Leisure World Democrats and their supporters are reminded that the election in our District 2 to replace outgoing Michelle Steel on the Orange County Board of Supervisors will take place on March 9th. Vote-by-mail will begin on February 8th, with vote centers beginning to open on February 27th.
On Saturday, January 9th, Democratic supporters, volunteers and friends from around the county participated by ZOOM in the official kickoff of the campaign to elect Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley to represent our District 2 on this county-wide Board.
The gathering, ably led by California Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, featured presentations by California Senators Josh Newman and Tom Umberg as well as newly elected Senator Dave Min. Min had unseated Republican John Moorlach in the Nov. 3 election.
Petrie-Norris pointed out the incredibly high stakes involved in this special election, given what she called the current board’s “deep failure” during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the meeting, candidate Foley described her priorities in office would be overseeing COVID-19 vaccine distribution, getting businesses back up and running and protecting public employees and essential workers, in part, by continuing to support mask wearing in public. She also said she would side with teachers on education and mental health issues, work with cities to reduce homelessness and focus on creating a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse emissions.
During their January 6th meeting, the Leisure World Democratic Club board unanimously voted to endorse Mayor Foley for election to the Board of Supervisors. She will be the speaker at the Club’s Wednesday, January 27th membership meeting. All Leisure World Democrats are invited to participate in this meeting. However, non-club members will need to register in advance by phoning 562-296-8521.
For more information about this upcoming special election, readers are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Democrats are also reminded to vote in the California Democratic Party run election for the state party leadership body known as the California State Central Committee. All Democrats who had registered with the Party for a mail-in ballot by January 11th are eligible to vote in this election. Potential voters are once again invited to email email@example.com for more information about candidates running in this election.
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The Leisure Democratic Club always welcomes new members and friends. LW voters who are registered as Democrats are eligible for full voting membership. Those registered as No Preferred Party voters may join as “associate” members. All Club memberships are now calculated on a calendar basis. Please join or renew your membership before the end of January if at all possible. Both new and renewal 2021 membership forms are available by phoning 562- 431-7275 or by going on-line at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/democratic-club-membership-2/.