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2012 Primary Election Predictions: Orange County Board of Education

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on April 19, 2012

This will be a fairly short post with more of an explanation than an analysis.

2 seats for the Orange Count Board of Education are contested this election. District 1 is an open seat and District 3 has an incumbent with a challenger.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been analysing each race in the June Primary and giving a prediction on these races. I am not going to do that for these races.

Custom Campaigns, the firm that is owned by myself, Chris Nguyen, and Erik Brown (The founders of this blog) is doing the consulting work for Robert Hammond in OCBE 1 and Dr. Ken Williams in OCBE 3. It would be unfair to the opponents in this race for us to analyze and pick at them on our blog. Especially since we have polling data in the Area 1 race it is important for us to focus on doing our job and not playing games on the blog.

I like both Robert Hammond and Dr. Ken Williams and hope that voters feel the same way but the opponents are not bad people and deserve the chance to run their races without having to worry about the opponents consultants bashing them on the blog they run.

My advice to voters is to look at the candidates by reading about them in the voter handbook and seeing what they say about their plans for the district. Take a look at candidate websites as well.

With that being said I am going to have to take a pass on making a prediction in either of these races.

3 Responses to “2012 Primary Election Predictions: Orange County Board of Education”

  1. junior said

    “.. the opponents are not bad people and deserve the chance to run their races without having to worry about the opponents consultants bashing them on the blog they run.”

    Chris – please clarify – not sure what you are referring to here.

    Thanks

    • Chris Emami said

      I am just saying I think that it would be unfair of me as a consultant running a race to use this blog as a hit piece machine against candidates running against our clients.

      For example I may not agree with Mary Galuska on policy issues but it doesn’t make her a bad person.

      In fairness we do partake in promoting our clients on here but that is positive campaigning as opposed to negatively attacking an opponent and we do make sure to disclose if we are writing about a client.

      In the case of the Chris Nguyen post on the alleged Hatch Act violation with Jose Moreno, we have no horse in that race and the violation was generally newsworthy.

      Hope that clears it up for you.

  2. Greg Diamond said

    Are you opposed to people bashing their opponents (or client’s opponents) on blogs they run?

    I am trying hard to avoid mentioning Bob Huff in a negative way on Orange Juice Blog. Others can write about him; I will avoid doing so. I think that that’s the responsibility that comes with wearing multiple hats.

    A certain Board of Education candidate, however, is using his non-campaign blogs to slam his own opponents. Your thoughts on that?

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