Elle Kurpiewski to focus on Democratic Headquarters of the Desert

Elle Kurpiewski has confirmed she will not run again for the California Democratic Party 19 Director position when her term ends in May.

Her term ends in May when the California Democratic Party convention occurs, and voting takes place.

“I have held that position twice over the years and it is time for a new perspective, new person,” Kurpiewski told Uken Report. “This will, however, enable me to spend more time, more energy where my heart is and that is the Democratic Headquarters of the Desert.”

Kurpiewski serves as political director of Democratic Headquarters of the Desert.

“I was part of the team that opened that office coming up on 15 years ago and it is an important part in electing Democrats and keeping the public informed,” Kurpiewski said. “Believe me, I am not going away, just redirecting my energies.”

The California Democratic Party is the nation’s largest statewide party. It is 10 million Democrats strong, powered by the dreamers and doers of the Golden State. Its mission is to fight for California’s most vulnerable communities, protect working families and ensure that we live up to the promises of the California dream.

Kurpiewski announced her eminent departure at a time when the Riverside County Democratic Party is fielding some complaints.

Stephen R. Jaffe, former chair of Democrats of the Desert, one of the Coachella Valley’s largest Democratic clubs, has filed a formal complaint against Priscilla Richardson and possible others for multiple violations of the Riverside County Democratic Party Code of Conduct.

Also, Joy Silver, a sometime controversial figure, was voted in as chair in December of the RCDP. Silver steps into the spot vacated by outgoing Chair Tisa Rodriguez, who resigned her position to join Close the Gap California. Fellow RCDP Members Yousuf Bhaghani of Corona and Edison Gomez-Krauss of Anza also ran for the Chair position but finished second and third, respectively.

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