Assembly District 60

District

BallotName

EBoard(*)

SelfIdentifiedFemale (SIF) OtherthanSIF (OSIF)

60 Faraz Rizvi No OSIF
60 Raj Singh * OSIF
60 Omar Villa No OSIF
60 Jacque Casillas No SIF
60 Belinda H Becerra No SIF
60 Yousuf Bhaghani * OSIF
60 William Kester No OSIF
60 Cassandra Kester No SIF
60 Rafael Sanchez III No OSIF
60 Jocelyn Yow No SIF
60 Guillermo Gonzalez  No OSIF
60 Princess Murray  * SIF
60 Oliver Unaka No OSIF
60 George B Danielson No OSIF
60 Jessie Garcia No OSIF
60 Edgar Castelan No OSIF
60 Brandon Benjamin  No OSIF
60 Robin B Gardner No SIF
60 Mindy Hyman No SIF
60 Hussam Ayloush No OSIF
60 Ryan Schavrien No OSIF
60 Destiny M. Ibarra No SIF

Candidate Statements

I’m Belinda Becerra and a proud democrat. I am running for re-election as an ADEM to continue my service to the California Democratic Party. I’m a past President, and current member of the Corona-Norco Democratic Party. During this past election, as with many other past elections, I worked hard for our candidates, made phone calls, wrote postcards, worked on the 2-1-1 phone bank, and canvassed with door hangers. I’m also involved with community service organizations, previously serving as President of our local Kiwanis Club. I want to continue being involved and support the Democratic philosophy. I ask for your vote so I can continue in the IR serving as a delegate. Thank you.

Belinda H Becerra

My name is Yousuf Bhaghani; I chair the AD-60 Caucus and serve as the Executive Board Member for the California Democratic Party.

During the last two years, my focus has been advocating and supporting down-ballot candidates. I have worked very closely with fellow Democrats to make sure we have democrats winning local races, including taking back the Presidency. However, there is still much work ahead of us.

In collaboration with local organizations, candidates, and others, I have focused on holding voter registration drives. As a direct result of these efforts, we have successfully turn Corona blue.

It would be my honor to represent the democrats in AD-60. I aim to support families struggling with distance learning, finding solutions to keep small businesses open, and working, so employers don’t shut down. Employees do not lose their healthcare. I am passionate about serving the community. During this pandemic, I started a non-profit focusing on helping community members with food insecurities and served thousands of families in AD-60.

I have an open-door policy and, if elected, commit to helping in any way I can, especially when engaging with the CDP and elected officials.

As always, I will continue to passionately fight for progressive values and the core principles of the Democratic Party.

So, I humbly ask for your vote to allow me to continue to represent AD-60! I’m also honored to have the endorsements of Congressman Mark Takano, AD-60 Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, AD-47 AssemblyMember and Majority Leader Elosie Reyes, Riverside County Democratic Party Chairwoman Tisa Rodriguez, CDP Region-13 Regional Director Maha Rizvi, Mayor of Corona Jaque Casillas, and Mayor of Eastvale Jocelyn Yow. Thank you very much, and I hope I can count on your vote!

Yousuf (Joe) Bhaghani

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My name is Princess Murray. I am a founding Board Member of the Los Angeles Black LGBTQ+ Movement, Committee Member for the Department of Mental Health, Human Rights Campaign PACE Co-Chair, and Board Member at Stars Behavioral Health Group.

From my culminating skills from working with at-risk youth in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services, to the founding of the First Compton Pride Festival in 2019, I’ve established myself as a Community Leader and Activist for disproportionate populations in Southern California. I aim to continue to be a prominent Activist in the quilt of myriad low-socioeconomical communities where it is essential for queer leadership to be a visible part of the many conversations for efficacy-based change.

Passionate about Civil Rights, I am recognized for my efforts with the 2018 Congressional Award, 2018 Senate Award, 2019 LGBTQIA Congressional Award, 2019 Employee of the Year Social Services Award, 2019 Association of Community Human Services Agencies Recognition, 2019 City of Compton Crime Summit Recognition, and the 2020 Stars Behavioral Health Group Mission and Values Award Winner, bringing a welcomed civics component to community social change mission.

The Time Is Now.

Princess Murray

Dear Fellow Democrats,

I consider it an honor to place my name before you in hopes of earning your vote as a 60th Assembly District Delegate. This year has emphasized the importance of each of our votes, and the earth-shattering power of our collective voices. It is for this reason – among many others – that I request your support.

As a resident of the 60th Assembly District for the past 15 years, I take pride in ensuring that I am doing all that I can to create and support a nurturing environment for my neighbors, my co-workers, my wife and my two kids. By contrast, I found it very difficult to explain the catastrophic leadership of our former President to both my 11-year-old son, Carter, and to my 13-year-old daughter, Brooke.

The absence and omission of balanced and progressive values was insulting under the former Republican administration. Rather than complaining about what ought to be, and what changes should occur, I am teaching my two children the power of a changed mind and consistent follow-though.

I am determined now, more than ever before in the past, to support fellow Democrats and to ensure that ‘respect’ for our neighbors, our region, and our country is thoughtfully enacted upon as a verb. You and I have the power to ensure that diversity and acceptance is not a mere cliché or after-thought. It is time for us to promote progressive values harder than ever.

As a founding member of the Corona-Norco Democratic Club, I served as both President and Vice President when the 60th Assembly District was a Democratic minority. Through hard work and the strategic insights of fellow Democrats within the Riverside Central Committee, a clear path was forged to ensure that we elected and retained a stellar representative in our AD. We are very proud of the job that our representative has been doing, and the strides she has made.

We have so much more work to do. Let’s continue our hard-fought gains! With your support, I intend to do my level-best to ensure that we represent each other wisely in the spirit of unity and fellowship.

I would be both grateful and truly indebted for your vote of support of my name as 60th Assembly District Delegate.

In Solidarity,

Oliver Tobechukwu Unaka

www.oliverunaka.com

Oliver T. Unaka

I’m a lifelong Democrat, proud of my Party and eager to make a contribution to it. I believe that as a Party we must stand up for our principles of inclusiveness and support for everyone, to help each person become all that they can be. I will support platform planks and resolutions that will assist those who need help because not only is it the right thing to do, but when we lift the most needy, we lift everyone. I believe we must also reach out to all voters regardless of party to make sure they understand what we Democrats stand for and how our policies will benefit them individually, their families, their communities and our nation as a whole. In this time of testing for our nation, I’m ready to go to work.

George Danielson

My name is Jessie Garcia and I am an Inland Empire native and have been a resident here in Corona for over three years now. I attended local public schools and was first in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In college I also had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where I learned more about global and Third World politics, and South Africa’s local public policy and administration. After college, I taught English as a second language for two years in Incheon, South Korea until I inevitably came back home to find success in the technology recruitment industry.

Although I’ve always had political aspirations, the Trump administration, and particularly their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic have compelled me to take action now.

My father contracted Covid-19 early this year and almost lost his life due to the illness. As a result my parents had to close their bridal boutique in nearby Fontana, California which had been a staple in the community for over 10 years. Due to budget issues related to the pandemic I was furloughed from my company and inevitably let go from my job this past October as well. Needless to say, this has been one of the most difficult years of my life and I know that my story is not uncommon in our community and across the state. I was driven to volunteer as an Election Official in the November general election in order to do my part in protecting voter rights and I have been driven to also run for an ADEM delegate seat for 2021 to represent our community and the issues that we are facing.

As your neighbor, and a proud progressive Democrat of the 60th Assembly District, I’m humbly asking for your support in helping me become elected as a CA DEM AD 60 Delegate. Please help me represent our community and express real progressive working-class interests! Together we can build a future for all of us!

Jessie Garcia

As we face multiple crises at the national, state, and local level, we need to ensure that the Inland Empire and its large diverse working-class population is properly represented within the Democratic Party.

Along with a pandemic, we are struggling with issues specific to our area: pollution from logistics/warehouse developments and traffic congestion, lack of quality jobs, and unaffordable housing to name a few. We need to emphasize these issues at the party level so we can push for broader progressive policies at the state level and beyond which will help address these issues such as Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

The goal is to make sure that party platforms and resources will address the needs of the Inland Empire. This starts with normal members from the community who care about fighting to improve the conditions and quality of life for their neighbors and those beyond who they do not know.

I would be honored to count on your vote for AD 60 Delegate so I may have the opportunity to do exactly that – fight for someone I do not know.

Edgar Castelan

I am a lifelong human rights activist. I have been active with the CA Dem Party for over 20 years, advocating and supporting progressive candidates and policies in the Inland Empire and throughout California and nationwide. I am the CEO of one of California’s largest civil rights organizations.

I am running for reelection to promote our shared ideals and goals:
– Empower and increase involvement of our diverse communities in the CA Democratic Party
– Protect civil liberties & combat hate crimes
– Increase diversity within the Democratic Party
– Advocate for immigrants and workers’ rights
– Support quality education and economic justice for all
– Ensure our Democratic Party stands for human rights, here and abroad.

I appreciate your support and your activism.

Hussam Ayloush

Thank you for considering me as a delegate for AD-60. As a long time Riverside County resident, I want to provide representation for all Riverside County Democrats.

Ryan Schavrien

Greetings,

My name is Destiny Ibarra, I currently work as a Health Plan Analyst.

I have been working in the medical industry for almost decade.

My experience has exposed me to the pitfalls and confusion experienced by so many people navigating through the healthcare industry. I have seen how convoluted certain processes can be and how it disheartened those whom felt the impact of medical costs.

I hope to greatly benefit our community using my knowledge of the American Healthcare System.

Like our voters, I can push for positive change.

Thank you and Kind Regards.

Destiny Ibarra