News has come from a celebration on Anna Drive that, first, today’s ballots were the LAST one’s to be counted in the race.  I’ve been skeptical about that, but some other news we’ve received suggests that it must be true.  [UPDATE: I’m now told that there are some additional ballots left to be counted, but that they are all ones that the Brandman campaign or its allies had challenged, and that they are expected to count, if at all, disproportionately for Dr. Moreno.]

According to School Board member Ryan Ruelas, who was visiting with Dr. Jose Moreno and his parents, JORDAN BRANDMAN HAS CALLED DR. MORENO AND LEFT A MESSAGE CONCEDING THE RACE!

We’ll have more on this when we can.  Meanwhile, enjoy the above video from Mirvette Judeh at the celebration.

By 44 votes!  Incredible.  Well-earned.  And long overdue.

The Council Majority has CHANGED HANDS!

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. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)