Karina Onofre, an Irvine resident for the past few years and a Democrat for most of her political life, has secured some heavy hitters to endorse her race against the awful Matt Harper in AD-74.
Those backing Onofre for Assembly include:
*Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
*Senator Lou Correa
*Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee, John Hanna
*CA Democratic District Director, Florice Hoffman
*OC LULAC President, Benny Diaz
Onofre failed to secure the DPOC pre-convention endorsement at Saturday’s meeting, which I feel is short-sighted on the delegates part. Voters in AD-74 were introduced to Onofre in 2014 when she challenged fellow Democrat Anila Ali; both lost to the Republicans with Matt Harper pulling off an upset over Keith Curry of Newport Beach in November. There are many who, in my opinion, unfairly blamed Onofre for preventing Ali’s rise to the top two when the real culprit was poor Democratic turnout for the June primary.
For voters in AD-74 who want someone who will fight for a fair share of state education dollars, Onofre is your candidate.