Key Candidate Event with special guests Asm. Perea and Sen. Mitchell

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To RSVP for this event, please contact Alex Hlavna at (916) 233-3497 or

CHIPAC is hosting an opportunity to support three great Assembly candidates: Autumn Burke, Mike Gipson and Jim Cooper. On Wednesday, May 7th CHIPAC will host a great evening of fundraising fun at Aioli Bodega Espanola, 1800 L Street, Sacramento at 5:30 p.m. Because these candidates are top priorities for both the New Democrats and the Black Caucus, Assemblymember Henry Perea and Senator Holly Mitchell will be joining us during this evening in support of these terrific candidates.

Autumn Burke, a Democrat, is a candidate for 62nd Assembly District. She has a background in finance, real estate development, renewable energy and nonprofit advocacy. She coordinated several major financing projects, including one to build an orphanage in Ghana. Burke has been politically involved as a member of the Los Angeles African-American Women Political Action Committee and as a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012. Her full biography can be found here. AD 62 extends from the inland cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne and Lawndale to the coastal city of El Segundo and takes in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Marina del Rey, Westchester, Playa del Rey and Venice.

Mike Gipson, a Democrat, is a candidate for the 64th Assembly District. He is a member of the Carson City Council (elected 2005) and chief of staff for Board of Equalization member Jerome Horton. His past positions include being an area organizer for United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), legislative and political director for SEIU Local 399, staff aide for then-Congressman Mervyn Dymally and field representative for then-Los Angeles Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas. He is also a former Maywood police officer. Gipson’s full biography can be found here. AD 64 starts at the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, stretching south along the Los Angeles strip to encompass Wilmington. It also includes the cities of Compton, Carson and a small portion of Long Beach.

Jim Cooper, a Democrat, is a candidate for the 9th Assembly District.  He is a four-term member of the Elk Grove City Council and a captain in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He grew up in Sacramento, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and West Point Leadership Academy and has a master’s in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s College. Cooper’s full biography can be found here. AD 9 encompasses Sacramento County, including the cities of Galt, Elk Grove and a portion of the city of Sacramento and stretches south into San Joaquin County to include the city of Lodi.

For more information, please contact Eve Bukowski at (916) 443-5576 or Contributions to this committee are not tax deductible. Contributions to Hall for Senate 2016 are limited to $4,100 per donor ($8,200 per small contributor committee) per election. Individual, business, corporate and PAC contributions are permissible. Paid for by the California Healthcare Institute Political Action Committee.