Young Democrat. Progressive Leadership. Your Voice on the DNC.

A record of Democratic leadership and service

  • Member, Democratic National Committee
  • Member, DNC Credentials Committee
  • Member, DNC Transition Advisory Committee
  • Member, California Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Delegate, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Member, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee
  • Democrat of the Year, Los Angeles County Democratic Party (AD50)
  • Man of the Year, California Young Democrats
  • Three-time Democratic Club Member of the Year
  • Executive Board, three Democratic Clubs
  • Working as Communications Director for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

A historic winning campaign for the Democratic National Committee

  • In June 2016, Michael Kapp was elected by the California Democratic Party Executive Board to the Democratic National Committee.
  • With 223 votes out of 293 cast (76%), Michael earned the third-highest vote total among all 51 candidates in the state.
  • Elected at only 30 years old, Michael is the youngest California DNC member in a generation.
  • Michael will be the first California DNC member to complete his entire four-year term as a Young Democrat.

Winning campaign experience throughout California

Region 7 meeting, Santa Cruz County Democratic Party

  • Statewide campaign experience in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California
  • Advisor, consultant, and volunteer for dozens of successful statewide, Congressional, state legislative, and local races
  • Worked for Bay Area elected officials Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
  • Spent much of his adult life living and working in the Central Valley and Bay Area

Fighting for our progressive values

A graduate of UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, and the UC Davis School of Law, Michael has fought from within and without our Party for our Democratic values, including fighting against climate change and economic inequality, and promoting criminal justice reform, marriage equality, access to health care, and voter registration and protection.


In 2016, Michael Kapp ran for the DNC because nothing less than the future of our planet was at stake. According to polls, despite these large stakes, the Democratic Party did not engage a whole generation of voters: addressing un- and under-employment, eliminating college tuition and student loan debt, and building affordable housing and modern transportation systems. These values are progressive Democratic values, yet are minimized throughout our Party.

Michael brings the voice of a younger generation to the national political conversation, building bridges between grassroots activists like you and the Democratic Party. The Democratic National Committee needs to do more to build relationships with State Parties and local Democrats -- especially Young and College Democrats -- to bring new voices to our Democratic Party. Michael has a long record of mentoring and training the next generation of progressive activists so we can reach more voters and elect strong Democrats who will fight for our values. Support Michael Kapp and his campaign to build up our grassroots!

What is the Democratic National Committee?Michael Kapp with California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responsible for governing the Democratic Party, organizing the presidential nominating convention, and promoting the Party Platform. There are only 20 elected DNC members from California, divided by gender.

Who votes for California DNC Members?

The Executive Board of the California Democratic Party consists of more than 300 Democratic leaders from around the state. During his 2016 campaign, Michael Kapp visited 29 counties in eight months.