Don Sedgwick

Sedgwick launches second Ad

The Sedgwick for Congress campaign has released its second Ad of the cycle. The Ad, entitled “100% Orange County,” highlights Katie Porter’s hypocrisy in office. During her campaign Porter promised she’d stand up for Orange County families 100% of the time, but when she got to Washington she fell in line with beltway bosses, voting 100% with Pelosi’s liberal agenda. Sedgwick lays out his plan to stop the growth of big government, end illegal immigration and solve veteran homelessness. He invites voters to look at the promises he has kept as an elected official in Orange County, as proof that in Washington he will actually keep the very promise that Porter cast aside, and stand up for Orange County families 100% of the time.

Focusing on Don Sedgwick’s work to fight for good schools and keep Orange County families safe, the Ad also offers voters a clear look into Sedgwick’s public service record as Laguna Hills Mayor and School Board Member.

Sedgwick gave the following statement, “Orange County is tired of politicians saying one thing and doing another. Liberal Katie Porter has fallen short of her promise to take care of our families. With her first vote in power Porter has aligned herself with Nancy Pelosi and is even funded by Socialist Democrats.”

“I’m running for Congress because the politicians should be beholden to no one but the people of Orange County, 100% of the time. Success is built on dedication, hard work and individual responsibility. I’ll fight to lower taxes and keep government out of our pockets so our businesses and families can thrive.”

Sedgwick’s Chief Strategist, John Thomas, added, “Our campaign rejects Porter’s extreme, leftist values and believe that radical liberals should not represent our district. Extreme liberals and self-described socialists like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have endorsed and are funding Porter’s liberal campaign.”

This article was released by Sedgwick for Congress.


  1. My California tax liability for 2018 remained essentially the same as 2017. The overhaul of the Federal Tax code that restricted our SALT deductions in 2018 was promoted by the Executive branch of government along with the Republican party and Mimi Walters. Locally, only Republican Congressmen Rohrabacher and Issa were wise enough to vote against it. My conclusion and others that voted numerous Republicans out of Federal offices, was that they were not working for their constituents. I you wish to complain to the California Senate and Assembly, feel free to do so. I and others in this state know who increased our tax liability in 2018. Many people recognized that last November prior to voting, but others only felt the pain within the last month when they prepared their taxes.

  2. Don’t you realise you are a relic of our dead days of conservative disregard for the social contract and its integral responsibilities to each other??

    1. Mr. McDonough,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and taking the time to comment.

      While I have no opinion on the candidacy of Mr. Sedgwick, I would like to thank you for using the term ‘relic’ — something that is not only old but also valuable.

      Stepping in for Mr. Sedgwick (I will admit to being eligible for senior discounts), maybe I can act as a valuable old counterweight for your erroneous assertion that conservatives disregard mutual responsibility.

      Wherever do you get that notion?

      Time and time again, studies have shown that conservatives are much more generous in their time, talent, and treasure to helping those less fortunate than themselves. Indeed, conservatives are more likely to contribute till it hurts, like the woman in the parable of the widow’s mite. (Luke 21:1-4)

      What most conservatives resist is the government stepping in the middle. They believe that there are a small number of things that the government must do, and the government should stick with those things. Further, they believe that the government does most things badly. They prefer local control in order to keep government-sponsored programs on a short leash and, if possible, starvation rations to prevent uncontrolled growth.

      As the American Founders knew, whoever controls the purse strings exerts power. That’s why Congress is supposed to create a budget, although that august body has been lately lax in its responsibilities in this regard.

      If you get money from the government, the government controls to a great extent how you can spend it. Hence the mischief caused by the Obama Administration’s use, for example, of “Dear Colleague” letters to institutions of higher education. The bureaucrats running colleges don’t want to lose the federal money. Even private colleges and universities are bent to the federal will, despite enormous endowments.

      Also, I am somewhat amused by your assertion of predestiny, considering how desolate progressives were following the 2016 election. One election cycle later, they have been changed from pumpkins and mice to a coach-and-four carrying progressive dreams forward — erm, perhaps until the last stroke of midnight on Election Day 2020.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and for taking the time to comment.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  3. Since you clearly believe in education why the heck are you running as a Republican? Did you somehow miss the $7.9 Billion cuts to education in this year’s Republican budget. Your kids went to public school, how’d you like to see their budget sucked dry so that private school parents can get vouchers?

    Also, you said we need a wall to crack down on illegal drugs, but I’m sure by now you’ve seen the FBI reports that most drugs come in through ports of entry.

    Dude, of you want to be taken seriously you need to do a lot less smiling with your kids and a lot more research.

  4. Just another puppet running to do the bidding of the Republican establishment. Just like Mimi Walters did. Votes in favor of a tax increase for Orange County and most of California. Sedgwick will do the same act, like a conservative then further enable President Trump and increase our taxes again.

    1. Jonathan,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment.

      However, I ask that you further explain your comment, because it confuses me.

      Mr. Sedgwick is running to unseat Katie Porter, who successfully unseated Mimi Walters as the Congressional representative for District 45 in California (southeast Orange County — see our page on Orange County elected officials).

      So when Mimi Walters “votes in favor of a tax increase” that would have to be at the federal level. So I take it that you refer to the overhaul of federal income taxes recently enacted, which included a cap on the amount of state and local taxes (so-called SALT) that can be deducted from an individual’s federal income taxes. That cap has been felt most keenly in states like California with high state taxes.

      My conclusion is that you should be angry with the California State Legislature, which is entirely in charge of California state taxes. (Local taxes are set by counties and cities.) If you don’t like paying high taxes, write to your State Senator and Assembly Member.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze and taking the time to comment.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

      1. Bwahaha. Yeah right, Jonathan’s comment is the confusing one.

        Sorry to bust your bubble Shelley, but it isn’t Jonathan making a ham-handed attempt to link the CA State Legislature with Mimi Walters’ record of voting for tax cuts for the 1%, which did more harm than good in CA-45.

        It’s you.

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