Hon. Essy Stone

Purissima Hills Water District

Candidate Statement

Hello, fellow Democratic voters! I am the first LGBT+ person and the second-ever woman elected to the Purissima Hills Water District. I am a proud member of the Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats, the Coalition for Police Reform and Accountability (CPRA), the Housing Justice Coalition, and other local activist organizations. I am active in Jewish community at Kol Emeth Synagogue. As a poet and writer, my work has been published in The New Yorker, Jewish Currents, and other literary magazines, and my first book, What It Done to Us, came out in 2017.

I am also a new mom—my son Abraham Stone Kremen was born in September of this year. I am running for ADEMs because I believe our children deserve better, and I understand the challenges that working families in Silicon Valley face. I promise to fight for our healthcare, housing, education, and labor rights. As a delegate, I will always stand with our most vulnerable populations. Furthermore, I will work to ensure that we kick ICE out of California once and for all.

Despite having a clear progressive mandate, many of the Democratic lawmakers in California have been cowardly in their approach to reform and uninspired in their vision for a greener, more equitable, and more prosperous future. They have ignored young voices and bold ideas in favor of maintaining a status quo that benefits corporate monopolies while harming everyday working families and individuals. As your delegate, I will demand accountability from California’s lawmakers. The problems of today call for real progressive change—that’s why we elected these Democratic leaders. I will make sure that we get what we voted for.

I am so grateful to be running alongside a group of dynamic progressives and activists. I believe the people on my slate are the future of the Democratic Party, and I hope you will be as inspired by them as I am. Learn more about us at https://www.ad24.vote/

Thank you for participating in the ADEMs process. I humbly ask for your vote.

We proudly ENDORSE Essy Stone 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. Alysa Cisneros, Sunnyvale Council Member

  • Hon. Omar Din, Sunnyvale Council Member

  • Hon. Cory Wolbach, former Council Member

  • Hon. Melissa Baten Caswell, former PAUSD School Board President

  • 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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