AD32 - Kern & Kings 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: 12:00pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Counting of Ballots Begin: 3:00pm

Location:

Old Court House Hanford
113 Court St
Hanford, CA

Cross streets: Court and Douty

*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

Randy Villegas
Community Activist/Journalist

Detailed Information

Randy Villegas
https://www.facebook.com/Randy43841

I would like to serve as a district delegate to be a voice for those in my community for those that feel they have none. I would like to serve as an assembly delegate in order to fight for progressive values in the Democratic Party. As someone who is passionate and has been active in my own community, I would be honored to earn your vote and represent the 32nd district. Throughout my experiences, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the political process at the local, state, and federal levels. I’ve worked in the 32nd assembly district office in Bakersfield as an intern, and I’ve also volunteered for a local campaign initiative (Measure F) that was aimed at providing funding to our libraries in Kern. More recently I spent the last 3 months working for Congressmen John Garamendi’s office in Washington D.C. As part of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. It was a life changing experience to not only be able to listen to former policy makers and experts, but to engage in conversation and discuss the current state of affairs. As both a journalist and an activist I have been vocal in my community against injustice and intolerance. I have been vocal about issues like inequitable access to education, health care, and even writing an article in support of a write in campaign for Mayor: #Queerthevote. Queer the vote’s ultimate goal was to convey to all candidates, current and future, that the Bakersfield LGBTQ population, their families and allies, are a constituency and we demand representation at all levels of government. As a community leader I’ve also organized a large demonstration outside of the Mesa Verde Immigration dentition facility in Bakersfield, illustrating that we stand with the undocumented community in a call to justice. I’m also a finalist for a Board of Directors’ position at Proteus Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for farmworkers and low income residents. I would like to serve as an assembly delegate in order to fight for progressive values in the Democratic Party and represent my district at the state convention. As someone who cares about the valley, the 32nd district and California’s fight to create change, I’d like to cast my ballot at the convention with my community in mind. It would be an honor to earn your vote and serve the 32nd district as a delegate for the Democratic Party. Thank you