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Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 20, 2015
California State Senator-Elect
John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)
The sixth results (yesterday’s count) are in, and the Registrar of Voters actually finished counting all ballots in their possession. The only remaining ballots are SB 29 ballots that will arrive in the mail today.
2,672 SB 29 ballots were counted, with 2,440 of those arriving on Wednesday and 232 arriving yesterday. Only a tiny number of SB 29 ballots are expected to arrive today.
This sixth update has the penultimate results, as the seventh update tonight will be the final numbers from the Registrar of Voters:
|STATE SENATOR 37th District, Short Term
|Completed Precincts: 248 of 248
|JOHN M. W. MOORLACH (REP)
|DONALD P. WAGNER (REP)
|NAZ NAMAZI (REP)
|Louise Stewardson (W)
Moorlach gained 1,718 votes, Wagner 1,533, Namazi 129, and Stewardson 106. In other words, Moorlach gained 1,718 of the newly-counted votes (49.3%) while the rest of the field gained 1,768 of the newly-counted votes (50.7%).
Moorlach was ahead of 50% by 247 votes for the last Election Night count, which shrunk by 25 down to 222 votes after Wednesday’s count, and that lead shrunk by another 25 votes, still leaving Moorlach 197 votes above the 50% mark. I project that the remaining SB 29 ballots left are far, far fewer than 197; I’ll go out on a limb and say there’s probably less than 10 of those ballots out there.
Based on the Election Night returns and trends, OC Political was the first place to call the election in print when we did so on Election Night at 10:31 PM, and we stood by the call even as a number of other places said late ballots would trend away from Moorlach.
Senator Sharon Runner was sworn in yesterday in the State Capitol after winning the SD-21 special election, which was held the same day as the SD-37 special election. Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff had invited Senator-Elect John Moorlach to be sworn in on the same day, but Moorlach opted to wait and will also take the oath of office in the district. He plans to be sworn in on Sunday at 4:00 PM in the Chapel at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope at 1 Hope Drive in Tustin.
Posted in 37th Senate District | Tagged: Bob Huff, Don Wagner, John Moorlach, Louise Stewardson, Naz Namazi, Sharon Runner | 4 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on December 9, 2014
This came over the wire from the Don Wagner for Senate campaign yesterday…
ASSEMBLY MEMBER WAGNER ANNOUNCES EARLY ENDORSEMENTS FOR STATE SENATE BID
Irvine – Assembly Member Donald P. Wagner announced an initial round of endorsements in his State Senate bid from many local and state leaders who have worked with him and with his opponent over the years.
Former Supervisors Pat Bates and Janet Nguyen, his new colleagues in the state legislature, have endorsed Assemblyman Wagner, as has Senate leader Bob Huff and the senator Wagner seeks to replace, Congresswoman-Elect Mimi Walters. Joining them in endorsing Wagner are Senator Joel Anderson from San Diego, Senator Mike Morrell from the Inland Empire, and Senator Jean Fuller from Bakersfield.
Local leaders have also enthusiastically endorsed Assemblyman Wagner’s run for State Senate, including Supervisor-elect Michelle Steel, OC Fire Authority Chairman and Tustin Mayor Al Murray, Orange County Transportation Authority incoming Board Chairman and Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, and Board of Equalization Member-elect and former Orange County Assemblywoman Diane Harkey.
In the Assembly, Wagner has the overwhelming support of his colleagues, including Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and former Republican leaders Martin Garrick and Connie Conway. Finally, he is also endorsed by, among others, Assembly Members Brian Jones, Shannon Grove, Beth Gaines, Frank Bigelow, Jim Patterson, and Brian Dahle.
More state and local endorsements will be announced shortly.
If you would like to join the Wagner for Senate campaign or receive regular progress updates, please visit the website at wagner4senate.com or contact the Wagner for Senate campaign office at 714.514.1888.
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Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Bob Huff, Don Wagner, Janet Nguyen, John Moorlach, Mimi Walters, Pat Bates | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on December 1, 2014
It’s the first Monday in December of an even year, so California’s new and re-elected state legislators will be sworn in today at 12:00 PM. 27 of 80 Assembly Members (33.75%) and 10 of 40 Senators (25%) will be freshmen.
Republicans picked up enough seats to break the Democratic supermajorities in both houses.
Orange County’s delegation will have proportionally even more freshmen, with 4 out of 7 Assembly Members (57.14%) and 3 of 5 Senators (60%) holding their first terms in their respective houses.
While the new Senators already have their official web sites up, the new Assembly Members do not, presumably waiting for the swearing-in at 12:00 PM.
As of 12:00 PM, Orange County’s Assembly delegation will consist of:
- Ling-Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), 55th District (far northern Orange County, southeastern LA County, and Chino Hills) – First Term
- Young Kim (R-Fullerton), 65th District (northwestern Orange County) – First Term
- Don Wagner (R-Irvine), 68th District (eastern Orange County) – Third Term
- Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), 69th District (central Orange County) – Second Term
- Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), 72nd District (Orange County’s northern coast and Little Saigon) – Second Term
- Bill Brough (R-Dana Point), 73rd District (southern Orange County) – First Term
- Matt Harper (R-Huntington Beach), 74th District (Orange County’s central coast) – First Term
As of 12:00 PM, Orange County’s Senate delegation will consist of:
- Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), 29th District (northern Orange County, southeastern LA County, and Chino Hills) – Midway Through Second Term
- Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), 30th District (Buena Park and portions of LA County)
- Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), 34th District (central Orange County and portions of Long Beach) – First Term
- Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), 36th District (southern Orange County and northern San Diego County) – First Term
- Mimi Walters (R-Irvine), 37th District (eastern Orange County) – Midway Through Second Term
Walters is still a State Senator, as she will not be sworn into the United States Congress until January.
Posted in 29th Senate District, 30th Senate District, 34th Senate District, 36th Senate District, 37th Senate District, 55th Assembly District, 65th Assembly District, 68th Assembly District, 69th Assembly District, 72nd Assembly District, 73rd Assembly District, 74th Assembly District, State Assembly, State Senate | Tagged: Bill Brough, Bob Huff, Don Wagner, Janet Nguyen, Ling-Ling Chang, Matt Harper, Mimi Walters, Pat Bates, Tom Daly, Tony Mendoza, Travis Allen, Young Kim | 1 Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on May 25, 2014
This came over the wire from the Ceci Iglesias for Assembly campaign…
Community Leaders Endorse Ceci Iglesias for 69th Assembly District
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Campaigning for the 69th Assembly District on the theme of “Put Community First,” Santa Ana Unified School District Board Member Ceci Iglesias today announced the endorsements of two respected community leaders, Reuben Martinez and Frank Garcia.
Martinez and Garcia join a long list of organizations and leaders endorsing Iglesias for Assembly, including the Lincoln Club of Orange County, the Hispanic 100, Los 32 por Mexico, the California Women’s Leadership Association, Atlas PAC, Assemblymen Travis Allen and Don Wagner, Senators Bob Huff and Mimi Walters, Orange County Supervisors Janet Nguyen and Todd Spitzer, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen, and Orange County Board of Education Trustee Robert Hammond.
“I am honored to be endorsed by two such respected community leaders like Reuben Martinez and Frank Garcia,” Iglesias said. “My campaign for the Assembly is about putting community first, and I am grateful for such strong community support.”
Reuben Martinez founded the iconic Librería Martinez bookstore in Santa Ana nearly 20 years ago. A delegate to several Democratic National Conventions and a 2004 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, Martinez serves as a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, promoting literacy and education.
Frank Garcia founded La Casa Garcia restaurant in Anaheim more than 40 years ago. Nearly 30 years ago, Garcia founded We Give Thanks, which has provided over 200,000 free Thanksgiving dinners to Orange County families in need and has award scholarships to local students for 15 years.
Iglesias was the top vote-getter in the 2012 Santa Ana Unified School Board election. Born in El Salvador, Iglesias immigrated with her family to the United States and to Central Orange County 35 years ago. A graduate of Santa Ana Unified, she earned degrees from Santa Ana College and Cal State Fullerton. Iglesias resides in Santa Ana with her son, who attends local public schools.
Paid for by Iglesias for Assembly 2014. ID# 1364420.
Posted in 69th Assembly District | Tagged: Atlas PAC, Bob Huff, California Women's Leadership Association, Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias, Don Wagner, Frank Garcia, Hispanic 100, hugh nguyen, Janet Nguyen, Lincoln Club of Orange County, Los 32 por Mexico, Mimi Walters, Reuben Martinez, Robert Hammond, Todd Spitzer, Travis Allen | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Allen Wilson on March 28, 2014
The Orange County Register published an article scrutinizing the Assembly candidates biographies, but candidate Ling-Ling Chang education claims gets top grilling.
The view of the article is behind a firewall, which requires payment to have reading privileges.
It has been reported in previous campaign materials, publications and city of Diamond Bar website that Chang earned a degree in Biology from UC, Riverside and attending Harvard.
However, the article explains on the contrary that Chang has no degree in biology, which means she dropped out of UC Riverside and Chang explained that she is doing her studies “online” for a degree from Harvard.
Sadly, Chang offers no apologies for attending Harvard, but she should be reminded that attending an Ivy League university physically on campus is totally different than one taking courses behind a keyboard.
Unfortunately, Chang faults the inaccuracies to the City of Diamond Bar Public Information Officer, which is an insult to the professionalism of a municipal employee that is of high regard in and out of Diamond Bar City Hall.
If an Assembly candidate spends all of the time going to meetings as a councilmember on the taxpayers dime should have gone to night school and gotten a degree instead of polishing a political résumé for far too long.
It is ironic that an Assembly candidate is using SCA 5 on a campaign platform who only holds a high school diploma.
We are in a midst of a campaign season and candidates should be grilled until Election Day.
As for one candidate to embellish education claims brings bad taste who is being endorsed by high profile Republican elected officials such as Rep. Ed Royce and Senate Minority Leader Senator Bob Huff.
The voters in the 55th Assembly District deserves the truth as to who will be their next Assemblymember.
It is good to know now than with regrets for the constituents who could be stuck with a legislator for the next 2 or 12 years.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Orange County, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th State Assembly District, Bob Huff, Ed Royce, Ling-Ling Chang, Orange County Register | 1 Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on March 5, 2014
This came over the wire this morning from Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery‘s campaign for Auditor-Controller. Woolery managed to snag rare unity from Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray:
Eric Woolery to Dominate Mail in Auditor-Controller Election
with 1.5 Million Pieces
Maintains Frontrunner Momentum with Additional Endorsements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014
Contact: Chris Emami
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery announced today that he has locked up the major county election mail slates in his campaign for Auditor-Controller, which will carry his message to voters on 1.5 million pieces of mail. Based on prior election results for Auditor-Controller and current voter turnout models, nearly 350,000 voters are expected to cast their ballots in this election for Auditor-Controller. Securing the slates will ensure that Woolery’s message will be heard by every high propensity voter several times before the June 3 election.
“Becoming Auditor-Controller is my goal, and I aim to win. I have been planning my campaign for many months when I strategically began securing slates and endorsements while implementing other key tactics,” Woolery said. “Using my technical skills honed over 20 years as a CPA in both the public and private sectors leaves me ready to competently lead our county. Currently, the Auditor-Controller’s office is missing opportunities to ensure proactive and efficient uses of taxpayer dollars.”
Several key endorsers have also jumped on board the campaign, giving him additional momentum as the filing deadline nears. Over the past several days, five major Orange County leaders have endorsed Woolery for the Auditor-Controller position:
- Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff
- Assemblywoman Diane Harkey
- Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
- Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray
- La Habra Councilman Tim Shaw
These distinguished local officials join a lengthy bipartisan list of elected officials providing their full support to Woolery, as he continues to hone his strategic plan for victory in this countywide race:
- Supervisor Patricia C. Bates, Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors
- 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
Paid for by Woolery for Auditor-Controller 2014. ID# 1362822.
Posted in Orange County Auditor-Controller | Tagged: Al Murray, Alexia Deligainni, Allan Bernstein, Arianna Barrios, Bill Steiner, Bob Huff, Charles E. "Chuck" Puckett, Chuck Puckett, Diane Harkey, Don Wagner, Doug Davert, Douglass S. Davert, Eric Woolery, Frank Ury, Fred Whitaker, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jerry Amante, John Hanna, John Nielsen, Ken Williams, Kris Murray, Lauren Brooks, Linda Lindholm, Lori Donchak, Mark Murphy, Mark Wayland, Michael Hennessey, Mike Munzing, Pat Bates, Paul Bokota, Phil Yarbrough, Scott Voigts, Tim Shaw, Tim Surridge, Tom Tait | 1 Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on December 4, 2013
Yorba Linda Mayor
Huntington Beach Mayor
In a handy tool for their State Assembly campaigns, AD-55 Candidate Craig Young became Mayor of Yorba Linda last night and AD-74 Candidate Matt Harper became Mayor of Huntington Beach on Monday night.
Being mayor during the same year as an Assembly candidacy lends itself to a few helpful advantages:
- “Mayor” is stronger than “Councilman” as a ballot designation. Many voters do not realize that most California mayors are effectively the chair of the city council; these voters instead think of executive mayors, like the types in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago. (For the political scientists out there, many California voters believe they live in a city with a “strong mayor-council” system when in reality, most California cities have “council-manager” systems.)
- Mayors tend to get more press coverage than councilmembers, as reporters are more likely to quote a mayor than a councilmember.
- Mayors get more of the spotlight at community events. Rather than asking five or seven councilmembers to speak at an event, most organizers will simply ask the mayor to speak. After all, people attending a community event would generally prefer to hear a speech from one politician rather than speeches from about a half-dozen politicians.
At this point in the AD-55 race, Young’s opponents for the Republican nomination are Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang and Walnut Valley Unified School Board Member Phillip Chen. Chang will not be mayor during her Assembly bid, as Carol Herrera became Mayor of Diamond Bar last night. AD-55 Incumbent Curt Hagman is termed out. You can find previous OC Political posts on the AD-55 race here.
Mayor Harper is the only elected official to have thrown his hat in the AD-74 ring as of this morning. His two opponents for the Republican nomination are 2010 Laguna Beach City Council Candidate Emanuel Patrascu, whose day job is as District Director for State Assemblyman Travis Allen, and 2012 Santa Ana City Council Candidate Karina Onofre, whose day job is split between working for H&R Block and as a Field Representative for State Senator Bob Huff. AD-74 Incumbent Allan Mansoor is running for Orange County Supervisor. You can find previous OC Political posts on the AD-74 race here.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, 74th Assembly District, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Allan Mansoor, Bob Huff, Carol Herrera, Craig Young, Curt Hagman, Emanuel Patrascu, Karina Onofre, Ling-Ling Chang, Matt Harper, Matthew Harper, Phillip Chen, Travis Allen | 3 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 24, 2013
This came over the wire from the Hugh Nguyen for Clerk-Recorder 2014 campaign…
Posted in Orange County | Tagged: Allan Bernstein, Bob Huff, Chuck Puckett, Craig Young, Cynthia Coad, Dale Dykema, Darlene Bloom, Diane Harkey, Dick Ackerman, Don Wagner, Dore Gilbert, Felipe Heras, Gary Monahan, Hieu Nguyen, hugh nguyen, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Jeffrey Lalloway, Jim Gomez, John Campbell, John Nielsen, Melody Carruth, Michael Vo, Michelle Steel, Mimi Walters, Pat Bates, Paul Hernandez, Phyllis Schneider, Sandra Hutchens, Scott Baugh, Shawn Nelson, Steve Baric, Steve Nagel, Tim Shaw, Todd Spitzer, Tony Rackauckas, Travis Allen, Van Tran, Vincent Pappas | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 14, 2013
This Came across the wire from the Robert Ming for Supervisor Campaign:
|Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff Endorses Robert Ming for OC Supervisor
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2013LAGUNA NIGUEL – Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, the highest ranking Republican member of the State Legislature, has endorsed Robert Ming for Orange County Supervisor. Senator Huff joins a growing list of elected officials and community leaders who support Robert’s campaign to replace Pat Bates as 5th District Supervisor when her term ends in 2014 due to term limits.
“Ever since Robert and I began working together on the Voter ID Act in 2005, I have found him to be a dedicated and effective leader,” commented Senator Huff. “His work as founding president of the Association of California Cities, drafting the organization’s Pension Reform Best Practice Guidelines and his strong commitment to his family and conservative values make Robert the right person for the job.”
“This endorsement is especially meaningful to me,” Robert noted, “Senator Huff is a true leader and effective statesman who is fighting to protect our jobs and values in Sacramento. His leadership in these difficult times has been exemplary and I am happy he has chosen to be part of the team.”
Robert and his wife Susie have been married for 21 years and have four children. He is presently mayor of Laguna Niguel and president of the city’s Military Support Foundation. The Fifth District includes the south county cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, the community of Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine, as well as the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.
For more information about the campaign visit www.robertming.com
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Posted in 5th Supervisorial District, Orange County Board of Supervisors | Tagged: Bob Huff, Robert Ming | Leave a Comment »