Lorri Galloway’s in the Race for 4th District Supes

Anaheim city council member Lorri Galloway made it official today’ she’s in the race for 4th District Supervisor to replace termed-out Chris Norby.  Galloway brings tremendous energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the race.  She joins Rose Espinoza as an officially announced candidate and the expectation is former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly is going to run as well.   What’s particular positive about this race is there are three talented and exceptional Democratic candidates running in the heart of traditionally Red (Orange) County.  There was a time, Democrats struggled to field one candidate. 

This is an interesting race for the bloggers here at TheLiberalOC; each candidate has support of different bloggers here.

Here’s Galloway’s announcement:

Lorri Galloway Announces Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser for 4th District Supervisor Race

Anaheim, CA, September 14, 2009

On Wednesday September 16th, Anaheim City Council member Lorri Galloway announces her campaign run for Orange County Board of Supervisors 4th District seat. 

Galloway will be a candidate to replace termed out Supervisor Chris Norby to represent the 4th District on the County Board.  “It’s time to bring strong leadership and true representation of the 4th District to the County Board of Supervisors,” Galloway replied when asked for her perspective on the status of the race.

The kick-off event entitled Dancing in the Streets is scheduled to start September 16th at 6pm at 195 Downtown Grill located on 195 W. Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. It will include live entertainment on the north corner of Lemon St. & Center St. at the Promenade in downtown Anaheim as a dance floor for her guests. “My announcements are always unforgettable…with live music and dancing in the streets of Anaheim, you won’t want to miss it,” Galloway explained as she spoke with her supporters.
With Galloway’s successes at the city level, appeal from local working families and strong support from community leaders, the race for 4th District Supervisor will be the most exciting race to watch in Orange County politics.

  41 comments for “Lorri Galloway’s in the Race for 4th District Supes

  1. Publius
    September 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Does Lorri G. RESIDE in the 4th district?
    Or will she be spotted with her carpetbag at this kickoff event?

  2. September 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    No of course she doesn’t live there. She’s just using an address inside the district. You don’t actually expect her or Sidhu to MOVE out of their Anaheim Hills homes do you? She’ll be there with the most expensive carpetbag she can muster!

  3. September 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Lorri’s life happens in the 4th district; her job, her passion for helping people is all in the fourth district. I’m told she has an address in the district now and will make it legal.

    You guys forget, I’m from New York. Carpetbaggers like RFK and Hillary Rodham Clinton did a nice job representing that state.

  4. Joey Newhope
    September 14, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Lorri has help rebuilt Anaheim’s portion of the 4th. From serving the community through her shelter and by being a council member there. 20 or so years dedicated there, think Sid-who would move? No, Lorri has deeper roots there and I’m happy she has an address in the district.

  5. Publius
    September 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Having an address isn’t really the same as actually living in a place.
    Perhaps residents in Orange County, NY don’t care where their senators are from, but recent election history shows that voters in Orange County, CA DO care.
    Just ask Senator Dauscher and Senator Umberg. No wait, you can’t – because they don’t exist. Opportunistic district-shoppers get little respect in these parts.
    As I recall, the founder of this very blog took a lot of heat from many Democrats for pointing out Mr. Umberg’s failure to be truthful to his potential constituents. Creating a false address to make it legal is misleading voters, something they don’t respect. The Umberg case in particular showed that if you are lying to voters about one thing, you really cannot be trusted about other stuff.
    So, Dan, if you think legislative districts and boundaries are not important, then feel free to try to get rid of them. Until then, play by the rules.

  6. September 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    “Having an address isn’t really the same as actually living in a place.”
    Then you should have NO problem with Lorri’s candidacy as she LIVES her life in the 4th district. Homeis where the heart is and Lori’s work and passion are in the forth; she has a physical address in the 4th as well. Lorri has no lied about her residency; she’s been very upfront about it. She proactively addressed this question with me when she told me her plans and I for one admire the sense of forward-truthfulness she provided.

  7. JonnyQ
    September 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Having a greater connection through a lifetime of work in the District makes a difference. Lorri has been very up-front with her plans on this, she isn’t afraid to answer when asked about it. How is it misleading? What you do with it afterwards is all up to whatever wackiness you’re capable of.
    Lorri will do greater good and get things done as supe, she’s more connected to the people than any of the current 5 board members. They are as disconnected from reality as the nay-sayers and they know they’re in for a tough race.

  8. September 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Your comparing Lorri Galloway to HRC and RFK? That is an obtuse comparison at best. This brown-nosing is beneath you Dan. This isn’t a site dedicated to propping up undeserving Democrats(she announced on redcounty remember?). Anaheim resident here stating that Lorri hasn’t done much at all for Anaheim including the 4th portions of it. If you disagree which you clearly do, that’s totally fine. But that doesn’t change that Lorri Galloway is a carpetbagger that won’t even have the decency to live in the district she wants to run in, and you know it.

  9. Keep da Peace
    September 14, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    What’s wrong with this whole thing is the intent of the law is not being adhered to. The residency laws for candidates is there to make sure that candidates for an office have a stake in the district. While I like Lori and believe she can do a great job, she needs to live in the district she is running for. That’s the real point. By doing what she and others are doing, she cheapens the position and makes it just another job. That’s part of what is wrong with politics nowadays and people, her new constituents, are not likely to stand for it.

  10. September 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Lorri has an address in the district she is running in and has either moved in or is about to move in to the district she is running in. Tom Umberg ran as a carpetnbagger for first district supes and I don’t remember it being that big a deal.

    Sorry you might disagree Steve, but RFK and HRC had no ties to New York prior to their senate elections and did a fine job representing the interests of New Yorkers. I don’t see any problem with Lorri representing the forth district.

    I think shes a dynamic candidate who fights for the underdog and she will represent the district and its interest far better than Chris Norby has (and with fewer marriages along the way).

    I don’t live in the district Steve. I am not a political consultant. I can’t vote for Lorri and I wouldn’t take a consulting job from her because it’s not my forte’. So I have no motive to “brown-nose” as you might suggest but only to say based on what I have seen so far, I think she’d do the best job.

  11. Daniel Lamb
    September 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Anyone who is familiar with Lorri’s life as a public servant knows that she will be the ONLY candidate running for the fourth who will be able to provide a voice for the majority of those who live in that district.

    A majority that has been ignored to long and finally has a chance to be part of our political establishment.

    Lorri, as Director of a home for abused children, has her headquarters on East street in Anaheim. Galloway, along with her family and closest friends, have spent a substantial part of her adult life here. Lorri Galloway is all about the 4th district.

    Lorri’s candidacy is revolutionary within the scope of OC politics… As a graduate student debating whether or not to live around my family in Orange County, with Lorri I see the beginnings of what will be a different and better county…

  12. Steve Perez
    September 15, 2009 at 3:59 am

    I know you don’t live in the district Dan. Which is why I’m slightly confused as to the purpose of this blog. Advertising for her fundraiser? I can definitely tell you no one was suggesting you were trying to be her consultant. And I think you know what I meant in regards to you comparing Lorri to RFK and HRC, the comparison is inappropriate because the difference of stature. Lorri is no-where near RFK and will never be there. A comparison with another local carpetbagger would serve you better.

    In your article you state “This is an interesting race for the bloggers here at TheLiberalOC; each candidate has support of different bloggers here.”
    I think this was in regards to Misha and her invested interest in Rose Espinoza’s camp, and perhaps you were also insinuating that you support Lorri, but this general statement seems to apply to everyone. It isn’t clear who everyone that is running is yet so I have not endorsed anyone. I just don’t like carpetbaggers and I don’t like people that don’t respect the rules. When Lorri announced on RedCounty that she was running for Supervisor, Could Lorri vote for Lorri in the 4th District?

    • September 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

      Steve — we’re a Liberal blog that writes about issues important to Democrats, Progressives and Liberals. Lorri Galloway’s candidacy warrants a story. She indicated on Red County weeks ago she was going to run and this story is about her formal announcement.

      We keep hearin, for example, that Sharon Quirk of Fullerton is going to run for assembly to replace Spanky Duvall; and when she makes it formal, we’ll run with it.

      Don’t like CarpetBaggers? Hmmm. I don’t recall Obama running for president as a Senator from Hawaii, where he was born. But from Illinois, where he lives.

      And how many times can I say it; Lorri lives in the 4th district. She didn’t formally launch her candidacy until her residence issue was done.

      Yes, I’m supporting Lorri’s candidacy and have done so with a check. I generally don’t support candidates with a contribution if I cannot vote for them. But I like her position on issues, I like how she fights for Labor, I like her moxie.

      The beauty of the Democratic Party is that we don’t match lockstep behind a candidate like Republicans do. It’s been said, “Democrats Fall in Love with Candidates, while Republicans Fall in Line.” Lorri is an underdog in this race, and that’s part of her appeal. I believe how a candidate campaigns is indicative of how they’d govern. Thus far, Tom Daly hasn’t shown me any reason to support his candidacy one way or another. Lorri has.

  13. Daniel Lamb
    September 15, 2009 at 8:05 am

    The answer is yes. Yes, Lorri Galloway can vote for herself in the 4th district. Legally and ethically she is in a position to serve the people of the 4th. She is a second term council member of Anaheim which is by far the biggest city within the district. Carpetbagger is a cliche. What is more important where you domicile or how familiar you are with the people of a district and their issues? It is a no brianer.

  14. Claudio Gallegos
    September 15, 2009 at 10:40 am


    I will be responding to Dan’s post with a counter-post. You are correct, we don’t need more Anaheim Hills elitists coming and treating us like their little hacendados.

  15. Publius
    September 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Dan’s comparison of Lorri to RFK and Hillary were strange, but this Obama example is truly bizarre. Who’s next, the Pope? Mother Theresa?
    Obama lived in Illinois for a number of years before running for Senate. Hawaii could not be considered his home since graduating from high school. No one is saying you must run only where you were BORN. You really need to sharpen up those debate skills.
    And to Mr. Lamb – One’s domicile is a legal requirement for candidacy, so yes it is an important – ESSENTIAL – prerequisite, unlike some intangible like familiarity.
    There’s one basic reason voters don’t like carpetbaggers – they’re seen as opportunists. A candidate who moves in to an area simply to run for office may claim to be running to serve that community, but the facts of the situation point to a different conclusion, that s/he is running merely to advance his/her own political career.
    If Lorri is indeed the great candidate her supporters say she is, then by all means she should run. But she should run in the district where she has resided for years.

  16. Daniel Lamb
    September 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

    If she has an address in the 4th. And the people of the 4th find her to be the best to represent them. Why should she not seek to do what is best for that community? Hillary Clinton probably did more for New York, than a typical entry-level senator could have…

    Bottom line, the legal requirements are met and it is up to the voters.

    Luckily for Lorri, her base of support in her past two successful election is located in the heart of the fourth district. Just look at the returns from 2008. Yes, there is mountain to climb but the peak is in view.

  17. September 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Anaheim Hills elitists? Do your homework Claudio. Lorri has worked with abused children for years; not exactly elistist is it?

  18. Publius
    September 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    This is the same Lorri Galloway who was used by the GOP in Lynn Dauchers’s 2006 campaign against Democrat Lou Correa.
    Either she’s not much of a team player or she’s terribly politically naive. So which is it?
    Our actions have consequences.

  19. Daniel Lamb
    September 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    You may say it is naive to not support one’s political party when you disagree with what they are advocating… I think most would call that integrity.

  20. Claudio Gallegos
    September 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Enlighten us Daniel? What was Lou advocating that Lorri disagreed with so much that she endorsed an anti-Labor Republican? Plus I thought her issue was a personal one with him? Her story changes yet again.

    True, Lou Correa is not the most liberal Democrat in the world, but what was he advocating in 2006 that would make her rebel against her own party. It sounds like Labor rights is her top progressive issue. We all know Correa is a dozen times better than Lynn Daucher in that category. Daucher had a whopping 8% score by the AFL-CIO in her years in the Assembly. Sorry, ain’t buying it.

  21. September 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I hate that I was forced to articulate my dislike for carpetbaggers. I don’t think Lorri is that bad. I don’t like what she did to Lou and I don’t like that she lives in the hills, and I certainly don’t like carpetbagging. But even still with all those detriments, she is still better than a Republican. Carpetbagging is an important issue to me because I LIVE just off of East Street. Her Eli Home Segunda is two blocks away. Its a matter of fair representation for me. Is someone who lives in Anaheim hills really going to represent me and my neighbors accurately? Wealth is a great insulator, so I think not.

  22. Daniel Lamb
    September 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Clearly, I am in no position to comment on such matters. I do know that when your life work is children… the political can be personal. But who knows what went down between them and who cares?

    Word on the street though is that they made nice. Only after Lou Correa endorsed Gail Eastman for the Anaheim city counsel. Do you know anything about Eastmen? Why don’t you ask labor how they felt about her. What about Lou Correa’s position on low-income housing? His close relationship with Disney, despite the way they treat workers in Orange County?

    But lets not focus on battles fought long ago. Lets work on getting an electable and honest Democrat onto the board of supervisors.

    If we are divided we could end up losing the only chance we will have in the foreseeable future to get representation.

    We can all buy that.

  23. September 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Steve — “Is someone who lives in Anaheim hills really going to represent me and my neighbors accurately? Wealth is a great insulator, so I think not.”

    Let’s change a few words: “Is someone who lives in Hyannisport really going to represent me and my neighbors in Brockton accurately? Wealth is a great insulator, so I think not.”

    The Kennedys had wealth and yet had a strong commitment to middle class and working class families in Massachusetts. Since Lorri works two blocks from you, I’m sure she knows first hand the conditions and issues affecting the neighborhood.

  24. Steve Perez
    September 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Lets not change a few words. And your insistence on comparing Lorri Galloway to the Kennedy’s and Hillary Clinton is laughable. She is not the great hope for the Fourth District. Carpetbaggers are disrespectful and unethical, that’s not going to change because two Dans with invested interests in Lorri try to twist words around.

  25. Beacon
    September 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Wow, we’re really all over the place here aren’t we? I haven’t been apart of the political scene for very long but one thing that I have observed is that if, we as dems could attack the issues at hand instead of attacking eachother we could do a lot more in furthering the issues of the democratic party. Instead we fight amongst ourselves about where someone lives instead of what that candidate can do for the district. She has an adress in the 4th, end of story. Lorri, has for 25 years served the people of Anahiem who believed that they had no voice. Lorri has given them that voice. Elitist? HHMMFFF!!! I don’t know how much research people have done but she lost the Hills. But she won almost every distict located in the fourth! Why, because she understands the heartbeat of the fourth. Do you think that she was born into affluence? No, she comes from an immigrant field worker background and she’s proud of her roots! Don’t think that she’s forgotten that. It’s what makes her tick and drives the passion she needed to survive years of insurmountable odds and obstacles to make the Eli Home one of the counties most awarded charities. Why don’t we knock off the Lou Correa and Lynn Dauscher BS? It’s old news. She didn’t turn her back on the party, she endorsed who she thought was the right person. Imagine that! A candidate with some balls! I’d want her fighting for me instead of some namby pamby cookie cutter dem. And for God’s sake, just because her predecessor dressed like a frump doesn’t mean she has to. Stick to the important matters, like what she’s bringing to the table and her dedication to the people of fourth. Her Eli Home Thrift Store does not serve the Hills, it serves the people of the fourth just as she does.

  26. September 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    But Steve, RFK and HRC were also carpetbaggers in New York which worked out pretty well for New Yorkers. You’re painting with too broad a brush.

    When did Lou become such a hero? He’s barely a Democrat and endorsed Art Pedroza in Santa Ana’s city council race (which my sources tell me the Senator profoundly regrets) which says a lot about his judgement. Regardless, word is Galloway and Correa have patched up their differences.

    Lorri is one of three strong candidates with a D attached to their names for party affiliation; whoever wins will be preferrable to Shawn Nelson.

  27. Beacon
    September 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    This is the letter that Lorri wrote regarding her endorsement of Lynn Dauscher. Now, can we get on with it?

    To My Dear Friends:

    The reason that I cannot endorse Lou Correa is tied to the core of my being and to what I’ve dedicated my life’s work. Baby Samantha Rose Gutierrez was brutally beaten and starved to death because the system totally failed her. Agencies that were created to protect her did not share information, hid information or were not adequately trained to detect child abuse. The system was broken. I made an appointment with Lou in Sacramento to seek support or at least some advice as to what could possibly be done or who I could talk to. When I met him in Sacramento, he abruptly told me that he had no time for this, he was not interested in it and he was too busy fighting the goddamn Republicans to talk to me. To me, Samantha is mine. No one was there for her. We buried her. We cried for her. I attended every court hearing that mentioned her name when her own mother was convicted of her death. I still kneel at her grave. If any of you had a murdered child and Lou told you what he told me, I doubt any of you would rush to his support.

    Now, the other issue is my support of Lynn Daucher. I am politically savvy enough to know what her victory could mean to the now Democratic held seat. I am so disappointed that our party does not have a candidate that I can endorse. However, more than anything, I measure candidates on the quality of their character and the integrity of their intent. I have spoken often with Lynn regarding her views. I have told her that her constituents in the 72nd and their issues are completely different than the issues of the 34th. She has assured me that she understands this and that her door will always be open to me to help her understand what is important to all of us, especially the poor, the needy, the underserved and the disenfranchised. She is one that I believe will treat all with dignity and respect.

    No one knows what the future holds, but I do know that I am at peace with my decision and hope that you will all come to understand it someday.

    With deep respect,

    Lorri Galloway

  28. Freedomlvr80
    September 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Lorri does have an address in the district. You know the nay sayers use this “carpetbagger” issue because they know Lorri will kick Daly’s rear in this race, in that case any republican because he’s a DINO. Its pretty clear, she’s the strongest, the loudest and the candidate with the balls to make you nay sayers crap your pants.

  29. jonnyQ
    September 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    goodness, I’d rather have Lorri represent me than those shameless board members right now. Cutting social services to the elderly and vamping up their offices? WTF man! My view is, if she can do good in the district ( with the address that’s there ) go for it. You think anyone else can? No! That’s why people are calling her names. You should be ashamed of doing so…

  30. Publius
    September 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Lorri’s supporters are out in force to defend her, as usual. But they have failed to answer a basic question that Steve Perez posed in comment #12 (above)

    WHEN LORRI ANNOUNCED on RedCounty that she was running for Supervisor [July 2], Could Lorri vote for Lorri in the 4th District? (emphasis added)

    I have a few more questions for them…

    I’ve noticed that her defenders are saying that Lorri “has an address” in the 4th or “will have an address soon” which is not exactly the same as LIVING/RESIDING/DOMICILING in the district. Why are they all being so careful about parsing their words?

    If Lorri currently RESIDES in the 4th, how long has she lived there?

    Do they really think a candidate who parachutes in to a more desirable district shortly before (?) becoming a candidate is an honest and ethical person with integrity?

    As a voter in the 4th who has not yet chosen a candidate, I think the answers will say a lot about the kind of person Lorri is. Her actions with respect to this residency issue speak loudly.

    Hoping to hear back soon from some of the Lorri experts out there.

  31. Daniel Lamb
    September 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Lorri Galloway lives in the 4th district period. Her new place of residency will be quite convenient as it is closer to both Anaheim city hall and The Eli home for abused children HQ.

    We are all forgetting one thing, this line of attack does not work. In fact, in has given at least one of her supporters, me, a great chance to discuss all the great things she has done for the district and Anaheim without push back.

    Those who don’t like Lorri will not vote for her and cite this as a reason. Those who do like her, most people, will see through the attack. Most people will think she is a carpet salesman when you call her a carpetbagger…

    Lorri has done VERY WELL in two elections that make up a HUGE amount of the forth. If you told a working family in Anaheim that Lorri Galloway does not understand them, they would look at you like you are crazy.

  32. September 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Publisher’s Note:

    While we love the variety of comments, our internet nanny has pointed out that several comments originating from the same IP address have come in with a variety of different commentor names.

    There is no limit to the number of times that you can comment on a post. We would however ask that you not create several identities to make it look like there is more support for your point of view than there really is.

    Just pick a name and stick with it. It’s much better than talking to yourself.

  33. Beacon
    September 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I think that the Pro-Galloway comments speak for themselves. They don’t talk about one single issue or a bunch of old news. The Pro-Galloway commentors speak about who she is and what she has done and continues to do for the Fourth District. They don’t speak about the same issue over and over and over again. The bottom-line is that when push comes to shove on issues that affect the Fourth District, I’d rather have someone who knows what her constituency wants and needs and has the guts to do something about it. I don’t care about residency, I care about results.

  34. Northcountystorm
    September 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Chris, why not state it clearly—a Lori Galloway fan has used multiple names in an attempt to make it appear that there is more support for that point of view than there really is.

    Publius and Steve are spot on. Dan, you’re a scholar and a gentleman and you can obviously support whomever you want for whatever reason you want. But I think your savvy and skills are needed in and will have a more favorable result in Irvine, both on the council and for Beth.

  35. Publius
    September 16, 2009 at 12:14 am

    We are a nation of laws.
    When a person bends the candidacy rules for their own personal gain, they show a clear disdain for our political system.
    One who misleads voters in order to be elected demonstrates that they lack the moral compass required to effectively serve the public.
    They prove themselves incapable of making principled decisions on behalf of their constituents.

  36. Daniel Lamb
    September 16, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Maybe there is just one person who thinks carpetbagging is an issue…

    a Mr. Perez maybe…

    or maybe a Mr. Daly… haha no cause THAT would just be ridiculous. haha

  37. Beacon
    September 16, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Wow, to come right out and accuse Pro-Galloway supporters of this shows no integrity or class. We all have our suspisions and that’s just what they are suspisions. Mr. Prevatt is the only one here that actually knows who it is and as the moderator maybe he should privately tell this person to knock the crap off!

  38. Beacon
    September 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

    BTW, what laws of have broken? If there have been no laws broken, then it’s a non-issue

  39. September 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Beacon —
    I have access to the comments to and its not just an accusation but we have had multiple commnents from a person using multiple names posting from the same IP address. This blog isn’t the Orange Juice blog and we don’t like people having conversations with themselves by posting under different aliases.

    That person should stick to a single name and post away. Frankly, it does Lorri a disservice.

    Publius, Lorri has no authority to bend rules as you suggest. Everything she has done has been above board and legal. On top of that, you can vote for whomever you want.

    Might I suggest you attend Lorri’s event tonight and see what kind of public support she gets.

  40. beacon
    September 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I agree whole heartedly. Lorri has way too much support and does not need this kind of help. Be honest with who you are and what you say regardless of what side of the fence you ride.

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