AD50: Parts of Malibu, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills

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
Counting of Ballots Begin: 3:00pm


Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cross streets: 6th and Santa Monica

*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

Andrew Bouley

Small Business Owner

Amanda Hyde

Community Activist, Socialist Progressive

Erika Feresten

Bernie Delegate

Wendy Gladwin

Bernie supporter, Progressive activist

Marcy Winograd

Co-Covener, Bernie Sanders Delegate Election (CD-33)

Nicholas Stankevich

Progressive Bernie Supporter, Political Fundraiser, Small Business Owner

Kevin McKeown

Santa Monica Councilmember, former Mayor, elected five times WITHOUT EVER TAKING CORPORATE DONATIONS

Steven Fritzsche

Mental Health Practitioner, Bernie volunteer, Union activist

Detailed Information

Andrew Bouley

Originally from the East Coast, I have been living in Ca for the past 12 years. I’m a small business owner. Currently living in Beverly Hills with my 2 beautiful cats, and also my wife.

Amanda Hyde

I am a proud lifelong Democrat and California resident, and the adopted daughter of blue collar working parents from small farm and rodeo communities in Sanger and Clovis California.

From an early age, I embraced my activist roots. I tipped off my local news station to discrimination in my school system, which led to a full investigative report. Eventually, I was forced to attend an alternative high school and started working full time shortly after, at the age of 15.

I have always been committed to creating change from outside of mainstream government. In recent years, however, I started actively attending West Hollywood city meetings and events, and I quickly found a way to put my activism to good use within the system. I am the lead organizer of West Hollywood’s annual Cannabis Education Forum. I led a grassroots community effort in support of organized labor in the Fight for $15. And I was recently appointed to serve on the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board.

Politically, I embrace my progressive spirit. I was a proud volunteer for the Sanders campaign both locally and in Nevada. I led grassroots volunteer registration and organizing efforts, and I successfully used digital networks to build a strong coalition of support. I also ran to be a Sanders delegate. During the general election, I brought my experience from the Sanders campaign to the Clinton team, and put that experience to work in Nevada.

Pay equity, increased minimum wage, tuition-free higher education, banking reform, reproductive rights, tenants rights, ending the drug war, protecting the environment, and addressing LGBT issues are just some of the reasons I have joined the Grassroots Slate to serve as an Assembly District Delegate. I would love to have your support — and your vote — in this election.

Erika Feresten
  • Progressive Activist
  • 1st Vice President of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
  • Delegate, Bernie Sanders
  • Political Talk Radio Show Host, America’s Talk on iHeartRadio
  • Contributing Author, Winning Without Compromising Yourself: Unlocking Personal and Professional Mastery in the Political Arena (Salon Press, 2007)
  • Executive Coach for Congressional, State, Local Leaders and Staff
Wendy Gladwin

I grew up in a conservative household but my views changed when my ex husband went to Vietnam and I became a peace activist. I’ve been a registered Democrat my whole life realizing that we have a two party system and we need to work from within the party to effect change. We need to rid our elections of big money and lobbyists and bring our country back to it’s populist roots. Neo-liberalism is why we now have President Tump. That’s why I supported Bernie Sanders. He is the first presidential candidate that I can say I actively worked for a donated the maximum to.

Marcy Winograd

I am a founding member of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and the Co-Convener of the Bernie Sanders for President Delegate Election in the 33rd Congressional District. In 2010, I mobilized 41% of the Democratic Party primary vote in my Progressive Democrats of America ( peace challenge to Blue Dog Democrat & hawk Jane Harman. I will fight for workers rights, single-payer health care, abolition of the death penalty, bans on fracking and nuclear power, immigrant rights, and end to racial profiling and laws to protect the 99%. By day, I am a public school teacher, active in my 35,000-member strong United Teachers of Los Angeles, working to stop the privatization of our public schools and to deliver quality education. I am a true progressive excited to support a progressive ascendancy in the state party. You can contact me @marcywinograd or I’m running on the Progressive Slate.

Nicholas Stankevich

Now more than ever is when we need a unified progressive voice.

Our party needs new progressive voices that will stand up for all citizens, community members, neighbors and family alike.

Our party needs progressive leadership to stand up to be the voice of the majority of Californians and Americans that voted for a direction that this country demands to be lead.

Our party needs progressive leadership that will direct and guide this great state and nation to a future that includes everyone and prospers all.

Our party needs progressive leadership to fight on a daily basis to be heard on all mountaintops to speak the truth for working people, an economy that is for the majority not just the few, and the voiceless environment that is in dire straits.

Now is the time, more than ever to gather and speak out against hate, bigotry, racism and misogyny.

Now is the time to be vigilant for crony legislation that limits civil rights to favor the few.

I commit to be a representative for all Californians as your delegate for Assembly District Election Meetings.

I will fight as a representative to protect, enhance and work with the environment to solve our global challenges with climate change.

I believe by working with people, promoting renewable environmental practices sustainably and by just doing the right thing will promote an economy that will rise all ships, help all people within and throughout our communities to make a better California, a better America and most importantly a better individual.

Thank you for your consideration with allowing me to represent my district as an Assembly District Election Meetings delegate.

All the best to a brighter future, a brighter California!
-Nicholas Stankevich, Candidate for ADEM Assembly District 50

Kevin McKeown

I’ve been elected to local office five times WITHOUT EVER TAKING CORPORATE DONATIONS.

Former Mayor and continuing Santa Monica City Councilmember since 1998.

Authored anti-war and single-payer health care resolutions,
worker-friendly minimum wage, and sustainable rights ordinance.

Chair, Westside Cities Council of Governments. Vice-chair, CADEM
Irish-American Caucus.

Local Assembly District “Democrat of the Year” in 2010 and 2014.

Steven Fritzsche

Currently I work providing mental health care to children and adolescents. I have worked internationally to create sustainable development and support indigenous peoples. Closer to home, I’ve worked monitoring the effects of climate change on national preserves, worked in the resettlement of East African refugees, and provided educational trainings to LGBTQ immigrants. I’m a union member and a strong advocate for our right to organize. I support major changes in the Democratic Party and I volunteered for Bernie in the primaries. It is up to leftist Democrats to push the party to focus on working families. It is up to leftist Democrats to fight big money in politics. It is up to leftist Democrats to advocate redistribution and fight oppression. We know that Trump will support fascist, racist policies that crush working people and we know how to fight back. The single greatest obstacle to resistance is no longer the GOP, but centrist Democrats who may want to compromise or stand back idly. I promise to push the progressive, social democratic platform when elected.