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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Contra Costa County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for Central Committee, District 2

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Katie Ricklefs

Retired Healthcare Executive
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strengthen DPCCC's success in developing strong bench of Democratic candidates to win elections.
  • Increase effectiveness of DPCCC's voter engagement and activism to increase voter turnout.
  • Improve collaboration between DPCCC and local Democratic Clubs and other politically aligned groups.



Profession:Retired Healthcare Executive; current Advocate for Women's Health & Reproductive Rights
Delegate, California Democratic Party — Appointed position (2010–2012)
Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente (1992–2002)
Commissioner, Partnership Healthplan of California — Appointed position (1994–2002)
Director of Facilities Planning, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (1987–1992)


University of Washington, Seattle, WA Master of Health Administration, Healthcare Management and Planning (1978)
Mills College, Oakland, CA Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (1975)

Community Activities

Board Member, Lamorinda Democratic Club (2008–current)
Board Member, California Family Health Council (2009–2015)
Board Member, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific (2004–2014)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • Contra Costa Young Democrats
  • Evolve

Organizations (1)

  • Democrats of Rossmoor

Individuals (1)

  • Craig Cheslog, Region 2 Director, CA Democratic Party

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have supported Democratic values of fairness, equity and transparency all of my life.

I have fought for access to quality healthcare and women's reproductive rights throughout my professional and volunteer careers.

I believe Democrats need to lead by example and bring our values to leadership roles in all sectors of our community: public office, professional service, volunteer work, family life, etc.  Democrats should be engaging voters, identifying and supporting candidates, communicating about initiatives and electing strong Democrats at all levels.

I would be honored to help my Central Committee become a recognized leader for Democrats in Contra Costa County.

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