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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Los Angeles County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 50

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Joseph A. Cislowski

Member, County Central Committee
13,311 votes (6.36%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Capacity building of party organizations, including fostering local Democratic clubs
  • Encouraging voter registration, voter education, and voter participation activities
  • Studying policies, taking positions, and disseminating messages on key issues



Profession:Member, County Central Committee
Consultant, staff member, board member, or volunteer, Numerous nonprofit associations including health and human services organizations (1991–current)
Consultant, staff member, volunteer, or ballot argument signer, Various political campaigns for candidates and ballot measures at national, state, and local levels (1977–current)
Member, County Central Committee — Elected position (2010–current)
Co-Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Organizational Chartering and Development Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Administrative Vice President, West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club — Elected position (2015–current)
Member, Voter Services Committee/Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party — Appointed position (2013–current)
Member (from California), Electoral College — Elected position (2000–2000)
Staff member, U.S. Congress and California Legislature, as well as with the National Institutes of Health and the National Commission on Children (1981–1991)


Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Master of Public Policy, Health Policy (1984)
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1981)

Community Activities

Commissioner (including service as Chair), County of Los Angeles Public Library Commission (1999–2015)
Alumnus of the Year, UCLA Internship Alumni Network (2008–2008)
Medallion Recipient, National Philanthropy Day (2001–2001)
Assembly District Democrat of the Year, Los Angeles County Democratic Party (1997–1997)
Special Achievement Award, Librarian of Congress (1985–1985)


Joe Cislowski is Co-Chair of the Organizational Chartering and Development Committee, is a Regional Endorsement Coordinator, and previously served as a Regional Vice-Chair, of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. He is a longtime member of the Democratic State Central Committee, a member of its Executive Board, and serves on its Voter Services Committee.  He has been active with several Democratic Clubs, including his current role as Administrative Vice President of the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club, and previous service as a board member of Democrats for Israel, Los Angeles and President of the UCLA Bruin Democrats. He was a member of the Electoral College from California in 2000.

Joe has substantial political campaign experience as a consultant, volunteer, and ballot argument signer for various candidates and ballot measures at national, state and local levels. He has professional background in, and volunteer board experience with, organizational development and strategic planning and implementation with numerous nonprofit sector associations. Joe has held legislative staff positions with the U.S. Congress and California Legislature, as well as with the National Institutes of Health and the National Commission on Children.

He served as Chair of the County of Los Angeles Library Commission.  Various awards include National Philanthropy Day Medallion, UCLA Internship Alumni Network Alumnus of the Year, Democrat of the Year Award, and Special Achievement Award from the Librarian of Congress.

Joe is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Evolve California --
  • Americans for Democratic Action Southern California --

Organizations (5)

  • Action Democrats of the San Fernando Valley
  • Pacific Palisades Democratic Club --
  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club --
  • Santa Monica Democratic Club --
  • West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club --

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

"The Platform of the California Democratic Party is a statement of our principles for the people of California, Democratic Party leaders and members, our elected officials, and candidates who seek our endorsement."

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