Weekend Open Thread: Daly Drops Out!

March 10, 2022
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Assemblymember Tom Daly Decides Not To Run For Another Term In State Assembly

Anaheim, CA – Tom Daly announced today that he will not seek a 6th term in the California State Assembly. Daly, who was elected in 2012 and subsequently re-elected four times, represents a district that includes Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Orange, and Garden Grove.

In announcing his decision, Daly released the following statement: “After much consideration, I’ve decided not to seek a sixth term in the State Assembly. It’s been a deep honor serving the residents and businesses of Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. This is my tenth year.

Previously, I was elected as a School Board member, City Council member, Mayor and County Clerk-Recorder. I’ve been an elected official continuously since 1986, in four separate levels of government.

For the residents and businesses of the Assembly district, I’ve done my best to solve problems and deliver results. This includes leading efforts to make State government more accountable to the people; obtaining funding for local parks projects; and sponsoring new laws which expedite the delivery of transportation projects. I’m particularly proud of my early involvement in the successful endeavor to create a “Rainy Day Fund” in California’s annual budget.

As an Assemblymember, I’ve had the privilege of working with two Governors – Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom – and three Speakers of the Assembly. In my personal experience, all have been extraordinarily hard-working and idealistic, as well as genuine patriots of the Golden State.

I’ll continue pushing for practical results for my constituents through the end of my current term, which ends in November.

I’m enormously grateful to my staff, in both Orange County and the Capitol, who’ve worked tirelessly helping our district’s residents and businesses navigate State government.

And I’m grateful to my wife, Debbie, and our children, for their constant support and encouragement.”


This post had been repurposed as a long-awaited new Weekend Open Thread. Talk about that, or whatever else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of discretion and decorum.

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.)