretary of State, at the May meeting, on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm.

The current Secretary of State is Deborah Bowen, who was re-elected in 2010, and is ineligible for another term. Mr. Cressman is a Democrat, and is running against the more widely known Senator Alex Padilla. (Senator Leland Yee is still on the ballot, but for obvious reasons is no longer campaiging…)

Other notable candidates are Republican Pete Peterson and undeclared Dan Schnur. The two candidates, regardless of party, who receive the most votes in June will face each other in the November election.

Cressman states on his websiteI’m running for Secretary of State to make sure your vote counts and your voice is heard. The voices of the people should not be drowned out by corporations or billionaires. When secretive, out-of-state groups funneled $11 million into California’s 2012 elections, I blew the whistle and got record fines for two front groups in the Koch Brothers big money political network.”

Please join us for the May meeting to hear more about Derek Cressman and his candidacy, and ask questions to learn more about what his goals as Secretary of State will be.


The America River Democrats May Meeting will be at Samurai Sushi, Wednesday, May 21, 12251 Folsom Bl, Rancho Cordova. We begin our gathering at 6:30 for social time and a chance to order food or drinks. The official meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

Samurai Sushi is near the Hazel exit from the 50 freeway on Folsom Blvd.

Guests are always welcome! Feel free to join us to meet Derek Cressman, or to learn more about the American River Democrats.