AD47 - San Bernardino County
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: 10:15am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:45am-12:45pm
Ballot Counting Begins: 12:45pm
Rialto Community Center
Francis Brooks Room 101
214 N Palm Ave.
Rialto, CA 92376
Cross Street: 1st Street
*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?
Bobbi Jo Chavarria
Bernie Delegate, Progressive, Community Organizer
Community Advocate, Educator
Bobbi Jo Chavarria
Bobbi Jo Chavarria has been involved in human rights and peace activism since joining the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding in 2006. That decision has changed the direction of her professional career as Bobbi Jo turned her focus to global issues of peace, conflict-resolution and nonviolence.
It was the inspiration of five cousins, a nephew, and a family friend serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that prompted her to begin to serve her country and community with as much dedication and commitment as they were demonstrating in their service. And it was the birth of her first son that brought her focus to her neighborhood and city.
She ran for Mayor of her hometown in November 2010 and has since been involved in campaigns championing measures in support of funding for schools at both the local and state level.
Since turning to social justice work she has been a tireless proponent for worker rights and human rights, and peacebuilding solutions.
Before her political activism began in earnest, Chavarria operated a successful home-based business, and has extensive experience in sales and marketing, accounting, computer technology, data processing, graphic design and customer service. Her work experience also includes knowledge gained in the truck and rail goods movement industry, as a staff member of a local governing district, and a geotechnology firm.
She is married with two children.
Living in the 47th Assembly District for 20 years, I have seen first hand the needs of our constituents, whether it is a homeless matter, or finding resources for education and youth empowerment, or even getting services for veterans, there is an important need of support. I am foremost a mother of two, an educator, a business woman, a volunteer for many organizations, and a community advocate. I believe in bringing people together to work together because many minds think better than one.
I am a millennial that was inspired to organize within my community and beyond by Bernie Sanders. I want to revitalize the party that I have always been a part of but that didn’t live up to its own ideals. More importantly, I want to see progressive changes within my community.
I followed my family to Fontana to get reconnected with my roots over a year ago. This has been my home base while organizing. I’ve knocked on doors, was elected as a Bernie Delegate, and talked to my community. We have a lot of work to do and this is only one step to find the solutions my community needs. This is our political revolution, brought to life by a visionary and sustained by people like me and you. Let’s keep it going.
I am a longtime bookkeeping professional and California native. I have many family members in the area and in California who have given and served this state and country and I reject the right’s agenda to marginalize and roll-back advances we have made. The unconceivable future that the incoming leadership represents, has strengthened my resolve to doubling-down on the work that I have done, to make sure more of my neighbors and fellow Democrats are involved in every way that they can. We must preserve Social Security, women’s reproductive rights, free public education, and Democrats in California need to work harder to further a bold platform that protects and provides for the vulnerable, create an economy that works for everyone and brings every voice to the table.
Many times, when the discussion involves getting more people involved in the Democratic party and politics, in general, the ideas are about outreach to young adults and students. I believe that is quite true and necessary, but I also know that there are countless people like myself that have the time, energy, and drive to give, who have very real concerns about the country and world we are leaving to our adult children and their children. This past election cycle has shown me the ways that I could make a difference on both a national and local scale. I learned that the things necessary to build the party are simple but need to be happening on a grander scale. This past year, I have helped register new voters to our party, trained and supported other volunteers in phone banking, canvassing, and volunteer recruitment, and after the primary, I gave almost every weekend to helping local Democratic candidates for the November election.