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Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 19, 2014
This came over the wire this morning from Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery‘s campaign for Auditor-Controller. Of the three people who have pulled papers for Auditor-Controller so far, Woolery is the only one without a foreclosure, a short-sale, or a bankruptcy:
Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery Enters Auditor‑Controller’s Race
(ORANGE COUNTY, CA) – Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery has announced his candidacy for Orange County Auditor‑Controller. He enters the race as the clear frontrunner, with $50,000 cash on hand and a lengthy list of bipartisan endorsements from across Orange County.
“Serving as Auditor‑Controller would be an incredible opportunity to use my years of experience in both business and government finance to give back to the county I’ve called home since high school,” Woolery said. “I am honored and humbled by the number of people who are endorsing my candidacy for Orange County Auditor‑Controller.”
In addition to his current elected office of Orange Treasurer, Woolery’s public service began with his election to the Orange County Board of Education and continued on the Orange Audit Committee and as Deputy Director of Administration in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. He spent the majority of his career in the private sector, having served as the owner of a multi-location private accounting firm, a corporate CFO, a corporate controller, and an accountant.
“With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Eric is one of Orange County’s foremost financial leaders,” said Patricia C. Bates, Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “I am proud to endorse Eric Woolery for Auditor‑Controller because we need his expertise leading the Orange County Auditor‑Controller’s office.”
Supervisor Bates leads a long list of Orange County leaders who have endorsed Woolery for Auditor‑Controller, including:
- Supervisor Patricia C. Bates
- Supervisor William G. Steiner (Ret.)
- Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner
- Laguna Niguel Mayor Linda Lindholm
- Tustin Mayor Al Murray
- Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante (Ret.)
- Orange Mayor Pro Tem Mark Murphy
- Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Puckett
- Aliso Viejo Councilman Mike Munzing
- Fullerton Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald
- Lake Forest Councilman Scott Voigts
- Mission Viejo Councilman Frank Ury
- Orange Councilman Fred Whitaker
- San Clemente City Councilwoman Lori Donchak
- Tustin Councilman Allan Bernstein
- Tustin Councilman John Nielsen
- Orange County Board of Education Trustee Ken Williams
- Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Arianna Barrios
- Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee John Hanna
- Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Phil Yarbrough
- Irvine Unified School District Trustee Paul Bokota
- Irvine Unified School District Trustee Lauren Brooks
- Orange Unified School District Vice President Alexia Deligianni
- Orange Unified School District Trustee Tim Surridge
- Orange Unified School District Trustee Mark Wayland
- East Orange County Water District Director Doug Davert
- Orange County Transportation Authority Director Michael Hennessey
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Woolery earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Cal State Fullerton. He resides in Orange with his wife, Lisa, and their two young children.
Paid for by Woolery for Auditor-Controller 2014. ID# 1362822
Posted in Orange, Orange County Auditor-Controller | Tagged: Al Murray, Alexia Deligianni, Alexia L. Deligianni, Allan Bernstein, Arianna Barrios, Bill Steiner, Charles E. "Chuck" Puckett, Chuck Puckett, Don Wagner, Doug Davert, Douglass S. Davert, Dr. Ken Williams, Eric Woolery, Frank Ury, Fred M. Whitaker, Fred Whitaker, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jerry Amante, John Hanna, John Nielsen, Ken L. Williams, Ken L. Williams Jr., Ken Williams, Lauren Brooks, Linda Lindholm, Lisa Woolery, Lori Donchak, Mark A. Murphy, Mark D. Wayland, Mark Murphy, Michael Hennessey, Mike Munzing, Pat Bates, Paul Bokota, Phil Yarbrough, Phillip E. Yarbrough, Phillip Yarbrough, Scott "Scotty" Voigts, Scott Voigts, Tim Surridge | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on November 19, 2013
The controversy in the City of Orange over the Planning Commission appointment of Michael Merino makes national headlines, as it was covered by William Bigelow at Breitbart.com this weekend…
In a rather fishy development, Captain Michael Merino, a member of the city of Orange’s five-member planning commission and a registered Republican, was denied the chance for reinstatement on Tuesday after the Navel reservist took a two-year leave of absence when he was deployed to serve at Guantanamo Bay. The Democratic mayor of Orange, Tita Smith, is refusing to nominate Merino for the now-vacant post. Merino also served in the 1991 liberation of Kuwait and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Councilman Denis Bilodeau, also a Republican, is calling for the City Council to bring up the subject for consideration on Tuesday November 26th, with local veterans groups expected to attend.
Merino served on the Orange Planning Commission from 2006 through 2011.
Smith said Merino’s term expired during his deployment and because he had been on the panel more than five years, a new person was needed to replace him.
Bilodeau stated, “I am heartbroken that Capt. Merino answered his call of duty, and we are not honoring that by giving him his position back.”
Merino has asserted that he thought his job on the commission would be protected by federal regulations covering military personnel, but smith said the federal provisions do not cover the jobs on the commission.
Merino, who had run twice for city council, was disillusioned, saying, “I am disappointed by the council’s actions. I have no intention of running for council again. I don’t understand the politics behind this decision.”
Posted in Orange | Tagged: Andrew Breitbart, Denis Bilodeau, Michael Merino, Tita Smith, William Bigelow | 4 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 24, 2013
After the passing of Orange City Treasurer Helen Walker on July 30, the Orange City Council had 60 days to appoint a new Treasurer or call an expensive 2013 special election. The City of Orange issued a press release on August 28 announcing that applications would be accepted until September 12, giving candidates two weeks to apply for the appointment.
Today was the sole Orange City Council meeting between the close of applications and the deadline to make an appointment to avert a 2013 special election.
In a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the City Council appointed Eric Woolery to fill the Orange City Treasurer’s vacancy.
OC Political snagged the first interview with the newly-minted Treasurer.
“I’ve lived in Orange for almost 30 years. It’s a great pleasure to serve my hometown,” Woolery told us. “I’m looking forward to serving the citizens of Orange and helping the City Council be good stewards of our taxpayer dollars.”
Councilman Fred Whitaker made the motion to appoint Woolery, which was seconded by both Councilman Mike Alvarez and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Murphy, though Alvarez just slightly quicker on the second. Mayor Tita Smith also joined in the vote for Woolery. Councilman Denis Bilodeau was absent from the meeting.
A CPA for over 20 years, Woolery has been a resident of Orange County since he was in high school. He served as an elected member of the Orange County Board of Education from 1996-2000 and a volunteer member of the City of Orange Audit Oversight Committee from 1997-2007. Woolery has extensive private sector experience as a staff accountant at Ernst & Young, a corporate controller, owner of a private accounting firm, and CFO of a multimillion dollar company. Since 2008, Woolery has served as Deputy Director of Administration for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, in which he directed the DA’s financial and human resources. As Councilman Whitaker noted: In that capacity, Woolery prepares and oversees a budget larger than that of the City of Orange. (OC Political notes the Riverside County DA’s office has a $102 million budget, 11% larger than the City of Orange’s $92 million General Fund).
Woolery will earn $365 per month as Treasurer. He is now one of Orange County’s six elected City Treasurers (the other five are in Brea, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Placentia, and San Clemente). All six City Treasurers’ terms expire in 2016.
As Republican Woolery succeeds Republican Walker, the partisan count of City Treasurers remains 3 Republicans (Woolery, Huntington Beach’s Alisa Cutchen, and Placentia’s Craig Green), 1 Democrat (Brea’s Glenn Parker), 1 Libertarian (San Clemente’s Mark Taylor), and 1 No Party Preference (Laguna Beach’s Laura Parisi).
Posted in Orange | Tagged: Alisa Cutchen, Craig Green, Eric Woolery, Fred Whitaker, Glenn Parker, Laura Parisi, Mark A. Murphy, Mark Murphy, Mark Taylor, Mike Alvarez, Tita Smith | 2 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 29, 2013
This came over the wire yesterday from the City of Orange:
Notice of Vacancy City Treasurer
The City Council of the City of Orange is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacancy as City Treasurer. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m., September 12, 2013.
Applicants shall have their residence in the City of Orange and have general knowledge of finance. The term of office runs through November 2016.
The City Treasurer provides for the investment of the City’s and Redevelopment Successor Agency’s funds in compliance with state law and the City’s Statement of Investment Policy. They monitor revenues, cash flow and needs, and cash controls. The Mission Statement of the City Treasurer is to prudently manage, protect and preserve funds placed in its trust.
The City Treasurer receives a stipend of $365.00 per month.
If you have any additional questions, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 744-5500.
Applications should be filed at the City Clerk’s Office, 300 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866.
( CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION )
Posted in Orange | Tagged: Elected City Treasurer, Orange City Treasurer | 1 Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 6, 2013
Helen Walker (1932-2013) served as Orange City Treasurer from 1994-2013
Orange City Treasurer Helen Walker passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.
One of Orange County’s six elected City Treasurers (the other five are in Brea, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Placentia, and San Clemente), Walker was appointed City Treasurer by a 3-0-2 vote (Mayor Gene Beyer was absent and Councilman Mark Murphy abstained for conflict-of-interest reasons, as Walker was his campaign treasurer) on November 22, 1994, after Mark Weiss resigned due to a terminal illness after the Orange County bankruptcy. Weiss had defeated Walker in the 1992 election for Treasurer by the narrowest of margins; indeed, Walker had still been leading several days after the election.
Walker won a full four-year term as Treasurer in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Walker was unopposed in 2000, won 72.5% of the vote in 2004 against CPA David Piper, won 76.6% of the vote in 2008 against businessman George Small, and 64.8% in her 2012 rematch against Small.
Born on Christmas Day 1932, Walker was a lifelong resident of the City of Orange, attending schools in the city and graduating from Orange High School. A banker for more than three decades, Walker worked at Orange National Bank and in business development at Orange Community Bank.
An active community member even before she was City Treasurer, Walker was the City of Orange’s 1990 Citizen of the Year and a recipient of the Rotary Club Recognition Award. She was a board member of the Orange Historical Society, Miss Orange Scholarship Association, Orange Elderly Services, Soroptimist International of Orange, the St. Joseph Hospital Guild, Girl Scouts, PTA, Orange Women’s Club, and the Orange Centennial Committee. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Chapman University’s American Celebration Committee.
She and her 86-year-old husband, Jim, were regular bridge players who also toured in their antique car, a 1913 International Harvester Highwheeler, and attended the Yorba Linda Friends Church. She is survived by her husband, their three children, and several grandchildren.
The Orange City Council must appoint a Treasurer to fill the vacancy resulting from Walker’s death by Monday, September 30, or hold a special election no later than Tuesday, January 21, 2014. If the Council opts to act at a regular Council meeting, Tuesday, September 24 would be their last opportunity to make an appointment, or on that date, they could call for a special election, which would take place no later than Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Posted in Orange | Tagged: David Piper, Gene Beyer, George Small, Helen Walker, Mark Murphy | 1 Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on July 20, 2013
This just came across the wire from Redevelopment Oversight Committee Board Member Phil Yarbrough:
$24 million Property Give Away
City of Orange officials have asked the Redevelopment Oversight Committee to approve granting 23 properties purchased for $23,899,161 by the former Redevelopment Agency to the City of Orange without any reimbursement or compensation. Eight of these properties were originally owned by the City of Orange and sold to their Redevelopment Agency for $16,195,000. The Redevelopment Agency sold bonds to purchase these properties from the City of Orange and others, bonds which must be repaid by taxes imposed upon the residents of Orange.
“This is tantamount to me selling you a car, then asking you to give me back the car for free and sticking you with the bill”. “Rational people would not agree to do this, neither should the taxpayers of Orange.” says Phil Yarbrough, Board Member of the City of Orange Redevelopment Oversight.
Mr. Yarbrough will be asked to vote in favor of the City’s request to grant these properties to them on Wednesday night. “I won’t vote in favor of this, no reasonable person would”.
“This makes absolutely no sense, unless you are the City of Orange.” says Mr. Yarbrough. “The City already spent the $16 million that they were paid for these properties. Now they have the audacity to ask we give these properties back to them for free, and the residents of Orange get stuck with the bill. I don’t expect this type of hubris, even from government.”
The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Orange Redevelopment Agency meets to vote on granting these properties on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Orange City Hall, Weimer Conference Room, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA.
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Posted in Orange | Tagged: Phil Yarbrough | 2 Comments »
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 by Chris Nguyen on November 20, 2012
The New Republican Irvine City Council Majority:
Councilman Jeff Lalloway, Councilwoman-Elect Christina Shea, and Mayor-Elect Steven Choi
Since 2004, Republicans have held a 4-2 advantage among Orange County’s directly-elected mayors:
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (since 2010), Curt Pringle (2002-2010)
- Garden Grove: Bill Dalton (2004-2012)
- Orange: Carolyn Cavecche (2006-2012), Mark Murphy (2000-2006)
- Westminster: Margie Rice (Republican 2004-2012; Democrat 2000-2004)
The two Democrats were:
- Irvine: Sukhee Kang (2008-2012), Beth Krom (2004-2008)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (since 1994)
Anaheim’s Tait has Orange County’s only four-year mayoral seat, so he was not up for election this year. Major changes were in store with three mayors termed out (Garden Grove’s Dalton, Irvine’s Kang, and Orange’s Cavecche) and one mayor voluntarily retiring (Westminster’s Rice), leaving only Santa Ana’s Pulido seeking re-election this year.
While Steven Choi captured the Irvine mayoral seat for the Republicans, Bruce Broadwater of Garden Grove and Tita Smith of Orange captured their respective mayor’s posts for the Democrats.
The Republicans are:
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (term limit: 2018)
- Irvine: Steven Choi (term limit: 2016)
- Westminster: Tri Ta (no term limit)
The Democrats are:
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (term limit: 2020)
- Orange: Tita Smith (term limit: 2018)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (term limit: 2020)
It could be worse though, like the 2000-2002 line-up of directly-elected mayors, which had Orange’s Mark Murphy as the sole Republican:
- Anaheim: Tom Daly (1992-2002)
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (1994-2004)
- Irvine: Larry Agran (2000-2004)
- Orange: Mark Murphy (2000-2006)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (since 1994)
- Westminster: Margie Rice (2000-2004 as a Democrat; 2004-2012 as a Republican)
An odd sidenote about 2012: in an election that saw Asian Americans vote 3-1 for Barack Obama, Orange County’s Asian American directly-elected mayors went from consisting of one Democrat (Kang) to consisting of two Republicans (Choi and Ta).
While Cavecche was replaced by Smith in Orange, women lost ground as Rice was replaced by Ta in Westminster.
Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana have eight-year term limits (two four-year terms in Anaheim and four two-year terms in Garden Grove and Santa Ana). Orange has a six-year term limit (three two-year terms). Irvine has a four-year term limit (two two-year terms). Westminster has no term limits (two-year terms).
Santa Ana’s mayoral term limit is the newest, having been adopted this month. Irvine’s mayoral term limit is the oldest, taking effect in 1991.
Anaheim has the toughest term limit on Councilmembers who want to be Mayor. A first-term Councilmember running for Mayor may only serve one mayoral term. A second-term Councilmember may not run for Mayor.
Excluding Westminster’s non-limit, Garden Grove and Irvine have the most generous term limit for Councilmembers who want to be Mayor. In both of those cities, when Councilmembers term out, they can run for Mayor, and when they term out as Mayor, they can run for Council, in a never-ending merry-go-round.
After the 2012 election, the mayoral median age is 60.5 with a mean age is 59.3:
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (74)
- Irvine: Steven Choi (68)
- Orange: Tita Smith (65)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (56)
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (54)
- Westminster: Tri Ta (39)
Before the 2012 election, the mayoral median age was 58 with a mean age of 62.3:
- Westminster: Margie Rice (83)
- Garden Grove: Bill Dalton (69)
- Irvine: Sukhee Kang (60)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (56)
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (54)
- Orange: Carolyn Cavecche (52)
The biggest age change was in Westminster, where Margie Rice was replaced by Tri Ta, who is 44 years younger than her. The smallest age change (excluding Tait and Pulido, for obvious reasons) was in Garden Grove, where Bill Dalton was replaced by Bruce Broadwater, who is 5 years older than him.
While Westminster had a dramatic age decrease for mayor, Garden Grove, Irvine, and Orange all had age increases for mayor.
The Democrat median and mean ages both increased from 58 to 65.
The Republican median age decreased from 61.5 to 54 while the Republican mean age decreased from 64.5 to 53.7.
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