AD66: Manhattan Bch, Hermosa Bch, Redondo Bch, Gardena, Torrance, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes

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: 12:00pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Zamperini Field
3301 Airport Dr.
Torrance, CA 90505

Cross streets or landmarks: Torrance Airport

*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?

Your Progressive Candidates

Cathy Familathe

Pres. Southern California ILWU Regional Council

Margie Hoyt


Audrey Wong

Community Activist

Brian Carolus

Former Bernie Delegate, Human Rights Activist

Brian Hitchcock

Progressive activist

Detailed Information

Brian Carolus

Brian is a born and raised native of Southern California, and has lived in the 66th for most of his life. His interest in politics first began growing up in a progressive household, and later became inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, culminating with Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. As a former Bernie Sanders delegate of CA’s 33rd congressional district, Brian represented nearly 20,000 voices of South Bay voters at the Democratic National Convention, including much of the 66th Assembly District. He has partnered in tandem with Doctors Without Borders, LGBTQ activists, indigenous rights and environmental activists in North Dakota against DAPL, Black Lives Matter, and other groups and organizations to fight for progressive causes and values. He has also served this district as a former staffer for former Rep. Jane Harman in the United States House of Representatives.

Margie Hoyt

For anyone wanting an influence in the Democratic Party in Assembly District 66 please come out on Jan. 7, 2017, Saturday, at noon and vote for new people as delegates to the party so that it will truly represent the interests of the majority of people who are struggling to get by or facing an uncertain future, need decent paying jobs, health care, want safe neighborhoods, clean air and water, and basically a decent a life. It’s going to take all of us pulling together to make it happen. Please come out and vote. Nothing will change without your help. Thank you.

Audrey Wong

I was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up in the suburbs, it was hard to find other progressive people. I fled Los Angeles as soon as I could to find other like-minded people. During my search, I witnessed friends get priced out of homes and loved ones get sick without proper health coverage. After returning home, I discovered Bernie Sanders. Through Bernie, I found other progressives in my backyard of AD-66. The Vermont senator inspired me to get involved politically so I campaigned for him, other progressive candidates and causes. Now I’m running to be ADEMS delegate. I’ve always been a Democrat and as delegate, I aim to restore the Democratic party to a grassroots organization that will stand up for minorities, women, immigrants, climate scientists and other groups during Trump’s administration.

Brian Hitchcock

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