Dan Chmielewski

County and OCEA Reach Agreement on New Contract

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Orange County Supervisors have scheduled a special meeting for Friday, December 18, at 8:30 a.m. to allow for public comment on details of a proposed tentative agreement with the membership of the Orange County Employees Association for a new contract that would extend to June 30, 2018. The proposed tentative agreement is posted for public…

Brandman abandons Congressional run

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A LiberalOC exclusive: Anaheim City Council member Jordan Brandman has pulled out of the race for Congress in CD-46.  Brandman announced the news in a letter to supporters this afternoon. Here’s a copy of the letter: JORDAN BRANDMAN COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY OF ANAHEIM Dear Friend, As my good friend and strong supporter, I wanted to…

Eric Bauman announced for CDP Chair

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This isn’t a surprise to Democratic Party insiders but California Vice Chair and LA County Chair Eric Bauman has officially announced he’s running for Chair of the California Democratic Party on a platform of unity.  We sure could use some of that in Orange County. Here’s his letter: Dear Friends,  Watching these Republican debates gets…

Sharon Quirk Silva Withdraws Her Endorsement of Jordan Brandman for Congress

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TheLiberalOC has confirmed that Sharon Quirk Silva, a candidate for AD-65, has withdrawn her endorsement of Jordan Brandman for CD-46.  Quirk-Silva and her campaign confirmed this via text message last night and the campaign has promised us a more detailed statement today. While Quirk-Silva’s reasons for the withdrawn endorsement are her own, it’s believed that she…

New Letters from Latino Groups on Anaheim Districting

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TheLiberalOC has the latest letters sent to the Anaheim City Council on districting from MALDEF and LULAC.  The first letter is from LULAC; it’s a final version updated from a draft copy we received last night: Tom Tait, Mayor City of Anaheim City Hall 200 S Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim, CA 92805 Dear Mayor Tait and…