Mike Randall joins Orange Juice blog team!

Randall registered as a Democrat when he became old enough to vote, although he admits that he is not always in agreement with his own party. In particular, he disagrees with the “Southern”Democrats, with regard to his lack of religious beliefs. Randall does believe however that everyone has the right to believe in a Deity(s) or lack thereof without fear or retaliation.

Randall graduated from Canyon High School, where he played football. He lettered twice and went to the playoffs twice – just to get blown out each time. After graduating, Randall was picked to be an intern with the Information Technology Division of the Democratic National Convention Committee at the 2000 DNC in Los Angeles. The Internet was just starting to hit its political stride at that time and he voted for Al Gore. Randall however readily admits that Gore is not the “Inventor of the Internet.”

Randall was a student at Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans!), where he got involved with student politics. He restarted the CSUF Pre-Law Society, served as the Student Representative of the HSS Committee, and lobbied for CSUF Associated Students as part of the Lobby Corp. in
Sacramento. He graduated in 2004 with a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science (which is why he named his blog “Mike’s Daily Lockup.”)

With his degree in hand, Randall left for Boston and worked as a staff member for the DNCC reprising his role in the Information Technology division. Once again he worked as an “Executive Volunteer.” Translation: NOT PAID! Randall says, “Oh how I wish I was paid for my political work,” serving as a co-logistical manager. He related a a funny story about how he met Gov. Mark Warner and Sen. John Glenn, but he will share that with us for another day. The kicker about Boston, according to Randall, was the awesome shot that he and his brother William had from the speakers podium right after John Kerry’s speech.

Randall is hoping to slave away for his law degree and join the ranks of working lawyers in politics. He currently serves as the Executive Board member of the 60th AD and as the Webmaster of the OC Democratic Party.

Randall lives in the Anaheim Hills/Yorba Linda area, in northern OC, which means he will expand our political coverage into that area. Welcome aboard Mike!


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