Democratic Party OC Endorses Tom Umberg

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December 27, 2006 


Contact: Mike Levin, Executive Director, (714) 835-2122, 

Former Assemblyman Tom Umberg has won the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County in the race to replace State Senator Lou Correa as Orange County Supervisor. 

Tom UmbergThe party endorsed Umberg at a special Central Committee meeting out of a field of four Democrats. 

“We are proud to endorse Tom Umberg in the supervisor’s race,” said Frank Barbaro, chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. “As county chairman, I’m excited about the candidacy of Tom Umberg. Tom has been an outstanding public servant and a fine Democrat. He is the best choice to be Orange County’s next supervisor. We will work hard to get him elected, and we look forward to working with him for a long time to come.” 

Umberg has served Orange County for three decades. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Orange County, he had a 100% conviction rate prosecuting drug dealers, gang members, white-collar criminals, and civil rights cases. Umberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1990, after defeating Curt Pringle. 

During the 1996 presidential election, he served as the chairman of the Clinton re-election campaign in California. Clinton appointed Umberg as the Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in 1997. Umberg was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. 

In 2000, Umberg left the Clinton administration and returned to California. In 2004, he won election to the Assembly to represent the 69th District, which includes the Orange County cities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Garden Grove. 

The winner-take-all special election for Supervisor will take place on February 6, 2007. The First Supervisorial District includes Santa Ana, Westminster, and Garden Grove.