Standing for AD 37
In 2019 Troy Corley stood from AD 37 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.
A passionate progressive who firmly believes that a society needs to take care of its people, Troy Corley started her political participation in 1968 at age 10. Keenly following the events of the time, from assassinations to the televised chaos of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, she rallied the neighborhood kids to walk with Hubert Humphrey signs within 100 feet of her parents’ polling place.
Troy has been on an activist path ever since, supporting and fighting for progressive policies such as equal rights for women, expanded Medicare for All and free college tuition. She stands for a Green New Deal, shrinking the military budget and thwarting the corporatocracy.
A native Californian raised in Queens, NY, Troy graduated with an honors degree in journalism from San Joaquin Delta Community College and studied at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. As an intern for Ralph Nader’s New York Public Interest Research Group, Troy served as the first editor for the Public Interest News Service and co-produced its syndicated radio show.
A working journalist at age 18, Troy was the only California reporter from a local newspaper (Thousand Oaks News Chronicle) on site at the 1980 Democratic Convention in NYC. As a labor organizer at the newspaper, she helped establish an historic first — a newspaper unionized from the editorial side, a feat covered by the Columbia Journalism Review.
A DNC Delegate elect for Bernie Sanders in 2016, Troy co-founded the Progressive Democrats of America – Ventura County chapter, which she leads. She recently organized NeverAgainCA – Ventura, a coalition of local groups advocating an end to gun shows at the state-owned Ventura County Fairgrounds. Troy is a member of the Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats and the Democratic Club of Ventura.
Troy will use the skills she developed as a journalist, a labor organizer and an Oxnard community activist and bring them to the state party. A mother of two and an Irish/Choctaw, Troy understands the needs and desires of the 99% and will fight for the most progressive agenda possible.
Ryan Skolnick September 27, 2017:
Lobbying Congresswoman Brownley to Co-sponsor the #PeoplesPlatform, including #HR676! #MedicareForAll — with Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Lisa Kay, Wendy Gladwin, Troy Corley, Penny Fargo, Elaine Goldman, Deborah Madden, Ronald OBrien, Raymond Freeman and Karina Kaye.