Longtime Democratic activist and friend of this blog Claudio Gallegos has been named Interim District Director for Congressman Lou Correa’s office in Santa Ana.
Few non-elected know Santa Ana and Anaheim like Gallegos does and it’s a smart and solid hire for Correa. Gallegos was one of Correa’s earliest supporters during Correa’s initial runs for office.
Gallegos has made a strong name for himself managing campaigns of several candidates in the November 2016 election and he is Orange County’s smartest and most detail-oriented demographer when it comes to putting together district maps. He played a key role in working with Oscar Reyes on “The People’s Map” in Anaheim as well as assistance to Garden Grove Council member Kim Nguyen’s districting map for Garden Grove.
Gallegos blogged for the OrangeJuiceBlog before founding SunnyD which TheLiberalOC acquired several years ago. He blogged for us until a legal assistant’s job made blogging close to impossible.
Claudio is married with two kids and resides in Santa Ana. He is an asset to the Democratic Party and Orange County’s Latino community. We offer our congratulations and best wishes for his success.