Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Hutchens’
Posted by Allen Wilson on December 9, 2013
We just received this Press Release from the Phillip Chen for Assembly Campaign:
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens Endorses
Phillip Chen for Assembly in AD 55
YORBA LINDA, CA – - The Phillip Chen for Assembly campaign announced this morning that Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has endorsed Phillip for Assembly in the 55th district. Sheriff Hutchens is one of the most popular public servants in Orange County.
“As a reserve deputy sheriff, Phillip Chen is committed to public safety and to helping make our homes, schools and neighborhoods safer places,” said Hutchens. “Combined with his experience as a school board member, health care expert and small business owner, Phillip has all the qualities needed to be an excellent representative for the 55th district.”
Phillip Chen is a Republican running in the 55th district with the support of the district’s current representative, Curt Hagman. The district covers parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, one of the most respected crime-fighters in California, and I look forward to working with her and our law enforcement community to keep us safe,” Chen said.
Phillip Chen is a small business owner and USC Professor who was the top vote-getter in the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board election in November of 2011. He is a top advisor on health care issues to Supervisor Mike Antonovich and a reserve Deputy Sheriff for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Phillip was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to serve in the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning, where he worked on legislation involving foster care, gang prevention, drug awareness, and mental health.
Phillip is a Doctoral Candidate at USC, he has a Master’s in Public Administration from USC and holds a B.A. in Communications from Cal State Fullerton. In addition, Phillip teaches Public Administration as an Adjunct Professor at USC.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, Brea, California, La Habra, Placentia, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: 55th Assembly District, Endorsement, Phillip Chen, Sandra Hutchens | Leave a Comment »
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 September 6, 2013
This came over the wire yesterday from the Diane Harkey for Board of Equalization campaign…
For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 5, 2013
In Case You Missed It:
Harkey Gains Major Endorsement with Support of BOE Incumbent Michelle Steel
(Sacramento, CA) – Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel announced Monday her support for Diane Harkey to replace her on the Board. Steel is retiring due to term limits and is running for Orange County Supervisor. Michelle Steel joins a long list of Harkey supporters, including:
- Congressman John Campbell
- State Senator Mimi Walters
- Former Senator Marian Bergeson
- Assembly Member Curt Hagman
- Assembly Member Alan Mansoor
- Assembly Member Don Wagner
- Orange Co. District Attorney Tony Rackaukus
- Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
- Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen
- Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen
- Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer
- Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates
- Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson
- Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell (ret)
- Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
- Anaheim City Councilwoman Lucille Kring
- Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray
- Irvine Mayor Steven Choi
- Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway
- Irvine City Councilwoman Christina Shea
- Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Matt Harper
- Huntington Beach City Councilman Joe Carchio
- Mission Viejo Mayor Rhonda Reardon
- Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Kelley
- Mission Viejo City Councilman Dave Leckness
- Mission Viejo City Councilman Frank Ury
- Laguna Niguel Mayor Robert Ming
- Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem Linda Lindholm
- Laguna Niguel City Councilwoman Laurie Davies
- Former Laguna Niguel Mayor Gary Capata
- Aliso Viejo Mayor Carmen Cave
- Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Phil Tsunoda
- Aliso Viejo City Council Mike Munzing
- San Juan Capistrano Mayor John Taylor
- San Juan Cap. Mayor Pro Tem Sam Allevato
- San Juan Capistrano Councilman Larry Kramer
- Dana Point City Councilman Bill Brough
- Dana Point City Councilman Carlos Olvera
- Stanton Mayor David Shawver
- Tustin Mayor Al Murray
- Tustin City Councilman John Nielsen
- Tustin City Councilman Allan Bernstein
- Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Anthony Beall
- Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Steve Baric
- Fountain Valley Mayor Mark McCurdy
- Laguna Hills Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Blount
- Laguna Hills City Councilman Randall Bressette
- Laguna Hills City Councilwoman Melody Carruth
- Laguna Hills City Councilman Dore Gilbert
- San Clemente Mayor Pro Tem Tim Brown
- San Clemente City Councilwoman Lori Donchak
- San Clemente City Councilman Jim Evert
- Orange City Councilman Fred Whitaker
Posted in Board of Equalization | Tagged: Al Murray, Allan Bernstein, Allan Mansoor, Andrew Blount, Bill Brough, Bill Campbell, Carlos Olvera, Carmen Cave, Christina Shea, Curt Hagman, Dave Leckness, David Shawver, Diane Harkey, Don Wagner, Dore Gilbert, Frank Ury, Fred Whitaker, Gary Capata, hugh nguyen, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Joe Carchio, John Campbell, John Nielsen, John Taylor, Kris Murray, Larry Kramer, Laurie Davies, Linda Lindholm, Lori Donchak, Lucille Kring, Marian Bergeson, Mark McCurdy, Matt Harper, Melody Carruth, Michelle Steel, Mike Munzing, Mimi Walters, Pat Bates, Phil Tsunoda, Randall Bressette, Rhonda Reardon, Robert Ming, Sam Allevato, Sandra Hutchens, Shawn Nelson, Steve Baric, Steven Choi, Tim Brown, Todd Spitzer, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Tony Rackauckas, Trish Kelley | 1 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 by Chris Nguyen on December 20, 2012
Former Orange County Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl died of unspecified natural causes at Hoag Hospital at the age of 61. Haidl is best remembered for his roles in two of Orange County’s most high-profile trials of the last decade: as the father of Gregory Haidl who was convicted of sexual assault and for wearing a wire to record Sheriff Mike Carona in the corruption probe that sent Carona to federal prison.
Haidl had become Assistant Sheriff in 1999 as part of the “Three Amigos:” Carona, Haidl, and Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo. Independently wealthy, Haidl did not accept a salary as Assistant Sheriff. Haidl admitted to funneling illegal campaign contributions and numerous personal gifts to Carona and to providing money to Carona’s mistress.
The rape trial of Haidl’s son, Gregory, marked the beginning of the end of the “Three Amigos.” In 2002, 17-year-olds Gregory Haidl, Kyle Nachreiner, and Keith Spann video taped their sexual assault of an unconscious 16-year-old girl in Don Haidl’s home. After the first trial in 2004 deadlocked, Don Haidl resigned from the Sheriff’s Department to focus on his son’s defense, convinced that his position as Assistant Sheriff had caused his son to be treated more harshly by the media and criminal justice system. During this time, he engaged in a tax fraud scheme in order to recoup part of the money he used to pay his son’s legal bills.
During this time, Carona urged Jaramillo to obtain leniency for Haidl’s son by intervening with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Jaramillo initially refused but eventually attempted to intervene in the case. Rackauckas rebuffed Jaramillo and refused to grant Haidl’s son any favors, and the trial proceeded. After a series of other issues involving abuse of a Sheriff’s Department helicopter and controversy over his relationship with a company attempting to gain contracts with law enforcement agencies, Carona fired Jaramillo in 2004, just a few months before Haidl resigned.
In 2007, Haidl wore a wire three times to record, among other things, Carona’s efforts to coordinate their testimony regarding money funneled to Carona. The tapes would prove critical to convicting Carona of witness tampering in 2009, a year after Carona resigned as Sheriff to focus on his own legal defense. Sandra Hutchens was appointed Sheriff by the Board of Supervisors to replace Carona and still holds the post to this day.
Carona remains in federal prison on the 2009 witness tampering conviction. Jaramillo pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return in 2007 and was released in 2011 after serving time in federal prison and a halfway house. Haidl pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2010 but was spared any prison time due to his cooperation in the Carona investigation and trial.
Posted in Orange County | Tagged: Don Haidl, George Jaramillo, Gregory Haidl, Keith Spann, Kyle Nachreiner, Mike Carona, Sandra Hutchens, Tony Rackauckas | 1 Comment »
Posted by Brenda McCune on July 18, 2012
Yorba Linda City Council held a meeting to review and vote upon the contract with Orange County Sheriff this evening, Tuesday July 17, 2012. The meeting was fairly predictable both in the vote, the alignments and the participants.
Clearly the city anticipated a large turn out and had overflow seating in City Hall, in the event the Council Chambers could not house everyone. It was however, not a substantial overflow crowd.
The public was provided with a time for comments and the commentary as well as the crowd, were unusually well behaved. The only commentor I felt I could firmly get behind, was my friend Jeff Winter. He praised each and every one of the Council members for their participation and dedication to this community, and thanked them for it. Ed Rakochy praised the majority 3 who have voted to end the policing contract with Brea and begin a new relationship with OCSD, and called them “courageous”. Tony D’Amico stated that having the OCSD policing Yorba Linda was the “next best thing” to having our own police department. Julia Lawson put the majority 3 “on notice” that a variety of legal remedies were being sought against them including complaint to the office of the District Attorney and convening a Grand Jury if necessary, stemming from alleged Brown Act violations. Greg Gillaspy asserted that Council should have spent more time doing research and consulting with sources like OC Watchdog. Jan Horton fired off a plethora of facts, figures and details, as well as restating her offense that Nancy Rikel provided email addresses to ‘Protect Yorba Linda’, an organization supportive of the OCSD contract being implemented in Yorba Linda.
At the close of public comment, Jim Winder reminded the audience and Sheriff Hutchens of his many years of service with Brea PD, in which he managed the contract with Yorba Linda for more than 11 years. He asked some fairly simple questions and had some difficulty getting responsive answers. He expressed concern about “transparency” which really amounted to the repeated complaint of some of the commentors, that there was a serious lack of specificity in the contract. There was discussion of the hiring process and timing of that, which seems obviously unanswerable without resolution of whether the contract was actually being granted or not. The more troubling discussion came when Winder questioned the Sheriff about unfunded pension liability. The bottom line of that discussion was this, Anderson, Protect Yorba Linda and other proponents of the contact with OCSD continue to state that the OSCD and the contract with Yorba Linda has “no unfunded pension liability”. The Sheriff in an uncharacteristically unpolished fashion, repeated her non-responsive answer several times, essentially that there is no ADDITIONAL cost added for unfunded pension liability. In essence, Mr. Winder was looking for what is the PERCENTAGE of the payments under this contract are attributed to the unfunded pension liability, the answer finally came from one of the support staff at the meeting with the Sheriff, which was that it’s about 20%. Mr. Winder also commented that he had been involved in the implementation of the Brea PD substation at Arroyo Park, indicating that it is sorely inadequate for the purposes that the Sheriff’s proposal indicates it will utilize that facility for.
Mr. Winder’s displeasure with the process and inevitable outcome was apparent.
Mr. Anderson only posed a few questions in his portion of the discussion. These were contrived and were really questions to the Sheriff representatives about the Brea PD proposal. Mr. Anderson is a litigator but apparently is not aware of the “lacks foundation” objection. In the kangaroo court manner in which this has proceeded, Brea was excluded from participation in this meeting.
Four more weeks is all that Tom Lindsey advocated in a pre-written statement that he read. I generally am not a fan of speech reading, but this was very nicely stated. In an equivocal and dignified manner, which is atypical of any presentation at a Yorba Linda City Council meeting. He set forth the facts and the timeline which effectively and politely pointed out the magnitude of the problems with how this has all transpired. Mr. Anderson’s later proclamation of transparency rang hollow after Mr. Lindsey’s calm and polite articulation of the facts.
Nancy Rikel’s irrelevant, rhetorical comments, were typical of Councilwoman Rikel, not typical of citizen Nancy Rikel when she was a regular at the podium. Polished and articulate, she said essentially nothing, except that she will vote predictably with the majority
Mr. Anderson, in characteristic fashion, begins condescending and snide, drawing a predictable reaction from someone in the crowd. Mark Schwing, in their usual good-cop/bad-cop routine, stated that it had been such a nice evening of civility that someone should not ruin it now. He did berate Brea PD in a variety of ways, while he said he meant no disrespect to Brea PD. He mentioned the recall effort against him and noted there were “numerous” (?) Political blogs and facebook pages directed at him.
Mr. Schwing (who technically is the current mayor, but only because he and his two buddies decided it would be neat to step over Jim Winder when it was his turn to be mayor) rambled off some more statistics and his spin on them, selling his view that it’s “time” to get this contract signed.
The rhetoric that has erupted on both sides of this issue have been outrageous, often inaccurate and unnecessarily angry and combative in its tone. From the looks of the crowd in attendance tonight, the propaganda has been pushed forward by the usual participants, along the usual us and them lines. An Officer Dominguez was present and spoke, he did not mention whether he was a resident of Yorba Linda, but it was confirmed that he was with the Sheriff union and represented to the council, when questioned, that none of the efforts by Protect Yorba Linda were funded or orchestrated by the union. It was effectively raised as a real concern by Mr. Lindsey that the implementation of the OCSD service would introduce a large union influence in Yorba Linda that we have previously been fortunate to avoid.
Just as the rest of the evening, the end was entirely predictable and no surprises, no acquiescing, no thoughtful consideration of the other side of the argument and no indication that time and/or restraint and research may reveal evidence to change anyone’s mind. In a vote taken at 12:21 am, Wednesday morning, the majority 3, Anderson, Schwing and Rikel voting for the immediate signing of the police contract with the OCSD. Winder and Lindsey voting against. Lindsey’s motion to table the vote for 4 weeks was run over and ignored.
The implementation of the contract is uncertain and not set forth in the contract. The contract with Brea officially ends in May 2013.
Posted in 55th Assembly District, State Assembly, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Brea, OCSD, Orange County Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens, yorba linda | 1 Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on June 24, 2012
This came over the wire from Supervisor Bill Campbell’s office on Friday…
Posted in 3rd Supervisorial District | Tagged: Bart Bartlett, Bill Campbell, Bill Vanderwerff, Cindy Quon, Fran Klovstad, Gary Blankenship, Howard Thomas, Jacqueline Cole, Jim Palmer, John Arnau, Kathy Lucas, Laura Cunningham, Laura Thomas, Linda Strickland, Lisa Ohlund, Matt Monzon, Mitch Chernes, Orange County Islamic Foundation, Peter Jacklin, Richard Bell, Sandra Hutchens, Sue Phillip | Leave a Comment »