AD63: Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate

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:
11:30am

Registration & Voting Begin:
12noon-2pm

Ballot Counting Begins:
2pm

Location:
Laborers Local 1309
3971 Pixie Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712

Cross Streets:
Pixie Ave & Cover Street

Onsite Phone:
562-506-5597

*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

Marcia Martin

Bernie Delegate, Political Activist, Concerned Citizen

Diana Parmeter

Progressive Campaign Volunteer

Elizabeth Castillo

Registered Nurse/Progressive/Community Activist

Jennifer Osorio

Educator, Girl Scout Leader & YMCA Volunteer

Detailed Information

Marcia Martin

“Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”, MLK. Today, in light of the current political landscape, this quote takes on a deeper more poignant meaning for all of us. As a progressive, sociological researcher, & political activist who was recently reactivated and inspired by this election, I believe these exceptional times demand as much awareness, critical thinking and political engagement as possible. I am passionate in standing for the principles I believe best serve my community, many of which are already included in the Democratic Platform, & will support progressive propositions, bills, and politicians that will implement such principles.

Born and raised in my assembly district, where I have lived for the last 10yrs, my familiarity with this community and the daily challenges faced by my constituents will allow me to fully represent their interests in finding solutions within the California Democratic Party. I continue to outreach to people in my community regarding local, state, & national political & social issues, & believe my predominantly latino neighborhood lacks sufficient outreach from the party. I aim not only to fill this gap but also fight for the issues that directly affect my AD such as: Serious Campaign Finance Reform, Immigration Reform, Overturning Citizens United, fight for $15, single payer healthcare, confronting environmental injustices & increasing voter registration & voter turnout.

This past year I volunteered full time: training, hosting and participating in phone-banking, canvassing, voter registration drives, & data entry, in addition to working full time. I was quickly identified as a “Super Volunteer”. I also served as elected delegate at the DNC Convention as well as poll inspector on election day in both the primary & general election.

Having grown up in a traditional, conservative Republican, Cuban family as very liberal democrat has trained me how to communicate effectively with people who have a different opinion as mine, a skill that is crucial at this point in time.

I believe these experiences combined with my background offer a rich perspective on the democratic process from start to finish that will enlighten my commitment to making the Democratic Party the party of the people, accountable to the people, not big money & corporations.

#EnoughIsEnough
#Together
#FromTheGroundUP

Diana Parmeter

I grew up in North Long Beach, attending Bret Harte Elementary and Lindbergh Jr High School. I have a masters degree in Cello Performance and am currently a local music teacher in the Long Beach and Lakewood area. This past year, I was inspired to become active in politics and volunteered to work on the Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. I canvassed neighborhoods throughout our district, in North Long Beach, Lakewood and South Gate. During the primary election in June, I worked as a pollworker at Hamilton Middle School, and even went to Philadelphia for the Democratic convention in July. This past fall, I helped Nanette Barragan get elected to Congress to represent my local district as a progressive democrat. I hope I can count on your vote to help me continue working to affect positive change and elect more progressive representation for our community.

Elizabeth Castillo

I’m a registered nurse & community activist who believes in a progressive platform. I believe in racial, economic & social justice. I have traveled to Washington DC and our state Capitol with California Nurses Association to speak with political leaders about safe patient care and violence prevention for healthcare professionals. Ive also been an advocate for Medicare for All, the Robin Hood Tax, increasing the minimum wage, free college tuition, protecting immigrants, ending the wars, stopping our reliance on fossil fuels, protecting labor & ending Citizen’s United. I’m a grassroots activist who will advocate for my community. I will not be beholden to a politician.

Jennifer Osorio

As a high school teacher, I proudly witness the daily evidence of the influence of the values of the Democratic Party, epitomized in the State of California’s commitment to the physical, intellectual and social development of the youth of our great state. I see the thirst for knowledge and self-improvement in the students and their intense desire to make their communities a better place through service. The 2016 Presidential Elections sparked interest and passion in my students as they learned about the issues and positions of not only the Presidential candidates but the state and local ones as well.

Unfortunately, the election of Donald Trump not only left them shocked at the results, but more importantly, fearful of what they would mean for their futures and those of the people they care about. As Democrats, we must not allow despondency to interfere in our mandate to protect the values, platform and programs that we in California hold sacred and the ever-growing need to continue to protect and nurture our most vulnerable citizens and the commitment to protecting the environment and social justice. This is the time when we need to galvanize our supporters and rebuild the party to stand as examples for the rest of the country. We must stand united to mitigate the future administration’s nativist and hateful rhetoric and narrowly tailored policies designed to benefit he and his cronies.

Building better communities through equal opportunity, service, education and unity is my passion. Below is a list of my professional and community engagement.
Public high school Social Studies Teacher since 2003
Girl Scouts: member since 1984, Gold Award Recipient 1994, Leader since 2010
YMCA Youth & Government Lead Advisor & founder of the Wilmington Delegation since 2009
High School Water Polo & Swim Coach since 2007
Wilmington Rock the Vote 2014, 2015 & 2016
Numerous student-lead voter registration drives in Wilmington to improve voter turnout and political participation/engagement in the community.