AD3 - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama & Yuba 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: 1:30pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Counting of Ballots Begin: 4:00pm

Location:

Butte County Library-Chico Branch
1108 Sherman Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Cross streets: East 1st Avenue

*Any registered Democrat living in the district is eligible to vote. On-site voter registration is available for those not registered as Democrats.

Your Progressive Candidates

Lorena Monroe

Nurse Practitioner

Morgan Kennedy

Community Activist

Aaron Haar
Aaron Haar

Progressive/Labor Campaign Manager/ Natural Resource Manager

Pamela Stowe
Pamela Stowe

Bernie Delegate, Registered Nurse

David Welch
David Welch

Nurse and Union Activist

Tom Reed
Tom Reed

Active Bernie Supporter, Active in Single Payer Health care movement for 25 years. Founded Butte County Health Care Coalition

Detailed Information

Lorena Monroe

I am a nurse practitioner, a mother of an adult with a disability and long time Democrat. Bernie Sanders’ bid for presidency has motivated me to be active in the Democratic Party. I want to see the local and state party better reflect my progressive beliefs. I want to see all those campaigning use best practices and increase voter involvement to win. I ask for your vote to be a delegate to the CA Dem Conventions at the ADEM caucus on Jan 8.

Morgan Kennedy

My name is Morgan Kennedy and I am running for AD3 delegate.

I feel that the younger, progressive, working class members of our community need more representation in state wide politics–right now there are very few. As an area native, I have personally witnessed the growing pains we have gone through over the decades. As someone without the privilege of having received a college degree, I understand how certain taxes and regulations can affect those that are surviving but not thriving in the north state. As a member of a multiracial family I have first hand experience with our regions problems with personal and economic prejudices. And as a mother to a young daughter I can see first hand the issues we are facing in our local school systems.

I have been working diligently with our local party by volunteering, participating in protests and rallies and attending local government meetings. In November 2016 I was asked by one of our city council members to coordinate a petition to move an industrial junkyard out of one of our cities low income areas. We had less than 30 days, it was right after the election and during Thanksgiving break. We needed 5,000 signatures and on December 1st we submitted over 9,000! It was a huge win for the liberal party in Chico. I am also on the steering committee for our local historical museum working to preserve the rich history of our community.

I hope you will vote for me, and I am looking forward to making progressive change in our district in the future.

Aaron Haar
Aaron Haar

Come vote for myself and other progressive’s
Jan 8th 1:30pm chico library to represent you and your families at the conventions

Thank you for the opportunity to ask for your vote as a delegate candidate for Assembly District 3. I have lived and worked in Chico California for 15 years after moving here from the Midwest. As a Natural Resource Manager I have worked and volunteered with organizations to protect preserve and enhance California’s land, water, and wildlife for future generations. As a proud Union worker I’ve served as a union steward and fought to negotiate better wages and working conditions for both union and non-union members and families in our community. As a Board member and advocate for affordable housing I continue to seek solutions for families and people seeking assistance with the rising cost of living. After serving as Campaign Manager for a California Democratic Congressional Candidate this year I want to continue to bring my progressive values, hard working attitude, and experience in serving the public to the State Convention. Thank you for your consideration. It would be a great honor to represent you.

Pamela Stowe
Pamela Stowe

I was elected a Delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders and proudly attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of Senator Sanders. I am a Registered Nurse and the California Nurses Association Chief Nurse Representative at our hospital in Chico. Solidarity and unity are foundations to a strong Union as well as important in building a strong Democratic Party voice. I was active in the efforts to bringing in more Democratic votes in our District for the presidential election while bringing awareness to the possibilities for progressive changes. I believe real change does begin from the ground up; and, as that voice strengthens from the People to our Legislators, change happens. I am committed to advocating for responsible change that will positively affect the working class and would appreciate your vote allowing me to be that voice.

David Welch
David Welch

I am a a union member and union activist. A member of the Board of Directors of the California Nurses Association. I like to think of myself as a pragmatic radical. I realize that the political process and the governing process often involve compromise, but my pragmatism should not be confused with moderation, as I am no kind of moderate. If elected, I will go to the convention – and the e-board – to promote the same political agenda that animated the presidential campaign of Sen. Sanders.

Tom Reed
Tom Reed

I am a seventy year old grandfather with forty years employment in public and private sector human services and fifty years experience in the peace and social justice movement. I was an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders and was active in his campaign. The future of our Country requires an ongoing struggle, both electoral and non-electoral, for social transformation, reversing trend toward the concentration of political and economic wealth and power and moving us toward a democratic, egalitarian and environmentally sustainable future. This requires a grassroots movement to strengthen the Democratic Party and enable it to defeat the Republicans in 2018 and 2020. This movement will only be successful if it succeeds in moving the Party systematically and unapologetically to the left. I look forward to being a part of that movement.