Leading Assembly Democrat Headlines Norby Fundraiser
Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 15, 2012
An invitation to Assemblyman Chris Norby’s fundraiser for the 65th Assembly District came in a while ago. It is called the “Day at the Races” fundraiser on Friday, August 17 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. I was surprised to learn that the Los Alamitos Race Track isn’t in Los Alamitos, it’s in Cypress (in the 65th district). The 65th District is Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, and Stanton.
I saw the main speakers headlining the fundraiser were Congressman Ed Royce, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, and Assemblyman Brian Nestande. Royce is the Congressman who covers most of Norby’s district. Nestande is a Riverside Republican. But Hall is a Compton Democrat!
I looked Hall and Nestande up since neither one of them is an OC guy, and I saw they are the Chair and Vice Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. That boring-sounding committee is immensely powerfull, with power over “alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.” If I remember my PoliSci classes right, this is one of the “juice” committees, so the Chair and Vice Chair of a “juice” committee are headlining the Norby fundraiser.
As Chair of the Governmental Organization Committee, Hall is one of the most powerful Democrats in the State Assembly. What a slap in the face to Sharon Quirk-Silva! She isn’t endorsed by the Speaker or the Assembly Majority Leader either. It looks like the Democrat leadership is abandoning Quirk-Silva. Norby’s endorsed by every Republican in the Assembly and Senate.
It’s not just Sacramento either, look at Orange County: Quirk-Silva has four current Councilmembers in the entire 65th District. Norby has every 65th District Mayor not named Quirk-Silva, even Stanton Democrat Carol Warren. Norby has every Mayor Pro Tem in AD-65. Quirk-Silva and Norby each have half of tiny La Palma (Norby has Mayor Henry Charoen and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Hwangbo while Quirk-Silva has Councilmen Ralph Rodriguez and Steve Shanahan; anybody know where Councilman Mark Waldman stands?). Other than La Palma, Norby is endorsed by the majority of every City Council in AD-65.
Here are the endorsement lists from their web sites.
Quirk-Silva Endorsements: http://www.sharonquirksilva.com/endorse/endorsements
Norby Endorsements: http://www.chrisnorby.com/endorsements/
Here’s the fundaiser info.
“Day at the Races” Reception for Assemblyman Chris Norby
Keynote Speakers: U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), and Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert)
Friday, August 17
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Los Alamitos Race Track
4961 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90720