Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
Voter’s Edge California
Go to top
Brought to you by
MapLight
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
KPBS Voters Guide@KPBSNews
June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Fresno County.
This is an archive of a past election.

County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1Fresno County Democratic PartyJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

Party Committee
June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Fresno County Democratic PartyCounty Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1

Share This Page

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (91/91).
  • 20,176 ballots counted.

About this office

Members decide which candidates of their party to endorse, communicate policy issues to their local electorate, and fundraise for their local candidates and causes.
Access additional information about this contest in the tabs in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.

Who’s Running?

You can vote for 4 candidates of 5 total candidates.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
Please scroll down to see all candidates.
Photo of  Dorothy "Dottie" Smith
No photo provided.

Dorothy "Dottie" Smith

Retired Educational Administrator
5,800 votes (28.75%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.
  • I am and will continue to be visible and vocal for the Democratic Party. I want to ensure democratic values and principles, such as quality education, livable wages, affordable health care and other human right issues are priorities.
  • Work diligently to help excellent, well qualified Democrats get elected to public office on the local, state and national levels.
  • Register voters, with an emphasize on them actually voting. Work with members of diverse ethnic communities to encourage those who are not citizens to become citizens and register to vote.
Profession:Retired After 37 Years as a Public School Educator, having served as a teacher, counselor and principal.
Delegate 23rd California Assembly Distirct, 23rd California Assembly District — Appointed position (2014current)
President, Fresno County Democratic Women's Club — Elected position (2015current)
Committee Member, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2016current)
Served 33 years as an elected community college trustee, State Center Community District — Elected position (19812014)
California State University, Fresno BS , Early Childhood Education (not availa)
California State University, FResno Life Credential, Pupil Personnel/Counseling (not availa)
California State University, Fresno Life Credential, Multiple Subjects Elementary Education, (not availa)
California State University, Fresno Life Credential, Secondary, English (not availa)
State of California Language Development Certificate, Educational methods to teach students whose first language was not English. (not availa)
Founder, Fresno African American Chamber of Commerce, forerunner of the Fresno, CA. San Joaquin Black Chamber of Commerce (1987current)
  • NAACP, Fresno, California Chapter
  • Envolve
  • Fresno Stonewall Democrats
  • Pamela Fobbs
  • Richard Gaston
  • Dr. Carolyn Drake, Ret. Dean of Health Sci., Fresno City College
  • Virginia Casarez
  • Jackie Slade
  • Donald Slade
  • Sharlyn Woody
  • Anne Lopez- Gaston
Photo of  Espiridion R. Sandoval
No photo provided.

Espiridion R. Sandoval

Appointed Incumbent
5,101 votes (25.28%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.
  • Voter Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Educational Equity
Profession:Teacher
Teacher and College Coordinator, Golden Plains Unified School District (19922016)
County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1 Representative, County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1 — Democratic Party — Appointed position (20152016)
California State University Fresno Masters of Arts, International Relations (1996)
California State University Fresno Bachelor of Arts , History (1988)
Wrestling Coach, Mat Kings Wrestling Club (2015current)
  • Jose Ornelas San Joaquin City Council
  • Felipe Perez Firebaugh City Council
  • Rolando Castro Mendota City Council
  • Daniel Parra Fowler City Council
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
Email espisandoval@yahoo.com
Educational Consultant
4,233 votes (20.98%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.
  • Educational Opportunity. - clear and specific mentoring of young and old toward education, college entrance and the trades.
  • Health Water Supply - equitable and just water supply and use of quality water for all.
  • Wage equity - balanced gender pay, work roles and advancement opportunities for all.
Volunteer & Organizer - Hillary for America - Fresno Core Team, Self (2015current)
Current candidate for Central Committee, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2016current)
Hunter College - CUNY, California Institute of Integral Studies, and San Francisco State University MA in Organizational Development, MA in Special Education, BA in English Language Arts, Women's Studies, Educational Therapy for mild to moderate disabilities (2007)
Incoming Secretary, Fresno County Democratic Women's Club (2016current)
Secretary, The Kennedy Democratic Club (2016current)
Member, Central Valley Partnership (2016current)
Hillary for America - Nevada Summer Fellow, Hillary for America (20152015)
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, AmeriCorps VISTA (domestic peace corps) (20132014)
  • The San Joaquin Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee
  • The Stonewall Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee
  • The Kennedy Club - Democratic Club Fresno under Democratic Central Committee
Email janetmmiller@gmail.com
Photo of  Debbie J. Darden
No photo provided.

Debbie J. Darden

Appointed Incumbent
3,311 votes (16.41%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
  • Foster and promote education and voting rights.
  • Foster strong communities for economic and revenue growth
  • Strong advocate for safe neighborhood and beautification
Profession:Coordinator in Manufacturing
Photo of  Oscar Robinson
No information provided.
Know this candidate? Tell them about Voter’s Edge.
Are you this candidate? Add more info.

Oscar Robinson

1,615 votes (8%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has not provided information.
Know this candidate? Tell them about Voter’s Edge.
Are you this candidate? Add more info.

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.

PUBLISHING:PRODUCTION SERVER:PRODUCTION