AD 73


Denise Penn





Time & Location:

San Clemente Community Center / Fireside Room

9100 Calle Seville
San Clemente, CA 92672/p>

Saturday, Jan. 10
Registration begins: 11:30am  




Name   Gender   Candidate Statement
Steve Nelson   Male   As a delegate the last two years I have enjoyed meeting and working with fellow activists in the 73rd AD. My experience as the political director for AFT local 1794 and as a volunteer for Democratic candidates means that I have made connections that serve me well as a delegate. In 2014 I did canvassing in the 73rd for our endorsed candidates and I believe that as long as we keep pushing we can turn OC blue. I respectfully ask for your vote.
Ezequiel Barragan   Male   As a public school educator of 23 years and 1st Vice President of Capistrano Unified Education Association, I ask for your vote to continue to serve as a delegate to the CDP Convention. My work the past few years as a union leader at both the local and state levels, has inspired me to fight like never before for teachers, students, communities and public education, in general. The Party needs passionate, knowledgable and experienced leaders representing its interests. Thank you for your vote!
Michael Getto   Male   I have been an active Democrat the last 40 years. An Obama delegate in 2008 from Santa Barbara County. Chair of South Orange Democratic Club 2011 to 2014. Active in Democratic campaigns in: AZ,KS,TX,CO,GA, & NY as well as California.
Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik   Female   I love politics! Anybody who knows me would say this to be true. I feared for my unborn daughter when Reagan was elected in 1984. I became active with Mondale's campaign in 1994. My family of five moved to the OC in 1987. In 1988 I was a Precinct Captain. Wanting to get more involved politically I became a delegate for Bill Clinton in New York City. The experience was thrilling. I continued my enthusiasm for Democratic candidates to the present by working in local Democratic offices, and being an active member of Canyon Democrats. Originally I supported Hillary in 2004. Without hesitation I saw the magnitude of Obama's greatness and became a backer. I was also a delegate for President Obama in Charlotte. It was magical time. I was the Campaign Manager for a candidate in the 74th AD this year. I learned the ins and outs of local politics very quickly; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Writing speeches, filing out endorsement applications and attending events in the district was electrifying and humbling. Listening to the voters really does matter. I would be honored to be elected to represent my district at next year's convention.