ESTELLA KESSLER

I was born in Selma, attended school, live and worked there.

I married to Doug and between the two of us we have 6 kids and 19 grandchildren.

I am a graduate of Selma High School. Attended 2 years of college, graduate from the Willie Velasquez Political Institute. Through my union CSEA Local 231 I was part of a project that lasted a year learning political techniques from a professor from Harvard. These techniques I use today in my training for the Fresno County Democratic Central Committee.

At my job with Selma Unified School District I served on many committees for the district. I was also the Employee of  Year for Selma Unified.

In my community I have served on the Selma Personnel Commission, Traffic & Streets Commission and the Planning Committee and multiple committees for the City of Selma.

In my Union I have been the local #231 President, Reporter and Chief Union Steward (still continue to do this). Also at the local level I served as the Head Negotiator for #231, served on many committees on behalf of the local chapter. At the Regional Level of my union I have been Regional Representative and Regional Political Pac. I served on a state wide committee for my union, Political Action for Classified Employees. I just finished my last term, that I was elected by area E in the union, Alternated Area E Director.

In the Democratic Party I am a Fresno County Democratic Central Committee member. I have served as the Auditor for the committee. Currently I am the Controller and the Campaign Coordinator. I am the trainer for the Precinct Captain/Leader Program. This program has taken off; I get request from all over the state for our training. It seems like I have been all over the state doing trainings.

At the State level of the Democratic party I was appointed to serve on the State wide committee of Organizational Development.

I was elected to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2012 and again I was the top vote getter to be a pledged delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.