Dear Fellow Democrats,

I first want to thank everyone who has put in the work to make the CCC meeting, the election, and the ballot counting happen. I also want to thank Councilor Bernal and Mayor Cordova for believing in me enough to endorse my candidacy. I would like to thank everyone who voted, and everyone who has reached out with congratulations and has offered to help.

The DPVC is your party. The DPVC is our party. Looking forward, I am dedicated to strategies to get everyone engaged. True change starts from the roots up.

Under my leadership, the party will be collaborative and inclusive, starting with a survey of county Democrats. I want all of us to understand the issues and goals of the party membership. We will then form problem-solving groups. I want to ensure that everyone is heard, and that everyone has an opportunity to engage in the party and its new direction.

We will all work toward a unified and inclusive party. We will use common goals and interests to guide our vision, and we will ensure that everyone has a part in defining and achieving these common goals and interests.

The DPVC will value the assets that all people bring to the table. We must trust that there are experts in certain areas, and we must rely on what each person brings to the table to further our reach and effectiveness. We will harness the power and voices of the people in this party to move forward in a unified way.

I look forward to getting to work for you all.


Joan Baker/ Democratic Party of Valencia County Chair

“Joan is a sincere, effective advocate and a transformational leader, with well- rounded Democratic values.” -- Lt Governor Howie Morales