AD49 - Los Angeles County, Alhambra Area

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: TBD 

Location:
Live Oak Park Community Center
10144 Bogue St.
Temple City, CA 91780

Cross Streets:
Live Oak Park

*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?

Your Progressive Candidates

CC Barron

Xikano Scholar/Researcher

Jim Waterhouse

Progressive Political Advocate, Educator, Concerned Parent

Camille Mathieu

Millennial Science Librarian

Paul Krehbiel

LA Labor for Bernie coordinator

Joseph Dominguez

Grassroots Community Organizer

Kristin Galindo

Bernie Supporter

Gabriel Ramirez

College Student and community activist

Luis Navarro

Social worker, community organizer, parent

Bobbie McGowan

Ex Bernie Delegate

Fernando Flores

Detailed Information

CC Barron

Retired educator K-12 and Higher Ed with expertise in language acquisition and Culturally Relevant methodologies in the communities of color in California and some sovereign 1st. Nations of the US. Experience serving on Boards and Commissions in the Los Angeles County for the past 25 years and advocate for indigenous, veterans and LGBTQ civil rights. Life long democrat with experience electing candidates to local, state, and national office.

Jim Waterhouse

I am a high school English teacher, and member of the Democratic Party for 38 years. I am also a proud 15 year member of the California Teachers Association and a site rep for the past three years. It is a profound and humbling prospect to be considered to serve as a delegate when bold and divergent ideas are being brought together.

Our party is on the verge of tremendous growth and renewal. I am co-founder of the Pasadena Foothills Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby. We are dedicated to creating the political will for a livable planet. I am also a founding member of SoCal350, a member of the Sierra Club and was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader.

I have given many public presentations and forums, forming respectful relationships with elected officials, business, community and faith leaders. I have been a member of Neighborhood Church in Pasadena for over 50 years and currently serve on the Green Council. I have deep roots in the San Gabriel Valley.

I am fourth generation Pasadenan on my Dad’s side. My great grandfather William, was Mayor of Pasadena in 1905. He created a city water system, which grew into a publicly owned utility returning millions of dollars a year to its owners, the citizens of Pasadena. My mother’s parents were Swedish immigrants who loved “cowboy music” and politics which defended the little guy. Grandpa built our house in 1925. They got through the Depression years tending goats, chickens, and a vegetable garden. He also worked in copper mines, and dug ditches. They were staunch Democrats and revered FDR.

Former house speaker Tip O’Neill was famous for having said that all politics is local. I agree with this premise and want to encourage our party and membership to run candidates at all levels of government. Also to expand our representation in elected office, civic, business and faith institutions. We represent the core values of the vast majority of Americans on the issues. The rest of the nation will be relying on California Democrats to learn from this election.

We need to open our eyes, ears and hearts to all our communities first and then be their voice on a local, national and global stage. If elected as your delegate I will work for Progressive policies including: $15/hr. Minimum wage, a return to tuition free higher education, Medicare for all and the fastest possible transition to 100%+ renewables.

Camille Mathieu

My name is Camille Mathieu and I am a science librarian working and living in the San Gabriel Valley. I am a lifelong Democrat and was an active member of my university’s Young Democrats club. If chosen to be your Assembly District Delegate I pledge to always vote and work on behalf of our diverse working class. For me that means increasing the minimum wage, improving education opportunities for all our children, protecting access to health insurance, and alleviating the burden that high housing prices place on California families.

As a librarian, I am bound by professional ethics to celebrate diversity, and to promote education as a central pillar of democracy. As a millennial, I carry with me the unique perspective of youth and the idealistic political aspirations of my generation. As your Assembly District 49 neighbor, I promise to act with a responsiveness that will ensure that your needs and opinions are understood and represented.

In this divisive age, the California Democratic Party must reject all forms of violence and intolerance. It must support and uplift our fellow citizens in marginalized or low-income communities, and strengthen equitable access to education. It must stand for a more sustainable California, and work to combat climate change. It must insist on and protect the full individuality and rights of every Californian, regardless of race, gender, ability, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

If selected as your Assembly District Delegate, I pledge to defend and strengthen these progressive ideals. Thank you for your consideration, and your vote.

Slate Card

Paul Krehbiel

I fight for good jobs, progressive unions, equality, peace, the environment, social justice, and and an end to Trumpism. I helped win labor support for Sanders while working as a coordinator of LA Labor for Bernie, won improvements in pay, working conditions and respect for 5,000 Registered Nurses in LA County as their chief negotiator with SEIU Local 660, and helped pressure the government, along with millions of others, to end the war on Iraq as a leader of the LA-based Coalition for World Peace and a representative to the national coalition United for Peace and Justice.

Joseph Dominguez

My name is Joseph Dominguez and I am seeking to run as a delegate for the California Democratic Party. To say the least, our recent election outcome has turned many heads, some towards uncertainty and others towards finding ways to bring about progressive change. Needless to say, as Democrats, we are aware of the occupying numbers in Congress we will be facing. With that said, we also know exactly where we need to fix our system.

As an aspiring organizational psychologist, I see the power in human beings, who come from various cultural backgrounds, working together to bring about efficiency and justice. I see this power every Friday night as a volunteer with Monday Night Mission, a group that offers food and a genuine sense of community, every weeknight, to our homeless brothers and sisters surviving on the streets of Los Angeles. I see this power as a volunteer with the Arroyo Seco Foundation, where a group of dedicated volunteers and members continue to help preserve our California native plants, thus shaping a more sustainable and ecologically sound future. Lastly, I saw this power as an educator, teaching 5th and 6th graders, within the Pomona Unified School District, the importance of caring about our environment and to value things based on integrity and respect of our natural resources and each other.

I am dedicating my life towards benefiting the environment and society. My experiences and commitments show this dedication at a local (yet fundamental) level. As an elected delegate for the Democratic Party, this dedication will only expand even greater to the state. Finally, as an indigenous and California native, it is my human responsibility to offer my service to the land and to the community.

Kristin Galindo

I am a lifelong Democrat, willing, and able to make fight for Democratic values starting on the grassroots level. I have lived in Temple City for approximately thirty years and have worked for public schools in the San Gabriel Valley in HR for twenty seven years. All of my volunteer service has been through my church, organizing & traveling with medical teams to provide service in a remote village in the state of Puebla, Mexico, serving as a director on the church foundation, as well as stuffing envelopes and answering phones. I am asking for your vote and look forward to becoming an active participant in the political process.

Gabriel Ramirez

Hello my name is Gabriel Ramirez I live in the city of El Monte, a current community college student, son of Mexican parents immigrants, and a community activist. I have been actively involved in attending local city council meetings for the city of El Monte and advocating other community activist in neighboring cities like South El Monte and Baldwin Park to make sure our tax dollars are being used properly for the needs of the community.

I started getting involved in political in 2011 after I failed at the police academy and started to see the city mayor and three council members who were not listening and not working for the people thats where I started to actively involved making sure we elect officials who will be for the people and by the people first and not working for corporations themselves. As a progressive and if elected as a California Democratic Delegate I will make sure I elect leaders who will put people first and have a leadership with a history of a proven record of people first not for their own interest to move up the ladders by cheating the people.

Luis Navarro

I’m interested in running because I want to return the Democratic party to the party of the people . This includes building long-term Democratic capacity in order to push a progressive agenda locally and nationally. My primary focus if elected would be on voter registration, voter education, and voter engagement. The issues that I’m most concerned with involve helping the most vulnerable achieve a better quality of life. I have successfully advocated at the state level and locally. I hope I can have your support on January 7 and together we will work to galvanize our party.

Bobbie McGowan

Ex Bernie Delegate. Former Mayor of Temple City, Temple City Councilwoman 4 yrs., TCEA
Union President, Member of Los Angeles County Democratic Committee ,Recipient of two prestigiousCalifornia Teacher Association awards.

Fernando Flores

My name is Fernando Flores and I am a proud Democrat. The catalyst that brought me to be further invested into the party was the outcome of the general election. I now know that just voting on election day is not enough and further effort is needed. I currently work with grass root organizers of the student bodies in Pomona known as United Pomona Valley Mecha. I have seen firsthand the issues that concern our local communities in schools and will work toward resolutions for them.