OC Register: Rohrabacher challenger emphasizes job training

While Democratic candidates continue to test for the best recipe to appeal to the wage-stagnant and under-employed segment of the middle class, few have made job training a campaign centerpiece the way Laguna Beach’s…

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Unity Rally in Laguna Beach

This morning I was invited to and participated in, the Unity Rally in my hometown of Laguna Beach.  I can tell you firsthand that the spirit of inclusion and equality is shining brightly. Hundreds…

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The Red Line of Tolerance

If the white supremacists planning to rally in Laguna Beach on Sunday really wanted to put “America First,” they would stay home. There is no place in this country for racism, xenophobia, or hatred.…

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Col. Arnold Strong endorses Michael Kotick for Congress

After over 30 years of service to the US Army, I recently retired at the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos in Orange County, as a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan and the response to…

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Why this election matters

This election is important, and here’s why: For the first time in decades, we have a chance to take Orange County back from a politician who doesn’t think climate change is real and votes…

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LA Times: Rohrabacher draws new opponent in Orange County

This article was written by Sarah D. Wire in the LA Times Essential Politics section and published on July 18th, 2017. Nestle executive Michael Kotick is entering the race to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher…

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HuffPost: Democratic Choice for a New Era

This article was published by contributor Tracy L. Slatton in the Huffington Post on July 19th, 2017. Recently I was in Los Angeles on business, and on a sunny, broiling hot day, a friend…

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Fighting for our future

It’s hard to blame young people for being cynical about politics. Like every generation before us, Californians in their 20s and 30s were promised a better world. Instead, we’re getting a planet that may…

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How Orange County can do better than a minimum wage

Orange County has plenty of jobs, they just aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. You need to make over $25 an hour just to afford a one-bedroom apartment, which is why, despite…

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A letter to Dana Rohrabacher

Dear Dana, When you first won this seat back in 1988, you promised to stay for no more than a couple terms. You’re a few decades past due. Why not finally make good on…

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