Elect Lori D. Wilson to push AD-11 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 11th Assembly District includes parts of Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties, and all of Solano 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 19% Latino, 15% Asian, and 15% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-11 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 27 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 20 points.
Former Assm. Jim Frazier resigned the AD-11 seat in January, resulting in a special election to fill the seat through the remainder of the term in November. Assm. Lori D. Wilson ran unopposed and won the special election. She is now one of two candidates running for the 2022–24 term in the June 7 primary. Wilson’s campaign has raised $195,000 and is not funded by corporate PAC or real estate money. She has received donations from the fossil fuel industry and from the California Correctional Peace Officers PAC. Her opponent, Jenny Leilani Callison, has not recorded any fundraising with the Secretary of State.
Assm. Lori D. Wilson, former mayor of Suisun City and a finance professional, is from Fresno and has lived in Suisun City for 18 years. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to continue to bring her successful approach to local economic improvement and fiscal management to the larger AD-11 community.
Assm. Wilson has worked as a director of finance, and has used her professional understanding of fiscal policy to support fair-housing initiatives, economic improvements, and job growth in Suisun City. Wilson was elected to serve on the Suisun City Council in 2012, and acted as the vice mayor for six years. In 2018, she was elected to serve as mayor, and worked to improve economic conditions, establish pandemic health-care access, and end homelessness. Under Wilson’s leadership, Suisun City reduced its unemployment and maintained a rate that was consistently lower than the state average. She also created partnerships with local organizations to support individuals experiencing homelessness, to improve mental-health response times, and to house families affected by wildfires. Wilson was the first Black female mayor to serve in Solano County.
Lori Wilson has the endorsement of many lawmakers and groups, including State Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Teachers Association, California Environmental Voters, and several local elected officials. Wilson also has the full endorsement of recently retired Assemblymember Jim Frazier, who represented this district for ten years. Based on our analysis, Wilson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-11 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.