The Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) is the oldest and largest Democratic Club in Silicon Valley. The PDC has a long history of promoting Democratic candidates and ideals and is chartered by both the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Democratic Central Committees. The PDC is affiliated with the California Democratic Council, a statewide coalition of grass roots clubs.

The PDC has members throughout Silicon Valley including the towns of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside, San Mateo, Belmont and San Carlos.



Join us at these upcoming PDC events:


PDC 2015 Annual Summer Picnic August 15!

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Shoup Park, Los Altos in Los Altos, CA

Save the Date! Join us for the Annual PDC Summer Picnic, 4-7 pm, Saturday, August 15, Shoup Park, at 400 University Avenue,Los Altos, CA. Enjoy an afternoon in the park along with fun for kids! Meet Democratic Party elected officials. A silent auction for gift cards, event tickets, lunches with elected officials, & more, plus prize drawings!

We request a $10 contribution (children are free). To prepay your contribution, go to Please bring a potluck dish to share (appetizer, main dish, salad, or dessert). Don't forget to bring your checkbook to facilitate purchasing additional door prize entries! Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available.

How you can help:

  • Attend! Bring a friend and introduce them to the PDC!

  • Donate tickets for an event or a gift certificate to a local business for the silent auction

  • Help plan active games to keep the kiddies happy in the playground area

  • Come early to help us set up!

Thanks to our Early Bird Sponsors:

Platinum Level:
State Senator Jerry Hill
Arthur Keller
Ralph and Carol Kuiper
Diane and Joe Rolfe
Gold Level:
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Supervisor Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County
Gary Kremen, Board Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water District 7

Councilmember Marc Berman, Palo Alto City Council
Silver Level:
Assembly Member Rich Gordon

Amy Pearl
Jim and Emy Thurber
Bronze Level:
Trustee Ken Dauber, Palo Alto Unified School District

Trustee Vladimir Ivanovic, Los Altos School District

Trustee Camille Townsend, Palo Alto Unified School District
Councilmember Rick Bonilla, San Mateo
Councilmember Cameron Johnson, San Carlos
Councilmember Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View

Councilmember Liz Kniss, Palo Alto

Councilmember Warren Lieberman, Belmont

Councilmember Mary Prochnow, Los Altos
Councilmember Charles Stone, Belmont
Councilmember Cory Wolbach, Palo Alto
Planning Commissioner Davina Hurt, Belmont*
Planning Commissioner Douglas Kim, Belmont*
Lorri Holzberg, PDC Board Member