Citizen's Coalition for Democratization
Candidates With A Contract is a non-partisan political reform program started in November, 2016 by Citizen's Coalition for Democratization, a California 501(c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization, founded in San Diego county by Scott Ferguson in July, 2016.
Our primary objectives and purposes are:
- To get private money out of politics by providing a platform for candidates for public office in the form of a contract, and
- To promote democratization in the United States, generally.
We seek to accomplish these goals in several ways:
- Sponsoring and participating in public seminars and debates;
- Giving interviews on radio, television, and social media;
- Providing grants to organizations with similar goals;
- Directly lobbying elected officials and candidates for public office to sign the contract;
- Recruiting qualified citizens to sign the contract and run for office;
- Supporting the campaigns of candidates who have signed the contract;* and
- Indirect lobbying of elected officials and candidates through grassroots efforts.
*Direct support for candidates is limited to the provision of a page on our site that candidates can update themselves.
Board of Directors
Citizen's Coalition for Democratization was founded in San Diego, California by Scott Ferguson. Scott served honorably in the United States Marine Corps as a Radar Repair Technician from June 2002 to June 2007 during which he served two tours in Iraq and reached the rank of Sergeant.
Scott received an AA in Philosophy from San Diego Mesa College in May 2010. From 2010 to 2016, he worked as an Assembler, Test Technician, Validation Technician, and Environmental Engineering and Test Technician for a fantastic, family owned company called ZMicro.
He is currently going to school full-time for business management and political science. As President, Scott develops and implements marketing and outreach strategies. He helps manage this page, writes news and opinion articles, and is typically the one reaching out to candidates and interacting with followers on Facebook and Twitter.
You can learn more about Scott at www.facebook.com/phergyson.
Lauretta received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology with a minor in French at The Ohio State University in 1997 and her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2001. She is an accomplished Psychiatrist and the Treasurer and Secretary of Citizen's Coalition for Democratization.
Jose Lizarraga Jr.
Jose, who goes by his middle name, Tony, received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from San Diego State University in 2012 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Daniel is a member of the board of directors, and is head of web development. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with an emphasis in robotics from Illinois State University in December 2013. Daniel served honorably in the United States Marine Corps as a Radar Repair Technician from October 2002 to October 2007, reaching the rank of Sergeant. Daniel and his wife, Melinda, currently reside in Illinois.
Journalist, political activist, mom to Abbey, 20 & Zoe, 13. BA in Communications, UNC-Asheville. Articles published in WNC Parent on lead poisoning & child passenger safety. Kelley is a CSF Leak sufferer, a result of a severe car accident, which means she has lots of time to read and do research. A strong political Independent, she grew up listening to her Republican grandfather talk about Ralph Nader at the dinner table (her first vote in 2000). Turns out seat belts are necessary! A Canadian American, she is also a strong supporter of universal healthcare.
Kelley is passionate in the fight for truth in journalism & is a strong supporter of election integrity & transparency. A self-professed political junkie, she is eager to talk with candidates across the political spectrum who are dedicated to fighting corruption.
Bryan is a former Navy Veteran who served his country for 9 years between 2001 and 2010. Bryan has a BS in Business Management and also studied Economics at Stuttgart before his funding was cut and had to return the US. It was during this time that he became very aware of just how much better our country could be if we weren’t so corrupt politically. Upon returning home to Southern California, Bryan became involved in Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President and began voicing his progressive views on independent media.
He is passionate about universal healthcare, ending corporate personhood, making higher education attainable for all, and shifting to a renewable energy economy. Bryan currently works as an IT and hopes to use what he has learned to aid in the revolution.
July 2016 - July 2017: Statement of Activities
July 2016 - July 2017: Statement of Financial Position