Assembly District 47

District

BallotName

Eboard(*)

IdentifiesAsFemale(SIF)

OtherthanSIF(OSIF)

47 Ana Gonzalez * SIF
47 Kareem Góngora No OSIF
47 Hafsa Sharafat No SIF
47 Samuel J. Casey No OSIF
47 Mary B Sandoval No SIF
47 Kelvin Moore No OSIF
47 Kimberly Calvin No SIF
47 Anthony Aguirre No OSIF
47 Esmeralda Vazquez No SIF
47 Patrice Brown No SIF
47 Angela Wilkinson No SIF
47 Johnny Ramos No OSIF
47 Ivan Aguayo No OSIF
47 Daniel Peeden No OSIF
47 Victor Quiroz No OSIF
47 Carolina Verduzco No SIF
47 Rafael Trujillo, Jr. * OSIF
47 Michelle Maria Heard * SIF
47 Daphne Hawkins * SIF
47 Misael Tovar Diaz * OSIF
47 Jacob Randolph No OSIF
47 BarBara L Chavez No SIF
47 Lynn Summers No SIF
47 Rey Acosta * OSIF
47 Laura A Mancha No SIF
47 Linda Gonzalez * SIF
47 Upminder Jeet Singh Sandhu * OSIF
47 Dan Flores No OSIF
47 Demedre Lane Barnes No OSIF
47 Edward C McMillon II No OSIF
47 Edgar Montes No OSIF
47 Christina Marquez No SIF
47 Rocio Aguayo No SIF

Candidate Statements

Beloved Community,

My name is Ana Gonzalez, it has been an honor to serve as an Assembly District (AD47) delegate for the past four years, and two of those as your Executive Board representative. As an educator, business woman, and community organizer, I have learned to value the importance of building community and fight for justice to seek a more equitable government and ensure our community has the resources they need. This pandemic has made me realize that the things we have been fighting for, like medicare for all, green new deal, affordable housing, high quality education, mental health resources, immigrant rights, are of utmost importance now given that our communities, especially our BIPOC folks continue dealing with these struggles; the pandemic has exposed the inequities of our government to a degree that cannot be ignored.

In my tenure with the California Democratic Party I collaborated with colleagues and the community to write resolutions and demand change, our communities deserve better, and we must not go back to the way things were before 45’s administration. We must transform our party and government.

I will continue to serve and be the voice of the 47th AD. Together we can transform and dismantle the systems that have for too long oppressed our BIPOC communities, join me, let’s together bring a just and equitable government for all. It starts with transforming our California Democratic Party.

I humbly ask for your vote to continue to serve and represent this amazing community! Hasta la Victoria!

Ana Gonzalez

My wife and I have been raising our three children in the community we grew up in– the city of Fontana. We love the Inland Empire and feel strongly connected to service while advocating for disadvantaged families. I am proud to be a lifetime Democrat. I remain committed to holding our leaders accountable to ensure our party reflects the progressive and diverse values we all cherish.

I’ve been fortunate to serve in Fontana Democratic Club’s leadership and as an assembly delegate as well as a member of the state party’s organizational development committee. With these experiences, I am aware of our communities’ battles and how important it is to organize to protect our environment while fighting for good-paying jobs.

I earned my BA in English from UC Riverside, MA in Management from the University of Redlands, and working towards my Doctorate in Public Administration from California Baptist University. Professionally, I have coordinated after-school programs to help working families keep at-risk youth safe and administered programs to help families in poverty and improve access to healthcare. In 2018, I was appointed by California’s Assembly Speaker to the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners, overseeing California Accredited Law Schools and the state’s bar exam. I am one of the most vocal proponents of diversity, equity and inclusion in the justice system.

Our region deserves progressive representatives committed to championing issues that improve the lives of people. I would be humbled to have your vote again as a delegate for Assembly District 47.

To learn more about my background, visit facebook.com/teamgongora.

Kareem Góngora

Hi, my name is Hafsa Sharafat and I hope to earn your vote as an Assembly District Delegate!

I moved to the Inland Empire when I was 10 years old and have called this place home for 12 years. We have seen much progress occur in the Inland Empire, including the 47th Assembly District. However, the progress that has been made cannot allow us to forget that there are still many issues that our communities face that need to be addressed to continue forward. Much of the issues that still plague our communities are poverty, house affordability, job availability, and pollution to name a few. To properly address the issues our communities face, we need to elect progressive delegates. Delegates that understand the issues that our community face and are willing to unite to pursue the much-needed change. Delegates that will make sure that the Inland Empire and the 47th Assembly District are heard and represented in the California Democratic Party.

If elected, I would be up to the challenge of making sure our region’s voice is heard loud and clear. In the community, I help organize events that are targeted to help bring out members of the community and provide a fun and relaxed environment for them and their children to interact with other members. The events are free to the public and we provide food, games, and raffle prizes. Our aim is to help build and foster strong bonds in the community. I also volunteer with non-profit organizations that aid during humanitarian crises. In the work that I have done, I have seen communities at their best but also at their worst. The Inland Empire is not at its worst, but neither is it at its best. However, through collaborative efforts and effective policy targeted at tackling the issues our communities face, I believe we can change that. I hope I can earn your vote and support and I look forward to applying my skills to serve the 47th Assembly District. Thank you for your consideration.

Hafsa Sharafat

Hello, my name is Pastor Samuel J. Casey and I hope to gain your vote as an Assembly District Delegate!

In 1999, I was introduced to Community Organizing as a young minister representing my congregation. This is where my passion and calling as a community organizer was ignited. August 1, 1999 Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (C.O.P.E.) was birth and ever since that day I have consistently worked with communities to revitalize the communities in which they live, work, and worshiped. I truly believe in the power of the people to exercise their voice through their vote and desire to continue to work to increase voter participation and engagement.

I have worked collaboratively for the last 20 years to fight for progressive and proactive systemic change within the Proud 47th, throughout this region, and State. Mostly recently I led a coalition to demand the San Bernardino County Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis.

I am humbled by this opportunity to continue to work in the 47th in making progress and I look forward to carrying the torch. It would be my honor to receive your vote. If you have any questions, please contact me at pastorsamuel@new-lifecc.org. Thank you!

Samuel J. Casey

Hello Fellow Democrats!! My name is Mary Sandoval a lifetime Democratic. Born and raised in the Inland Empire my father was a Union member. SO, YOU CAN SAY I AM A UNION Brat! Today I hope to earn your vote to represent you as a delegate in the 47th Assembly District!

My passion is to serve the community, I live in. I currently serve as A School Board member for Fontana Unified School District Board of Education , San Bernardino County Advocate for Better Schools (member) and San Bernardino School Board Association where I serve as President. I have used these positions to advocate for my community and to voice my concerns of lack of services for the underprivileged communities.

For the past 20 years, I have worked and campaigned since 1990. I have worked on Federal, State and local campaigns. I am a member of Fontana Democratic Club and have served as secretary in the 1990’s.

I will be honored to receive your Vote! And represent you! As a Delegate for the 47th Assembly Member District.

If you have any questions Please contact me by email mbsandov5@aol.com or cell# (909) 997-5493.

Thank You

Mary B Sandoval

Hello Fellow Democrats,

My name is Kimberly Calvin and I hope to earn your vote as a 47th Assembly District Delegate!

Throughout my entire life, I’ve watched my family serve the Democratic Party. As a young girl, I campaigned for Mayor Bradley, Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, and many others right next to my mother who was an Assembly District Delegate. My aunt was also a Delegate and I had the pleasure of supporting many fellow Democrats who would campaign throughout the City of San Bernardino such as; Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters and many other local Democrat candidates as well. I’m grateful to have continued this democratic family tradition of serving with my children. We have shared in many campaign journeys but most memorable would have to be working the polls in 2008 with my son while in high school as 44th President Barack Obama won.

Our family dedication and belief in the Democratic Party has led me to where I am today. The hard work and tenacious support paved the way for my becoming a newly elected Council Woman for City of San Bernardino’s Ward 6. I am more committed and inspired to serve and represent the 47th District. I am very proud of the Grassroots efforts our team utilized to gain support from all constituents wanting a better life and our ability to create a campaign that was known as “The Peoples Campaign”. We were extremely fortunate to give space to all voices.

I am quite proud of the progress of the movement in our city, state and country that WE Democrats have purposed, and I would be humbled if chosen to carry the torch forward. It would be my honor to receive your vote so that I may serve you and generations to come.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank You.

Blessings,

Kimberly Calvin

San Bernardino

Kimberly Calvin

Hi, my name is Anthony Aguirre, I was born and raised in the City of San Bernardino. My parents are David and Josie Aguirre who are also born and raised here. I attended St. Anthony Catholic School also located in the City of San Bernardino, where I spearheaded a youth group for St. Anthony Church and organized fund raisers when I was a youth. I attended Aquinas Catholic High School and graduated in 1985. I attended San Bernardino Valley College where I served on the ASB. I have worked for Stater Bros. for 34 years and I am also a Union Stewart for UFCW local 1428. I am a graduate from California State University San Bernardino where I received my B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. When my children were still very young I was awarded primary custody and raised them as a single parent. I have been PTA President for Urbita Elementary. I was also chairman of School Site Council and the coach of the basketball team there for several years. I have served on the board for the District Advisory Council for the City of San Bernardino School District. I am currently the President of the Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Association. I am also the President of Scenic Riverwalk Neighborhood Association. I have volunteered for city cleanups and have also helped the County with the task of counting the homeless in the city. When elected I believe I can bring positive change. I have an understanding of how the political process deeply impacts the communities we live in.

Anthony R Aguirre

Hi, my name is Esmeralda Vazquez and I hope to earn your vote as an Assembly District Delegate!

My love and passion for our community has always kept me engaged to bring resources and effective leadership to our region. I hold a degree in Public Policy, and I have served in multiple leadership capacities, including Student Trustee on the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees—I have used my voice to advocate for our community locally, statewide, and nationwide.

Through the years, I have worked on several election campaigns—presidential, state, and local races. I have also worked as a resource counselor to assist underrepresented and non-traditional students, which led me to establish a curriculum on civic engagement education, and have worked with the California Voter Foundation to ensure that more people register to vote. I aim to stoke innovative, compassionate, and knowledgeable leadership in our society. I now serve as the Senior District Representative for Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, where I work on multiple issues in our district.

I want to continue empowering and uplifting our community. It would be my honor to receive your vote. If you have any questions, please contact me at mailto:Esmeralda.iisabel@gmail.com. Thank you!

Esmeralda Vazquez

My name is Patrice Brown. I have been a resident of this region for over 40 years. I raised my four children here and my 14 grandchildren were also raised in this area that’s why I’ve been involved in my community throughout the years. I have a long history of volunteerism and community service particularly with the issues of homelessness, union activism, and local Democratic Party activities.

I was first inspired as a young mother in Rialto to help our homeless neighbors. I would cook and make sandwiches to hand out to the homeless in our area with the help of my young children. This is a tradition I still have to this day, to collect clothes, toiletries, shoes, and food and give them to the homeless.

Later I became a homecare provider providing personal care to low income and disabled seniors and children with special needs so that they can continue living in their homes. It’s hard and tedious work but I strongly believe that we have to care for people in our community that can’t care for themselves.

I am a long time union activist. I’ve been a steward with UFCW, CWA, and now SEIU. I’ve been part of countless campaigns to help workers get dignity at work. I have also fought against the Affordable Care Act Repeal, advocated for sick pay and overtime pay for home care workers, and fought against cuts to Medi-Cal and Medi-Caid funding. I was a petitioner for the State Minimum Wage Increase initiative in 2016 and am a delegate of my union’s Executive Board.

I am an active Democrat. I’m a Democracy Captain within SEIU, Bargaining Team for SEIU(a member of the DNC, also a member of ThePoor People’s Campaign and Vice President of AFRAM Western region.

I am currently ending my term as an elected Assembly District 47 Delegate and it would be my honor to serve another term. I am also working on bringing BWC a non-profit organization to SanBernardino County and Riverside where my position is on the advisory board.

We have regional issues that the Democratic Party can help address such as homelessness, affordable housing, economic justice, racial justice, immigrant justice, and environmental justice. My personal and organizing background shows that I will be a voice for these issues and communities. That is why I’m running to be a delegate for the 47​th​ Assembly District. I humbly ask for your vote so I can continue highlighting these issues in our Party.

Patrice Brown

Hello, I am asking for your vote for re-election as 47th Assembly District Delegate. I am a Rotarian, a 17 year Retired Office Assistant for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept, 1978 High School Graduate of Cajon High School and Great Great Granddaughter of City of Redlands First Africian American Pioneer Settler who played a significant role in the development of the City of Redlands, Ca. We all know this 2020 year has been turbulent times here in the Inland Empire 47th District. As Delegate I will continue to support, endorse and help elect elected officials who continue to help support their communities in Women Rights, Healthcare for seniors, a livable minimum wage and getting our children safely back to school. since this pandemic we now have reached 1 million lives lost, With the lives of Black lives lost we must also remember that all lives matter and work towards working together to help all and that no more lives are lost as possible. Your vote for me will continue to have elected officials to be our Voices in Sacramento as well as in all Communities and I will make sure we in the 47th District our voices, issues and concerns are not only heard but implemented in our lives. VOTE Angela Wilkinson 47th Assembly District Delegate. Thank you

Angela Wilkinson

I have been an active volunteer with the Democrat party for 6 years. As such, I knocked many doors, made many more text messages and phone calls for local and state candidates. Many of whom were elected. During this time, I became involved with several local Democrat clubs and had the privilege to hold Executive Board positions in a few. With these groups, I helped increase membership engagement and capacity with a focus on young voices. I also lead fundraising efforts to assist club members with their travel and lodging to numerous CDP conventions and Political leadership workshops.

That is a little of what I have done. As for what I stand for. I am a progressive Democrat that believes our communities, our people, deserve better. Deserve more. I am a supporter of rent control, the rent is too darn high! I support a livable wage, minimum $15 per hour. I am in favor of a Medicare for All solution, because insurance companies are NOT health care providers. I believe we need quality jobs, small business we can support and less warehouses especially near schools. I believe large businesses and corporations need to pay their fair share of property tax. I support reallocation of city and county funds to go toward schools, after school programs and community centers to help counter the School-to-Prison pipeline. Along with that, I support the need to retrain our police and to have social workers assist in situations that can be worked through without violence.

To be frank, I am not one to seek the limelight. I just want to help amplify the voice of those who feel they don’t have one. I would be honored and humbled to have your support and promise to work alongside my Democrat brothers and sisters to represent AD 47 as best we can.

Thank you.

Johnny Ramos

I currently serve as the Southern Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party Children’s Caucus and a Trustee of the Rialto Democratic Club. I am now finishing up my second term as an Assembly District Delegate and just completed my term as a Bernie Sanders Delegate to the DNC.

My involvement in democratic politics started 20 years ago in the city of Rialto, where I have been proud to support candidates and elected officials who have moved the city of Rialto and the Inland Empire forward. I have earned an associate degree in business administration from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s & master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Riverside. As a professional, I am a co-founder and board member of SBX Youth & Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2001 in the city of Rialto. Our company’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty through mentoring, education and community organizing. In 2015, I was recognized for non-profit excellence by Riverside County and Community Connect. In 2016, I was recognized as a Change Maker by the Center for Social Innovation from the University of California, Riverside for the innovative work SBX Youth & Family Services does throughout the Inland Empire in social justice.

I would be honored to earn your vote for Assembly District Delegate in order to continue serving as the Southern Vice-Chair of the Children’s Caucus and to continue the important work of ensuring the Democratic Party prioritizes policies that increase equity and justice in California.

Daniel Peeden

I have been an active volunteer with the Democrat party for 6 years. As such, I knocked many doors, made many more text messages and phone calls for local and state candidates. Many of whom were elected. During this time, I became involved with several local Democrat clubs and had the privilege to hold Executive Board positions in a few. With these groups, I helped increase membership engagement and capacity with a focus on young voices. I also lead fundraising efforts to assist club members with their travel and lodging to numerous CDP conventions and Political leadership workshops.

That is a little of what I have done. As for what I stand for. I am a progressive Democrat that believes our communities, our people, deserve better. Deserve more. I am a supporter of rent control, the rent is too darn high! I support a livable wage, minimum $15 per hour. I am in favor of a Medicare for All solution, because insurance companies are NOT health care providers. I believe we need quality jobs, small business we can support and less warehouses especially near schools. I believe large businesses and corporations need to pay their fair share of property tax. I support reallocation of city and county funds to go toward schools, after school programs and community centers to help counter the School-to-Prison pipeline. Along with that, I support the need to retrain our police and to have social workers assist in situations that can be worked through without violence.

To be frank, I am not one to seek the limelight. I just want to help amplify the voice of those who feel they don’t have one. I would be honored and humbled to have your support and promise to work alongside my Democrat brothers and sisters to represent AD 47 as best we can.

Thank you.

Victor Quiroz

Hello Family, Friends, and Neighbors of the 47th Assembly District.

I am running to be a delegate to the 2021 California Democratic Party (CDP)Convention in the 47th Assembly District. The last four years have shown me how imperative it is to ensure our voice is heard on every level. When we do not have compassionate and intentional people representing our community’s interest; The people within our community suffer. I am a lifetime progressive democrat who is committed to social justice and equity for all people!

Dismantling the voices of racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, or bigotry of any form is an imperative stance in which we as democrats can not waver. We must commit ourselves to protecting the rights and equity of all people. We must create a system that provides Universal Healthcare for all, Justice and Safety for all, and College for all!

As Democrats within AD 47, we must organize, unite, educate, and build collective power within our district. If given the opportunity to serve as the AD47 delegate, you will get a representative who cares about our district, serve within our community, and support the values of our Democratic Party. Vote Daphne A. Hawkins as your next AD47 delegate.

Daphne A. Hawkins

I’m Misael Tovar Diaz and I’m running to represent you as an Assembly District Delegate.
I’ve learned a lot about my community after spending countless hours volunteering for city events and non-profit organizations. Recently, I’ve served as Democratic Mayor Deborah Robertson’s Political Director during her re-election campaign in November. I’ve spoken to too many voters who have become disillusioned with our Party, and I want to ensure that the Democratic Party represents the true values and interests of our wonderfully diverse working class.
I’m a progressive deeply inspired by the politics of the late MLK Jr. and I’m committed to limiting the influence of corporate money and lobbying, public investments in communities, universal healthcare, growing a strong middle-class economy, social justice, criminal justice, bail reform, ending mass incarceration, immigration reform, addressing climate change, access to quality education, and universal public college.
I’ll aim to make sure our party stands strong against attacks on our diversity, freedoms, and planet from any disgraceful politician whether Red or Blue.
I would be honored to receive your support and vote in order to help build a more inclusive party.

Misael Tovar Diaz

My name is Linda Gonzalez I have been a registered Democrat since the age of 18 years old. All my life I have dedicated my life to helping and bringing resources to our disadvantage and low income areas. I would be honored if you vote for me and I promise you I will be your voice and make sure that all resources are brought back to our immediately areas.
Respectfully,

Linda Gonzalez

I submit interest in becoming a candidate for my community with humility and a yearn to serve. My experience as an educator, medical social worker, therapist, entrepreneur, and daughter of a tenacious single mother who owns a residential facility for the developmentally delayed allows for me to be a strong candidate for this position. I am faced daily with the challenges and strengths of my city. I am empathetic and compassionate of the needs that the current cities and states have. I believe in motivating and empowering to complete needed tasks and services to enhance a person’s potential while supporting their deficits. I moved to the Inland Empire 30 years ago from Los Angeles. I have the ability, knowledge and fortitude to identify the challenges of my city and surrounding cities to reap measurable improvements. I am 55 years old, married for 33 years to a retired law enforcement employee, and the mother of a 25 year old nurse. I earned the following degrees to sharpen my tools to serve: a BS in Psych, MBA, and a Doctorate in Psychology and Family Counseling. During my many years of employment with St. Mary’s Hospital, I earned to awards. I received the Justice award by being diligent in securing housing for a terminally ill female and her spouse through the HOPE Program. I received the Compassion award due to countless hours of transferring two male twins via safe surrender to a home in New York at the request of their birth mother. I have advocated for biological parents with chemical dependency issues to promote decisions disassociated from stereotypes, criticism and judgment. I am forced daily to notify other disciplinary team members on effective modes of communication with patients and families in ways that are empathetic to all persons. For me, strong leadership is being a strong follower, being proactive, and rolling your sleeves up to get actively involved. A strong leader knows how and when to follow, how to communicate with adversaries, and accept differing opinions. If elected to this position, I will work effortlessly to enhance and prosper the quality of life for all residents including the homeless. I will use social services and resources to tend to the general services, education, skills, employment opportunities, and the necessities related to many socioeconomic structures. My philosophy differs from those of social determinants.

Demedre Barnes

I am Edward C. McMillon II and I am seeking your support for the CA Democratic Party as an Assembly Delegate to represent District 47. There are issues facing our district and I want to be a voice in the room to support our community. I have lived in this district since 2003. I love this area and I want to help maintain and/or improve the standard of living by being active in my party. I have fresh viewpoint and I need your support.
All my life I have served. I worked with my grandmother in the community. My first job was cleaning the community to get ready for the 1984 Olympics. Since college, I have served and volunteered in the community. I want to be a delegate to represent my district. As an educator (Assistant Principal), former high school teacher, coach and parent I feel I bring a different perspective and will add to the collective. I care about my district, especially the youth, and I want to help the party by serving.
Some experiences that have that have aided me are my education, as well as my life experiences. I am a 1994 graduate of Cal State University Long Beach, where is earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Also In 2006, I graduated from Cal State San Bernardino where he earned a MA in Education Administration. I have been an educator since 1995. During that time, I have had the opportunity to help, motivate and mentor young minds throughout Southern California as a teacher and coach.
My wife, Robin and I have three children. Kamilah 21, Jabari 18 and Jalanie 14 who all attended or attend public schools in the area. We currently reside in Fontana and love being part of this wonderful community. I want this district to continue to be a wonderful place to live, work and play for generations and I promise to be a voice for your concerns if selected.

Edward C McMillon II

My name is Christina M. Marquez and I am a member of the 2020 Electoral College that just certified the 2020 victory for President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris. I was entrusted with this important job by Congressman Pete Aguilar. While this was an important honor, it was only the latest duty I have performed on behalf of the people.

I have been involved in politics for most of my life. One of my early experiences was
walking an informational picket line with my mother and her colleagues at SBVC. I was a teenager at the time and became very interested in the fight for justice. I also remember supporting the boycotts on lettuce, grapes and strawberries because of the brutally unfair treatment of farm workers. As you can see, I was brought up UNION.

I began my career with San Bernardino City Unified School District as a paraeducator. I joined California School Employees’ Association, Local 183, where I served as a job steward and as the Communications Director for the Executive Board. I was also appointed to the State Education Committee of CSEA.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree and California Teaching Credential from the University of Redlands, and work for the San Bernardino City Unified School District as an elementary school teacher. I am the Site Representative for my school in the San Bernardino Teachers’ Association. I have served as the chair of the PAGE Committee. I organized phone banks and postcard campaigns, and distributed signs for the local school board candidates that had earned SBTA’s support. The California Teachers’ Association recognized me in 2013-2014 with the Teacher in Politics Award. I have served as a delegate to the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly.

Inspired by Howard Dean’s message that everyone should run for office, I ran for the Central Committee. I have been a member of the Central Committee and a state delegate to the convention ever since.

Other candidates that I walked precincts for were for Wilmer Amina Carter, Gloria Negrete-McCloud, John Longville, Eloise Gomez-Reyes, Pete Aguilar, and many more great Democrats!

I am also involved with the North West Project Area Committee, which is an oversight committee in the city’s 6th Ward.

I was born here in San Bernardino and I still live, work and fight for justice here.

Christina Marquez