On Monday night, the Democratic Party of Orange County installed Long Beach City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske as their new Executive Director. Schipske comes to the DPOC with a terriffic background of work in democratic politics. Schipske has a long history of working with the community of organized labor.
From the announcement of her appointment in Februrary:
I am pleased to announce that Gerrie Schipske is the new Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County, said Frank Barbaro, DPOC Chairman. Â Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-47th CD) said, â€œI join with Orange County Democrats in extending a warm welcome to the Honorable Gerrie Schipske and congratulate the Democratic Party of Orange County on its selection of Ms. Schipske to serve as the DPOC Executive Director. I look forward to working with her and the DPOC in helping to elect Democrats as we move forward to the November 2010 elections.â€
â€œGerrie is a great organizer, she will be a tremendous asset to the Democratic Party of Orange County and I look forward to working with her,â€ said Rick Eiden, President of the Orange County Labor Federation and Executive Vice President of UCFW Local 324.
Good luck Gerrie. We look forward to working with you towards making Orange County a big BLUE D county in California.