Claudio Gallegos

Local progressive activist in Orange County for the last 15 years.

A Tale of Four Democrats Episode 1: Primary Sins

It is interesting to see Lorri Galloway supporters lob accusations at Tom Daly and others over whether or not they are good Democrats. Galloway’s supporters seem to be filled with a self-righteous zeal to point out who are good and bad Democrats throughout Orange County. Reading their comments and listening to Lorri herself, one would…

Loretta Sanchez to Speak to the OC Forum

This came over the wire. Orange County’s best Congressmember and defender of the common person, Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), will be addressing the Orange County Forum Luncheon this Friday, September 18th. You can find out more information www.ocforum.org. Loretta Sanchez, who bravely stood up against bailing out the haves by voting against TARP just one…

Lorri Galloway Not the Best for Central OC

Dan Chmielewski’s recent post has generated quite a bit of buzz. I would like to expand and give my view on this race. Although I do not live in the 4th District, many areas of this district are quite like Santa Ana and much if it even overlaps with the 47th Congressional and 34th Senate…

Quang Pham Supported by Man Who Harbored Pedophile Priests

After Van Tran’s attempt to obstruct a police investigation, I began to wonder, are the Republican candidates intentionally trying to help Loretta Sanchez win re-election. Not that she needed any help, but after the latest thing I learned, I am a little worried she is going to have to claim these missteps by her Republican…

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 2

As promised, I am going to delve more into what happened with the campaigns, the players involved, and the independent expenditure effort by Planned Parenthood. Full discosure, I was the former Political Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties from April, 2005 until March, 2008 and part of my job duties did…

What Did Sacramento Republicans Know and When?

The big story seems to be Mike Duvall’s admitted affairs with two Sacramento lobbyists. What seems to be getting lost in all this is two major points stated in the OC Weekly that he was bragging to another Republican colleague, which we can presume is also a self-proclaimed “traditional values” Republicans since Duvall’s predecessor Lynn Daucher…