Endorsements Table: DPOC vs. OCLF vs. OCGOP vs. What You Got?

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With Chris Nguyen burning up the lines with news of the OC Republican Party’s tentative endorsements, I just thought that this might be interesting.  (It’s not like it’s self-serving, at any rate.)  Here are the DPOC and OCLF endorsements for the non-partisan offices.  DPOC gets you a bright blue smiley face, OCLF gets you a sky blue one.  Any other endorsements among liberal (or liberalish) (or liberalish-ish) that you think belong here?  Send then my way!  OCGOP Central Committee endorsements get the red smiley face; this week’s OCGOP Endorsement Committee nods remain tentative pending approved at their next Central Committee meeting, so until they are final endorsements they get only magenta.

This will be updated.  Who else do you want to see?  Sierra Club?  Tea Party?  It ought to be a group large enough that more than just a handful of people’s opinions make the chart, so — sorry, Libertarian Party.  Pedroza will write you up instead.

School Districts

Anaheim City School District: David Robert Heywood , Jeff Cole , Ryan Ruelas , Cecilia Lopez

Anaheim Union High School District Area 1: Al Jabbar 

Anaheim Union High School District Area 2: Annemarie Randle-Trejo

Capistrano Unified School District Area 6 : Gila Jones , Ellen Addonizio 

Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 7: Julie Collier 

Centralia School District: Art Montez , Connor Traut 

Coast Community College District Area 5: Joel Flores 

Cypress City School District: Steve Blount 

Fountain Valley School District: Sandra Crandall, Jim Cunneen

Fullerton Joint Union School District: Joanne Fawley  , MJ Noor 

Huntington Beach Joint Union School District: Bonnie Castrey , Kathleen Iverson 

Irvine Unified School Board District: Ira Glasky , Sharon Wallin 

La Habra City School District: Cynthia Aguirre , Ida MacMurray 

Magnolia School Board District: Barbara Quintana

Newport Mesa Unified School District Area 7: Fidel Mora 

Ocean View School District: Josephine Gaglione, Jack Souders , John Briscoe , Tracy Pellman 

Orange Unified School District Area 5: Florice Hoffman , Tim Surridge 

Orange Unified School District Area 7: Rick Ledesma

Rancho Santiago Community College District Area 4: Lawrence Labrado 

Rancho Santiago Community College District, Area 6: Phil Yarbrough

Santa Ana Unified School District: John Palacio , Valerie Amezcua , Angie Cano ☻ 

Westminster School District: David Bridgewaters 

City Council/Mayor

Aliso Viejo City Council: Dave Harrington 

Anaheim City Council: Jose F. Moreno 

Anaheim Mayor: Lorri Galloway , Tom Tait 

Brea City Council: Steven Vargas , Cecilia Hupp 

Buena Park City Council: Greg Ferguson Brian Beger ☻, Baron Night 

Capistrano Unified School District, Area 4: Craig Alexander 

Costa Mesa City Council: Katrina Foley , Jay Humphrey , Jim Righeimer, Lee Ramos 

Dana Point City Council: John Tomlinson 

Fountain Valley City Council: Mark McCurdy 

Fullerton City Council: Doug Chaffee , Greg Sebourn 

Garden Grove City Council: Kris Beard , Quang “Mike” Tran ☻, John O’Neil 

Garden Grove Mayor: Bao Nguyen 

Huntington Beach City Council: Connie Boardman , Joe Shaw , Mark Bixby ☻, Billy O’Connell , Erik Peterson, Lynn Semeta Mike Posey 

Irvine City Council: Larry Agran , Melissa Fox , Jeff Lalloway , Lynn Schott 

Irvine Mayor: Mary Ann Gaido , Steven Choi 

Laguna Beach City Council: Toni Iseman 

Laguna Niguel City Council: Elaine GennawayJohn Jennings, 

Lake Forest City Council: Scott Voights , Andrew Hamilton 

Mission Viejo City Council: Rhonda Reardon , Ed Sachs , Wendy Bucknum 

Newport Beach City Council District 3: Duffy Duffield 

Newport Beach City Council District 4: Kevin Muldoon

Newport Beach City Council District 6: Scott Peotter 

Newport Beach?  Diane Dixon

Orange City Council: Ray Grangoff , Fred Whitaker 

Santa Ana City Council Ward 2: Michele Martinez 

Santa Ana City Council Ward 4: David Benavides 

Santa Ana City Council Ward 6: Sal Tinajero 

San Juan Capistrano City Council: Derek Reeve , Pam Patterson , Kerry Ferguson 

Stanton City Council: Kevin Carr 

Tustin City Council: Rebecca Gomez , David Yang 

Westminster City Council: Tyler Diep 

Yorba Linda City Council (November, not recall): Tom Lindsey , Peggy Huang 


Supervisor, 5th District: Robert Ming 

Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Chuck Perry 

Mesa Water District: Ron Amgurgey 

Municipal Water District of Orange County Area 1: Greg Diamond , Brett Barbre 

Municipal Water District of Orange County Area 5: Ron Varasteh , Dave Ellis

Orange County Water District Seat 5: Steve Sheldon

Orange County Water District Seat 7: Shawn Dewane 

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)