Assembly District 69

Yenni Diaz

It has been a privilege to serve as an Assembly District Delegate and I ask for your confidence to RE-ELECT me once more to be your AD 69 Delegate.

As an immigrant woman I have dedicated myself to improving my community through my commitment to social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental justice for the past 15 years.

I have organized to bring community to the Democratic Party. Most recently I have worked on electing real progressive candidates to the city council and school board in Santa Ana. I am currently the Vice President of the Anaheim Democratic Club and an Associate Member to the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County.

I am committed to advocate for bold progressive values and stances in the California Democratic Party.

I ask for your vote and for the Party of the People! www.partyofthepeople-oc.com

Joese Gloria Hernandez

My name is Joese Gloria Hernandez and I humbly ask for your vote to be one of the representatives for AD 69 for the California Democratic party. I was previously an ADEM delegate for AD 65 but have since moved back to Santa Ana. I am a proud immigrant, having migrated to this country from Mexico when I was 6 years old. I then started on my journey towards the American dream, but my path has not been easy. As a former undocumented immigrant, I went through many challenges to get to the point where I am today. I was finally able to become a U.S. citizen in 2018 and have been proud to finally be able to get more involved in my democracy through voting and participating in the progressive movement within the Democratic party. I am a proud Berniecrat and unapologetic progressive. I was one of the Field Directors for O.C. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign which won more delegates in CD 39 and 46 than any other presidential campaign. Most recently, I was co-campaign manager for the victorious Vicente Sarmiento for Mayor campaign. I was proud to help elect progressive mayoral leadership to the Santa Ana council after 26 years of corruption. I also served as campaign manager for Anaheim councilman Jose Moreno’s successful 2018 re-election campaign.

 

I believe in the need to advocate for, and implement progressive policies at the local, state and federal level. I am a strong supporter of national policies and movements like the Green New Deal, Medicare 4 All, Abolish ICE, ending deportations and child separation, and the Black Lives Matter movement. I also support the Defund the Police call to action, which seeks to redirect funds away from over-policing and taking a proactive and creative approaches to preventing crime by investing in youth, directing health workers to deal with homelessness and mental health call emergency calls, and demilitarizing our law enforcement agencies. I am vehement supporter of the rent stabilization policies on the local, state and federal level. We must pass policies that protect the rights of renters, prevent future homelessness, support true affordable housing, while addressing the issues of our houseless population in Santa Ana and through the state. I hope to count on your support to be elected so that we may have younger, more progressive, immigrant voices representing us at CADEM. Thank you.

Benjamin Vazquez

Benjamin Vazquez is a high school Ethnic Studies teacher at Valley HS. Benjamin is one of the founders of Cooperative Campaigns. Cooperative Campaigns brought progressive candidates together to share resources and support each other into successful campaigns into offices. He is also a cultural worker that brings culture and politics together. He has organized events such as the Children’s March, Noche de Altares and Latino Muslim Unity Project.

Paul Gonzalez

It has been an honor to serve my community as an Assembly District Delegate for the last two years and, with gratitude and humility, I ask for your vote to RE-ELECT me as one of your AD69 Delegates.

As a Delegate, I take seriously my responsibility to represent the people of Santa Ana and our neighbors, so many of whom work hard but struggle to survive. That is why I will continue to advocate for a Democratic party that will confront and correct the systemic inequities that keep some in our communities from thriving.

I am committed to seeing the California Democratic Party follow a bold, progressive road map that centers individuals over corporations and wealthy donors; a party that stands for THE PEOPLE by prioritizing the issues that affect us most, like cost-free education, housing security, environmental justice, equal justice for people of color and LGBTQ+ people, and more.

I am proud to join a group of like-minded candidates as a member of the Party of the People slate. When elected, we will be a strong and unified voice advocating for a more progressive and just Democratic Party!

Paul Gonzales

Volunteer/ Community Activist

Jorge Gavino

Hello, fellow Democrats.  As a native son of AD 69 and Anaheim, I have had the privilege of being raised by two hard working Unite Here! Local 11 members who have instilled in me the values that we as Dems hold so dear.  I have been privileged to be able to receive two AA Degrees from Fullerton College, a BA in Psychology from UC, Santa Cruz, and as well as a Masters of Public Policy Degree from UC Riverside.

    

While at UCR I served as an officer for a statewide advocacy organization known as the UC Student Association, of which I was the primary policy advisor on “non-traditional student” issues, such as transfer students, re-entry students, student parents, and veterans.  I also served as President of the Graduate Student Association of the School of Public Policy at UCR, of which I successfully lobbied the Regents of the UC System and the Administration at UCR to place a freeze on student fees for the next 5 years at the School of Public Policy.  Under my efforts, this freeze has ensured that the MPP program at UCR is officially the most affordable and diverse professional program in all of the UC System.

 

Currently, I have been helping push Anaheim Blue by serving as Roster Secretary for the Anaheim Democrats during 2020 and elected as Treasurer for 2021.  I believe in our community and have worked to increase the numbers of Democrats involved in our local Dem Club.  I firmly believe in keeping our elected officials accountable, regardless of party.   I have had the privilege of being blocked by Mayor Harry Sidhu from public comment only to successfully threaten to sue him with the support of the ACLU based on violating my First Amendment Rights.  

 

As your Assembly Delegate, I believe in forming a Democratic Party that works for all of our communities. I proudly stand by the platform of the Party of The People Slate which includes: Abolishing ICE,  Cost-Free Public Education, and Higher Education, Medical For All, Student Debt Forgiveness, among others.   Please see our website for my complete platform. 

 

Now I humbly ask for your vote in allowing me to serve you, our community, and most importantly the people of AD 69 as one of your ADEM Delegates. I ask for your vote and your support for the individuals running on the Party of the People Slate, www.partyofthepeople-oc.com.  Feel free to connect with me on Twitter @TheReal_JG2

Jestin Samson

My neighbors and friends,

My name is Jestin Samson. I am a progressive activist and political commentator. I am running with Party of the People Slate to represent AD 69 in the California Democratic Party State Central Committee. Our district has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our neighbors struggle to pay the rent and other basic needs. As your delegate, I will see to it that our Democratic  elected officials recognize and respond to the needs of residence of our community. I will fight to make sure that the Democratic Party finally Upholds the promises that it has made to working class Californians. This includes wholeheartedly supporting a Medicare for all healthcare system, a compassionate economy for all, and COVID-19 relief that puts working families first.

Once again, my name is Jestin Samson and I ask for your support and your support for Party of the People Slate. To learn more about our team, please visit: www.partyofthepeople-oc.com

Robert Tucker

As a recent OCCET Action Network endorsed progressive candidate for Garden Grove City Council District 5, I am proud to be a part of the new Orange County Peoples Party slate. 

  • I am an OUT Queer retired union organizer for school employees (CSEA).

  • I ran for Garden Grove city council to stop the run-away GG police officers association union from further usurping city finances without better oversight AND to end police from responding to mental health crises. Police funding needs to be RE-ALLOCATED to community support services that actually prevent real crime.

  • I was endorsed by the OCDEMS and was likely the only candidate in all of OC  to actually openly stand for police reform AS REQUIRED by the OCDEM bylaws!

  • I believe it is important to strengthen our diminished social safety net in California and USA. For example, I campaigned for SB 562 to start a single-payer healthcare system in California in 2018.

  • I support a Green New Deal in that the early work of Earth Day activists from 1970 (first Earth Day) is far from complete.

  • I support all workers right to form a union (PRO ACT S.1306)

  • Endorsed for City Council 2020 by Planned Parenthood, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), GGUSD School Board President Walter Muneton, GG City council District 6 Councilperson Kim Nguyen

I respectfully ask for your vote as part of the Orange County Peoples Party slate.

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