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Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 24, 2013
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Republican, Democrat, Independent??? The Partisan Affiliations of Everyone Holding Office In Orange County
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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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 Chris Nguyen on January 21, 2013
The rest of the nation commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, and Barack Obama was sworn in to a second term as the 44th President of the United States.
Here in Orange County, however, the Republican Central Committee is gathering to swear in its 2013-2014 membership, elect its 2013-2014 officers, and hear from Jim Brulte.
Captain Emily Sanford delivered the invocation and new Central Committee member Peggy Huang led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Central Committee Chairman Scott Baugh called the roll.
State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff swore in the Central Committee members. Huff joked that it was nice to be in a place where there’s actually multitudes of elected Republicans.
Lucille Kring, Henry Charoen, Robert Hammond, Tony Beall, Mike Munzing, Scott Voigts, Cecilia Iglesias, Anna Bryson, Tom Tait, Jesse Petrilla, Travis Allen, Don Wagner, Greg Sebourn, Bill Brough, Tim Shaw, Fred Whitaker, Todd Spitzer, Jeff Lalloway, Deborah Pauly, Steve Nagel, Mark McCurdy, Matt Harper, Steven Choi, Allan Mansoor, Dean Grose, Mark Schwing, and Craig Young were the elected officials introduced.
Long Pham announced he is running for the 34th Senate District in 2014. Anna Bryson confirmed she has filed paperwork to run for the 73rd Assembly District in 2014. Baron Night announced he was running for Buena Park City Council in 2014.
At 7:32 PM, John Warner nominated Scott Baugh for re-election as Chairman.
At 7:33 PM, Mary Young nominated and Tim Whitacre seconded John Warner for re-election as First Vice Chair.
At 7:34 PM, Bill Brough nominated Mary Young for re-election as Second Vice Chair.
At 7:35 PM, Mary Young nominated and John Warner seconded Peggy Huang for Secretary.
At 7:35 PM, Kermit Marsh nominated and Robert Hammond seconded Mark Bucher for re-election as Treasurer.
At 7:36 PM, Mike Munzing withdrew his candidacy for Assistant Treasurer and nominated TJ Fuentes, with a second from Jon Fleischman.
At 7:36 PM, Pat Shuff nominated and Lucille Kring seconded Norm Dickinson as Sergeant-at-Arms.
At 7:37 PM, the entire slate of executive committee officers was elected unanimously.
Chairman Scott Baugh reappointed Kermit Marsh as Parliamentarian.
At 7:38 PM, Orange County Central Committee Chairman Scott Baugh introduced former Senator Jim Brulte, who is running unopposed for California Republican Party Chairman.
Brulte said he was elected to the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee at the age of 18. After working in DC, Brulte returned to San Bernardino County as Executive Director of the Central Committee. Brulte had painted the Republican Party headquarters in San Bernardino at the age of 10.
Brulte outlined his top priorities:
1. The CRP is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. He wants to rebuild a statewide donor base of small donors, medium donors, and large donors. The CRP only has three employees currently.
2. The CRP must rebuild and expand the grassroots to protect David Valadao and Gary Miller; capture the seats formerly held by Brian Bilbray, Mary Bono Mack, and Dan Lungren; capture the seat held by Lou Correa; and protect the seats held by Eric Linder, Jeff Gorell, and Mike Morrell.
Deborah Pauly asked Brulte about the Tea Party. Brulte said anyone who supports Republican principles of limited government would be welcome and are the core of the grassroots.
Marcia Gilchrist asked about CRP headquarters. Brulte said the CRP headquarters are in a state of disrepair and need rehabilitation.
Teresa Hernandez asked about Hispanic and Latino outreach and about immigration policy. Brulte said the CRP must reach out to people of every community, Latinos, African-Americans, and every community out there. Brulte said it is not the CRP Chair’s job to pontificate on policy issues, it is the CRP Chair’s job to raise money. He said it is Congress’s responsibility to legislate on immigration. Brulte says he wants to focus on the nuts and bolts; he will be appearing on television, on radio, and in newspapers, far less often than previous CRP chairs, so he can focus on nuts and bolts.
Dean Grose asked about reinvigorating the CRP. Brulte said he gained seats during his tenures as Republican Leader in each house of the Legislature. He said the CRP is severely behind technologically.
Mike Withrow urged people to donate more money. Despite his blue collar profession, Withrow has been able to donate $1000 each year for years.
Outgoing CRP Vice Chair Steve Baric spoke of Brulte’s accomplishments in the Legislature and urged support for Brulte for CRP Chair.
At 7:57 PM, Jon Fleischman moved and Mary Young seconded for the OC GOP to endorse Jim Brulte for CRP Chair. The motion passed by acclimation.
Baugh then outlined the top lessons of 2012.
1. GOTV and grassroots matter. He cited numerous instances of close races and noted that a shift in just 500,000 votes in four states out of well over 100,000,000 votes in fifty states could have made Mitt Romney president.
2. Messengers matter. Baugh noted Orange County’s population is like few other metropolitan areas, with 34% Latino and 18.5% Asian. Republicans has lost 7% registration in the last decade, so Baugh says the GOP must work to fight this trend by better engaging Latinos and Asians.
3. Message and tone matter. Baugh said thoughts and ideas are more important than feelings, but properly framing thoughts and ideas are key. Baugh called the Republican Party the party of hope, opportunity, and prosperity for all. Baugh expressed disapproval of Romney’s 47% remark. Baugh pointed to Ted Cruz’s language of opportunity conservatism. He said the term of “limited government” is meaningless to the unemployed or the parents with children in poor schools but “removing barriers and regulations impeding job creation” and “giving parents choices” are the language of opportunity conservatism. He said conservative ideas must be described in how they can help advance opportunity. Baugh said immigration policies are out of date, unenforced, or unenforceable. He said there is a labor supply in Mexico and a labor demand in the US, and people in Mexico are seeking a better life. He said America allows people to seek a better life and asked “who among us” would not come to America from Mexico to seek a better life. Baugh said neither amnesty nor deportation is the answer; it lies somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, a solution that respects dignity and the human spirit. He said Republican policies must offer opportunity to all.
After a brief recess, the 65th District named Alexandria Coronado as its Executive Committee representative, and the 69th named Charles Hart as its Executive Committee representative.
For the Financial Review Committee, each district named the following members:
55th – Brenda McCune
65th – Baron Night
68th – Fred Whitaker
69th – Charles Hart
72nd – Steve Nagel
73rd – Greg Woodard
74th – John Draper
These seven people comprise the entire Financial Review Committee.
Chairman Scott Baugh presented the Local Elected Official of the Year Award to Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway for his successful efforts at building a team that toppled the Larry Agran machine in Irvine. Baugh spoke of sending the party’s financial and grassroots resources to Irvine.
Lalloway thanked Mayor Steven Choi, Councilwoman Christina Shea, and Council candidate Lynn Schott. Lalloway spoke of losses at the federal and state levels but the hope that Irvine Council provided, with the police union endorsing Agran’s entire slate and with $1,200,000 spent by Agran’s side including $300,000 spent by Agran personally.
Chairman Scott Baugh presented the Legislator of the Year Award to both Congressman John Campbell and Assemblyman Don Wagner for their efforts in bankrolling much of the OCGOP’s efforts in Irvine.
Wagner thanked Lalloway, Choi, Shea, Baugh, the Central Committee, and all the volunteers who helped in Irvine.
On Campbell’s behalf, Lou Penrose spoke of Campbell’s great delight at the Irvine results and the importance of team efforts. Noting his own Italian heritage, Penrose spoke of doing this as a family effort.
Chairman Scott Baugh announced that Assemblyman Don Wagner was renting a currently-vacant portion of the OC GOP Headquarters in Tustin for his campaign office.
Rhonda Rohrabacher and Assemblyman Don Wagner presented the Anna Woods Memorial HQ Volunteer of the Year Award to Naz Namazi for her efforts at the OCGOP HQ and in Huntington Beach. Namazi also received awards from the offices of Senator Mimi Walters and Supervisor Pat Bates.
Captain Emily Sanford, Zonya Townsend, and Assemblyman Don Wagner presented the Captain Emily F. Sanford, USN (Ret.) Volunteer of the Year Award to Chalone and Harold Warman of San Clemente. The Warmans called themselves “rare Republican teachers,” as Chalone Warman was a teacher at San Clemente High School and Harold Warman taught at San Diego State University.
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi spoke to the Central Committee. He quipped, “It took a village to elect a Republican Mayor of Irvine.” Choi thanked Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea, Congressman John Campbell, Assemblyman Don Wagner, former Supervisor Bill Campbell, and the volunteers who made his victory possible. Choi also reported Republicans now have a registration advantage over Democrats among Orange County’s Korean-Americans.
At 9:08 PM, the Central Committee adjourned.
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Posted by 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 Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Westminster, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, Orange County Board of Supervisors, 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District | Tagged: Leslie Daigle, Joe Carchio, Janet Nguyen, Todd Spitzer, Deborah Pauly, Matt Harper, Lucille Kring, Michele Martinez, John Collins, Jordan Brandman, Miguel Pulido, Vince Sarmiento, Troy Edgar, Brian Donahue, Carol Warren, Shawn Nelson, Gail Eastman, Kris Murray, Tom Tait, Jeff Lalloway, Greg Sebourn, Mark McCurdy, Mike Munzing, Christina Shea, Tim Shaw, Dean Grose, Tony Beall, Denis Bilodeau, David John Shawver, Travis Kiger, Scott Voigts, Sal Tinajero, John Moorlach, Pat Bates, Steven Choi, Doug Chaffee, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Nagel, Jesse Petrilla, Steve Baric, Carol Gamble, Tom Lindsey, John Anderson, Rigoberto Ramirez, Fred Whitaker, Peter Herzog, Tita Smith, Dina Nguyen, Steve Jones, Bruce Broadwater, Dave Leckness, Miller Oh, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chad Wanke, Joe Aguirre, David Benavides, Bob Baker, Mike Alvarez, Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan, Steve Shanahan, Andrew Blount, Dore Gilbert, Dave Sullivan, Peter Kim, Mark Schwing, Rob Johnson, Sam Allevato, Melody Carruth, Barbara Kogerman, Carlos Olvera, Bill Brough, Jim Righeimer, Chuck Puckett, John Nielsen, Allan Bernstein, sandy genis, Cheryl Brothers, Jerry McCloskey, Frank Ury, Anthony Petros, Brad McGirr, Craig Young, Roy Byrnes, Cathy Schlict, Adam Nick, Steve Dicterow, Laurie Davies, Robert Ming, Michael Vo, Larry Agran, Beth Krom, Carmen Cave, Ross Chun, William "Bill" Phillips, Roy Moore, Brett Murdock, Christine Marick, Marty Simonoff, Beth Swift, Steve Berry, Art Brown, Leroy Mills, Prakash Narain, Mariellen Yarc, J. Scott Schoeffel, Chris Phan, Connie Boardman, Joe Shaw, Jim Katapodis, Jill Hardy, Elizabeth Pearson, Tony Iseman, Bob Whalen, Randal Bressette, Linda Lindholm, Jerry Slusiewicz, Mike Blazey, Tom Beamish, Rose Espinoza, Bert Hack, Cynthia Conners, Noel Hatch, Gerard Goedhart, Fred Smith, Warren Kusumoto, Richard Murphy, Rhonda Reardon, Don Webb, Nancy Gardner, Constance Underhill, Jim Evert, Tim Brown, Lori Donchak, Chris Hamm, Larry Kramer, John Taylor, Angelica Amezcua, Roman Reyna, Ellery Deaton, Al Murray, Rebecca Gomez, Brad Reese, Diana Fascenelli, Richard Barnett, Greg Mills, Tri Ta, Andy Quach, Sergio Contreras, Diana Carey, Gene Hernandez, Phillip B. Tsunoda, Ron Joseph Garcia, Wendy Leece, Doug Bailey, Lisa A. Bartlett, Steven H. Weinberg, Brice Whitaker, Kelly H. Boyd, James "Jim" Gomez, Robert "Bob" Ring, Milton W. Robbins, Kathryn McCullogh, Dwoght Robinson, G. Henry Charoen, Gerri Lee Graham-Mejia, Patricia "Trish" Kelley, Michael F. Henn, Edward D. Selich, Keith D. Curry, Mark Maurphy, Jeremy B. Yamaguchi, Scott William Nelson, Derek Reeve, Gordon A. Shanks, Michael Levitt, David W. Sloan, Gary A. Miller, Alexander A. Ethans | 14 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 17, 2012
Okay, lots of procedural things out of the way…
7:20 PM: Oath administered. I’m officially an alternate.
7:21 PM: Officeholders and candidates in the room introducing themselves: Baron Night, Dean Grose, Jose Moreno, Brett Franklin, Charles Hart, Dwight Robinson, Tony Beall, Mike Munzing, Kim McCarthy, Mike Mortenson, Debbie Cotton, Elizabeth Emken, Jim Dahl, Karina Onofre, Ellen Adonizzio, Jim Reardon, Carlos Olvera, Brian Chuchua, Roy Byrnes, Steven Vargas, Diane Harkey, Lucille Kring, Brett Barbre, Denis Bilodeau, Jon Dumitru, Deborah Pauly, Alexia Deligianni, Cathy Schlict, Mark McCurdy, Jeff Mathews, Lynn Schott, Bruce Whitaker, Wendy Bucknum, Ceci Iglesias, Barry Levinson, Susan Hinman, Sam Allevato, Erik Peterson, Robert Hammond, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Brad McGirr, Christina Shea, Don Wagner, Alexandria Coronado, Chuck Puckett, John Nielsen, Doug Davert, George Collins, Adam Nick, Steve Nagel, Michelle Ollada Alipio, Bill Brough, Lupe Moreno, and Chris Norby.
7:27 PM: Minutes approved.
7:28 PM: Chairman Scott Baugh discusses the importance of candidates stepping up at all times not just around the candidates’ own elections.
7:29 PM: At the request of Chairman Scott Baugh, Orange County Board of Education Trustee Robert Hammond discussed being at the County School Boards Association meeting where the attendees complained low voter turnout will allow “the Republicans from Orange County to defeat Prop 30 and Prop 38.”
7:30 PM: Baugh describes the 13 open OC GOP GOTV HQs and mentions 3 more are on the way.
7:31 PM: Baugh speaks of the Costa Mesa Charter Amendment being a priority of the Republican Party.
7:33 PM: Committee Alternate Bill Dunlap speaks of the importance of getting out the vote. Only 26% of OC voters cast their ballots in June. He describes a number of party-sponsored get-out-the-vote efforts.
7:36 PM: Baugh delivers the 1st Vice Chair’s report on behalf of John Warner: the report included information about the next countywide precinct walk as well as information about Congressman John Campbell agreeing to fund a GOTV headquarters in the City of Orange.
7:38 PM: Fullerton RWF President Beverly Gunter speaks of RWF’s efforts to fundraise, phone bank, and precinct walk for candidates. She presents a $900 check from RWF to subsidize
7:39 PM: My boss from my day job, Chris Norby, speaks of his race for re-election.
Endorsements Committee Report
7:41 PM: Endorsements Committee Chair Mark Bucher begins his long-awaited report. He speaks of Prop 32′s 55%-37% lead despite “Yes on Prop 32″ not starting any advertising until today while “No on Prop 32″ had been pounding away for a month. He also speaks of the finances of the Prop 32 battle.
7:43 PM: Now he actually begins his long-awaited report on endorsements…
7:44 PM: Bucher thanks fellow Endorsements Committee Members Chandra Chell, Thomas Gordon, Ray Grangoff, Matt Harper, and Mary Young. He describes the endorsement procedures and goes over the list. (Here’s the list again. Here and here are the live blogs of those meetings.)
7:48 PM: Parliamentarian Kermit Marsh says the Endorsements Committee may not recommend a dual endorsement while the Central Committee can make a dual endorsement (in reference to the contest between Brett Franklin and Charles Hart for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3).
7:50 PM: Bucher continues his report briefly summarizing the more controversial contests.
7:52 PM: The list is moved with the following pulled from the list:
- Sam Allevato for San Juan Capistrano City Council (original recommendation was postpone to October) pulled by Diane Harkey
- Lynn Schott for Irvine City Council (original recommendation was for endorsement) pulled by Scott Baugh
- Measure FF (original recommendation was for endorsement of Yes on FF) pulled by Deborah Pauly
- Jennifer Fitzgerald for Fullerton City Council (original recommendation was for endorsement) pulled by Tim Whitacre
- Brian Neil Chuchua for Anaheim City Council (original recommendation was no endorsement) pulled by Tim Whitacre
- All Mission Viejo candidates (original recommendation was for endorsement of Frank Ury and Wendy Bucknum, but not Cathy Schlict nor Ed Saches) pulled by Scott Peotter
San Juan Capistrano City Council – Sam Allevato
8:02 PM: Debate begins. State Assemblywoman Diane Harkey moves and Lucille Kring seconds to endorse Sam Allevato for San Juan Capistrano City Council. Allan Bartlett and Deborah Pauly will speak against.
8:04 PM: Harkey speaks of being dragged through the mud in politics. She states many lies have been spread about Allevato. She says there are five high schools in San Juan Capistrano: one public and four private. She speaks of heavy congestion from the proximity of the schools. She gets booed when she attempts to speak over time.
8:07 PM: Baugh reiterates the time limits.
8:08 PM: Pauly speaks of the controversy about the tax on religious schools and the property tax increases. She speaks of the importance of following the process in which the endorsements committee recommended delaying consideration of San Juan Capistrano City Council until October.
8:10 PM: In an unusual action, Harkey speaks again in favor of Allevato since no one else is planning to speak in support of him. She speaks of the debt and septic issues in the City of San Juan Capistrano.
8:13 PM: Slight delay as speakers exchange places.
8:14 PM: Bartlett praises Harkey. He speaks against Allevato due to Allevato sending a 2010 mailer supporting Larry Agran and opposing Jeff Lalloway.
8:16 PM: Jon Fleischman asks for the Endorsements Committee’s rationale behind recommending a delay until October.
8:16 PM: Bucher explains several candidates applied late and that many people had concerns about the candidates.
8:17 PM: Don Wagner asks about the Allevato Irvine mailer that was pro-Agran and anti-Lalloway.
8:17 PM: Allevato says he works for Forde & Mollrich but not on the campaign side. A quote was included from him as a retired IPD Lieutenant supporting Larry Agran.
8:18 PM: Bartlett says, “For the record, Jeff Lalloway opposes the endorsement of Allevato.” Harkey says, “For the record, Jeff’s my alternate!” Baugh rules both out of order.
8:19 PM: In response to a question, Allevato defends the tax on the religious school as a student impact fee that the school agreed to pay. He goes on to explain the intricacies of student impact fees in San Juan Capistrano.
8:23 PM: Harkey asks Allevato to explain various land use decisions.
8:24 PM: Allevato speaks of various issues related to sewage costs from a plant in San Juan Capistrano.
8:26 PM: Baugh states it looks like the committee is not supportive of the motion to endorse Allevato.
8:26 PM: Harkey says he wants to go for it, and his wishes should be respected.
8:27 PM: Allevato says he (and Ginny Kerr) answered his questionnaire on time and got his signatures. Allevato says the other candidates failed to do so.
8:27 PM: Bartlett moves and John Draper seconds a substitute motion to delay to October (restoring the Endorsement Committee’s original recommendation).
8:28 PM: By voice vote, the committee refers the Allevato endorsement back to the Endorsements Committee.
Elizabeth Emken Speaks
8:29 PM: Bucher asks Baugh to let Elizabeth Emken speak, and Baugh agrees.
8:30 PM: Former CRP Chair Ron Nehring praises the OC GOP. He praises the efforts of the OC GOP on behalf of Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer. He speaks of watching the DNC. He praises Mitt Romney and blasts Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He begins to introduce Elizabeth Emken by speaking of the importance of fighting for every seat from Mosquito Abatement District to U.S. Senate.
8:33 PM: Emken demands that Feinstein discuss her record. Emken speaks of her own education and financial background. She speaks of her efforts on behalf of her autistic son and other autistic children. She speaks of her efforts to lobby Congress. She says, “Obamacare is bad for everyone.” She challenged Feinstein to debate and notes even the LA Times says Emken deserves the right to debate Feinstein. She says the LA Daily News and the OC Register agree. She says 123,000 people have seen the footage from ABC 7 in Los Angeles of Feinstein refusing to agree to debate. Emken asks for money and plugs her web site.
Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3 – Brett Franklin and Charles Hart
8:41 PM: There was a quick discussion that although the Endorsements Committee did not have the power to recommend a dual endorsement in Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3, that the Central Committee does have that power and so both Brett Franklin and Charles Hart are endorsed.
8:42 PM: Baugh asks for a vote again just to make sure. The Central Committee votes unanimously to endorse both Franklin and Hart.
Irvine City Council – Lynn Schott
8:43 PM: Baugh speaks of the 25-year inability of the Republican Party to remove Larry Agran from the Irvine City Council. He speaks of the OC GOP prioritizing Costa Mesa this year. Baugh asks Lynn Schott about her former alternate Patrick Rodgers who attacked the Costa Mesa Council majority and the Costa Mesa Charter.
8:46 PM: Schott says Rodgers was a strong supporter in 2010. She says she was completely unaware of Rodgers’s statements until the Endorsements Committee meeting. She says she tries to not read blogs. She condemns Rodgers’s statements and “repudiates” the attempt to frame Righeimer for DUI. Rodgers admitted to her that he had gone too far. She obtained his resignation on September 7 (the same week that she learned of his statements). She says she fully supports Prop 32 and opposes the unions’ efforts to “consolidate their power over choosing City Councilmembers” and other governmental bodies. She says she is against defined benefit retirement programs and favors defined contribution retirement programs.
8:51 PM: Schott is endorsed by a unanimous voice vote.
Orange City Measure FF
8:51 PM: Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly speaks of being contacted by numerous Republicans expressing their concerns about Measure FF. Pauly says the “No on FF” side did not get a chance to speak to the Endorsements Committee. She says thousands of Republicans, independents, and Democrats signed a petition to get a referendum to force FF on to the ballot. She says this is an issue that is divisive to Republicans, and she moves that the Republican Party take no stance on Measure FF.
8:54 PM: Orange Mayor Pro Tem Denis Bilodeau speaks of the landowner wishing to build 36 homes on 50 acres of land on a 4-1 vote, who he notes the 1 is a Democrat who is receiving bundled campaign contributions from “No on FF.” Bilodeau says it is a property rights issue and makes a substitute motion to endorse Measure FF (reverting to the original recommendation from the Endorsements Committee).
8:57 PM: Marcia Gilchrist speaks in favor of Bilodeau’s substitute motion. She says the people objecting to the construction of the homes are trying to impeded a property owner from doing what they want with their own land.
8:58 PM: By voice vote, the OC GOP endorses “Yes on Measure FF.”
Fullerton City Council – Jennifer Fitzgerald
9:00 PM: Tim Whitacre moves to not endorse Jennifer Fitzgerald for Fullerton City Council, with Allan Bartlett seconding. He speaks of Barry Levinson’s efforts on behalf of Fullerton. He says Levinson is no longer seeking the party endorsement to prevent divisiveness in the OC GOP. Whitacre provides an email showing Fitzgerald asking Tony Bedolla on behalf of her client (Troy Edgar) to bundle $99 contributions from union members.
9:03 PM: County Supervisor Shawn Nelson speaks of being the only person in the room to face $1.2 million in hostile union IEs. He speaks of the 2002 successful effort to drive Democrat Jan Flory off the Fullerton City Council, but Flory is running again. Nelson speaks of her history working for Republicans. Nelson says he previously supported Levinson, but Levinson has made two unsuccessful bids for Fullerton Council. He notes a conservative woman has not been elected to the Fullerton City Council since 1986.
9:06 PM: Baugh notes that in the OC GOP union-free pledge, the party welcomes contributions of individual union members but not of the union itself.
9:07 PM: Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Whitaker notes that his city has had two recalls in two decades. He says there is an opportunity for Fullerton right now. He says he has a bias in favor of activism. He says Republicans should have bold colors not pale pastels. Whitaker expresses his concern about her relative lack of public statements on issues other than outsourcing the Fullerton Police Department to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Whitaker urges OC GOP neutrality between Fitzgerald and Levinson.
9:09 PM: My Central Committee member arrives, so my alternate voting power is gone. I now only wear one hat as your intrepid blogger.
9:10 PM: Mary Young speaks of knowing Fitzgerald for 19 years. She says if someone is an activist for 17 years but is gone for 2 years, that 2 years of inactivity does not outweigh the 17 years of activism.
9:11 PM: By voice vote, the committee did something. No one is sure what happened.
9:12 PM: There is now a standing vote.
9:15 PM: The count is 31 people voting in favor of the party being neutral between Fitzgerald and Levinson, and 23 people voting in favor of endorsing Fitzgerald.
There is no endorsement for Fullerton City Council, other than incumbents Bruce Whitaker and Travis Kiger, who were endorsed in August.
Anaheim City Council – Brian Neil Chuchua
9:16 PM: Tim Whitacre moves to endorse Brian Chuchua, with Baron Night seconding. Whitacre notes Lodge opted to withdraw his own endorsement request. Whitacre warns of the union’s big push in Anaheim. He says that Mayor Tom Tait needs all the help he can get. He says Tait lobbied the party to not endorse Lodge. Whitacre praises Chuchua as a good conservative who can help Mayor Tait.
9:18 PM: Baugh asks Whitacre if Tait has endorsed Chuchua.
9:18 PM: Whitacre says, “Tait has not yet endorsed Mr. Chuchua at this time.”
9:18 PM: Jon Fleischman says he is uncomfortable voting to endorse Chuchua if Mayor Tait has not endorsed him. He wants to hear from Mayor Tait.
9:19 PM: Pauly asks for the Endorsements Committee to clarify its rationale against Chuchua.
9:20 PM: Mary Young notes that Chuchua gave money to a Democrat.
9:20 PM: Ray Grangoff express his concern about the lack of the endorsement from Tait.
9:20 PM: Supervisor Shawn Nelson asks who the Democrat was.
9:21 PM: Chuchua says the Democrat was Anaheim City School District Candidate John Santoianni, “a personal friend.”
9:21 PM: Lucille Kring notes that Mayor Tait has only endorsed John Leos so far. She notes Tait has not endorsed a second candidate.
9:22 PM: Thomas Gordon notes Kring told she’d prefer Chuchua as her Council colleague.
9:22 PM: Tim Whitacre says he has been reimbursed by Chuchua for various expenses related to Chuchua’s campaign.
9:23 PM: There is a standing vote. There are 29 votes in favor of endorsing Chuchua, and there are 11 votes against endorsing Chuchua. Chuchua joins Lucille Kring as the OCGOP-endorsed candidates for Anaheim City Council.
Jesse Petrilla Returns
9:26 PM: Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Jesse Petrilla is given a standing ovation after returning within the last week from his service with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
Mission Viejo City Council
9:28 PM: Baugh reads the minutes from the Endorsements Committee, though several Central Committee members ask me if Baugh is reading this post since the minutes sounds a lot like OC Political.
9:31 PM: Ray Grangoff speaks of Bucknum’s strong conservative record and property rights record.
9:33 PM: Larry Gilbert brings up various documents and exhibits showing Frank Ury backing Democrat Dave Leckness and Wendy Bucknum with a union-paid sign in her yard, with her support for Leckness and Trish Kelley, neither of whom were endorsed by the OC GOP. (Scott Voigts says, “Wow” throughout Gilbert’s remarks.) Gilbert shows a campaign finance report showing Ury linked to Democrats.
9:36 PM: Baugh has to ask Gilbert to leave the stage after Parliamentarian Kermit Marsh repeatedly stated that Gilbert’s time was up.
9:37 PM: Young argues Leckness has a conservative voting record and that activist Shirley Morgan had tried repeatedly to make Leckness re-register as a Republican. Young asks what in Leckness’s voting record is not conservative.
9:38 PM: Bill Dunlap says the party should not pick between winners and losers because there are two spots and four Republicans seeking the seat.
9:39 PM: In response to an audience question, Baugh notes there are four Republicans among the six candidates.
9:39 PM: Peotter moves for no endorsement in Mission Viejo, and there is a near-unanimous voice vote for the OC GOP to be neutral in Mission Viejo.
Fountain Valley City Council – Steve Nagel
9:40 PM: Nagel endorsed with all but one vote.
Garden Grove City Council – Steve Jones
9:40 PM: Steve Sarkis moves and Denis Bilodeau seconds to endorse Steve Jones for re-election to Garden Grove City Council.
9:41 PM: Tim Whitacre moves to not endorse Jones because Jones has endorsed Democrat Tom Daly for State Assembly.
9:41 PM: Jones denies endorsing Daly.
9:42 PM: Baugh asks if he’s endorsed Republican Assembly Candidate Jose Moreno.
9:42 PM: Jones endorses Moreno on the spot.
9:42 PM: By voice vote, Jones is endorsed unanimously.
Newport Beach City Measure EE
9:44 PM: A representative speaks of a charter commission that amended various charter provisions seeking to update 58 year old language, streamline government, and reduce costs by eliminating class-action lawsuits.
9:47 PM: Scott Peotter blasts the measure’s compensation provisions that legalizes generous salaries and benefits for Councilmembers. He notes the Register opposes EE.
9:49 PM: Miraculously, Deborah Pauly and Jon Flesichman unite to make and second a motion to send Measure EE to the Endorsements Committee in October. The Central Committee applauses stunned that Pauly and Flesichman are united. They vote unanimously to support the Pauly-Fleischman motion.
Tustin City Measure HH
9:50 PM: Doug Davert says Measure HH eliminates Tustin City Council compensation.
9:50 PM: The vote to endorse Measure HH passes unanimously.
Central Committee Business
9:51 PM: Mary Young updates efforts on voter registration, including from Assemblywoman Diane Harkey.
9:53 PM: Norm Dickinson speaks of various bylaw cleanup amendments including conforming ex officio membership requirements to Prop 14.
9:56 PM: The bylaw amendments pass unanimously by voice vote.
9:57 PM: Zonya Townsend presents the Volunteer of the Month Award to Shalon Norman. Various other people make presentations to Norman.
10:03 PM: Parliamentarian Kermit Marsh is pleased to report there have been no ethics complaints so far in 2012. Marsh disputes the election polls, and notes the 21-14 football victory of #21 Stanford over #2 USC.
10:05 PM: There’s a report from Diane Glinchey regarding the Romney campaign efforts in OC and in several swing states.
10:07 PM: Ronea Hart speaks of the Team Santa Ana precinct walk at the Santa Ana GOP GOTV HQ and the Santa Ana TEA Party meeting.
10:08 PM: One speaker notes today is the 225th anniversary of the Constitution.
10:09 PM: Steve Sarkis reports on his discoveries of enormous signs for “No on 32″ being delivered to a union hall.
10:09 PM: Mike Munzing plugs his fundraiser for Aliso Viejo Council.
10:10 PM: Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Tony Beall spoke of the GOTV HQ in his area.
10:11 PM: Kermit Marsh wins the raffle after pulling out a huge wad of tickets. He says the key to winning is buying the most tickets. Marsh’s victory is verified, and the meeting adjourns.
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Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 4, 2012
Tonight is the first of two nights that the endorsements committee of the OCGOP will be meeting. These are the endorsements that are up for consideration tonight (some of these people will be turned down since there are more applicants than endorsements available). 3 people (the candidate and two supporters) may speak in favor of an endorsement and 3 people may speak against. The candidate will be permitted to rebut the arguments made against their endorsement.
More endorsements will be considered tomorrow night.
Also, all Endorsements Committee recommendations must be ratified by the Central Committee.
Greg Ficke for Aliso Viejo City Council
Jeanne Galindo for Fountain Valley School District Board
Steven Dicterow for Laguna Beach City Council
Dean Grose for Los Alamitos City Council
Larry R. Crandall for Municipal Water District of Orange County, Division 3
Debbie Cotton for Ocean View School District Board
Karina Onofre for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 5
Chuck Puckett for Tustin City Council
John Nielsen for Tustin City Council
Allan Bernstein for Tustin City Council
Bill Perkins for Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 5
Sam Allevato for San Juan Capistrano City Council
Virginia “Ginny” Kerr for San Juan Capistrano City Council
Bill Hunt for Laguna Hills City Council
Dore J. Gilbert for Laguna Hills City Council
Dr. Raghu Mathur for Laguna Hills City Council
Andrew Blount for Laguna Hills City Council
Steve Nagel for Fountain Valley City Council
Alexia Deligianni for Orange Unified School District Board, Trustee Area 3
Michelle Ollada Alipio for Irvine Unified School District Board
Doug Davert for East Orange County Water District
Carlos Olvera for Dana Point City Council
George Collins for Mayor of Santa Ana
Charles Hart for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3
Brett Franklin for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3
Lynn Schott for Irvine City Council
Alexandria Coronado for Cypress School Board
Jim Dahl for San Clemente City Council
Michael Mortenson for San Clemente City Council
Posted in Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Unified School District, Cypress School District, Dana Point, East Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley School District, Irvine, Irvine Unified School District, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Los Alamitos, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Ocean View School District, Orange Unified School District, Republican Central Committee, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin | Tagged: Alexandria Coronado, Alexia Deligianni, Allan Bernstein, Andrew Blount, Bill Hunt, Bill Perkins, Brett Franklin, Carlos Olvera, Charles Hart, Chuck Puckett, Dean Grose, Debbie Cotton, Dore Gilbert, Doug Davert, George Collins, Ginny Kerr, Greg Ficke, Jeanne Galindo, Jim Dahl, John Nielsen, Karina Onofre, Larry Crandall, Lynn Schott, Michael Mortenson, Michelle Ollada Alipio, Raghu Mathur, Sam Allevato, Steve Nagel, Steven Dicterow | Leave a Comment »
Feeling Lucky! Newest California Lottery Winners: Webb, Garcia, Varaseth, Walters, Norby, Avalos, Daly, Allen, Harkey, Daigle, Nguyen, Spitzer, Downing, Night, Dumitru, Dyrud, Nagel, Anderson, Aiken
Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 16, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, the newest winners of the California lottery were announced: Businessman John Webb, Businessman Pat Garcia, Businessman Ron Varaseth, Senator Mimi Walters, Assemblyman Chris Norby, Perennial candidate Christina Avalos, Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, Businessman Travis Allen, Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, former Supervisor/Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, Businesswoman Karla Downing, Central Committee Member Baron Night, Orange Councilman Jon Dumitru, Central Committee Member Gwen Dyrud, Central Committee Member Steve Nagel, San Clemente Planning Commissioner Nesa Anderson, and Office Clerk Jon Aiken.
No, these 19 people are not splitting a $200,000,000 jackpot. They won the Secretary of State’s candidate order lottery.
What’s the candidate order lottery, you ask?
Well, California law requires a lottery to determine the order of candidates on the ballot. Why does this law exist? Studies of the primacy effect showed the candidate at the top of the ballot gains as much as a 5% increase in votes. Consequently, in 1975, California legislators adopted a law mandating an end to the alphabetical listing of candidates (likely to the chagrin of Sam Aanestad and Dick Ackerman but the joy of Mary Young and Ed Zschau) and requiring a lottery before each election.
The Secretary of State’s candidate order lottery has determined the alphabet for the June primary to be UNADIVXWQGOZLTRKSJHMCBFPYE.
This applies to most races on the ballot, excluding races that cross county lines (for OC, these would be CD-38, CD-39, CD-47, CD-49, SD-29, and AD-55).
The primacy effect is weaker when there are fewer candidates on the ballot, and when there are higher-profile campaigns. Being at the top of the ballot is most valuable for low-profile campaigns with large numbers of candidates. That means that of the 19 people I listed above, the biggest winners in this lottery are the Central Committee candidates, so the biggest congratulations goes to the following Republican Central Committee Candidates for their 5% vote bonus:
- 55th District: Karla Downing, Small Business Owner (1st of 10 candidates)
- 65th District: Baron Night, Incumbent (1st of 11 candidates)
- 68th District: Jon Dumitru, City Councilman (1st of 18 candidates)
- 69th District: Gwen A. Dyrud, Appointed Incumbent (1st of 10 candidates)
- 72nd District: Steve A. Nagel, Incumbent (1st of 14 candidates)
- 73rd District: Nesa Anderson, Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman (1st of a stunning 22 candidates)
- 74th District: Jon Aiken, Office Clerk (1st of 16 candidates)
For the races that cross county lines, each county does its own lottery, so here are the OC Registrar’s lottery results: DMNESVTUHKWGXFCIQYAORZPLJB.
Congratulations to these candidates who won the Registrar’s lottery and will appear at the top of the ballot in the Orange County portions of their districts:
- 38th Congressional District: Linda Sanchez (D), United States Representative (1st of 3)
- 39th Congressional District: D’Marie Mulattieri (
DCorrection: NPP), Community Volunteer (1st of 3)
- 47th Congressional District: Gary DeLong (R), Local Small Businessman (1st of 8)
- 49th Congressional District: Albin Novinec (NPP), United States Marine (1st of 4)
- 29th Senate District: Greg Diamond (D), Workers’ Rights Attorney (1st of 2)
- 55th Assembly District: Curt Hagman (R), Member of the State Assembly (1st of 2)
You would think that with electronic voting now, the names could be randomized for every poll voter (obviously, we’d still need the lottery for absentee voters).
(In the interest of full disclosure, my day job is working for Assemblyman Chris Norby, one of the lottery winners, as the letter N came in second in the alphabet behind U, though no one with a last name starting with U is running in all of Orange County.)
Posted in 29th Senate District, 38th Congressional District, 39th Congressional District, 47th Congressional District, 49th Congressional District, 55th Assembly District, Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Albin Novinec, Baron Night, Chris Norby, Christina Avalos, Curt Hagman, D'Marie Mulattieri, Diane Harkey, Gary DeLong, Greg Diamond, Gwen Dyrud, Janet Nguyen, John Webb, Jon Aiken, Jon Dumitru, Karla Downing, Leslie Daigle, Linda Sanchez, Mimi Walters, Nesa Anderson, Pat Garcia, Ron Varaseth, Steve Nagel, Todd Spitzer, Tom Daly, Travis Allen | 6 Comments »