Hon. Alysa Cisneros

Sunnyvale City Council

Candidate Statement

Change has arrived in California, both in the challenges we face together and in our democracy. I am running to represent Assembly District 24 to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) as an ADEM candidate, along with a slate of tried and true grassroots progressives. I hope to earn your support and your vote.

I grew up in AD-24, and am currently raising my family here. I was recently elected to represent District 2 (Downtown) on the Sunnyvale City Council. I am both the first Latina and the first openly LGBTQ+ person ever elected to that position. My goal is to use whatever tools I have to advocate for vibrant, resilient, and diverse communities that we all will benefit from, whether in elected office or as your representative to the California State Democratic Party.

I have worked tirelessly and on the front lines to champion progressive issues and candidates for over a decade, beginning with my first political job working on Barack Obama’s primary campaign. I have continued my work to further LGBTQ+, women’s, and workers’ rights and racial justice. I know that climate drives the big issues we face here in Silicon Valley - housing and transportation. We must desegregate our neighborhoods and make it possible for people of all ages and abilities to traverse our beautiful cities to save our state and our planet.

I’ve spent my life advocating for real solutions, and I will continue to fight for you to make improvements against systemic inequities that limit opportunity, growth, and prosperity for all. Our region is full of innovation and unity, where every resident and every child should have the opportunity to live to their fullest potential. My strong connections to our community and regional leaders prepares me to empower residents of AD-24 and be a strong, progressive voice in the Democratic Party. Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to receive your vote.

If you have any questions or ideas, please email me at acisneros.sv@gmail.com. I invite you to learn more about our slate of experienced, progressive leaders here: https://www.ad24.vote/

We proudly ENDORSE Alysa Cisneros for ADEM!

  • Our Revolution

  • Progressive Delegates Network

  • Peninsula for Everyone

  • Roots Action

  • Hon. Sally Lieber, Mountain View Council Member

  • Hon. Lenny Siegel, former Mountain View Mayor

  • Hon. Antonio Lopez, East Palo Alto Council Member

  • Hon. Omar Din, Sunnyvale Council Member

  • Hon. Essy Stone, Purissima Hills Water District Director

  • Hon. Cory Wolbach, former Council Member

  • Richard Mehlinger, Sunnyvale Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Chair

  • Cari Templeton, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commissioner

  • Linda Sell, Sunnyvale Democratic Club VP

  • Dr. Meghan Fraley, Activist

  • Raven Malone, Activist

  • Dr. Forest Peterson, Activist

  • Steve Chessin, Activist

  • Kevin Ma, Activist

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