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A Luncheon Honoring James Redmond


You are cordially invited to a luncheon honoring:
James Redmond
Iowa State Senator (Ret.)
Having created the Iowa State Appellate Court, James will be speaking on
how to create such a system from scratch. 
jim 2James M Redmond, Esq., served as a State Senator (Dem.) in the 66th and 67th Iowa General Assemblies (1975-1978), when the Democrats held a one-vote majority in the 50 member Senate (26-24). In his opinion his major accomplishment was being the primary force and initiator of the legislation behind the creation of the Iowa Court of Appeals.


Mr. Redmond was born in Burlington, Iowa but considers Cedar Rapids his hometown, where he graduated from high school in 1960. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in March 1965 and spent the next 3 ½ years on active duty serving as the First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer on the USS Grant County (LST 1174).

Upon completion of his military service, he attended University of Iowa College of Law where he earned a J. D. in 1971 and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1971. He then served as a Law Clerk for Iowa Supreme Court Justice Clay LeGrand. In a legal career spanning 44 years this June, he moved to Orange County in 2000 where he continues to practice, but on a more relaxed schedule since moving to California.

He is currently lives in Dana Point with his wife, Janice Redmond, and 11 year old twin daughters, Janna and Jamie Redmond. Mr. Redmond’s oldest daughter Elizabeth Gebauer is a Ph. D. candidate in Art History at Princeton University, and resides in Zurich, Switzerland with her new husband, Christian, where she is completing her dissertation.

In addition to his efforts to create the Iowa Court of Appeals, an abbreviated list of Mr. Redmond’s accomplishments include:

  • Being listed as one of the 10 most effective members of the Iowa Senate by the Des Moines Register for all four years he served in the Senate.
  • Acting as Assistant Chairman to the Senate Judiciary Committee (66th G. A.) and Chairman of the County Government Committee (67th G. A.)
  • Serving as Floor Manager for the Joint Resolution Calling for an amendment to the Iowa Constitution granting local home rule to counties as well as Floor Manager for the Iowa Competition Act (new antitrust law)
  • Being responsible for the reorganization and publication of the Iowa Code (Gen. Assembly); Rules of Civil Procedure & Judicial Opinions (Supreme Court) and Iowa Administrative Code (Office of the Governor)

Mr. Redmond is appalled by the fact that California – with 40 million people – is grossly underrepresented in the U.S. Senate. This is a serious issue, which the underpinnings of the Great Compromise by which our country was formed no longer can justify!

May 4, 2015, 12:00 Noon 
The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.,
Irvine, CA 92612
To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to
DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799
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A Luncheon Honoring Loretta Sanchez


You are cordialLoretta Picly invited to a luncheon honoring:

Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman 46th District

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is a homegrown leader. Born and raised in Orange County, Loretta is a first generation American and the second of seven children. She attended Head Start and Orange County public schools before enrolling at Chapman University and earning her MBA from American University.

While working in the private sector, Loretta remained committed to public service through volunteer work. The more work she did, the more she saw that Orange County wasn’t getting what it deserved from the federal government. In 1996, she decided to run for Congress and astonished the nation by defeating the incumbent Republican. Loretta became the first Hispanic woman ever elected to Congress from Orange County.

18 years later, Loretta remains a champion for the people of Orange County, especially as the country climbs out of the recession. She believes small businesses are the backbone of Orange County’s economy and is committed to helping them succeed, get their fair share of federal dollars and keep jobs in the region.

In Washington, she has worked across the aisle, climbed through the ranks and is now the highest ranking female on both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.

On the Armed Services Committee, Loretta ensures our service members are equipped both on the battlefield and when they return home. During her time in Congress, Loretta has brought more than $80 million in defense spending back to Orange County and makes sure local veterans get the education and health benefits they deserve. She is a vocal advocate for the implementation of women in military combat roles as well as stopping sexual assaults in the military. In 2014, she introduced the She is Ready (SIR) Act to break down artificial barriers for women entering combat positions. In 2013, her “Track It To Prevent It Act”, which tracks service members with a history of sexual harassment to prevent further bad behavior, was included in the annual defense spending bill.

Loretta has served on the Homeland Security Committee since its inception. In 2013, she introduced the Border Enforcement, Security and Technology (BEST) Act, which strengthens the nation’s borders using the most up-to-date technology. Later that year she introduced the Biometric Exit Improvement Act, which would implement a biometric exit program, completing the final recommendation of the 9/11 commission. She is also a member of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, where she has been a vocal advocate for NSA data collection reform.

Throughout her tenure, Loretta has never forgotten her roots. She is home nearly every weekend, regularly visits schools and businesses and always remains accessible and accountable to the community she loves.

April 20, 2015, 12:00 Noon 

The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.,

Irvine, CA 92612

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DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799

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