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Clerk-Recorder Interviews: Michael J. Fox

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on April 2, 2013

1:46 PM– Sadly it is not the actor as I was still holding out some hope.

1:47 PM– He talked about his family along with pets and his background as an attorney. This was really a short introduction and Nelson had to prod him to talk more about why he is applying.

1:48 PM– Supervisor Nguyen asked about his background and education. He talked about his background as a lawyer being a great benefit.

1:49 PM– He intends to run if appointed and hasn’t really considered whether or not he would run against the incumbent.

1:50 PM– Per a question by Shawn Nelson he stated that he has no intention of running for any other office and isn’t a politician.

1:51 PM– On a follow-up question he talked about how he likes the current OC Clerk-Recorder website and supports questions.

1:52 PM– Supervisor Moorlach asked his series of questions:

1) Are you receiving a public pension?


2) What is your highest level of education?

A J.D. from Western State

3) Have you been involved in litigation with the County of Orange?


4) Have you ever been subject to any political investigation?


5) Have you run for office before? If so, how many times and for what offices?


6) Do you believe that the office of Orange County Clerk-Recorder needs satellite offices?

He wants to look into more information about the satellite offices before making a decision.

1:54 PM– in response to the Bates financial management question he brought up the Brandman contract as something that he would not allow to happen.

1:55 PM– Spitzer talked about Fox not being his top choice but how his résumé really was interesting with his background in real estate. He wants to know why he wants to do this. Fox stated, “It seems like a great job.”

1:57 PM– Spitzer asked the marriage question. Fox seems to not want to get involved in anything political. He states that he has no problem with gay marriage. On Proposition 8 he did not know what he would have done on either side of the issue.

1:59 PM– In closing he talks about wanting the job and learning quickly. I must say he was a really nice guy.

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