Democrats Toast New Executive Director

I’ll be heading over tonight to the Democratic Central Committee meeting at Teamsters Local 952 in Orange tonight to meet the Democrats’ new Executive Director Gerrie Schipske.

The Long Beach Councilwoman — who has run unsuccessfully for Congress several times — has taken some heat for being an out-of-towner. Supporters say she’s a great organizer, has elective office experience and has a good relationship with labor, specifically with the Teamsters and International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

I’m also hearing that endorsements should come up, so expect a blow-by-blow out of the meeting…

There’s a pre-meeting welcome for Schipske at 5:30 p.m. and the central committee meeting starts afterward. The union hall is at 140 S. Marks Way, Orange, CA 92868.