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Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery Enters Auditor‑Controller’s Race

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 19, 2014

This came over the wire this morning from Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery‘s campaign for Auditor-Controller.  Of the three people who have pulled papers for Auditor-Controller so far, Woolery is the only one without a foreclosure, a short-sale, or a bankruptcy:

Eric Woolery for Orange County Auditor-Controller

Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery Enters Auditor‑Controller’s Race

(ORANGE COUNTY, CA) – Orange Treasurer Eric Woolery has announced his candidacy for Orange County Auditor‑Controller. He enters the race as the clear frontrunner, with $50,000 cash on hand and a lengthy list of bipartisan endorsements from across Orange County.

“Serving as Auditor‑Controller would be an incredible opportunity to use my years of experience in both business and government finance to give back to the county I’ve called home since high school,” Woolery said. “I am honored and humbled by the number of people who are endorsing my candidacy for Orange County Auditor‑Controller.”

In addition to his current elected office of Orange Treasurer, Woolery’s public service began with his election to the Orange County Board of Education and continued on the Orange Audit Committee and as Deputy Director of Administration in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. He spent the majority of his career in the private sector, having served as the owner of a multi-location private accounting firm, a corporate CFO, a corporate controller, and an accountant.

“With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Eric is one of Orange County’s foremost financial leaders,” said Patricia C. Bates, Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “I am proud to endorse Eric Woolery for Auditor‑Controller because we need his expertise leading the Orange County Auditor‑Controller’s office.”

Supervisor Bates leads a long list of Orange County leaders who have endorsed Woolery for Auditor‑Controller, including:

  • Supervisor Patricia C. Bates
  • Supervisor William G. Steiner (Ret.)
  • Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner
  • Laguna Niguel Mayor Linda Lindholm
  • Tustin Mayor Al Murray
  • Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante (Ret.)
  • Orange Mayor Pro Tem Mark Murphy
  • Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Puckett
  • Aliso Viejo Councilman Mike Munzing
  • Fullerton Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald
  • Lake Forest Councilman Scott Voigts
  • Mission Viejo Councilman Frank Ury
  • Orange Councilman Fred Whitaker
  • San Clemente City Councilwoman Lori Donchak
  • Tustin Councilman Allan Bernstein
  • Tustin Councilman John Nielsen
  • Orange County Board of Education Trustee Ken Williams
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Arianna Barrios
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee John Hanna
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Phil Yarbrough
  • Irvine Unified School District Trustee Paul Bokota
  • Irvine Unified School District Trustee Lauren Brooks
  • Orange Unified School District Vice President Alexia Deligianni
  • Orange Unified School District Trustee Tim Surridge
  • Orange Unified School District Trustee Mark Wayland
  • East Orange County Water District Director Doug Davert
  • Orange County Transportation Authority Director Michael Hennessey

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Woolery earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Cal State Fullerton. He resides in Orange with his wife, Lisa, and their two young children.

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Paid for by Woolery for Auditor-Controller 2014. ID# 1362822

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Robert “Bob” Ausmus Supporters Steal Royce Sign and Deligianni Signs Again – This Time From Private Residences

Posted by Chris Nguyen on November 4, 2012

As you may recall from my previous post, supporters of Orange Unified School District Candidate Robert “Bob” Ausmus abused school resources by sending information about his candidacy to hundreds of people on a school district list, placed a sign on school district property, snubbed voters by refusing to write a candidate’s statement for the sample ballot, and stole signs promoting his opponent for OUSD, incumbent Alexia L. Deligianni.

Well, now Bob Ausmus supporters are stealing signs from private property. At 7:35 PM, my father called to report that the two Alexia Deligianni signs and an Ed Royce sign were stolen from my parents’ home.

My parents had three signs in the corner of their yard: one each for Ed Royce, Alexia Deligianni, and Lucille Kring. They also had another set of those three signs along their long fence.

My father reported both Alexia Deligianni signs and one of the Ed Royce signs was stolen. The stakes were left behind, but the signs were stolen.

Stealing the Ed Royce sign on top of the two Alexia Deligianni signs is an indication of just the kinds of RINOs Robert Ausmus supporters are.

This isn’t surprising, as Robert “Bob” Ausmus got booed when he spoke at the Orange Republican Women Federated when he spoke in support of raising taxes by $1,000,000,000.

(It should be noted that Custom Campaigns is the consultant on the re-election campaign of the Orange County Republican Party-endorsed Deligianni, who is also endorsed by the California Republican Assembly. Before Custom Campaigns existed, the people who eventually became the founders of Custom Campaigns ran Deligianni’s successful election to the board in 2008.)

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Team Ausmus Snubs OUSD Voters, Attempts to Censor Opponent, Abuses School Resources

Posted by Chris Nguyen on October 16, 2012

As a graduate and resident of the Orange Unified School District, I am certainly familiar with OUSD having had some of Orange County’s most raucous elections in years past, and while things have died down (thanks, Capistrano Unified!), this year has proven to be one of the quieter OUSD campaigns anybody can remember.

Robert "Bob" Ausmus

Robert “Bob” Ausmus

However, in this weird quietness has been an oddly arrogant campaign being run by one of the challengers, Robert “Bob” Ausmus, who is seeking to unseat OUSD Board Member Dr. Alexia L. Deligianni in Trustee Area 3.

Bob Ausmus didn’t even bother to write a candidate’s statement in the sample ballot mailed out to all registered voters in the school district by the Orange County Registrar of Voters (check out page 14 of the PDF sample ballot to see where the OUSD candidate’s statements are), leaving voters with absolutely no information about him.  By the way, here’s a picture of the last guy to be elected to the OUSD board without a candidate’s statement:

Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco, OUSD Board Member, 2004-2008, Convicted Ketchup Thief

How are voters supposed to decide who to vote for when they have no information about a candidate?  Are they supposed to vote on signs?

Speaking of signs, Robert Ausmus supporters have acted ridiculously.  Some volunteers for Dr. Alexia Deligianni posted her re-election signs in Anaheim Hills.  Within hours, the signs were gone.  Ordinarily, lost signs are just part of the normal business of campaigns.  City crews, the weather, cheap garage sales hosts, etc. often take the signs.  However, the timing and systematic nature of the sign removals made it clear that people supporting Ausmus were targeting Deligianni’s signs.  First, the signs were posted on a Friday evening and removed within hours in the dead of night.  Secondly, nearly every Deligianni sign in Anaheim Hills was removed, but every single instance where a Deligianni sign was next to an Ausmus sign, the Ausmus sign was left untouched.  A witness driving by noted seeing a Deligianni sign being taken by a white male who resembled a “boxer” from behind.  Also, one of the rare Deligianni signs that survived in Anaheim Hills…well, I think this trio of pictures makes it clear what happened to the survivor signs:

Then, volunteers put out more signs on Sunday night.  The signs were still up as of 7 PM on Monday but most of them disappeared during the dead of night.  It wasn’t city crews because those guys aren’t out working that late.  Plus, you guessed it, the Ausmus signs were left untouched.

If one candidate’s side removed signs attacking their candidate, I’d understand if these were “Stop Ausmus” signs that were being removed because attack signs are a different animal.  However, removing an opponent’s signs that simply promote her candidacy is just plain anti-democratic and insulting to the voters.

In further sign abuse, this sign was placed on the campus of Canyon High School, violating the age-old regulation of campaign signs not being placed on school property:

In an abuse of school resources, this email went out from Team Ausmus from a school district email account over an official Orange Unified School District e-mail list sent to the families of the Canyon High School Class of 2015 (today’s sophomores).

From: “Ausmus, Leslie” <REDACTED@orangeusd.org>
Date: September 28, 2012, 2:57:36 PM PDT
To: “chsclassof2015” <REDACTED@listserv.orangeusd.k12.ca.us>
Subject: FW: 09.28.12 Listserv
Reply-To: “chsclassof2015” <REDACTED@listserv.orangeusd.k12.ca.us>

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Lengthy email message edited for brevity. Scroll to bottom of this post for full e-mail.]…

For the purpose of clarification, and because many of you (and your students) have asked, yes, the candidate running for our school board named “Bob Ausmus” is related to me. He’s my husband. :)

As always, if you have questions or concerns, let me know. The best contact is via email at: REDACTED@orangeusd.org . I hope you all have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Leslie Ausmus

Sophomore Counselor, Class of 2015

If it weren’t for the never-ending series of abuses from Team Ausmus, it might have been plausible that this was an innocent mistake, but taken in the totality of circumstances, it is clear that this was a flimsy excuse to announce the candidacy of Bob Ausmus to the entire list of families of Canyon High sophomores.  (Indeed, we didn’t know about this email until an angry parent passed it on.)  If some people ask you a political question, you don’t send a mass email to hundreds of people on a school district email list, you respond to them individually.

My father, who immigrated to the United States after fleeing from Communist Vietnam, expressed his outrage at the actions of the Ausmus side, noting that democracy is harmed when people try to suppress free speech, hide information from the voters, and abuse public resources.  He said, “I’m disgusted that he has to steal signs instead of letting everyone get their name out there.  That’s just wrong.  And then to use a school email list?  Unbelievable!”

Unbelievable is right, Dad.  The arrogance of the Ausmus campaign of not providing information to voters, stealing/covering opponent signs, and then abusing school resources is utterly repugnant.

Here is the entire Ausmus email to the Class of 2015 parent mailing list: Read the rest of this entry »

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OC GOP Endorsements for City Council, School Board, Water District, and Sanitary District

Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 18, 2012

Below, find the list of all the endorsements made by the OC GOP for the November 2012 elections.  (This list covers the endorsements made in the August and September meetings.  This does not include October endorsements, though those endorsements won’t come until October 15, a measly three weeks before the election.)

The Liberal OC reported the DPOC August endorsements here.  The DPOC’s next endorsements will be on September 24.

Here’s the OC GOP list…

City Council

  • Aliso Viejo City Council: Greg Ficke
  • Aliso Viejo City Council: Mike Munzing
  • Anaheim City Council: Brian Neil Chuchua
  • Anaheim City Council: Lucille Kring
  • Brea City Council: Steven Vargas
  • Buena Park City Council: Baron Night
  • Costa Mesa City Council: Colin McCarthy
  • Costa Mesa City Council: Steve Mensinger
  • Costa Mesa City Council: Gary Monahan
  • Cypress City Council: Rob Johnson
  • Dana Point City Council: Carlos N. Olvera
  • Fountain Valley City Council: Steve A. Nagel
  • Fullerton City Council: Travis Kiger
  • Fullerton City Council: Bruce Whitaker
  • Garden Grove City Council: Steve Jones
  • Huntington Beach City Council: Devin Dwyer
  • Huntington Beach City Council: Erik Peterson
  • Huntington Beach City Council: Dave Sullivan
  • Irvine Mayor: Steven S. Choi
  • Irvine City Council: Lynn Schott
  • Irvine City Council: Christina L. Shea
  • La Palma City Council: Peter Kim
  • Laguna Beach City Council: Steve Dicterow
  • Laguna Niguel City Council: Laurie Davies
  • Lake Forest City Council: Adam Nick
  • Lake Forest City Council: Dwight Robinson
  • Los Alamitos City Council: Dean Grose
  • Orange Mayor: Jon Dumitru
  • Orange City Council: Ray Grangoff
  • Orange City Council: Mark A. Murphy
  • Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Full Term: Tony Beall
  • Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Full Term: Carol Gamble
  • Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Short Term: Brad McGirr
  • San Clemente City Council: Mike Mortenson
  • Santa Ana Mayor: George M. Collins
  • Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3: Brett Elliott Franklin (Dual Endorsement of Franklin and Hart)
  • Santa Ana City Council, Ward 3: Charles Hart (Dual Endorsement of Hart and Franklin)
  • Santa Ana City Council, Ward 5: Karina Onofre
  • Tustin City Council: Allan Bernstein
  • Tustin City Council: John Nielsen
  • Tustin City Council: Charles E. “Chuck” Puckett
  • Yorba Linda City Council: Nancy Rikel
  • Yorba Linda City Council: Mark Schwing

City Ballot Measures

  • Yes on Measure V – Costa Mesa
  • Yes on Measure Z – Huntington Beach
  • Yes on Measure FF – Orange
  • Yes on Measure HH – Tustin

School District

  • Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 2: Jim Reardon
  • Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 3: Steve R. Lang
  • Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 5: William “Bill” Perkins
  • Cypress School District: Alexandria Coronado
  • Fountain Valley School District: Jeanne Galindo
  • Irvine Unified School District: Michelle Ollada Alipio
  • Ocean View School District: Debbie Cotton
  • Orange Unified School District, Trustee Area 3: Alexia L. Deligianni
  • Santa Ana Unified School District: Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias

Water District

  • East Orange County Water District: Douglass S. Davert
  • Mesa Consolidated Water District, Division 2: James R. Fisler
  • Mesa Consolidated Water District, Division 3: Ethan Temianka
  • Municipal Water District of Orange County, Division 3: Larry R. Crandall
  • Municipal Water District of Orange County, Division 7: Susan Hinman
  • Orange County Water District, Division 2: Denis R. Bilodeau
  • Orange County Water District, Division 3: Roger C. Yoh

Sanitary District

  • Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Don Harper
  • Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Jeff R. Mathews

 

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