I'm excited to report that I am now an elected delegate to the California Democratic Party from Assembly District 28! As you can see from the final vote tally, I finished 3rd out of 25 male candidates. The top seven men and seven women are elected, with two alternates.
A grand total of 436 Democrats braved the rain to participate, and the top vote getter went home with 239 votes. As a frame of reference, the top vote getter in the previous ADEM — just two years ago — received 104 votes. It's clear that the 2016 election fired up grassroots progressives to get involved, and I hope to keep those folks involved through my role as a delegate and my ongoing work as a leader in our Party and our community.
My humble and heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted, regardless of how you voted. It's critical that Democrats stay engaged and embrace our "big tent" philosophy if we want to enact lasting change to the benefit of all. Congrats to our new E-Board Rep Olivia Navarro, and props to all of the candidates for running.
Stay tuned to this space as we head toward CDP Convention, May 19-21 in Sacramento. I'll be posting updates on party elections, calls to action, and the role of a delegate. Thank you again for your support.