Gabriel San Roman
Ada Briceño, New OC Dems Chair, Tops Latinx Makeover of Party Leadership
Labor leader Ada Briceño became only the second Latina to ever chair the Democratic Party of Orange County since Dorianne Garcia first held the position in 1993. After former Irvine mayor Beth Krom withdrew from the race in December, Briceño stood unopposed by the time came for Monday’s vote at a union plumbing hall in Orange. The change in leadership comes at a pivotal point for the party. A “Blue Wave” ushered in a historic sweep of OC congressional races by Democrats–with more Latino representation in the House of Representatives than ever before.
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