For Immediate Release
Monday October 16th, 2017 11:00 am
DAVID CUNNINGHAM ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 64
“PLEDGES TO BRING RESTORITIVE JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT”
Los Angeles, CA- Today in front of the Watts Towers National Historic Landmark, paralegal and community activist, David Cunningham, announced his campaign for California State Assembly, representing the 64th Assembly District. As a Los Angeles native, David has dedicated his life to serving the needs of his community’s most vulnerable residents, working at the grassroots level to bring much-needed resources to working families, children, and seniors. He looks forward to working with community members, labor groups, business, and faith leaders across Assembly District 64 to advocate for greater resources, more affordable housing, and improved living conditions. He pledged to work with current and future colleagues in the State Legislature to author innovative legislation to bring meaningful change to his district and address the unique needs of constituents within Assembly District 64, which encompasses parts of South Los Angeles and the South Bay, as well as the primarily suburban district largely following Interstate 110 from South LA down towards the harbor. If elected, David would be the youngest and the first openly gay African-American, member of the California State Legislature.
David Cunningham understands what it takes to be an effective elected official and knows that in order to adequately address constituent needs, one must listen to the needs and desires of all residents in a community, especially those whose voices have typically gone unheard.
“I am pleased and honored to announce my campaign for the California State Assembly. As a result of my work in the community, with diverse community-based organizations committed to addressing a range of social justice issues, including healthcare, criminal justice reform, women’s reproductive rights, immigration, and civil rights, I’ve gained an intricate understanding of the complexities of state and local government including its capabilities and current limitations.
“I look forward to running an aggressive, energetic, and positive campaign, engaging young and new voters, meeting my neighbors and fellow residents across the district, and identifying and tackling challenges collaboratively with a broad range of interests, “said Cunningham.
David currently serves on the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, and on the Community Activities Board for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He was instrumental in helping organize the Women’s March and the LAX Travel Ban Protest in January 2017 and the Free the People Immigration March in February 2017. David currently works as a paralegal for the Law Office of Alice B. Steward. He grew up in Watts and attended Savannah State University in Georgia, where he double majored in Political Science and Sociology, and earned a minor in Spanish.