Applegate, Bry, and Strabone Join Us at the May General Membership Meeting

May 4, 2017
6 p.m.

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Our featured speakers will be the following dynamic Democrats:

Col Doug Applegate (Ret) will join us to talk about his efforts to #Flipthe49th. In 2016, he captured 49.7% of the vote to be narrowly defeated by Darrell Issa. In 2018, he is running again and working hard to turn the 49th Congressional District blue. Here is a link to where he stands on the issues. Follow him on Twitter: @ApplegateCA49

Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council-member for District 1 (La Jolla, Carmel Valley, University City) will share with us about how things are going in her first year in office and her plans for the future. Follow her on Twitter: @barbarabryd1.

Matt Strabone We will be introduced to this Democrat who is a candidate for Assessor-Recorder-Clerk for San Diego County. Matt Strabone is a nonprofit attorney who owns his own law practice here in San Diego. Matt helps charities and other nonprofits solve their most difficult operational and legal challenges, allowing them to spend more time focusing on their mission. His clients have included nationwide nonprofits dedicated to women’s health and local charities committed to assisting our veterans. One particular highlight of Matt’s career has been providing legal counsel to President Barack Obama. We look forward to hearing his ideas on how we can better assess, record and clerk in San Diego County! Follow him on Twitter: @MattStrabone


April Meeting

Join us on April 6th, 2017 for our regular monthly meeting. Speakers will be Rafael Castellanos & Jorden Beane.

San Diego Port Commission Vice Chairman Rafael Castellanos will speak to the club about the Port’s 2013 climate action plan implementation and accomplishments, as well as the Port’s efforts to advance the progressive principle of environmental justice.

Rafael Castellanos is a member of the Board of Port Commissioners of the Unified Port of San Diego, currently serving as its Vice Chairman. Rafael is also the chair of the Port’s Environmental Advisory Committee.  He is a partner with the law firm Solomon Minton Cardinal Doyle & Smith LLP, where he specializes in commercial transactional law. His professional affiliations include service on the Board of Directors of MANA de San Diego, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.  Rafael is a member of the California State Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Mexican American Business and Professional Association, and the San Diego Foundation’s Business Forum on Climate Change. Rafael graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School as a Cornerstone Scholar.

We will also hear from Jordan Beane, PBDC member and candidate for our own District 2 of the San Diego City Council.

He’s running for the city council after a career in sports media, most recently with the San Diego Chargers. Read about why he’s running for city council here.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

1405 Diamond St.


Spread the word. The PB Democratic Club is “action oriented” and growing. Are you losing sleep at night? Are you looking for a way to get involved and make a difference? Start by attending the general membership meetings held the first Thursday of every month at the PB Rec Center on Diamond Street. You will find like-minded people ready to take action.