Tag Archives: Ashleigh Aitken

Aitken Formally Concedes Mayoral Contest

This evening, the out-going Anaheim City Council will formally declare Harry Sidhu the winner of the mayoral election, and Jordan Brandman, Jose F. Moreno and Trevor O’Neil the victors in Districts 2, 3 and 5 respectively. The four will then be sworn in. In a Facebook post published last night, Ashleigh Aitken formally conceded her narrow loss in the mayoral ...

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UDPATED: Harry Sidhu Cements Mayoral Victory

UPDATE – November 30, 2018:  Today’s vote tally update today has Harry Sidhu leading Ashleigh Aitken by 475 votes:  26,419 to 25,944. Yesterday, Sidhu led Aitken by 484 votes: 26,389 to 25,905.  In other words, Aitken only cut Sidhu’s lead by 9 votes. Stick a fork in it – even the most die-hard Democrat activists have to acknowledge Harry Sidhu ...

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OC Democrats, Resort Unions Try Bolstering Aitken By Hitting Lorri Galloway

The Anaheim  Resort unions are joining the larger union/Democrat scramble to bolster Ashleigh Aitken’s mayoral candidacy as the election enters the home stretch. Yesterday, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) reported spending $17,937 on mail attacking former Anaheim City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway – also a Democrat.  The funding source: the Anaheim Resort unions that are funding the $18 minimum ...

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Anaheim Mayoral Race: Now OCEA Turns Its Fire On Lorri Galloway

After spending big money attacking GOP mayoral front runner Harry Sidhu and promoting GOP spoiler candidate Cynthia Ward, the Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 County of Orange employees as well as Anaheim city employees – has turned its guns on another mayoral candidate: former Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway. Earlier today, the OCEA Independent Expenditure Committee reported spending ...

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If OCEA Union Endorses Aitken, Why Is It Urging Republicans To Support Ward?

The powerful Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 county employees and Anaheim city workers – has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken, a liberal Democrat, for Mayor of Anaheim. So why is this left-wing government employees union spending tens of thousands of dollars on mail attacking GOP front-runner and former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu and urging Republican voters to support gadfly ...

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Aitken, Moreno Support Prop. 10, Allowing Cities To Impose Rent Control

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Anaheim mayoral candidate Ashleigh Aitken are both supporting of Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act – a 1995 state law that prohibits local governments from imposing rent control on newly constructed buildings, single-family homes and condominium units. It also allowed owners of already subject to rent control laws to increase the rent ...

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Do Mayoral and Council Candidates Support or Oppose Allowing Needle Exchange Program In Anaheim?

Last month, the Anaheim City Council voted in closed session to join the County of Orange lawsuit to prevent the OC Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) from operating a free syringe program for drug addicts in Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa.  The County filed suit after the state Department of Public Health approved OCNEP’s plan to operate a mobile ...

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Sounds Like Moreno Is Supporting Aitken for Mayor

Speaking at his backyard campaign kick-off on Sunday, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno gave what sounded like an all-but-official endorsement of fellow progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken’s bid to become Mayor of Anaheim. While introducing local elected officials and candidates, Moreno acknowledged first-time candidate Aitken as the person “who will be our next mayor for the city of Anaheim. Ashleigh ...

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