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Party Committee

Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 16 Alameda Portion

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Jacqueline Tarin-Rankl

Telecommunications Consultant
6,839 votes (10.25%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Endorse clean money candidates that represent the interest of working families, not corporations
  • Get new voters out to the polls
  • Protect our Environment



Profession:Telecommunications Consultant
Political Director, Tri-Valley Democratic Club — Appointed position (2020–current)


A versatile, dedicated professional with strengths in several areas, including: Digital Video Distribution, Customer Management Systems, Project Management, System Integration, Operations, Revenue Accounting and Customer Service. Proficient in identifying problems and implementing solutions to meet objectives. 


Self Employed from 2009-2019


Retired in 2020.



Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

A life long Democrat and Livermore Native. A passionate member of the CADEM Progressive Caucus and member of Livermore Indivisible, Tri-Valley for our Revolution and the Tri-Valley Democratic club. If elected she will continue to work hard to facilitate policies that help working families, seniors, veterans and help protect our diverse communities and protect our environment.

Position Papers

What is the Central Committee?


What is the Central Committee?“Your County Committee is the gateway to getting involved! County Committees drive the front-line efforts of the California Democratic Party: registering and educating voters, protecting the right to vote, and working to elect candidates who will fight for our values. From local elections to Congressional races, our 58 County Committees are working hard to help Democrats win and engage more voters.” — CDP Website

Who can vote for the Democratic Central Committee?
Voters must be a Registered Democrat to get the ballot with these candidates listed. (A "crossover" ballot where No-Party-Preference voters can participate in the Democratic Presidential Primary Election does not work.) You can check your status and if necessary re-register as a Democrat to be eligible to vote for Central Committee.
What is the difference between Central Committee and the ADEM elections held locally every 2 years?
While ADEMs deal with state level politics, Central Committee deals with state and local politics. Central Committee members vote on endorsements for city council, local ballot measures, transit boards, water districts, school boards, etc. They also select additional delegates to the state-level California Democratic Party. 
What are we going to do differently?
Open the party up to new people and ideas, open the party up to bold progressives, demand accountability of our elected officials, follow through on resolutions and initiatives, and increase proportional leadership representation within the party.
What are our values?
Engaged leadership, openness, democratic practice, promoting transparency at the local party level, growing the party and expanding party leadership.

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