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


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

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
Use this form to contact the candidate directly


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

There are steps we can take to act on Climate Change!

Reducing our Carbon Pollution footprint

Even as we may feel sad at loss of life, property and lands we love, helpless at times with the loss of our firefighting heros, grateful that our civil service folks are trying to help, discouraged and physically overwhelmed by toxic air or whatever we may feel is okay!  Not only do we need science, we need our hearts and minds fully engaged.

I want you to know that there things we can do now, as we push through our fears, in the face of climate change, as we make it through crisis times together and press on.  The next decade is important on Climate Change in California and everywhere on earth.  One main reason I am running is so that I can help with effective legislation to reduce our carbon pollution outputs that at current levels are warming our earth with higher temperatures night and day worldwide.

Personally, many of us have a chance everday to make a positive difference and many of us have done so….This is a reminder that we are not helpless….information is from a study in Sweden.

A “hothouse earth” is not our destiny when we work together to make things better as individuals, and groups of mosques & churches, businesses, schools and our local, state and federal government works for all.  “To prevent a hothouse Earth, they say, we need “a coordinated, deliberate effort by human societies to manage our relationship with the rest of the Earth System.”

We can do this together and California can help lead the way with everyone of us, our votes, our actions, our caring for each other.  We must do this before the interests of the oil industry,  polluting corporations, and their lobbyists who buy career politicians, then let us down by doing nothing to act on climate to help the situation.

Hope and Love are stronger than fear….and we shall overcome.  Progress is on the ballot and in our everyday steps.  Let’s go!

Legislatively, if elected, I will work to set higher emissions standards for automobiles and other sources.  I will work to reduce air pollution emissions and to set guidelines to systematically reduce fossil fuel usage to address climate change and bring down carbon emissions in the atmosphere to safe levels by banning fracking (including current wells), placing a moratorium on offshore drilling,  and adding no additional pipelines.  We need to make sure train cars and railways carrying fossil fuels and other hazardous fuels/gases and chemicals that come into and out of our state are regulated for safety and/or banned in every community, city, county and area in California.  I  will work to keep renewable energy in our CA grid and for export to other states.  I will work for environmental and climate justice for all.  I will listen to you.

I drive an Hybrid electric car and get over 62 mile per gallon on average as I drive throughout assembly district 5.  It took me 8 years, but I have solar panels on my home.  As your assemblywoman, I will want to encourage and incentivize more electric vehicles, rebates, grants, incentives for solar and wind technologies as well as clean technologies to reduce air, water and soil pollution, including criteria pollutants, volatile  organic compounds (VOCS), particulate matter 2.5 & 10 and ozone and carbon pollutants including methane.

I want to help California lead in the legislature in the Paris Climate Treaty of 2015, of which California is in agreement.  As a climate reality leader, I hope to really help make a difference for all the people in California, the United States and on the planet towards a sustainable future for our children.  REcently, I am very impressed with a solar/wind project at Hoover Dam where energy storage is possible using renewables to help us meet peak demand on our grid.  I think adding renewables to our current dam infrastructure and dredging out dams for more storage in addition to dam safety is very promising.  Please see the article on Hoover Dam.

Great news! Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.

As your next assemblywoman, I am ready to listen to you and fight for YOUR interests and all the families, main street businesses, farms, environmental and labor organizations who have been ignored by the incumbent career politician in Assembly District 5!

My deepest condolences and respect to those who have lost their lives and have been impacted by these fires which have become the new normal in California.