On Saturday, the Orange County Young DemocratsÂ hosted their annual William Jefferson Clinton Awards Luncheon in Irvine. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, AssemblyÂ Speaker John A. PÃ©rez, State Senator Lou Correa, Assemblyman Jose Solorio, headlined the list ofÂ Â elected democrats and candidatesÂ from all over Orange County gathered for the sold out event.
Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Trustee John Hanna was the Master of Ceremonies for this event where the Orange County Young Democrats honored Speaker PÃ©rez with the Richard J. O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award, Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Tefere Gebre with the Delores C. Huerta Labor Award, Audrey Prosser with the Harvey Milk Award, and State Senator Lou Correa with the Clinton Award.
It did not go unnoticed by many of us in the room that while all members ofÂ the Santa Ana City Council are democrats, only one saw fit to show up to the event. That member was CouncilmanÂ David Benevides. He happens to be up for re-election this fall and will be holding a Re-Election Campaign Kickoff fundraising event on Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the South Coast Winery Restaurant. Click Here, for more information about this event.