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Ling-Ling Chang runs for council re-election AND Assembly?

Posted by Allen Wilson on May 2, 2013

Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills, District 55) is serving his third and final term in the lower house of the California legislature.  Hagman is unable to run for another term due to term limit rules.

OC Political just learned today that Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang will be having her Assembly kickoff campaign at a fundraiser on May 31, 2013 in Rowland Heights.

The 55th Assembly District covers all or portions of the following cities:  Brea, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda.  The district leans Republican as the registration is 41% Republican, 31% Democrat and 22% No Party Preference (formerly known as DTS).

Councilwoman Chang is serving her first term on the Diamond Bar City Council who is up for election this November. 

However, Chang has come out of the gate as the first Assembly candidate for the June 2014 Primary Election will raise some eyebrows for Diamond Bar voters.

We tried to reach out to Councilwoman Chang as to whether she is running for re-election for council AND Assembly and got no reply.

There are other potential candidates who are on the bench such as Placentia Councilman Jeremy Yamaguchi and Walnut-Valley Unified School District Trustee Phillip Chen, but have not declared as an Assembly candidate. 

There maybe a wildcard candidate that could change the dynamics in the contest this contributor learned today.

Suffice to say that the 55th Assembly District will be one of many open seats in 2014 to be watched by many political observers.

13 Responses to “Ling-Ling Chang runs for council re-election AND Assembly?”

  1. J.J. Jingleheimerschmitt said

    Thanks for the update, Allen, but that headlines is sort of manufactured, isn’t it? Chang hasn’t given any indication she’s going to run for both offices. But you imply she IS going to try that just because you haven’t gotten an answer.

    • OC Insider #29 (aka Greg Diamond) said

      Hey, JJJ (that’s my name too!) –

      LLC is up for re-election to _ City Council in November. Do you have any information that she’s NOT running? If so, could you pass it on? If not — what’s your point? She’s indicated that she’s running for Assembly; not ruling out a re-election run the previous year IS an indication that she’s running for that one too.

  2. Danny said

    What? Is this some precursor to some sad run for office that you plan to make, so you are looking to attack your opponent in anticipation of your own announcement? Ya, real convincing Allen. Your bias is too transparent.

    • OC Insider #29 (aka Greg Diamond) said

      Who’s “Allen Wilson,” Danny, and what does he think he’s running for?

      As the person with primary responsibility to recruit the Democratic (or … “Democratic-friendly”) candidate in the AD-55 race, I’ve obviously been scoping the Republican field for months now — and what I’ve heard (directly or indirectly) from GOP sources is that of course the endorsed Republican candidate is going to be Ling-Ling Chang.

      Does anyone really think that someone else has a chance over Ed Royce’s chosen candidate — a woman who testified before the Redistricting Commission to get them to draw the line across the Puente Hills because, as I recall, of something like “the Brea Mall is the center of commercial life in Diamond Bar”? (I may have that a bit wrong, but not much so. I still probably have my notes of that speech somewhere, it struck me so. I had not known before then that we Breans were so dear to, uh, Diamond Barriers?)

      If Chang has to run for Diamond Bar City Council in November 2013 first to keep her seat, that’s no surprise. The surprise will be if she promises voters that she won’t run for Assembly. She’s not THAT dumb, is she? Well, just in case: if she does run to stay on Council, would one of you ask her that for me, in a forum where that pledge will be clearly on the record? Thanks!

    • Slime Time said

      EDITORS NOTE: This comment has been redacted due to the fact that it attacks a commentor not relevant to the post and it also makes accusations as to the identity of the commentor.

  3. OC Insider #29 (aka Greg Diamond) said

    I’m wondering whether I should be sporting and tell you that all of La Habra is also within the district. Oh, what the heck: it is. It’s also within Orange County. You can figure out the other unincorporated areas — Rowland Heights isn’t a city, if you catch my drift — on your own.

  4. Eric Lee said

    Ling Ling is running for both offices. She has a campaign account for BOTH. She is incompetent, and will lose both elections. Her resume is a fraud and the Democrats already know about it. This is a big mistake for Republicans. After Jay
    Chen trounced Ed Royce in LA County, and even Huff and Hagman lost in that area, if Huff pushes Ling Ling the district will go Democrat. Do the math. She has no degree, her “educator label is contrived” and she is going to be exposed before the filing period closes.

  5. Mister Anonymous said

    AD 55 has a couple of high income upscale cities like Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Yorba Linda, and Brea. The mid-income towns include Placentia and La Habra. So most of the cities are very high end in AD 55. A Republican will still win, or can be close.

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  7. Hattie said

    Your advice is incredibly appealing.

  8. […] reported last month about Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang flirting a run for two offices:  City Council and State […]

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