FINAL, SHAREABLE, DPOC Central Committee Endorsements!


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FINAL DPOC MEMBER ENDORSEMENTS!

I’ve ranked candidates for DPOC Central Committee from 1 to however many I consider acceptable in each races in OC’s seven Assembly districts. Those whom I consider unfit to serve are not included.  In some cases, there are far more worthy candidates than there are open spaces; I discuss my decisions in those races in my commentary in this post. I’ve shown my work; check it out!

Each graphic with one district’s set of endorsements (minus the comments) can be saved and shared on social media as you see fit. (Or share the whole thing!)

It’s sort of important that youespecially NPPs who will be asking for a Democratic crossover ballot to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary! (just ask for one at any “vote center”) — DO share these graphics with your friends, if you’re in OC. (You have to re-register as a Democrat to vote in this race.) These people are mostly running against OC political establishment figures who have already decided to favor certain incumbents (see next paragraph) and are likely to retaliate against those who share this.  So candidates may not be able to share it themselves — and you have to do it for them. (If you disagree with a few of my endorsements, you can just say so in your post.)

[Note that an altered version of the DPOC logo is here included because some DPOC incumbents have claimed the right to use it despite not being endorsed by the DPOC. When alerted to this practice of unfairly giving an advantage to establishment incumbents over challengers, DPOC did not take steps to protect their trademarks. So far as I’m concerned, use of the logo is therefore up for grabs. This is my meager attempt at balancing the scales. ~~GAD]

I’m coming from the progressive perspective — real progressive, not OC’s version of the term where it means supporting abortion rights and LGBT equality and not a whole lot more — of a Bernie supporter who does like Elizabeth Warren too. While I’d like to believe that these candidates will agree with my on policy, I care more that they will stand up to the leaders of the party who will try to bend and break the rules to harm progressive candidates (because they think that progressives have to be stopped by fair means or foul) and sell out for both personal enrichment and greater power and influence within the party.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-55

This is pretty straightforward.  If you want an explanation, look  here.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-65

You can vote for 6; I leave he final decision there among the two tied for #8 up to you.  The ones tied for #8 are also very good and I hope that they (and the loser among the two tied for #8) will become alternates.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-68

 

You can vote for six; I’d like for you to be able to vote for 10.  I’ve left Melissa Fox off of this list because I’m not going to pretend that she won’t beat Eugene Fields at top Dem vote-getter for this Assembly seat, and that means that she’ll already be on the DPOC as an ex officio member.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-69

I’m deferring a lot to the “Party of the People” slate here (after adding Martin Lopez); I don’t know #4-6, but I’ll take their word that they’re what we should want on the Central Committee.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-72

This is a very strong group.  I’m choosing Paredes over Larsen for my last endorsement, but all 8 should be on DPOC.

DPOC Endorsements, AD-73


Don’t want to break that tie?  If you vote for the first six, you don’t have to!

DPOC Endorsements, AD-74

But That’s Not All!

You can find my endorsements and recommendations for ALL the races on your ballot (including for Republican Party Central Committee, favoring the at-least honest over the hopelessly corrupt), at this link, and find Vern’s (largely though not entirely overlapping, and in his inimitable style) here.

Happy voting, everyone!


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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.)