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Clerk-Recorder Interviews: Roy Reynolds

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on April 2, 2013

3:13 PM– Taking a quickbreak and then onto Roy Reynolds.

3:18 PM– We are back.

3:19 PM– Roy Reynolds came up with an out of the box idea right off the bat. He started out with a proposal to outsource the office. he talked about an article he wrote for the OC Register and a blog. He is not a politician and has no interest in running for higher office.

3:21 PM– He has an AA in business and a Bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Kansas. Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk!

3:23 PM– He repeated his business background in more detail when asked by Supervisor Janet Nguyen. As a follow-up he does intend to run for the office because he believes that if his plan works it will put him in an excellent position. Long term he thinks that the OC Board of Supervisors should consider making this an appointed position.

3:24 PM– Awkward pause by Janet Nguyen after she pointed out that voters rejected making OC Public Administrator an appointed position and Reynolds responded “I know.”

3:25 PM– Per Nelson’s stepping stone question. Reynolds stated that he is not interested in any other office. As a follow-up on technology, Reynolds sees a need to update the software and brought up the Brandman Report.

3:28 PM– Supervisor Moorlach asked his series of questions:

1) Are you receiving a public pension?


2) What is your highest level of education?

Some graduate work at San Francisco 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 does not see the need for satellite

3:30 PM– Regarding his job movement he points to the way jobs have changed in the technology field due to the evolution of technology and this caused a frequent change in occupations.

3:32 PM– Supervisor Bates asked the financial management question. Reynolds referred to his banking experience and investigative reporting experience to help guide him through this.

3:34 PM– He pointed out that he knows where the politics are in County government. He claimed that the “Brandman Report” is corruption that he will not allow on his watch along with the Daly Sports Hall of Fame.

3:36 PM– Spitzer asked about the way he thinks outside the box as if it relates to his job history. Reynolds pointed out that he was with Bank of America for 10 years and says that he can play well with others. His job history was opportunistic in his eyes because he was trying to climb the corporate ladder.

3:38 PM– Wow! He stated that if he attempted to outsource and was unsuccessful, he would not run for re-election.

3:40 PM– Spitzer asks the marriage question. Reynolds claimed that he will handle this by whatever the law dictates. He personally believes in traditional marriage but has no problem with legally binding two individuals together for legal purposes. He does not have a strong position on this because of other issues that are far more important.

3:42 PM– In closing he talked about his plan that he outlined in a handout given to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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