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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

45th District Democratic Central Committee Results

One will ask why the fuss over such an obscure elective body?

A few months back we broached the question whether the "Bill Clinton of the Northeast", as in Northeast LA, William "Bill" Rumble, would benefit from his support for the "Southwest Society of Traitors", better known as the Southwest Society of the Southwest Museum.

As the President of the "Northeast Democratic Club" and the husband of long time "People's Enclave of Mt. Washington" activist and "Woman of the Year" Carol Jacques, one could think that his election to the Central Committee would be a formality, especially if one is a sitting member.

Refer to these results, remind you that the first seven get elected.

**Chris Arellano 4,531 **DUBIOUS PAST**
**Erika Gallo 3,757
**Cecilia Cebello 3,690
**Roberto Negrete 3,629
**Benita Duran 3,270
**Paul Neuman 3,020
**Carlos Jude Leon 2,776
Robert Nakahiro 2,748
Renee Nahum 2,436
Sam Dixon 2,338
William "Bill" Rumble 2,028
Scott Rufsvold 2,013
Bill Kysella 1,736

Geez Bill, I guess Eliot can come up with the spin to explain this loss.

Just maybe the population of the 45th love having a museum, with all its artifacts based in the 45th District.

Meanwhile here is some background on Chris Arellano...

On election night, Arellano emerged from days of media seclusion,
showing up at a campaign party in Lincoln Heights that was attended by UTLA
stalwarts, as well as lawyer and peace activist Art Goldberg — brother of
Jackie, the state assemblywoman — and renters’-rights advocate Elena Popp, who
is running to replace Goldberg in the state Legislature. While a DJ played
reggae versions of Cher’s “Believe” and R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly,”
Arellano spoke in halting terms about his past, saying he is sorry about
misleading voters about his academic record at USC and admitting that he put
Duffy in a “tough situation.”

Still, Arellano said he thought he could overcome a gap of nearly 30
percentage points, by talking about the less flattering aspects of his life.“I’m
perfectly willing to sit down with the public and say, ‘Hey, I made dumb
decisions, but look what I’m doing now with my life,’ ” Arellano said. “Look how
I’ve changed my life around. It’s important for our youth to know that yes, you
make mistakes, but you can always do better.”

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hello........ the first 5 are all Latinos, maybe Runmble lost because the Latino's are coming up!!! In terms of Arellano coming in 1st, most folks dont care and vote based on surnames or vote the 1st seven. Arellano was number one on the ballot

June 04, 2008 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What did Arrellano do with all the money he raised from the teachers at UTLA and the community? Did he give it back.

June 05, 2008 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What did Arrellano do with the money he raised from the poor teachers at UTLA and the community? Did he return it or does he get to use it for these other activities.

June 05, 2008 8:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arrellano won because he is a member of the SOUR GRAPES COALITION that includes Elena Popp and Jackie Goldberg!

If he has learned his lesson did he give back the money that we the teachers gave him from our union dues? NO! Give us back our union dues!! Being sorry isn't enough make amends and give it back!

June 05, 2008 10:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You forgot to add the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalion as members of the Sour Grapes Coalition!

June 05, 2008 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Also way out of the running was the ever-equivocating "Fumio" Nakahiro, a past loser in the race for the CD1 council seat.

And who was the charismatic city leader who received 3 times as many votes even, at that time, without the benefit of incumbency?

Ed P. Reyes (the "P" stands for "Put" that multi-unit development right here).

Not Fumio's most stellar achievment, either.

June 05, 2008 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul Neuman is in good company

June 05, 2008 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The word is out how Bill Rumble, his wife Carol Rumble, and Eliot Sekuler are trying to stab the community in the back by whoring for the Autry National Center on the Southwest Museum issue. Supposedly the Mayor's slacker-in-chief Lisa Sarno recruited this crew to try to convince other community people to support the Autry's dumb-ass plan to take the Southwest Museum's priceless collection of artifacts over to Griffith Park and convert the Southwest's building into a cultural center that supposedly Autry will pay for. Yeah, right Carol.

The transparent ass-kissing by the Rumbles and Sekuler have not sat well with community leaders all over the Northeast. It is hardly surprising Bill Rumble got so few votes because this particular issue has highlighted how these opportunistic "activists" do not really care about doing right by thier community: they care about enhancing their poltical power with City Hall types by obediently telling the community bullshit that they know is not true.

The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coaltion has a report on its website by an expert who explained how Autry misrepresented its wealth in order to get the Southwest Museum assets. Let's see Eliot Sekuler spin the reality that the Autry has no money to pay for the cultural center plan. Eliot and the Rumbles are trying to sell this crap to the Northeast even today.

June 05, 2008 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The transparent ass-kissing by the Rumbles and Sekuler have not sat well with community leaders all over the Northeast"

True, True, True. And as far as Sarno is concerned, she was never liked in this community. She's doing what she does best, putting bullshit to a million tress. She's the highest paid gardner in the City.

June 05, 2008 7:52 PM  

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