Former U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez has finally come to her senses and dropped out of the race for the Third District of the O.C. Board of Supervisors. She announced this on her Facebook page as follows:
Dear Friends and Family,
When I reflect on my career in public service over the past 30 years representing Orange County, I think first and foremost of you.
You supported my first run for Congress in 1996 and, against all odds, we turned a Red seat Blue. In the years that followed, you stood with me as I fought to bring infrastructure projects to OC, reform and strengthen our US military, and secure our world-class water supply system. It has been my greatest honor to serve OC for the past 30 years, and any success I had is because of you.
In consultation with my family, I have made the difficult decision to step out of the 2020 race for OC Board of Supervisors. While I will not be serving In that office, I will remain actively engaged in our community because this is where my heart lies.
For over 55 years, I have made OC my home. I raised a family, made countless friends, and lived a life that a shy girl, who barely spoke English, could ever have dreamed of. I am forever grateful for your love and support, and I look forward to continue our fight to make OC a wonderful place to live and work.
How Sanchez ever expected to prevail in District 3 is a very good question. She is originally from Anaheim then had a home in Santa Ana while she served in the U.S. Congress. However in that time she mostly lived in Virginia. While she moved to Orange after she quit the Congress, in District 3, she had no roots in the District. Her campaign was laughable from the start.
Sanchez should never have quit the Congress in the first place but the voters are lucky she did. Her replacement, Lou Correa, has been a vast improvement over Sanchez.
District 3 Supervisor Don Wagner will now have one less thing to worry about! But he would have had beat Sanchez again.