AD69: Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Orange

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: 12:30pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Election Portion Begin: 3:00pm
Counting of Ballots Begin: 3:00pm

Location:

Unitarian Universal Church
511 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim CA 92802

Cross streets: Santa Ana St & Harbor Blvd.

*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

León Cisneros

Community Organizer

Ivan Enriquez

Bernie Delegate, Government Student in College

Benjamin Vazquez

Teacher

Tish Leon

Community Activist & Senior Advocate

Detailed Information

León Cisneros

León Cisneros was born in Orange County and was raised in Anaheim, CA, where he currently resides. He is a first-generation college graduate with parents that are undocumented immigrants. He graduated from Valencia High School in 2010 and completed his bachelor’s degree in 2016 at California State University, Fullerton, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration. While attending Cal-State Fullerton, León Cisneros participated and completed Cal-State DC Scholars Program, OC Fellows, Model United Nations Club, interned at the U.S. House of Representatives, and interned at the California State Senate. Furthermore, León had invested in progressive ideals and those candidates that are doing the same which is why he volunteered for Bernie Sanders for President, Bao Nguyen for U.S. House of Representative 46th District and Dr. Jose F. Moreno for Anaheim City Council District 3 during the 2016 election. After college, he worked for the Democratic Party of Orange County in order to incite LatinX, from Santana and Garden Grove, to vote on the June primaries. Lastly, community leaders from Orange County and himself are currently establishing and spearheading a new political organization, LatinX of Orange County, in order to bring LatinX progressives together to create a platform for the LatinX Community and to build power through lifelong civic engagement and lead in Get-Out-The-Vote efforts in our community by getting more people involved in the larger political and social functions in our society. His future endeavors include attending graduate school and obtaining two masters degrees in Political Management and Public Policy with an emphasis on Urban Policy.

Ivan Enriquez

Ivan Enriquez is a lifelong democrat from Santa Ana, having served as Chair of the Youth Commission and has attended the previous two California Democratic Party Conventions in Anaheim and San Jose.
Ivan was elected on May 1st as a Presidential Delegate to represent the 46th Congressional District of California at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to U.S Senator Bernie Sanders.
Ivan believes that: Fracking must be banned; Healthcare is a right to all members of our community; the CSU and UC systems must be fully funded by 2018; implementing campaign finance reform, and public campaign financing for city council, mayoral, county, and statewide seats; unwavering support for comprehensive immigration reform and an end to the ICE contract with the City of Santa Ana.
Feel free to contact me at @IvanforCDP or 657-859-1272.

Benjamin Vazquez

I am Benjamin Vazquez, born and raised in Santa Ana and a product of Santa Ana’s public education. I eventually went on to get my Master’s of Education from UCLA. I taught 14 years as an educator in Santa Ana and currently teach at Valley High School. I am a long time Community Organizer and have tried to bring pride to Santa Ana by organizing events like Noche de Altares, Dia del Niño, an Annual Children’s March, I Bike Santa Ana, and Musica en Movimiento.

I am an award-winning teacher of the McCarthy-Dresman Foundation where I was funded to teach writing and research papers. I am part of the Instructional Leadership Team at Valley High School, currently the Union Representative and have served on the School Site Council. I serve as the Chair of a local nonprofit and was a trainer in the development of the Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities Project that was designed to make our city a healthier place to live.

I am running for Adem in the 69th because I want to continue the work that is already happening in our city but I also believe that there’s plenty of work to be done! I believe that we must take a holistic approach to governance and attend to every aspect. I believe that the quality of life has not reached its potential because of sheer negligence. All Santa Ana residents should live with dignity and be included in the decision-making process. I humbly ask for your vote on January 7th.

Tish Leon

As a lifelong Democrat, Delegate for the Democrat Party of Orange County (DPOC) & Community Advocate, I’m eager to expand my commitment to serving as an ADEM 69th Delegate. As a Santa Ana resident for 17 years, I’ve volunteered with many organizations to make a positive difference in my community. I have been called upon by the DPOC to help Spanish speaker seniors register to vote & to vote. I currently sit on the E-Board for the DPOC. Currently serving as a Santa Ana Commissioner for Redevelopment & Housing I have received awards for my activism 2015.

Women of the Year Community Engagement, awarded by Loretta Sanchez 2014 OC 100 Most Influential, awarded by OC Register 2011 & 2014 Seniors Making a Difference, awarded by Lou Correa Board member of NOW OC & Latino Leadership Council of PPOSBC. With your vote we can work together in strengthening our commitment in turning OC Blue!