State Rep. Jose Solorio, who was declared “dead to me” by OC Labor Fed chief Tefere Gebre on primary night for the sin of not backing Labor activist Julio Perez, has a 93 percent pro-Labor voting record in Sacramento and an 89 percent pro-labor rating throughout his assembly career according to Cal Labor Fed records.
Let’s compare Rep. Solorio’s record with others from Orange County.
State Rep. Don Wagner from Irvine as a 3 percent pro-labor record.
State Rep Jim Silva of Huntington Beach, 3 percent.
State Rep. Chris Norby of Brea (not Fullerton according to the report), 3 percent. FFFF would call him a carpetbagger.
State Rep. Jeff Miller from Orange, 7 percent.
State Rep. Allan Mansoor Costa Mesa, 3 percent.
State Rep. Diane Harkey of Laguna Niguel, 3 percent.
Now in fairness, all of the others are Republicans and Solorio is the lone Democrat representing OC. While there are several assembly reps with perfect pro-Labor scores, 93 percent pro-labor voting rate in 2011 and an 89 percent pro-labor rate lifetime hardly warrants or deserves the “dead to me” label from Gebre or criticism from State Senate candidate Greg Diamond. The facts don’t bear it out.
Solorio has been a reliable pro-labor advocate during his time in the Assembly.
I have to believe if some of the work he’s done to help the Sacramento Kings relocated from the state capitol to Orange County to become the Anaheim Royals that a consider number of new union jobs will be created in the process.
With flag day coming up, Solorio and local Labor leaders have a great change to come together with an eye towards a unified front for November.