AD40: Parts of San Bernardino, Redlands & Cajon Junction
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: 9:30am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:00am-12:00pm
Ballot Counting Begins: 12:00pm
1647 W Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92374
Landmark: Next to the DMV office
*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?
Bernie Delegate (CD-31)
Community Organizer, Teacher
Bernie Delegate (CD-31)
Christina R. Ocampo
DNC Delegate for Sanders, Autism Mom, Speech-Language Pathologist
Small Business Owner
Elected Bernie Delegate, Activist
CSUSB Student, San Bernardino County Young Dems Member, Students For Quality Education
Law and Motion legal clerk, liberal writer/blogger, progressive activist.
My candidacy for delegate is about inclusion of new and varied voters and activists in our assembly district, and doing my utmost to fight the changes that are being brought in by a Trump and Republican administration. I have been working toward this for the last six years as a delegate for the Democratic Party, a member of the Executive Board, a member of the San Bernardino County Central Committee for four years, and have twice been elected as a delegate to the National Convention. I have also been serving in the Affirmative Action Committee of the California Democratic Party.
At the grassroots level, I have registered approximately 500 voters in the last four years Our country is truly about advocating for the rights and dreams of every member of our community, and I will continue to work for this vision. We need to strengthen the progressive ideals of our party while protecting ourselves against strengthened trends of prejudice, hate, voter disenfranchisement, and weakening of our democratic institutions. I have been heavily involved in political activism for over twenty years, having been involved in the campaigns and activities of presidential, mayoral, congressional, and state assembly candidates, and participating in several hospitality suites in national conventions. I am a family practitioner, serving as Commissioner in the Department of Behavioral Health for several years, and having worked for the Department of Mental Health in California for the last 24 years. I am also a retired Captain of the US Air Force, and have been active in my community, having served diligently on the executive board of the Human Relations Council of Pomona Valley and helping to found a free health clinic in San Bernardino.
Although I have been a citizen for only over a year, I have had the great honor to be an organizer in my community in such an important election. Bernie Sanders inspired me, as well as so many others, to be leaders in our communities and our democracy.
I was born in Russia and grew up in Israel on a kibbutz. Through this experience, I leaned the importance and power of community. I believe that when we know one another, we are more likely to trust each other and collaborate on common goals and then achieve them.
We are all in this together!
I am running for ADEM elections because it’s time to clearly define the differences between a liberal and a progressive. California is often referred to as one of the most progressive states in the county and is the trendsetter for future national values. But it is also where Big Money interests play a significant role in influencing our elected officials. I am prepared to stand up to the corporate interests in making sure we have an economy that works for all of us and not just a few.
Christina R. Ocampo
Having lived her life with progressive values since she was a young girl, and a registered Democrat since 2012, Christina was never a very politically active person. That is until a certain Democratic Socialist Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, inspired her to get involved. His words, on top of a record of progressive actions, showed Christina that our values were worth fighting for, and that every day people really CAN make a difference. Christina went to work, actively campaigning for Sanders by phone-banking, canvassing, helping register new voters, and bombarding all who would listen, with reminders about voting in the Democratic primary. Beyond that, Christina ran for, and was the top-elected Sanders delegate in her California Congressional District and attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where she participated in organized efforts to speak out about issues that SHOULD be addressed at a Democratic Convention: Environmental protection, peaceful foreign policy, intersectionality and basic human/civil rights, ominous trade deals, etc.
With the general election now over, the CA Democratic party is going to be monumental in leading our country as the protector of Progressive policies that will counter an exceedingly right-wing administration about to be inaugurated. Christina hopes to ensure that the needs and interests of THE PEOPLE- our every day citizens- are taken into consideration as new candidates and polices are endorsed by the party, over the needs and interests of the party’s wealthiest donors. Senator Sanders proved that a campaign can be successful, and masses motivated, without the super rich being involved, and Christina strongly feels that the Democratic Party should consider this factor as it moves into further elections. In the words of Senator Sanders, when the people stand together, there’s nothing we cannot accomplish.
I am have been a Democrat since 1971 when I first registered to vote, although I was tempted for a minute to join the then newly formed Peace and Freedom Party. After retiring two years ago from a career as a research attorney for a justice on the California State Court of Appeal, I got involved in my community, which led to political activism, something I was prohibited from doing as a result of my employment. I have registered voters, campaigned, phone banked and canvassed both in California and other states for Bernie Sanders. I was elected the third Bernie delegate to the DNC in my congressional district. I have also canvassed for progressive candidates for state and local office. I am committed to the notion that we must broaden the base of the Democratic party by returning to the values of FDR.
At nine years old, I started walking door to door asking my neighbors to vote for my grandpa who was running for county court judge. At the age of 18 not only did I register to vote, but I was elected as a precinct captain. After obtaining my degree in Political Science and Communications, I held the position of Congressional Aide to Congresswoman Diana DeGette. As the Public Policy Director for LARASA, I was able to encourage/teach community members how to hold their elected officials accountable and to become advocates. I was honored to be elected to the State Assembly in Colorado for two terms. In the past years 3 years I have become an active member of several local democratic clubs in the Inland Empire, Field Director for the Abigail Medina for Assembly District 40, and have made it a personal mission to assist the democratic party in turning the entire Assembly District BLUE!
I attended the University of Southern California where I received my Bachelor’s in History. While on campus, I was involved with the USC College Democrat club and had the opportunity to attend my first CA State Democratic Convention. After graduating, I started working for Youth Action Project, a local non profit that helps students in San Bernardino, and became more involved in the community. I joined the San Bernardino County Young Democrat club in 2011 and have stayed involved serving as the current Vice President. During my involvement with the Young Dems, I have been able to help on a number of campaigns and had the opportunity to work on a Congressional campaign in 2014. In 2014, I also joined San Bernardino Generation Now, an organization working to improve the city through Civic Engagement, Art, Culture, and bringing together the community. I participated in a voter registration drive, where we registered over 1000 high students with the help of LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens. This past year, I worked on the Abigail Medina campaign for State Assembly.
We must do everything in our power to protect our rights, our businesses, and the planet and to continue to build our communities so we all prosper regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, documentation, or financial disposition. With your vote I will do everything in my power to do just that. I am studying Mathematics at California State University, San Bernardino with the intention of becoming a career educator. I was born and raised in San Bernardino. I am deeply connected to this community and understand the needs and every-day struggles of the people. I am determined to strengthen our communities in need throughout the entire 40th Assembly District.
I have been educating, organizing, and mobilizing our youth to partake in our political culture and remain San Bernardino strong as a member of both the San Bernardino County Young Democrats and Students for Quality Education. My goal is to fight for the perpetuation of our common-sense progressive movement. This includes protecting our planet from the effects of climate change, protecting non-violent immigrants from deportation, and protecting minority groups from persecution. We must also institute paid leave for new parents, affordable education and healthcare for all, and a living wage for all full time workers as basic human rights. Progress may be hindered but we will never let it be halted.
As an unapologetic labor liberal and proud New Dealer (in the FDR, Paul Wellstone, Hubert Humphrey, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren mold)—who’s part of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party—my candidacy is about providing a robust, progressive populist voice, in the California Democratic Party, as a delegate, that speaks to the aspirations and Main Street values of everyday working families that listens to their bread-and-butter, lunch pail concerns for an economically fairer, more just, and inclusive America.
As a former College Democrats chapter President and campaign aide to a progressive Democratic candidate for Congress, and now a law clerk aspiring to be a public service lawyer who’s running to be a delegate, I will be a strong champion for the reformist, forward-thinking values of the visionary public philosophy of progressive liberalism—at the heart of Democratic values grounded upon the inspiring New Deal-Fair Deal-New Frontier-Great Society vision—so as to push the California Democratic Party to fulsomely embrace robust policies, that serve the commonweal, by promoting the following ideals of progressive democracy: (1) democratic, inclusive pluralism; (2) dispassionate debate and reason, imaginative broad-mindedness, and compassionate decency in the affairs of public deliberation, policy-making (from environmental to immigration to economic to equality issues, etc.), and governance that sustain a thoughtful, progressive politics of values-centric meaning and bold vision; (3) sustainable, fair and managed global trade (rather than unaccountable neoliberal free trade) that works for working families and small businesses; (4) democratic trade unionism to empower workers as active, vital agents in pursuit of robust workplace democracy; (5) transparent and accountable participatory, grassroots democracy that empowers and engages citizenry to take an active role in the political affairs of society; (6) a bottom-up, participatory social market (with an emphasis on economic democracy) that’s accountable to the public in a manner oriented beyond shareholders to include stakeholders and the community at large; (7) bold, visionary, creative, transformative, and practical-minded social reform guided by the progressive philosopher John Dewey’s notions of principled pragmatism that responds to the demands of popular democracy in pursuit of the public interest that stands stalwart against narrow, private special interests; and (8) an international affairs outlook that combines the best features of progressive pragmatism and multilateral liberal internationalism tempered by anti-hubristic instincts of Niebuhrian realism and restraint.