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Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 17, 2014
7:59 PM: After an hour of speeches, the first endorsement motion is made, as Robert Hammond moves to endorse Hugh Nguyen for Clerk-Recorder.
8:00 PM: Tim Whitacre speaks about Nguyen’s strong record, Republican endorsements, and the County audits that have found Nguyen has fixed much of Tom Daly’s mess.
8:01 PM: Scott Peotter says it’s optional to perform marriages. Peotter says the Clerk-Recorder can either perform all marriages (both same-sex and opposite-sex) or perform no marriages. Peotter asks if no
8:03 PM: Todd Spitzer talked about the importance of the Clerk-Recorder having their documents in order since the post files important documents and how important it is to have candidates for Clerk-Recorder who know how to file nomination papers in a timely fashion. He speaks of Nguyen’s experience, he speaks of Nguyen’s success in cleaning up Daly’s mess.
8:05 PM: Chairman Scott Baugh gives an unofficial award for best line to Todd Spitzer due to his comments about the Clerk-Recorder’s job filing important documents and one candidate’s failure to properly file candidate documents.
8:06 PM: Nguyen is endorsed by a nearly unanimous vote, with only Peotter opposing.
8:08 PM: Bill Dunlap speaks in favor of Michael Gates for Huntington Beach City Attorney.
8:09 PM: Baron Night asks to delay the Gates endorsement until August since the race will not be on the ballot until November.
8:10 PM: Michael Gates states he is up against an entrenched incumbent. He has raised $120,000. He says he is a true conservative who believes in limited government unlike the incumbent whose brand of Republicanism he opposes. He speaks about his experience at the US Department of Justice, as a law clerk at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in private practice.
8:14 PM: Zonya Townsend asks about his representation of the Roman Catholic diocese of Orange and whether he’s represented them on sexual abuse cases.
8:14 PM: Gates says he and his firm have refused to represent the Diocese on the sexual abuse cases. They’ve only represented the Diocese on slip-and-fall and other liability cases that did not involve sexual abuse.
Gates is endorsed nearly unanimously, with only Baron Night opposing.
8:17 PM: Alexandria Coronado moves and Scott Peotter seconds the endorsement of Tom Pollitt for Orange County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2.
Incumbent David Boyd attempts to speak against the motion but is ruled out of order since he’s not a Central Committee member.
No one rises to speak against Pollitt; he is endorsed unanimously.
8:18 PM: Brett Barbre moves and Teresa Hernandez seconds the endorsement of Linda Lindholm for Orange County Board of Education, Trustee Area 5.
No one rises to speak against Lindholm; she is endorsed unanimously.
That’s a wrap on endorsements. More endorsements to come at the April Central Committee meeting.
Posted in Huntington Beach, Orange County, Orange County Board of Education, Republican Central Committee | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on February 25, 2014
Today, Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen releases statement in response to the Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Henry Vadermeir for politicizing an important issue:
“It is sad that the Democratic Party would attempt to politicize an issue that is so important to so many local people in need of quality health care.
It’s curious that their alleged interest in the program appears in the middle of a political campaign and clearly shows they don’t understand the issues important to the 34th Senate District.
What’s worse is that the local Democratic operatives who issued this release are either ignorant of the facts or purposefully distorted the facts surrounding CalOptima.
They falsely stated that Supervisor Nguyen is the Chair of CalOptima, got the number of CalOptima patients wrong, inaccurately stated that the audit will take years to complete, and conveniently left out the fact that the audit was a routine, standard audit not caused by any one person’s actions.
Supervisor Nguyen stands by her actions to reform CalOptima because they were necessary to ensure transparency, accountability and quality services for the county’s most vulnerable population”
Orange County Democrats are conveniently running away from Obamacare and will do anything to politicize an issue such as CalOptima.
Orange County Democratic Party Chairman should be ashamed of himself!
Posted in 34th Senate District, Democrat Central Committee, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Orange County, Santa Ana, State Senate | Tagged: Henry Vandermeir, Janet Nguyen, Obamacare, Orange County Democrats | 4 Comments »
Posted by Chris Emami on December 4, 2013
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry has declared his candidacy for the open 74th Assembly District seat.
Curry was first appointed to the Newport Beach City Council in 2006 and has run three elections, including two with well-funded opposition, winning both by 10 points (He was unopposed in 2012).
For over 20 years, Curry was a partner/owner of the nation’s largest public finance consulting organization, Public Financial Management where he advised states, cities and local agencies throughout the nation. The firm was sold to a private equity group in 2009 and Curry retired in 2011 to form the Center for Public Policy at Concordia University. He put together a board of bi-partisan heavyweights and has hosted several events in the past two years.
Curry also teaches public policy and government leadership courses in Concordia’s graduate business school.
Curry has a long Republican history, serving for five years in the Ronald Reagan administration as the Special Assistant to the Federal Transit Administrator, and prior to that as a Deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum. In 2011, he led efforts to create a Ronald Reagan Centennial Memorial in Newport Beach.
In 1978-79, Curry worked with Paul Gann and managed the qualification effort of Gann’s “Spirit of 13 Initiative” that limited the growth of government spending. Proposition 4 as it was known actually resulted in state tax rebates under Governor Deukmejian, but was later modified to limit its effectiveness.
A 20 year member of the Lincoln Club, Curry demonstrated strong fundraising capability in his city council races. As the only candidate with the personal financial resources to self-fund his campaign, Curry appears to be in a very strong position out of the gate.
He was selected by his fellow elected officials to be the President of the Association of California Cities Orange County, President of the Orange County Division of the League of Cities, and President of the Orange County Parks Commission.
One of the biggest advantages that Curry has is his name identification in AD-74 both as a Newport Beach Councilmember and his teaching at Concordia in Irvine. His candidacy will likely end any speculation of Leslie Daigle jumping into the AD-74 fray.
Based on the current field, Curry will likely be fighting it out with Huntington Beach Mayor Matt Harper to win this seat. Other candidates that have declared their intention to run for this seat include AD-72 staffer Emanuel Patrascu and former Santa Ana City Council candidate Karina Onofre. In my initial posts profiling AD-74 I had mentioned former CRP Treasurer Keith Carlson as a potential candidate for the seat. Everybody I have been talking with has stated that they doubt that Carlson will run for the seat and as of today he has not opened a campaign committee. Unless I hear otherwise I will exclude Carlson from future posts on the topic of AD-74.
Harper and Curry are Councilmembers in two of the larger cities in AD-74. Newport Beach has approximately 50,000 registered voters and Huntington Beach has approximately 53,000 voters. Irvine is the largest city in AD-74 with it being home to approximately 62,000 voters but none of the three Irvine Council Republicans Steven Choi, Jeff Lalloway, or Christina Shea expected to announce their candidacy for this seat, especially since Choi and Lalloway live in AD-68.
This race is going to be extremely interesting and we here at OC Political will keep you posted on new developments as they happen in AD-74.
Posted in 74th Assembly District, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach | Tagged: Christina Shea, Emanuel Patrascu, Jeff Lalloway, Karina Onofre, Keith Curry, Matt Harper, Steven Choi | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on December 4, 2013
Yorba Linda Mayor
Huntington Beach Mayor
In a handy tool for their State Assembly campaigns, AD-55 Candidate Craig Young became Mayor of Yorba Linda last night and AD-74 Candidate Matt Harper became Mayor of Huntington Beach on Monday night.
Being mayor during the same year as an Assembly candidacy lends itself to a few helpful advantages:
- “Mayor” is stronger than “Councilman” as a ballot designation. Many voters do not realize that most California mayors are effectively the chair of the city council; these voters instead think of executive mayors, like the types in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago. (For the political scientists out there, many California voters believe they live in a city with a “strong mayor-council” system when in reality, most California cities have “council-manager” systems.)
- Mayors tend to get more press coverage than councilmembers, as reporters are more likely to quote a mayor than a councilmember.
- Mayors get more of the spotlight at community events. Rather than asking five or seven councilmembers to speak at an event, most organizers will simply ask the mayor to speak. After all, people attending a community event would generally prefer to hear a speech from one politician rather than speeches from about a half-dozen politicians.
At this point in the AD-55 race, Young’s opponents for the Republican nomination are Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang and Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member Phillip Chen. Chang will not be mayor during her Assembly bid, as Carol Herrera became Mayor of Diamond Bar last night. AD-55 Incumbent Curt Hagman is termed out. You can find previous OC Political posts on the AD-55 race here.
Mayor Harper is the only elected official to have thrown his hat in the AD-74 ring as of this morning. His two opponents for the Republican nomination are 2010 Laguna Beach City Council Candidate Emanuel Patrascu, whose day job is as District Director for State Assemblyman Travis Allen, and 2012 Santa Ana City Council Candidate Karina Onofre, whose day job is split between working for H&R Block and as a Field Representative for State Senator Bob Huff. AD-74 Incumbent Allan Mansoor is running for Orange County Supervisor. You can find previous OC Political posts on the AD-74 race here.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, 74th Assembly District, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Allan Mansoor, Bob Huff, Carol Herrera, Craig Young, Curt Hagman, Emanuel Patrascu, Karina Onofre, Ling-Ling Chang, Matt Harper, Matthew Harper, Phillip Chen, Travis Allen | 3 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 13, 2013
Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Matt Harper sent over this op-ed regarding Item #23 on Tuesday’s agenda of the Huntington Beach City Council:
Those who know me understand that there’s a lot I like about the ’80s.
Like many who reside in Huntington Beach and were around at that time, I liked the music, I liked the good economic times and I liked having Ronald Reagan as president. One thing I didn’t like was the ban on fireworks imposed by the City Council in 1987.
For years after Huntington Beach was incorporated in 1909, it went without such restrictions, but many people became concerned about old wood-shake roofs and their flammability. Over the past two decades, almost all wood-shake roofs have been replaced.
Some thought the 1987 ban on state-approved fireworks would stop the loud illegal explosives, like M-80s. Unfortunately, these devices could be heard on and around Independence Day every year throughout Huntington Beach’s ban. That experiment didn’t work.
Without any compelling reason to continue the ban on state-approved fireworks, I supported its lifting through a trial period until an ultimate decision could be made. Well, I think it’s time we made a decision.
At the Monday meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council, I will offer two proposals. One will be to repeal the 1987 ban on state-approved fireworks. If that proposal does not have majority support, then I would propose that the trial period be extended by one year so that the voters could make the decision through a measure on the November 2014 ballot.
Those who favor the darkness are still around and they would like to extinguish the illumination brought about by the personal enjoyment of state-approved fireworks on the Fourth of July.
At least two council members had already decided they were against state-approved fireworks even before the trial period began. If state-approved fireworks are to continue at the direction of the City Council, then it will be up to the others to listen to those who enjoyed the freedom to use state-approved fireworks in Huntington Beach for the first time in more than two decades.
Additionally, those deciding the fate of fireworks in the city will have to listen to the students who have found a critical fundraising opportunity to benefit music, athletics and other programs at our high schools. As an alumnus of Huntington Beach High School and a former trustee for the Huntington Beach Union High School District, I care about our students being able to reach their goals and achieve.
Fullerton, Westminster and Villa Park have repealed their outdated bans on state-approved fireworks either by council decision or at the ballot box.
Like many old laws on the books in Huntington Beach, the 1987 ban on state-approved fireworks limits residents’ freedom. Let’s overturn this outdated ban on fireworks or let the voters decide.
This op-ed was originally published in the Huntington Beach Independent.
Posted in Huntington Beach | Tagged: fireworks | 2 Comments »
Posted by OC Insider on April 25, 2013
Posted in 72nd Assembly District, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Orange County, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach Sanitary District, Surfside Colony Community Services District | Tagged: AQMD, Travis Allen | 4 Comments »
Posted by Chris Emami on March 22, 2013
I was working on a database of the part affiliation of all Orange County local elected officials. Finally, I have completed the project with all of the special districts and county seats being added. I also fixed some errors in the previous versions (here, here, and here) and have combined the database into one post.
We have added a button on the menu bar for our readers to always be able to access this database and use it for whatever research/political needs that they may have. Due to the length of th epost you are going to have to click the below link to read the rest of the post.
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Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim City School District, Anaheim Union High School District, Brea, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Buena Park, Buena Park Library District, Buena Park School District, Capistrano Bay Community Services District, Capistrano Unified School District, Centralia School District, Coast Community College District, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Cypress, Cypress School District, Dana Point, East Orange County Water District, El Toro Water District, Emerald Bay Service District, Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley School District, Fullerton, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton School District, Garden Grove, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach City School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Irvine, Irvine Ranch Water District, Irvine Unified School District, La Habra, La Habra City School District, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Lowell Joint School District, Magnolia School District, Mesa Consolidated Water District, Midway City Sanitary District, Mission Viejo, Moulton-Niguel Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Newport Beach, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, North Orange County Community College District, Ocean View School District, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Auditor-Controller, Orange County Board of Education, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Clerk-Recorder, Orange County District Attorney's Office, Orange County Water District, Orange Unified School District, Placentia, Placentia Library District, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Margarita Water District, Savanna School District, Seal Beach, Serrano Water District, Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District, South Coast Water District, South Orange County Community College District, Stanton, Sunset Beach Sanitary District, Surfside Colony Community Services District, Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection District, Three Arch Bay Community Services District, Trabuco Canyon Water District, Tustin, Tustin Unified School District, Villa Park, Westminster, Westminster School District, Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda Water District | Tagged: Adam Nick, Al Jabaar, Al Mijares, Al Murray, Al Salehi, Al Shkoler, Alan Anderson, Alexa Deligianni, Alexander A. Ethans, Alfred A. Coletta, Alisa Cutchen, Allan Bernstein, Allan P. Krippner, Amy Hanacek, Amy Walsh, Anastasia Shackelford, Andrew Blount, Andrew Nguyen, Andy Montoya, Andy Quach, Angelica Amezcua, Anna Bryson, Anna L. Piercy, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Anthony Petros, Arianna Barrios, Arlene Schafer, Art Brown, Art Perry, Audrey Yamagata Noji, Bao Quoc Nguyen, Barbara Dunsheath, Barbara J. Clendineng, Barbara Kogerman, Barbara L. Kilponen, Barbara Michel, Barbara Quintana, Bert Hack, Beth Krom, Beth Swift, Betsy Jenkins, Betty Escobosa, Betty H. Olson, Beverly Berryman, Bill Brough, Bill Hall, Bill Hinz, Bill Jay, Bill Kahlert, Bob Baker, Bob Gardner, Bob Harden, Bob Moore, Bob Whalen, Bonnie P. Castrey, Brad McGirr, Brad Reese, Brandon Jones, Brett Murdock, Brett R. Barbre, Brian Chambers, Brian Donahue, Brian Nakamura, Brian O'Neal, Brian Rechsteiner, Brian S. Probolsky, Bridget Kaub, Bruce Broadwater, Bruce Whitaker, Candi Kern, Carlos Olvera, Carmen Cave, Carol Downey, Carol Gamble, Carol Sundman, Carol Warren, Carrie Buck, Cathy Green, Cathy Schlict, Cecilia Iglesias, Celia Jaffe, Chad Wanke, Chalynn Peterson, Charles Gibson, Charley Wilson, Cheryl Brothers, Chris Brown, Chris Hamm, Chris Phan, Chris Thompson, Christina Shea, Christine Marick, Chuck Puckett, Claudia Alvarez, Cliff E. Breddon Jr., Connie Boardman, Constance Underhill, Craig Green, Craig Young, Cynthia Conners, Dana Black, Darin Barber, Dave Leckness, Dave Sullivan, David A. Boyer, David B. Lang, David Benavides, David Boyd, David Bridgewaters, David Brooks, David Giese, David Grant, David Gutierrez, David John Shawver, David W. Sloan, Dean Grose, Debbie Cotton, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Denis R. 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Martin, Teresa Hampson, Theresa O'Hare, Thomas Prendergrast, Tim Brown, Tim Jemal, Tim Shaw, Tim Surridge, Tita Smith, Todd Spitzer, Tom Beamish, Tom Lindsey, Tom Smisek, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Tony Iseman, Tony Rackauckas, Tracy L. Pellman, Tri Ta, Troy Edgar, Tyler M. Diep, Valeri Peters Wagner, Van Jew, Victor J. Kriss, Vince Sarmiento, Warren Kusumoto, Wayne A. Clark, Wayne Osborne, Wayne Rayfield, Webster Guillory, Wendy Leece, William "Bill" Phillips, William Brutton, William C. Poe, William H. Kahn, William Landsiedel, William R. Hart, William VanderWerff, Woody Rickerl | 5 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on November 15, 2012
There are seven races in Orange County where less than 0.5% separates two candidates for the last spot in office. Countywide, there are 73,719 ballots remaining to be counted (9,371 absentee ballots, 64,217 provisional ballots, and 131 Election Day paper ballots). In all seven of these races, fewer than 500 votes separate the last winner and the first runner-up. These range from the 442-vote margin for the Santa Ana Unified School Board to the 4-vote margin (yes, just four votes) for Fullerton City Council.
In the Santa Ana Unified School Board race, incumbent Jose Alfredo Hernandez (D) is hanging on to a 442-vote (0.5%) lead over challenger Valerie Amezcua (D). In an unusual situation for Santa Ana, two Democrats are fighting for the third place spot and the board’s last seat while Republicans occupy the top two slots, with challenger Ceci Iglesias ahead of incumbent Rob Richardson.
|SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Governing Board Member
|Number To Vote For: 3
|Completed Precincts: 89 of 89
|CECILIA “CECI” IGLESIAS
|JOSE ALFREDO HERNANDEZ
In the Mission Viejo City Council race, Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht (R) is clinging on to a 270-vote (0.4%) lead over challenger Wendy Bucknum (R). Bucknum ran on a slate with Councilman Frank Ury (R) while Schlict ran on a slate with Ed Sachs (R). If Schlicht hangs on, the voters will have split the baby by picking the incumbent from each slate leaving the status quo in place with a Council majority of Trish Kelley (R), Dave Leckness (R), and Ury versus a Council minority of Rhonda Reardon (R) and Schlicht. If Bucknum overtakes Schlicht, then the Council majority will grow to 4 members.
|CITY OF MISSION VIEJO Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 2
|Completed Precincts: 71 of 71
|RICHARD W. COLEMAN
|DESI J. KISS
In the Westminster City Council race, challenger Diana Carey (D) has seen her lead over incumbent Councilman Tyler Diep (R) dwindle to 200 votes (0.4%). In 2008, Diep was behind Penny Loomer (D) by 1,500 votes on Election Night and ended up winning the election by edging out Loomer by 49 votes. On Election Night 2012, Diep was behind Carey by 709 votes. Can Diep pull off the late surge again?
|CITY OF WESTMINSTER Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 2
|Completed Precincts: 57 of 57
|CHARLIE NGUYEN MANH CHI
|AL P. KRIPPNER
In the Huntington Beach City Council race, former Councilman Dave Sullivan (R) wields a 264-vote (0.1%) lead over Barbara Delgleize (R). Regardless of whether Sullivan or Delgleize wins, the conservative majority has already been reduced to a minority with the election of Jill Hardy (D) and Jim Katapodis (R).
|CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 3
|Completed Precincts: 158 of 158
|WILLIAM BILLY O’CONNELL
|ALEXANDER S. POLSKY
|BRUCE J. BRANDT
|TONY JAMES CARTER
In the Costa Mesa City Council race, Councilman Gary Monahan (R) has a 131-vote (0.1%) lead over challenger John Stephens (D). At stake is the conservative Council majority, with Jim Righeimer (R), Steve Mensinger (R), and Monahan. If Monahan holds on, the 4-1 Council majority will shrink to 3-2, as former Councilwoman Sandy Genis (R) captured the seat of termed-out conservative Councilman Eric Bever (R). If Stephens overtakes Monahan, the conservative Council majority will become the minority.
|CITY OF COSTA MESA Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 3
|Completed Precincts: 71 of 71
|SANDRA L. “SANDY” GENIS
In the Yorba Linda City Council race, challenger Gene Hernandez (R) has a 114-vote (0.1%) lead over incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Rikel (R). At stake is the Council majority. If Rikel can overtake Hernandez, the YLRRR majority of Mark Schwing (R), John Anderson (R), and Rikel will maintain control of the Council. If Hernandez hangs on, the majority of Tom Lindsey (R), Craig Young (R), and Hernandez would push YLRRR into the minority, with Schwing and Anderson.
|CITY OF YORBA LINDA Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 3
|Completed Precincts: 47 of 47
|EUGENE J. “GENE” HERNANDEZ
|KENNITH L. PETERSON
|TODD P. COOPER
|LOUIS LEE KNAPPENBERGER JR.
In the Fullerton City Council race, former Councilwoman Jan Flory (D) has a 4-vote lead over incumbent Councilman Travis Kiger (R). If Flory wins, the Fullerton City Council will have two liberal Democrats (Doug Chaffee and Flory), two libertarian-leaning conservative Republicans (Bruce Whitaker and Greg Sebourn), and one more traditional conservative Republican (Jennifer Fitzgerald). If Kiger can overtake Flory’s 4-vote lead, he would cement the results of the June recall and maintain Orange County’s most libertarian council.
|CITY OF FULLERTON Member, City Council
|Number To Vote For: 3
|Completed Precincts: 88 of 88
|JAN M. FLORY
Posted in Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana Unified School District, Westminster, Yorba Linda | 1 Comment »
Posted by Chris Emami on November 14, 2012
Chris Nguyen did a great job putting together a local database of all party affiliations for candidates running for local office. I thought that I would take the time to expand on his post and show a database of all Orange County Councilmembers (Also OC Board of Supervisors) that will be serving on City Councils starting next month and what party they are affiliated with.
Please note that a couple of races could potentially change based on a close finish and not all votes being counted. This post will be added to our website in a permanent tab that we will be creating at the top of the site.
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