Thank You for the support!

To all the Campaign Volunteers, Contributors and Supporters,

It is with a heavy heart today that I must concede in my effort to win a State seat. In retrospect, as an independent candidate without major funding resources and party endorsements, it was probably too big a field of candidates and too ambitious a jump into big league politics, where the 2 party system is still the main force to contend with. Over the next few weeks I will re-evaluate my strategy for re-entering the political arena and would love to know that I have your support in that endeavor. While I still believe that our message was strong, it was our inability to get that message out to the 11 million people in the district that was our biggest downfall. On a brighter note, our voter base and support has increased 10 fold since last getting elected to the Culver City, City Council in 2012. I am confident that we can build on that support and promise you that I will never give up the good fight on your behalf.

Thank you for your confidence,


Micheál (Me-haul) O’Leary.

I’m honored to have received the endorsement for my run for the Board of Equalization District 3 of Senator Holly Mitchell. THE hardest working senator in Sacramento!

Remember to vote for BOTH of us in the primary this June 5th.

#DoYourHomeWork #VoteResponsibly

the Board of Equalization is Broken.. I’m running to shut it down!

An audit in 2015 showed that among nepotism, unfair employment practice, and a chain of offenses that string back through the decades, the current board also misallocated hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. The current board is also being investigated for misappropriation of $50 million.

This constitutionally created office has a long history of mismanagement and corruption, yet continues to exist in ambiguity as a cushy job and placeholder for party insiders between jobs. A job that currently pays $142k annually to do practically nothing.

     When elected I will bring to YOU the Voter:

     My Track Record:

  • An end to the era of Financial Mismanagement at the state level. Your tax dollars will be accounted for!
  • Transparency and accountability from this office, making my calendar public to clearly document our work.
  • A strong advocate for business and property owners across the district, making your tax obligations as pain free as possible
  • An easy-to-navigate path to my office, online and offline, with responsive and responsible customer service along the way
  • A committed Representative in Sacramento that will lobby for efficiency and smart government across the entire public sector
  • 2 Term Mayor of Culver City, and first Irish immigrant elected to it’s City Council
  • Successfully managed an $85M budget through the Great Recession, preserving jobs and supporting economic development
  • Regional influence as VP of both the League of California Cities and Independent Cities Association
  • Advocate for Transit Solutions as Board Member with Expo Light Rail & Southern California Association of Governments Transportation Committee
  • Trusted Environmental Advocate as Chair of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission