AD27 - Santa Clara County

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: 9:30am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:00am-12:00pm
Ballot Counting Begins: 12:00pm


Laborers Local 270 Hall
509 Emory St,
San Jose, CA 95110

Cross Street: Colman

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

Your Progressive Candidates

Peter Ortiz

Former Bernie Organizer, School Board Member, Community Organizer

Detailed Information

Peter Ortiz

Born and raised in east side san jose. Was a strong advocate for Bernie Sanders and went to Iowa for the caucuses. I also asisted the San Jose for Bernie team when they came to organize before our primary.

I am a current state delegate to the party, which means I challenged the top down governance being placed on us to support Hillary and became an outsider. I have worked to register new democrats from San Jose to Salinas CA.