AD40: Parts of San Bernardino, Redlands & Cajon Junction

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: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Doors Open: 9:00am
Candidate Speeches Begin: 9:30am
Registration & Voting: 10:00am-12:00pm

Operating Engineers Local 12
1647 W Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92374     

*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

Alexandra Beltran

Policy Advocate

Gilda Gularte

Accounting Supervisor

Jody Isenberg

Catalina’s List Board Member

Renee Regalado Kern

Small Business Owner, Community Volunteer

Ana McNaughton

Community Organizer, CTA member, Redlands Area Democratic Club Board Member

Andrea Vega

San Bernardino County Young Democrats Board Member, Activist, Tutor

James Albert

San Bernardino County Young Democrats Board Member

Eddie Sanchez

Union Organizer

Detailed Information

Alexandra Beltran

Alexandra Beltran received her Bachelor’s in History from the University of Southern California in 2010. After graduating, she started working for Youth Action Project, a local nonprofit that helps students in San Bernardino. Later Ms. Beltran joined the San Bernardino County Young Democrat club in 2011 and stayed involved in campaigns, eventually getting hired on a Congressional campaign in 2014. In 2014, she also joined San Bernardino Generation Now, an organization working to improve the city through civic engagement, art, community service, and culture. During that time Alex also worked for the Regional Parks Department of the County of San Bernardino as a Media Assistant, but was laid off in the summer of 2015 due to budget cuts.

In 2016 she worked on a local campaign for State Assembly in the 40th district as Office Manager. The following year she became a fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute learning about public policy and also worked on a local school board race in San Bernardino as a Data Specialist. This year she ran for City Council in the 4th Ward of San Bernardino. Alex shared her vision for a better San Bernardino, but unfortunately lost by eight votes in the November election. She continues to be a policy advocate for the community, campaign reform, environmental justice and women’s issues.

Gilda Gularte

I believe community activism is the heart of democracy. I ran for Highland City Council District 4 because we must have leaders that represent our communities not corporations or private interest. Working with my neighbors to improve the lives of our children, seniors and all members of our community is a priority for me. We must do more to include all our neighbors to engage on the issues that affect our families including education, health care and economic opportunities. I have spent several years working with several organizations fighting for environmental justice, community activism, and family values. Catalina’s List, Redland’s Area Democratic Club, and the San Bernardino County Young Democrats are some of organizations that I am a member of. I ask for your vote to represent AD40 to fight for the future of the Democratic Party.

Jodi Isenberg

I am sick and tired of neoliberalism. I am a proud and vocal progressive and I want the California Democratic Party to champion progressive issues and promote progressive values — healthcare as a human right, free public higher education (like I had when I attended Cal State San Bernardino in the 1970’s), criminal justice reform, a working social safety net, higher taxes on the rich, higher wages and guaranteed income for working people, comprehensive immigration reform — to name a few. I am running to be a party delegate from AD 40 to promote those values. I retired in 2014 after 25 years as a research attorney on the staff of an associate justice of the California State Court of Appeal. Since then, I have put my time and money into promoting progressive issues and candidates. I have volunteered for political campaigns, from Bernie Sanders on the national level and Delaine Eastin for Governor of California, to local candidates like Abigail Rosales Medina in her bids both for state assembly and city school board re-election, and most recently for Alexandra Beltran’s race for San Bernardino City Council (which she lost by only 8 votes). I have knocked on doors and talked with people about the social and economic benefits of Medicare for All, and California’s 2018 proposed rent control law (because the rent truly is too damn high). I have taken falls in the street and been bitten by a dog in my volunteer efforts. Many Democrats in positions of party control and power apparently believe it’s enough to complain about the current administration, but what rank and file Dems really want and desperately need is a progressive party with a solid progressive platform that recognizes we truly all are in this together (as my valued friend Ana McNaughton says). I will work to achieve those progressive goals as an ADEM if elected to represent the 40th Assembly District.

Renee Regalado Kern

Renee Regalado Kern is a Redlands native and has lived in the area her entire life.   She is passionate about becoming an ADEM delegate because she strongly believes great impact begins at the local level.  After the last presidential election, Renee was frustrated and wanted to focus on candidates and issues that focus on equality, environment, health care, and education.  Serving her community plays a significant role in her life.  Please consider Renee as an ADEM delegate as she would continue to serve and give a voice to the underrepresented and underserved.

Ana McNaughton

Democrat is a verb. It means learning about local issues, state bills, and federal policies. It means connecting with people in the community and building bridges and coalitions with others. It means working together to register and educate voters and creating winning strategies to accomplish common goals.

Since becoming an American citizen in 2015 I have been working tirelessly in local, state, and federal politics. In the past several years I have volunteered on a presidential campaign, helped candidates at the state level, and worked on local School Board and City Council elections.

I am running as assembly district delegate to help bring more people to the table, increase local civic engagement, and promote practices that place people and the planet first.

I would be greatly honored to earn your vote.

Andrea Vega

After graduating in the spring of 2017 from California State University Northridge with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, I moved to Rancho Cucamonga. It didn’t take long for me to develop a sense of community here. During the recent California gubernatorial primaries I attended my first San Bernardino County Young Democrats meeting. Interacting with local progressive activists and community organizers helped me gain a better understanding of the political landscape and needs of the community that I now call home. During both the primaries and the general elections, I was dedicated in helping increase voter turnout and volunteering in support of candidates and propositions that best support the needs of our diverse community through canvassing for non-profit organizations. I am now the CYD IE Judicial Appeals Committee Representative and work alongside the SBCYD executive board. I’m also a member of NARAL Pro-Choice California’s regional Action Council. I’m a strong supporter of social justice, grassroots organizing, and progressive values such as comprehensive immigration reform, criminal justice reform, reproductive justice, and Medicare for All. I have faith in the future of the Democratic Party and would honored to serve and represent my community as a delegate of Assembly District 40.

James Albert

I have been actively involved in representing my community since the 2016 election. I have been elected to serve our Party from the local to the national level.  In my last term as an elected representative from our county central committee, I have focused my efforts on building lasting, transformational (non-transactional) relationships with our key coalition supporters (i.e. labor, environmental and social justice groups) that represent stakeholders in our district, county, and regionwide.

In this next term, I will be focused on:

✓ increasing our regional representation in key standing committees in our party structure
✓ community engagement/empowerment via forums, workshops, potential pre-endorsement, community-based conferences, and trainings
✓ holding our lawmakers accountable to our progressively-evolving platform
✓ developing our neighborhood captain program to have a sustainable infrastructure in place to reclaim & gain elected, public offices (especially at the community level)
✓ transforming our Party to living up to its namesake: democratic, not only in name, but in principles, values, and priorities.

Currently, I am serving the rest of a short-term role as President of the San Bernardino County Young Democrats, an at-large board member with our San Bernardino Area League of Women Voters chapter where I continue to partner with youth-led coalitions to pre-/register thousands of 16-20 year olds to vote, and sit on the Young Leaders Advisory Council of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to find ways to improve our air quality and public health.

I look forward to your engagement, feedback, and input in our upcoming election on Saturday, January 26th at the Operating Engineers Local Union in Redlands. Please consider supporting delegates who are on record, willing, and committed to put our neighborhood schools and underrepresented commUNITY first, and status quo exclusive politics behind us.

Eddie Sanchez

I am a union organizer who believes our general politics needs to take a harder step towards supporting working families. I believe education and healthcare should be a right to all. I believe we need to do more to protect and empower our LGBT, Undocumented, and communities of color.

I’ve acted on my beliefs by hitting the streets to organize and volunteer in efforts to make improvements. I would like your support in taking another step towards improvement.