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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Los Angeles County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 36

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Darren W. Parker

Incumbent
8,416 votes (10.16%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fighting for improved educational opportunities, affordable college and 21st century job training
  • Enhance public safety - without safe neighborhoods, kids can’t go to school, businesses can’t function, and society doesn'’t thrive. We need more community-based policing along with adequate staffing levels for law enforcement,
  • Address the needs of veterans and the homeless

Experience

Experience

Profession:Assembly Speakers Deputy
Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker, State of California (2014–current)

Education

National Labor College Bachelors Degree, Labor Studies (1992)

Biography

Darren Parker is a long time Public Servant, visionary small business owner, and committed Father & Grandfather. He currently serves as a Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Darren and his wife have been married for 32 years and have 5 daughters and 5 granddaughters. He serves as a deacon at Livingstone Cathedral of Worship Church.

Darren Parker is the Chairman of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus and serves as the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 1 Secretary. He has also served on the Eastside School District Advisory Council, Antelope Valley Union High School District Advisory Council, Palmdale School District African American Advisory Council and is an AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) Community Liaison. Darren has raised funds to support safe schools, teen summits and "Increase the Peace Day" events. Additionally, Darren Parker served on the Quartz Hill Town Council, the Antelope Valley Human Relations Commission, the City of Lancaster’s Architectural Committee, the Antelope Valley College District Citizens Oversight Committee, the Antelope Valley Youth Build Advisory Board, and the Board of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber Commerce. He was appointed by both Governor Gray Davis and Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Board.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (10)

  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • Southern California Council of the Communications Workers of America (CWA)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California
  • California Nurses Association (CNA)
  • California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC)
  • Sprinkler Fitters U.A. - Local 709
  • Steamfitters U.A. - Local 250
  • Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) - Local 300
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council

Elected Officials (16)

  • California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Senator Ricardo Lara
  • Senator Isadore Hall
  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
  • Congresswoman Janice Hahn
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council
  • Westside Union School District Board President Linda Jones
  • Palmdale School District Clerk Joyce Ricks
  • Palmdale School District Board President Juan Carrillo

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