RCDP Welcomes New Chair

Joy Silver Elected as Chair of the Riverside County Democratic Party

Election Held During December Meeting of RCDP Following Exit of Former Chair Rodriguez

Riverside, CA— 12/12/2022At the December General Membership Meeting of the Riverside County Democratic Party, voting members elected the charismatic and energizing Palm Springs Democrat, Joy Silver, as the new Chair of the Riverside County Democratic Party. Incoming Chair 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.

Bringing Decades of Experience

Joy Silver, also served as Vice-President of the club, Democratic Women of the Desert, has not only been serving as an alternate for her assembly district on the RCDP, but also is a member of multiple state party caucuses. She brings with her over 45 years of experience in senior and affordable housing development, reproductive healthcare, mental health, and senior care services. Joy currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for a non-profit affordable housing developer.

“When I hear the name Joy Silver,” said Lake Elsinore Mayor, Timothy J. Sheridan, during Joy’s 2020 campaign for California State Senate, “I think commitment and hard work”

Plans for the Party’s Future

Chair Silver is immediately going to work with the 2024 Presidential Election in mind. Narrow losses in partisan races centered in Riverside County were countered with important victories for RCDP, such as the first majority Democrat Board of Supervisors in the County’s history.  “I have the dedication, skill, experience, vision and creativity to lead us into winning the battle for Democratic control of Riverside County,” says Silver, “and get our candidates elected up and down the ballot.” The Riverside County Democratic Party is happy to welcome her and get to work.


The Riverside County Democratic Party (RCDP) is one of 58 County Committees affiliated with the California Democratic Party (CADEM). They drive boots-on-the-ground efforts of registering voters, fundraising, electing candidates up and down the ballot, and fighting voter suppression. The RCDP is a volunteer-run organization that works to engage voters and fight for working-class values.

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