AD11:Contra Costa, Solano & Sacramento Counties
What are Assembly District Delegates?
Every two years, the CA Democrats elect 7 women and 7 men from each Assembly District in CA as delegates to the state party. Those who are elected will have a chance to vote for the new party chair and other leadership. The race is hotly contested and will determine how welcoming, grassroots-focused and innovative the party becomes or how beholden it will remain to big money interests.
Delegates elect Party officers, endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, attend the annual convention, network with other Democrats, represent your constituency, promote the California Democratic Party agenda, and vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures.
You get 14 votes for delegates, 1 of which you must also vote for Executive Board Representative.
Voting Time & Location
Date: Saturday, January 7
Candidate speeches begin: 1 pm
Registration & voting: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Counting of Ballots Begins: 3:30 pm
Fairfield Cordelia Library Meeting Room
5050 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534
Cross streets: Across from Green Valley Shopping Center
*Any registered Democrat living in the district is eligible to vote. On-site voter registration is available for those not registered as Democrats.
Can We Count on You to Come Vote?
Your Progressive Candidates
Sanders Campaign Volunteer, Antioch City Committee Member, Activist, Media Professional
Political Director, Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council
I’ve been political my whole adult life. I was a Democratic Party Central Committee member in Siskiyou County where I grew up. I was president of my local BPW chapter where I helped found a battered women’s hotline. I’ve marched for equal rights, counted election votes, been a poll worker, conducted exit polls, and volunteered for many causes and campaigns. In 2016, I was a volunteer captain with the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in Antioch. I also ran as a Sanders delegate in CD 9, attended CADEM Long Beach last June (and joined the Women’s, Veterans’ and Progressive Caucuses), and was at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to see our party in action. In addition, I currently sit on the Measure C Sales Tax Oversight Committee in Antioch. I’m married to a 23-year U.S. Navy veteran and am the proud Mom of a recent college graduate. I’ve lived in East Contra Costa County for 20 years and am a native Californian. I’m a marketing and sales professional; I have expertise in digital media, social media, and broadcasting; and I’m also a Certified Paralegal.
My name is Joe Summers and I am asking for your vote. I currently am the Political Director for the Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council and Secretary for the Solano Young Democrats. My passion for the Democratic Party began in college. I joined early in Congressman Garamendi’s 2012 campaign, eventually becoming the Solano County Regional Director. In this campaign, I learned the power of grassroots organizing and the importance of communicating Democratic principles to the community. It is from this campaign that I was introduced to the Democratic Party, many of you taking me under your wing providing guidance and welcoming me. I am thankful for having the opportunity to join the Northern Democrats, Solano Democratic Party, and the SCDCC eboard. It is that sort of mentorship and guidance that I wished to provide when starting Solano County’s first Young Democrat group, providing young voters a place to talk politics and become involved with local Democratic politics. Through our brief existence, we’ve seen very talented and passionate young Democrats participate and develop their skills in local politics. In the next few years I wish to continue to: 1) Provide avenues for and encourage Young Democrats to get involved in local politics. 2) Increase visible presence and communications to new Democrats. 3) Promote an inclusive and receptive forum for Solano’s future activists. 4) Actively promote ALL Democratic principles that promote an economy and society that works for ALL Californians. In the current political climate, I believe that it is necessary to develop the future of the Democratic Party. A huge part of this must start in Solano, encouraging and preparing our new activists to fight for environmental stability, affordable healthcare for ALL, fully funded education, and most importantly economic / social justice for ALL California residents. I ask for your vote here today and for your future support of any new Democratic activists.