AD3 - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama & Yuba 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.

Voting Time & Location

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Doors Open: 12:30pm
Candidate Speeches Begin: 1:00pm
Registration & Voting: 1:30pm-3:30pm

The ARC Pavilion
2040 Park Blvd
Chico, CA 95928

Cross streets: Just South of 20th on Park

*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

Milt Whaley

Owner/operator, Singing Frog Farm, Sutter County

Detailed Information

Milt Whaley

I am a certified organic farmer in Pleasant Grove and the former president of the Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento (2017).  I believe Assembly District 3 is underserved and deserves a progressive Democrat to be in office. AD3 is a poor district which should be doing far more for its residents in terms of health outreach, housing, education funding, voter registrations and integration, to name a few. I believe water is a huge issue for our rural residents and communities and not just for big rice farms and walnut orchards. Water is a local resource that we must protect for our futures, whether it be maintaining our current delivery infrastructure, banning unregulated injection of toxic fracking liquids into our ground, going to court to protect our rights from would-be interlopers or fighting to get new rights to rural residents and communities before they are forced off the land by lack of water.

I believe Sutter County and probably Butte County could easily become blue with a little more outreach to register new voters and encourage and help facilitate voting.

I am anti-fracking and believe human-caused climate change is an urgent threat to all humanity. I believe health care is a human right.

I believe community colleges and state colleges and universities should be tuition free to qualified residents. Further, I believe that student debt has become a shame on our society and should be forgiven … let the predatory lenders and their investors fail, unlike in the housing crisis of 2008 when giant banks and hedge funds got bailed out as millions lost their homes and retirement savings.

I believe housing is in crisis across our state and needs to be addressed now by new approaches, including creating and funding a state bank and hiring of thousands of publicly employed building trades people. I fought for $15. I believe our party should make it clear we are a family-first/worker-first party.

I believe strongly in fair trade but believe free trade is a scam put over on hard-working Americans by shareholder-first corporations and a state department totally out of touch with the people it once served. There is no question in my mind that the Green New Deal could be to this century what FDR’s New Deal was to the last century or even better.

Finally, I will attend all the required meetings and be a reliable vote for progressive ideals.