Orange County’s Democratic Mayors were joined by California State Senator Josh Newman, Orange County area City Councilmembers and School Board Trustees today at an event urging voters to vote no on the recall.

The elected officials shared their up-close perspectives on Governor Gavin Newsom’s response in the pandemic, and praised him for taking rapid action to keep Orange County’s families and students safer.

Speakers included:

  • California State Senator Josh Newman
  • Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
  • Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento
  • Buena Park Mayor Connor Traut
  • Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr
  • Aliso Viejo Mayor Tiffany Ackley
  • Aliso Viejo City Councilmember Richard Hurt
  • Fullerton City Councilmember Fred Jung
  • Huntington Beach City Councilmember Natalie Moser
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District Trustee Joanne Fawley


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. Over the past four years, Orange County Democrats built a 5-point gain in voter registration and now outpace the OC GOP by more than two points.

Chairwoman Ada Briceño, a longtime labor organizer, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, and Democratic National Committee member, is the first immigrant and second Latina to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County. At age 23, Executive Director Ajay Mohan became the youngest person and first Indian-American to hold that role.

Orange County Democrats keep scoring historic victories in recent elections. In 2018, they famously swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County. In 2019, OC Democrats overtook countywide voter registration to become the region’s leading political party. In 2020, OC Democrats flipped 20 local seats and two state senate seats from red to blue, including in deep-red areas of the county. In 2021, OC Democrats powered Katrina Foley to become the first Democrat to represent the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ 2nd District in 127 years and the first female Democrat to serve in the Board’s history.

Orange County is the nation’s sixth largest county, with 3.2 million residents and more than 650,000 registered Democratic voters.

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