The Democratic Party of Orange County at its monthly meeting last Monday, April 26, 2010, endorsed Tom Daly for Orange County Clerk-Recorder. Tom Daly is the incumbent Clerk-Recorder who was first elected to the post in 2002. Previously, Daly served two terms as Mayor of the City of Anaheim.
The DPOC Central Committee also endorsedÂ Kevin Vann for Orange County Public Administrator.Â Vann is a first time candidate and currently works in the office of the Public Administrator. The current incumbent, John Williams, has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement of the department.
The Public Administrator protects the assets of Orange County decedents when there are no family members or the family is not willing to act. The Public Administrator is also responsible for making the funeral arrangements when the family can not be located. Vann says on his website (http://www.kevinvannforpa.com/) Â that one of his primary goals will be to “Eliminate unnecessary high paying management positions”in the office of the Public Administrator/Public Guardian.Â Â Each received the endorsement by unanimous vote of those in attendance.
Both Lorri Galloway (http://lorrigalloway.com/) and Rose Espinoza (http://www.electrose.com/) candidates for the 4th Supervisor seat, vied for the party’s endorsement. However, neither candidate received the 60% needed to receive the party’s endorsement. Therefore, no endorsement was made in the 4th Supervisor race.
The Democratic Party of Orange CountyÂ is allowed to endorse registered Democrats who are candidates in non-partisan races.
The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) is the official organization for Democrats in the fifth-largest county in the nation.
With more than 514,000 members, we represent the third-largest community of Democrats within California. There are more registered Democrats here in Orange County than in San Francisco.
The DPOC has a permanent office in Santa Ana, full-time staff, a robust intern program, and hundreds of active volunteers.
Our job is to help build the Democratic Party structure within Orange County, register new Democratic voters, help elect Democratic candidates at the local, state and national level, and run an aggressive GOTV (Get Out the Vote) program.
Although Republicans still outnumber Democrats in Orange County, there are over 2,500 newly registered Democrats each and every month. We are personally reaching out to those new voters to thank them for registering and to welcome them to our Party. We believe that this will substantially increase turnout in future elections.
DPOC also has developed a long-range plan to recruit, train, and support qualified Democratic candidates at all levels – focusing on local offices such as city councils, school boards, and water districts.
Party OfficesÂ are located at:
200 N. Main Street, M Level
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone: 714 835-5158
Fax: 714 835-3685