Tag Archive for Valerie Amezcua

Good Winners and Bad Winners

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Years of coaching kid sports, for both boys and girls, is something I’ll always cherish.  I love winning as much as any coach does, but I’ve always found there are life lessons to be taught that hopefully carry over into young adulthood (and some of kids who played ball for me have graduated college already…

Our Election Hangover Blues

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Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…

DPOC announces candidate endorsements for Fall election

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On Monday, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) announced endorsements in various elections for this fall and not without some fireworks.  It takes 60 percent of the vote to earn an official party endorsement.  The two most interesting events were around a non-endorsement in the Santa Ana Mayor’s race and a “robust” discussion about…

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 2

As promised, I am going to delve more into what happened with the campaigns, the players involved, and the independent expenditure effort by Planned Parenthood. Full discosure, I was the former Political Coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties from April, 2005 until March, 2008 and part of my job duties did…

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 1

2008 was the first time there was an open seat on the school board, where at least one incumbent was not seeking re-election since 1998. Longtime board member and comic relief Rosemarie Avila was finally retiring to take on Loretta Sanchez in a quixotic run for Congress. Immediately, people began speculating, who will be “the…