ANAHEIM, CAÂ - Â Retired State Senator Joe Dunn, whom California Lawyer Magazine labeled â€œThe Man Who Cracked Enronâ€ when he unearthed Enronâ€™s infamous internal memoranda that spoke to allegations of price gouging and market manipulation, has endorsed John Leos for Anaheim City Council.
â€œJohn Leosâ€™ leadership in negotiating pension reform not only saved several hundred millions of dollars for taxpayers but was done with bipartisan support. Now more than ever, we need sensible leaders with proven results like John Leos â€“ and not â€˜politics as usual.â€™â€
â€œAt the end of the day, we all want a community we are proud to call home. When it comes to keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean, thereâ€™s no one more than John that I trust to do the job,â€ stated the retired State Senator whose former district included the City of Anaheim. Â â€œComing from a five-generation family of Anaheim residents, John Leos understands the serious job of investing hard-earned tax dollars into our local economy and infrastructure. And John will do it with the accountability and honesty that local residents deserve.â€
Senator Dunn was elected to the California State Senate in 1998 and served until his final term expired in 2006. Â In the Legislature, Senator Dunn held prominent leadership roles including chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Housing Committee. Â He received international acclaim as chair of the Senate Investigation Committee into the 2001 California energy crisis.
Leos, who is a registered Republican,Â has managed to garner the support of the two Democratic California Legislative elected officials representing Anaheim, Senator Lou Correa and Assemblyman Jose Solorio, for this non-partisan office in addition to the endorsement of Senator Dunn. Leos is a moderate Republican and these endorsements demonstrate a broad bi-partisan support for his campaign. It is expected that more endorsements from elected Democrats and RepublicansÂ are on the way.
Leos also announced in a separate release over the Labor Day weekend that he has received the endorsement of the Orange County Labor Federation.
â€œAs the job engine of Orange County, what Anaheim does has a great effect on the lives of working men and women. The Orange County Labor Federation enthusiastically supports John Leos for City Council because our members believe in him.â€ said O.C.L.F.Â Executive Director Tefere Gebre.
Rick Eiden, O.C.L.F. President and Executive Vice President of the United Food and Commercial Workers, says, â€œThe UFCW and its members are excited and united to elect John Leos to the Anaheim City Council.â€
The Orange County Labor Federation represents more than 90 local unions and 140,000 working men and women in Orange County. The Labor Federation has also endorsed Bill Dalati for Anaheim City Council.