There’s not much else to say beyond the headline, as Chris Norby was arrested tonight for domestic violence and child endangerment. Norby served in the State Assembly from 2010-2012, on the Board of Supervisors from 2003-2010, and on the Fullerton City Council from 1984-2002.
Here’s the comprehensive run-down on all non-federal and non-judicial races on Orange County’s ballots for the 2014 primary election. With regard to State races, I’m only posting Board of Equalization and legislative because statewide races require that I check 58 Registrars, which is a task too onerous for this blogger; going through five Registrars for BOE was annoying enough.
Three races have had their filing deadline extended to Wednesday, as an eligible incumbent did not run for re-election:
45th Congressional District (Incumbent John Campbell decided not to run for re-election)
74th Assembly District (Incumbent Allan Mansoor filed for Supervisor)
Auditor-Controller (Appointed Incumbent Jan Grimes decided not to run for an elected term)
36th Senate District: Supervisor Pat Bates (R) is unopposed. Ken Lopez Maddox (R) pulled signatures-in-lieu but did not file those papers nor pull any others. No one pulled papers, let alone filed papers, in San Diego County.
Sheriff-Coroner: Sandra Hutchens (R) is unopposed for re-election.
Superintendent of Schools: Appointed Incumbent Al Mijares (R) is unopposed in his bid for his first elected term.
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Shari Friedenrich (R) is unopposed for re-election.
Board of Equalization: Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R), former Assemblyman Van Tran (R), Accountant/Realtor Lewis Da Silva (R), Store Owner/Businessman John F. Kelley (R), and Government Auditor Nader Shahatitt (D) are all running.
Assessor: Incumbent Webster Guillory (NPP) pulled papers and filed them on the last day. His opponents are Consultant/Appraiser/Businessman Jorge O. Lopez (D) and former Board of Equalization Member Claude Parrish (R).
Clerk-Recorder: Incumbent Hugh Nguyen (R) faces a trio of opponents: former Orange Unified School District Trustee Steve Rocco (NPP), Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Gary Pritchard (D), and Businesswoman Monica Maddox (R), who is married to former Assemblyman/former Capistrano Unified School District Trustee/former Garden Grove Councilman Ken Maddox (R). See this post from OC Political on the bizarre story of Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar’s (R) failure to qualify that required the Registrar of Voters to examine surveillance camera footage.
69th Assembly District: As expected, Assemblyman Tom Daly (D) is being challenged by Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias (R). Inexplicably, Sherry Walker (R) who only registered to vote in AD-69 recently, filed to run.
5th Supervisorial District: As expected, Orange County Businessman/Councilmember Robert Ming (R), Councilmember/Businessman/Engineer Frank Ury (R), and Mayor/Businesswoman Lisa Bartlett all filed. Unexpectedly, Deputy District Attorney Joe Williams (R) filed.
34th Senate District: Supervisor Janet Nguyen (R), RSCCD Trustee Jose Solorio (D), and former OCBE Trustee Long Pham (R) are running.
55th Assembly District: Councilwoman/Educator/Executive Ling-Ling Chang (R), Small Business Onwer Phillip Chen (R), Councilmember Steve Tye (R), and Social Worker Gregg D. Fritchle (D) filed.
65th Assembly District: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) and Small Businesswoman Young Kim (R) are the sole candidates.
68th Assembly District: Assemblyman Don Wagner (R)is being challenged by Psycotherapist Anne Cameron (D).
72nd Assembly District: Assemblyman Travis Allen (R) is being challenged by Retired Police Commander Albert Ayala (D) and Joel Block (D).
73rd Assembly District: The five expected candidates all qualified. Here’s a list of them with their party affiliation and ballot designation:
Bill Brough (R), Businessman/Dana Point Councilman
Anna Bryson (R), Capistrano Unified School District Trustee
Joe Carchio (R), Councilman/Retired Businessowner (this ballot designation won’t last long, as you cannot legally have both a retired occupation and a current occupation in a race)
Jim Moreno (D), Governing Board Member, Coast Community College District
4th Supervisorial District: Supervisor Shawn Nelson (R) is being challenged by Small Business Owner Rudy Gaona (D). Gaona has made two unsuccessful bids for Anaheim City Council, and in both instances came in close to finishing last.
District Attorney-Public Administrator: DA Tony Rackauckas (R) is being challenged by Attorney Greg Diamond (D).
County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2: Incumbent David Boyd (NPP) is being challenged by Orange County Small Businessman Tom Pollitt (R).
County Board of Education, Trustee Area 5: Incumbent Elizabeth Parker (R) is being challenged by Orange County Businesswoman/Mayor Linda Lindholm (R).
Irvine Unified School District Special Election: Ira Glasky (R) seeks a return to his former seat on the Irvine School Board. He is being challenged by Bob Vu (R) and Carolyn Inmon (D).
I will be back to update the Congressional races. There’s something screwy in the log from one of the other counties on one of the multi-county Congressional races that include parts of Orange County; I’d like to confirm if it’s a clerical error, I’m misreading something, or it’s something more serious. I will post later on the Congressional races.
As promised yesterday, I am finally getting around to posting the interview I was lucky to get with Supervisor Shaw Nelson about the Orange County Auditor-Controller appointment. In the next hour our readers are in for another treat with a debate that was recorded earlier this morning discussing the OC GOP and Lincoln Club union money pledge with Mark Bucher of the OC GOP and Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry.
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.
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.
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.
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.