Anaheim Commissioner John Santoianni received the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) for his bid for a seat on the Anaheim City CouncilÂ at the Central Committee’s endorsement meeting on last Thursday Night. Santoianni, who was first appointed to the Anaheim Cultural and Heritage Commission by Councilwoman Lucille Kring (a Republican) in January 2009, was appointed to the Community Services Commission by Councilwoman Lorri Galloway (a Democrat)Â in June 2010.
Santoianni highlighted the endorsement of Buena Park Mayor Art Brown (a Democrat),the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), and Bill Taormina, CEO & Founder of Clean City, Inc. in a press announcement about the endorsement of the DPOC. Santoianni states on his website:
I am working to improve our quality of life, spur revenue, and promote small business growth throughout the city. In Sacramento, as Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s (who at this time has not endorsed Santoianni for City Council) appointed delegate to the Democratic convention, I helped pass a resolution to protect consumers from usurious credit card interest rates and payday advance fees. I also went against party leadership and voted against supporting Propositions 1A through 1F that included a $16 billion tax increase, promoted gambling, and would take money away from children’s health care & mental health programs. I do not take marching orders from any political party, large corporation, or union leadership. I am an independent thinker who is committed to listening to, and working for, you, the average citizen.
Anaheim businessman Bill Dalati also received the DPOC endorsement of his City Council campaign as well.