AD71: East County region and scattered parts of the Inland Empire

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


El Cajon Library
201 East Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA, CA 92020

Cross streets: Prescott

*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

Pierre (Pete) Beauregard

Bernie Delegate CD 50, Vietnam Vet, Occupy Wall St. San Diego, Washington DC, Representative for The Peace Alliance CD 31 Political Lobbyist.

Tara Cole

Bernie delegate

Elizabeth “Liz” Lavertu

Bernie Delegate

Oday Yousif Jr.

Student and Community Activist

Tiffany Maple

Concerned Citizen

Detailed Information

Pierre (Pete) Beauregard

I am a Bernie Delegate from CD 50 , and for the last 40 years I have been a Vietnam Vet campaigning against the building of the Military Industrial Complex and I am focusing on the future for the increase of sustainable housing that follows the models of totally energy efficient, Net Zero energy cost buildings. Open the way for local contractors that want to see the future of construction change by eliminating the need for Republican supported corporate building using environmentally unsafe materials, carbon base energy needs. I live in CD 50 were my main priority this year is to make sure Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. doesn’t step foot into the House of Representatives in 2018. As an ADEM Delegate my first priority is to fight to remove as many corporate Democrats as possible and campaign for local progressive candidates to fill all political positions as possible all the way up to Congress in local districts. These Assembly and Congressional Districts have been historically unrepresented by Republicans and Blue Democrats and it’s time for them to go.

Tara Cole

I am a mother, wife and cosmetologist. I want to make the world a better place for everyone. I’m doing my part to get involved and make changes for a better future.

Elizabeth “Liz” Lavertu

I have been a volunteer in my community for over 15 years. Currently I volunteer as the President of Jamacha United Support Team, a nonprofit organization who focuses on enrichment opportunities for students. I have held multiple positions within the PTA including President and Parliamentarian.  Soon I will be appointed to the Spring Valley Community Planning Board where I look forward to serving my community.   I had the amazing lifetime opportunity to attend the democratic national convention in Philadelphia this past year as a pledged delegate for Bernie Sanders. This inspired me to give back more to my community and become a servant leader to the progressive cause.  This is the next logical step for me to grow our party.

Oday Yousif Jr.

My name is Oday Yousif and I hole to have your support. I am a student studying political science in my third and final year at SDSU and a prospective law student. I care about policy and want to do my part to move my party, community, state, and country forward. My top issue is education reform and specifically increasing support for multilingual students. I am a first generation American born to Iraqi immigrants and part of the Chaldean community. I have a unique prospective on policy and politics and want to bring that to the Democratic Party!

Tiffany Maple

Hello. I am a first time applicant to be apart of the CA Democratic Delegate process. I am very concerned and committed to addressing the issues facing us at local, national and global levels. Some of these issues include climate changes, income inequality, women’s rights, People of color, LGBTQ rights, Corporate greed etc.. I grew up in a conservative household but eventually came to realize that is not how I viewed the world nor my place in it. I knew I didn’t agree with those mindsets but never quite had the concepts or knowledge to back up my intuition. Until College that is. At SDSU in my Women’s studies courses the light went on! From there I was filled with knowledge and concepts to set me on my course. I look forward to this opportunity and will take it seriously. Thank you.