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Posted by Walter Myers III on July 15, 2015
Let’s come right out with the obvious. Scott Peotter expressed his views on same-sex marriage in one of his regular updates as a Newport Beach Councilman. And of course it has caused quite the stir in the Newport Beach Community, to put it mildly. Though sent from a private email account, and sent as a private email, having the City of Newport Beach seal prominently displayed in the email header was probably not the best idea. Recall that we saw the political career of former OCGOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport ended over a “racist” depiction of President Obama in a private email sent from a private account, and very few in the Republican Party came to her aid even though all she did was forward a cartoon that had been forwarded thousands of time across the country. Well the climate has only gotten worse and hopefully Scott will not suffer the same fate, because people of good conscience should recognize that while Scott could have made it more clear that his email regarding his view of same-sex marriage was separate and apart from his role as a city councilman, he has every right to express his sincere view without reprisal as there is absolutely no evidence he has discriminated against anyone in functioning as a representative of the city of Newport Beach.
An article in the Daily Pilot by LGBT activist Kevin O’Grady is representative of the view of the LGBT movement, and I think we need to take particular notice with how the “hate” campaign is being waged, which will get a bit philosophical. Specifically, O’Grady makes a moral claim, and in making the moral claim, his logic is that if you don’t believe in his version of morality then you are necessarily, not probably or possibly, but necessarily a bigot, homophobe, or hater. Now O’Grady doesn’t believe, along with his supporters in the comments section, that any religious view has a place in the public square, and certainly not in City Council deliberations. A Christian must check their deeply held beliefs at the door of City Hall, but oddly this doesn’t apply to any other views. O’Grady doesn’t describe, however, why we should accept his particular brand of moral relativism. He simply takes for granted that since he thinks anyone that is against marriage is necessarily a hater, then it is necessarily so based on his own authority. He has no appeal to any objective source. Peotter, on the other hand, appeals to nature’s law, coupled with his belief that it is the God of the Bible that buttresses and supports the natural law providing an objective moral basis, which is entirely in keeping with the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the writings of the framers of our founding documents. Peotter can appeal to nature as specifically guiding his view on traditional marriage since only a man and a woman can come together and naturally propagate the species (regardless of intent at any given moment in time), with the nuclear family and complimentarily of man and wife raising children being the centerpiece of society. In a same-sex union, this can only be done by involving a third-party, denying children of their right to a biological mother and father from the very beginning. Promoting any other arrangement, in my view is blatantly selfish towards children.
The tragedy of the same-sex marriage debate as waged by the LGBT activist community is the malicious manner in which it has been executed. Having grown up in the 1960s, I distinctly remember precisely where I was as well as my parents’ reaction to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, I marveled at the love and the graciousness he displayed along with the other civil rights leaders and marchers. In the face of visceral hate, with the threat of death at every turn, Dr. King fought for the civil rights of blacks in America. It was normal leading up to those days for blacks to be beaten and brutally murdered through shootings, beatings, burnings and lynching. We had hoses and dogs turned on us for simply wanting to get a college education. We suffered for almost 400 years. Yet the LGBT activist calls anyone who simply disagrees on same-sex marriage a “hater”? Dr. King never sought to silence anyone. Dr. King never gloated as did the LGBT activist that successfully ended the career of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, and he never tried to destroy any person’s livelihood. Yet the LGBT activist community continually attempts to silence opposing views, demonize their “opponents,” and destroy the livelihoods of those who disagree with them. I don’t see any love or grace in that. So I question any moral arguments they make because they are not made from love, but from vengefulness and spitefulness over a definition that is not discriminatory and never has been. The LGBT community has every right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, and there is no hindrance to that whatsoever. Saying that unless everyone agrees with same-sex marriage that this is tantamount to the civil rights struggles of blacks is preposterous. They’re not even gracious in their court-appointed victory. Finally, I don’t know of any Christian or otherwise that believes same-sex couples or any other consenting adults should be denied the rights to legal contractual agreements including matters such as hospital visitation rights, right of survivorship, and estate planning. Christians do believe in love and grace, and thus naturally love homosexuals as fellow human beings knowing that we have all fallen short of the glory of God, but we will not condone or promote behavior that we believe is wrong.
In closing, I think we see that when we hear the term “diversity and inclusion” from the ranks of the LGBT activists and liberal progressives generally, in practice it means something entirely different. Diversity and inclusion, while it sounds positive and forward thinking, is nothing more than code word for the promotion of totalitarian views that seek to not only silence but to also punish dissent. Whereas in the days of old people were silenced through destruction of the physical body, the destruction today is digital, primarily through social media influencing the media and companies led by liberal progressives. By comparison, the old-fashioned way seems almost merciful.
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Posted by Chris Nguyen on November 5, 2014
Last night was definitely a big night in OC politics. Here are the top 10 stories:
#1. “Year of the Asian Woman” for OC Republicans – Republican Asian women dominated the electoral landscape last night. I can demonstrate that with one simple photostrip of winners:
The women in that photostrip are:
- State Senator-Elect Janet Nguyen
- State Assemblywoman-Elect Young Kim
- State Assemblywoman-Elect Ling-Ling Chang
- OC Supervisor-Elect Michelle Steel
- OC Supervisor-Elect Lisa Bartlett
- Yorba Linda Councilwoman-Elect Peggy Huang
- Cypress School Board Member-Elect Sandra Lee
- OC Water District Director-Elect Dina Nguyen
These candidates not only won their elections, but seven of the eight won in commanding fashion:
- Janet Nguyen won 60% of the vote against former Assemblyman Jose Solorio in the most competitive Senate seat in the state.
- Young Kim defeated incumbent Sharon Quirk-Silva 56%-44% in one of the most competitive Assembly seats in the state.
- Ling-Ling Chang won 64% of the vote after coming through a grueling primary.
- Michelle Steel won 62% of the vote in a Supervisorial runoff against Assemblyman Allan Mansoor.
- Lisa Bartlett won 55% of the vote in a Supervisorial runoff against Laguna Niguel Councilman Robert Ming.
- Peggy Huang came in first in a six-person field, even coming in ahead of her re-elected incumbent running mate, Tom Lindsey.
- Sandra Lee came in first in a four-person field, far outpacing three other candidates, who consisted of two incumbents and a former Mayor.
- Dina Nguyen was the only one with a close race, winning by 45.8%-42.1% in a three-way race for Orange County Water District.
The only Republican Asian woman who lost in Orange County last night was Westminster School Board candidate Bao Anh “Samantha” Nguyen. (Garden Grove City Council candidate Ruhina Khan is a Democrat. Laguna Woods City Council candidate Rae Tso and Fullerton Joint Union High School Board candidate Ho Jeong Lim are both NPP. Republican Cypress School Board Member-Elect Lydia Sondhi is not Asian; Sondhi is her married name.)
#1A. Janet Nguyen and Young Kim Capture OC Swing Seats to Break Democratic Supermajorities – Of the Republican Asian women who won last night, clearly Janet Nguyen and Young Kim’s victories were the biggest stories, as they each struck a blow to the supermajorities held by Democrats in the Senate and in the Assembly.
Janet Nguyen’s 60%-40% victory was so sweeping that she won 8 of the 10 cities in SD-34, losing only Anaheim and Santa Ana (she even won Long Beach).
Young Kim’s 56%-44% victory was so sweeping that she won 5 of the 6 cities in AD-65, losing only Stanton. Kim is the first Republican challenger to unseat an incumbent Democrat in a legislative race in 20 years.
#1B. Michelle Steel and Lisa Bartlett to Join Board of Supervisors – Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel was widely expected to win the 2nd District Supervisor’s race after crushing Assemblyman Allan Mansoor by 25% in June and almost avoiding a run-off. She ended up beating Mansoor by 24% in the November run-off yesterday. Steel’s landslide victory was so strong that she carried every city in the district, including Costa Mesa, where Mansoor had served on City Council and as Mayor; she also won Mansoor’s 74th Assembly District.
Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett was in the toss-up in the 5th District Supervisor’s race after coming in just 2% behind Laguna Niguel Councilman Robert Ming in June. She ended up beating Ming by 10% in the November run-off yesterday. Bartlett’s victory was so sweeping that she won every city in the district, except
Lyndon Johnson Laguna Niguel (I have no idea why I typed Lyndon Johnson; it was clearly a long election night).
This marks the second time two women will be serving on the Board of Supervisors concurrently (the first time is actually the present day wherein Supervisors Janet Nguyen and Pat Bates are serving concurrently). This is the first time two Asian Americans will serve concurrently on the Board of Supervisors.
#2 AD-74: Matt Harper Defeats Keith Curry, Even Winning Newport Beach – With independent expenditures helping Huntington Beach Mayor Matt Harper overcome Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry’s massive fundraising advantage, Harper won by 18% yesterday after coming in 3% behind Curry in June. Harper’s victory was so sweeping that he won 5 of the 6 cities in AD-74, losing only Laguna Woods. To add insult to injury for Curry, Harper even won 55% of the vote in Newport Beach.
#3 Major Changes in Anaheim – Voters in the County’s biggest city cast their ballots on a number of meaty issues. First, 68% of Anaheim voters approved switching from the current at-large Council election system to a vote-by-district system. 53% of Anaheim voters approved increasing the size of the Council from 5 to 7 (Mayor and 6 Council members).
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was easily re-elected, with 54.1% of the vote in a four-way race, outpacing the nearest candidate. Tait ally James Vanderbilt appears to have defeated Anaheim Councilwoman Gail Eastman, thereby shrinking the 4-1 majority against Tait to a 3-2 majority instead.
#4 Irvine Forms Republican Supermajority, Ousting Larry Agran – In a sweeping victory, Republicans won every seat on yesterday’s ballot for Irvine City Council. Mayor Steven Choi was re-elected. Council candidate Lynn Schott came in first, and Councilman Jeff Lalloway came in second place to win re-election. Democrat Larry Agran, who lost control of the Council majority in 2012, found himself in fourth place, falling behind even his own ally Melissa Fox, who fell 0.4% short of winning a Council seat. Republicans now wield a 4-1 supermajority in Irvine.
#5 Republicans Take Huntington Beach – In another sweeping victory, Republicans swept all four seats available on the Huntington Beach City Council, unseating incumbent Democrats Joe Shaw and Connie Boardman. (The other two seats are held by termed-out Republican Joe Carchio and Assemblyman-Elect Matt Harper.) This sweep replaces the liberal majority with a conservative majority on the Huntington Beach City Council.
In the Huntington Beach City Attorney’s race, conservative Republican Michael Gates unseated Republican incumbent Jennifer McGrath.
#6 Yorba Linda Supermajority Against YLRRR – In yet another sweeping victory, the slate of Peggy Huang and Tom Lindsey won both seats on the ballot in Yorba Linda. For the first time since it began fielding candidates in 2006, Yorba Linda Residents for Responsible Representation failed to win any Council seats in an election. YLRRR held a Council majority from 2008-2012 and even held a supermajority from 2010-2012. YLRRR has a pesky habit of turning on the people they formerly supported (no fewer than three Councilmembers backed by YLRRR over the past eight years found themselves targeted for defeat by YLRRR).
With YLRRR-backed Councilmen Mark Schwing and John Anderson, YLRRR found themselves one seat short of a majority this year. They launched an ambitious recall bid to try to gain a Council supermajority. With the October recall defeated by the voters, the November re-election of Tom Lindsey, and the November election of Peggy Huang (see story 1 above) to replace the retiring John Anderson, YLRRR’s ambitious bid for a 4-1 supermajority in 2014 has ended with them on the losing end of a 4-1 supermajority, with only Schwing in office. This could well spell the beginning of the end for YLRRR.
#7 Newport Beach Clean Sweep – In one more sweeping victory (anyone notice a recurring theme in these stories?), the slate of Duffy Duffield (of Duffy Boat fame), Kevin Muldoon, and Scott Peotter captured the three contested Newport Beach City Council seats (Diane Dixon won the uncontested District 1 seat). In the District 3 seat, Duffield even managed to unseat Mayor Rush Hill by a stunning 2-1 margin. Duffield, Muldoon, and Peotter pledged to bring fiscal responsibility to Newport Beach City government, opposing the dock tax and expensive new City Hall.
#8 Rancho Santa Margarita Eliminates Council Minority – In possibly the County’s most sweeping victory, the two-man Rancho Santa Margarita Council minority has been eliminated. Majority Councilmembers Tony Beall and Carol Gamble were not on the ballot this year. Three seats were on the ballot this year. Majority Councilmember Brad McGirr was re-elected. Candidates Jerry Holloway (himself a former Councilmember) and Mike Vaughn were elected to replace minority Councilmembers Steve Baric and Jesse Petrilla. Baric was simply retiring and was not seeking a second term. Petrilla (who had run unsuccessfully for the Assembly in June, coming in second among Republicans to Beall-backed Bill Brough) was running for re-election but ended up 3.7% behind third-place Vaughn who captured the last Council seat. Additionally, voters rejected Measure Z, an initiative to change the zoning classification of Rancho Santa Margarita’s former Nissan site, by a margin of 54%-46%. The Council minority had supported Measure Z while the Council majority opposed it. The newly elected candidates both opposed Measure Z. As with Anaheim, Newport Beach, and Yorba Linda, the majority and minority members on this year’s ballot are all Republicans.
#9 Unions Strengthen Grip on Capistrano Unified School District and Ocean View School District – In a rare liberal sweeping victory in Orange County, the teachers’ union won all three seats on the ballot in the Capistrano Unified School District, growing their 5-2 supermajority into a 6-1 supermajority, leaving Jim Reardon as the sole trustee to oppose the teachers’ union. Union-backed Martha McNicholas defeated OC Political blogger Craig Alexander for the Trustee Area 4 seat being vacated by the retiring Anna Bryson. Union-backed incumbent Lynn Hatton beat back a challenge by Julie Collier in Trustee Area 7. Most surprisingly, in Trustee Area 6, union-backed Gila Jones unseated incumbent Ellen Addonizio, and Jones won by a larger margin than McNicholas or Hatton did. (Jones was the Democrat who ran against Republican State Senator Mark Wyland in 2010.)
In the Ocean View School District, union-backed Jack Souders and Joseph Gaglione won two of the three seats up for election this year, unseating incumbents Tracy Pellman and John Ortiz. While Souders and Gaglione were openly backed by the union, Pellman and incumbent John Briscoe (who won the other seat up for election) each accused the other of being secretly backed by the union.
#10 Claude Parrish Unseats Assessor Webster Guillory – In only the second time in the last half-century, a sitting Countywide elected official has been defeated for re-election. With controversies over his nomination signature collection and three felony charges from the District Attorney related to the nomination signature collection, incumbent Webster Guillory was unable to survive a challenge from former Board of Equalization Member Claude Parrish. Guillory had defeated Parrish 53%-47% in 2010. In this 2014 rematch, Parrish defeated Guillory by the same 53%-47% margin. (The last time a Countywide elected official lost a re-election bid was when John Dean unseated six-term incumbent County Superintendent of Schools Robert Peterson in 1990. No one else has lost since at least the mid-1960s.) With Republican Parrish replacing NPP Guillory as Assessor and Republican Eric Woolery replacing Democrat Jan Grimes as Auditor-Controller, Republicans will hold every Countywide office for the first time in recent memory.
Honorable Mention: Special Elections on the Way – With the elections of Supervisor Janet Nguyen to the State Senate and State Senator Mimi Walters to Congress, there will now be a flurry of special elections. Early in 2015, special elections will need to be held to fill the remaining two years on Nguyen’s Supervisorial term and Walters’s Senate term. In the likely event that an Assemblymember wins the race to replace Walters, another special election will be triggered in mid-2015 to fill the Assembly seat.
Honorable Mention: City Treasurers and Board of Equalization – Two Secret Paths to Power – It’s quite interesting what useful platforms City Treasurer’s seats and Board of Equalization seats can be for gaining other elected offices:
- November 2010: Huntington Beach City Treasurer Shari Freidenrich elected Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, defeating Deputy Treasurer
- June 2014: Orange City Treasurer Eric Woolery elected Orange County Auditor-Controller, defeating Deputy Auditor-Controller
- November 2014
- Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel elected an Orange County Supervisor, defeating Assemblyman
- Former Board of Equalization Member Claude Parrish elected Orange County Assessor, defeating incumbent
- Brea City Treasurer Glenn Parker elected a Brea City Councilman, defeating incumbent
- Placentia City Treasurer Craig Green elected a Placentia City Councilman, defeating incumbent
On a related note, State Controller-Elect Betty Yee is the second consecutive Board of Equalization Member to be elected State Controller. Eight years ago, Board of Equalization Member John Chiang was elected State Controller, and last night, he has been elected State Treasurer.
Honorable Mention: Mimi Walters Elected to Congress – This doesn’t merit reaching the top 10 because it was a foregone conclusion that Senator Mimi Walters would crush Democrat Drew Leavens in the 45th Congressional District. The real contest was in June when Walters managed to be the top Republican vote-getter and ensured a Democrat made the top two. The only reason this gets an honorable mention is because of how rare it is to have a new Member of Congress.
Posted in 2nd Supervisorial District, 34th Senate District, 45th Congressional District, 55th Assembly District, 5th Supervisorial District, 65th Assembly District, 74th Assembly District, Board of Equalization, Capistrano Unified School District, Cypress School District, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Ocean View School District, Orange County, Orange County Assessor, Orange County Water District, Rancho Santa Margarita, Yorba Linda | 5 Comments »
Posted by Craig P. Alexander on November 3, 2014
My good friend Kurt English asked me to publish his recommendations (and reasons for them) on the Newport Beach City Council race. Kurt’s article about this is printed below without any editing on my part. It is my hope that Newport Beach residents will find Kurt’s information helpful in making their voting determinations:
I have researched the candidates and here are my recommendations for Newport Beach City Council:
DISTRICT 1: DIANE DIXON
DISTRICT 3: MARSHALL “DUFFY” DUFFIELD
DISTRICT 4: KEVIN MULDOON
DISTRICT 6: SCOTT PEOTTER
DISTRICT 3 RECOMMENDATION: “DUFFY” DUFFIELD
Mayor Rush Hill was one of the primary drivers of the overpriced city hall. This blunder cost Newport Beach taxpayers about $297 million. Those costs are over $3,000 per man, woman and child in Newport Beach.
At a recent Orange County Republican Party Central Committee meeting, Hill was practically begging the members for their endorsement claiming to be a strong (albeit big-spending) Republican. Hill’s opponent Duffy was endorsed overwhelmingly with the other reform candidates. At a recent candidate forum, Hill claimed to be “nonpartisan” while accusing the candidates that I and the Orange County Republican Party have endorsed of being partisan. That’s two-faced.
In December 2012, I attended the dock tax city council meeting. Many speakers criticized the excessive spending on the new city hall and the dock tax.
Apparently, Hill took it personally. He responded angrily by swearing at us, using the S***-word and insulted citizens who disagreed with him in immature, mindless and petty ways.
I was embarrassed for Hill that night. In my opinion, Hill is unfit for any leadership position.
Marshall “Duffy” Duffield is an American entrepreneur. He founded and grew Duffy Electric Boat Company, located in Newport Beach, based on his clever invention. Those of us who enjoy cruising Newport Harbor in Duffy boats appreciate and benefit from his life’s work.
Duffy would be a big civility upgrade over Mayor Rush Hill. Duffy wants to mitigate Rush Hill’s debt anchor, saying, “I don’t like excessive debt in my business or my city government.”
DISTRICT 4 RECOMMENDATION: KEVIN MULDOON
Kevin Muldoon is a lawyer and served as a prosecutor in the DA’s office. But Muldoon has moved into a business role.
Muldoon has been a Republican activist and would be influential as a council member to the benefit of Newport Beach with state legislators, county officials and business leaders.
In spite of using the title “Businessman” as part of his ballot designation, it appears Tim Brown’s primary income comes from being a junior college reading teacher in Riverside. I benefited greatly from taking junior college classes in 11th and 12th grade. It was a helpful transition on the way to college. Brown should embrace his long time profession.
I have found Brown to be temperamental. Brown could be another volatile Rush Hill. I’m also concerned that as a long time government employee Brown would continue the big spending past of Newport Beach, rather than launch its fiscally responsible future. Muldoon would be more diplomatic than Brown or Hill.
I predict Roy Englebrecht will finish last of the three candidates.
DISTRICT 6 RECOMMENDATION: SCOTT PEOTTER
Scott Peotter is one of the reform candidates and Mike Toerge is the status quo candidate in this race. Although both candidates have served on Newport Beach’s Planning Commission, only Scott Peotter aggressively supports property rights and fiscal responsibility.
Toerge has encouraged property owners appearing before him on the planning commission to make expensive and time consuming changes to their projects, and then voted against the projects after they made the changes he suggested. I have asked Toerge for information on various issues, but he’s hiding from me. Toerge’s unwillingness to be forthcoming before the election indicates he won’t be transparent if elected.
Peotter supports reducing city debt like Duffy and Muldoon. Potter wants to explore ways to reduce the city’s irresponsible debt, including selling the old city hall property, the new city hall’s bad art graveyard and bunny-henge.
DISTRICT 1 RECOMMENDATION: DIANE DIXON
Diane Dixon is running unopposed. Dixon has a long background in corporate public relations. She is the least likely candidate to unleash the S***-word at a city council meeting (unlike Mayor Rush Hill) and supports more responsible fiscal policies.
Posted in Newport Beach, Uncategorized | Tagged: Diane Dixon, Kevin Muldoon, Marshall "Duffy" Duffield, Mike Toerge, Roy Englebrecht, Rush Hill, Scott Peotter, Tim Brown | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on July 30, 2014
In the era of term limits, many City Councilmembers run for higher office while others seek to extend their political lives by running for lower office. As we peer into candidate filing, there are at least three City Councilmembers are exercising the option to do the latter.
La Palma City Councilman Henry Charoen, Garden Grove City Councilwoman Dina Nguyen, and Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle
- La Palma City Councilman Henry Charoen has pulled (and filed) papers for the Centralia School District
- Garden Grove City Councilwoman Dina Nguyen has pulled papers for Orange County Water District, Division 1
- Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle has pulled papers for Orange County Water District, Division 5
Charoen and the Centralia School District
Charoen (R) is prepared for this campaign for Centralia School District, transferring nearly $30,000 into his school board account from his Assembly account after he opted not to seek the AD-65 seat. $30,000 pays for a lot of voter contact in a district as tiny as Centralia, plus he has significant name ID in the La Palma portion of Centralia. He also teaches at UCI. At this point, Charoen is the only one who has actually filed.
Incumbent Lisa Jordan (R) has pulled papers, as has appointed incumbent Kevin Sequeira (R). 73-year-old incumbent Irv Trinkle (R) has not pulled papers, and I’ve heard conflicting rumors about him, with some saying he’s retiring and others saying he’s running for re-election (Trinkle’s campaign web site was last updated in the spring).
Former Centralia Board Member Art Montez (D) pulled papers for both Centralia and the Buena Park Library District. Jordan beat Montez by 64 votes in 2010 when Montez was an incumbent. Montez lost by 5% in 2012 in an unsuccessful bid to return to the Board. If Montez files and loses for a third consecutive time, he risks going from former Board member to perennial Board candidate. He has to either sit this one out or win his old seat back in order to avoid that fate. He probably shouldn’t file for both the Centralia School District and the Buena Park Library District, lest he suffer the fate of former Water Board Director Douglas Chapman, who lost both races when he ran for two seats in 2012.
Though an experienced field of elected officials have pulled papers in Centralia, the first person who pulled papers was 20-year-old Chapman University student Connor Traut (D) who moved to Anaheim a few months ago from Ladera Ranch, where he was a member of the Ladera Ranch Civic Council. Traut is an acolyte of Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman (D). (Brandman allies seem to be popping up in different Anaheim school board seats, as D.R. Heywood (D) has pulled papers in the Anaheim City School District.)
Nguyen and Orange County Water District Division 1
Nguyen (R) appears to be unopposed for the Division 1 seat in the Orange County Water District.
In total, the OCWD Board has ten members: seven directly-elected and three appointed by City Councils (Anaheim, Fullerton, and Santa Ana). Incumbent Kay Barr is the only directly-elected Democrat on the OCWD Board. The other six directly-elected members are Republicans. Of the three appointed positions, Anaheim appointed Harry Sidhu (R), Fullerton appointed Jan Flory (D), and Santa Ana appointed Vincent Sarmiento (D).
Barr is retiring, and Nguyen is the only candidate who has pulled papers. Dina Nguyen made an ill-fated bid for Orange County Supervisor against Janet Nguyen (R) in 2008. Barr and both Nguyens served on the Garden Grove City Council: Barr from 1962-1970 and 1974-1978, Janet Nguyen from 2004-2007, and Dina Nguyen from 2006-present. Barr has been an OCWD Board Member since 1979. At 35 years, Barr’s exit ends the longest tenure by a single person in the 81-year history of OCWD.
(For the record, I am not related to either Dina Nguyen or Janet Nguyen. The last name Nguyen is held by 36% of Vietnamese people.)
Daigle and Orange County Water District Division 5
Daigle (R) is challenging incumbent Orange County Water Board Member Steve Sheldon (R). Sheldon was appointed to the OCWD Board in 2005 and won 71% of the vote in his 2006 bid for a full term against termed out Newport Beach City Councilman Tod Ridgeway (R). Presumably, Daigle does not plan to suffer the same fate as Ridgeway. She does have significantly higher name ID than Ridgeway did thanks in part to her ill-fated run for AD-74 when she challenged Allan Mansoor in 2012. She fared slightly better in OCWD Division 5 than in the rest of the district, winning 25.3% of the vote (as opposed to her districtwide total of 23.8%).
Posted in Centralia School District, Garden Grove, La Palma, Newport Beach, Orange County Water District | Tagged: Allan Mansoor, Art Montez, Connor Traut, David Robert "D.R." Heywood, Dina Nguyen, Douglas Chapman, Harry Sidhu, Henry Charoen, Irv Trinkle, Jan Flory, Jordan Brandman, Kathryn L. Barr, Kevin Sequeira, Leslie Daigle, Lisa Jordan, Tod Ridgeway, Vincent Sarmiento | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Former Blogger 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 | 1 Comment »
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 Former Blogger 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.
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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. Bilodeau, Dennis Salts, Dennis Walsh, Derek Reeve, Diana Carey, Diana Fascenelli, Diana Hill, Diane Singer, Dick Dietmier, Dina Nguyen, Dolores Winchell, Don Sedgwick, Donald Froelich, Donald Karich, Donna Miller, Dore Gilbert, Doug Bailey, Doug Chaffee, Doug Davert, Douglas J Reinhart, Duane Dishno, Dwight Robinson, Edward A. Erdtsieck, Edward D. Selich, Elizabeth Gapp, Elizabeth Minter, Elizabeth Parker, Elizabeth Pearson, Ellen Addonizio, Ellery Deaton, Eric Padget, Esther H. Wallace, Ethan Temianka, Francine Pace Scinto, Frank Bryant, Frank Cobo, Frank Ury, Fred Bockmiller, Fred Smith, Fred W. Schambeck, Fred Whitaker, G. Henry Charoen, Gail Eastman, Gail Lyons, Gary A. Miller, Gary Kurtz, Gary Melton, Gary Monahan, Gary Pritchard, Gary Rubel, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Gayle Carline, Gayle Mueller Winnen, Gene Hernandez, George West, Gerard Goedhart, Gerri Lee Graham-Mejia, Gina Clayton, Ginny Aitkens, Glenn Acosta Ed Mandich, Glenn Parker, Gordon A. Shanks, Graham Hoad, Greg Bates, Greg Mills, Greg Sebourn, Gregory F. Griffin, Helen Lee, Helen Walker, Hilda Sugarman, Ian Collins, Irv Trinkle, J. Scott Schoeffel, Jack Bedell, James "Jim" Gomez, James Atkinson, James H. Laird, James Vanderbilt, James Wright, Jamison Power, Jan Flory, Jan Vickers, Janet Nguyen, Janny Meyer, Jeanne Galindo, Jeff Cole, Jeff Lalloway, Jeff Thomas, Jeffrey Barke, Jeffrey P. Brown, Jeffrey T. Rips, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jennifer McGrath, Jerard B. Werner, Jeremy B. Yamaguchi, Jerry L Haight C.L. Larry Pharris Jr., Jerry McCloskey, Jerry Patterson, Jerry Slusiewicz, Jesse Petrilla, Jill Hardy, Jim Bell, Jim Evert, Jim Ferryman, Jim Fisler, Jim Haselton, Jim Katapodis, Jim Moreno, Jim Reardon, Jim Righeimer, Jimmy Templin, Joan C. Finnegan, Joan Flynn, Joanne Baade, Joe Aguirre, Joe Carchio, Joe Rollino, Joe Shaw, Joel Rattner, John A. McDermott II, John Alpay, John Anderson, John B. Withers, John Briscoe, John Collins, John Dobson, John Dulebohn, John Hanna, John J. Collins, John Marconi, John Moorlach, John Nielsen, John Ortega, John Ortiz, John Palacio, John Taylor, John Woods, Jonathan W. Abelove, Jordan Brandman, Jose F. Moreno, Jose Hernandez, Jose Solorio, Jose Vergara, Joy L. Neugebauer, Judi Carmona, Judith A. Franco Walt Davenport, Judith Edwards, Karen Russell, Karen Yelsey, Karin M. Freeman, Katherine Smith, Kathryn L. Barr, Kathryn McCullogh, Kathy Iverson, Kathy Moffat, Katrina Foley, Keith D. Curry, Kelly H. Boyd, Ken Williams, Keri Ueberroth, Ketta Brown, Kevin Hobby, Kirk E. Bell, Kris Beard, Kris Murray, L. Carole Jensen, Lan Quoc Nguyen, Larry Agran, Larry D. Dick, Larry Kramer, Larry McKenney, Larry R. Lizotte, Laura Parisi, Lauren Brooks, Laurie Davies, Lawrence R. Labrado, Leonard L. Lahtinen, Leroy Mills, Leslie Daigle, Linda Habermehl, Linda Lindholm, Linda Navarro/Edwards, Linda Paulsen-Reed, Linda R. Weinstock, Lisa A. Bartlett, Lisa Collins, Lisa Jordan, Lisette Chel-Walker, Liz Steves, Lori Donchak, Lorraine Prinsky, Lucille Kring, Lynn Hatton, Lynn R. Davis, Lynn Thornley, Manny Ontiveros, Marcia Milchiker, Margie L. Rice, Margie Rice, Mariellen Yarc, Marilyn Buchi, Mark D. Wayland, Mark McCurdy, Mark Murphy, Mark Schwing, Mark Taylor, Martha Fluor, Marty Simonoff, Mary Aileen Matheis, Mary Fuhrman, Mary Hornbuckle, Mary Mangold, Mary Murphy, Matt Disston, Matt Harper, Meg Cutuli, Megan Harding, Melody Carruth, Michael Condiff, Michael F. Henn, Michael Farrell, Michael H. Simons, Michael J. Beverage, Michael Levitt, Michael Matsuda, Michael Maynard, Michael Parham, Michael Vo, Michele Martinez, Miguel Pulido, Mike Alvarez, Mike Blazey, Mike Munzing, Mike Safranski, Mike Scheafer, Miller Oh, Milton W. Robbins, Molly McClanahan, Nancy Gardner, Nancy Padberg, Nathan Zug, Nelida Yanez, Noel Hatch, Nora Straight, Pat Bates, Patricia "Trish" Kelley, Patricia Ganer, Patrick Melia, Patrick Ochoa, Paul Bokota, Peer A. Swan, Peter Herzog, Peter Kim, Phil Hawkins, Philip L. Anthony, Phillip B. Tsunoda, Phillip E. Yarbrough, Prakash Narain, Randal Bressette, Rebecca Gomez, Rhoads Martin, Rhonda Reardon, Ric Collett Jon H. Regnier, Richard B. Bell, Richard Barnett, Richard DeVecchio, Richard E. Barrett, Richard Freschi, Richard Murphy, Richard Runge, Richard S. Fiore, Rick Erkeneff, Rick Kiley, Rick Ledesma, Rigoberto Ramirez, Rob Johnson, Rob Richardson, Robert "Bob" Ring, Robert A. Singer, Robert Hammond, Robert Hendler, Robert Ming, Robert N. Hathaway, Robert Ooten, Rodney Todd, Roger C. Yoh, Roger Faubel, Roman Reyna, Ron Joseph Garcia, Ron Shepston, Ronald Casey, Rose Espinoza, Rosemary Saylor, Ross Chun, Roy Byrnes, Roy Moore, Rush Hill, Sal Tinajero, Sam Allevato, Samuel Van Hamblen, Sandi Baltes, Sandra Crandall, Sandra Hutchens, Sandra Jacobs, Sandy Blumberg, sandy genis, Scott Colton, Scott Goldman, Scott O Davis, Scott Voigts, Scott William Nelson, Sergio Contreras, Shari Freidenrich, Shari Kowalke, Sharon H. Brown, Sharon Wallin, Shawn Dewane, Shawn Nelson, Stephen R. Sheldon, Steve Baric, Steve Berry, Steve Blount, Steve Dicterow, Steve Harris, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Jones, Steve Mensinger, Steve Nagel, Steve Shanahan, Steven Choi, Steven E. LaMar, Steven H. Weinberg, Susan Henry, Susan Hinman, Suzie Swartz, Tammie K. Bullard, Ted F. 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 Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 8, 2013
The office of Supervisor Todd Spitzer released a list of all 25 candidates that are left standing for the Clerk-Recorder in their newsletter. You can read the full newsletter here. The next meeting to narrow the field even further is this Tuesday, in my original post I stated that it would take place a week from this Tuesday.
Be ready to follow along live on Tuesday as I will be live blogging the proceedings.
Here’s the updated list with more detailed information:
-Dick Ackerman (attorney, former state senator and assemblyman)
-Dale Anderson (attorney)
-Larry Bales (FDIC settlement agent)
-Andrew Calderon (law firm managing partner)
-Alicia Campbell (Administrative Manager II at OC Public Works)
-William Copulos (retired law firm managing partner)
-Ron Davidson (retired corporate CEO)
-Stewart Davis (corporate program contracts manager)
-Linda Dixon (former Costa Mesa mayor and council member, retired university assistant vice chancellor)
-Elizabeth Fleming (contract attorney)
-Michael J. Fox (attorney)
-Ellie Ghasemi-Fazeli (legal assistant at Office of Orange County Counsel)
-Lydia Lake (attorney)
-Nora Lesnet (Administrative Manager at OC Community Resources)
-Francis Licata (attorney)
-Steve Madoff (consultant, former executive vice president of Paramount Pictures)
-Tanya Mayweather (regional credit/collections manager)
-Hieu Nguyen (assistant clerk of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, former OC chief deputy recorder)
-Chris Norby (former state assembly member and supervisor)
-Bruce Peotter (attorney, former assistant public administrator/public guardian)
-Renee Ramirez (assistant clerk-recorder)
-Roy Reynolds (transportation consultant)
-Steve Rosansky (real estate company president, former Newport Beach council member and mayor)
-Harry Sidhu (business owner, former Anaheim council member)
-Steve Waechter (sales manager/computer consultant)
Posted in 3rd Supervisorial District, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Orange County | Tagged: Alicia Campbell, Andrew Calderon, Bruce Peotter, Chris Norby, Dale Anderson, Dick Ackerman, Elizabeth Fleming, Ellie Ghasemi-Fazeli, Francis Licata, Harry Sidhu, Hieu Nguyen, Larry Bales, Linda Dixon, Lydia Lake, Michael J. Fox, Nora Lesnet, Orange County Clerk-Recorder, Renee Ramirez, Ron Davidson, Roy Reynolds, Steve Madoff, Steve Rosansky, Steve Waechter, Stewart Davis, Tanya Mayweather, Todd Spitzer, William Copulos | 4 Comments »
Posted by Former Blogger 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.
Here is the database: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Adam Nick, Al Murray, Alexander A. Ethans, Allan Bernstein, Andrew Blount, Andy Quach, Angelica Amezcua, Anthony Petros, Art Brown, Barbara Kogerman, Bert Hack, Beth Krom, Beth Swift, Bill Brough, Bob Baker, Bob Whalen, Brad McGirr, Brad Reese, Brett Murdock, Brian Donahue, Brice Whitaker, Bruce Broadwater, Carlos Olvera, Carmen Cave, Carol Gamble, Carol Warren, Cathy Schlict, Chad Wanke, Cheryl Brothers, Chris Hamm, Chris Phan, Christina Shea, Christine Marick, Chuck Puckett, Connie Boardman, Constance Underhill, Craig Young, Cynthia Conners, Dave Leckness, Dave Sullivan, David Benavides, David John Shawver, David W. Sloan, Dean Grose, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Derek Reeve, Diana Carey, Diana Fascenelli, Dina Nguyen, Don Webb, Dore Gilbert, Doug Bailey, Doug Chaffee, Dwoght Robinson, Edward D. Selich, Elizabeth Pearson, Ellery Deaton, Frank Ury, Fred Smith, Fred Whitaker, G. Henry Charoen, Gail Eastman, Gary A. Miller, Gary Monahan, Gene Hernandez, Gerard Goedhart, Gerri Lee Graham-Mejia, Gordon A. Shanks, Greg Mills, Greg Sebourn, J. Scott Schoeffel, James "Jim" Gomez, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jeremy B. Yamaguchi, Jerry McCloskey, Jerry Slusiewicz, Jesse Petrilla, Jill Hardy, Jim Evert, Jim Katapodis, Jim Righeimer, Joe Aguirre, Joe Carchio, Joe Shaw, John Anderson, John Collins, John Moorlach, John Nielsen, John Taylor, Jordan Brandman, Kathryn McCullogh, Keith D. Curry, Kelly H. Boyd, Kris Murray, Larry Agran, Larry Kramer, Laurie Davies, Leroy Mills, Leslie Daigle, Linda Lindholm, Lisa A. Bartlett, Lori Donchak, Lucille Kring, Mariellen Yarc, Mark Maurphy, Mark McCurdy, Mark Schwing, Marty Simonoff, Matt Harper, Melody Carruth, Michael F. Henn, Michael Levitt, Michael Vo, Michele Martinez, Miguel Pulido, Mike Alvarez, Mike Blazey, Mike Munzing, Miller Oh, Milton W. Robbins, Nancy Gardner, Noel Hatch, Pat Bates, Patricia "Trish" Kelley, Peter Herzog, Peter Kim, Phillip B. Tsunoda, Prakash Narain, Randal Bressette, Rebecca Gomez, Rhonda Reardon, Richard Barnett, Richard Murphy, Rigoberto Ramirez, Rob Johnson, Robert "Bob" Ring, Robert Ming, Roman Reyna, Ron Joseph Garcia, Rose Espinoza, Ross Chun, Roy Byrnes, Roy Moore, Sal Tinajero, Sam Allevato, sandy genis, Scott Voigts, Scott William Nelson, Sergio Contreras, Shawn Nelson, Steve Baric, Steve Berry, Steve Dicterow, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Jones, Steve Mensinger, Steve Nagel, Steve Shanahan, Steven Choi, Steven H. Weinberg, Tim Brown, Tim Shaw, Tita Smith, Todd Spitzer, Tom Beamish, Tom Lindsey, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Tony Iseman, Travis Kiger, Tri Ta, Troy Edgar, Vince Sarmiento, Warren Kusumoto, Wendy Leece, William "Bill" Phillips | 14 Comments »