AD26 - Inyo, Kern & Tulare 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: Sunday, January 8
Candidate Speeches Begin: 9:30am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:00am-12:00pm
Counting of Ballots Begins: 12:00pm
1811 Sunnyside Ave
Visalia, CA 93277
where the street ends
*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 Vote?
I have followed politics for over 50 yrs. My first campaign was in 1960, when I passed out literature for John F. Kennedy. In 1968 I worked for Robert Kennedy. I have, therefore, maintained a very high bar for those whom I support. Bernie Sanders is the first candidate since Robert Kennedy who has topped that bar, with his philosophy, his dedication, and his message for political change now. His regard for the marginalized and those of small economic means reminds me of JFK’s Inaugural statement: “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia (1965-67). Several of my students eventually made it to “the States” and received graduate degrees. Some were victims of the war in Liberia in the 1990’s. I have never forgotten them.
I have graduate degrees in History. I worked as an Historian for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in Phoenix, Arizona and later Washington, D.C. researching Indian land and water rights issues. I was later a personal assistant for two years to a U.S. Senator.
I have lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Virginia, and Texas before moving to Bishop, California in 2012. To varying degrees I worked in political campaigns and voted in every state.
I have been married since 1969 — to the same lady (whose family was from the Bay Area). We have two children and two grandchildren.