Tag Archives: Ashleigh Aitken

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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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Wants A $25 Minimum Wage In The Anaheim Resort

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is spearheading the initiative campaign to impose an $18 minimum wage on targeted Anaheim Resort businesses. At its Leadership Conference last month, Local 11 passed five resolutions setting their 2018 agenda.  One of those is a $25 an hour minimum wage: There’s asterisk to that demand noting it applies only businesses receiving local government subsidies – that ...

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Former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu Raises $284,000 for Mayoral Bid

Former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu reported raising $284,240 during the last half of 2017 – a combination of $184,240 in individual monetary (and non-monetary) contributions and a $100,000 personal loan. He has spent 21,703.33 and has cash-on-hand of $265,171.57. Sidhu’s contributions came primarily from Anaheim residents and businesses, industry and political associations, and Indian-American business owners. Sidhu, a Republican, and ...

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Mayor 2018: Ashleigh Aitken Raises Another $193K for Mayoral Bid

Attorney and OC Fair Board Director Ashleigh Aitken reported raising $193,269 from July through December 2017. This brings her fundraising haul to $379,701.10 since her entered the mayoral campaign lists in June of last year. Her campaign reported total expenditures of $21,786, leaving a cash-on-hand balance of $355,413.25. As with her last campaign report, the bulk of her donations came ...

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Ashleigh Aitken Raises $183,000 for Anaheim Mayoral Race

Attorney and first-time candidate Ashleigh Aitken of reports raising $183,527 for her campaign for mayor of Anaheim. The liberal Democrat from Anaheim Hills raised it less than a month – a prodigious fundraising feat. Her expenditures were minimal, leaving her with $181,000 cash-on-hand. Aitken is of-counsel with her family firm, the powerful litigation outfit of Aitken Aitken and Cohn, and a ...

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Anaheim Mayor 2018: Ashleigh Aitken Makes It Official

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait is termed out in 2018, and the first person to officially step into the race to succeed him is 41-year old Ashleigh Aitken, a Democrat and attorney from the wealthy Peralta Hills section of Anaheim Hills. On May 25, Aitken officially filed statement of organization paperwork with the city clerk to form a mayoral campaign committee. ...

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