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They are 80 Assembly Districts in CA and 12 people (6 men / 6 women) are elected from each Assembly District. The CA 46th Assembly District will held their Delegate Elections on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at First and Hope 710 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Here is the list with names and little biography of the 46th Assembly District Delegate Elections:
ABIOLA AFOLAYA has for the past three years represented public and private sector employees at AFSCME and UNITE HERE! at administrative hearings and contract negotiations. As a woman of color, throughout college and graduate school, Afolayan fought hard for democratic values that make America and California great; for dignity and equality for workers in the workplace; and for creating a sustainable environment. She continues this legacy professionally and plans to continue this legacy as an elected delegate. As a delegate, Afolayan plans to keep her ties with her community by consistently meeting with local leaders about local and global issues affecting her constituency in order to remain effective, grounded and accountable to her community.
DUSTIN BUSS lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles as a small business consultant. He has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for numerous local, state, and national elections, including Newsom, Brown, and Obama. Dustin also serves on the Board of Directors for California YMCA Youth & Government, a program that teaches California high school students about the state government processes. He is an active community member and leader in Downtown Los Angeles and a supporter of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA and the Grand Performances concert series. Dustin is excited to put his leadership experience and passion for Democratic principles to work as a Delegate for AD46.
FREDY CEJA is an openly HIV positive, gay male, born and raised in Los Angeles. He has served on the California HIV/AIDS Planning Group (CHPG) and Latino Advisory Board (LAB) to the California Office of AIDS. Past professional experience includes working for the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Bienestar Human Services, and Los Angeles Universal Preschool. He currently serves as Field Deputy for California State Senator Gil Cedillo (D-22), focusing on LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Preschool and K-12 education issues. He serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County HIV Commission. He also serves on the board of the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA)-advocating for Latino LGBT rights, serves on the board for The Wall Las Memorias Project, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., and the CSULA Alumni board. Last year, Mr. Ceja was one of the faces for the “Soy” campaign, a partnership between Univision and the Kaiser Family Foundation aimed at reducing the stigma associated with being HIV positive. Mr. Ceja received a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Public Administration from CSULA.
ALIDA GARCIA is an attorney and currently works for Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s Office of Economic & Business Policy, primarily focused in job creation and bringing greater efficiency to our local government. Garcia was the Deputy Director of Latino Vote in California for the Obama campaign, which primarily focused on training Latinos in California and organizing trips for them into the battleground states of Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. For the last two years Garcia volunteered for Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris as the Co-Chair of Young Professionals for Kamala Harris. She also was field director of the Southern California vote protection efforts overseeing a field program of ten counties.
AMBER MARTINEZ is nonprofit professional working & living in downtown Los Angeles, with family who own small businesses downtown & live in Boyle Heights. Martinez currently works as the National Director of Chapter Development for the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting. She remains active in the community, serving on nonprofit boards and working on various progressive candidates’ campaigns, leading the LA chapters of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and New Leaders Council, developing the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs.
RUBEN MURILLO is a life-long resident of Boyle Heights and has been a long time active member of the Democratic Party. Mr. Murillo has had the pleasure of meeting and working on many local, state, and national candidates and issue campaigns. He studied Biology at USC and has been involved in Healthcare ever since. First as volunteer in various candidate campaigns and more directly as an affiliate leader of the Long Beach Chapter of Health Care for All—California’s only grassroots single payer movement that sponsored 2 Senate Bills (SB810 & SB840). Mr. Murillo’s issues are Health Care, Education, and the Environment.
ROBERT ST.GENIS has a diverse background of business, politics and non-profits. St.Genis has owned 2 different California based businesses over his career. He is a licensed Real Estate Agent and was practicing real estate until 2010. St.Genis successfully completed the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Campaign and Candidate Training and the City of Los Angeles Ethics Training in 2009. He recently served as Campaign Manager for Mitch Ward for CA Assembly (53rd) and is currently the Development Director for Friends of Project 10—a non-profit fostering future LGBT leaders and their allies. St.Genis has volunteered on committees for United Negro College Fund, Equality California, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and many others. He is openly gay, married and HIV positive.
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Sources: 46th Assembly District & LA County Events Examiner