Tag Archive for Henry Vandermeir

New DPOC Board Takes Over

Congratulations to Fran Sdao on being elected the new chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and thank you to Henry Vandermeir for leading the Party to a better place today than when he took over four years ago. There was lot of talk from the dais at the Teamster’s Hall in Orange about…

Goodbye 2016

And what a miserable year it was.  As we look forward to 2017, there’s a roadmap to follow to organize and inform and work hard for change. The dark days of 2005 show Democrats can come back.  It’s a simple choice: wallow in self-pity or aggressively move forward in a more unified fashion.  Uniting to…

Westminster’s Carey will run for DPOC Chair

The campaign to replace Henry Vandermeir as chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County has begun with former Westminster City Council member Diana Carey announcing her candidacy today via email.  Vandermeir leaves big shoes to fill as a Party chair as under his watch, Democratic voter registration increased dramatically, the Party was able to…

DPOC Chair: Irvine’s *Real* Education Team

You may have seen political signs in Irvine claiming that the Republican slate of Wagner, Shea and Kuo is Irvine’s “Education Team.”  Nothing could be further from the truth! Republican candidate for Mayor Donald Wagner once forced Irvine Valley College to cut its ties to the American Library Association, contending that the organization, which had…

Building Bridges in Tustin is What Clark is All About

At the Tustin City Council candidate’s forum Tuesday night, council member Allan Bernstein “jokingly” said he wants to build a wall between Tustin and Irvine and “Irvine will pay for that wall.”  Nice to know another pro-Trump Republican has outed himself and Tustin deserves better than this. As an Irvine resident with a business in…

Greg Diamond doesn’t speak for me

I had a half dozen texts on my phone this morning when I got up for bootcamp all pointing to an editorial by Greg Diamond over at The Orange Juice Blog.  Greg’s running out of material that he needs to take offense to posts written here.  Let’s make a few things clear: Greg Diamond doesn’t…

Democratic Surge in OC is Not Just About Trump

The OC Register’s Martin Wisckol penned this past weekend’s story about surging Democratic voter registration in Orange County and it’s an excellent piece to read.  And I can’t disagree that GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has helped in turning Orange County bluer than it’s been, but I think Wisckol undersells the role DPOC Chair Henry…