2-28-2012 Central Committee (AD 72) Filing Update
Posted by Chris Emami on February 28, 2012
Here is part 4 in the Central Committee update.
Thank you to Meridian Pacific for the use of the map to show this district:
This Assembly district is currently represented by Assemblyman Jim Silva and represents more of a coastal demographic. Currently Matt Harper, Troy Edgar, and Long Pham are battling it out for this seat. With that being said here is the break-down of who has pulled papers:
Janet Nguyen- She is currently the Orange County Supervisor from the 1st District and an incumbent on the Central Committee too. *Incumbent.
John W. Briscoe-
He is currently an elected member of the Ocean View School District and has run for higher office in the past as well. CORRECTION (11:55 PM): John W. Briscoe is President of the Fountain Valley Republican Assembly and a CRA State Officer. He is also a CPA on the Orange County Property Tax Appeals board and a past Chairman of the Fountain Valley Planning Commission. (He is not Ocean View School District’s John F. Briscoe.)
Mark McCurdy- He is currently an elected member of the Fountain Valley Council and is serving as the Mayor Pro Tem. Also he is an incumbent on the Central Committee. *Incumbent.
Dennis R. Catron- I am not sure if it is the same person but according to a bit of research that I did a Dennis Catron used to be the Vice-Chairman of the OC GOP back in 1986.
Brian Hoops- According to some research, I couldn’t quite pinpoint it but their was a Brian Hoop linked to a Tea Party meet-up group.
Matthew Harper- An elected member of the Huntington Beach City Council nd current candidate for the 72nd Assembly District seat. *Incumbent.
Dean Grose- He s a former member of the Los Alamitos City Council who got into some hot water for his watermelon e-mail that he sent out. *Incumbent.
Kermit Marsh- He is a former member of the Westminster CIty Council who left because he chose to do so, not because of term limits or losing an election. *Incumbent.
Ian Dooley- The first of the brothers Dooley to pull papers for this office. He currently has a profile up on the Campaign For Liberty website (A Ron Paul affiliated group).
Patrick Dooley- The second of the brothers Dooley to pull papers for this office. He currently has a profile up on the Campaign For Liberty website as well.
Michael Gates- I could find no information on him.
Patricia Ross- Although I was unable to find any political information out about her, she is involved in charity work with local schools.
Diane A. Lenning- She is a perennial candidate for the office of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Steve A. Nagel- Currently an elected member of the Fountain Valley City Council and the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.
Mary Tuong Van Pham- (Updated: 10:35 PM). According to one of our commenters this is the wife of Assembly candidate Long Pham. I was able to confirm that this does indeed seem to be the case.
Readers help me out by adding info on any candidates that I may have left out and feel free to fill me in on the candidates I found nothing on.