Amos Young Jr., a Pomona Unified School District alum, has announced his candidacy as a Barack Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
The election is set for Sunday, April 29, with registration beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. All attendees in line by 3 p.m. will be allowed to register and vote at the Carpenters Local 944, 3250 Shelby St., Ontario.
"As a member of the California Delegation, I will represent over 135,000 Democrats residing in the 35th Congressional District in Charlotte, North Carolina doing the 2012 Democratic National Convention," he said.
Young is an elected member of the California Democratic State Central Committee and a former Students for Barack Obama Chapter President. He served one term as Pomona City Youth Commissioner, two terms as a Fontana City Planning Commissioner, and two terms as an elected Assembly District 62 Democratic Party Delegate.
Young has garnered several local, state, and national endorsements, including Andrew Lachman, Chairman of the CDP Business & Professions Caucus and Democratic National Committee Member for California; Darren Parker, Chairman of the CDP African American Caucus; Courtney Driver, Los Angeles County Young Democrats Board Member and Vice-Chair, Black Caucus, California Young Democrats; Laura Epstein, California College Democrats Political Director; and Laurence Zakson, Democratic National Committee Member for California.
"Amos has the proven experience as a young Democratic activist to guide an energized momentum to the polls this November and has served as a fearless voice for minority families," Parker said.
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