Local Political News

Local Political News

ABC SoCal Election Scorecard 
ABC SoCal endorsed in 47 races and won 36 of those for a 76% win percentage for our merit-shop candidates.  
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ABC SoCal Helps Break CA Supermajority in Legislature
In the California State Legislature, California voters got rid of Democrat Supermajority in the State Senate and State Assembly and ABC SoCal was happy to play a role.  In Orange County, State Senate candidate Jose Solorio had restricted ABC members from working freely on a school construction bond with a Project Labor Agreement or PLA.  As you can see, we made sure our members' voices were heard and that his workplace discrimination didn't go unnoticed by the voting public. ABC SoCal was proud to send over 11,000 pieces of campaign mail to hold local politician Jose Solorio accountable for passing a wasteful PLA in an effort to gain the support of Big Labor bosses in his run for higher office.  Read more...

ABC SoCal Adds To Pro-Merit Shop Majority On Riverside Community College District 
Locally, ABC was also proud to not just maintain the pro-merit shop majority on the Riverside Community College District (RCCD), but to add to that majority with the election of Tracey Vackar! Thank you to newly elected Tracey Vackar and current members Virginia Blumenthal, Janet Green, and Nathan Miller for their commitment to fair and open competition. RCCD passed a PLA on their construction bond in 2010. That PLA contract with the college district runs out in Dec. 2014, so our election victory means the college will remain building using fair and open competition for the foreseeable future.  Read more...

ABC Endorsed Curt Hagman Wins Bid For San Bernardino County Supervisor!  
ABC endorsed candidate, Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman beat Democratic U.S. Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod in the race for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors 52.22 percent to 47.78 percent for Negrete McLeod -- a margin of about 2,193 votes and Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer won by just 47 votes.  Read more...

Rancho Santiago Community College District PLA – Lawsuit Update
ABC SoCal will seek a judicial determination that the practice of meeting in closed session, hidden from the public, violates the Brown Act. The letter threatening legal action was sent to the RSCCD clerk on October 10, 2014 and gave the legally prescribed deadline of 30 days to admit the action was illegal and to basically promise to never do it again.  Read more...  

Long Beach PLA would favor unions for $265 million in projects. 
The City Council voted 6-2 to direct City Manager Pat West to negotiate with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council on a project labor agreement applying to all city projects costing more than $500,000.- from relatively large expenditures such as the planned Belmont Aquatics Center and runway rehabilitation at the Long Beach Airport and comparatively smaller ones such as improvements at various city parks.  Read more...

West Coast Dock Workers Strike Could Cost $2 Billion A Day–Just in Time for Christmas
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Jose Solorio Campaign Manager And Lobbyist Fined For Failing To Collect Campaign Fees From Legislators 
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Scramble Is On For Janet Nguyen's Supervisor Seat. 
Sen. Lou Correa announced his candidacy last week. PLA supporter at Rancho Santiago CCD Claudia Alvarez, a trustee with the Rancho Santiago Community College District, says she is “strongly considering” a run.  Read more...

High-speed rail seeks to run over CEQA   
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Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
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Government Theft: High-Speed Rail Authority
Government Theft: High-Speed Rail Authority has 30 eminent-domain cases pending … and it’s just getting started.  Read more...

Gov. Brown faces high-speed rail hurdles  
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