Tag Archive for Sharon Quirk-Silva

GOP Donor Backing AAA’s SB 994 Behind Efforts to Deny Democrats Supermajority Status

Assemblyman Jose Solorio

When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it unveiled legislation, SB 994, billed as the “AAA Insurance Data Grab Bill” by its opponents, that would allow insurance companies to access data from automobiles.

Quirk-Silva Camp Challenges Young Kim’s Ballot Designation

Young Kim

The campaign team at Sharon Quirk-Silva’s office has filed a complaint with the board of elections challenging Young Kim’s ballot designation as a “small businesswoman” under the notion that the business isn’t a business.  Marty Wiskcol has the details on this complaint in the Orange County Register.  It’s not clear what Young Kim’s business is…

Requiescat in pace Dot De Leon

Dot De Leon

TheLiberalOC mourns our friend Dot De Leon who has been battling leukemia for several months now.  In spite of receiving a devastating prognosis several months ago, Dot remained committed to living every day and every moment with grace, courage and class. She loved her friends, Disneyland, and Democrats.  She is a co-host for a February…

Happy New Year

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So who said non-election years aren’t exciting.  We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more. The mid-term elections that will bring about one new Congressional rep from OC and hopefully a new Democratic majority in the House.  John Campbell steps down and maybe someone can finally beat Dana Rohrabacher who…

DPOC lists priorities for 2014

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Hot off the press from the Democratic Party of Orange County’s chairman Henry Vandermeir on the party’s priorities for 2014.  He’s spot on. Since being elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County nearly a year ago we have made great strides in moving our Party forward. From building our volunteer base to recruiting…

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange