Silva, UE planning for possibility of Pasaol joining PBA Draft

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first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Joseph Legaspi of Pico Rivera hasn’t spent much time in politics, but so far it’s been pretty exciting. Legaspi was involved in a tie vote and then won by four votes the post of Region 15 director for the Democratic Party. That includes the Democratic Assembly districts held by Fabian Nu ez, Los Angeles; Tony Mendoza, Norwalk; Ed Hernandez, West Covina; and Charles Calderon, Industry. “For me it was fun,” said Legaspi, 25, whose political experience only dates back about three years. He now is a field representative for Calderon. “It was exciting,” he said of the elections. “I tend to be on the volunteer side so this was my first foray into politics.” Legaspi defeated Brian Urias, a staffer for Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte. The first vote held the night of April 28 was a 37-37 tie. Then, there was a flip of the coin, which was won by Legaspi. However, Urias protested and at about 11:30 p.m. party officials called for another vote the following morning. Both sides called their supporters, telling them to get up early or get back to San Diego for the vote. Legaspi ended up winning on a 39-35 vote. Legaspi said he wants to bring the region Democrats together. “I want \ to feel that they’re getting something \,” he said. “I want to focus on improving communications about our Democratic activities and building relationship with our Democratic activists and leaders.” Legaspi succeeded Louis Reyes of Whittier, who had served for the last two years in the same position. John Smith of La Mirada was elected without opposition to director of Region 16 that includes the eastern part of Whittier and La Mirada as well as chunks of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Smith said he wants to get people ready for the upcoming presidential election that will include a February primary and national convention in July. “We need to provide a lot of information to people to help them connect with the candidates,” he said. EDUCATION REPORT: Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent of the Whittier Union High School District, will speak at the 6 p.m. May 17 annual meeting of the League of Women Voters. The meeting will be held at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier. Cost ranges from $15 to $20, depending on the entree chosen. For reservations, call Carole Restovich, (562) 696-0296. JUDICIAL NEWS: Phil Mautino, supervising judge for the Los Padrinos Juvenile Court in Downey, will speak at the 11a.m. Friday lunch meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955; e-mail [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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