2-28-2012 Central Committee (AD 72) Filing Update
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 28, 2012
Here is part 4 in the Central Committee update.
Thank you to Meridian Pacific for the use of the map to show this district:
This Assembly district is currently represented by Assemblyman Jim Silva and represents more of a coastal demographic. Currently Matt Harper, Troy Edgar, and Long Pham are battling it out for this seat. With that being said here is the break-down of who has pulled papers:
Janet Nguyen– She is currently the Orange County Supervisor from the 1st District and an incumbent on the Central Committee too. *Incumbent.
John W. Briscoe–
He is currently an elected member of the Ocean View School District and has run for higher office in the past as well. CORRECTION (11:55 PM): John W. Briscoe is President of the Fountain Valley Republican Assembly and a CRA State Officer. He is also a CPA on the Orange County Property Tax Appeals board and a past Chairman of the Fountain Valley Planning Commission. (He is not Ocean View School District’s John F. Briscoe.)
Mark McCurdy– He is currently an elected member of the Fountain Valley Council and is serving as the Mayor Pro Tem. Also he is an incumbent on the Central Committee. *Incumbent.
Dennis R. Catron– I am not sure if it is the same person but according to a bit of research that I did a Dennis Catron used to be the Vice-Chairman of the OC GOP back in 1986.
Brian Hoops– According to some research, I couldn’t quite pinpoint it but their was a Brian Hoop linked to a Tea Party meet-up group.
Matthew Harper– An elected member of the Huntington Beach City Council nd current candidate for the 72nd Assembly District seat. *Incumbent.
Dean Grose– He s a former member of the Los Alamitos City Council who got into some hot water for his watermelon e-mail that he sent out. *Incumbent.
Kermit Marsh– He is a former member of the Westminster CIty Council who left because he chose to do so, not because of term limits or losing an election. *Incumbent.
Ian Dooley– The first of the brothers Dooley to pull papers for this office. He currently has a profile up on the Campaign For Liberty website (A Ron Paul affiliated group).
Patrick Dooley– The second of the brothers Dooley to pull papers for this office. He currently has a profile up on the Campaign For Liberty website as well.
Michael Gates– I could find no information on him.
Patricia Ross– Although I was unable to find any political information out about her, she is involved in charity work with local schools.
Diane A. Lenning– She is a perennial candidate for the office of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Steve A. Nagel– Currently an elected member of the Fountain Valley City Council and the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.
Mary Tuong Van Pham– (Updated: 10:35 PM). According to one of our commenters this is the wife of Assembly candidate Long Pham. I was able to confirm that this does indeed seem to be the case.
Readers help me out by adding info on any candidates that I may have left out and feel free to fill me in on the candidates I found nothing on.