DPOC primary endorsements offer no surprises

No Surprise: The party of Tom Umberg, Joe Dunn and Tom Daly went with Dave Jones over Hector De La Torre, for Insurance Commissioner

The Democratic Party of Orange County announced their June primary endorsements, earlier this week.  Most of the folks endorsed are incumbents, but there are a few contested races.

In the Governor’s race, no surprise, they went with retread Jerry Brown.  And they picked Dave Jones for Insurance Commissioner, over Latino candidate Hector De La Torre.  No surprise there either.  The DPOC doesn’t exactly have a great history of supporting Latino candidates.  Oh they do eventually, but generally only after the Latino candidate has become an incumbent.

And the DPOC went with Melissa Fox over Mike Glover, in the 70th A.D.  Doesn’t matter – that seat won’t be going to the Democrats this year.

Here are the rest of the DPOC endorsements:

U.S. Senator, Barbara Boxer
U.S. Representative, 44th Congressional District, Bill Hedrick
U.S. Representative, 46th Congressional District, Ken Arnold
U.S. Representative, 47th Congressional District, Loretta Sanchez
U.S. Representative, 48th Congressional District, Beth Krom
Governor, Edmund ‘Jerry’ G. Brown
Secretary of State, Debra Bowen
State Controller, John Chiang
State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer
Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones
State Senator, 34th State Senate District, Lou Correa
State Senator, 38th State Senate District, Gila Jones
State Assembly 56th Assembly District, Tony Mendoza
State Assembly 60th Assembly District, Gregg D. Fritchle
State Assembly 67th Assembly District, Rosalind Freeman
State Assembly 68th Assembly District, Phu Nguyen
State Assembly 69th Assembly District, Jose Solorio
State Assembly 70th Assembly District, Melissa Fox
State Assembly 71st Assembly District, Gary Kephart
State Assembly 72nd Assembly District, Esiquio Ramos Uballe
State Assembly 73rd Assembly District, Judy Jones
County Clerk-Recorder, Orange County, Tom Daly
Public Administrator, Orange County, Kevin Vann

The Democratic Party of Orange has taken the following positions on the State Propositions:

State Proposition 13: YES on LIMITS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT. SEISMIC RETROFITTING OF EXISTING BUILDINGS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

State Proposition 14: NO on ELECTIONS. PRIMARIES.

State Proposition 15 : YES on CALIFORNIA FAIR ELECTIONS ACT

State Proposition 16: NO on IMPOSES NEW TWO-THIRDS VOTER APPROVAL REQUIREMENT FOR LOCAL PUBLIC ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

State Proposition 17: NO on ALLOWS AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES TO BASE THEIR PRICES IN PART ON A DRIVER’S HISTORY OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. INITIATIVE STATUTE.


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