Why is Lorri Galloway hiding from the VOTERS of North OC?

UPDATED: The folks at “Neighbors United For Fullerton” have graciously organized a forum for the candidates to replace Chris Norby in the 4th Supervisorial District.  Monday night at the Fullerton Library starting at 6:45 pm.  Jennifer Muir from the OC Register will moderate.  But Lorri Galloway (and her carpetbagging cohort, Harry Sidhu) are not planning to attend.  Tom Daly, Rose Espinoza, Richard Faher, and Shawn Nelson are all scheduled to speak. UPDATE: Here is Muir’s report from Monday night’s forum. Candidates discuss issues, exchange jabs at forum

Muir reports over at the Total Buzz that Ms. Galloway has declined the invitation.  Why is Lorri Galloway afraid to face the residents of North Orange County?  Those of us who live here would like to know why she (and Harry) feel they deserve to represent us.

Candidate Forum – Monday January 25th – 6:45 pm – Fullerton Library – 353 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton

  25 comments for “Why is Lorri Galloway hiding from the VOTERS of North OC?

  1. January 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Another reason for me to not like her…

    • Luke Skywalker
      January 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Not that I would presume to tell The Mexican what to write about, but I would love to read all the reasons you don’t like her listed clearly in the Weekly. It would be a killer article, and come on, Anaheim is really your home, if not you, who? We don’t need unethical fakes leading our community astray.

  2. January 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    is there anyone you actually do like?

    • Luke Skywalker
      January 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      Yes, you might of heard of his advocacy for Mexican-Americans, and the people who REALLY help the mexi community. Not surprisingly Lorri Galloway is neither friend nor liked by real leaders of our nice little community here.
      You seem to be unable to not go after people personally Dan! Do we go after you beloved Lorri or you personally? Go after the issues Dan, there’s plenty of them.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        January 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

        I posed a question. Of which he is capable of answering. And the question was clearly targeted towards a politician he might like, not an entire class of people who happen to be Latino.

        I seem to not go after people personally? I am an advocate of Lorri’s. And have written that Tom and Rosa are also excellent Democratic candidates. And having three strong candidates in this race is good for the party and progressive politics in OC.

        But you’re right; there are lots of issuesd to go after. And the ones you’ve been hanging your hat on is pretty weak. I’m not going after you personally, just your position that renters are somehow less worthy of running for office.

        • Luke Skywalker
          January 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

          If the hooks for my hats are weak, it is only because the immense weight of Lorri’s carpetbags have loosened the very walls on which my hat is hung on!

          Some people are able to rationalize things out to fit their thoughts on things. But the mental gymnastics you undergo in this race are nothing short of Olympic!

          Your right Dan, there are candidates in this race that warrant Democratic support, Tom Daly and Rose Espinoza are their names. Here in the 4th (Lorri thinks it’s the 3rd, but it just isn’t so!) we don’t support unethical carpetbaggers just because they have a D. Consider it altruistic, but I expect Democrats to be just a little better than republicans. In Lorri’s case, she’s in fact, worse. Thanks for funding her, it is money that has been utterly wasted.

          • Dan Chmielewski
            January 25, 2010 at 4:39 pm

            So vote for them Luke. Better still, write them a check. Since I can’t vote in the district, writing a check is the next best thing.

            I’d argue your mental gynastics are Olympian as well

        • January 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

          I’ve posted before about liking Tom Daly, and Rosie’s great but stands no chance. Unlike you, Dan, I actually have ties to Anaheim and have seen how the city has improved or gotten worse, and Daly was a good mayor. Galloway is fine, but what she’s done for this race is pure carpetbaggery, the kind you’d rail about if it was a Republican—but, since it’s someone you support, you give a pass.

          • January 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

            And by ties, I mean living in the city for 30 years and having my family be there since the 1900s.

            • Dan Chmielewski
              January 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

              Thanks for clearing that up and answering the question.

              So by your own logic, you’re disqualified from commentary on Irvine then right?

          • Dan Chmielewski
            January 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

            Since I’m from New York which has had a nice track record of effective carpetbaggers who represent the district well, I don’t have a problem with it. It’s when a carpetbagger comes into an area pushing a particular set of politics that are contrary to the best interests of the district, where I have a problem (ie. NY-23 Congressional special election – where even the conservative daily came out for a Democrat). For the record, I don;t mind that Harry is running in the 4th race either but I doubt seriously that he’s living in that apartment.

  3. January 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    The filing deadline is six weeks away; still plenty of speculation if Daly stays in the race or runs for another term as clerk recorder (where he’s doing a fantastic job). I still don’t know if Rose Espinoza will stay in the race. Ed – this event is 2 months too soon.

    Lorri isn’t hiding from anyone; she’s holding an open house at her Colony neighborhood home tomorrow night. Details can be found on her website.

    And I get it Ed. You don’t like Lorri and you’re not going to vote for her. Lorri doesn’t need to convince you; she needs to go after those who haven’t made up their minds. She is going to report a healthy fundraising effort for the just completed quarter and she did very well in the Jan 18 Labor-Fed meetings (details to come).

    • Luke Skywalker
      January 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      Yes Ed, I agree with Dan! This event is coming much too soon after a series of embarrassing events for Council-member Galloway. I mean come on, the poor women has had to move twice just to comply with Anti-carpetbagging laws. Give her a break! She needs to unpack and stuff.
      And then what if those people ask her about her unethical behavior? The carpetbagging? The ineffectualness of her political career? The rumored misconduct of the closely guarded Eli Home? How could she possibly talk about those things when she hasn’t even unpacked?

      • Dan Chmielewski
        January 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

        My point Luke is that a lot can happen between now and March 12. It’s pretty clear you won’t vote for Lorri. So using your standard of going with rumors, Daly and Espinosa are both expected to drop. That leaves Lorri against Shawn Nelson and Harry Sidhu. Who do you vote for in that scenario Luke? Do you vote for the Democrat, do you vote for a Republican, or do you blank the race?

        It’s not too late for you to run yourself Luke.

    • Luke Skywalker
      January 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      Interesting how your trying to moderate your feelings toward Tom Daly, wasn’t it just a week or two ago that you were lambasting him for being ineffectual and a career politician? Perhaps your starting to realize that your ship is sinking under the immense weight of multiple unethical charges, better jump ship!

      • Dan Chmielewski
        January 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

        You must be reading a different blog. I never referred to Tom Daly as a career politician. But his abilities to cross party lines to build relationships with Republicans suffered a massive FAIL when it came to Norby winning the special election. Wasn’t Tom at Norby’s party expecting an endorsement only to see Norby give it to Nelson?

        And what has Lorri done that’s unethical again? The city cleared her to live in her home. And she’s renting in the district. I believe when Steve Perez ran for Anaheim city council, he was either a renter or lived home with his parents? That’s not unethical, is it?

        As far as rumors pertaining to the Eli Home, put up or shut up. Eli Home does fantastic work for people who really need it. If you have something solid, post it here. If you want rumor and inneudno, I can think of two other blogs better suited for this sort of stuff.

  4. Kevin
    January 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    It’s all good; Lorri checked with the Anaheim Planning Department (see? nobody can say that she doesn’t learn from past mistakes!) on whether or not she was legally required to attend tonight’s event, and they gave her a pass.

    Besides, as her supporters maintain, her *spirit* has been living in the Fourth District since time immemorial, even as her corporeal body was residing in the Third, so she already knows what every single Fourth District voter is thinking anyway! Might as well save time that could be better used unpacking boxes.

  5. Luke Skywalker
    January 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    This is welcome news Ed. This indicates that Tom Daly is indeed in this race, and who isn’t interested in hearing out what Rose Espinoza has to say? Everyone knows that Harry Sidhu is a slimo, and was never expected to come to this, but it is soooo embarrassing that even pathetic perennial candidate Richard Faher is attending, but once again, Lorri Galloway deems this event beneath her. Why does she have to bother addressing the PEOPLE of the 4th on her carpetbagging into our district? Why does she have to bother explaining what financial relationships she has going on with her longtime supporter and new landlord Bill Taormino( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=382Rst2XJP4 )? How indebted is she to this man who does business with local government and when is he going to call in favors for his financial and political generosity? And I haven’t even gotten to the charges of financial misconduct that is suspected of taking place at the Eli home!
    Question of the Day: How many of Lorri Galloway’s immediate family members are employed at the Eli Home? What are they paid?

  6. January 25, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Some points for Dan-
    1. The Councilwoman in (and lifelong resident of) La Habra is ROSE Espinoza, not “Rosa.” Since you write frequently about this race, you should know this.
    2. Hypothetical – Luke, Gustavo, and I find a great guy in say, Stanton, and decide he was perfect for a school board position. But there weren’t immediate openings in Stanton, so we rent him a studio condo in Irvine (while keeping his Stanton home) and run him for your precious IUSD, write checks to his campaign, and repeatedly tell Irvine residents he is the right choice for the board. Would you find this offensive? Would you do everything in your power to make sure the board position went to someone with REAL ties to the district?
    3. You have doubts that Harry is living in his rented apartment, but it’s perfectly believable that Lorri lives in the studio above the quilt shop?
    4. Your filing deadline argument is a lame excuse. A moderated candidate forum is quite different from a candidate coffee. North OC voters should wait until Lorri is ready to speak with them on her own terms.
    5. In your world, rumor and speculation are fine when they concern the candidates you HOPE might drop out, but not acceptable when they deal with longtime questions about the charitable organization Lorri created that now employs much of her family.
    6. Nobody is knocking down your door to comment on Irvine politics. I don’t like the place (it’s creepy and Stepford-like) and try to avoid it as much as I can.
    7. You must be psychic to get inside of Daly’s head and know that he attended Norby’s party expecting an endorsement. Please tell me who will win the Super Bowl!
    8. Renting a home/office in central Anaheim (while keeping her home in Anaheim Hills) does not qualify her as a RESIDENT in the district. Nor does her longtime workplace. It’s called a RESIDENCY requirement for a reason.
    Hands down, Dan wins the gold for mental gymnastics. Careful with the dismount.

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    January 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Ed –
    1. I apologize to Ms. Espinosa for the typo but I had just finished emailing Rosa, a mom on my girl’s basketball team, about practice tonight so Ropsa was on my mind. You’ll note, I correctly refer to Ms. Espinosa by the name “Rose” in my 12:59 reply. What’s your excuse for poor sentence structure in the second and third sentence of your lede (and yes, “lede” is correctly spelled).
    2. Hey, you have a live Democrat who wants to run for school board?! Send him over and what name do I put down for a check? No, I don’t find it offensive and believe Lorri has real ties to the district through the work on the Anaheim city council and through the Eli Home.
    3. Lorri’s new house is very nice; and she’s inviting people over to see it tomorrow. You should come and see for yourself. A studio might be a bit cramped for that sort of event. Do I believe Harry lays his head to sleep at that apartment. Nope.
    4. You’re right Ed. At a candidate coffee, you might actually get to shake hands with a candidate and ask them a question that’s a direct concern to you. As opposed to hoping the moderator calls on you. Lorri will participate in every candidate forum after the filing deadline once we know who all the candidates are. Not too late for you to pull papers yourself Ed. But based on the acrimony in your post, don’t expect any money from me.
    5. I use rumor and speculation as return fire for the baseless charges thrown out here about Eli Home. Why dance around it Ed? You got something, make an accusation. If there’s something criminal, call the DA. But please stop pussy-footing with suggestions something might be amiss .. it just shows you’re a terrible poker player. Let me make it simple for you; put up or shut up.
    6. Irvine is a great place to raise a family, make friends and run a business. Safe city, great schools, a city with budget reserves for bad times, great services and a healthy economy; Nah, who’d want that? Tell you what Ed, if you don’t like Irvine, well, don’t let the door kick you in the butt on the way out.
    7. Why did Daly go to Norby’s victory party? I have the endorsement expectation story cited from about three different trusted sources. I’m rooting for the Saints but the Colts will win.
    8. Actually renting a home in the district does qualify her as a resident. Otherwise, Steve Perez wouldn’t qualify for the ballot in Anaheim last go-around but he did.

    Might I suggest you put your money where your mouth is Ed and write Tom Daly a check once you know he’s in the race for good.

  8. Aaruni
    January 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The event was very well-attended, and the candidates were able to demonstrate to voters why they might be the best candidate for the job. It was a great opportunity for the candidates and the voters to have a dialogue. The race is in June, which is really not that far away.

    • January 27, 2010 at 10:02 am

      Looking forward to the March 22 event Aaruni

    • Luke Skywalker
      January 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      Why not just say it Aaruni? Lorri Galloway and Harry Sidhu, unethical carpetbaggers though they are, should have attended!

  9. Who Dat
    January 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I also doubt Sidhu lives in an apartment. I have read that he has a home here. Plus, he currently represents Anaheim. I just don’t see how living on one side of the train tracks as opposed to the other is a big deal. Isn’t Anaheim good enough? I’d rather have someone who has actually managed a budget and created a job before.

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