January 2, 2018; Orange, Calif. — Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Chair Fran Sdao issued a statement today commending Democratic candidate Andy Thorburn for stepping out of the upcoming special election for Orange County Board of Supervisors 3rd District.

“Andy Thorburn has demonstrated genuine Democratic leadership,” said Sdao. “His decision truly serves the greater good and unites Democrats at a critical juncture. This is a tremendous service in our collective efforts to tackle urgent county issues, such as homelessness and public safety.” 

Thorburn released an announcement of his decision on December 29. Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is currently the sole Democrat openly declared for the Board of Supervisors 3rd District special election.

The five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors is responsible for one of the largest county-level budgets in the United States of approximately $6 billion, and oversees critical services for 3.2 million residents.

DPOC is expected to make a formal endorsement for the special election after the close of the filing period. The Orange County Registrar of Voters has not yet released its official schedule for the special election.

Jan 2, 2018
Contact: Rachel Potucek, rachel@ocdemocrats.org