Orange, Calif. — In response to announcements today that the California Fair Practices Political Commission (FPPC) is launching an investigation into alleged money laundering by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and the Republican Party of Orange County, Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño released the following statement:
“In these times of crisis we need leaders with integrity, and Andrew Do clearly isn’t cut for it,” said Briceño. “Enough is enough: No more corruption on the OC Board of Supervisors. This latest FPPC violation — hardly Do’s first — shows we have a clear choice this November. The contrast between Andrew Do and his opponent Sergio Contreras couldn’t be clearer.”
“Sergio Contreras is committed to our health and safety, and his strong campaign has got Andrew Do and the Republican Party running scared. It’s time to stand up to corrupt politicians, and vote out Andrew Do.”
This latest FPPC money laundering investigation follows a 2016 investigation into $60,000 in allegedly unreported campaign contributions. Do’s fundraising consultants have been linked to a federal criminal investigation in foreign money laundering, and a California money laundering scheme that allowed donors to exceed contribution limits by hiding their identities — a scheme also tied to his current campaign manager, Chris Wangsaporn.
About the Democratic Party of Orange County
Once famously known as “Reagan country,” after President Reagan called Orange County the place where “all good Republicans go to die,” Orange County is rapidly shifting from a Republican stronghold into a highly diverse Democratic metropolis.
Chair Ada Briceno, a longtime labor organizer, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, and recently elected Democratic National Committee member, is the first immigrant and second Latina to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County. Her executive leadership team includes Latino, Vietnamese, millennial, and LGBT representation.
Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. Less than a year later, Democrats overtook countywide voter registration to become the region’s leading political party. Today, OC Democrats have gained more than a 2-point voter advantage over the GOP.
Orange County is the nation’s sixth largest county, with 3.2 million residents and more than half a million registered Democratic voters.
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For Immediate Release: October 3, 2020
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