The Democrats of Greater Irvine held their second meeting this past Sunday. Last month, with the help of DPOC chair Henry Vandermeir, the club got a makeover, bringing in new leadership, and reaching out to new Democrats throughout Irvine.
Last night the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) passed a resolution endorsing an eight-district plan for the Anaheim City Council. The resolution was the product of the work of the local Democratic Party’s Resolution Committee which was adopted by the Executive Board two weeks ago and sent to the Party Central Committee for consideration Tuesday evening.
Last night, the elected members of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) met in Orange to be sworn in for their new terms in office and select the officers of the Party’s Executive board for the next two years.
DPOC Chair candidate Henry Vandermeir has been questioned repeatedly about what some say are a conflict of interest that would exist between his possible election as DPOC Chair and his role with the Democratic Foundation, that he sent an email to voting members of the DPOC. That email is below along with two other emails…
As the crowd gathered for State Senator Lou Correa’s annual holiday reception in Santa Ana, a different kind of event was taking place. Quiet lobbying for support to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County between Jeff LeTourneau and Henry Vandermeir. It was fun to watch the two men and their suporters work the room,…
This weekend delegates to the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party met in Anaheim, in part, to determine party positions on the November 6th General Election ballot initiatives. Our own John Hanna, a Rancho Community College District Trustee, co-chairs the Resolutions Committee which guides the decision-making process on party resolutions and state-wide ballot measures.
UPDATED: 2/23 7:30 am: Process, Process, Process. The problem boils down to process. It seems that the selection of Gerrie Schipske ended up with the announcement of her selection going out to Central Committee and the public before approval by the Central Committee.