District 1: Sen. Janet Nguyen, Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang Endorse Steve Chavez Lodge

This came over the transom from the Steve Lodge for Anaheim City Council, District 1 campaign:

Senator Janet Nguyen and Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang Endorse Lodge for Council 

Orange County Lawmakers Endorse Steven Chavez Lodge for Anaheim City Council

(Anaheim) – State Senator Janet Nguyen and Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang recently announced their respective endorsements for Retired Police Officer and current Anaheim Budget Commissioner Steven Chavez Lodge’s campaign for Anaheim City Council.

“Steve Chavez Lodge is the candidate I trust to fight for our values in Anaheim,” said Senator Nguyen. “I proudly endorse Steve for Anaheim City Council.”

“As someone who has served on a city council, I know the character and acumen needed to be successful in that role,” Chang said. “Steven Chavez Lodge will be a tremendous addition to the Anaheim City Council and be an important voice for West Anaheim.”

Senator Nguyen represents more than 925,000 residents in California’s 34th Senate District, which covers the Cities of Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, unincorporated communities of Midway City and Rossmoor and portions of, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Orange, and Anaheim.

Assembly Woman Chang has represented the 55th Assembly District in the state Legislature since 2014 and serves as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee as well as Republican Whip. Additionally, she serves on the Appropriations Committee, and as an inaugural member of the Privacy & Consumer Protection Committee.

“I am honored to earn the endorsement of these two remarkable legislators. Senator Nguyen and Assemblywoman Chang share my commitment to keeping our communities safe, and promoting policies that support job growth,” said Chavez Lodge. “ I look forward to working with them on the Anaheim Council.”

In addition to these two, new endorsements, Lodge is endorsed by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce PAC, Orange County Tax Payers Association PAC, Orange County Business Council BIZPAC, in addition to many important local, state, and national leaders.

Steven Chavez Lodge is a Southern California Native, and longtime Orange County resident.  After serving in the US Army as a paratrooper, Steve spent 28 years with the Santa Ana Police Department – the last seven years of his career as a decorated Senior Gang Homicide Detective.  Steve is a father of four and grandfather of four and makes his home in West Anaheim.


  1. These two ladies are very good endorsements.

  2. Sick of Politics

    Great endorsements! Steve is the candidate who will finally get West Anaheim where it needs to be…

  3. No Carpetbaggers!

    Lodge does not “make his home in West Anaheim”! In April, he rented an apartment in West Anaheim so that he could run for City Council (backed by the big lobbyists, Soar, Disney). The apartment doesn’t get used! Shame on Janet Nguyen and Ling Ling Chang for not doing their homework on Steve Lodge. West Anaheim deserves a true West Anaheim resident. I am voting for Denise Barnes. I am sure there are other acceptable candidates, but Lodge is not one of them.

    • Here we go with the carpet bagger mumbo jumbo again. Have you been to his apartment? So despite his claims that he has lived here, you still choose to spread lies. Also notice that you attack where you think he lives yet none of his policies or attributes.
      You assume that everyone who voted for districting did so in order to elect a LONG TERM RESIDENT. I have not spoken to any Anaheim resident who stated this. In fact, what I have heard is that they wanted a candidate who lived in their area and would be responsive to their needs.
      Denise may be a long term resident, but if you have listened to her, you would see that she is in over her head. She does not understand the basic functions of city government and gets easily confused. With all that is happening on the West Side, District 1 needs someone who can keep the momentum moving forward, not throw it all away.

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