Central Committee Members 2020

Lynne Standard-Nightengale, Chair (District 3)

Lynne moved to Amador County in 1996. She has owned small businesses in the marine industry and the tech world. In Amador she spent 12 years managing nonprofits including Hospice and the Interfaith Food Bank. She has been on the ACDCC since 2010 and the Chair since 2017. She also serves on the Commission on Aging and the Area 12 Agency on Aging.

Susan Morgan, Vice Chair (District 2)

First became politically active in my youth while attending and graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara with Degrees in Art and Anthropology. Moved to Amador County 5 years ago after retiring from a career in Probation and Court Community Schools. Joined Amador County Democratic Central Committee during the Blue Wave.

Judy Jebian, Secretary (District 1)

I moved here in 2004 and was active with PWC from the beginning. I also joined the Historical Society and became Director of the Museum in 2013. I joined the Central Committee in 2016 and became Secretary in 2017 all of which keeps me very busy and my life worth while.

Liz McCulloch, Treasurer (District 4)

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John Ellyson (District 1)

I am a retired general surgeon having practiced here in Amador County since 1989 and having lived here since 1993. We have raised our two sons here in the county. My wife has been a nurse nurse at Sutter Amador Hospital for the past 20 years. We love living here in Amador County.

Richard Miles (District 1)

Richard Miles is an entrepreneur and former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. He and his wife Dr. Michelle Roland moved to Jackson in 2019. He serves on the Fundraising and Social Media committees and is excited about building a big blue wave in Amador County.

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Tim Knox (District 2)

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Scott Williams (District 2)  *ADEM Delegate

Born and raised in the East Bay area, enlisted in the Air Force shortly after high school graduation. Returned home to work and attend college. Unsuccessfully ran for Berkeley City Council while attending Cal. Moved to Calaveras County in 1979 to teach public school and raise family. Now retired.

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Caryl Callsen (District 3)

I retired from my position as a public school Business Official in 2001 in San Rafael and moved to Amador County. Shortly after moving here, I joined the Central Committee. I was Chair for six years and still serve as a member representing District 3.

Adriana Jenson (District 3)   *State Delegate

Adriana Jenson is a native Californian who had a career in the elevator industry until becoming disabled. She now uses her productive time being a part-time care provider for her mother, a District 3 member of the Amador County Democratic Central Committee, Secretary of the CA Democratic Council, and a participant of the Presidential Advisory Committee for SEIU 2015.

Brian Gray (District 3)

Brian Gray is a 30 year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. He and his wife Caryl have lived in Amador County since 2002. During that time he has been, and still is, a volunteer at the Interfaith Food Bank, a member of the Democratic Central Committee (including a delegate the CA state Democratic Convention) and a member of the Amador/Calaveras Citizens Climate Lobby. He is currently on the Central Committee Fundraising committee.

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Steve Christensen (District 4)

Born and raised in Southern California. My father was a delegate at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, where I saw John Kennedy accept the nomination for President. I met Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968. My wife and family moved to Amador County in 1982. I became active with Amador County Democrats in 1998. Presently, I am President of the Mother Lode Democrats and a member of the Central Committee representing District 4.

Kate Turner, District 4

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Sally Trestrail (District 5)

My first ACDCC meeting was in 1992 when I was a co-chair in the county for Congressional delegate Patricia Malberg. Soon after I became a member of the Central Committee and served as Secretary. In 200O I became Chair and served in that capacity for about 6 years. I have been a delegate to the State Party nearly all that time. My current delegate status ends next year. It’s very satisfying to see how the Central Committee continues to grow and thrive

Amy Champ (District 5)

Dr. Amy Champ has lived in Amador County for 20 years and works on a variety of community issues such as wildfire relief and raising awareness about the US Census. She is the past Regional Director for the CA Democratic Party (CDP) and the current Regional Chair for Gold Country of the CDP Rural Caucus. She lives in Plymouth with her daughter.

Rebecca Brown (District 5)

Rebecca Brown retired from CALEPA (Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) in 2006 and has lived in Amador County with her husband Gary for 16 years. She has been a volunteer in the county since retirement and is a ember of the Amador County Democratic Central Committee, District 5. She is a member of the Fundraising Committee.

Brian Jobson (District 5)

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