About Us

We are the Business and Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party.

We were established three decades ago, and have been the voice of business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs since.

Our members are business and professional Democrats who are stakeholders in the small business economy, and wish to take part in strengthening the laws and the landscape to make business thrive. We understand the need for integrity, truth, responsibility, honesty and character in business and in the political arena in California.

What We Do

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Welcome Message, Mission Statement, Our Values

Welcome to the Business and Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party. Mission Statement: It shall be the purpose of this Caucus to promote and encourage full participation at all levels by business and professional people in the Democratic Party of California and its activities. Furthermore, the Caucus shall initiate and support party methods, issues …

Caucus Officers

Chair: Ray Bishop rbishop@bishopassociates.org Vice Chair North: Brigette Hunley brigette.hunley@gmail.com Vice Chair South: Mark Henderson mark@markhenderson.org Secretary: Sue Gunther suegunther@verizon.net Treasurer: Cecile Bendavid cecile.bendavid@gmail.com Parliamentarian: Maryam Zar  maryamzarjd@yahoo.com  


BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL (B&P) CAUCUS OF THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE BY LAWS (Last Amended: July 14, 2013) ARTICLE I — Definition and Purpose Section 1. This Caucus comprises the Business and Professional people of the State Central Committee — The California Democratic Party. Section 2. It shall be the purpose of this caucus to …


The caucus has decided not to produce a newsletter at this time. However, that may change after the February 2016 meeting.

Caucus History

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Democratic Party History

At the start of the 21st Century, the Democratic Party can look back on a proud history, a history not just of a political organization but of a national vision. It is a vision based on the strength and power of millions of economically empowered, socially diverse and politically active Americans. Over two hundred years …

Meeting Minutes

CDP Business and Professional Caucus February 27, 2016 Meeting Call to Order: Chair Ray Bishop called the meeting to order, bidding farewell to Vice Chair Andrew Lachman. He said the purpose of the caucus is to focus on the needs of small businesses and start-up businesses who struggle in this economy. TREASURER’S REPORT – Cecile …