Archive for the ‘1st Supervisorial District’ Category
Posted by Chris Emami on April 1, 2013
Now that we have had some April Fools Day fun on to the real business for the day. Here is a post that has no pranks or jokes in it.
Tomorrow evening we will likely have a new Orange County Clerk-Recorder in place after what I am sure will be a lengthy and intriguing deliberation by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. I will be in attendance live blogging all of the interviews for our readers and giving my take on what is happening. be here with us at OC Political at 9:00 AM to follow along.
To explain how it will be formatted I will start with a post that details the opening of the meeting. After my original post I will have a separate post for every single interview up until the end of the meeting. After the interviews are done I will have a separate post for the deliberation and appointment. With any luck I might even get an interview with the individual who gets nominated. My suggestion to readers in order to be able to follow along live is to click on each post as it goes up and hit refresh to get a live update on what is going on with that interview.
We have had some of the best coverage of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder saga over the past few weeks often being the blog to breaks stories on this subject. Let’s take a moment to recap the process from the beginning.
Due to the length of the post I am cutting it off here. Click the link to view the rest of it. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Clerk-Recorder | Tagged: Bruce Peotter, Chris Norby, Dick Ackerman, Harry Sidhu, Hieu Nguyen, Janet Nguyen, John Moorlach, Larry Bales, Michael J. Fox, Pat Bates, Renee Ramirez, Roy Reynolds, Shawn Nelson, Steve Rosansky, Steven Madoff, Todd Spitzer | Leave a Comment »
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. 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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 Newsletter Reprint on February 16, 2013
This came across the wire from the Janet Nguyen for State Senate campaign yesterday:
Supervisor Janet Nguyen to Run for State Senate with Support of the Senate’s Republican Leaders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2013
GARDEN GROVE, CA — Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen today announced that she will be a candidate for State Senate in the new 34th district and that she had already secured the support of the Senate’s Republican leaders, including Senate Minority leader Bob Huff and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ted Gaines. Nguyen currently represents 60% of the 34th district as a County Supervisor.
“The people of our area work hard to build a better life for themselves and their children,” said Nguyen. “They care about our schools, the local economy and the safety of their neighborhoods. They want and deserve results and care little about the partisan debate in Sacramento.”
Nguyen said that her priorities for the district are to make sure local schools are fully funded, give tax and regulatory relief to small businesses, increase public safety and make sure that seniors maintain access to quality health care. She says the state legislature needs to reduce waste, control spending and concentrate on growing the economy and bringing jobs back to the state.
“Janet Nguyen is a public servant who works tirelessly for the people of her district. She will be a great addition to the State Senate and I am pleased to endorse her,” said Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff.
“Last year, California voters chose to raise taxes. Now we need more responsible representatives in Sacramento who will use those new funds wisely, balance the state budget and not keep coming back to hard working Californians looking for more,” said Nguyen.
State Senator Mimi Walters called Nguyen the ideal candidate for the 34th district. “Janet knows what it takes to run and win tough campaigns because she has done it time and time again. She is a tenacious campaigner and a dedicated public servant,” said Walters.
The 34th district contains the heart of Orange County and all of the area known as Little Saigon. Over 90% of the registered voters in the district live in Orange County, with the remainder in Long Beach.
Janet Nguyen was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in February, 2007. In doing so, she became the first Asian-American and the first Vietnamese-American to serve on the Board of Supervisors, and the youngest Supervisor ever to be elected in Orange County. In 2008, Nguyen was honored by Latino OC 100 for her contributions to the Latino community. Janet previously served on the Garden Grove City Council and as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Janet, her husband and children live in Garden Grove.
During her tenure as a County Supervisor, the County has maintained a balanced budget every year while also being able to set aside money into the reserve. The County of Orange restructured its Retirement Medical and Pensions Programs, resulting in savings of $992 million to the County’s unfunded liability.
As part of an effort to reclaim local neighborhoods from the control of gangs, Janet joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement agencies to obtain a permanent gang injunction against local criminal street gangs.
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Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 34th Senate District | Tagged: Bob Huff, Janet Nguyen, Mimi Walters, Ted Gaines | 1 Comment »
Posted by Chris Emami on January 30, 2013
In the OC Register yesterday an op-ed was written by Supervisor Janet Nguyen in response to some of the recent press given to CalOptima. I thought that I would take a moment to provide the link to that article here and allow readers to see the text from the op-ed as well:
The Orange County grand jury, in its newly released report, “CalOptima burns while majority of supervisors fiddle,” fails to address the real issues of CalOptima, a $1.4 billion public agency that was plagued by a lack of accountability and transparency. After being appointed to the CalOptima board of directors two years ago and recognizing millions of taxpayer dollars were being wasted, I sought to reform this agency.
CalOptima administers health insurance programs for 418,000 low-income families, children, seniors and persons with disabilities, a combined population that constitutes one-in-seven residents in Orange County. Given its important role, it is imperative that people know the truth about CalOptima, not what was asserted in this report. Not only did the grand jury miss the fact that I was working to reform the agency, but this report is riddled with inaccuracies.
To start, the grand jury’s claim that, in March 2011, a lobbyist rewrote the county ordinance that changed the composition of the CalOptima board is outright wrong. The ordinance that changed the composition of the board was rewritten and approved in December 2011, with no lobbyist involvement.
The following reckless actions of CalOptima’s previous leadership were omitted from the grand jury’s report. For example: CalOptima paid $1 million annually in rent for vacant space on a four-year lease after purchasing a $30.2 million office building; this purchase caused a net current account deficit. Cal-Optima also spent $6.6 million to lease and repair a building that was assessed at $1.1 million.
To make matters worse, while the agency was facing $100 million in reduced state and federal funding, 12 executives were given $250,000 in bonuses, including $66,000 for the former CEO, whose annual compensation totaled $515,743, making him the highest-paid government CEO in Orange County.
CalOptima continued to mire itself in frivolous expenditures, such as $774,000 for gym memberships, which went unused, prompting staff to wrongfully lower performance standards to renew the contract without board approval. CalOptima spent approximately $90,000 worth of staff time on non-Cal-Optima business, and contracted with a public-relations firm for approximately $20,000, ultimately giving the firm $350,000 without an open bid process and board approval.
Not surprisingly, an internal audit revealed that 40 percent of vendors sampled were inappropriately paid without a contract.
Taxpayers should be outraged that these funds were not spent properly – yet should be reassured that the new board and I have taken steps to correct these abuses. If my efforts to stop the mismanagement and waste of taxpayer dollars have been misconstrued, then so be it. I refused to sit idle while a $1.4 billion public agency was being governed recklessly.
Moreover, CalOptima is not “imploding,” as stated by the grand jury’s report. The new board, which has more than 100 years of combined experience in health care, plus expertise in finance and law, has continued to ensure that approximately 95 cents of every dollar received by CalOptima is spent on health care. The satisfaction ratings for the agency’s largest patient population increased to above 80 percent. In addition, for the first time since 2007, patients have more choices for physicians and specialists.
In omitting these achievements and ignoring the facts, the grand jury’s report is incomplete. The smoke screen created by the grand jury has veiled those responsible for burning through so many taxpayer dollars.
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District | Tagged: CalOptima, Janet Nguyen | 1 Comment »
Posted by Dominus on January 27, 2013
In the wake of a scathing OC Grand Jury report against Supervisor Janet Nguyen for her take over of CalOptima, other county supervisors are openly suggesting further changes to this $1.5 billion healthcare plan for the poor.
The Voice of OC’s Norbeto Santana recently interviewed supervisors Todd Spitzer, Shawn Nelson and John Moorlach for their reactions. Senator Lou Correa also offered his willingness to make legislative change to CalOptima.
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District | Tagged: Janet Nguyen, John Moorlach, Lou Correa, Shawn Nelson, Todd Spitzer | Leave a 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.
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 »
Posted by OC Insider on September 30, 2012
Conventional wisdom suggests that the winner in AD72 will be the candidate who is best able to reach out to Democrat voters. Troy Edgar’s campaign has apparently really taken this to heart, as they seem to be rebuilding their campaign around a theme of RECYCLING.
And no, I don’t mean that in an effort to appeal to voters in Huntington Beach or Seal Beach that Edgar has organized Beach Cleanup Days or anything like that.
No. Instead, Edgar’s campaign has taken to recycling their Press Releases.
Now obviously saying this is an effort to attract Democrat voters is in jest, but just how stalled is the Edgar campaign that they’re already having to take to using old Press Releases – this past week they sent out a release announcing endorsements from local Mayors, the same release they first sent out on 4/18/12 — to insinuate continued momentum?
Compare that with Allen’s campaign.
- Van Tran comes on board with the Allen campaign as a Senior Advisor.
- Troy Edgar lies to the press about lying to the Federal Elections Commission.
- Allen’s campaign announces the endorsements of Joe Dovinh and Long Pham.
It is clear which campaign has momentum, and which candidate isn’t just stuck in neutral – but seems to be cruising in reverse.
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 72nd Assembly District, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Rossmoor Community Services District, Surfside Colony Community Services District, Uncategorized, Westminster | Tagged: Troy Edgar | 5 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.
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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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Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 24, 2012
For those of you who don’t want to wade through my live play-by-play of the OC CRA endorsing convention, here’s a list of all the endorsements from this morning.
(By the way, the play-by-plays with the most fireworks were in the Spitzer-Pauly race for the 3rd Supervisorial District and the Edgar-Pham battle for the endorsement in the 72nd Assembly District.)
- CD-38: LA County CRAs will sponsor that endorsing convention
- CD-39: Congressman Ed Royce by voice vote
- CD-45: No endorsement (effectively, a 50/50 split occurred, as Congressman John Campbell blocked businessman John Webb’s endorsement without being present)
- CD-46: Businessman Jerry Hayden won 11 of the 12 votes cast in the first round.
- CD-47: No endorsement actually got more votes than any candidate.
- CD-48: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher by voice vote
- CD-49: Congressman Darrell Issa by voice vote
State Senate Endorsements
- SD-29: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff endorsed by voice vote
- SD-37: Senator Mimi Walters endorsed by voice vote
State Assembly Endorsements
- AD-55: Assemblyman Curt Hagman endorsed by voice vote
- AD-65: Assemblyman Chris Norby endorsed by voice vote
- AD-68: Assemblyman Don Wagner endorsed by voice vote
- Ad-69: No endorsement
- AD-72: Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar captured the endorsement in the second round over Orange County Board of Education Member Long Pham, who actually led in the first round of balloting
- AD-73: Assemblywoman Diane Harkey endorsed by voice vote
- AD-74: Allan Mansoor endorsed by voice vote
- 1st Supervisorial District: Supervisor Janet Nguyen endorsed by voice vote (of course, her sole opponent is convicted ketchup thief Steve Rocco, who is registered as no party preference)
- 3rd Supervisorial District: Todd Spitzer endorsed in second round over Deborah Pauly after a fairly spirited discussion
Orange County Board of Education Endorsements
- Area 1: Robert Hammond endorsed by voice vote
- Area 3: OCBE Trustee Ken Williams endorsed by voice vote
(In the interest of full disclosure, my day job is working for Assemblyman Chris Norby. Also, OCBE candidate Robert Hammond and OCBE Trustee Ken Williams are clients of Custom Campaigns. Norby, Hammond, and Williams were all endorsed by voice vote.)
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