UC Davis College Democrats Endorse Cabaldon for 8th AD and Escamilla-Greenwald for Davis City Council

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The Davis College Democrats (DCD) followed up last week’s City Council Candidates’ Forum and Candidate Questionnaires by providing a huge splash for one candidate. After intense and heated debate on the subject, the organization came to a near-unanimous decision to support the campaign of UC Davis alumnus Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald.

The support for Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald came from her commitment to preserving the vibrant downtown, maintaining open space, and her stance as a strong advocate for student and renter interests. Jack Zwald, Freshman Outreach coordinator, said, “I support Cecilia because she is the best candidate for students’ rights.”

“I’m glad that our club was able to come together and reach a consensus on endorsing one qualified candidate,” said Don Gibson, Vice President of Membership for the organization.

Though the discussions pertaining to the forum, questionnaire, and endorsements have been particularly fiery and at times contentious, the organization is excited about investing their time and energy into electing their preferred candidate.

“It was a very difficult decision for most club members,” said Brandon J. Craig, Vice President of Internal Affairs.

That wasn’t the only endorsement DCD made, though. The organization also voted to support Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento, in his bid to represent the 8th Assembly District. They plan to campaign on his behalf in order to secure the seat, which is being vacated by Assemblywoman Lois Wolk as she aims to become the State Senator for the 5th District. She, too, has been endorsed by the club.

Brandon Key, a Vice President of Finance for the club, as well as a student intern on the Cabaldon campaign, said, “As a member of DCD and a staffer on the Cabaldon campaign, both Christopher and I are very happy to have won the support of every young democratic organization in the 8th Assembly District, along with a few across the river as well. Christopher is incredibly well prepared for the position and will be a strong leader for affordable education in the Assembly.”

Davis College Democrats President Max Mikalonis is looking forward to campaigning for these great candidates. “We are excited about taking an active role in our community, and by campaigning on behalf of these student friendly candidates we hope to further raise the profile of student and young voter issues. College and Young Democratic voters will be the margin of victory come November, but we are mobilizing our peers for June in order to create positive change in the City of Davis and around the State.”

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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28 comments

  1. This is very good news for Cecilia’s campaign. The next step is for the DCD (not to be confused with the dpd or the DPD) to outline their plans for maximizing student voter registrations and actual student participation in the election itself.

    Hopefully, some of the DPD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.

  2. This is very good news for Cecilia’s campaign. The next step is for the DCD (not to be confused with the dpd or the DPD) to outline their plans for maximizing student voter registrations and actual student participation in the election itself.

    Hopefully, some of the DPD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.

  3. This is very good news for Cecilia’s campaign. The next step is for the DCD (not to be confused with the dpd or the DPD) to outline their plans for maximizing student voter registrations and actual student participation in the election itself.

    Hopefully, some of the DPD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.

  4. This is very good news for Cecilia’s campaign. The next step is for the DCD (not to be confused with the dpd or the DPD) to outline their plans for maximizing student voter registrations and actual student participation in the election itself.

    Hopefully, some of the DPD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.

  5. It was also a typo … that last sentence should have read, “Hopefully, some of the DCD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.”

    Of course my typo does beg the question, “Which candidates does the DPD endorse (if any)?”

  6. It was also a typo … that last sentence should have read, “Hopefully, some of the DCD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.”

    Of course my typo does beg the question, “Which candidates does the DPD endorse (if any)?”

  7. It was also a typo … that last sentence should have read, “Hopefully, some of the DCD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.”

    Of course my typo does beg the question, “Which candidates does the DPD endorse (if any)?”

  8. It was also a typo … that last sentence should have read, “Hopefully, some of the DCD members will come on this Blog and share their thoughts on how to do that.”

    Of course my typo does beg the question, “Which candidates does the DPD endorse (if any)?”

  9. Good for UC Dems. I may not agree with all their choices, but it’s good to see them getting involved in local stuff, and generally being an active chapter.

  10. Good for UC Dems. I may not agree with all their choices, but it’s good to see them getting involved in local stuff, and generally being an active chapter.

  11. Good for UC Dems. I may not agree with all their choices, but it’s good to see them getting involved in local stuff, and generally being an active chapter.

  12. Good for UC Dems. I may not agree with all their choices, but it’s good to see them getting involved in local stuff, and generally being an active chapter.

  13. If you don’t vote, then you shouldn’t complain. Voting should be considered every citizens duty (as well as right), in exchange for the right to live in a free and democratic society.

    The real problem comes in when none of the candidates appeal to you. Then what??? Good candidates are not necessarily stepping up to the plate to run for office. Why not??? Many do not have the money or connections to run for office. Troubling…

  14. If you don’t vote, then you shouldn’t complain. Voting should be considered every citizens duty (as well as right), in exchange for the right to live in a free and democratic society.

    The real problem comes in when none of the candidates appeal to you. Then what??? Good candidates are not necessarily stepping up to the plate to run for office. Why not??? Many do not have the money or connections to run for office. Troubling…

  15. If you don’t vote, then you shouldn’t complain. Voting should be considered every citizens duty (as well as right), in exchange for the right to live in a free and democratic society.

    The real problem comes in when none of the candidates appeal to you. Then what??? Good candidates are not necessarily stepping up to the plate to run for office. Why not??? Many do not have the money or connections to run for office. Troubling…

  16. If you don’t vote, then you shouldn’t complain. Voting should be considered every citizens duty (as well as right), in exchange for the right to live in a free and democratic society.

    The real problem comes in when none of the candidates appeal to you. Then what??? Good candidates are not necessarily stepping up to the plate to run for office. Why not??? Many do not have the money or connections to run for office. Troubling…

  17. Encourage them to run. Offer them your support, financial (if you can) and otherwise. That’s the only way to get direct democracy to work, and if we can’t do it for city council, then god help us at anyother level of government.

    Or, run yourself. You may not think you have a chance of winning (I don’t know you, so I can’t say) but if you think a voice is missing from the public sphere, you can provide it. I realize that’s a lot easier said than done. But as the saying goes “stop [complaining], start a revolution.” Stranger things have happened.

  18. Encourage them to run. Offer them your support, financial (if you can) and otherwise. That’s the only way to get direct democracy to work, and if we can’t do it for city council, then god help us at anyother level of government.

    Or, run yourself. You may not think you have a chance of winning (I don’t know you, so I can’t say) but if you think a voice is missing from the public sphere, you can provide it. I realize that’s a lot easier said than done. But as the saying goes “stop [complaining], start a revolution.” Stranger things have happened.

  19. Encourage them to run. Offer them your support, financial (if you can) and otherwise. That’s the only way to get direct democracy to work, and if we can’t do it for city council, then god help us at anyother level of government.

    Or, run yourself. You may not think you have a chance of winning (I don’t know you, so I can’t say) but if you think a voice is missing from the public sphere, you can provide it. I realize that’s a lot easier said than done. But as the saying goes “stop [complaining], start a revolution.” Stranger things have happened.

  20. Encourage them to run. Offer them your support, financial (if you can) and otherwise. That’s the only way to get direct democracy to work, and if we can’t do it for city council, then god help us at anyother level of government.

    Or, run yourself. You may not think you have a chance of winning (I don’t know you, so I can’t say) but if you think a voice is missing from the public sphere, you can provide it. I realize that’s a lot easier said than done. But as the saying goes “stop [complaining], start a revolution.” Stranger things have happened.

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