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Did Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones Endorse Tom Daly or Jose Moreno for AD-69?

Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 18, 2012

Almost five months ago, the Tom Daly for Assembly campaign issued a press release called, “Four Garden Grove City Councilmembers Endorse Tom Daly for Assembly” (which you can still find on Daly’s web site, which we ran on OC Political, and which Liberal OC ran).  You can also find Jones still listed in Daly’s endorsement list.

Jones sought the Republican Party of Orange County’s endorsement last night.  Central Committee Member Tim Whitacre pulled Jones from consideration because Jones had endorsed Democrat Tom Daly (as the press release above indicated).

When questioned, Jones denied that he endorsed Daly (contradicting the press release above).

OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh then asked if Jones had endorsed AD-69 Republican Candidate Jose “Joe” Moreno (not to be confused with Anaheim City School District Trustee Jose F. Moreno).

Jones said he had not but then immediately endorsed Moreno in front of the ~150 people in attendance at the OC GOP Central Committee meeting.

With Jones denying that he endorsed Daly and with him endorsing Moreno live, the Central Committee then had a unanimous voice vote to endorse Jones.

The discrepancy still needs to be resolved however.  Was the Daly press release from the spring erroneous, and is Daly still erroneously listing Jones? Or did Jones flip his endorsement just last night?  Has Jones contacted Daly to discuss the present status of his endorsement?

2 Responses to “Did Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones Endorse Tom Daly or Jose Moreno for AD-69?”

  1. Benedict, Arnold said

    Tom Daly’s endorsement list @ his website as of 9/18/2012

    Looks like somebody lied to all 150 people at the OC GOP CEntral Committee meeting. Look at all the democrats.

    Endorsements.
    Anaheim Neighborhood Association
    Frank Barbaro – Chairman, Democratic Party of Orange County
    Dan Jacobson – Chairman, Democratic Foundation of Orange County
    Ray Cordova – Chairman, South County Labor, AFL-CIO
    William C. Waggoner – International Union of Operating Engineers
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Joint Council 42
    Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
    Teamsters, Local 911
    Teamsters, Local 952
    Lucy Dunn – President/CEO, Orange County Business Council
    Todd Ament – President/CEO, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
    Mike Metzler – Former President & CEO, Greater Santa Ana Business Alliance
    Bryan Starr – CEO, Building Industry Association of Orange County
    Support Our Anaheim Resort Political Action Committee (S.O.A.R.)
    Bill Lockyer – State Treasurer
    Jose Solorio – State Assemblyman, 69th District
    Tom Umberg – Former State Assemblyman, 69th District
    Gail Eastman – Anaheim City Councilwoman
    Kris Beard – Garden Grove City Councilman
    Bruce Broadwater – Garden Grove City Councilman
    Steve Jones – Garden Grove City Councilman
    Dina Nguyen – Garden Grove City Councilwoman
    Larry Agran – Irvine City Councilman
    John Erskine – Former Huntington Beach Mayor
    Linda Moulton-Patterson – Former Huntington Beach Mayor
    Jerry M. Patterson – Coast Community College District Board Member & Former
    U.S. Congressman, 38th District
    Arianna Barrios – Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member
    David Chapel – Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member
    Brian Conley – Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member
    John Hanna – Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Member
    Leonard Lahtinen – North Orange County Community College District Board Member
    Donna Miller – North Orange County Community College District Board Member
    Jordan Brandman – Anaheim Union High School District Board Member
    Anna Piercy – Anaheim Union High School District Board Member
    James Vanderbilt – Anaheim City Elementary School District Board Member
    Russ Barrios – Former Orange Unified School District Board Member
    Orange County Professional Firefighters Association Local 3631

  2. [...] on the Republican Central Committee?  What will Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones do about his endorsement flip-flopping between Democrat Daly and Republican [...]

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