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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 36

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Darren W. Parker

Assembly Speaker's Deputy
11,236 votes (15.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fighting for improved educational opportunities, affordable college and 21st century job training
  • Enhance public safety - without safe neighborhoods, kids can?t go to school, businesses can?t function, and society doesn't thrive. We need more community-based policing along with adequate staffing levels for law enforcement,
  • Address the needs of veterans and the homeless



Profession:Assembly Speakers Deputy
Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker, State of California (2014–current)
Town Council, Quartz Hill — Elected position (2004–2007)


National Labor College Bachelors Degree, Labor Studies (1992)


Darren Parker is a long time Public Servant, visionary small business owner, and committed Father & Grandfather. He currently serves as a Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Darren and his wife have been married for 32 years and have 5 daughters and 5 granddaughters. He serves as a deacon at Livingstone Cathedral of Worship Church.

Darren Parker is the Chairman of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus and serves as the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 1 Secretary. He has also served on the Eastside School District Advisory Council, Antelope Valley Union High School District Advisory Council, Palmdale School District African American Advisory Council and is an AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) Community Liaison. Darren has raised funds to support safe schools, teen summits and "Increase the Peace Day" events. Additionally, Darren Parker served on the Quartz Hill Town Council, the Antelope Valley Human Relations Commission, the City of Lancaster’s Architectural Committee, the Antelope Valley College District Citizens Oversight Committee, the Antelope Valley Youth Build Advisory Board, and the Board of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber Commerce. He was appointed by both Governor Gray Davis and Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Board.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $147,607

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

SEIU California
UA Local Union 250
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West and employees
California State Council of Laborers
Gould & Orellana
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Union of Operating Engineers
Jones Sawyer for Assembly 2016
Laborers’ Local 300 Union
SEIU Local 721
Tony Thurmond For Assembly 2016

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.08%
District of Columbia 3.63%
Nevada 0.84%
Georgia 0.17%
Other 0.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.05%)
Small contributions (2.95%)

By Type:

From organizations (77.32%)
From individuals (22.68%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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