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Hillary’s in Town

Hillary Clinton in OC in 2005

It’s her last fundraiser in Orange County before the election, and you can go.  The event is in Laguna Beach today and the details are here. The event is hosted by former DPOC chair Frank Barbaro and former DPOC executive directors Mike Levin and Melahat Rafiei. HRC events are typically informal and offer opportunities for…

California Democratic Party Takes Positions on Ballot Initiatives

Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee and Resolutions Committee Co-Chair John Hanna convenes the Resolutions Committee of the California Democratic Party

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.

Melahat Rafiei announces a run for DNC

Melahat Rafiei, former executive director of the DPOC and a leading Democratic political consultant in Southern California, has announced she’s a candidate for the Democratic National Committ (DNC).  Having a voice as independent and strong on the DNC would be a boon to Democrats in Orange County and throughout Southern California who often get short…

OC Dem Party Executive Director Rafiei to step down

Tonight at the Central Committee meeting of the Democratic Party of Orange County Executive Director Melahat Rafiei announced that she will be stepping down from her position on December 31, 2009. Rafiei has been with the party since December 0f 2006. She has been working for part time for the past several months. Rafiei will…

Melahat Strikes Back!

Steve Perez asks Melahat Rafiei answers a few questions about the rumors surrounding her and OC Democratic Chair Frank Barbaro, as well as her future and that of the OC Democratic Party.