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All things politics in North Orange County, California.

A Slice of Orange Jodi Balma

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All things politics in North Orange County, California.

    November 2022 Election Analysis Part 2 with Lee Fink

    November 2022 Election Analysis Part 2 with Lee Fink

    We close out the November 2022 season covering election analyis with Lee Fink.
    Lee K. Fink is Chair of the Business Litigation Department for the Brower Law Group. In addition to his experience as a business, employment, and probate litigator, Lee has extensive experience is political law and campaigns and law. He was staff on both Obama Presidential campaigns as a statewide deputy and later voter protection director, a senior advisor for the Hillary Campaign, and a consultant for Stacey Abram’s Fair Fight in 2020. Lee served as outside counsel for several Democratic campaigns in 2022. Lee was also the Press Liaison for John Garamendi for Insurance Commissioner in 2002, worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and has been a volunteer and volunteer leader on numerous campaigns dating back to 1988.
    Lee served in the Obama Administration during both terms, lastly as Principal Deputy Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is the Vice Chair of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County and the Lead Counsel for the Democratic Lawyers of Orange County. Lee is a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee (1995-1996; 2003-2016; 2019-Present) and a member of the California Democratic Party Executive Board (2019-Present). Lee ran for Tustin City Council in 2020, finishing fourth (top-3 elected), just 0.65% behind the third-place winner.
    Lee received his Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley. He also clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter of the US District Court, Central District.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    November 2022 Election Analysis Part 1 with Lee Fink

    November 2022 Election Analysis Part 1 with Lee Fink

    We close out the November 2022 season covering election analyis with Lee Fink.
    Lee K. Fink is Chair of the Business Litigation Department for the Brower Law Group. In addition to his experience as a business, employment, and probate litigator, Lee has extensive experience is political law and campaigns and law. He was staff on both Obama Presidential campaigns as a statewide deputy and later voter protection director, a senior advisor for the Hillary Campaign, and a consultant for Stacey Abram’s Fair Fight in 2020. Lee served as outside counsel for several Democratic campaigns in 2022. Lee was also the Press Liaison for John Garamendi for Insurance Commissioner in 2002, worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and has been a volunteer and volunteer leader on numerous campaigns dating back to 1988.
    Lee served in the Obama Administration during both terms, and lastly as Principal Deputy Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is the Vice Chair of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County and the Lead Counsel for the Democratic Lawyers of Orange County. Lee is a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee (1995-1996; 2003-2016; 2019-Present) and a member of the California Democratic Party Executive Board (2019-Present). Lee ran for Tustin City Council in 2020, finishing fourth (top-3 elected), just 0.65% behind the third-place winner.
    Lee received his Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley. He also clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter of the US District Court, Central District.

    • 47 min
    Election Results... For Now – Featuring Jody Vallejo

    Election Results... For Now – Featuring Jody Vallejo

    In this episode of "A Slice of Orange" Dr. Jody Agius Vallejo and Jodi Balma cover the November 2022 Election results as of 11/11/2022 - what happened, what we know so far, and what we're waiting to find out.
    https://ocvote.gov/maps/index-test.php#33.6518/-117.7879/10/type=results
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gustavo-arellano-on-l-a-s-lying-sheriff-eyal-press/id492010645?i=1000580371512
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-31/column-alex-villanueva-santa-monica
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2022-midterm-election/
    https://ocvote.gov/results/current-election-results
    https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov/maps
    https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov
    https://www.latimes.com/projects/2022-california-election-los-angeles-county-live-results/
    https://voiceofoc.org/?s=2022%20Elections

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Slice of Orange - School Board Elections and Public Education - Dr. Jody

    Slice of Orange - School Board Elections and Public Education - Dr. Jody

    Summary:
    Jodi talks to Dr. Jody Agius Vallejo about school board elections, the charter schools in Orange County, and what it all means for our society and public education.
    Show Notes:
    https://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/faculty-and-staff/faculty.cfm?pid=1022709
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18143161-barrios-to-burbs
    https://blog.electkevinkiley.com/kevin-kileys-school-board-endorsements/
    https://news.fullerton.edu/2022/10/college-of-education-supports-just-equitable-and-inclusive-teaching/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/10/us/hillsdale-college-charter-schools.html
    https://www.salon.com/2022/03/17/the-far-rights-national-plan-for-schools-plant-charters-defund-public-education/
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/22/1776-commission-report-trump-administration-historians
    The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum | K-12 American Classical Education

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Slice of Orange - November 2022 Election, Judicial Election

    Slice of Orange - November 2022 Election, Judicial Election

    Summary:
    Jodi covers those judicial elections no one knows how to vote on -- retention elections for our appellate and Supreme Court justices. Beyond this election, she covers the history of how they got on the ballot, the one and only election where the voters removed justices from the bench, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, and why we should work to remove them from the ballot.

    • 44 min
    More About David Dodson, Candidate for the Board of Equalization

    More About David Dodson, Candidate for the Board of Equalization

    Jodi and Greg Diamond, Orange Juice Blog discuss the Board of Equalization, District 4 race, and why we both endorse David Dodson over the incumbent. If you live in Orange County, Imperial County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, or San Diego County, this race is on your ballot.
    https://www.daviddodson4boe.org
    https://ballotpedia.org/David_Dodson_(California)
    https://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2022/08/democratic-party-embargo-of-dodson-for-board-of-equalization-support-is-broken/
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/S-F-DA-candidate-wanted-in-Nevada-3199867.php
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/03/08/california-democrats-endorse-convicted-disbarred-slumlord-for-state-office/
    https://www.sactopolitico.com/post/california-board-equalization-false-endorsement
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/news-columns/jane-ann-morrison/stalkers-message-to-garrett-no-comp-no-peace/

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

UNaveed ,

Much Needed Coverage for NOC Politics

If you live in North Orange County, this podcast is a must for you!

Professor Jodi Balma is the most well connected and informed person about local politics in NOC.

She does an incredible job explaining why local politics matters and how we can get more involved.

Thank you Professor Balma for creating this podcast and sharing your expertise with us :)

AviEH27 ,

A local treasure

Jodi is one of the most committed folks I know to teaching and providing tools for this generation to get involved in local politics. My selfish hope is the Democratic Party takes notice and pays mind to some of the brilliant strategic thoughts that she has. I am so delighted to hear these podcasts - keep up the excellent work. Oh, please lmk when and if you get Katie Porter on.

VeryShari ,

NOC politics wisely explained

Jodi Balma is the voice we needed to explain the whys and the what’s and the what nows of politics in north Orange County. She has timely guests who offer real experience and insight, but she also knows the history of how we got to where we are.

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