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: Saturday, January 7
Candidate Speeches Begin: 9:30am
Registration & Voting Begin: 10:00am-12:00pm
Election Portion Begin: 12:00pm
Counting of Ballots Begin: TBD


Advance family
medical care group
1201 East Florence Ave
Los Angeles, CA, CA 90001

Cross streets: Central Ave

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

Can We Count on You to Come Vote?

Your Progressive Candidates

Jay Cortez

Digital Communications, Bernie Delegate

Nicole Walker
AD 59 delegate, Bernie Delegate

Detailed Information

Jay Cortez

Jay A. Cortez was born in Central LA and raised in the San Fernando Valley, eventually becoming a resident of South Los Angeles in 2009. He began public service in 2007 as part of City Year Los Angeles under Americorps for two years. After his his work with CYLA he briefly enrolled in Los Angeles City College where he continued service as Senator in Student Government and later as Student Body President.

In 2011, he withdrew from school to help found the Alice G. Harrison Development Office serving Los Angeles High School, which continues to provide scholarships, programs, and leadership opportunities for students to this day. He left his post at LA High to embark on a career in Digital Marketing, specializing in Latino outreach, politics, and the housing industry. He currently works for a mature San Gabriel-based tech start-up and occasionally consults privately for active political figures and campaigns. He lives with his partner, Wendy, and their 3 Daughters.

His views on the current political climate is expressed in the great Martin Luther King, Jr. saying “everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” And now, more than ever, we must serve ourselves and our communities instead of looking to Washington to solve our local issues. Each community contains the seeds of it’s own salvation, and a good leader helps to tend the garden.

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker works in environmental health and safety for the second largest school district in the nation.  A combination of public service, industry experience and formal education in public policy and urban studies makes Ms. Walker a formidable candidate for the AD 59 delegate.