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Update On Sleazy OCEA Attack On Brandman

I posted yesterday on the sleazy mailer from the Orange County Employees Association, accusing Anaheim City Council candidate Jordan Brandman of breaking the law — without any evidence whatsoever. Illustrating just how unhinged Anaheim politics have become in a few short months, you have a member of the Orange County Labor Federation (OCFL) attacking a candidate who as been endorsed ...

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Leos Floats Into Anaheim Mailboxes On Wings Of Government Union Money

As Anaheim Blog has noted, the OCEA and other government unions are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to put John Leos on the Anaheim City Council.  Leos is a county employee who is also an OCEA shop steward, and served on the board of directors for both the OCEA and the OCEA political action committee until earlier this year. Leos’ own ...

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OCEA Dumps Another $250,000 Into Pro-Leos Campaign

Amazing. Voice of OC writes a long article about the “hidden hand” of Disney in the Anaheim City Council elections because the company has spent about $189,000 supporting two candidates, Jordan Brandman and Steve Lodge. But no mention that the Orange County Employees Associations — with a little help from other government employee unions — has put $188,000 behind just ...

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More Government Union Money Pours In For Leos

In a repeat of 2010, government employee unions ae pulling out the stops for John Leos’ campaign for Anaheim City Council. The OCEA-sponsored “Committee to Support John Leos for Anaheim City Councl 2102” reported $138,000 in contributions from the United Employee Organizations of Orange County Independent Expenditure Committee (UEOOC). The UEOOC is an IE committee through which the OCEA, the Orange County Attorneys Association, ...

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OCEA Opens The Spigot

The Orange County Employees Association — the only visible means of support John Leos’ campaign has – has really started to open the money spigot. According to a late contribution report filed by the government union today, since October 1 it has dumped $350,000 in members’ dues money into its Issues Committee (the OCEA maintains several campaign committees). Last month, OCEA opened up the “Committee ...

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John Leos’ Ticket Tax Is Harmful Policy

At the Anna Drive candidate forum last week, most of the candidates in attendance endorsed the idea of imposing a tax of $1 a ticket on the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Center in order to fund “youth programs and neighborhood development.” Those pro-tax candidates include government union activist John Leos, Green Party activist Duane Roberts and Brian ...

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Can You Give Up What You Don’t Need?

I was looking at council candidate John Leos’ campaign website and saw this promise: “I pledge to decline the City car allowance, medical benefits and pension.” – John Leos Except for the car allowance part (and good for John Leos on that count), that’s like a non-smoker promising to give up cigarettes, or a teetotaler promising to give up drinking. ...

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John Leos Supports Taxing Visitors To Disneyland & Angel Stadium

Six of nine Anaheim council candidates attended at last night’s street side  candidate forum on gang-infested Anna Drive. Judging from pictures on Voice of OC and the OC Register, the audience didn’t outnumber the candidates and forum organizers by very much. Nonetheless, some useful information emerged in the coverage by the VOC and OCR. John Leos, the government union activist ...

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OC Government Union Pumps In Another $12,000 to Support John Leos

The Orange County Employees Association (of which the Anaheim Municipal Employees Association is part) has spent another $12,428 in its effort to get county worker and government union activist John Leos elected to Anaheim City Council. That’s on top of the $50,000 the big government union put into a separate campaign account, “The Committee In Support of John Leos for Anaheim ...

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Government Union Already Dropping Big Money For John Leos

This morning, this blog wondered out loud how much the Orange County Employees Association would spend in a second attempt to elect John Leos to the Anaheim City Council. We already have an answer. According to the campaign reports filed today  by the OCEA-sponsored “Committee to Support John Leos for Anaheim City Council 2012” show the government employee union’s IE committee contributed $50,000 ...

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