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Posted by Chris Nguyen on November 16, 2015
Filing has closed for the North Orange County Community College District Special Election to fill the vacancy left when Area 3 Trustee Donna Miller (D) resigned on June 30 just seven months after being re-elected to a four-year term. Miller had been on the Board for nearly 19 years.
Four people took out papers to run for the seat, and all four returned them and qualified for the ballot. In alphabetical order, they are (with their party affiliation and ballot designation):
- Daniel D. Billings (NPP), Contract Manager
- Stephen T. Blount (R), Member, Cypress School District Board of Trustees
- Steve Hwangbo (R), Orange County Businessman/Councilmember
- Alan ‘Al’ Salehi (NPP), Trustee, Buena Park Library District
Exact ballot order will be determined by a lottery by the Secretary of State later this morning.
Daniel D. Billings
Married to a high school science teacher, Billings works for Southern California Edison. He was the appointee to the seat until Salehi overturned his appointment by petition. A graduate of Fullerton College, he earned degrees from Whittier College and Azusa Pacific University; he also obtained a certificate at UCI.
Billings does not list any endorsements but does note his unanimous appointment by the NOCCCD Board.
Stephen T. Blount
A member of the Cypress School Board since 2010, Blount is a corporate controller. He was a Democrat until 2014, when he reregistered as a Republican. He was the Democrats’ nominee for the 67th Assembly District against Assemblyman Jim Silva (R) in 2008. Holding a certificate from Cypress College, he earned degrees from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.
He notes endorsements from Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno (D) and Centralia School District Board President Steve Harris (NPP). Oddly, he also notes endorsements from several appointed staff: Cypress School District Superintendent. Normally, staff do not endorse in political races because of the neutral position their offices are supposed to hold.
Blount has endorsed Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva’s bid to unseat Republican Assemblywoman Young Kim.
A La Palma City Councilman since 2010, Hwangbo is a businessman and engineer. He was the top vote-getter in his 2014 re-election, coming in more than 13% ahead of the second vote-getter. A community college graduate, he earned a degree at UCLA before going on to USC.
A longtime Republican, he notes endorsements from Senator Bob Huff, Senator John Moorlach, Supervisor Shawn Nelson, and Supervisor Michelle Steel.
How This Special Election Got Started & Info on Alan ‘Al’ Salehi
NOCCCD Trustee Area 3 consists of the entire City of La Palma, most of the City of Buena Park, the City of Cypress north of Orange Avenue, and two portions of Anaheim (one north of Ball Road and west of Beach Boulevard; the other north of La Palma Avenue and west of Magnolia Avenue).
Five people applied to fill the vacancy in Trustee Area 3. In four rounds of voting on August 25:
- In the first round of voting, the trustees voted: 3 votes for George O’Hara (R), 2 votes for Daniel Billings (NPP), and 1 vote for Jon Hultman (R).
- In the second and third rounds, George O’Hara and Daniel Billings each got 3 votes.
- In the fourth round, the NOCCCD trustees voted to appoint Daniel Billings.
Billings was to hold the seat until November 2016, when the seat would be up for a two-year short-term election. The seat would then resume a regular four-year term in the November 2018 election.
However, Salehi, who the trustees did not support, then used Education Code 5091 and hired petition circulators to get signatures from 1.5% of registered voters within 30 days of the appointment, which invalidated the appointment (removing Billings from office) and triggered a special election. (1.5% of registered voters in NOCCCD Trustee Area 3 is 799 valid signatures.)
Salehi is a colorful figure:
- Last month, the Orange County Register reported that the Orange County Registrar of Voters successfully sued Salehi for $4,248 for not paying for his candidate statement in 2014.
- The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot reported that Salehi pulled papers for Laguna Beach City Council and Laguna Beach Unified School District in 2010, but on the last day of filing, he registered to vote in Buena Park and filed to run for the Buena Park Library District, where he realized he would be unopposed, as the second candidate to file for two seats.
- Salehi has made no fewer than 8 unsuccessful bids for elected office:
- 1996: Laguna Beach Unified School District (winning 11% and coming in last)
- 1998: Laguna Beach Unified School District (winning 5.7% and coming in sixth out of seven)
- 2000: Laguna Beach Unified School District (winning 6.5% and coming in last)
- 2004: Irvine Unified School District (winning 4.8% of the vote and coming in seventh out of eight)
- 2010: United States Senate (winning 27% of the American Independent Party vote and coming in last in the AIP primary)
- 2012: Buena Park City Council (winning 9.5% of the vote and coming in fourth out of eight)
- 2014: United States Congress, 45th District (winning 2.6% of the vote and coming in last)
- 2014: Buena Park City Council (winning 12.1% of the vote and coming in fourth out of eight)
Posted in North Orange County Community College District | Tagged: Al Salehi, Anne Silavs, Bev Hempstead, Bob Huff, Daniel Billings, Donna Miller, Frank Donavan, George O'Hara, Jim Moreno, Jim Silva, John Moorlach, Jon Hultman, Michelle Steel, Paul Lavigne, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Shawn Nelson, Steve Blount, Steve Harris, Steve Hwangbo, Young Kim | 1 Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on October 8, 2015
On June 30, North Orange County Community College District Trustee Donna Miller (D) resigned just seven months after being re-elected to a four-year term.
Five people applied to fill the vacancy in Trustee Area 3, including Daniel Billings (NPP) and Buena Park Library District Trustee Al Salehi (NPP). The NOCCCD Board appointed Billings unanimously on August 25. Billings would hold the seat until November 2016, when the seat would be up for a two-year short-term election. The seat would then resume a regular four-year term in the November 2018 election.
Salehi then circulated a petition under Education Code 5091, which allows an appointment to be invalidated by a petition of 1.5% of registered voters submitted within 30 days of the appointment, which would then trigger a special election. (1.5% of registered voters in NOCCCD Trustee Area 3 is 799 valid signatures.)
County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares (R) must call the special election for a Tuesday within 130 days of certification of the petition (which occurred on Tuesday), so the special election for NOCCCD Trustee Area 3 will likely take place in late January or early February (no later than Tuesday, February 9).
NOCCCD Trustee Area 3 consists of the entire City of La Palma, most of the City of Buena Park, City of Cypress north of Orange Avenue, and two portions of Anaheim (one north of Ball Road and west of Beach Boulevard; the other north of La Palma Avenue and west of Magnolia Avenue).
Besides Salehi, rumored candidates include 21-year-old Centralia School District Trustee Connor Traut (D), Centralia School District Trustee (and former La Palma Councilman) Henry Charoen (R), La Palma Councilman Steve Hwangbo (R), and Anaheim Union High School District Trustee (and former La Palma Councilman) Brian O’Neal (R). (Update 10/27: This list inadvertently left off Billings; OC Political regrets the error. O’Neal sent an irate email denying any interest in the seat.)
In both 2012 and 2014, Salehi came in fourth out of eight for Buena Park City Council after moving into the city in 2010. He won 2.4% of the vote when he came in fourth in the primary for the 45th Congressional District (on the other side of the county, where he had zero name ID) behind now-Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R), Drew Leavens (D), and now-Mission Viejo Councilman Greg Raths (R).
If the election is conducted as an all-mail ballot election (aka all absentee ballot election), NOCCCD taxpayers would pay $168,000-$197,000 for the costs of the election.
Posted in Anaheim, Anaheim Union High School District, Buena Park, Buena Park Library District, Centralia School District, Cypress, La Palma, North Orange County Community College District | Tagged: Al Mijares, Al Salehi, Brian O'Neal, Connor Traut, Daniel Billings, Donna Miller, Drew Leavens, Greg Raths, Henry Charoen, Mimi Walters, Steve Hwangbo | 2 Comments »
Posted by Former Blogger 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 Mr. Friendly on January 22, 2013
The newest blogger on this site had a post go up early this morning that gave an analysis of the 65th Assembly District that had everything but reality included in it. As someone that lives in the 65th Assembly District I can think of at least 3 candidates that would finish ahead of Young Kim and Henry Charoen. 2 of these candidates are already rumored to be running.
- Steve Hwangbo- La Palma Councilman
- Bruce Whitaker- Fullerton Councilman
- Lucille Kring- Anaheim Councilwoman
Miller Oh likely would have been the favorite to be the nominee in 2014 had he not been charged with lying to avoid paying child support. This story makes it unlikely that he will even consider entering into the race to even test the waters.
Chris Norby was also rumored to be running to take back his old seat but my reaction to hearing this was that it would be a disaster. Norby was a train wreck that carried enough baggage to cost him a Republican seat. Republicans need to find candidates that do not carry a lot of personal baggage if they want to gain back any revevancy in California.
Young Kim comes across as a political opportunist by moving to Fullerton seemingly for the sole purpose of running for AD 65. I remember a couple of other people from the ritzy part of Anaheim making a move to run for an office similar to AD 65 in 2010. Ask Harry Sidhu and Lorri Galloway how that move worked out for them.
Henry Charoen and Steve Hwangbo both have a tough battle coming from the smallest portion of AD 65 (La Palma), and they will both need to spend somewhere near $250,000 (at least) to advance into the November election agains Shron Quirk-Silva.
This leads me to believe that contrary to what Dominus might think Young Kim is far from being the front-runner.
On a side note what the heck is Long Pham thinking running for SD 34? I hope that he realizes that this will end no better than his bid for AD 68 (Mansoor), AD 72 (Allen), and all of the other races that he has thrown his name on the ballot for. Even Steve Rocco must think he is nuts for running in this race.
Posted in 65th Assembly District | Tagged: Bruce Whitaker, Harry Sidhu, Henry Charoen, Long Pham, Lorri Galloway, Lucille Kring, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Rocco, Young Kim | 1 Comment »
Posted by Former Blogger 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 Chris Nguyen on August 15, 2012
Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), Speaker at Fundraiser for Chris Norby (R-Fullerton)
An invitation to Assemblyman Chris Norby’s fundraiser for the 65th Assembly District came in a while ago. It is called the “Day at the Races” fundraiser on Friday, August 17 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. I was surprised to learn that the Los Alamitos Race Track isn’t in Los Alamitos, it’s in Cypress (in the 65th district). The 65th District is Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, and Stanton.
I saw the main speakers headlining the fundraiser were Congressman Ed Royce, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, and Assemblyman Brian Nestande. Royce is the Congressman who covers most of Norby’s district. Nestande is a Riverside Republican. But Hall is a Compton Democrat!
I looked Hall and Nestande up since neither one of them is an OC guy, and I saw they are the Chair and Vice Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. That boring-sounding committee is immensely powerfull, with power over “alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.” If I remember my PoliSci classes right, this is one of the “juice” committees, so the Chair and Vice Chair of a “juice” committee are headlining the Norby fundraiser.
As Chair of the Governmental Organization Committee, Hall is one of the most powerful Democrats in the State Assembly. What a slap in the face to Sharon Quirk-Silva! She isn’t endorsed by the Speaker or the Assembly Majority Leader either. It looks like the Democrat leadership is abandoning Quirk-Silva. Norby’s endorsed by every Republican in the Assembly and Senate.
It’s not just Sacramento either, look at Orange County: Quirk-Silva has four current Councilmembers in the entire 65th District. Norby has every 65th District Mayor not named Quirk-Silva, even Stanton Democrat Carol Warren. Norby has every Mayor Pro Tem in AD-65. Quirk-Silva and Norby each have half of tiny La Palma (Norby has Mayor Henry Charoen and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Hwangbo while Quirk-Silva has Councilmen Ralph Rodriguez and Steve Shanahan; anybody know where Councilman Mark Waldman stands?). Other than La Palma, Norby is endorsed by the majority of every City Council in AD-65.
Here are the endorsement lists from their web sites.
Quirk-Silva Endorsements: http://www.sharonquirksilva.com/endorse/endorsements
Norby Endorsements: http://www.chrisnorby.com/endorsements/
Here’s the fundaiser info.
“Day at the Races” Reception for Assemblyman Chris Norby
Keynote Speakers: U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), and Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert)
Friday, August 17
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Los Alamitos Race Track
4961 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90720
Posted in 65th Assembly District | Tagged: Brian Nestande, Carol Warren, Chris Norby, Ed Royce, Henry Charoen, Isadore Hall III, Mark Waldman, Ralph Rodriguez, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Shanahan | 2 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
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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.
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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
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Posted by Chris Nguyen on April 23, 2012
AD 65 was also available to avoid a circus atmosphere of having over 20 candidates competing for the 6 seats.
Credit goes to Meridian Pacific for posting these maps on their website.
The candidates include:
Baron Night– He is currently an incumbent member of the central committee and will likely be the lone Buena Park resident on the committee.
Greg Sebourn– He ran for Fullerton City Council back in the 2010 election and fell just short of winning one of the two seats that was up. He is also a candidate for Fullerton City Council in the recall election.
Henry Charoen– Currently a La Palma City Councilman and potentially a future candidate for the 65th Assembly District as he has already formed a committee.
Steve Hwangbo– Also a La Palma City Councilman and although he is a Republican he is not quite as solid of a vote on the City Council as Henry Charoen.
Samuel “Sam” Han– He is currently a Republican staffer for Assemblyman Don Wagner in the new AD 68 district.
Jerry Jackson– He is currently a sitting member of the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.
Sou Moua– I was not able to find any information about this individual.
Pat Shuff– She currently sits on the OC GOP Central Committee in this district and is a former Fullerton RWF President. *Incumbent.
Alexandria Coronado– She used to be a member of the Orange County Board of Education before she was narrowly defeated last election by David Boyd.
David John Shawver– He is currently a member of the Stanton City Council and a previous opponent of John Moorlach for public office.
Shawn Nelson– Orange County Supervisor representing the 4th district and he has been a solid vote so far. He is also a current member of the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.
The factors at play- In these races the most important factor is luck. What I examined when determining who would win was name ID, ballot designation, ballot placement, district statistics.
Looking at all the factors at play in this district I believe that the 6 winning candidates (In no particular order) will be:
1. Shawn Nelson
2. Pat Shuff
3. Baron Night
4. Henry Charoen
5. Greg Sebourn
6. David John Shawver
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Alexandria Coronado, Baron Night, David John Shawver, Greg Sebourn, Henry Charoen, Jerry Jackson, Pat Shuff, Samuel "Sam" Han, Shawn Nelson, Sou Moua, Steve Hwangbo | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 12, 2012
The OC GOP Central Committee races have been finalized.
Here are the candidates that qualified for the ballot (top 6 win in each district):
55th Assembly District
Brett Barbre Appointed Incumbent
Jim Domen Pastor
Karla Downing Small Business Owner
Desare Ferraro Small Business Consultant
Peggy Huang Deputy Attorney General
Connie Lanzisera Small Business Owner
Brenda McCune Businesswoman/Childrens Advocate
Tim Shaw Mayor, City of La Habra
Dennis R. White Mechanical Engineer
65th Assembly District
Samuel “Sam” Han Appointed Incumbent
Steve Hwangbo Councilman/Businessman/Father
Jerry Jackson Retired Aerospace Engineer
Sou Moua Businessman
Shawn Nelson Orange County Supervisor
Baron Night Incumbent
Greg Sebourn Businessman/Educator
David John Shawver Mayor Pro Tem
Pat Shuff Incumbent
Henry Charoen Mayor/Businessman
Alexandria Coronado Small Business Owner
68th Assembly District
Denis Bilodeau Mayor Pro Tem
James Brownfield Business Owner
Mark William Bucher Incumbent
Steven S. Choi Irvine City Councilman
Jon Dumitru City Councilman
Marcia Gilchrist Incumbent
Ray Grangoff Incumbent
Jeffrey Lalloway Irvine Councilmember/Businessman
Joshua Robert Morales Retail Sales Associate
Walter H. Myers, III Software Consultant
Noel Stone Parrish Businesswoman
Deborah Pauly Councilwoman, City of Villa Park
Lynn Schott Entrepreneur/Educator
Todd Spitzer Businessman/Victims Advocate
Scott “Scotty” Voigts Lake Forest City Councilman
Fred M. Whitaker City of Orange Councilman/Businessman
Ken L. Williams Jr. Member, Orange County Board of Education
Nick Wilson Small Business Owner
69th Assembly District
Cuong Sinh Cao Incumbent
Bryan Carter Software Engineer
Gwen A. Dyrud Appointed Incumbent
Brett Elliott Franklin Incumbent
Thomas Anthony Gordon Incumbent
Robert Morris Hammond Business Owner/Teacher
Charles Hart Appointed Incumbent
Lupe Moreno Office Specialist
Glen Stroud Retired Recreation Supervisor
Timothy “Tim” Ryan Whitacre Incumbent
72nd Assembly District
John W. Briscoe Certified Public Accountant
Dennis R. Catron Small Businessman
Michael E. Gates Businessman/Attorney
Dean Grose Small Business Owner
Matthew Harper Huntington Beach City Councilman
Brian Hoops Special Needs Educator
Diane A. Lenning Small Business Owner
Kermit Marsh Incumbent
Mark McCurdy Fountain Valley City Councilmember
Steve A. Nagel Incumbent
Janet Nguyen Orange County Supervisor
Patricia Ross Homemaker
Mary Tuong Van Pham Businesswoman
73rd Assembly District
Alice Anderson Incumbent
Nesa Anderson Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman
Linda Barnes Community Volunteer
Tony Beall Incumbent
Evan P. Chafee Marketing Sales/Representative
Chandra Chell Computer Systems Analyst
Nina R. Davar Export Assistant Manager
Norm Dickinson Retired Naval Officer
Mark Dobrilovic Financial Advisor
John C. Drew Author/Speaker/Consultant
Dave Duringer Gun Trust Attorney
Jon Steven Fleischman Small Business Owner
Roy Fussell Realtor
Paul Hebbard Certified Public Accountant
Michael Kogus Business Owner
Steve Magdziak Small Business Owner
Mike Munzing Incumbent
Nancy Padberg Governing Board Member, South Orange Co. Community College District
Kevin Richardson Plumbing Contractor
Eric Stolaski Small Business Owner
Greg Woodard Appointed Incumbent
Mary Young Incumbent
74th Assembly District
Jon Aiken Office Clerk
Allan Bartlett Incumbent
Scott Baugh Incumbent
John Draper Businessman
Bill Dunlap General Contractor
Thomas A. “T.J.” Fuentes Businessman
Don Hansen Mayor, City of Huntington Beach
Daniel Marshall Attorney
Jeff Mathews Business Owner
Vanessa A. Matthews Small Business Owner
Gary Morse Retired Business Owner
Richard “Dick” Palmer Community Volunteer
Scott “Scotty” Peotter Businessman/Legislative Analyst
Rhonda Rohrabacher Small Business Owner
Emily Sanford Retired Navy Captain
Christina L. Shea Businesswoman
John Warner Incumbent
This is simply a list of the candidates that qualified for the ballot along with their ballot designations. After the alphabetical lottery we will make some predictions on who we think will actually win these races.
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Alan Bartlett, Alexandria Coronado, Alice Anderson, Baron Night, Bill Dunlap, Brenda McCune, Brett Barbre, Brett Elliott Frankln, Brian Hoops, Bryan Carter, Chandra Chell, Charles Hart, Christina L. Shea, Connie Lanzisera, Cuong Sinh Cao, Daniel Marshall, Dave Duringer, David John Shawver, Dean Grose, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Dennis R. Catron, Dennis R. White, Desare Ferraro, Diane A. Lenning, Don Hansen, Emily Sanford, Eric Stolaski, Evan P. Chafee, Fred M. Whitaker, Gary Morse, Glen Stroud, Greg Sebourn, Greg Woodard, Gwen A. Dyrud, Henry Charoen, James Brownfield, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Mathews, Jeffrey Lalloway, Jerry Jackson, Jim Domen, John C. Drew, John Draper, John W. Briscoe, John Warner, Jon Aiken, Jon Dumitru, Jon Steven Fleischman, Joshua Robert Morales, Karla Doowning, Ken L. Williams Jr., Kermit Marsh, Kevin Richardson, Linda Barnes, Lupe Moreno, Lynn Schott, Marcia Gilchrist, Mark Dobrilovic, Mark McCurdy, Mark William Bucher, Mary Tuong Van Pham, Mary Young, Matthew Harper, Michael E. Gates, Michael Kogus, Mike Munzing, Nancy Padberg, Nesa Andersoon, Nick Wilson, Nina R. Davar, Noel Stone Parrish, Norm Dickinson, Pat Shuff, Patricia Ross, Patrick Dooley, Paul Hebbard, Peggy Huang, Ray Grangoff, Rhnda Rohrabacher, Richard "Dick" Palmer, Robert Lauten, Robert Morris Hammond, Roy Fussell, Samuel "Sam" Han, Scott "Scotty" Peotter, Scott "Scotty" Voigts, Scott Baugh, Shawn Nelson, Sou Moua, Steve A. Nagel, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Magdziak, Steven S. Choi, Thomas A. "T.J." Fuentes, Thomas Anthony Gordon, Tim Shaw, Timothy "Tim" Ryan Whitacre, Todd Spitzar, Tony Beall, Vanessa A. Matthews, Walter H. Myers III | Leave a Comment »