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Posted by Chris Emami on March 22, 2013
The office of Supervisor Todd Spitzer released a list of all seven candidates who will be interviewed for Auditor-Controller in their newsletter. You can read the full newsletter here.
We’ll have continuing coverage on Auditor-Controller here on OC Political in the coming days and weeks.
Here’s the list with background information on each of the interviewees:
- George Beck, CIA, Mission Viejo
- legacy replacement program team member, Los Angeles Unified School District
- former director of accounting, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- former city auditor of the City of Houston, Texas
- James Benuzzi, CIA, Orange
- private sector internal auditor
- former member of the Audit Oversight Committee, City of Placentia
- first internal audit manager of the City of Orange
- Jan Grimes, CPA, Dana Point
- chief deputy auditor-controller of Orange County
- former director of central accounting operations
- former accounting manager of environmental management agency (now OC Public Works)
- Nick Pham, CPA, Aliso Viejo
- private sector regional controller
- former private sector accounting manager
- Gustavo Rodriguez, CPA, Fullerton
- private sector financial management consultant
- former CFO of various private sector medical entities
- Eric Woolery, CPA, Orange
- Riverside County district attorney’s deputy director of administration
- former private sector CFO
- former member of the Orange County Board of Education
- Alexander Yu, CPA, Ladera Ranch
- CFO of Tri-City Healthcare District
- former CFO of various private sector medical entities
(CFO is Chief Financial Officer, CIA is Certified Internal Auditor, and CPA is Certified Public Accountant.)
Posted in 3rd Supervisorial District, Orange, Orange County Auditor-Controller, Orange County Board of Education, Placentia | Tagged: Alexander Yu, Eric Woolery, George Beck, Gustavo Rodriguez, James Benuzzi, Jan Grimes, Nick Pham, Todd Spitzer | 2 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. 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 Chris Nguyen on December 17, 2012
There were a lot of vacancies this year. Three countywide posts and one school board seat remain vacant. All salaries noted below are base pay.
Four of Orange County’s eight countywide posts went vacant during 2012.
- Orange County Clerk-Recorder: Tom Daly (D) vacated the seat this month to become the 69th District’s State Assemblyman. Numerous candidates have either expressed interest behind the scenes or are rumored to be interested; none have made public statements. The job pays $139,256.40 (that extra 40 cents won’t even get you enough postage to send a letter). Apply online here by January 15.
- Orange County Auditor-Controller: David Sundstrom (R) vacated the seat in January to become Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (yes, that really is a single office in Sonoma County). The job pays $173,097.60 per year (that 60 cents is crucial). Apply online here by January 15.
- Orange County Public Administrator: John Williams (R) resigned in January or February depending on how you interpret his resignation, un-resignation, and re-resignation saga. Former Assemblyman Ken Lopez-Maddox (R), who is also a former Garden Grove Councilman and former Capistrano Unified School District Board Member, is the first to publicly throw his hat in the ring. (12/19 Update:The previous sentence was ambiguously worded, so to clarify, Lopez-Maddox is running for the seat in the regularly scheduled June 2014 election but has not indicated if he will apply for the appointment.) The job pays $30,000 per year (but the Board of Supervisors frequently consolidates it with the more lucrative appointed post of Public Guardian). Apply online here by January 15.
- Orange County Superintendent of Schools: Bill Habermehl (R) vacated the seat in June, deciding it was time for him to retire. Seven of the eight countywide posts are filled by the County Board of Supervisors when there’s a vacancy. This is the eighth post, and the County Board of Education appointed Al Mijares (R) to fill the seat. The job pays $287,500 per year.
Many people have argued Clerk-Recorder, Auditor-Controller, Public Administrator, and various other County posts should be appointed by the Board of Supervisors instead of elected positions. Good luck with that. Just six months ago, 60.5% of Orange County voters rejected making Public Administrator an appointed position.
They move with great speed to fill Council vacancies in Little Saigon.
- Garden Grove City Council: Bruce Broadwater (D) vacated the seat this month to become Mayor of Garden Grove. Minutes after Broadwater became Mayor, the Council held the vote to fill his newly-vacated Council seat. New Councilman Chris Phan moved to nominate the November election’s 3rd place finisher, Phat Bui, but he failed to get a second on his nomination. Councilwoman Dina Nguyen (R) moved and Councilman Steve Jones (R) seconded the nomination of defeated Councilman Kris Beard (D), who came in 4th in the election, and the Council voted unanimously to appoint Beard to the seat. Beard was out of office for mere minutes. The job pays $8,093 per year.
- Westminster City Council: Tri Ta (R) vacated the seat this month to become Mayor of Westminster. In stunningly rapid fashion, the Westminster City Council left his seat vacant for mere minutes before appointing Margie Rice (R) after Ta replaced Rice as Mayor. In other words, Ta and Rice simply swapped seats. The jobs pays $10,206 per year.
The County’s smaller cities took a little more time.
- Stanton City Council: Councilman Ed Royce, Sr. (R) vacated his seat for health reasons in February. Rigoberto Ramirez (R) was appointed to fill the seat in March. Ramirez is up for election to a four-year term in 2014. The job pays $10,200 per year.
- Villa Park City Council: Councilman Bob Fauteux (R) passed away in February. Rick Barnett (R) was appointed to fill the seat in March and won election to a four-year term in November with no opponents. The job pays nothing.
For the second time this year, the Anaheim Union High School District Board is filling a vacancy.
- Anaheim Union High School District Board (February): Earlier this year in February, Jan Harp Domene (D) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60. The board appointed Annemarie Randle-Trejo on a 3-1 vote in April. OC Political covered this process.
- Anaheim Union High School District Board (December): Jordan Brandman (D) vacated the seat this month to become an Anaheim City Councilman. The board will fill his seat early next year. The job pays $9,731.52.
Brandman originally won his AUHSD seat in a February 2008 special election after a petition overturned the appointment of Harald Martin (R), who was selected by the Board to fill the seat left vacant due to the unexpected passing of Denise Mansfield-Reinking (R) in May 2007.
The AUHSD board is on its third vacancy in six years.
- Municipal Water District of Orange County, Division 3: Director Ed Royce, Sr. (R) vacated his seat for health reasons in February. Wayne Osborne (R) was appointed to fill the seat in March and won election to a four-year term in a four-way race in November. The job pays $26,594 per year.
Posted in 69th Assembly District, Anaheim, Anaheim Union High School District, Capistrano Unified School District, Garden Grove, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Orange County, Orange County Board of Education, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Stanton, Villa Park | Tagged: Al Mijares, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Bill Habermehl, Bob Fauteux, Bruce Broadwater, Chris Phan, David Sundstrom, Denise Mansfield-Reinking, Dina Nguyen, Ed Royce Sr., Harald Martin, Jan Harp Domene, John Williams, Jordan Brandman, Ken Lopez-Maddox, Kris Beard, Margie Rice, Phat Bui, Richard Barnett, Rick Barnett, Rigoberto Ramirez, Steve Jones, Tom Daly, Tri Ta, Wayne Osborne | 3 Comments »
Posted by Chris Emami on November 16, 2012
As promised, I have now put together a database for the School Board members and their party affiliation based on who will be serving post election. Based on results in a couple of races being close, this list may change before it goes up on the website permanently.
If anybody reading this finds an error (like the situation where I thought Wendy Leece ran unopposed for NMUSD) please let me know so I can fix it.
Here is the database: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Anaheim City School District, Anaheim Union High School District, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Buena Park School District, Capistrano Unified School District, Centralia School District, Coast Community College District, Cypress School District, Fountain Valley School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach City School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Irvine Unified School District, La Habra City School District, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Lowell Joint School District, Magnolia School District, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, North Orange County Community College District, Ocean View School District, Orange County Board of Education, Orange Unified School District, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Savanna School District, Tustin Unified School District, Westminster School District | Tagged: Alexa Deligianni, Amy Hanacek, Amy Walsh, Anastasia Shackelford, Andrew Nguyen, Andy Montoya, Anna Bryson, Anna L. Piercy, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Arianna Barrios, Audrey Yamagata Noji, Bao Quoc Nguyen, Barbara Dunsheath, Barbara J. Clendineng, Barbara L. Kilponen, Barbara Michel, Barbara Quintana, Betsy Jenkins, Beverly Berryman, Bill Hall, Bill Hinz, Bill Jay, Bob Gardner, Bob Harden, Bonnie P. Castrey, Brandon Jones, Brian Chambers, Brian Garland, Brian Nakamura, Brian O'Neal, Brian Rechsteiner, Bridget Kaub, Candi Kern, Carol Downey, Carol Sundman, Carrie Buck, Cecilia Iglesias, Celia Jaffe, Chris Brown, Chris Thompson, Claudia Alvarez, Cliff E. Breddon Jr., Dana Black, Darin Barber, David A. Boyer, David B. Lang, David Boyd, David Bridgewaters, David Brooks, David Giese, David Grant, Debbie Cotton, Dennis Salts, Dennis Walsh, Diana Hill, Diane Singer, Dolores Winchell, Don Sedgwick, Donna Miller, Edward A. Erdtsieck, Elizabeth Parker, Ellen Addonizio, Eric Padget, Esther H. Wallace, Francine Pace Scinto, Fred W. Schambeck, Gail Lyons, Gary Pritchard, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, George West, Gina Clayton, Ginny Aitkens, Helen Lee, Hilda Sugarman, Ian Collins, Irv Trinkle, Jack Bedell, James H. Laird, James Vanderbilt, James Wright, Jamison Power, Jan Vickers, Janny Meyer, Jeanne Galindo, Jeff Cole, Jeffrey Barke, Jeffrey P. Brown, Jerry Patterson, Jim Moreno, Jim Reardon, Jimmy Templin, Joe Rollino, John Alpay, John Briscoe, John Dobson, John Hanna, John Ortega, John Ortiz, John Palacio, Jonathan W. Abelove, Jose F. Moreno, Jose Hernandez, Jose Solorio, Judi Carmona, Judith A. Franco, Judith Edwards, Karen Russell, Karen Yelsey, Karin M. Freeman, Katherine Smith, Kathy Iverson, Kathy Moffat, Katrina Foley, Ken Williams, Ketta Brown, Kevin Hobby, L. Carole Jensen, Lan Quoc Nguyen, Lauren Brooks, Lawrence R. Labrado, Leonard L. Lahtinen, Linda Navarro/Edwards, Linda Paulsen-Reed, Linda R. Weinstock, Lisa Jordan, Liz Steves, Lorraine Prinsky, Lynn Hatton, Lynn R. Davis, Lynn Thornley, Manny Ontiveros, Marcia Milchiker, Marilyn Buchi, Mark D. Wayland, Martha Fluor, Mary Hornbuckle, Mary Mangold, Meg Cutuli, Megan Harding, Michael Condiff, Michael H. Simons, Michael Matsuda, Michael Parham, Molly McClanahan, Nancy Padberg, Nathan Zug, Nelida Yanez, Patrick Ochoa, Paul Bokota, Phillip E. Yarbrough, Rick Ledesma, Rob Richardson, Robert A. Singer, Robert Hammond, Robert N. Hathaway, Rodney Todd, Rosemary Saylor, Samuel Van Hamblen, Sandi Baltes, Sandra Crandall, Sandy Blumberg, Sharon H. Brown, Sharon Wallin, Shirley A. Carey, Steve Blount, Steve Harris, Susan Henry, Suzie Swartz, Tammie K. Bullard, Teresa Hampson, Theresa O'Hare, Thomas Prendergrast, Tim Jemal, Tim Surridge, Tracy L. Pellman, Valeri Peters Wagner, Walt Davenport, William Landsiedel | 4 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 28, 2012
In case you hadn’t read the other blogs (like Liberal OC or Orange Juice) yesterday, Republican 69th Assembly District candidate Jose “Joe” Moreno announced that he was dropping out of the AD-69 race because of the Hatch Act.
While the timing is surprising, this development itself should not be of surprise to anyone:
- On March 29, Moreno wrote to the Registrar of Voters attempting to withdraw from the AD-69 race, citing the Hatch Act. (The Registrar denied this request.)
- In the second week of April, OC Political, the OC Register, the Liberal OC, and then OC Political again speculated/warned/advised that Moreno’s candidacy likely violated the Hatch Act.
- On April 21, Moreno issued this press release declaring his candidacy was not in violation of the Hatch Act.
- On April 23, the Liberal OC again wrote that Moreno’s candidacy violated the Hatch Act.
- On July 18, unbeknownst to the OC mainstream media and blogosphere, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued an advisory opinion, entitled “California’s Voter-Nominated Primary Elections are Presumptively Partisan for Purposes of the Hatch Act.”
In that July 18 advisory opinion, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel stated:
In short, California’s voter-nominated elections are presumptively partisan elections for purposes of the Hatch Act. As such, an SSA employee covered by the Hatch Act may not be a candidate in voter-nominated primary elections.
The advisory opinion also states:
…even if voter-nominated elections were designated nonpartisan by the California Constitution, and therefore presumed nonpartisan for purposes of section 1503, the presumption would be rebutted. The California Constitution allows candidates in the voter-nominated primaries to list a party preference following their names on the ballot…
Though the advisory opinion is redacted, it’s fairly obvious that this was the advisory opinion requested regarding Moreno. There are only 306 candidates running in a California voter-nominated race in November (2 each for the U.S. Senate, for 53 U.S. House races, for 20 State Senate races, and for 78 Assembly races, plus Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-14) and Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-64), both of whom are unopposed). Moreno is the only one of the 306 to work for a Social Services Agency.
(One interesting footnote in the advisory opinion:
Arguably, if in a particular voter-nominated primary election all of the candidates were to run without designating a political party as their party preference then the election could be considered a nonpartisan election for purposes of section 1503 of the Hatch Act.
So a bunch of NPPs running could technically make the race nonpartisan for purposes of the Hatch Act.)
In April, OC Political had noted the case of Geof Lickey, who was able to get off of the June 2012 ballot for the AD-31 seat due to the Hatch Act because he acted more quickly than Moreno did.
The fifth commenter on this June post from Liberal OC pointed to the case of Judge Ronald Kline, who withdrew in the tiny window after the primary but before certification of the election. The courts eventually ruled that third-place finisher Gay Sandoval would replace Kline on the November runoff ballot. (John Adams, who had originally won the right to face off against Kline, defeated Sandoval.)
Had Moreno or the Orange County Social Services Agency moved more quickly to seek an advisory opinion from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel back in April, Moreno’s ineligibility could have been discovered sooner, and he could have withdrawn during the primary. Considering Moreno only edged out Julio Perez by 242 votes, it is not inconceivable that more than 242 voters had Googled the race and discovered that Moreno’s press release or the various blog posts (such as this one from Orange Juice) in which he declared as lies the Jobs PAC IEs on behalf of Daly that claimed Moreno had dropped out (I believe his claim was also posted on his web site before he took it down).
Or if Moreno had withdrawn before the June primary was certified, voters in AD-69 would have had a choice between first-place finisher Tom Daly and third-place finisher Julio Perez. Due to Prop 14, voters don’t even have the choice of a write-in candidate, so this late withdrawal leaves AD-69 voters with the choice of Daly or the withdrawn Moreno.
While this was Moreno’s first run for partisan office, this was not his first time throwing his hat in the political ring. According to JoinCalifornia, Moreno had previously run unsuccessfully for Orange County Board of Education (2000 primary), Rancho Santiago Community College District (2000 general), and Anaheim Union High School District (2010 general).
We are now left with just two questions: Will Moreno resign his ex officio seat on the Republican Central Committee? What will Garden Grove Councilman Steve Jones do about his endorsement flip-flopping between Democrat Daly and Republican Moreno.
Moreno’s site is down, but this is what he wrote before he took it down: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in 69th Assembly District, Anaheim Union High School District, Garden Grove, Orange County Board of Education, Rancho Santiago Community College District | Tagged: Gay Sandoval, Geof Lickey, John Adams, Jose Moreno, Julio Perez, Ronald Kline, Steve Jones, Tom Daly | 2 Comments »
Posted by Craig P. Alexander on July 19, 2012
Today I had the honor of attending the swearing in ceremony of Dr. Ken Williams and Robert Hammond for their terms on the Orange County Board of Education. For those who are already familiar with the OCBOE, you know that Dr. Ken Williams has been a conservative voice on that Board for many years. I was glad that Dr. Williams not only won re-election but by a large majority of those voting in his Trustee area.
Robert Hammond is the new comer to the Board having just won his election on June 5th. Robert had a tough race against several opponents but he worked very, very hard to reach out to the voters in his Trustee Area and it paid off in his win on Election Day. Robert will be a strong conservative voice on this Board and I am encouraged by his election as a Republican in an area that has many Democrats and Decline to State voters.
What might not be so well known is our publishers Chris Emami and Chris Nguyen of Custom Campaigns were the campaigns managers for both Dr. Williams and Mr. Hammond. They did a great job of planning and executing successful election and re-election campaigns on shoe string budgets. With these two successes and their past successes with other school board races, Custom Campaigns is becoming the go to group for getting elected to a school board in Orange County.
Congratulations Chris & Chris!
Posted in Orange County Board of Education | Tagged: Chris Emami, Chris Nguyen, Custom Campaigns, Dr. Ken Williams, OCBOE, Orange County Board of Education, Robert Hammond | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on June 5, 2012
With 121 out of 249 precincts reporting, Robert Hammond leads Ken Nguyen by 0.9% after trailing in absentees.
Posted in Orange County Board of Education | Tagged: Ken Nguyen, Robert Morris Hammond | 4 Comments »
Posted by Thomas Gordon on May 30, 2012
Have you ever stopped to think about all the redundancy in the educational system?
US Department of Education, California Department of Education, Orange County Board of Education and 28 local school districts/Boards just in Orange County alone.
Is it all really necessary?
Does it really help the children?
With all the talk about local control, charter schools and voucher programs, what if we dissolved the OC Board of Education and distributed their 214 Million annual budget among the 28 local school districts in Orange County?
Posted in Orange County Board of Education | 6 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on May 18, 2012
This came over the wire from Atlas PAC on Wednesday (and was re-sent to us by a helpful reader yesterday)…
|Atlas PAC Newsletter & Voter Guide
|| May 16, 2012
Calendar of Events
Stop the Special Interest Money Now Reception
May 23, 2012
Del Mar Day at the Races
July 28, 2012
San Diego, CA
The Atlas PAC Board
Lee M. Lowrey
Vice ChairmanDave BartelsJohn Draper
Mary DreyerKurt English
Kathryn FeatherJoe Ludlow
Walter Myers III
With the June Primary Election just around the corner, Atlas PAC has updated our list of endorsed candidates for local, state and national elected office. As always, we will continue to present to our membership candidates that practice our core values of limited government, free market, low taxation, and individual liberty.
Join us this month as we host a fundraising reception for the Stop the Special Interest Money Now Initiative featuring columnist Steve Greenhut and Chapman Law School Professor John Eastman. Please mark your calendar for our upcoming events and we hope to see you soon.
Atlas PAC Mission Statement
The Atlas PAC mission is to create an environment of business professionals that believe in the ideals of limited government, free market enterprise, low taxation, and individual liberty to associate, network, and socialize with like-minded individuals. Through this association, the Atlas PAC supports like-minded candidates and issues through its monetary and political support.
June Primary Voter Guide
National Ted Cruz
- U.S. Senate, TXJeff Flake
- U.S. Senate, AZ
George Allen - U.S. Senate, VA
Josh Mandell - U.S. Senate, OH
Richard Mourdock - U.S. Senate, IN
Jason Chaffetz - US Congress, UT
Eric Cantor - US Congress, VA
Paul Ryan - US Congress, WI
Allen West - US Congress, FL
Michele Bachmann - US Congress, MN
Tom McClintock - U.S. Congress District 4
Tony Strickland - U.S. Congress District 26
Ed Royce - U.S. Congress District 39
John Webb - US Congress District 45
Jerry Hayden - US Congress District 46
Gary DeLong - US Congress District 47
Dana Rohrabacher - US Congress District 48
Darrell Issa - US Congress District 49
Duncan Hunter, Jr. - US Congress District 50
Bill Emerson - State Senate District 23
Bob Huff - State Senate District 29
Jeff Miller - State Senate District 31
Mimi Walters - State Senate District 37
Tim Donnelly - State Assembly District 33
Mike Morrell - State Assembly District 40
Curt Hagman - State Assembly District 55
Eric Linder - State Assembly District 60
Joe Ludwig - State Assembly District 61
Chris Norby - State Assembly District 65
Craig Huey - State Assembly District 66
Phil Paule - State Assembly District 67
Don Wagner - State Assembly District 68
Diane Harkey - State Assembly District 73
Allan Mansoor - State Assembly District 74
Rocky Chavez - State Assembly District 76
Carl DeMaio - San Diego Mayor
Proposition 28 - No
Proposition 29 - No
Janet Nguyen - OC Supervisor, District 1
Robert Hammond- Orange County Board of Education, Area 1
Ken Williams- Orange County Board of Education, Area 3
Greg Sebourn - Fullerton City Council
Ethan Temianka - Mesa Water District
Orange County Republican Party Central Committee
55th AD - Tim Shaw, Jim Domen, Desare Ferraro
65th AD - Baron Night, Shawn Nelson, Greg Sebourn, Steve Hwangbo, Henry Charoen, Pat Shuff
68th AD - Jon Dumitru, Ken Williams, Lynn Schott, Walter Myers III, Mark Bucher, Denis Bilodeau
69th AD - Thomas Gordon, Charles Hart, Robert Hammond, Lupe Moreno, Cuong Sinh Cao
72nd AD - Janet Nguyen, Dean Grose, Matthew Harper, Mark McCurdy, Dennis Catron, John Briscoe
73rd AD - Chandra Chell, Mike Munzing, Mary Young, Tony Beall, Linda Barnes, Greg Woodard, Jon Fleischman
74th AD - Pick among the following: John Draper, Jeff Mathews, Allan Bartlett, John Warner, Bill Dunlap, Scott Baugh, Scott Peotter, Rhonda Rohrabacher, Emily Sanford, Christina Shea, Don Hansen, T.J. Fuentes
Atlas PAC Director Featured on Rick Reiff’s SoCal Insider Show
Walter Myers III Participates in Occupy Vs. Tea Party Debate
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Atlas PAC Director Walter Myers III debates with an Occupy Los Angeles activist. Watch as they discuss what their protest movements represent as well as their respective sides’ take on taxes, government, and capitalism. Decide for yourself who the clear winner is for this debate.
|About Atlas PAC
Atlas is a politically based membership organization made up of business, political, and community professionals who share a passion for free enterprise, limited government, reduced government regulatory burdens, low taxation, and individual liberty. Atlas furthers its ideals by funding candidates and causes who aggressively advocate the values of Atlas.
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Posted by Chris Emami on May 14, 2012
Since I already ran the endorsements sent out from the Lincoln Club, I thought that I would also take the time to publish the CRA newsletter that just came out with their list of endorsements. In the newsletter our very own Chris Nguyen got a shout out from Celeste Greig for being “A brilliant young man.” Hopefully this does not go to his head. (Full Disclosure: Custom Campaigns is the lead consultant on the Hammond and Williams races for County Board of Education)
Here are the endorsements:
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