Elect Corey Jackson to push AD-60 in the right direction.
State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.
The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.
California’s 60th Assembly District includes parts of Riverside County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 51% Latino, 5% Asian, and 15% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, the partisan breakdown of AD-60 is largely unchanged, and has become less than 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-60 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 29 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 19 points.
There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrats Corey Jackson and Esther Portillo, and Republican Hector Diaz Nava. Jackson’s campaign has raised $97,995 and is not funded by police unions or the fossil fuel industry, although he has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs. Portillo’s campaign has not committed to refusing donations from the police or the fossil fuel industry, and Diaz Nava’s campaign is entirely self-funded.
Corey A. Jackson, a Riverside County School Board member and nonprofit founder, is from Rialto, CA and has lived in Riverside County for more than ten years. According to campaign materials, he is running for election to fight for the resources his community needs and deserves. Jackson has run for office previously, and won his race for the Board of Education by 31 points.
Jackson serves on the Riverside County School Board, which he does to increase mental-health services in schools and eliminate the criminalization of children. He also founded the nonprofit SBX Youth and Family Services, which aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty through mentorship, education, and community organizing. He also holds leadership positions in the Riverside NAACP. Jackson platform centers education and youth advocacy measures, like universal childcare, trauma-informed practices in school, and education reform. He also supports an affordable housing guarantee and campaign-finance reform.
Jackson has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Equality California, Inland Empire United, the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and labor unions, like California Nurses Association and United Domestic Workers. Based on our analysis, Corey Jackson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-60 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.