DSA-LA’s 2019 National Convention NPC Candidate & Delegation

Our election to decide whether or not to nominate Maikiko James for the National Political Committee and to choose Los Angeles delegates for the 2019 DSA National Convention has completed, and the results are in:


Congratulations to Maikiko, who has secured our chapter’s nomination for the NPC! If elected, Maikiko will serve on the committee for the 2019-2021 term. All candidates to the NPC must be nominated by a majority vote of a chapter, organizing committee, national committee, national working group, or the AFROSOC-POC caucus, and Maikiko has done just that, having received 71.62% of the vote, in favor, from our chapter. The vote breakdown can be seen here.


Congratulations also, to our 47 elected delegates! They are as follows, by order of approval votes received:

  1. Maikiko James
  2. Francisco Cendejas
  3. Tal Levy
  4. Charles Du
  5. Brandon Rey Ramirez
  6. Jack Suria Linares
  7. Sydney Ghazarian
  8. Shelby Li
  9. Arielle Sallai
  10. Gabe Gabrielsky
  11. Liz Hirsch
  12. Olivia Eliasoph Gamboa
  13. Tej Bhakta
  14. Alex Wilenski
  15. Erika Alvarez
  16. Steve Couch
  17. Ariadne L
  18. Eric Pierce
  19. Angel M. Castillo
  20. Max Belasco
  21. Daniel Dominguez
  22. Alex Wolinetz
  23. Sergio D
  24. Paloma Nafarrate
  25. David Quattrocchi
  26. Nick Ballard
  27. Ezra Pugh
  28. Mark Masaoka
  29. Amy Clark
  30. Paul Krehbiel
  31. Jordan Ekeroth
  32. Ryan Andrews
  33. Aaron Warner
  34. Melissa Arredondo
  35. Barry Eidlin
  36. Greg Gabrellas
  37. Joanna Swan
  38. Kyle G.
  39. Scott C
  40. Gabriela N Freid
  41. Zev Frank
  42. Joshua Smith
  43. Michael Stenovec
  44. Katrina Bergstrom
  45. Mason Mineo
  46. Michael McCown
  47. Andrew R Perrine


For the delegate election, we had 69 comrades running for the 47 spots allotted to us by National. 235 ballots were cast in total. A detailed voting breakdown can be seen here.


(Note: If any of these delegates are not able to attend, they will be replaced by alternates, in descending order of approval votes received.)


Thank you to all who have participated in the convention preparation process so far! Please look out for more ways to help our chapter prepare, like helping our delegates get to the convention via our chapter’s Delegate Fund.<-- <-- <--

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