Lenore Albert-Sheridan to Run for State Democratic Party Chair

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?

We’ll see.


  25 comments for “Lenore Albert-Sheridan to Run for State Democratic Party Chair

  1. Ronald O'Donnell
    March 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    That’s what was said about Trump !!!

  2. March 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I’ll give Greg Diamond at OJ a rare pingback: http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2017/03/ravenous-attention-vampire-lenore-albert-sheridan-to-run-for-cdp-chair-to-unite-the-party-in-laughter/

    And I’ll apologize to Sean Panahi, whom I sat with at the DPOC meeting last night and we’re plotting a lunch soon, for typos in his name (corrected above) which I made in my haste to post this news before the meeting last night.

    I’ll note in Greg’s defense of him insisting Brian Chuchua had a chance of earning a top two spot for AD-68 (cue laugh-track) running as an independent, that Chuchua “quit” the Republican Party…he didn’t “quite” it. Chuchua finished next to dead last with 4,635 votes or 4.7% while Sean got 32,610 votes or 33% in the primary. Democratic voters prefer actual Democrats over independent former Republicans recovering from heart surgery. I suspect we’ll see Sean’s name on the ballot again soon. Chuchua, hmmm….probably not.

    When seeking to call attention to a typographical error, one should make sure their own copy is clean.

  3. OCDEM
    March 28, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Greg Diamond is dellusional. If Brian had a chance in AD 68 it would have been if Choi died in a plane crash, Sean caused cancer in babies and the rest of the field were Nazi Party officials. Even then it would have been tough for the old man.

    As for his insistance that he somehow was responsible in any way for Josh Newman, I would bet Josh credits Tony Bushala more than “Crazy Greg”.

    • junior
      March 28, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Speaking of delusional …… Lenore Albert-Sheridan ….

    • March 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Greg spoke on Josh’s behalf at the party endorsement meeting; Kang got 90% of the vote for the pre-primary endorsement. Greg didn’t do Josh any favors. Meanwhile, you have to admire how he walks on egg shells with pure devotion to Mayor Tait while trying to not upset the Party’s rules. I honestly think he thinks he’s fooling everyone. Its like that sibling that sticks his/her finger near your face while saying “I’m not touching you….”

      • March 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

        Stop emailing me this question; but yes, I did get a peak at Greg’s nasty toes at the party meeting. From Gawker from 2011:

        No Flip-Flops Between October and March

        Yes, there are certain occasions when you can wear white between Labor Day and Easter, but there is no reason to be wearing flip-flops in the winter. You can enjoy them through September, and you can take them out when things start to thaw by the end of March, but don’t wear your flip-flops Christmas shopping in New York. Not only will you be walking through snow, but the only thing uglier than your nasty unkempt feet is your nasty unkempt feet bright red from the cold. This also applies to places with temperate climates like L.A. (It’s not that warm there in February). Naturally the months should be reversed for countries in the southern hemisphere. So, if it’s January and you want to wear flip-flops, go to Rio.

  4. Anonymous
    March 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Looks like Diamond is backing another losing horse

  5. Asking?
    March 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Would Jeff LeTourneau hang with Greg Diamond if they were not related by marriage? I think Jeff must write checks to his sister-in-law every month so she can buy food

  6. March 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    another typo alert; glad to know Diamond and Bauman are on the same sid……

    “Bauman and I would be on the same sid — and I’m sure that he would ably represent my favored positions, although I might not know about those issues while rotting in the dungeon of some Democratic Party re-education camp in Imperial County.’

    Would “sid” be “side”?

    • March 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Ok readers, I’ve finally read Greg’s post from beginning to end. Lenore is running on her own accord. No OC establishment Democrats have urged her to run. She’s not running because Bauman or Ellis want her to. She’s running because she can. Let’s stop making up stuff out of depression medication fantasies. Additionally, the comment on her efforts to oust a Greg from the party are factual. Not a dig. Those are the grounds she seeks his removal from the party and they are factual in nature. As for a Paul Lucas, hate to break it to him but I have many friends in the party and they all call me after Paul talks crap about me at the meetings. Most of them are very happy I beat Paul in the election. And I personally like Lenore. She’s a friendly pleasant person to be around.

      • junior
        March 29, 2017 at 6:15 am

        I’ll keep an open mind – but not so open that my brain spills out.

        • March 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

          LOL — a comment from Greg Diamond on OJ — at 1:49 AM — threatening physical violence with his oversized gnarly toenails; talons so long and sharp, if he were a crow, he could snatch a fish from Irvine lake to devour in private later. Amusing to ponder that Greg thinks he could do me any actual harm. But everyone needs a fantasy life. Re-read the passage again — LA is referenced in the third to last sentence and do everyone a favor and buy a decent pair of shoes; men of a certain age need to hide those little piggies. You do. You really do.

          Lastly, I’m not OC DEM. Icons are automatically generated. I have no control over them

  7. Truth
    March 28, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    It seems that Lenore Albert Sheridan is looking for something else to do, since her ability to continue practicing law is looking iffy.

    Your article omitted the rest of the facts about Albert’s Bar status. They are as follows:

    1) The Bar investigated allegations Albert failed to pay sanctions, and recommended a 6 month suspension but she must serve at least 30 days. It is pending approval by the court. Once accepted, Albert will be unable to practice law until she pays the sanctions back in full.

    2) The Bar then opened a new investigation and charged Lenore with failing to pay sanctions in another case. Albert, in a fashion true to her, is blaming the other party. Albert has submitted her response, and the Bar still has to rule.

    3) THEN the Bar opened yet another investigation, for Albert taking thousands upon thousands of dollars from a client — and not doing the work but keeping the money. Albert has yet to answer how this is also not her fault.

    So now Albert wants to lead the CA DNC? Seems like she fits in with all the other sleezy politicians to me.


    • Truth, Refined
      March 31, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Just to refine Truth post:

      As to first point, the Bar’s Decision (which is linked at the bottom of Lenore Albert’s official State Bar Profile) on the prior case involved 4 (four) case combine to one. She was found to have committed the accused acts on 3 of the four cases. Those three were for non-payment of sanctions orders – for discovery and one for making false claims, a judicial sanction, and for failing to cooperate in an investigation by the bar.

      The bar imposed a one year suspension – stayed – with 30 days actual. Albert sought review. review isn’t complete yet.

      Then another nonpayment of sanctions case was filed in state bar court by the state bar. that is still pending too

      Then a new case filed for Albert – who isn’t a patent lawyer – but took a patent infringement case – took 20k retainer and did not work or associate a patent lawyer to work. that is pending too.

      these are the tips of the iceberg

      • Truth, Refined
        April 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        I will add that the pending matters described in the earlier post are “alleged.” Albert has spun a crazy tale of wide ranged conspiracy in her first bar case, and has yet to answer the more recent ones that haven’t gone to trial yet. All of it public info on state bar court website. Look up under name “Albert” for last name, not Albert-Sheridan ….she doesn’t practice under Albert-Sheridan.

  8. dan's alterego
    March 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve always wondered if Vern gave Paul advice for surviving jail

  9. Orange Dem
    March 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Coco Puff was and remains the biggest Jerk in the party. He could dress in a mumu and people wouldn’t care if he STFU.

    For someone so (self described) smart, does he not know people roll their eyes and fidget in despair when he gets up to speak. Probably a nice enough guy, but he’s so condecending.

    Mike Kinslow KNEW IT, Jeff LeTourneu knows it, Dr. Bill Said it: “Greg is his own worst enemy”. Thats pretty powerful considering how many people don’t like him.

    • David Vasquez (The REAL ONE)
      March 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Well, “Crazy Greg” as he is known by virtually ALL not in his immediate circle is, I am told been given enough rope to hang himself………Yet again.

      Here’s the deal: The party insiders, like Dan, Greg, the officers of the county Democratic Party don’t like to “rock the boat”, Greg’s dismissal as a vice chair was richly debated, even those who supported him, felt like his behavior was “over the top”, his attitude contrary to party values. But, they didn’t like the stigma.

      Since then, many (I am told) have grown tired of his BS. If the party says : WATER, Greg says: GAS. Even on things that arenot for debate, the guy tries to find the “Devil in the details”.

      What a freakin’ mess for Fran and company. The dude should as the previous poster said SHUT THE F$%K UP.

      Talk about ruining a good thing.

    • toes go in first
      March 31, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      But does he have toenail fungus?

      • March 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        I think he has an enormous bug up his butt

  10. Truth, Refined
    April 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    What Albert is really looking for, imho (or nsho) is a new career.

  11. Poop stirrer
    April 5, 2017 at 6:50 am

    She will get “We the People” FREE CARS… come on People! Legalize G-Theft… Vote Yes!

  12. Poop Deflector
    April 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    It wouldn’t much surprise me if “Poop stirrer” wasn’t Lenore herself, or Dan Chmielewski acting on her behalf, to try to get people to post outlandish things about Lenore here. Just a speculation, nothing more, but come on now.

    Not sure what G-theft is, but no one is saying Lenore did that or that she is promoting free cars. So, whatever.

    What I do know, is you can instead of reading this blog or Lenore’s claims, do some easy-peasy self-research from publicly available sources:

    1. Go to calbar.gov, and look up Lenore Albert. Look at the bottom of her profile. Click on the “pdf” hyperlinks to the Decision in her State Bar Court Trial. Then click on the pdf hyperlinks for two other cases, and the “amended answer” posted for one of those.

    2. go to statebarcourt.ca.gov – the State Bar Court website. Click “Dockets” and search for first name Lenore last name Albert. It brings up 5 cases. You can click on those to get statuses. As of 4.5.2017, one will see that for three of the cases, there is review process which is not yet finished (this is review of the Decision from the Bar Court trial that took place last year). You will also see a case which is abated, meaning stayed. It isn’t over yet, in other words, it is abated. Then most recent case (highest case number) shows still “open” though Albert has filed a Motion to Dismiss which hasn’t been ruled upon as of 4.5.2017 at 7 p.m. pacific standard time.

    3. Click on the calendar link, and search again for Lenore Albert. You will see a calendar entry for her “open” case.

    4. Click on “public records and information” and you will see that you can actually view the disciplinary files, including everything filed by the State Bar in Albert’s case, and everything Albert has filed, all motions, all minutes. Those are public records. There is a number you can call to make a reservation to do so.

    So, as with Donald Trump, or others, no need to deal in exaggerations or shit stirring. The facts and the record are all public and viewable and you have a right to those. Check em out.

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