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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Contra Costa County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for Central Committee, District 1

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Joey D. Smith

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increasing accessaibility for civic engagement for West County
  • Advocate for equitable opportunities for employment and supporting local businesses
  • Encourage residents to embrace STEM, and Trades education for preparation into viable career paths



Profession:Civil Servant, Tradeswoman, and Entrepreneur
Commissioner, Contra Costa Commission for Women — Appointed position (2013–current)
Delegate, California Democratic Party — Appointed position (2014–current)


Santa Clara University Certificate, Campaign Ethics (current)

Community Activities

Member at large, Black Women Organized for Political Action State Board (2012–current)
1st VP, Black Women Organized for Political Action Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter (2011–current)
Board Member, Asian Pacific Employee Association (2014–current)
Unit Leader, Soka Gakkai International-USA (2016–current)


A long time Contra Costa County activist, Joey has served on the Task Force on Workplace Violence Prevention; Sorotimist International, Richmond; and as a Delegate for the Central Labor Council AFL-CIO (Contra Costa). She represents District 1 on the Contra Costa Commission for Women (2013 -present). Joey has served on the Executive Board of the Richmond/Contra Costa County Chapter of Black Women Organized for Political Action since 2005.

In 2012, Joey was one rank short of being voted in as a National Delegate for the Presidential nomination. Undeterred, she continued her efforts to support the Democratic Presidential candidate and subsequently participated in local and regional campaign canvasing (including Nevada) for the Democratic Party. Joey also began her activity with the Contra Costa Democratic Central Committee as an associate member and alternate for elected members.  Soon after, she was appointed as a Delegate to the California Democratic Party, and continues to represent District 1 currently.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Contra Costa Young Democrats
  • Hon. John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor (District 1)
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action

Organizations (2)

  • East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • Central Labor Council AFL-CIO (Contra Costa County)

Elected Officials (7)

  • Hon. Duane Smith, Pittsburg School Board
  • Hon. Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito City Council
  • Hon. Frank Mellon, EBMUD Board Director (President)
  • Hon. Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization
  • Hon. Lesa Mc Intosh, EBMUD Board Director (District 1)
  • Hon. Jael Myrick, Richmond City Council
  • Hon. Mister Phillips, Central Committee

Individuals (12)

  • Debra Robinson
  • Michelle Blackwell
  • Michael Ray
  • Bridgette Hendricks
  • Alenda Young-Durr
  • Brendalynn Goodall
  • Patricia Durham
  • Saundra Andrews
  • Margo Schueler
  • Cynthia LeBlanc
  • Goldie Bell

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