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CD-48: Michelle Steel Declares Victory Over Harley Rouda

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on November 10, 2020

Defeated Congressman Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach)

Defeated Congressman Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach)

Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel (R-Surfside)

Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel (R-Surfside)

After Congressman Harley Rouda released his concession statement this morning, Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel declared victory, becoming the first California Republican to defeat an incumbent Congressional Democrat in over a quarter of a century:

Steel Declares Victory in CA-48
First Korean-American Woman Elected to Congress
A Republican has not defeated an incumbent Democrat Member of Congress in California since 1994

Huntington Beach, CA – Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, declared victory today in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District:

“To the voters of Orange County, thank you for entrusting me to be your representative in Congress. In this election, you weren’t simply voting for a person, but also for the idea that the American Dream is alive and well in Orange County. This vote showed that minorities who may look or speak differently than most not only have a place in this Republican Party but can be elected to the United States Congress.

“After watching my mother fight an unfair tax bill, I realized that an overbearing government bureaucracy is an impediment to the success of small business owners, first generations, and all taxpayers who simply want a shot at the American Dream.

“Taxpayers need an advocate, someone who works on their behalf, and my promise to Orange County families, my number one priority is to fight for lower taxes, help our small businesses and their workers, and defeat the Coronavirus.

“Our government is once again divided, but I stand ready to work with both parties to do what’s best for the American people including getting our economy moving again.

“I thank my husband Shawn, our daughters Cheyenne and Siobhan, for their unwavering support.

“To the hundreds of volunteers, supporters, and my devoted campaign team who spent countless hours on this effort, I know there is no way this could have happened without your hard work.

“I want to acknowledge Congressman Rouda for running a spirited campaign, and I thank him for his service.

“Thank you to all of Orange County for putting your faith in me, I will not let you down.”

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CD-48: Harley Rouda Concedes to Michelle Steel

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on November 10, 2020

Defeated Congressman Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach)

Defeated Congressman Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach)


Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel (R-Surfside)

Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel (R-Surfside)

Congressman Harley Rouda’s campaign released his statement this morning, conceding to Congresswoman-Elect Michelle Steel, though never saying her name:

CONGRESSMAN HARLEY ROUDA’S STATEMENT ON ELECTION RESULTS

Nov 10, 2020

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement reacting to the November 3rd election results.

“When I ran for Congress in 2018, it was the first time I’d ever run for political office.  But after creating thousands of jobs in a lifetime in business, I couldn’t stand by any longer as our political system tore itself apart. Thanks to the incredible energy brought by our thousands of grassroots volunteers, I was proud to be the first Democrat ever to represent California’s 48th Congressional District. Serving the people here has been the honor of my life, but the truth is, it’s never been about political parties for me.

There’s a reason I was the most productive new Member of Congress:

  • Returning over $2 million to Orange County seniors, veterans, and working families
  • Securing over $1 billion to support our small businesses during the pandemic
  • Passing a law to stop taxpayer dollars from going to China, and a bill to cut taxes on Orange County residents by five billion dollars
  • Working to create a bipartisan deficit commission to finally tackle our nation’s out of control spending
  • Stopping off-shore drilling and working to remove radioactive waste from San Onofre
  • Passing more bills in two years than my predecessor did in thirty

It’s because we worked with Republicans instead of demonizing them and refused to give in to partisan politics.

I thought that was the right thing to do.  I still feel that way. I will always feel that way. Country comes first.

We did not win this election.  And while it isn’t the outcome we had hoped for, it’s never been more important for our leaders to hear the voice of the people, and to accept their judgment.  I do.

But I also believe there’s something bigger at stake here than this one election.

There is a toxicity to American politics threatening the very democracy that sets us apart from the rest of the world.  That has to change.

Politics that tears America apart and turns us against each other is unsustainable. We saw it firsthand in this election.  My opponent made allegations about me that were complete fabrications–some totally made up, others wild distortions, and still others torn from the darkest corners of the Internet.  Either we change the way we do politics, or it will forever change us and this country we call home.

We are not Republicans. We are not Democrats. We are not enemies. We are Americans. All of us. Even when we disagree.  And we ought to have a political system that is built on facts, rewards honesty, and strengthens the bonds that tie us to each other, rather than ripping them to shreds.

While one campaign ends today, another is just beginning. I look forward to having voters compare my opponent’s two years in Congress with my accomplishments on November 8, 2022.

There is surely more work to do.  Let’s do it together.”

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Full Text of Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on March 20, 2020

This is the full text of the Governor’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis:

EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20

WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS in a short period of time, COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout California, necessitating updated and more stringent guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials; and

WHEREAS for the preservation of public health and safety throughout the entire State of California, I find it necessary for all Californians to heed the State public health directives from the Department of Public Health.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution andstatutes of the State of California, and in particular, Government Code sections 8567, 8627, and 8665 do hereby issue the following Order to become effective immediately:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1) To preserve the public health and safety, and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, and prioritizing those at the highest risk and vulnerability, all residents are directed to immediately heed the current State public health directives, which I ordered the Department of Public Health to develop for the current statewide status of COVID-19. Those directives are consistent with the March 19, 2020, Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, found at: https://covid19.ca.gov/.

Those directives follow:

ORDER OF THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER
March 19, 2020

To protect public health, I as State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health order all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. In addition, and in consultation with the Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, I may designate additional sectors as critical in order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians.

Pursuant to the authority under the Health and Safety Code 120125, 120140, 131080, 120130(c), 120135, 120145, 120175 and 120150, this order is to go into effect immediately and shall stay in effect until further notice.

The federal government has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof. I order that Californians working in these 16 critical infrastructure sectors may continue their work because of the importance of these sectors to Californians’ health and well-being.

This Order is being issued to protect the public health of Californians. The California Department of Public Health looks to establish consistency across the state in order to ensure that we mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Our goal is simple, we want to bend the curve, and disrupt the spread of the virus.

The supply chain must continue, and Californians must have access to such necessities as food, prescriptions, and health care. When people need to leave their homes or places of residence, whether to obtain or perform the functions above, or to otherwise facilitate authorized necessary activities, they should at all times practice social distancing.

2) The healthcare delivery system shall prioritize services to serving those who are the sickest and shall prioritize resources, including personal protective equipment, for the providers providing direct care to them.

3) The Office of Emergency Services is directed to take necessary steps to ensure compliance with this Order.

4) This Order shall be enforceable pursuant to California law, including, but not limited to, Government Code section 8665.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that as soon as hereafter possible, this Order be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this Order.

This Order is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California, its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 19th day of March 2020.

/s/ GAVIN NEWSOM
Governor of California

ATTEST:

/s/ ALEX PADILLA
Secretary of State

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March Primary Voter Guide

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 27, 2020

These voter guides came over the wire from the Lincoln Club and Atlas PAC…

Atlas PAC:

Atlas PAC Newsletter Head 2
March Primary Election Voter Guide
February 26, 2020
National
President – Donald Trump
Vice President – Mike Pence
U.S. Congress
California, 4th CD – Tom McClintock
California, 8th CD – Tim Donnelly
California, 14th CD – Devin Nunes
California, 25th CD – Mike Garcia
California, 28th CD – Eric Early
California, 39th CD – Young Kim
California, 45th CD – Don Sedgwick
California, 48th CD – Michelle Steel
California, 49th CD – Brian Maryott 
California, 50th CD – Carl DeMaio
Ohio, 4th CD – Jim Jordan
New York, 21st CD – Elise Stefanik
California
State Senate
CA State Senate, SD 28 – Melissa Melendez
CA State Senate, SD 33 – Ling Ling Chang
CA State Senate, SD 37 – John Moorlach
State Assembly
CA State Assembly, 42nd AD – Andrew Kotyuk
CA State Assembly, 55th AD – Phillip Chen
CA State Assembly, 68th AD – Steven Choi
CA State Assembly, 72nd AD – Janet Nguyen
CA State Assembly, 73rd AD – Laurie Davies
CA State Assembly, 74th AD – Diane Dixon
Ballot Propositions
Proposition 13 – NO
Orange County
Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1 – Andrew Do
Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 3 – Don Wagner
Orange County Board of Education, Area 1 – Jim Palmer
Orange County Board of Education, Area 3 – Ken Williams
Orange County Board of Education, Area 1 – Tim Shaw
Measures B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N – NO
About Atlas PAC
Atlas is an organization made up of business, political, and community professionals who share a passion for free enterprise, limited government, reduced government regulatory burdens, low taxation, and individual liberty. Atlas furthers its ideals by funding candidates and causes who aggressively advocate the values of Atlas.

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Orange County Young Republicans’ Endorsements

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 19, 2020

The Orange County Young Republicans have announced their endorsements for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election.

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Polling Shows Diane Dixon and Her Message Beat Cottie Petrie-Norris

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 19, 2019

This press release came over the wire from the Diane Dixon for Assembly campaign…

Polling Shows Diane Dixon and Her Message Beat Cottie Petrie-Norris

Dixon Holds Wide Lead Among Republican Voters, Petrie-Norris Beats Ernby Even Among Republicans

Orange County, California (September 17, 2019) – Polling from Public Opinion Strategies shows Newport Beach Councilwoman Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach) pulls ahead of freshman Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) for the 74th District seat when voters hear about Dixon’s record. The poll also shows that more Republican voters cross party lines to support Petrie-Norris than support Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby (R-Huntington Beach).

In name identification across the 74th District, the poll showed that Petrie-Norris only narrowly surpasses Dixon by 4% despite being the incumbent Assemblywoman. Ernby’s total name identification was only 5%, and her limited resources are inadequate to catch the other candidates. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 4.9%.

Dixon has higher name ID than Petrie-Norris among Republicans and among independent voters. She also has higher favorability and lower unfavorability than Petrie-Norris among each of those two voter groups.

In the initial ballot test, Diane Dixon, Republican, Councilmember, leads Kelly Ernby, Republican, Deputy District Attorney, by 18%. After voters hear about Dixon’s record on the City Council, Diane Dixon, Republican, Councilmember, outpolls Cottie Petrie-Norris, Democrat, California State Assemblymember, by 5% and Kelly Ernby, Republican, Deputy District Attorney, by 40%.

Among Republican voters in the initial ballot test, Dixon holds a 36% lead over Petrie-Norris. Democrat Petrie-Norris holds a 2% lead among Republicans over Republican Ernby. After voters hear about her record on the City Council, Dixon quickly consolidates 77% of Republicans behind her and opens up a 10% lead over Petrie-Norris among independents.

According to campaign finance reports from the latest reporting period, Dixon is the best-funded challenger running against an Assembly incumbent in the entire state, regardless of party. During that time, she raised over $207,000 and had more than $177,000 cash on hand. Additionally, Dixon raised the money after entering the race with only two months remaining in the six-month reporting period. She also outraised 42 Assembly incumbents, including 31 Democrats and 11 Republicans. During the reporting period, Dixon raised more than the majority of the Republicans in Orange County’s legislative delegation did.

Next week, Dixon has two fundraisers scheduled, one headlined by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove and another headlined by former Governor Pete Wilson.

The 74th Assembly District has the strongest Republican registration advantage of any Assembly seat held by a Democrat.  There are 6 sitting Republican Assemblymembers who hold seats with weaker Republican registration advantages or even Democratic registration advantages.

Diane Dixon spent 40 years in the private sector as a business executive before being elected to the Newport Beach City Council in 2014.  She is serving her second term as Mayor, and has served as Chair of the Water Quality and Tidelands Committee and member of the Finance Committee for nearly five years, including four years as Chair.  During her tenure at City Hall, she has actively engaged city residents, holding over 23 town hall meetings, working closely with local business owners and residents to solve community problems, and initiating numerous neighborhood and community improvement programs.

An active member on several philanthropic community-based boards of directors for nearly four decades, Mayor Dixon has been married for 44 years to career prosecutor Pat Dixon, with whom she has a daughter, a former prosecutor, and three grandchildren.

The 74th Assembly District consists of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, southern Huntington Beach, and most of Irvine.

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Paid for by Diane Dixon for Assembly 2020, ID #1418525.

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RIP Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery (1966-2019)

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 8, 2019

The Honorable Eric H. Woolery, CPA was elected Auditor-Controller of Orange County in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.  He previously served as Orange City Treasurer from 2014-2015, a member of the Orange County Board of Education from 1996-2000, and on the Executive Board of the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Orange County in the 1990s.  He is survived by his wife, former Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Lisa Woolery, and their two young children.

This terrible news was announced by the Orange County Auditor-Controller’s office this morning:

It is with tremendous regret that we share the unexpected passing of Orange County’s 10th Auditor-Controller, Eric H. Woolery. The community’s thoughts and prayers for Mr. Woolery’s family and our staff are appreciated. Business and financial operations for the County will continue uninterrupted under the direction of the Chief Deputy.

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3rd District Supervisor Candidate Forum on Friday with All 7 Candidates

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 13, 2019

The Foothill Communities Association has organized a candidate forum for the Third District Supervisor Special Election, with moderators from the League of Women Voters.  The forum is scheduled for Friday evening and is the first (and probably only) time all seven candidates will be at the same forum.  It will be the second forum for front-runners Don Wagner, Loretta Sanchez, and Kris Murray who appeared at a January 31 forum sponsored by the Orange County Public Affairs Association.

Here is the release from FCA and LWV:

Foothill Communities Association and League of Women Voters

Candidates Forum for Third District Supervisor

The seven candidates running to be the next Third District Supervisor in Orange County will participate in a forum to discuss their qualifications and policies. The candidates will also take questions from the audience. This is likely the only opportunity that Third District residents will have to compare all the candidates and have them address their individual specific concerns.

Date and time: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7pm

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
13922 Prospect Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(corner of Prospect Ave. and 17th St.)

The special election will be on March 12, 2019.

The Third District includes all or parts of Anaheim, Irvine, Orange, Yorba Linda, El Modena, North Tustin, Orange Park Acres, and the Canyon Communities.

The event is organized by the Foothill Communities Association and will be moderated by The League of Women Voters. Both organizations are nonprofit entities and are politically impartial. Neither will endorse candidates.

Check www.FCAhome.org for more details.

Note: the last day to register to vote for this election is February 25, 2019.

For further information contact Richard Nelson
(714) 730-7810 rnelson@FCAhome.org

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Recount Begins Monday for 34th Senate District

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on December 6, 2018

This just came over the wire this morning from the Orange County Registrar of Voters:

Public Notice 34th Senate District Recount

December 6, 2018 – Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2018 November 6th General Election, 34th Senate District, (Orange County’s portion) contest.

The election was conducted on November 6, 2018. The recount process will begin at the Registrar of Voters’ office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, on Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. Details on the recount status will be located on our website at ocvote.com.

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Statement from Harry Sidhu, Newly Elected Mayor of Anaheim on Election Results

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on November 7, 2018

 

Anaheim Mayor-Elect Harry SidhuThis came over the wire just minutes ago from Anaheim Mayor-Elect Harry Sidhu:

Statement from Harry Sidhu, Newly Elected Mayor of Anaheim on Election Results

Anaheim – Harry Sidhu, the newly elected mayor of Anaheim, released the following statement after election results showed he has won a decisive victory:

“I want to thank my family, my supporters, and, most importantly, the Anaheim community for taking the time to cast your vote for me and the vision we share together for Anaheim’s future. I am honored and thrilled to lead the charge in unifying our city once again. The residents of Anaheim know that it’s time to move past the divisiveness and get back to working with all residents, businesses, and workforce that make Anaheim what it is today. We must return to the understanding that we only succeed when we all succeed. For Anaheim to thrive, we must work together and that starts anew today.”

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