AD80: Southern parts of urban San Diego County.

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: 2:30pm
Registration & Voting Begin: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Election Portion Begins: 
Counting of Ballots Begins: TBD


International Association
of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers
590 Park Way
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Cross Street: G Street

*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

Sara Gurling

Unionist, Educator & Community Leader

Rebecca Paida

Community Activist

Detailed Information

Sara Gurling

Sara Gurling has been representing workers in the United States for two decades. She is a labor, humanitarian and immigrant rights activist. A longtime trade unionist with the California Nurses Association and local labor studies college educator, she has advocated and worked on behalf of single-payer healthcare and environmental justice in our communities. Her public service news columns and radio journalist work are featured both locally and internationally. Sara is the parent of two young boys and an adult daughter who has cardiac and developmental disabilities.

Rebecca Paida


Rebecca Paida is a multi-lingual community leader who works with refugees and immigrants in the 80th Assembly District. Given her background as a former refugee, Ms. Paida is intimately aware of the social and economic disparities that residents of underserved neighborhoods encounter. This experience fuels her passion for service and engaging constituents in civic discourse. With your support, Rebecca aims to advocate for all communities including those who have traditionally been disenfranchised.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University. She currently resides in City Heights.