Why not Umberg for the 33rd?

It is my understanding that the O.C. Democrats don’t have a candidate for the 33rd Senate District. To me, Assemblywoman Mimi Walters and Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu are not strong candidates. I realize the Republicans have more voters in this district, but why should the Democrats concede this seat?

There is a solution. Tom Umberg lives in Villa Park. For the first time in years he could run for office without being a carpetbagger. Sure, he lost in his last race, for the O.C. Board of Supervisors. But this time he would be running for a district that he would be a good match for. He could take a page from his former opponent, Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez, and make signs that say “He’s One of Us!”

Umberg has a background that includes service in the Legislature, in the U.S. military, and in the Clinton administration as Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Why not Umberg? He’s got nothing better to do. He is far more qualified than either Walters or Sidhu. He ought to run.

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