No O.C. Democratic candidate was attacked more than Greg Diamond, leading up to this week’s General Election. He took it like a man – and stuck to his guns. And lo and behold he managed to get Sharon Quirk-Silva elected in the 65th Assembly District!
Now it wasn’t easy. Diamond had to really dig deep to help Quirk-Silva to defeat her opponent, Republican legislator Chris Norby. But Diamond did it – he found Norby’s weak point and he hammered him without mercy on every blog in town.
When the dust settled, Norby was finished – and Diamond ended up with a larger vote percentage on Tuesday, Nov. 6, than what he garnered in the June primary. Diamond got a whopping 43.6% of the vote on Nov. 6, according to Smart Voter. In June, Diamond got 35% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. His vote percentage went up by over 8 points! Compare that to the 2008 election, when the Democratic candidate, Joe Lyons, got 38.9% of the vote, according to Smart Voter.
So make fun of Diamond if you want, but that crusty Occupier did his job – and while he lost he represented the DPOC quite well. It would now of course be only fair if Quirk-Silva were to hire him as her new District Director. Just saying…