Updated at 12:15 p.m. May 4, 2016
Any doubts about Nathan Fletcher being a true-blue Democrat have evaporated — at least in the 51st Congressional District.The former Assembly member who switched from Republican to independent in 2012 and then to Democrat in 2013 was the top male vote-getter Sunday in a Hillary Clinton caucus to pick delegates for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
According to unofficial results provided by county party chair Francine Busby, the 51st District caucus also picked Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. The former Labor Council leader was the No. 2 woman — behind Martha Garcia of Brawley.
Busby herself was the top female vote-getter at a Clinton caucus in the 49th District, which takes in southern Orange County and northern San Diego County.
— Ryan Trabuco (@RyanTrabuco) May 3, 2016
We did great at delegate caucuses today-So proud of @nathanfletcher – very top Hillary vote-getter in our 51st CD. He's done so much work.
— Lorena Gonzalez (@LorenaSGonzalez) May 2, 2016
In separate Bernie Sanders and Clinton caucuses statewide, slates were chosen in boy-girl-boy-girl fashion (or girl-boy-girl-boy). The June 7 primary will decide how many Sanders and Clinton delegates will attend the July 25-28 convention from each of California’s 53 congressional districts.
Fletcher went on to work at Qualcomm and teach political science at UC San Diego after his failed bid for San Diego mayor, but he’s become active in Democratic Party causes. As a top vote-getter, he’s likely to land a seat at the Wells Fargo Center when Democrats nominate a candidate for the White House.
Jim Boydston, top male vote-getter in the 52nd District Sanders caucus, provided names of fellow Bernie delegates in the 51st and 53rd districts.
The top male in the 53rd (with 229 votes) was Jose Caballero, a San Diego City Council challenger to Scott Sherman in the 7th District.
At least two married couples are potential convention-goers. In the 49th District, Joanne and James Mickelson of Carlsbad are Sanders delegates. In the 50th, Diane and Michael Summers of Fallbrook are pledged to Clinton.
The state Democratic Party is still getting results back and reviewing them, party communications director Michael Soller said Tuesday, adding: “We’ll be posting within the next two weeks.”
Here are unofficial delegate slates in the five San Diego County congressional districts.
49th CD Clinton delegates:
Busby of Encinitas, Rachel Rott of Vista, Shaleh Lejevardie, Rosemary Straley of San Diego, Kevin Sabellico of Carlsbad, Daniel Firoozi of La Jolla and Dimitry Redka of Oceanside.
50th CD Clinton delegates: Diane Summers of Fallbrook, Robert “Bob” Hamilton of Fallbrook, Richard “Rick” Bova of Fallbrook and Michael Summers of Fallbrook.
51st CD Clinton delegates: Gonzalez, Garcia, Fletcher of San Diego, Kelvin Barrios of San Diego and *Ricky Hilliard of Chula Vista.
52nd CD Clinton delegates: Judy Ki of Poway, Jennifer Campbell of San Diego, Carol Heasley of San Diego, Ryan Trabuco of San Diego, Farouk Al-Nasser of Poway, John Weiner of La Jolla, Aaron Lehman of San Diego and Lawrence Zynda of La Jolla.
53nd CD Clinton delegates: Dorothy Gesick of San Diego, Andrea Villa of San Diego, Taisha Brown of San Diego, Larry Baza of San Diego, Craig Roberts of San Diego and Will Rodriguez-Kennedy of San Diego.
49th CD Sanders delegates: Marggie Castellano of Vista, Barbara Mead of Carlsbad, Joanne Mickelson of Carlsbad, Christopher Barroso of Encinitas, Scott Chamberlin of Carlsbad, James Mickelson of Carlsbad and Mason Price of Oceanside.
51st CD Sanders delegates: Juan Perez of San Diego, Kelly King of San Diego, Ana Yeli Ruiz of San Diego, Enrique Diaz of Jamul and Bryan Brillhart of Imperial Beach.
52nd CD Sanders delegates: Josephine Piarulli Frodente of Clairemont, Erin McLeod of San Diego, Dahlia Tayag of San Diego, Heidi Salerno of San Diego, Boydston of Bay Park, Damian Tryon of San Diego and Paul Sasso of San Diego.
53rd CD Sanders delegates: Lynn Morski of San Diego, Liz Lavertu of Spring Valley, Liz DeGregorio of San Diego, Andrea Beth Damsky of La Mesa, Caballero of Linda Vista, Michael Johnson of San Diego, Nathaniel “Nate” Fairman of San Diego and (alternate) Steven Flores of La Mesa.
Names of all 50th district delegates for Sanders were not immediately available, but the Fallbrook Democratic Club reported Pierre Beauregard of Ramona and Alan Geraci of Lake San Marcos were among the men.
Republican delegates were to be chosen by the presidential campaigns via online applications.
*Correction: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect name as Clinton delegate in the 51st District.
Two or 300 hundred Bernie supporters gathered in Escondido to elect delegates to go to the DNC in Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/yU23QlaUkE
— Fallbrook Dems (@FallbrookDems) May 1, 2016
CA50 Bernie Delegate Caucus was smooth and well run. Pierre Beauregard, Occupy Wall St vet won for men, 2nd, Alan Geraci of LSM Dems.
— Fallbrook Dems (@FallbrookDems) May 2, 2016
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