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Fresno County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 3

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Dee Barnes

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3,408 votes (18.01%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To educate Democratic voters and to encourage their fullest possible participation in our community and in all elections.
  • Work to get Democratic Party candidates elected to public office.
  • Help develop party policies and positions and to communicate them to the public and to elected officeholders.



My name is Dee Barnes and I am a candidate for the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee, Supervisorial District 3.  I grew up in Merced County but Fresno has been my home since 1977.  I have been married to my husband, Jeffrey, for 41 years and we have 3 grown children.  Our youngest daughter, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren live in Fresno so I am very passionate about the issues facing our Valley and want to do my part to make to make this a better community for everyone.

I have been a registered Democrat since I turned 18 in 1973 and vote in every election.  I started attending the monthly meetings of the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (FCDCC) in 2013 during the Measure G campaign and special election to prevent Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin from privatizing residential solid waste.  For the past 3 years I have been serving as an alternate for incumbent Chuck Krugman and am currently a member of the Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee.  I decided to run so I can serve as a voting member to better represent the Democrats living in District 3. 

In 2015 I was elected to be a delegate to the California Democratic Party representing Assembly District 31 and attended the last 2 Democratic State Conventions.  I have been actively involved in local politics and will continue to participate in fundraisers, phone-banking, and precinct walking.

I believe the FCDCC needs to continue and strengthen their efforts to encourage the voters in Fresno County to become informed, involved, and active in local politics.  We have been doing a good job of registering voters, especially new citizens at the monthly naturalization ceremonies.  However, we have a lot of work to do when it comes to educating Fresno County Democrats about local issues and making sure that people actually vote in every election.  

If elected, I will work to make sure the FCDCC is doing everything possible to accomplish the goals stated in our mission statement. 


Mission Statement of the Fresno County Democratic Party


  • To serve as the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Fresno in cooperation with the State and National Committees.
  • To conduct the Democratic Party campaign in the County of Fresno under the general direction of the State Central Committee
  • To build party organization on the district, regional and county levels to register Democrats and turn out Democratic voters.
  • To encourage the fullest possible participation of all Democratic voters.
  • To develop party policies and positions and to communicate them to the public and to all officeholders.
  • To provide a forum for the study and discussion of public issues.
  • To conduct a public relations program for the Democratic Party throughout Fresno County and to represent the Democratic Party within the county.
  • To charter Democratic organizations within Fresno County.
  • To ensure, as far as possible, the election of the Democratic Party nominees and candidates endorsed by This Committee.
  • To perform such other duties and services as will benefit the Democratic Party.

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