Note: My views expressed in this story do not reflect the opinions held by everyone at TheLiberalOC.com. These are my own ballot recommendations, not official endorsements from the whole blog.
OK, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Here are my own suggestions for everyone voting in Central & West OC on June 3. Take it with a grain of salt… Or take it as helpful advice from one local liberal to another. Well, here goes!
46th Congressional– Debbie Cook
OK, what’s not to like about the Surf City Mayor taking on Crazy Dana? She’s worked hard to protect Huntington’s beaches & wetlands. She supports all the Democratic values that we hold so dear on protecting working families and ensuringbthat the American Dream is accessible to all. Oh yes, and this is our best chance ever to turn the 46th blue. Debbie Cook has my full 110% support!
47th Congressional– Loretta Sanchez
Say what you want, but I LOVE my fabulous Congresswoman! She’s proven her commitment to the fine working-class people of Central OC by fighting to protect our nearby open spaces, protect our jobs, help our schools, keep our communities safe, and so much more. This ones really a no-brainer… Loretta Sanchez has earned my respect and appreciation (as well as my vote).
35th Senate– Ginny Mayer
In 2006, Tom Harman won the crossover Democratic votes needed to beat Diane Harkey by promising to serve us as a moderate. But instead of doing that, he’s gone so far to the right that our friends at Red County now like him. It’s time for Harman to go. Vote for Ginny Mayer, someone who won’t forget who she’s serving.
68th Assembly– Ken Arnold
Ken Arnold is a true progressive Democrat running against one-man GOP machine Van Tran… Need I say more?
69th Assembly– Jose Solorio
He’s proven to us in his first term that he’ll go the distance to support Central OC working families… So for me, Solorio has definitely earned himself a second term.
1st District Supervisor- Hoa Van Tran
Yes, he can’t handle his own campaign’s finances. Yes, he’s screwed up royally by letting Edgardo Reynoso drive his campaign into the ditch it’s in. But you know what? Janet Nguyen has still not earned my vote. She’s been MIA when we needed her most, porking up on our tax dollars when she should have been fighting to protect the social services that the working poor in our community need. So even with his flaws, I’ll vote for the Democrat over the failed Republican incumbent.
Office 12- Debra Carrillo
She’s a Democrat supported by law enforcement officers and the DPOC for a reason… She has the experience and the integrity to do the job well.
Prop 98– NO
Don’t be fooled by this Trojan horse! It has nothing to do with eminent domain, and everything to do with taking away renters’ rights, gutting out environmental protections, and making us taxpayers pay for corporate welfare for wealthy landlords. Please vote no on this bad deal.
Prop 99– YES
What Prop 98 won’t do Prop 99 takes care of. It protects homeowners from eminent domain abuse WITHOUT sneaking in Trojan horses. Please vote for the real deal.
Santa Ana Measure G– YES
Our schools need our support. And until Sacramento steps up and fully funds K-12 education, our local districts will need to keep coming to us to ask for bond money. And while I’m not a big fan of debt, I do like good schools. For the sake of Santa Ana’s kids, please vote for Measure G.