AD28 - 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: 12:30pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ballot Counting Begins: 3:00pm


CWA Hall
2015 Naglee Ave
San Jose, CA 95126

Cross Street:
N. Bascom Ave

*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

Charles (Chuck) Stevens

Academic/Labor Advocate

Jon-Paul Wolfe

Santa Clara County Electrical Apprenticeship Training Center — Apprentice Coordinator

Olivia Navarro

Neighborhoods Commissioner for City of San Jose District 6

David Padover

Sanders Delegate

Detailed Information

Charles (Chuck) Stevens

I am a Progressive Democrat who has worked tirelessly to help bring progressive values to the Democratic Party and helping others to be engaged in the political process.

I have also been working on our democratic platform and pushing those values that we have worked so hard on this past election cycle. It is in our best interest as members of the Democratic Party to move away from Crony Capitalism and establishment politics.

We, Democratic Party have failed nationally this past election cycle to represent working class families, by focusing corporate interests, and ignoring candidates that fight against the aforementioned. I am a Berniecrat, but a member of the Democratic Party first!

I will continue to fight for our rights to Collectively bargain for fare wages, job safety, and a single payer Health care System. I will fight for our undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ Civil Rights, and Women in the workforce with great vigilance.

The Democratic Party must evolve to include the next generation of Party leaders.

Jon-Paul Wolfe

I am a working class Union Electrician of 15 years who is currently serving in the capacity as a school administrator for our Union Apprenticeship Training Program. I am a US Navy Veteran. I am a Bernie Sanders Progressive. I feel the need to advocate for the popular voice — and for the voice that cannot be heard. I believe:

— I believe in climate justice as THE issue of our times.
— in fairness, justice, and equal opportunity for all.
— in a stronger, better represented middle class. An all-inclusive approach to climate, social and economic policy is the only way to create solutions to our shortcomings as a society.
— in the best free education and free healthcare for all.
— in equal opportunity — in every facet of our society, for all.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. — Jimi Hendrix

Olivia Navarro

I was born and raised in San Jose and now am a mother of 3 wonderful kids growing up in the same neighborhood both my husband I grew up in. I have chosen to lead by example and show my kids the value of being involved in our community. I would like my children, family, friends and neighbors to live and grow in the best of Silicon Valley. There are many issues that are near and dear to my heart. That is why my family has chosen to volunteer, advocate, organize and fundraise for different organization such as the Boys and Girls club, Sacred Heart Community Services and Catholic Charities. As an elected Neighborhood Commissioner for the City of San Jose, I have spoken with many residents in our community and they have expressed a lot of concerns in the direction our Country is heading. I’m a firm believer that we must help promote Civic Engagement and eliminate the issues and barriers preventing people from being more engaged. I understand many of those issues and barriers. I can help work on solutions to getting the public engaged because I bring a broad perspective and objectivity. I have the ability to work well with community leaders and support group decisions to put all of our communities first. The way we are going to accomplish solutions is by promoting our communities voice and give it true representation.

Olivia Navarro
David Padover

Bay Area native and third generation Progressive, I believe in equality of all people.

Bringing a living wage along with affordable housing to the area is one of my top priorities.

Additionally, I will be supporting the fight for Universal Healthcare and free public education.
I stand for the three R’s.

Rebuilding the Democratic Party from within
Revitalize with new energy and fresh ideas
Renew our commitment to the future.