A Trokia of Democratic Fundraisers

Sharon Quirk-Silva (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

In no particular order, this post has details for three fundraiser for three Democratic candidates running for three different offices.  In no particular order, a fundraising announcement for Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva who is a candidate for AD-65, a fundraiser for Jordan Brandman who is a candidate for Anaheim City Council, and a fundraiser for Bao Nguyen, who is up for re-election to the Garden Grove School Board.

Sharon first:

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will host a fundraiser for Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva on Sunday April 29, 2012 from 2-4PM.  Suggested contributions range from $250 to $2500.  If you want to go, an RSVP will score you the address.  Call Jesus Silva at 714-745-9544 or email to jsilva@sharonquirksilva.com.  Quirk-Silva is running to oppose Assemblyman Chris Norby and even though Norby is the incumbent, the redrawn district is actually very competitive via registration.

Anaheim Trustee Jordan Brandman is running for a slot on the Anaheim City Council.  Brnadman’s fundraiser will be held May 1, at 6PM, at the historic home of Sherry and Mitchell Caldwell.  Those expected to attend the Brandman fundraiser include State Senator Lou Correa, OC Clerk Recorder Tom Daly, former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, State Rep. Jose Soloriom, Anaheim Council members Gail Eastman, Kris Murray and Harry Sidhu, AUHSD President Anna Piercy, DPOC Chair Frank Barabaro, OCBC head Lucy Dunn and a bunch of others.

Suggested contributions range from $150 to $1800.

Bao Nguyen - Photo: Chris Prevatt

And last but not least, Bao Nguyen, a rising star in the Party and in Little Saigon, is up for re-election to the Garden Grove School Board will hold a fundrasier on Friday, April 20  from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Zen Vegetarian Restaurant in Westminster.  Senator Alan Lowenthal is a special guest.  Sponsorships start at $100 to $5000.  To RSVP, call 714-251-6885 or send email to info@votebao.com.

We’re going to make a bold prediction — Bao Nguyen might be the first Vietnamese-American from Orange County in Congress someday.


  7 comments for “A Trokia of Democratic Fundraisers

  1. RHackett
    April 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I think the proper term is “TROIKA.”

  2. April 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    How do you call Jordan Brandman a Democrat (and how does he?) when his fundraising host committee includes CURT PRINGLE, KRIS MURRAY, HARRY SIDHU and GAIL EASTMAN?!?

    • April 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

      technically, Anaheim City Council is non-partisan. And Jordan does work well with the other side, but I don’t question his Democratic core values.

  3. April 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Really? What values are those? What Democratic party values has he truly displayed and stood by?
    Brandman has really never publicly declared or espoused any core Democratic value. He is more like a chameleon, who changes his appearance to fit in wherever he goes, looking out for his own survival and best interest.
    While this is a “non-partisan race”, when you “do well with the other side” as well as Brandman’s incoming money and fundraising committee shows, it reveals where these people think he will vote. Sidhu, Eastman and Murray especially show no ethical core, just a pandering obeisance to the 1% and a disregard for the 99%. Pringle is the original Orange County “Brown Shirt” race baiter – how does a someone with true democratic values get in bed with him?
    Brandman has not stood by his core campaign commitments as a Trustee to the Anaheim Union School District. He promised to work tirelessly for comprehensive sex education, and his school district is continuing to get failing grades in providing comprehensive sex education. He has lost the faith and trust of teachers.
    Brandman is an another example of the politician who doesn’t have core beliefs or principles other than self promotion and self advancement. I thought he was different, but he has displayed no public moral or ethical backbone, or any value other than self promotion and self advancement.
    So, Dan, other than being a nice guy, can you tell me one thing Brandman has achieved other than getting elected? One way in which he has stood for a core democratic party principle as an elected official?

    • April 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

      But he backs the hotel tax giveaway to that big Anaheim developer! He knows where to get his bread buttered.

      I don’t think he needs or deserves a write-up on the Liberal OC. (And I’m still seein’ Trokia, Dan)

  4. Teacher
    April 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Flaunting hard-core Republican co-hosts like Pringle … how can Jordan actually call himself a Democratic? Has no one told Jordan about Pringle and the ani-Latino poll guards in Anaheim? It’s one thing to have bi-partisan support on the ground. It’s another thing to headline such controversial Republicans.

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