Lenore Albert-Sheridan, who ran and lost to Travis Allen in AD-72 last November, emailed TheLiberalOC this afternoon to say she’s running for California Democratic Party chair.
Albert-Sheridan said, “I do not expect to come in first. I do not even expect to come in second. However, I am hoping that it will unite the party.”
Albert Sheridan lost to Allen by a margin of about 27,000 votes (58 to 42%) and ran on a platform of representing the underserved in the district, a progressive environmental platform and tax policy revisions to benefit lower to middle income families. She had the endorsement of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus.
Additionally, she was recommended for a 30-day suspension of her law license by the California State Bar over allegations from a former client. Albert-Sheridan is practicing law and was considering another shot at Allen due to his affection and loyalty to President Trump and rumors Allen might run for Governor as a Republican.
She is also known for filing paperwork with the state party to have DPOC Central Committee member Greg Diamond removed from the Democratic Party due to his long standing support of conservative Republican Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, for serving as campaign manager to independent Brain Chuchua in AD-68 even though Sean Panahi was the only Democrat in the race, and for blog attacks on elected Democrats in Orange County. We’re told this case is still pending.
LA County Chair Eric Bauman and Bay area party leader Kimberly Ellis are in what’s perceived as a two horse race for chair and have spent considerable time campaigning. Albert-Sheridan’s entry into this race is a wild card — who might be siphon votes from most? Bauman, for being in So Cal? Or Ellis, because she’s a she?