Orange County Democratic Assemblyman Tom Daly is bowing out of elected office after roughly 36 years in politics. Daly announced last week that he would not seek re-election to the 69th District, which represents Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove.
Anaheim City Councilmember Avelino Valencia announced his candidacy shortly after Daly’s announcement. Valencia is Daly’s district director. He’s now the frontrunner in this heavily Democratic district where Latinos make up 56% of eligible voters.
Valencia enters the field against Santa Ana activist Bulmaro “Boomer” Vicente, resident Mike Tardif, and resident James Wallace.
Read more about the race at Voice of OC.
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