Posts Tagged ‘Cecilia Iglesias’
Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 15, 2016
Under California law, the deadline for filing for most offices was this past Friday, August 12. However, in races where there is an eligible incumbent who chose not to file for re-election, non-incumbents received an extra five days to file. Consequently, the deadline for non-incumbents to file has been extended until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17 for 20 races for college board, school board, and special districts. None of these require nomination signatures, so a prospective candidate could literally pull and file papers in the final minutes before 5:00 PM on August 17.
Three of these contests actually have more seats than candidates. In other words, there aren’t enough candidates for these races, so anyone who files will go unopposed, but at this point, if no one else files, these three districts will have vacancies:
There’s an additional five contests where the number of seats equal the number of candidates. In other words, if no one else files, all of these candidates will be elected unopposed:
Looking at the list below, some of you may be wondering why Rancho Santiago Community College District, Trustee Area 1 is not listed. In that case, incumbent Jose Solorio (D) actually resigned from the seat, so there is no incumbent. When there’s no incumbent at all, there’s no extension.
For those of you who are curious
Here’s the complete run-down on the 20 contests where filing has been extended to 5:00 PM on August 17 because at least one incumbent failed to file, giving non-incumbents an extra five days to file:
- North Orange County Community College District, Trustee Area 2
- Incumbent Leonard Lahtinen (D) did not file for re-election, opting instead to run for Anaheim City Council. Three candidates have pulled and filed papers to replace him so far:
- Centralia School District Trustee Art Montez (D), who was on the Centralia Board from 1998-2010, when he was defeated for re-election, lost a 2012 bid to return to the Board, and then finally returned to the Centralia Board in the 2014 election, but he’s already looking for another office just two years later
- College Educator Ed Lopez (?)
- Businesswoman/Student Ann-Marie Stinson (D)
- North Orange County Community College District, Trustee Area 7
- Incumbent Tony Ontiveros (R), the only Republican on the North Orange County Community College District Board, did not file for re-election. Only one candidate has pulled papers to replace him:
- Attorney Barry Wishart (D), who served on the North Orange County Community College District Board from 1985 until his resignation in December 2001, three years into his fourth term
- Capistrano Unified School District, Trustee Area 3
- Incumbent John Alpay (R) did not file for re-election, opting instead to run for South Orange County Community College District. Only one candidate has pulled papers to replace him:
- Public Information Officer Laura Ferguson (R), who is the PIO for the City of San Clemente
- Irvine Unified School District
- There are three incumbents up for re-election: Paul Bokota (D), Lauren Brooks (R), and Michael Parham (R). Bokota and Brooks filed for re-election, but Parham did not. In addition to Bokota and Brooks, four other candidates have pulled and filed papers:
- Irvine Businesswoman/Parent Betty Carroll (NPP)
- Army Captain/Parent Mark Newgent (?)
- Irvine Businesswoman/Parent Naz Hamid (D)
- Attorney Geri Zollinger (D)
- Laguna Beach Unified School District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: William Landsiedel (R) and Jan Vickers (D). Vickers filed for re-election, but Landsiedel did not. In addition to Vickers, two other candidates have pulled and filed papers:
- Constitutional Lawyer/Author Howard Hills (R)
- Community Volunteer Peggy Wolff (D)
- Orange Unified School District, Trustee Area 6
- Incumbent Mark Wayland (R) did not file for re-election. Three candidates have pulled papers to replace him:
- Child Care Supervisor Nicole Baitx-Kennedy (NPP), the only one who has filed papers so far
- Realtor Jeremy Wayland (R), the retiring incumbent’s son
- Danielle Jacobs (R), who is director of operations for Sheldon Development, LLC, run by Orange County Water District Director Steve Sheldon (R)
- Saddleback Valley Unified School District
- There are three incumbents up for re-election: Ginny Fay Aitkens (D), Amanda Morrell (R), and Suzie Swartz (R). Morrell and Swartz filed for re-election, but Aitkens did not. In addition to Morrell and Swartz, five other candidates have pulled papers:
- Retired Educator Edward Wong (NPP)
- Teacher Bill Yarrington (R)
- Water Agency Manager Mark Tettemer (R), a former Lake Forest City Councilman who retired in 2012 after two terms to pursue a Master of Public Administration
- School Maintenance Specialist David Johnson (?)
- Businessman Theo Hunt (D)
- Santa Ana Unified School District
- There are three incumbents up for re-election: Jose Hernandez (NPP), Cecilia Iglesias (R), and Rob Richardson (R). Iglesias filed for re-election, but Hernandez and Richardson did not. In addition to Iglesias, seven other candidates have pulled papers:
- Recreation Program Coordinator Gloria Alvarado (D)
- Attorney/Santa Ana Commissioner Bruce Bauer (D)
- Teacher/Parent Rigo Rodriguez (?)
- Supervising Social Worker Alfonso Alvarez (D)
- Congressional Liaison/Parent Bea Mendoza (D), who works for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D)
- Educator/Santa Ana Commissioner Mark McLoughlin (NPP), a former Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee
- Santa Ana Businesswoman/Economist Angie Cano (R)
- Huntington Beach City School District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: Bridget Kaub (R) and Brian Rechsteiner (R). Kaub filed for re-election, but Rechsteiner did not. In addition to Kaub, three other candidates have pulled papers:
- Retired Elementary Principal Ann Sullivan (AI)
- Rob Fishel (NPP)
- Elementary Teacher/Parent Karrie Burroughs (R)
- Ocean View School District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: Gina Clayton-Tarvin (D) and Debbie Cotton (R). Clayton-Tarvin filed for re-election, but Cotton did not. In addition to Clayton-Tarvin, only one other candidate has pulled and filed papers:
- Social Worker Amalia Lam (D)
- Westminster School District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: Jamison Power (D) and Amy Walsh (R). Power filed for re-election, but Walsh did not. In addition to Power, two other candidates have pulled and filed papers:
- Attorney/Business Owner Karl Truong (?)
- Educator/Entrepreneur Frances Nguyen (R), a former President of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce
- Capistrano Bay Community Services District
- No one has pulled papers for these two seats! There are two incumbents up for re-election: Ambrose Mastro (R) and Stephen Muller (R), the two Republicans on a board with one Democrat and two NPPs. Neither Mastro nor Muller filed for re-election.
- At this point, anyone who pulls and files papers will walk into elected office unopposed. If fewer than two people file for these two seats, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will appoint people to fill the vacancies.
- Emerald Bay Service District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: William Hart (R) and John Marconi (R). Marconi filed for re-election, but Hart did not. In addition to Marconi, only one other candidate has pulled and filed papers:
- Real Estate Investor Phil De Carion (NPP)
- Surfside Colony Community Services District
- Incumbent Michael Farrell (NPP) did not file for re-election. Two candidates have pulled and filed papers to replace him so far:
- Retired Business Owner Rudy LaLonde (R)
- Linda Garofalo (NPP), ex-wife of former Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo (R)
- Three Arch Bay Community Services District
- No one has pulled papers for the third seat! There are three incumbents up for re-election: Alan Anderson (R), Elizabeth Gapp (R) and Gary Rubel (R). While Anderson and Rubel filed for re-election, Gapp did not. Only Anderson and Rubel have pulled and filed papers.
- At this point, anyone who pulls and files papers will walk into elected office unopposed. If a third person does not file for these three seats, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will appoint someone to fill the vacancy.
- Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: John Olson (D) and Chay Peterson (NPP). Neither Olson nor Peterson filed for re-election. Four candidates have pulled and filed papers:
- IT Consultant Steven Duff (D)
- Retired Educator Tara Saraye (D)
- Realtor/Artist/Parent Heidi Murphy-Grande (?)
- Dion Sorrell (D)
- Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection District
- No one has pulled papers for the second seat! There are two incumbents up for re-election: John Cahoon (L) and Stephen Rowe (D). While Rowe filed for re-election, Cahooon did not. Only Rowe has pulled and filed papers.
- At this point, anyone who pulls and files papers will walk into elected office unopposed. If a second person does not file for these two seats, the Orange County Board of Supervisors will appoint someone to fill the vacancy.
- South Coast Water District
- There are three incumbents up for re-election: Dick Dietmeier (NPP), Rick Erkeneff (R), and Wayne Rayfield (D). Erkeneff and Rayfield filed for re-election, but Dietmeier did not. In addition to Erkeneff and Rayfield, four other candidates have pulled papers:
- Retired Business Owner Bob Moore (R), a former South Coast Water District Director who lost a 2014 re-election bid after foolishly using a non-incumbent ballot designation
- Retired Project Manager Bob Oakley (R)
- Civil Engineer Douglas Erdman (NPP), who appears to be the son of South Coast Water District Director Dennis Erdman (R)
- Former South Coast Water District Director Richard Gardner (D), who lost a 2012 re-election bid seeks a return to his old seat after losing a 2014 bid to reclaim a seat on this board (or he might not seek a return since he has also pulled papers for Municipal Water District of Orange County, Division 7)
- Yorba Linda Water District
- There are two incumbents up for re-election: Michael Beverage (R) and Ric Collett (R). Collett filed for re-election, but Beverage did not. In addition to Collett, only one other candidate has pulled and filed papers:
- Retired Business Advisor Benjamin Franklin Parker (R)
- Incumbent Susan Hinman (R) did not file for re-election. Three candidates have pulled papers to replace her so far:
- Moulton-Niguel Water District Director Donald Froelich (R)
- Business Owner/Consultant Evan Chaffee (R)
- Registered Professional Engineer Raymond Miller (R)
- Former South Coast Water District Director Richard Gardner (D), who has also pulled papers for South Coast Water District
Posted in Anaheim, Capistrano Bay Community Services District, Capistrano Unified School District, Centralia School District, Emerald Bay Service District, Huntington Beach City School District, Irvine Unified School District, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Moulton-Niguel Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, North Orange County Community College District, Ocean View School District, Orange Unified School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District, South Coast Water District, South Orange County Community College District, Surfside Colony Community Services District, Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection District, Three Arch Bay Community Services District, Westminster School District, Yorba Linda Water District | Tagged: Alan Anderson, Alfonso Alvarez, Amalia Lam, Amanda Morrell, Ambrose Mastro, Amy Walsh, Angie Cano, Ann Sullivan, Ann-Marie Stinson, Art Montez, Barry Wishart, Bea Mendoza, Benjamin Parker, Betty Carroll, Bill Yarrington, Bob Moore, Bob Oakley, Brian Rechsteiner, Bridget Kaub, Bruce Bauer, Ceci Iglesias, Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias, Cecilia Iglesias, Chalynn Peterson, Daivd Johnson, Danielle Jacobs, Dave Garofalo, Debbie Cotton, Dennis Erdman, Dick Dietmeier, Dion Sorrell, Donald Froelich, Douglas Erdman, Ed Lopez, Edward Wong, Elizabeth Gapp, Evan P. Chafee, Frances Nguyen, Gary Rubel, Geri Zollinger, Gina Clayton, Gina Clayton-Tarvin, Ginny Aitkens, Gloria Alvarado, Heidi Murphy-Grande, Howard Hills, Jamison Power, Jan Vickers, Jeremy Wayland, John Alpay, John Cahoon, John Marconi, John Olson, Jose Hernandez, Jose Solorio, Karl Truong, Karrie Burroughs, Laura Ferguson, Lauren Brooks, Leonard L. Lahtinen, Leonard Lahtinen, Linda Garofalo, Loretta Sanchez, Mark D. Wayland, Mark McLoughlin, Mark Newgent, Mark Tettemer, Mark Wayland, Michael Beverage, Michael Farrell, Michael Parham, Naz Hamid, Nicole Baitx-Kennedy, Paul Bokota, Peggy Wolff, Phil De Carion, Raymond Miller, Ric Collett, Richard Gardner, Rick Erkeneff, Rigo Rodriguez, Rob Fishel, Rob Richardson, Rudy LaLonde, Stephen Muller, Stephen Rowe, Steven Duff, Susan Hinman, Suzie Swartz, Tara Saraye, Theo Hunt, Tony Ontiveros, Wayne Rayfield, William Hart, William Landsiedel | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on January 26, 2016
Orange County Board of Education President Robert M. Hammond is kicking off his re-election on Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Bluewater Grill in Tustin.
Hammond may well be the first person ever whose endorsements include both former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante (D) and current State Senator John Moorlach (R). Moorlach’s challenger for re-election to the Senate, Assemblyman Don Wagner (R), has also endorsed Hammond.
Besides Lieutenant Governor Bustamante, Hammond’s endorsements also include the majority of Orange County’s State Senate delegation, State Assembly delegation, Board of Supervisors, and Countywide officeholders.
(In the interest of full disclosure, the consulting firm that owns OC Political ran Hammond’s successful 2012 bid for County Board of Education and is running his 2016 re-election bid.)
Posted in Orange County Board of Education | Tagged: Andrew Do, Bob Huff, Ceci Iglesias, Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias, Cecilia Iglesias, Claude Parrish, Cruz Bustamante, Don Wagner, Eric Woolery, Gloria Romero, hugh nguyen, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Jeffery Lalloway, John Moorlach, Ken Williams, Linda Lindholm, Ling-Ling Chang, Mark McCurdy, Matt Harper, Matthew Harper, Michelle Steel, Mike Munzing, Phil Yarbrough, Robert Hammond, Robert Ming, Shari Freidenrich, Todd Spitzer, Tony Rackauckas, Travis Allen, Young Kim | 1 Comment »
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on April 3, 2014
This just came across the wire:
Posted in 69th Assembly District | Tagged: Cecilia Iglesias | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on March 10, 2014
Cecilia Iglesias, the Republican candidate for California State Assembly in the 69th District is holding her campaign kick-off event this Wednesday. Here is information about the event:
Full Disclosure: Custom Campaigns is the consulting firm running the Cecilia Iglesias campaign.
Posted in 69th Assembly District | Tagged: Cecilia Iglesias | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on November 26, 2013
Yesterday, former Santa Ana City Council candidate Karina Onofre announced that she is running for the 74th Assembly District which is currently held by Allan Mansoor. Mansoor announced last week that he will not be seeking a third term, instead opting to battle Michelle Steel for the 2nd Supervisorial District, held by the termed out John Moorlach. This announcement by Onofre caught me completely off guard as I had not even heard any rumors about this. When I told Chris Nguyen about this, his reaction was, “WHAT?!?!?!” (On a related note, does anyone know how to replace a burst iPhone speaker?)
Running a race in AD-74 also presents totally different demographics and challenges than running a race for Santa Ana City Council. AD-74 consists of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, and Newport Beach. In Santa Ana, Republicans are at a distinct disadvantage in voter registration, thus making it less likely to draw a crowd of Republicans who will fight for a seat. Two Republicans who have been able to overpower the Democratic stranglehold on elected offices are Orange County Board of Education Trustee Robert Hammond and Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee Cecilia Iglesias. (In the interest of full disclosure, Custom Campaigns served as the sole campaign consultants to both of these candidates. Custom Campaigns is also the firm that owns OC Political.)
In AD-74, Republicans have a 12.6% registration advantage, which will lead to a rather bloody primary fight if last election is any indicator. In the 2012 Primary Election, Leslie Daigle (and the PACs supporting her) spent gobs of cash to fight incumbent Allan Mansoor by bloodying him up with lots of negative mail and negative television ads. Mansoor not only made it to the run-off in November, but he easily came in first place, and Daigle finished a distant third place:
|MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY 74th District
|Completed Precincts: 392 of 392
|ALLAN R. MANSOOR
These results would not be surprising if it weren’t for the fact that Charles Munger Jr. spent almost $500,000 on Daigle’s behalf to try to get her to the November run-off. Even Bob Rush, who was a Dem sacrificial lamb in this race, spent almost $100,000. These numbers are stunning in that this much was spent trying to beat an incumbent and not for an open seat. Generally, candidates will spend more money trying to win an open seat as opposed to trying to unseat an incumbent (since incumbency is so tough to overcome).
While we are still looking at 2012, Onofre had a rough time against Roman Reyna last election in the Santa Ana City Council Ward 5 race:
|CITY OF SANTA ANA Member, City Council, Ward 5
|Completed Precincts: 108 of 108
|ROMAN A. REYNA
I’m going to be very honest: Onofre only raised $3,250 in her race for Santa Ana City Council, and this was for an open seat! AD-74 already has a field of strong candidates with the ability to raise money. Onofre has no name identification in AD-74, has no fundraising base, and will face allegations of being a carpetbagger.
Huntington Beach Councilman Matt Harper, AD-72 staffer Emanuel Patrascu, and former CRP Treasurer Keith Carlson have already expressed an interest in this race. Harper is the early front-runner in this race since Huntington Beach is the second-most populated city in AD-74 (Irvine is the most populated, but no current candidate is based out of Irvine). Patrascu is not very well-known in AD-74 and hails from Laguna Beach (only about 6% of the population in AD-74), but he does work for Travis Allen and might get some decent help from his boss, who would want to get an ally elected to the Assembly. Carlson will likely have a ton of establishment support and will be able to raise quite a bit of money through his connections as former CRP Treasurer.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the real wildcard here is Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. He is set to announce his candidacy for the 45th Congressional District at some point very soon. If for whatever reason, Moorlach decides that CD-45 is not the right fit (I actually think that he can win), he could easily destroy anyone in the field in AD-74 (assuming he doesn’t just clear the field outright) and walk into the Assembly.
Posted in 74th Assembly District | Tagged: Allan Mansoor, Bob Rush, Ceci Iglesias, Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias, Cecilia Iglesias, Charles Munger Jr., Emanuel Patrascu, John Moorlach, Karina Onofre, Keith Carlson, Leslie Daigle, Matt Harper, Matthew Harper, Michelle Steel, Robert Hammond, Robert Rush, Roman Reyna, Travis Allen | 10 Comments »
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 22, 2013
I was working on a database of the part affiliation of all Orange County local elected officials. Finally, I have completed the project with all of the special districts and county seats being added. I also fixed some errors in the previous versions (here, here, and here) and have combined the database into one post.
We have added a button on the menu bar for our readers to always be able to access this database and use it for whatever research/political needs that they may have. Due to the length of th epost you are going to have to click the below link to read the rest of the post.
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Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim City School District, Anaheim Union High School District, Brea, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Buena Park, Buena Park Library District, Buena Park School District, Capistrano Bay Community Services District, Capistrano Unified School District, Centralia School District, Coast Community College District, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Cypress, Cypress School District, Dana Point, East Orange County Water District, El Toro Water District, Emerald Bay Service District, Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley School District, Fullerton, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton School District, Garden Grove, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach City School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Irvine, Irvine Ranch Water District, Irvine Unified School District, La Habra, La Habra City School District, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Lowell Joint School District, Magnolia School District, Mesa Consolidated Water District, Midway City Sanitary District, Mission Viejo, Moulton-Niguel Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Newport Beach, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, North Orange County Community College District, Ocean View School District, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Auditor-Controller, Orange County Board of Education, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Clerk-Recorder, Orange County District Attorney's Office, Orange County Water District, Orange Unified School District, Placentia, Placentia Library District, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District, Santa Margarita Water District, Savanna School District, Seal Beach, Serrano Water District, Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District, South Coast Water District, South Orange County Community College District, Stanton, Sunset Beach Sanitary District, Surfside Colony Community Services District, Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection District, Three Arch Bay Community Services District, Trabuco Canyon Water District, Tustin, Tustin Unified School District, Villa Park, Westminster, Westminster School District, Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda Water District | Tagged: Adam Nick, Al Jabaar, Al Mijares, Al Murray, Al Salehi, Al Shkoler, Alan Anderson, Alexa Deligianni, Alexander A. Ethans, Alfred A. Coletta, Alisa Cutchen, Allan Bernstein, Allan P. Krippner, Amy Hanacek, Amy Walsh, Anastasia Shackelford, Andrew Blount, Andrew Nguyen, Andy Montoya, Andy Quach, Angelica Amezcua, Anna Bryson, Anna L. Piercy, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Anthony Petros, Arianna Barrios, Arlene Schafer, Art Brown, Art Perry, Audrey Yamagata Noji, Bao Quoc Nguyen, Barbara Dunsheath, Barbara J. Clendineng, Barbara Kogerman, Barbara L. Kilponen, Barbara Michel, Barbara Quintana, Bert Hack, Beth Krom, Beth Swift, Betsy Jenkins, Betty Escobosa, Betty H. Olson, Beverly Berryman, Bill Brough, Bill Hall, Bill Hinz, Bill Jay, Bill Kahlert, Bob Baker, Bob Gardner, Bob Harden, Bob Moore, Bob Whalen, Bonnie P. Castrey, Brad McGirr, Brad Reese, Brandon Jones, Brett Murdock, Brett R. Barbre, Brian Chambers, Brian Donahue, Brian Nakamura, Brian O'Neal, Brian Rechsteiner, Brian S. Probolsky, Bridget Kaub, Bruce Broadwater, Bruce Whitaker, Candi Kern, Carlos Olvera, Carmen Cave, Carol Downey, Carol Gamble, Carol Sundman, Carol Warren, Carrie Buck, Cathy Green, Cathy Schlict, Cecilia Iglesias, Celia Jaffe, Chad Wanke, Chalynn Peterson, Charles Gibson, Charley Wilson, Cheryl Brothers, Chris Brown, Chris Hamm, Chris Phan, Chris Thompson, Christina Shea, Christine Marick, Chuck Puckett, Claudia Alvarez, Cliff E. Breddon Jr., Connie Boardman, Constance Underhill, Craig Green, Craig Young, Cynthia Conners, Dana Black, Darin Barber, Dave Leckness, Dave Sullivan, David A. Boyer, David B. Lang, David Benavides, David Boyd, David Bridgewaters, David Brooks, David Giese, David Grant, David Gutierrez, David John Shawver, David W. Sloan, Dean Grose, Debbie Cotton, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Denis R. Bilodeau, Dennis Salts, Dennis Walsh, Derek Reeve, Diana Carey, Diana Fascenelli, Diana Hill, Diane Singer, Dick Dietmier, Dina Nguyen, Dolores Winchell, Don Sedgwick, Donald Froelich, Donald Karich, Donna Miller, Dore Gilbert, Doug Bailey, Doug Chaffee, Doug Davert, Douglas J Reinhart, Duane Dishno, Dwight Robinson, Edward A. Erdtsieck, Edward D. Selich, Elizabeth Gapp, Elizabeth Minter, Elizabeth Parker, Elizabeth Pearson, Ellen Addonizio, Ellery Deaton, Eric Padget, Esther H. Wallace, Ethan Temianka, Francine Pace Scinto, Frank Bryant, Frank Cobo, Frank Ury, Fred Bockmiller, Fred Smith, Fred W. Schambeck, Fred Whitaker, G. Henry Charoen, Gail Eastman, Gail Lyons, Gary A. Miller, Gary Kurtz, Gary Melton, Gary Monahan, Gary Pritchard, Gary Rubel, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Gayle Carline, Gayle Mueller Winnen, Gene Hernandez, George West, Gerard Goedhart, Gerri Lee Graham-Mejia, Gina Clayton, Ginny Aitkens, Glenn Acosta Ed Mandich, Glenn Parker, Gordon A. Shanks, Graham Hoad, Greg Bates, Greg Mills, Greg Sebourn, Gregory F. Griffin, Helen Lee, Helen Walker, Hilda Sugarman, Ian Collins, Irv Trinkle, J. Scott Schoeffel, Jack Bedell, James "Jim" Gomez, James Atkinson, James H. Laird, James Vanderbilt, James Wright, Jamison Power, Jan Flory, Jan Vickers, Janet Nguyen, Janny Meyer, Jeanne Galindo, Jeff Cole, Jeff Lalloway, Jeff Thomas, Jeffrey Barke, Jeffrey P. Brown, Jeffrey T. Rips, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jennifer McGrath, Jerard B. Werner, Jeremy B. Yamaguchi, Jerry L Haight C.L. Larry Pharris Jr., Jerry McCloskey, Jerry Patterson, Jerry Slusiewicz, Jesse Petrilla, Jill Hardy, Jim Bell, Jim Evert, Jim Ferryman, Jim Fisler, Jim Haselton, Jim Katapodis, Jim Moreno, Jim Reardon, Jim Righeimer, Jimmy Templin, Joan C. Finnegan, Joan Flynn, Joanne Baade, Joe Aguirre, Joe Carchio, Joe Rollino, Joe Shaw, Joel Rattner, John A. McDermott II, John Alpay, John Anderson, John B. Withers, John Briscoe, John Collins, John Dobson, John Dulebohn, John Hanna, John J. Collins, John Marconi, John Moorlach, John Nielsen, John Ortega, John Ortiz, John Palacio, John Taylor, John Woods, Jonathan W. Abelove, Jordan Brandman, Jose F. Moreno, Jose Hernandez, Jose Solorio, Jose Vergara, Joy L. Neugebauer, Judi Carmona, Judith A. Franco Walt Davenport, Judith Edwards, Karen Russell, Karen Yelsey, Karin M. Freeman, Katherine Smith, Kathryn L. Barr, Kathryn McCullogh, Kathy Iverson, Kathy Moffat, Katrina Foley, Keith D. Curry, Kelly H. Boyd, Ken Williams, Keri Ueberroth, Ketta Brown, Kevin Hobby, Kirk E. Bell, Kris Beard, Kris Murray, L. Carole Jensen, Lan Quoc Nguyen, Larry Agran, Larry D. Dick, Larry Kramer, Larry McKenney, Larry R. Lizotte, Laura Parisi, Lauren Brooks, Laurie Davies, Lawrence R. Labrado, Leonard L. Lahtinen, Leroy Mills, Leslie Daigle, Linda Habermehl, Linda Lindholm, Linda Navarro/Edwards, Linda Paulsen-Reed, Linda R. Weinstock, Lisa A. Bartlett, Lisa Collins, Lisa Jordan, Lisette Chel-Walker, Liz Steves, Lori Donchak, Lorraine Prinsky, Lucille Kring, Lynn Hatton, Lynn R. Davis, Lynn Thornley, Manny Ontiveros, Marcia Milchiker, Margie L. Rice, Margie Rice, Mariellen Yarc, Marilyn Buchi, Mark D. Wayland, Mark McCurdy, Mark Murphy, Mark Schwing, Mark Taylor, Martha Fluor, Marty Simonoff, Mary Aileen Matheis, Mary Fuhrman, Mary Hornbuckle, Mary Mangold, Mary Murphy, Matt Disston, Matt Harper, Meg Cutuli, Megan Harding, Melody Carruth, Michael Condiff, Michael F. Henn, Michael Farrell, Michael H. Simons, Michael J. Beverage, Michael Levitt, Michael Matsuda, Michael Maynard, Michael Parham, Michael Vo, Michele Martinez, Miguel Pulido, Mike Alvarez, Mike Blazey, Mike Munzing, Mike Safranski, Mike Scheafer, Miller Oh, Milton W. Robbins, Molly McClanahan, Nancy Gardner, Nancy Padberg, Nathan Zug, Nelida Yanez, Noel Hatch, Nora Straight, Pat Bates, Patricia "Trish" Kelley, Patricia Ganer, Patrick Melia, Patrick Ochoa, Paul Bokota, Peer A. Swan, Peter Herzog, Peter Kim, Phil Hawkins, Philip L. Anthony, Phillip B. Tsunoda, Phillip E. Yarbrough, Prakash Narain, Randal Bressette, Rebecca Gomez, Rhoads Martin, Rhonda Reardon, Ric Collett Jon H. Regnier, Richard B. Bell, Richard Barnett, Richard DeVecchio, Richard E. Barrett, Richard Freschi, Richard Murphy, Richard Runge, Richard S. Fiore, Rick Erkeneff, Rick Kiley, Rick Ledesma, Rigoberto Ramirez, Rob Johnson, Rob Richardson, Robert "Bob" Ring, Robert A. Singer, Robert Hammond, Robert Hendler, Robert Ming, Robert N. Hathaway, Robert Ooten, Rodney Todd, Roger C. Yoh, Roger Faubel, Roman Reyna, Ron Joseph Garcia, Ron Shepston, Ronald Casey, Rose Espinoza, Rosemary Saylor, Ross Chun, Roy Byrnes, Roy Moore, Rush Hill, Sal Tinajero, Sam Allevato, Samuel Van Hamblen, Sandi Baltes, Sandra Crandall, Sandra Hutchens, Sandra Jacobs, Sandy Blumberg, Sandy Genis, Scott Colton, Scott Goldman, Scott O Davis, Scott Voigts, Scott William Nelson, Sergio Contreras, Shari Freidenrich, Shari Kowalke, Sharon H. Brown, Sharon Wallin, Shawn Dewane, Shawn Nelson, Stephen R. Sheldon, Steve Baric, Steve Berry, Steve Blount, Steve Dicterow, Steve Harris, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Jones, Steve Mensinger, Steve Nagel, Steve Shanahan, Steven Choi, Steven E. LaMar, Steven H. Weinberg, Susan Henry, Susan Hinman, Suzie Swartz, Tammie K. Bullard, Ted F. Martin, Teresa Hampson, Theresa O'Hare, Thomas Prendergrast, Tim Brown, Tim Jemal, Tim Shaw, Tim Surridge, Tita Smith, Todd Spitzer, Tom Beamish, Tom Lindsey, Tom Smisek, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Tony Iseman, Tony Rackauckas, Tracy L. Pellman, Tri Ta, Troy Edgar, Tyler M. Diep, Valeri Peters Wagner, Van Jew, Victor J. Kriss, Vince Sarmiento, Warren Kusumoto, Wayne A. Clark, Wayne Osborne, Wayne Rayfield, Webster Guillory, Wendy Leece, William "Bill" Phillips, William Brutton, William C. Poe, William H. Kahn, William Landsiedel, William R. Hart, William VanderWerff, Woody Rickerl | 5 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on January 21, 2013
The rest of the nation commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, and Barack Obama was sworn in to a second term as the 44th President of the United States.
Here in Orange County, however, the Republican Central Committee is gathering to swear in its 2013-2014 membership, elect its 2013-2014 officers, and hear from Jim Brulte.
Captain Emily Sanford delivered the invocation and new Central Committee member Peggy Huang led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Central Committee Chairman Scott Baugh called the roll.
State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff swore in the Central Committee members. Huff joked that it was nice to be in a place where there’s actually multitudes of elected Republicans.
Lucille Kring, Henry Charoen, Robert Hammond, Tony Beall, Mike Munzing, Scott Voigts, Cecilia Iglesias, Anna Bryson, Tom Tait, Jesse Petrilla, Travis Allen, Don Wagner, Greg Sebourn, Bill Brough, Tim Shaw, Fred Whitaker, Todd Spitzer, Jeff Lalloway, Deborah Pauly, Steve Nagel, Mark McCurdy, Matt Harper, Steven Choi, Allan Mansoor, Dean Grose, Mark Schwing, and Craig Young were the elected officials introduced.
Long Pham announced he is running for the 34th Senate District in 2014. Anna Bryson confirmed she has filed paperwork to run for the 73rd Assembly District in 2014. Baron Night announced he was running for Buena Park City Council in 2014.
At 7:32 PM, John Warner nominated Scott Baugh for re-election as Chairman.
At 7:33 PM, Mary Young nominated and Tim Whitacre seconded John Warner for re-election as First Vice Chair.
At 7:34 PM, Bill Brough nominated Mary Young for re-election as Second Vice Chair.
At 7:35 PM, Mary Young nominated and John Warner seconded Peggy Huang for Secretary.
At 7:35 PM, Kermit Marsh nominated and Robert Hammond seconded Mark Bucher for re-election as Treasurer.
At 7:36 PM, Mike Munzing withdrew his candidacy for Assistant Treasurer and nominated TJ Fuentes, with a second from Jon Fleischman.
At 7:36 PM, Pat Shuff nominated and Lucille Kring seconded Norm Dickinson as Sergeant-at-Arms.
At 7:37 PM, the entire slate of executive committee officers was elected unanimously.
Chairman Scott Baugh reappointed Kermit Marsh as Parliamentarian.
At 7:38 PM, Orange County Central Committee Chairman Scott Baugh introduced former Senator Jim Brulte, who is running unopposed for California Republican Party Chairman.
Brulte said he was elected to the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee at the age of 18. After working in DC, Brulte returned to San Bernardino County as Executive Director of the Central Committee. Brulte had painted the Republican Party headquarters in San Bernardino at the age of 10.
Brulte outlined his top priorities:
1. The CRP is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. He wants to rebuild a statewide donor base of small donors, medium donors, and large donors. The CRP only has three employees currently.
2. The CRP must rebuild and expand the grassroots to protect David Valadao and Gary Miller; capture the seats formerly held by Brian Bilbray, Mary Bono Mack, and Dan Lungren; capture the seat held by Lou Correa; and protect the seats held by Eric Linder, Jeff Gorell, and Mike Morrell.
Deborah Pauly asked Brulte about the Tea Party. Brulte said anyone who supports Republican principles of limited government would be welcome and are the core of the grassroots.
Marcia Gilchrist asked about CRP headquarters. Brulte said the CRP headquarters are in a state of disrepair and need rehabilitation.
Teresa Hernandez asked about Hispanic and Latino outreach and about immigration policy. Brulte said the CRP must reach out to people of every community, Latinos, African-Americans, and every community out there. Brulte said it is not the CRP Chair’s job to pontificate on policy issues, it is the CRP Chair’s job to raise money. He said it is Congress’s responsibility to legislate on immigration. Brulte says he wants to focus on the nuts and bolts; he will be appearing on television, on radio, and in newspapers, far less often than previous CRP chairs, so he can focus on nuts and bolts.
Dean Grose asked about reinvigorating the CRP. Brulte said he gained seats during his tenures as Republican Leader in each house of the Legislature. He said the CRP is severely behind technologically.
Mike Withrow urged people to donate more money. Despite his blue collar profession, Withrow has been able to donate $1000 each year for years.
Outgoing CRP Vice Chair Steve Baric spoke of Brulte’s accomplishments in the Legislature and urged support for Brulte for CRP Chair.
At 7:57 PM, Jon Fleischman moved and Mary Young seconded for the OC GOP to endorse Jim Brulte for CRP Chair. The motion passed by acclimation.
Baugh then outlined the top lessons of 2012.
1. GOTV and grassroots matter. He cited numerous instances of close races and noted that a shift in just 500,000 votes in four states out of well over 100,000,000 votes in fifty states could have made Mitt Romney president.
2. Messengers matter. Baugh noted Orange County’s population is like few other metropolitan areas, with 34% Latino and 18.5% Asian. Republicans has lost 7% registration in the last decade, so Baugh says the GOP must work to fight this trend by better engaging Latinos and Asians.
3. Message and tone matter. Baugh said thoughts and ideas are more important than feelings, but properly framing thoughts and ideas are key. Baugh called the Republican Party the party of hope, opportunity, and prosperity for all. Baugh expressed disapproval of Romney’s 47% remark. Baugh pointed to Ted Cruz’s language of opportunity conservatism. He said the term of “limited government” is meaningless to the unemployed or the parents with children in poor schools but “removing barriers and regulations impeding job creation” and “giving parents choices” are the language of opportunity conservatism. He said conservative ideas must be described in how they can help advance opportunity. Baugh said immigration policies are out of date, unenforced, or unenforceable. He said there is a labor supply in Mexico and a labor demand in the US, and people in Mexico are seeking a better life. He said America allows people to seek a better life and asked “who among us” would not come to America from Mexico to seek a better life. Baugh said neither amnesty nor deportation is the answer; it lies somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, a solution that respects dignity and the human spirit. He said Republican policies must offer opportunity to all.
After a brief recess, the 65th District named Alexandria Coronado as its Executive Committee representative, and the 69th named Charles Hart as its Executive Committee representative.
For the Financial Review Committee, each district named the following members:
55th – Brenda McCune
65th – Baron Night
68th – Fred Whitaker
69th – Charles Hart
72nd – Steve Nagel
73rd – Greg Woodard
74th – John Draper
These seven people comprise the entire Financial Review Committee.
Chairman Scott Baugh presented the Local Elected Official of the Year Award to Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway for his successful efforts at building a team that toppled the Larry Agran machine in Irvine. Baugh spoke of sending the party’s financial and grassroots resources to Irvine.
Lalloway thanked Mayor Steven Choi, Councilwoman Christina Shea, and Council candidate Lynn Schott. Lalloway spoke of losses at the federal and state levels but the hope that Irvine Council provided, with the police union endorsing Agran’s entire slate and with $1,200,000 spent by Agran’s side including $300,000 spent by Agran personally.
Chairman Scott Baugh presented the Legislator of the Year Award to both Congressman John Campbell and Assemblyman Don Wagner for their efforts in bankrolling much of the OCGOP’s efforts in Irvine.
Wagner thanked Lalloway, Choi, Shea, Baugh, the Central Committee, and all the volunteers who helped in Irvine.
On Campbell’s behalf, Lou Penrose spoke of Campbell’s great delight at the Irvine results and the importance of team efforts. Noting his own Italian heritage, Penrose spoke of doing this as a family effort.
Chairman Scott Baugh announced that Assemblyman Don Wagner was renting a currently-vacant portion of the OC GOP Headquarters in Tustin for his campaign office.
Rhonda Rohrabacher and Assemblyman Don Wagner presented the Anna Woods Memorial HQ Volunteer of the Year Award to Naz Namazi for her efforts at the OCGOP HQ and in Huntington Beach. Namazi also received awards from the offices of Senator Mimi Walters and Supervisor Pat Bates.
Captain Emily Sanford, Zonya Townsend, and Assemblyman Don Wagner presented the Captain Emily F. Sanford, USN (Ret.) Volunteer of the Year Award to Chalone and Harold Warman of San Clemente. The Warmans called themselves “rare Republican teachers,” as Chalone Warman was a teacher at San Clemente High School and Harold Warman taught at San Diego State University.
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi spoke to the Central Committee. He quipped, “It took a village to elect a Republican Mayor of Irvine.” Choi thanked Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea, Congressman John Campbell, Assemblyman Don Wagner, former Supervisor Bill Campbell, and the volunteers who made his victory possible. Choi also reported Republicans now have a registration advantage over Democrats among Orange County’s Korean-Americans.
At 9:08 PM, the Central Committee adjourned.
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Allan Mansoor, Anna Bryson, Baron Night, Bill Brough, Bob Huff, Cecilia Iglesias, Craig Young, Dean Grose, Deborah Pauly, Don Wagner, Emily Sanford, Fred Whitaker, Greg Sebourn, Henry Charoen, Jeff Lalloway, Jesse Petrilla, Jim Brulte, John Warner, Jon Fleischman, Long Pham, Lucille Kring, Mark Bucher, Mark McCurdy, Mark Schwing, Mary Young, Matt Harper, Mike Munzing, Mike Withrow, Norm Dickinson, Peggy Huang, Robert Hammond, Scott Baugh, Scott Voigts, Steve Baric, Steve Nagel, Steven Choi, Tim Shaw, TJ Fuentes, Todd Spitzer, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Travis Allen | 2 Comments »
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on November 16, 2012
As promised, I have now put together a database for the School Board members and their party affiliation based on who will be serving post election. Based on results in a couple of races being close, this list may change before it goes up on the website permanently.
If anybody reading this finds an error (like the situation where I thought Wendy Leece ran unopposed for NMUSD) please let me know so I can fix it.
Here is the database: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Anaheim City School District, Anaheim Union High School District, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Buena Park School District, Capistrano Unified School District, Centralia School District, Coast Community College District, Cypress School District, Fountain Valley School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Huntington Beach City School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District, Irvine Unified School District, La Habra City School District, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Lowell Joint School District, Magnolia School District, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, North Orange County Community College District, Ocean View School District, Orange County Board of Education, Orange Unified School District, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Savanna School District, Tustin Unified School District, Westminster School District | Tagged: Jose Solorio, Ken Williams, John Briscoe, Robert Hammond, Nancy Padberg, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Katherine Smith, Brian O'Neal, Elizabeth Parker, John Alpay, Gary Pritchard, John Ortega, Kathy Moffat, Molly McClanahan, James Wright, Ellen Addonizio, Claudia Alvarez, Sandra Crandall, Katrina Foley, Arianna Barrios, Tim Jemal, Bill Jay, Cecilia Iglesias, Jeanne Galindo, Debbie Cotton, Jim Reardon, Paul Bokota, Lauren Brooks, Michael Parham, David Boyd, Jack Bedell, Barbara Dunsheath, Jeffrey P. Brown, Donna Miller, Manny Ontiveros, Leonard L. Lahtinen, Michael Matsuda, David Grant, Jim Moreno, Mary Hornbuckle, Jerry Patterson, Lorraine Prinsky, Phillip E. Yarbrough, John Hanna, Lawrence R. Labrado, Nelida Yanez, Thomas Prendergrast, Marcia Milchiker, David B. Lang, Anna L. Piercy, Marilyn Buchi, Robert N. Hathaway, Robert A. Singer, Barbara L. Kilponen, Andy Montoya, Kathy Iverson, Brian Garland, Bonnie P. Castrey, Susan Henry, Michael H. Simons, Joe Rollino, Bill Hall, Teresa Hampson, Michael Condiff, Rodney Todd, Gail Lyons, Kevin Hobby, Anna Bryson, Lynn Hatton, Amy Hanacek, Lan Quoc Nguyen, Bob Harden, Linda Paulsen-Reed, Bao Quoc Nguyen, George West, Sharon Wallin, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Theresa O'Hare, Ketta Brown, Betsy Jenkins, William Landsiedel, Jan Vickers, Jeffrey Barke, Diana Hill, Meg Cutuli, David A. Boyer, Karen Russell, Karen Yelsey, Judith A. Franco, Walt Davenport, David Brooks, Martha Fluor, Dana Black, Diane Singer, Rick Ledesma, Tim Surridge, Alexa Deligianni, Mark D. Wayland, Karin M. Freeman, Carrie Buck, Judi Carmona, Eric Padget, Carol Downey, Dolores Winchell, Dennis Walsh, Suzie Swartz, Don Sedgwick, Ginny Aitkens, John Palacio, Audrey Yamagata Noji, Rob Richardson, Jose Hernandez, Lynn R. Davis, Jonathan W. Abelove, James H. Laird, Tammie K. Bullard, Francine Pace Scinto, Sandy Blumberg, Jeff Cole, Jose F. Moreno, James Vanderbilt, Bob Gardner, Samuel Van Hamblen, Brian Chambers, Helen Lee, L. Carole Jensen, Barbara Michel, Lisa Jordan, Irv Trinkle, Megan Harding, Dennis Salts, Steve Harris, David Giese, Valeri Peters Wagner, Steve Blount, Candi Kern, Brian Nakamura, Jimmy Templin, Judith Edwards, Ian Collins, Chris Thompson, Janny Meyer, Beverly Berryman, Hilda Sugarman, Lynn Thornley, Shirley A. Carey, Rosemary Saylor, Celia Jaffe, Brian Rechsteiner, Bridget Kaub, Sharon H. Brown, Linda Navarro/Edwards, Sandi Baltes, John Dobson, Liz Steves, Bill Hinz, Anastasia Shackelford, Darin Barber, Fred W. Schambeck, Brandon Jones, Cliff E. Breddon Jr., Esther H. Wallace, Barbara Quintana, Barbara J. Clendineng, Nathan Zug, Tracy L. Pellman, John Ortiz, Gina Clayton, Linda R. Weinstock, Patrick Ochoa, Edward A. Erdtsieck, Carol Sundman, Chris Brown, Andrew Nguyen, David Bridgewaters, Mary Mangold, Jamison Power, Amy Walsh | 4 Comments »
Posted by Greg Woodard on October 30, 2012
The Atlas PAC, a conservative group that believes in the ideals of limited government, free market enterprise, low taxation, and individual liberty, held a forum on October 24 for its endorsed candidates. A veritable who’s who of Orange County state legislators arrived, with 5 current or prospective members of the Assembly and State Senator Mimi Walters making a brief appearance. Director Ben Pugh hosted the event, and he urged those in attendance to support the endorsed candidates, both financially and by walking or otherwise getting involved. Each candidate was given a chance to speak and, with less than two weeks before the election, the following made their pitch:
- Allan Mansoor – Allan said that the June primary was tough and that because of the support of Atlas PAC and others, he is likely to win in November. He highlighted the need to fight for pension reform, particularly with the passage of Proposition 32, the fight for the 3Ms in Costa Mesa (Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan, and Colin McCarthy), the need to pass the charter in Costa Mesa (Yes on V), the pension fight in Huntington Beach, and the need for conservatives to take control of the City Council in Irvine.
- Chris Norby – Chris said that there was one seat in Orange County that could flip from Republican to Democrat – his. He noted that Republicans only hold a 1% registered voter edge in his district, and that he has been outspent 3-1 in the last few weeks, with most of the money for his challenger coming from unions. He said there were 5,000 bills proposed in the last legislative session, and 1,000 of those became laws, which he believes is far too many. He wants at least 1,000 bad laws to be repealed and he promised to fight for common sense and personal responsibility if re-elected.
- Eric Linder – Eric is running in the Inland Empire, but has many long-lasting relationships in Orange County and he said he would not be in position to win his seat if not for Atlas PAC. Eric thanked many in the room for supporting him in the tough June primary. Eric touted his experience as a business owner and said he hopes to serve with those elected officials who were present that night.
- Don Wagner – Don noted that Republicans currently have only a one seat cushion in the Assembly that is preventing the Democrats from imposing unlimited taxes on California residents. Also, one Republican member recently recanted her no taxes pledge. Despite this, he said it will get better – he expects the party to take back one seat recently lost, and that Eric Linder needs to take Jeff Miller’s old seat. He also said that there are 3-4 real possible pickups in the Assembly and that conservatives need to focus their time and resources on these seats in the next couple of weeks.
- Travis Allen- Travis is running in the 72nd District against another Republican, Troy Edgar (this is as a result of Prop. 14, passed in 2010). Travis said that he is a life-long Republican who has been an investment advisor for 16 years. He believes that his race is about no new taxes – and he signed the no new taxes pledge, but his opponent has not. He said that Edgar has raised taxes as a City Council member 12 times and he was a registered Democrat until 2006. Travis thinks we have too many bench warmers in the Sacramento with no core principles who do nothing. He believes he has the ability, desire, and educational background to make a difference. He will not raise taxes and he will make the voters proud.
Irvine City Council
- Steven Choi – Steven said this is the year that Democrat Larry Agran is going to be beat, and the Republicans will win 3 seats between his race, and the two other Republican council candidates – Christina Shea and Lynn Schott. Steven said the Atlas PAC endorsement helps him a lot, and that the voters he is meeting say that they have or will vote for him.
- Lynn Schott – Lynn previously ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 2010 and she has spent the last two years building up name recognition in the city. She emphasized kitchen table issues for the city – Irvine was ground-zero for the subprime collapse and many residents lost their jobs and homes (she noted that there are 100 homeless students in the city). She said the current council majority is tone-deaf to the residents’ struggle to pay for gas, school supplies, and groceries. She gave the example of the majority giving an across-the-board 6% raise to city employees, at a cost of $2.5 million. She is a 27-year resident of the city and Larry Agran has been in power during that entire time. Lynn wants to give Agran a retirement party on November 6.
Aliso Viejo City Council
- Mike Munzing – Mike said running has been an educational experience. His city is 7.5 square miles and he said that no one has run and won against the original council members, but he plans on being the first. Mike said he is loud, visible, and everywhere (those of us who know Mike will attest to that). Mike said he has hit the city once, but he wants to hit it again. So, on the Saturday before the election, Mike is trying to get 30 volunteers to walk every district. He also has 44,000 mail pieces going out to the residents.
Anaheim City Council
- Brian Chuchua – Brian said the city’s educational system needs help. He believes that Curt Pringle runs the city with two other council members (who he called the “Giveaway 3”). He noted that the council gave away $158 million in bed taxes, which he said is 43% of the General Fund. He also said that the city recently approved a $368 million streetcar system for 10 streetcars when buses would have cost only $58 million. He believes the system is for Disney employees. He also mentioned a $170 million train station that is to be built that is not adequate for high-speed rail (it will cost another $120 million for that). He is running because he sees what is wrong with the city and he wants to correct it. He said that he is self-funded and he needs help.
Costa Mesa City Council
- Colin McCarthy – Colin painted a picture of the rancorous campaign, and expressed outrage over the tactics of his opponents’ supporters. He described a recent video that was taken of a man picking up campaign signs supporting him, Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan, and Measure V (charter) and ripping them up. Colin identified the man as a highly paid city employee (nearly $87,000 in annual compensation and benefits). He said he recently attended a public forum where he was booed and hissed by members of the public. A member of the Planning Commission, Colin said he sees how the “sausage is made” and how dysfunctional government is. Colin has kids and he is interested in making the city a better place for them.
Costa Mesa Sanitation District
- Jeff Mathews – Jeff believes Republicans will have big wins this year. He wants to see the power of the unions cut. He has looked at where the problems in his city are, and he found them in small districts like the sanitation district. He wants to get real changes made. Jeff mentioned that his opponents have served on the district for over 20 years, they are complacent, and he does not believe that politicians should use the same position in government as a career choice. He said the district has a $5 million surplus, due in part to higher rates, and he wants to look into all of the small-scale issues that, cumulatively, have a large impact on the city’s residents.
- Don Harper – Don said he was inspired by the 3Ms in Costa Mesa and their efforts to change the current environment. He is a businessman who founded a very successful business and he thinks he can use that experience to help change the government from the bottom up.
Lake Forest City Council
- Dwight Robinson – Dwight said the Orange County Register (which has endorsed him), published a quote from him – “If you can find it in the phone book, government shouldn’t do it.” He believes the private sector can do things much better than government can. Dwight noted that the current council members do not work in business, but he does. He runs several private businesses, his largest being an agricultural commodities exporting business, and he employs over 100 people. Dwight said that government does not create jobs, the private sector does. He noted his endorsement by the Orange County Republican Party and said that he wants to be the business owner on the City Council.
- Adam Nick – Adam said he has been an accountant and auditor for over 20 years. He owns a successful Lake Forest business and he has lived in the city for 30+ years. Adam believes his time and experience qualifies him for council service. Adam believes in small government, less regulation, and lower taxes. He said the United States Constitution sets America apart from the rest of the world in that it states that the government derives its power from the people, not the other way around; the government works for us. Adam believes he can make a difference and do good things for the city.
Mission Viejo City Council
- Ed Sachs – Ed said that he has been in business since he was 8 years old, concluding his career with 30-plus years at Pioneer Electronics where he was President of the United States Mobile Electronics division for 5 years. During his time at Pioneer, he presided over a division with a $500 million budget with $20+ million in profits. Ed said he recently challenged the city’s mayor over the city’s reserves (which have been reduced significantly over the past 5+ years) and did not receive a good answer in return. Ed also mentioned that the council has debating a dog park for the past 10 years and he wants to get in and make the tough decisions without arguing for over a decade.
- Cathy Schlicht – Larry Gilbert spoke on behalf of Cathy. He said that Cathy has opposed the city’s plans for a dog park because the first phase alone is estimated to cost $850,000. He also mentioned that Cathy opposes the Kaleidoscope property owner’s plan to put up large electronic billboards to advertise out-of-town businesses. Larry said if Ed and Cathy are not elected. the billboards will be approved.
Orange City Council
- Jon Dumitru – Jon said his race is unique because he is running against a nice person, but she is a liberal Democrat. He said that the union has spent $40,000 against him and the police union has spent $67,000. Jon helped end firefighter overtime issues that cost the city over $2 million last year. He also noted that the city just implemented a huge pension roll back, and he led the effort to eliminate compensation for City Council members. Jon also said that, even though the city recently had a $23 million deficit that it had to close with reserves, his opponent wanted to give $1 million from the city’s catastrophic reserves to give city employees a bonus to deal with a city employee’s death – in Costa Mesa.
Santa Ana City Council
- George Collins – George is running for Mayor of Santa Ana. He said that the City Manager, who also serves as the Chief of Police, makes $330,000 per year. He said that the city has no parks. George got into politics because of city corruption. He believes that the city defers things too often, which leads to debt. He also thinks that the council is a conduit for liberals to move on to higher positions like the Board of Supervisors and state Assembly. George wants to change the culture and make a difference. George said he needs feet to walk and help him get elected.
Santa Ana Unified School District
- Cecilia Iglesias – Cecilia said that 70% of Santa Ana are Latinos, and most of them have conservative values. She urged Latinos to vote their values and to contribute to society. Cecilia wants to make changes by starting locally and moving to the state and national level. She ran against Loretta Sanchez two years ago as an independent and now wants to make a difference through her conservative values. Cecilia is the founder of a non-profit for deaf kids and she wants educational opportunities for all.
Posted in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Orange County, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District | Tagged: Adam Nick, Allan Mansoor, Atlas PAC, Brian Chuchua, Cathy Schlicht, Cecilia Iglesias, Chris Norby, Colin McCarthy, Don Harper, Don Wagner, Dwight Robinson, Ed Sachs, Eric Linder, George Collins, Jeff Mathews, Jon Dumitru, Lynn Schott, Mike Munzing, Steven Choi, Travis Allen | 7 Comments »