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Democratic Party County Central Committee — Democratic PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 28

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Angelica Ramos

Public Policy Director
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Leverage the collective power of our region to build a more sustainable and successful county party.
  • Embrace new ideas, new leadership, and new Democrats.
  • End the cycle of establishment politics that favors the well-connected and keeps us from evolving as a party.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Public Policy Director
Public Policy Director, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (2019–current)
Central Committee Member, Santa Clara County Democratic Party — Elected position (2017–current)

Education

Whittier Law School, Orange County, CA Juris Doctorate (JD), Law (2007)
The American University, Washington, DC Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2005)

Community Activities

President, National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley (2013–current)

Biography

I am a proud Filipina and a true blue Northern California progressive, and I’m running for re-election to the Democratic Central Committee to continue in the struggle of building a sustainable and successful infrastructure for our party. As a lifelong activist, I have fought for gender equity, open space protections, and expanded social services at the local, state, and national level. I have walked, called, managed, and donated to Democratic candidates across the county – and the country. This work has been challenging, especially as a woman of color asserting myself in the male-dominated world of campaign professionals, but it has left an indelible mark on my soul, and my values. And it’s that experience that propels me to stay engaged in party politics, even as every fiber of my being questions if it’s worth the effort.

In 2012, I coordinated the grassroots effort that helped secure the final seat of the first Democratic supermajority in the California State Assembly since the 19th Century. In 2016, I managed successful field campaigns for Democratic candidates in local city council and special district elections. And in 2018, I was proud to manage the campaign of a progressive woman for Santa Clara County Supervisor – who won an open seat by 20 points despite being outspent 5-to-1 by special interests. I am now honored to serve as her Policy Director, where I orchestrate an agenda focused on our county’s families and children.

During my first term on the Central Committee, I was elected to the position of Treasurer, and I’ve spent the past three years working with the Party Chair and our party’s political action wing to create more transparency and consistency in party finances. My goal is for every Democrat in our county to feel confident that their hard-earned dollars are being spent to help our Party become more effective, more focused, more strategic, and more impactful. Despite a Democratic plurality in California and our region, the Party is not growing, and conservatives in Democratic clothing are attempting to undermine our inclusivity and equality. This is a time for activists, not politicians.

Regardless of who you support for President, I have to say that seeing my name on the ballot next to names like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders – and yes, even Andrew Yang – is nerve-wracking and humbling. It is a privilege to participate in the democratic process, and I’ll work hard to earn your vote. You can help usher our Party into a new era by voting for a new generation of leadership. Look for my name – second on your ballot, first in your heart! 

My humblest thanks in advance.

- Angelica

P.S. I have a beautiful rescue dog and a moderately handsome husband (see pic above), and we live in the Shasta/Hanchett Park neighborhood of San José.

Who supports this candidate?

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  • Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Supervisor

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