For those of us hoping for a successful come-from-behind victory (for 2nd place) in the 69th and 72nd Assembly district contests, Tuesday brought only disappointment. From where I sit, it looks like success will be a bit too high of a hurdle to clear.
On Monday the Orange County Registrar of Voters tallied 2,401 votes at 24 counting stations for the day. In the 69th AD Julio Perez closed the distance to Jose “Joe” Moreno by 80 votes, he’s now at 526 votes behind. In the 72nd AD Joe Dovinh moved to 221 votes behind Travis Allen, gaining 24 votes. Closing in on on third place is Long Pham who narrowed the distance to Joe Dovinh by 14 votes, he’s now only 82 votes behind.
â€œI am running because I still believe in the California Dream. My parents came to California as refugees from Vietnam with two dollars in their pocket and the dream of making a new life in this great country. They struggled and sacrificed, working long hours to build a business, but they thrived because they found opportunity. That opportunity included a great education system, infrastructure investment, support for working families, and a business community focused on common goals. Their success was linked to the success of California as it grew to the eighth largest economy in the world.â€