AD80: Southern parts of urban San Diego County.

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 12, 2019
Doors Open: 12:00pm
Candidate Speeches Begin: 12:30pm
Registration & Voting: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location
Olivewood Club House
541 East 24th Street
National City, 91950

*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

Michelle Krug

Delegate, San Diego Labor Council

Also vote for Michelle for e-board rep.

Christina Griffin-Jones

Labor and Social Justice Organizer

Sara Gurling

Labor Representative, California Nurses Association

Rafael Perez

Community College Educator/Commissioner/Small Business Owner

Emiliana Sparaco

Labor Organizer

Sara Gurling

Labor Representative, California Nurses Association

Michelle Krug

Delegate, San Diego Labor Council

Rafael Perez

Community College Educator/Commissioner/Small Business Owner

Your Progressive Executive Board Candidate

Vote for Delegate AND Executive Board Rep.

Delegate, San Diego Labor Council

Detailed Information

Michelle Krug

Michelle Krug worked as a waste water operator for the City of San Diego for 30 years. She is a delegate to the San Diego Labor Council and an AFSCME retiree executive board member. She has been a longtime advocate for immigration reform, affordable housing, decriminalizing homelessness, disability access and inclusivity, quality public transportation, environmental awareness and justice, LGBTQ rights, education, including restorative justice and cultural competency. She received the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award at the San Diego Democratic Party Roosevelt Dinner. Michelle is uniquely positioned for the role of Executive Board member given her decades –long connections and preparation and dedication to changing the party.

Christina Griffin-Jones

Christina Griffin-Jones understands, deeply, that if one of us in our community is hurting, we all are. She is committed to lifting up our most impacted and disenfranchised community members in every decision-making and voting space as a delegate. She was born and raised in San Diego and has organized in AD 80 for over 13 years. She believes AD80 is one that is rich with culture, environmental treasures, and history. All of these things are worthy of being protected and must be protected. If elected, Christina will be a voice that ensures the people, environment and heritage of our Assembly District is not forgotten about when environmental justice, access to mental health services, and ending all forms of family separation conversations happen.

Sara Gurling

Mexican-born Sara Gurling is a progressive Democrat fighting for a single standard of Healthcare For All and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  A trade unionist with more than 20 years representing workers rights, she serves as a labor representative with the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United, was the organizing director at San Diego ACLU, taught Labor Studies at San Diego City College and has worked on immigrant rights, disability rights and environmental justice for many years. She is past board president of Border Angels. Her radio and print work is featured in the US and abroad. Sara is a mother of three children, including a developmentally disabled woman, age 26. Sara became a US citizen in 2016 and was undocumented as a child in the US.

Rafael Perez

I’m an educator at a local community college, a commissioner on the Citizens’ Equal Opportunity Commission and I run my own business.  I recently ran for public office and was able to meet many of the local Democratic clubs in the process. I also had the opportunity to speak with many residents of the 80th AD.  I have been involved in my community for almost 20 years, serving in many capacities. I look forward to my continued involvement with the Democratic Party and ask for your support for AD80 delegate to the state party. 

Emiliana Sparaco

My name is Emiliana Sparaco and I’m an experienced union and political organizer and proud chapter president of my staff union. I have a strong sense of commitment to my community and ensuring a future where all working families can live and thrive in the place we call home. Having grown up in the 80th AD, I’m quite familiar with the lived realities of children, youth and families across our neighborhoods. My background includes working with services workers, public employees, and grassroots political campaigns throughout San Diego County. I believe my skills and experience would allow me to do the hard work as a delegate to hold the CA Democratic Party and our elected officials accountable to practices and policies that include and uplift all people.