Thank you for your Votes and your support!

Dear Assembly District 5 voters, friends and supporters,

Thank you for the over 66,419 votes ( 40% of the vote) to this day ( for updates see ( , that have been counted in my favor, thanks to you, so, that we could possibly work together to have nice things in our district such as a publically funded-single payer healthcare system for every Californian, safe roadway and bridge infrastructure, a cleaner energy economy in the face of climate change and good jobs, such as much more needed CA Fire and good jobs from unions, the public and private sectors and of course world-class education and rural broadband as just a few of my main platform goals.

Unfortunately, I am not winning this seat, this election, but the blue wave has flipped many seats.  We have won many races in our rural areas of which I am so proud and  issues where we did win.  I am overjoyed and happy to see so much progress.

Congratulations, to Frank Bigelow and I hope that he will do more by the people and stop taking money from groups like the NRA, tobacco and polluting companies who just want government to look the other way and privatize our resources, so they can do whatever they want to our communities, while we the people bear all risk and costs with poverty, gun violence, homelessness,  a gig economy of low paying jobs, expensive housing, fire risks, inequality of wages, air pollution, extreme drought and fires, xenophobia, racism, austerity of budget cuts to schools or programs in rural areas where the GOP remains in majorities and and all the wealth going to the top 2% instead of the many of us.  When will wealth be for the many and not the few elite billionaires?  

I continue to be a voice for people , for economic, social and environmental justice.  I am so happy to have met many of you and to have run for you and with your blessing and support.    I believe at this time, I will run again in 2020 for this seat, as I have learned much and believe we will win this District if we keep trying. 

I will be reflecting on where improvements can be made and I will be reaching out to you and the many wonderful communities of our district.  Please do not give up hope on Democracy as I think together, we saved it, and have strengthened our state as a bulwark of checks and balances so needed.  We must keep going and so everyday I am with you and fighting for peace and a good life for each of us.   Onward to victory and in love, in life as we carry on.

Very Truly Yours,

Carla J Neal

Thank you in advance Voters of Assembly District 5 for your Support!

Dear Voter,

Thank you for the most important act you can give to our democracy at this time…your Vote!  I hope that you cast your votes up and down the ballot for the most progressive democrats and may the best win!  Together we are the blue wave!

Orange, pink, black, green, brown, red, purple or blue -A ROY G BIV Wave is coming and we the people decide our future.


Change is possible for Assembly District 5 with your votes

Carla Jean Neal is the 3rd woman to run for State Assembly District 5 since 1932.

(12 men and 2 women have served since 1932)


Carla is an Adjunct Community College Instructor and operates a Mobile Notary Public Business.  She has degrees from Vermont Law School, San Jose State and Fresno State. She has lived in her home in Madera Ranchos since 1991, where she raised her wonderful college age daughter.  She is a tireless advocate for economic, social and environmental justice, democracy and peace.

As a grassroots leader, Carla is determined to make California and the planet better. 

She advocates for:

  1. Healthcare for All
  2. Quality Education for All
  3. A Stable, Sustainable and Strong Economy with Opportunity for All
  4. A Healthy Environment, including clean air, water and soil for ALL
  5. Healthy Communities and Affordable Housing
  6. Working Family Jobs, Main Street Business and Unions
  7. Fair Treatment of Immigrants
  8. Net Neutrality and Broadband in Rural Areas
  9. Tax Fairness and Justice
  10. Respect for our Diversity
  11. Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use
  12. Democracy, Equality, Human Rights and Voting Rights
  13. Protection of our Public Lands for Today and Tomorrow
  14. Combating Climate Change with Commonwealth Solutions
  15. Common sense Gun Safety and efforts to end Gun Violence for safer communities and public places.


California Young Democrats

California Nurses Association

California Federation of Teachers

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce


National Women’s Political Caucus

California Democratic Party

Healthcare for All

Progressive Democrats of America-CA – PDA-CA

California Parks and Recreation Society

Free Thought Equity Fund

US Post Office

Flip It Tour

Cresting Blue Wave Flip It Tour

Event Gatherings with Carla J Neal for Assembly

The Blue Wave of Change is coming to flip it, our government, to democracy of the people and not fascism.

 A Better California is on the horizon. While smoky skies and hotter days and nights are the new norm, Californians are clear as Lake Tahoe is blue, green as a meadow, yellow as the sun, natural as the rising tide…and when all the people rise up, vote and join together we will flip our districts to make California golden as ever before!  

Flip It Tour Schedule

September 21, 2018, Friday – Blue Wave Kick-Off  9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Campaign Office Headquarters– Open House & Light Pastry & Morning Refreshments and Fall Equinox Community Gathering address: 36914 Avenue 12, Madera CA  93636,Suite 12

September 21, 2018, Friday – Blue Wave Mariposa Stops- 2:00-4:00

TENTATIVE-TBD September 21, 2018, Friday 6-9PM – Evening Deserts and Ice Cream Social – Blue Wave Tour- Social and afterwards Phone banking at Tuolumne County Democratic Headquarters-TBD

September 22, 2018, Saturday – 11:00AM-2:00PM Grassroots Picnic at the famous Avery Hotel, in Calaveras County with music by Song Posse and Carla J Neal, Heal our District Speech, Free Food and Drinks, address: 4573 Moran Road, Avery, CA  95224

September 22, 2018, Saturday- Amador Blue Wave Tour Stops 5:00- 8:00 PM

September 23, 2018, Sunday– Auburn Area Democratic Club 15th Fundraiser Gala, Catch the Blue Wave @ General Gomez Arts and Events Center 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, Placer County

September 23, 2018, SundayBlue Wave Office Open House and Community Gathering, 9:00-noon, El Dorado democratic Central Committee Headquarters, Light Pastry, Morning Coffee, Fruit and Drink Refreshments

September 23, 2018, Sunday 3:00-6:00 PM,  El Dorado County, Canal and Water Walk Tour

September 24, 2018, Monday- Poor Reds Bar B-Q, 6-9PM, 6221 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, CA  95623— Postcard Enthusiasm, Bring Postcards, Carla will bring postcards too, optional bring stamps to donate (50 or 100=$17.50 or $35.00 of stamps, pens and appetizers are provided.  Let’s get er done!  Meals and drinks are paid for separately by individuals.  30 seats available.  Free event, except for your meal/drinks and or stamp donations.

September 29, 2018, Old Timers Day Parade, Madera, CA 10:00-Noon, Downtown Madera, CA, Madera Downtown Association and the Madera Chamber of Commerce

October 6, 2018, Saturday Oakhurst Social, Ahwahnee, CA, Madera County at Sierra Meadows, 46516 Opah Drive, Ahwahnee, CA  93601  3:30-5:00 PM

October 6, 2018 National Women’s Political Caucus Event, Fresno, CA 5:30-7:00PM

TBD—October 7, 2018 Blue Wave Mono County Tour Stops– Apple, Cherry and Berry Pie Tour Stop, Phonebank, Postcards and Party  details TBD

Please join Carla and attend an event or join team Carla online and on social media.   All are welcome! 

Tender and Competent Care on the Way

As your Assemblywoman, I will listen to you and work to represent your interests and not the corporate interests or special interests.  We have the people and my opponent has all the special interests and corporate profits which have bought his office these last six years….and it’s time to put your interests and concerns ahead of big money billionaires and your votes can do just that in 2018!  Flip it Blue and Catch the Big Blue Wave with me!  Aloha!

We the People and all Creatures Great and Small


Our exciting news to share with you is that the campaign has two physical brick and mortar office locations to date for you to join with Carla and to support and participate in our Democracy.  We will be planning an open house with refreshments at both locations, and volunteer events in the near future.  Whether you participate a little or a lot, please get involved, many hands make light work!  I still have a mobile office and travel throughout all the nine counties as often as possible and can set appointments with people to meet at your locations, events, fundraisers, canvasses, or group meetings.

I am hoping our offices will be utilized as much as possible by campaign volunteers as I will be arranging 2 hours shifts for people to come in and help with office work, phone calls, canvassing and a list of to do actions.

Our first office location, opened in July, is generously shared with Jackie Smith, Candidate for Assembly District 6 at the El Dorado County Democratic Headquarters.

Our second office, opened in August, is located in Madera Ranchos.  Please find addresses for both locations below.

I need volunteers to staff both offices and can set a schedule with you that works best for you.  Please call, text or send an email or fill out the form below to help with volunteer staff positions.   I am looking into opening and sharing offices in other counties too and will keep you posted.  Also, we can set up virtual meetings with advance scheduling on the internet.   Please keep in touch and I will too!  High tech is our friend sometimes with such a large district and miles between us, but communication is easier today than ever before.   I am aware that we need more broadband in our rural communities and main street areas!     So, let’s be close via the many ways to communicate, if you want to talk.  Your concerns are my concerns, as I am the best candidate for the people…all of us and each of you!  Welcome!

Mailing Address Name:
Carla J Neal for California State Assembly 2018

Carla J Neal Campaign Headquarters Phone

(559) 416-7363

NEW Madera County Campaign Office:

36914 Avenue 12

Madera, CA  93636, Suite 12

El Dorado County Campaign Office:

Democratic Headquarters Shared Office

4540 Post St, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Original Mailing Post Office Box

P.O Box 9278

Fresno, CA  93791

Contact Us Form
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I love all the People and our shared Public Lands throughout AD 5

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I had a great weekend with Calaveras County folks at events in Murphys, Angels Camp, and Big Trees.  It was especially nice to stay at the Murphys hotel on Friday evening.  For all our worry, the air quality was okay-good and we felt safe because the Ferguson Fire and other fires were extinguished in the area-thanks to all who helped to  do so.   Thank you to my supporters, Arlene and Charnette, Anne, and Bruce and so many more for your support and time talking with me to understand your concerns and hopes!  I am going to work for you on better broadband to the mainstreet businesses, cannabis business support and I will work to bring more money for mental health, healthcare (more nurses and doctors to our rural hospitals, clinics and counties) for everyone to have healthCARE!!!!!! Additionally, I fully support teachers, administrators in providing quality education, comprehensive property insurance for homes with a public option (if private insurance says your home is too risky and uninsurable, like folks in Oakhurst are telling me),  clean water and fire safety maximized when elected.   I Will be back soon and will call to work on the event we talked over coffee at Gold Country Roasters in Murphys.

On Sunday, I was in Sacramento with Democracy for America training and thank you for the great lessons  provided by Susan, Brieanna Fisher, Jim Dean, and Anoa Changa!

I may be the inexperienced candidate for State Assembly, but I am on the road to being the the best candidate for the people, jobs and our environment on the ballot with the best platform on issues that matter!    This next week I will be in Madera (of course!), Amador County and then in El Dorado for events and Getting out the Vote fun!  I am also starting my fall semester at Fresno City this week and am sorry to miss the Evening in the Pines in Twain Harte in Tuolumne County on Thursday.  I hope many good people show up for this fine evening to hear Jessica Morse, Congressional Candidate in CD 4 and Kevin de Leon, candidate for US Senate speak.  Thank you Anne for speaking on my behalf Thursday evening while I am still working.  If elected, I will be your representative full-time, until then I still work my two jobs as a educator and a notary public, in addition to campaigning. This is just the start of more good to come!

Love, Carla