Now that all the new Republican members of Congress and the new Democratic state officials in California who were elected in 2010 have been sworn it, it must be time to start thinking about 2012.
Toward that end, state Democrats will be holding elections in each of the state's 80 Assembly districts this weekend to pick six men and six women in each district who will become state Democratic Party delegates for the next two years. The winners will be delegates to the 2011 and 2012 state party conventions.
For a list of qualified candidates, search by district here.
The elections for the four districts that include parts of Ventura County will take place:
AD 35 (Ventura and northern and eastern sections of Oxnard): 2 p.m. Saturday at the IBEW Local 951 headquarters, 3994 E. Main St. in Ventura. There are 30 qualified candidates.
AD 37 (Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore and much of Simi Valley): 2 p.m. Sunday at the county Democratic Party headquarters, 1760 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. There are 13 candidates.
AD 38 (about half of Simi Valley): 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Santa Clarita. There are 32 candidates.
AD 41 (Port Hueneme and the southern and western sections of Oxnard): 10 a.m. Sunday, Topanga Canyon Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. There are 38 candidates.