Hon. Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author and Palo Alto Councilmember

Activism focus: Housing, Racial Justice, Mental Health

Ballot Position: #17

Candidate Statement

I'm Julie Lythcott-Haims, and I'm a North Star Progressive Democrat candidate. I'm a Black, biracial, queer, bisexual cis-woman with a deep passion for equity and inclusion. I have dedicated my career to helping humans from all walks of life thrive, and to creating a more just and equitable society. As a lawyer, former Stanford dean, TED speaker, and New York Times bestselling author on books about human development, I have a unique perspective on the challenges facing our communities and am well-equipped to bring fresh ideas, vision, and innovative solutions to the table.

If elected, I am committed to working tirelessly to advance the interests of the California Democratic Party and the people it represents. I believe that by working together and focusing on the issues that matter most to our communities, we can create meaningful change and make a positive impact on the lives of all Californians.

One of my top priorities as an elected delegate will be to increase housing opportunities in California, and I will focus my housing lens on equity and inclusion. I am also deeply committed to supporting and empowering young people, and will work to support initiatives that address their unique challenges and needs and to bring their voice to the table. I will also work to empower individual Californians to do their part to lessen the impact of climate change.

Overall, I am a highly qualified and dedicated candidate who is committed to working for the betterment of our communities and the people of California. If elected, I will bring my unique skills, experience, and passion to the table and work tirelessly to advance the interests of the California Democratic Party and the people it represents.


  • Housing

  • Racial Justice

  • Mental Health

We proudly ENDORSE Julie Lythcott-Haims for ADEM!

  • Robby Bancroft, Nonprofit Board Member & Housing Activist

  • Aisha Baro, Nonprofit Executive & Community Leader

  • Steve Chessin, Voting Reform Activist

  • Maryann Moise Derwin, Past Portola Valley Mayor & Environmentalist

  • Hon. Dr. Jennifer DiBrienza, Palo Alto USD President & Activist

  • Dr. Meghan Fraley, Clinical Psychologist & Political Activist

  • Hon. Sally Lieber, Board of Equalization

  • Anna Marie Morales, Mobile Home Community Leader & Housing Activist

  • Alex Nuñez, Mountain View Environmental Planning Commissioner

  • Dr. Forest Peterson, Labor Activist

  • Erik Poicon, SV Young Dems VP, Human Relations Commissioner, & Organizer

  • Juan Rodriguez, Community Leader

  • Hon. Linda Sell, Sunnyvale Council Member

  • Ben Spielberg, Co-founder, 34justice.com

  • Cari Templeton, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commissioner

Partial list. Titles listed for identification purposes only.