2022 Elections

Termed-Out Councilman Jose Moreno Mulling Left-Wing Primary Challenge to Either Rep. Correa or Assemblyman Daly

Termed-out Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is considering mounting a primary challenge against either Representative Lou Correa or Assemblyman Tom Daly – both of whom are traditional liberals. Appearing on September 20 on “Itz Happenin,” an online political discussion program for local progressives, Moreno was asked about any political plans in 2022 (the District 3 councilman is termed ...

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Neighborhood Advocate & Former Commissioner Gloria Ma’ae Appointed To Anaheim City Council Vacancy

The Anaheim City Council voted tonight voted to appoint long-time resident and neighborhood advocate Gloria Sahagun Ma’ae to represent council District 2, filling the vacancy by former Councilman Jordan Brandman’s resignation in August. She will be sworn in at the September 28 council meeting. Ma’ae has lived in west Anaheim for 42 years, and has a long track-record of leadership ...

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Council Gadfly Flings Mud At Only Latina Applicant For District 2 Vacancy

There’s something about being a zealot that obliterates perspective and self-awareness. Case in point: gadfly Jeannine Robbins, who (along with her husband Mike) haunts Anaheim City Council meetings and expressing her disagreement with both councilmembers and members of the public by jeering and heckling them. The Robbins own a business that sells tobacco products and drug paraphernalia. Tonight the Anaheim ...

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Mayor Sidhu: State Auditor Is Wrong – Anaheim Is Strong

Anaheim is doing just fine, thank you. Our city has emerged from the challenge of our time with economic recovery underway and a bright future ahead. You wouldn’t know it from a recent report on California cities that ranked Anaheim alongside El Cerrito and Calexico. The report, by the California State Auditor’s Office, generated headlines as intended. But it got ...

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Council Will Choose New District 2 Councilmember At September 14 Meeting

The Anaheim City Council last night voted unanimously to immediately open the application process for eligible District 2 residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant District 2 council seat. The application process opens today and runs through September 8. The city council will vote on a choosing an applicant at its September 14 meeting. Former Councilman Jordan ...

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Ashleigh Aitken Announces 2nd Run For Mayor

Attorney Ashleigh Aitken has announced her candidacy for mayor of Anaheim, setting up a re-match with Mayor Harry Sidhu, who defeated her in 2018. Aitken filed her initial paperwork yesterday. Aitken, a liberal Democrat and former federal prosecutor, is a member of the Orange County Fair Board, a post to which she was appointed in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown. ...

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Two Serious Contenders Jump Into District 3 Council Race

Two serious candidates, representing different wings of the Democratic Party, have entered the lists in recent weeks to contend for District 3 in the 2022 election.  Left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, who currently represents District 3, is termed out. Natalie Rubalcava and Al Jabbar both pulled papers in recent weeks. Rubalcava is a moderate, pro-business Democrat while Jabbar is a ...

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Building Trades Endorse Mayor Harry Sidhu For Re-Election

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu picked up a major endorsement of his bid for re-election in 2022, as the LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council announced its official support for his candidacy. “After reviewing your public experience and your commitment to working families, we think you will be a great asset when you are re-elected,” states the endorsement. “The Building Trades Craft ...

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UPDATED: Councilman Jordan Brandman Resigns From City Council

Councilman Jordan Brandman, who represents west Anaheim’s District 2, has tendered his resignation. According to sources, the resignation came as Mayor Harry Sidhu prepared to agendize for August 10 consideration a resolution censuring Brandman and calling for his resignation. Brandman’s resignation comes in the wake of controversy over vulgar remarks he made in the early morning hours of February 12, ...

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Al Jabbar Called Out For Moral Blindness On Terrorist Attacks Against Israel

Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education member and deputy chief of staff to 4th District Supervisor Doug Chaffee, has been posting up a storm on social media lately, lambasting Israel for defending itself from rocket attacks by Hamas, the terrorist group that run the Gaza, a self-governing Palestinian territory. Jabbar is also a close political ally ...

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