I wrote a post recently explaining how the overlords at the Orange County Business Council are not to be trusted and do not have the public interest in mind. Today they announced their endorsement of Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Steve Baric for the 73rd Assembly District. Suffice to say that the OCBC endorsement is proof that this guy simply cannot be trusted – and he is beholden to the usual special interests.
Here is the press release:
Orange County Business Council Supports Steve Baric
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – – Republican candidate for State Assembly, Steve Baric, announced the endorsement of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) today in his campaign for the 73rd District. The OCBC works to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity. The organization serves as the leading voice on every issue that relates to the betterment of Orange County’s Businesses and community development.
OCBC’s President and CEO, Lucy Dunn, endorses Baric’s leadership record, “Sacramento needs leaders who understand small business owners—the heart of California’s recovering economy. Steve also knows the importance of public safety and local government. He is well-rounded in experience and accomplishments, making him an ideal candidate voters can trust to get things done for Orange County.”
The OCBC adds its name to Baric’s growing list of supporters which already includes notable endorsements such as Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.
The 73rd District includes the Orange County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano as well as the unincorporated areas of Ladera Ranch, Ortega, Silverado and Trabuco. Almost 49 percent of the district’s voters are registered Republicans, and 25 percent are registered Democrats.
Steve Baric, his wife, Melissa and son Matthew, live in Rancho Santa Margarita.