Cynthia Ward

OC Democratic Party Rejects Endorsing Denise Barnes

District 1 Councilmember and life-long Republican Denise Barnes switched parties on June 12 and is running for re-election as a newly-minted Democrat. However, her bid for the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee endorsement was rejected last night on a split vote. 30 committee members voted for and 23 members voted against endorsement, with 7 members abstaining, according to ...

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Councilwoman Barnes’ Policy Aide Derides Federal Agents Battling Antifa Rioters As “Thugs”

Among the items on tonight’s Anaheim City Council agenda are informational presentations on the Office of Independent Review Group report and Police Review Board 2019 Annual Report. Councilman Jose F. Moreno will doubtless use the occasion to press his #defundthepolice agenda (while trying to explain that he doesn’t really mean defund the police). District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes is Moreno’s ...

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Council Aides: Moreno Hires Radicals, Barnes Hires Cynthia Ward

There have been recent changes in the ranks of aides to Anaheim City Councilmembers, as two councilmembers have added two political activists to their ranks. As readers may (or may not) know, the mayor and councilmembers are each allotted a budget to hire council aides to assist them in their duties. Technically, they work for the city manager’s office. At ...

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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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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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Lansner: Why Would Anaheim Walk Away From A $100 Million Tax Revenue Windfall?

OC Register real estate columnist Jonathan Lansner penned this column last week. Lansner’s trenchant common sense cuts through the council majority’s bunkum and blindness like a hot knife through butter: What city would walk away from a $100 million business windfall? By Jonathan Lansner Anaheim has essentially rejected a no-money-down, debt-free deal that would have put $100 million in city ...

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Public Employee Union Spending Big To Support Ward for Mayor, Nelson in District 3

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) – which represents 16,000 county employees as well as Anaheim city employees – is opening its campaign warchest to help mayoral candidate Cynthia Ward and District 3 candidate Robert Nelson – both Republicans. Anaheim voters today received an independent expenditure from a committee called the “California Taxpayer Protection Committee,” attacking Harry Sidhu and praising ...

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Moreno, Ward Want to Selectively Silence Political Foes

Should elected officials decide who can participate in the democratic political process and who cannot? When politicians support using the machinery of government to dictate how individuals act and businesses operate, is it right or fair for those politicians to also demand the targets of government action surrender their right to advocate for themselves? Is that consistent with free and ...

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Cynthia Ward, Union Republican

There are several union-friendly candidates in the race for Anaheim mayor.  Attorney and progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken is solidly in the union camp, particularly with UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant hotel workers union spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to impose the nation’s highest minimum wage on Resort district businesses.  Former Councilwoman and Democrat Lorri Galloway also has a ...

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