AD11:Contra Costa, Solano & Sacramento Counties

What are Assembly District Delegates?

Every two years, the CA Democrats elect 7 self-identified females and 7 other than self-identified females 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.

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Voting Time & Location

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Candidate Speeches Begin: 
10 am
Registration & Voting: 
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:
California Teachers Association Office
4751 Central Way
Fairfield, CA 94534

Look for: CDA sign on the lawn

*Any registered Democrat living in the district is eligible to vote. On-site voter registration is available for those not registered as Democrats.

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Your Progressive Candidates

Susana Williams

Delegate and E-Board Candidate

Incumbent Delegate

Activist – Marketing/Sales Professional

Justine Fout

Union Member/Former Delegate

Lori Wilson

Mayor, Suisun City

Doriss Panduro

Community Outreach Liason

Ellie Householder

Young Democrat

Antioch Unified School District Board Trustee

K Patrice Williams

Community Grassroots Organizer

Small Business Owner

Brigette Hunley

Delegate and E-Board Candidate

Glenn Loveall

Young Democrat

Former Delegate

Jesus D. (Danny) Espinoza

Young Democrat

Former Delegate

Kevin McNamara

Retired Teacher

Former Delegate

Quinten R. Voyce

Teacher and Community College Trustee

Steve Quinlan

Public School Teacher

Radmehr Nowroozi

Young Democrat

Troy Finley

Community Growth Advocate

Detailed Information

Susana Williams — Activist/Marketing & Sales Professional

Delegate & E-Board Candidate

Serving as your Delegate for the past 2 years has been an amazing experience.  The fight for healthcare and the words and deeds of a wise man from Vermont reactivated me into the activist community and the progress we’ve all made in the past 2 years here in California and beyond makes me very hopeful.  As your Delegate, I’ve actively participated in all the yearly Conventions, all of the E-Board meetings and many Caucus meetings.  I was a Whip for Kimberly Ellis during the Chair campaign, have endorsed many resolutions, helped to write a few, spoken at various standing committee sessions supporting our progressive objectives, helped re-establish and strengthen a CDP Caucus all the while interacting and exchanging ideas with a lot of really smart, passionate and dedicated people with common goals!

On the personal side, I’m a Mom, wife of a retired Navy Veteran, a marketing and sales professional and an activist.  I’m proud to say I volunteered on 6 local campaigns during this past election season and 4 of my candidates won and a much-needed local initiative was passed.  I held my first ever political fundraisers, canvassed, made flyers, built websites, advised, managed social media campaigns, text banked and did what it took to get my local candidates elected.

I’m on the Board of the CDP Veterans Caucus, am a founding Board Member and current Vice Chair of Our Revolution Contra Costa, belong to several local Dem Clubs as well as the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County.  I am also the Chair of the Antioch Sales Tax Oversight Committee.

I can see a future where the Democratic Party represents the poor, the disabled, the working and middle classes again and ensures all citizens have a voice.  In the past 2 years, we’ve worked hard, and the CDP now has the most progressive platform ever!  Major changes have been made within the party and new leaders are rising to the top.  There’s a lot more to be done and I’m asking you to give me the opportunity to not only continue working for you as a Delegate but to also become a member of our Executive Board.  Please vote for me on January 13th!

Justine Fout – Union Member

Hello fellow Democrats.  I am running to be a Delegate to represent Assembly District 11 for the California Democratic Party.  I have been honored to represent my district the last 2 years and I hope to be re-elected.  I would like your support to get re-elected along with the Progressive slate I am a part of.

I grew up in this District and I am committed to  the  ideals our country was founded on.  I believe in the platform of the Democratic party and I want to work to make our party more inclusive.  I am a proud union member and I support the rights of workers to have a living wage and the right to unionize.   I support people not corporations and believe we need to repeal Citizens United.  I believe we need to protect our environment and that everyone has a right to clean water and air.  The list of things I support is long but we need common sense gun reform, a public education system that is fully funded, criminal justice reform, healthcare for all, protections for the social security system and a plan that keeps it soluble for decades to come, voting rights and protections for all Americans, economic and social justice.  We need a party that supports everyday Americans.  The politics of hate and division must be overcome.

The election for our district is being held on January 13, 2019 at 10am at the CTA office at 4751 Central Way in Fairfield.

Justine Fout

justinefout@yahoo.com

Lori Wilson – Mayor, Suisun City

Greetings! I am a Wife, a Mother, a Proud Lifelong Democrat and recently elected Mayor in the City of Suisun City. Aside from volunteering on several local campaigns to get strong Democrats elected, I served on the Solano Democratic Central Committee from 2010 to 2016. I have been honored to represent Assembly District 11 for the last two years and would welcome the opportunity to represent it again! I bring a diverse perspective to the Democratic Party as a woman of color, a Pastor and a strong financial background. I am committed to the Democratic Party and its platform. I expect over the next two years to fight for and support our continuing efforts to advocate for the needs of middle class and working families, common sense gun reform, social justice, and strong environmental policies to provide the next generation with clean air and safe water.  I will ensure that we continue to expand our tent to reach people of all backgrounds across this great District and provide support nationwide to ensure we win back the Senate.

Doriss Panduro – Community Outreach Liason

I am a proud lifelong native of Solano County. Raised by Democratic Laborer parents, the
values they instilled in me are at the core of what I stand for and intend to carry with me as an
AD 11 Delegate.
I was born and raised in Fairfield, attended Solano Community College then went to the
University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco where I received my
Masters in Public Affairs. I have been actively involved in my community for the last decade.
Being present and engaged through my work as a Field Representative for State Senator Lois
Wolk (ret.), as a Community Outreach Officer for Travis Credit Union and now for the
Fairfield-Suisun School District has prepared me to represent and better serve Solano County at
a higher capacity.
I believe in being a voice for the working class, the right to a living wage , equal access to
education and healthcare and protecting our environment. When I ran for Fairfield City Council
this last election season, I had the endorsements of the Solano County Democratic Central
Committee, the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and various local and state elected officials.
They all saw the values that I stood for and would work towards. I intend to represent my district
to ensure your voice is heard and that the platform on which the Democratic party stands on is
at the forefront of moving it towards a more inclusive direction.
I ask for your support and vote as it would be an honor and privilege to serve as an Assembly
District-11 Delegate.

Ellie Householder – Antioch Unified School District Board Trustee

My name is Ellie Householder and I’m running for Assembly District Delegate for District 11. I grew up in Antioch and was recently elected as a Board Trustee for the Antioch Unified School District. At 25, I am the youngest person elected to the school board.

I am what you would consider a “child of the Great Recession.” That is to say, my formative years as a young person were spent in the midst of one of the worst economic recessions since the 1920s. This experience shaped a large part of my identity and passions in life, which is why I chose to become actively involved in politics.

As a product of Antioch public schools, a graduate of Prospects Continuation High School, and community college graduate turned UC Berkeley graduate, I am excited to be a voice and a role model for people like me in the community who did not have a “typical” educational path. I hope to continue sharing my perspective and experience as a delegate for AD11.

My interest in the Democratic Party began when I was 8-years-old and I experienced my first voting booth during the 2000 presidential election. Since then, I have worked for a variety of Democrat elected officials in the Bay Area and Washington D.C. I am also actively involved in different activist organizations focused on issues like climate change, civil rights, and women’s reproductive rights.

I would be honored to serve as a delegate for Assembly District 11. I believe my life experiences as well as my professional and educational background would be a valuable perspective for the delegation. I am dedicated to creating positive change in Contra Costa County, and I hope to continue serving the community as a delegate. For more information about my history visit www.elliehouseholder.com.

K Patrice Williams – Community Grassroots Organizer

I am honored to submit my application as an AD 11 Delegate.

I am a proud Democrat; Community Grassroots Organizer and local business owner.

In addition to running a communications firm, I am also the President and Founder of the Solano/Napa Chapter of BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action) a 50-year organization; Director, Community Democratic Club; Alumnae, Emerge 2018; member of the League of Women Voters; a proud Soroptimist and AAUW member dedicated to the upliftment of women and girls; Greater Vallejo Jack & Jill Mom and a MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission) Public Policy Advisor.

Two years ago, immediately after the election of Donald Trump, I was depressed and disheartened.  After a few months, I shifted into action!   I vowed to make a difference in our community.   I committed to MOBILIZE with a focus on communities of color and our most underserved communities to get engaged and registered vote.

During my Presidency, our BWOPA chapter has become the strategic mobilization arm of voter registration throughout the county.  Our activities included joining the LWV to register high school students; presenting voter registration train the trainer workshops throughout the county; partnering with the Food Bank of Solano &  Contra Costa counties to register underserved voters at food banks and working with organizations to perform voter registration popups at events.

As a result, we increased Solano County registered voters by 10,078 within a year with a 64.1% voter turnout during the Nov 2018 midterm general election.  The highest midterm election turnout in decades.

May I have your vote as AD 11 Delegate?  As a delegate, I will represent AD 11 and will promise to bring the same passion, get it done together attitude, strong work ethic and collaborative energy to our district.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.  electkpatricewilliams@gmail.com or 707-742-8277

Brigette Hunley

Delegate & E-Board Candidate

It has been an honor to serve as the Chair of the Solano County Democratic Party, as well as Chair of the CDP Computer & Internet Caucus. In that time, I have worked to elect Democrats to local, state and federal office. We have made statewide gains in online voter registration, and had Democratic wins in every statewide office. I ask for your vote for Delegate and E-Board Rep, so I can represent AD 11 on the State Central Committee, and work to strengthen our Democratic base locally and statewide. Let us move forward together.

Glenn Loveall – Young Democrat

As a native to Solano County and an active member of the community, I fully intend to represent this district within the California Democratic Party. I was born and raised in Fairfield and went on to attend and graduate from both UC Davis and UC Riverside. After obtaining my Master’s degree, I became an officer of the Solano County Young Democrats, worked as a District staffer for Congressman John Garamendi, and successfully managed several local campaigns. Most recently, I have been serving as a local union Organizer, which has granted me further insights into the basics of community mobilization. I became involved in politics because I directly observed the plight of the Great Recession on my community. As a younger person and a Democrat, I refuse to accept a status quo in which so many of the nation’s youth are simultaneously denied an affordable education and a proper supply of career-worthy jobs. Now more than ever, we must simultaneously fight for a state and a nation in which human rights are advanced while we build an economy in which we all thrive. Over the next several years, California must move to address issues ranging from child care access to affordable housing, all while demonstrating the strength of progressive values to the Democratic Party as it goes into the 2020 Presidential Election. As a delegate, I will consistently vote for a platform that advocates the preservation/expansion of quality and accessible education, the restoration of an economy that truly works for the middle and working classes, the active protection of the environment, and the advancement of all other Democratic principles.

Jesus Daniel Espinoza – Young Democrat

Kevin McNamara – Retired Teacher

I am running to represent you as an AD 11 delegate for a 2nd term. I currently serve of the EXCOM of the Rio Vista Democratic Club. I swerve my community as a member of the RV Public Safety Commission and represent RV on the Solano County Transportation Authority’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
I am a retired teacher from the Fairfield Suisun USD. I was active in the local teacher’s association holding a variety of elected and appointed positions including PAC chair, Bargaining Team, site rep and E-Board at-large member.
I am asking for your support again so we can continue to build on the successes of 2018.

Quinten R. Voyce – Teacher & Community College Trustee

I am a high-school science teacher in Fairfield. I teach for, and helped found, a dual-enrollment program to enable students less likely to attend college to complete free college courses concurrently during the their high school years. In 2016 I was elected to the governing board of Solano Community College and will serve as the Vice President of the board in 2019. I serve on Solano Transit Authority’s Bicycle Advisory Committee representing Fairfield. I am an active member of the LGBT community, this past year I helped coordinate Dixon Pride in response to Dixon’s then-vice-mayor publishing an attack on the LGBT community and their families. I am passionate about 1) Free public education from Preschool through Community College and beyond 2) Ending our contribution to climate change to protect our environment 3) Multi-modal transportation to serve all income levels and better use our resources 4) Inmate education and reduction of discrimination against those with a criminal record who have completed their sentence and parole. 5) A financially responsible, public, state single-payer healthcare insurance option. Thank you for considering Quinten R. Voyce to serve as your delegate.

Steve Quinlan – Public School Teacher

As a Solano County resident and an engaged member of my community, I fully intend to represent this district within the California Democratic Party. I grew up in Fairfield and attended Holy Spirit school & church and graduated from Fairfield High. I then went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in English Literature and a teaching credential. I currently work as an English teacher for the Vallejo City Unified School District and am also an active member of my union, the Vallejo Education Association where I serve as a trustee for the Napa Solano Labor Council. I became involved in politics because I want to advocate for working people, because one job should be enough. While we are constantly being told that the economy is booming, folks are working multiple jobs to survive, as housing and healthcare become increasingly unaffordable. As a delegate, I will consistently vote for a platform that advocates for working people. I believe folks should be able to afford to live in the communities that they were raised in, and that we need to create good jobs and opportunities for people, and that healthcare & a quality public education is a human right. I hope to earn your vote.

Radmehr (Rad) Nowroozi – Young Democrat

My life’s ambitions evolved greatly three years ago when I began my internship at the City of Vacaville. I discovered the importance of public service and the sizable good (and bad) impacts a relatively small group of officials can have on their constituents. I also realized the power ordinary citizens can harness by using their voice to advocate for forward-thinking policy to help all Californians. My intention to represent my home district within the California Democratic Party stems from this realization.
Over the past three years, I have interned for a county agency, local municipality, and a local organization. I have also held an officer position for the Solano County Young Democrats and have attended numerous party events, including the past two party conventions where I served as proxy delegate.
My parent’s immigrated to the United States fifteen years ago so that my sister and I can have a life full of opportunity and prosperity. I will advocate alongside many California Democrats to not only protect current immigrants but to further encourage pro-immigration policy.
As a proud graduate of Vacaville’s K-12 school system and Solano Community College, I will advocate for public education. As a political science student at UCLA, I will advocate for a party platform that continues to encourage higher funding for Calfornia’s amazing higher education system.
I hope to earn your vote for AD11 Delegate!

Troy Finley – Community Growth Advocate

I come from a family that has spent four generations watching our district become one of the best places on earth to live and raise a family. My readiness to become an AD11 Delegate is not only to continue the legacy of my family but to do my part to help our Democratic Party continue to grow for the next generations to come. I have seen what our community has become first hand, from Branford Elementary to President of the Solano Community College African American Scholars to recently being appointed to my second term as the Political Action Chairmen for Tri-City NAACP. I have been fortunate to be an advocate in many facets of life in Solano County. Developing invaluable experience and relationships that has helped me become a true advocate for the advancement of our Democratic Party’s ideas and principles. As a delegate I will vote for what is fair and right for our entire community. I will do my part to bring our party together on unified fronts to continue growth.  With a focus on balancing our education system and economic development that is both sensible and equitable.