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New members join San Benito County Democrats panel

Additions to San Benito County Democratic Central Committee leave three openings as local party reorganizes to promote candidates.

This article was contributed by Wayne Norton, a member of the San Benito County Democratic Central Committee representing supervisorial District 2. He is also on the Communications Committee.

San Benito County Democrats recently added three new members to the local party’s organizing committee. They include Barbara Rubio, Pat Loe and Elia Salinas. With the addition of the new members, the Democratic Central Committee has openings in Districts 1, 4, and 5.

“I am extremely proud to welcome these dedicated Democrats,” said County Chair Leslie Austin. “We are building a strong, diverse team to advocate for our values and to elect Democrats to national, state, and local office.”

She added, “San Benito County is on the move!”

The San Benito County Democratic Central Committee is the official Democratic party organization in San Benito County. It’s 22 members represent Democrats in all county supervisorial districts. The Central Committee includes members appointed by Democrats elected to represent the county in the California State Assembly, State Senate, and Congress.


Wayne Norton

Wayne Norton lives in Aromas. He is a member and past President of the Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.