AD65: Buena Park, Fullerton, La Palma, Anaheim

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
Counting of Ballots Begin: TBD

Location:

UFCW Local 324 Union Hall
8530 Stanton Ave.
Buena Park, CA, CA 90620

Cross streets:
Stanton Ave. and Crescent Ave.
Room is on the second floor, but there is an elevator.

*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 to Come Vote?

Your Progressive Candidates

Antonia Alario

Bernie Volunteer and former Dem Party office holder

Rashad Al-Dabbagh

Community Activist

Ahmad Zahra

Filmmaker

Mirvette Judeh

Community leader and activist

Bobbi-Lee Smart

Adjunct Sociology Instructor

Detailed Information

Antonia Alario

I work as an information processor for an Irvine law firm. Pertinent career positions include working (for about a decade) as a management analyst and budget officer for municipalities in Los Angeles County. I’ve also volunteered (or interned) with the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, the Massachusetts Board of Medical Examiners, and the U.S. State Department.
I’m new to Fullerton (lived here about a year) so I’ve no recent area community service activities.
Previous community activities include
* 2012 and 2013 volunteer precinct captain and worker (for LA County Registrar of Voters),
* Brownie Troop assistant leader,
* adult advisor to boy scout explorer post,
* volunteer with South Bay Free Clinic, and
* City of Torrance Human Services Commissioner.

Political Activities –
Most recently, canvass volunteer for Bernie Sanders.
Previous activities include (I’m not quite sure of the dates)
2008 and 2012 canvass volunteer for Barack Obama
Beach Cities Democratic Club member
1990, 1992, 1994 (?) 53 Assembly District Member to Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee (LACDCC)
1992 (?) Regional Vice Chair, LACDCC
1994 (?) Recording Secretary, LACDCC
1992 (?) Cal. Executive Board (rep from LACDCC)
1993 recipient of LA County Democrat of the Year – 53rd Assembly Dist. commendation

Education:
History A.A – El Camino College
Political Science & Economics B.A. – U.C.L.A.
J.D. – Boston University (including Legislative Drafting Clinic)

Rashad Al-Dabbagh

Rashad Al-Dabbagh is an Anaheim-based community activist and progressive California Democratic Party delegate since 2013. He is the founder and executive director of the Arab American Civic Council, and the current chair of the Arab American Democrats of Orange County.

AHMAD ZAHRA

I am a Fullerton based filmmaker. I believe in the goodness of America and that its future is brighter still, but change for the better doesn’t come without fighting for what we believe in, and that fight starts in our local communities. I hope to bring this creed not only to help revitalize and unite our Democratic Party, but to reach out an inspire others to join us in this effort of change.
~Please find me on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.zahrapictures.com to learn about my work~

Mirvette Judeh

Politics has not always been an interest of mine. However in working with many communities that were underrepresented and in dire need of assistance in raising their voice, 6 years ago I decided to increase my involvement and step up and represent. I am an American Muslim born in Puerto Rico, with Palestinian ancestry. I believe my multicultural perspective, being multilingual, a mother of 3 and a proud social advocate makes a great representative for various communities. I love America and regardless of who wins elections and how disappointed I may be. I will ever give up on my home, the best country with most diverse, and amazing people in the world. Here I am as a support to for good people who should represent us, locally, county wise, statewide, and nationally. Our voice, presence, engagement, proactivity, persistence, and vote are are our power and hope in 2017 and all the years to come. God bless America, Ameen

Bobbi-Lee Smart

I am a part time sociology instructor at CSU Dominguez Hills and Cerritos College. I have a MA in Sociology and am currently enrolled in the EdD in leadership & educational reform program at Cal State LA. I have been politically aware since taking a political science class at Cypress College back in 2010. I have wavered about getting really involved because I never felt that I knew enough, but this election cycle motivated me to jump in. I truly believe that teaching and studying sociology has given me the knowledge and motivation to get more involved with my community politics. I want to help strengthen the democratic party and move us in a direction that grows the middle class, invests in education, health care, and better wages.