Over the next two years, the California Democratic Party will elect a new leader as well as making extremely important endorsements in the 2020 Presidential Primary and other key races, according to James Williamson, president of Desert Stonewall Democrats.

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James Williamson

On Saturday, Jan. 26 Democrats have an opportunity to elect the Delegates to represent Assembly District 42 that will help make these really important decisions, Williamson said in a letter to the membership. Seven women and seven men will be elected.

Democratic delegates from Assembly District 56 were elected earlier this month. Results are available by clicking here. 

Assembly District Delegates to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

Assembly District Delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at California Democratic Party regional meetings and the California Democratic Party Convention. Those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual Executive Board meetings.

The 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention will be held May 31 – June 2, 2019 in San Francisco.

Desert Stonewall Democrat members have put their names forward as candidates are:

  • Christy Holstege
  • David Weiner
  • Eileen Stern
  • Greg Rodriguez
  • Howard Katz
  • James Williamson   (Executive Board)
  • Joseph Brinson
  • Lisa Middleton
  • Michael Finland
  • Patrick Weiss
  • Rob Westwood

Voting only takes a few minutes. To vote, you must be a registered Democrat in the 42nd Assembly District.

The vote will be held at the Women’s Building at 175 W Hays Street, Banning.  Doors open at 11 a.m. Voting will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Desert Stonewall Democrats are organizing carpools. If you would like a ride to Banning, contact James Williamson at 760.537.0060 or williamsonjg@gmail.com

For a complete list of candidates, please click here.

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years (Saturday, January 12 or Sunday, January 13 and Saturday, January 26 or Sunday, January 27 of 2019) to elect seven “self-identified female” and seven “other than self-identified female” to be Democratic Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District in which they are registered as a Democrat.