So who said non-election years aren’t exciting. We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more.
- The mid-term elections that will bring about one new Congressional rep from OC and hopefully a new Democratic majority in the House. John Campbell steps down and maybe someone can finally beat Dana Rohrabacher who has a future on the show “Hoarders.”
- New state assembly elections that will affirm Sharon Quirk-Silva’s place as a leading the state legislature, a new state senator in the form of Jose Solorio replacing Lou Correa in SD-34.
- A real chance for Orange County to elect more Democrats to city councils and school boards starting with the first woman mayor of Anaheim in Lorri Galloway and a return of Democratic control to the city council in Irvine.
There are also tough fights ahead:
- The battle with the public employee unions and the Righeimer majority in Costa Mesa.
- Ongoing battles with the County BoS and the unions who serve our county government
- Ongoing transportation and economic development issues that will affect job growth and quality of life.
- Our changing local media landscape.
2014 will mark this blog’s 8th year. Its impossible for a team as small as ours with full time jobs to cover every story out there (and we’re always looking for others to join our team), and we certainly don’t agree on everything which is what makes liberals liberal…
Tonight, I’ll tip my glass to Chris Prevatt, our friends in the DPOC and our elected Dems for fighting the good fight here behind the Orange Curtain.
Happy New Year.