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Orange, CA, February 10, 2016– The Orange County Young Democrats will hold their annual executive board elections this Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM located at El Torito, 3520 The City Way, Orange, CA. OCYD members will also cast their votes to determine who the organization should support in contested primary races.

All ballots will be pre-printed with the names of dues paying members. Proxies will not be allowed. Candidates will each have three minutes to address the OCYD membership at the February endorsement meeting.

Candidates are not required to be present at the meeting to be considered for endorsement. A trusted independent non-executive board member will moderate the process – Nick Anas.

To earn the endorsement of OCYD, a candidate must receive 50%+1 of ballots submitted. Maximum one endorsed candidate per race. Over 50 young democrats are expected to attend.

Contested primary races members will vote on:

United States Senate: Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez

Congressional District Representative 46: Lou Correa, Joe Dunn, Bao Nguyen

State Senator for District 29: Sukhee Kang, Josh Newman

The following positions are automatically endorsed due to a lack of primary challenger.

Congressional District 38: Linda Sanchez

Congressional District 39: Brett Murdock

Congressional District 45: Ron Varasteh

Congressional District 47: Alan Lowenthal

Congressional District 48: Sue Savory

Congressional District 49: Douglas Applegate

Assembly District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva

Assembly District 69: Tom Daly


  1. Commenting Gnome
    February 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Someone should ask why the new YD board and Joe Dunn at a meeting at the home of a convicted felon who police found with a gun and crystal meth.

    • February 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      If you remember what Roman Renya went through during his mayoral run for just taking a photo with someone he hadn’t seen in years, it would seem that was a greater sin than Joe showing up at Paul’s place. I’m sure the OCYD crowd enjoyed the herbal refreshments Paul offered.

    • February 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Idiots. The Young Dems meeting and Paul’s pool party were two different things, different places, different times.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with anyone doing anything at Paul’s. The guns were legal and registered to him, the meth wasn’t his, and his conviction was set aside. So you can all just go have sex with yourselves, in the worst way possible.

      • Commenting Gnome
        February 15, 2016 at 11:56 pm

        You keep saying it was set aside, show some proof or STFU. Meth not his? He really used that tired old excuse? Joe Dunn knows how to keep good company, a 5 time DUI convictee and a meth possessor (with intent to sell?).

      • February 16, 2016 at 8:07 am

        and like you, Paul knows what it’s like to be inside a jail cell for more than just a tour. Tell Henry Lipton I said hello.

    • February 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      You little dirtbags really live off the Orange Juice’s scraps, don’t you? We’ll keep feeding you, don’t worry.

      • February 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm

        And you and your Panda bear live off mine

  2. David Akard
    February 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

    The OCYD hanging out at Lipton’s errr. I mean Paul’s pool is weird. Isn’t the guy like fifty???
    Not so young….but then again drugs take the years away.

    Despite his carpetbagging, I would have considered Bao the choice for young voters. But. If he didn’t even bother to show up, that demonstrates his commitment (or lackthereof) to this race.

    Joe is a rich old man, who pals around with Mark Geragoes, Michael Jackson and Scott Petersons failed attorney.

    • RandyRoddy
      February 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

      It’s the Cult of Dunn. Joe’s telling small groups he saved The People’s Map.

    • The Message
      February 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Mark Geragos is now defending two men who beat a transgendered woman half to death. Apparently Joe and his cult think that is not a big deal. What say you Jeff LeTourneau? You have no problem with Joe taking money from a trans hater?

    • February 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Ugh. Read the other comments before you post. There was no OCYD event at Paul’s place.

      • henry liptons brother
        February 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm

        Oh thats right it was at Henry Liptons pool!

        • February 19, 2016 at 7:27 am

          “Henry” writes me almost daily with a new round of insults and threats, followed by a “I’m not Paul Lucas” sentence. Into the trash they go

  3. Santiago ES mom
    February 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Is this the SAME Joe Dunn who in 2002 (or there abouts) used his political musle to fore Linda Bell, the principal at Santiago Elementery to create a ” special” 6th grade class for his daughter Sarah?

    Background: SAUSD Elementary schools are generally K-5. This means Sarah, who lived in adffluent Floral Park would have to attend Willard Middle School, one of Californias WORST schools, after she did not win the lottery for Mendez Fundental. So rather than sibject lil Sarah to the “Mexicans”, Dianne and Joe Dunn had a “hybrid” sixth grade established. There were six other students in this “grade”.

    Linda Bell has since retired, countless others sent their kids to Holy Family, St. Jeans or the scam called ElSol, which has since been resurected and is sucessful (by new leaders and parents like Claudio Gallegoes). The point is, Joe pulled strings, like mone of the other parents could.

    Check it out. Ask how many kids were in Sarah Dunn’s sixth grade “class” at the time Willard had an average class size of 36 and an english learner ratio of more than 30:1. Funny how this man of the people acted when his family was faced with education choices.

    Ask the Floral Park people of last decade how John and Sarah Dunn were treated in comparison to theirs. Mayor Pulido knows, Lou Correa Knows, the Laguna’s, Marshalls, Gee’s, Schaffers, Greens and Litzfa’s KNOW.

    Joe may be a great lawyer politician mouthpiece, but make no mistake this guy is all about his next payday, and he caresnot who he must step on (including working class families) to get what he wants.

    • Truth Detector
      February 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      I am no fan of Joe Dunn, but that is false. You are thinking of Miguel Pulido and Laura Saari who had this special 6th grade created. He is the only one who had the influence to do this.

      • Ana Cejas
        February 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        Wrong. Miguels kids were too young
        Miguel was perhaps in First grade!

        Nice Try.

        • Santa Ana Facts
          February 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

          Nice try again Miguelito apologist. Miguel Jr. is only months younger than John Dunn, Joe’s son. In fact it was those two who were in the innaugural 10 person 6th grade class if memory serves me right. Then John went to Foothill High School(in another school district) while Miguel’s went on to be artists.

    • February 17, 2016 at 8:15 am

      That’s not quite my information; I think you’re confusing Joe Dunn with someone else on this one.

    • Ana Cejas
      February 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      There is NO confusing what Joe and Dianne did. We all did the same, bailed. The class experiment lasted for exactly ONE YEAR. That was the daughters year. Pulido’s children were not old enough yet (although no doubt he would have done the same). The situation was incredibly dicey from a parenting standpoint.

      You know who would know is Nick Gerda, he was around then (younger). By the way Nicks Father, Joe should run for school board.

      Better yet ask the Dunn’s. They can’t deny Sarah had a small special opportunity not afforded to brown kids.

  4. Louisa Gonsolez
    February 18, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Someone/Anyone needs to check this out. Here’s Why?
    Following the original accusation, Santa Ana Facts and Truth Detector respond uncommonly quickly (anon.). The problem is his/her attempt at deflection (Pulido) is WRONG.

    John Dunn graduated Foothill HS (Tustin USD) in 2012. Pulido Jr. was a mere 15 years old. See LOC archives:

    Further, No one is talking about High School, we aretalking about the advent of Mendez Middle School, which Sarah Dunn, the older daughter failed to get into in the early 2000’s when it opened. Following the lottery failure Dianne and Joe met with Santiago ES staff, Rob Richardson and others and the INAGURAL class was set. this may have been repeated for John in 2006/7 but, I doubt it. He got in to the fundamental school.

    Education is an important component of our society, This is why this is so interesting, by contrast, I believe the Correa’swere big advocates of the original El Sol ( as were the Pulido’s) before it failed so miserably and spun off.

    But to keep on point. The original accusation is pretty close to the truth, I know because I moved when my kid didn’t get in to the class.

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