Democratic Princeling for Anaheim?

Voice of OC is reporting that Wylie Aitken, “one of Orange County’s most influential Democrats,” is putting his daughter Ashleigh forward for mayor of Anaheim

Ashleigh Aitken, Scion

Given how deeply entrenched the Aitken family is with the local power structure, will she show the same fierce resistance to The Mouse as Tom Tait?  Is running someone who largely inherited her position the best person to lead the Democratic Party to a newer, brighter future here in Orange County? Just as a matter of optics — because optics matter in politics — is someone who looks like me (privileged upper-middle class white person) the best choice to assemble a lasting coalition in diverse Anaheim?

Rick Reiff’s OC Insider will feature the interview in upcoming episode.


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