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Sacramento County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 1

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Alex Barrios

Communications Director/Parent
9,130 votes (9.08%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • The purpose of the Democratic Central Committee is to help Democratic candidates win elections. As a campaign professional, my priority will be to increase the win rate of Democrats running for public office in Sacramento County.
  • Democrats seeking local office should prioritize the issues that matter to local voters. I will support Democratic candidates that are focused on making neighborhoods safe, schools great and the local economy strong.
  • The Democratic Party must get better connected to Sacramento's neighborhoods. Most registered Democrats have never heard of the local party. If elected, I will help the Democratic Party get connected at the neighborhood level.



Profession:Communications Director/Parent
Vice President, Lucas Public Affairs (2015–current)
Communications Director, State Senator Norma Torres (2013–2014)
Campaign Manager/Political Consultant, Axel Communications (2010–2014)
Communications Officer, State Controller John Chiang (2011–2013)
Senior Representative, State Assembly Member Dave Jones (2005–2010)


Sacramento State University Masters Degree, Public and Political Communication (2010)
Sacramento State University Bachelors Degree, Communication Studies (2003)

Community Activities

Governing Board Member, California Leadership Institute and Mentoring Bridge (CLIMB Network) (2016–current)
Founding Board Member, Latino Democrats of Sacramento (2008–2010)
Member, Sacramento County Children's Coalition (2009–2010)
Founding President, Democracy Matters (Campaign Finance Reform Organization) (2003–2004)


Alex Barrios is a leader in running winning campaigns to help Democratic candidates and causes in Sacramento County.  For the past 12 years he has run numerous successful campaigns for candidates at the local, state and federal level

Alex is currently Vice President at Lucas Public Affairs where he develops communications strategy for clients with issues related to health care, education, technology, green energy, business and transportation.  Prior to working at Lucas, he was communications director to former Senator Norma Torres and senior representative to former Sacramento Assembly Member Dave Jones.  He also worked in the executive branch as a Senior Public Information Officer to State Controller John Chiang.  In state government, Alex has earned a reputation as a successful campaign manager for causes that have improved the lives of working families in Sacramento and throughout California.

Alex is well known in local Democratic Party circles as a successful strategist, consultant and campaign manager.  He has run numerous winning campaigns that has resulted in the election of more Democrats to local school, city, and county offices.  He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including the 2010 Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Award for Young Professional of the Year.

Alex has a master’s degree in public and political communication and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication, both from California State University, Sacramento.  He lives in Sacramento with his wife Monica and their daughter Elena.

Alex is endorsed by local Democratic leaders we trust: 


Darrell Steinberg, Former Sacramento State Senator

Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner and former Sacramento Assembly Member

John Chiang, State Treasurer

Roger Dickinson, Former Sacramento Assembly Member

Norma Torres, U.S. Congresswoman

Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Council Member

Christina Pritchett, President, Sacramento City Unified School District

Darrel Woo, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District

Diana Rodriguez, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District

Gustavo Arroyo, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District

Roy Grimes, Former Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District

Susan Heredia, Trustee, Natomas Unified School District

Lisa Kaplan, Trustee, Natomas Unified School District

Ron Dwyer-Voss, Former Trustee, Natomas Unified School District

Rebecca Sandoval, Trustee, Twin Rivers Unified School District

Brian Rivas, Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education

Dave Tamayo, Elected Board Member, SMUD 

Zak Ford, Trustee, Folsom-Cordova Unified School District 

Anna Molander, Former Chair, Democratic Party of Sacramento

Sacramento County Young Democrats

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Darrell Steinberg, Former State Senator
  • Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner and Former Sacramento Assembly Member
  • John Chiang, State Treasurer

Organizations (2)

  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Former Sacramento County Democratic Party Chairwoman Anna Molander

Elected Officials (1)

  • Over a dozen Democratic elected officials in Sacramento County

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