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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Emami’

Dwyer Endorsed by OCGOP for Huntington Beach Council; Hart (Santa Ana Council) and Iglesias (Santa Ana Unified) Delayed Until September

Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 20, 2012

Devin Dwyer was endorsed by the OCGOP for Huntington Beach Council. Charles Hart’s endorsement for Santa Ana City Council and the endorsement of Cecilia Iglesias for Santa Ana Unified School District were delayed until September.

My hand injury impeded me from blogging those three endorsement debates. For more info on those, see Emami’s “The Time Has Come” post.

Also, to answer Emami’s question, Tino Rivera came in third in 2006 when he ran for Santa Ana City Council, Ward 2, for the seat that Michele Martinez won.

Posted in Huntington Beach, Republican Central Committee, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »

The Time Has Come Live Blogging: 8-20-2012 OC GOP Central Committee

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on August 20, 2012

UPDATED 9:07 PM- We are now onto bylaws issues and I am done for the night.

UPDATED 9:04 PM- Todd Spitzer is pointing out that the endorsement is controversial and should be sent to the endorsements committee. The ayes have it and the endorsement will be sent to the endorsements committee.

UPDATED 9:02 PM- Charles Hart is now speaking about the work he has done in Santa Ana for both the community and the OC GOP.

UPDATED 8:59 PM- Brett Franklin is now speaking about how Carlos Bustamante is what he referred to as a problem. He is asking that the Central Committee take some time to look into both candidates and not rush to endorse 1 over the other.

UPDATED 8:57 PM- Scott Baugh is making a speech as to the situation that exists when 2 members from the Central Committee are both running for the same office. Read the rest of this entry »

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Red County Appears To Be Going Away

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on August 3, 2012

The rumor that I have just been made aware of is that today i the last day that Red County (Orange County) will be up online. One of the reasons that we started this blog was because we believe that they lost sight over there as to what it meant to be a local blog. As many of you know I got my first real start in blogging at Red County and it is actually really sad to see it go away.

I am actually sort of sad to see it go because it used to be a really good blog back in the days when Matt Cunningham, Chip Hanlon, etc… were running the show over there. Once they started censoring posts that writers were trying to put up and also leaving a 3 day delay between when posts were submitted and posted I realized that things were just not the same.

As we approach 100,000 hits here at OC Political we (Erik Brown, Chris Nguyen, and myself) want to thank the readership and hopefully welcome in some new readership from those that used to read Red County.

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Dr. Ken Williams and Robert Hammond Sworn in as Trustees for the Orange County Board of Education

Posted by Craig P. Alexander on July 19, 2012

Today I had the honor of attending the swearing in ceremony of Dr. Ken Williams and Robert Hammond for their terms on the Orange County Board of Education. For those who are already familiar with the OCBOE, you know that Dr. Ken Williams has been a conservative voice on that Board for many years. I was glad that Dr. Williams not only won re-election but by a large majority of those voting in his Trustee area.

Robert Hammond is the new comer to the Board having just won his election on June 5th. Robert had a tough race against several opponents but he worked very, very hard to reach out to the voters in his Trustee Area and it paid off in his win on Election Day. Robert will be a strong conservative voice on this Board and I am encouraged by his election as a Republican in an area that has many Democrats and Decline to State voters.

What might not be so well known is our publishers Chris Emami and Chris Nguyen of Custom Campaigns were the campaigns managers for both Dr. Williams and Mr. Hammond. They did a great job of planning and executing successful election and re-election campaigns on shoe string budgets. With these two successes and their past successes with other school board races, Custom Campaigns is becoming the go to group for getting elected to a school board in Orange County.

Congratulations Chris & Chris!

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April Fools’ Day Posts

Posted by Chris Nguyen on April 2, 2012

Since it is now April 2, I can now clarify that Emami only wrote three April Fools’ Day posts:

Again, those three are the sole April Fools’ Day posts.

All other posts outside of those three posts are legitimate OC Political posts.

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Thank You To Our Readers For A Great February

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 1, 2012

I want to quickly take a moment this morning to thank our readers for what has been a great February. We started this blog with the hopes that it might make it past the first week, and here just over a month later we are still standing. This blog would not be possible without the great blogpen we have and the commentary that we receive from our readers.

So a heartfelt thank you from the founders of this blog including myself, Chris Nguyen, and Erik Brown. Hopefully we can make March that much better. If you have not already done so I would encourage those of you who enjoy reading this blog to do the following:

1. Follow the blog via WordPress in order to get e-mail updates once a post goes up. (See top of blog)
2. Like us on Facebook 
3. Follow us on Twitter

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2-29-2012 Central Committee (AD 68) Filing Update

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 29, 2012

Here is part 6 in this 7 part series that is going out this week on the blog.

Thank you to Meridian Pacific for the use of the map to show this district:

This Assembly district is currently represented by Assemblyman Don Wagner and represents a chunk of North Orange County along with a large slice of Irvine. With that being said here is the break-down of who has pulled papers:

Ken L. Williams Jr.– He is currently an elected member of the Orange County Board of Education and a past member of the OC GOP Central Committee.

Noel Stone Parrish– I could be mixing her up with somebody else but it appears that she is a former resident of Los Angeles County who moved to Orange County.

Todd Spitzer– He is currently a candidate for Orange County Supervisor in the 3rd District and an elected member to the OC GOP Central Committee. *incumbent.

Marcia Gilchrist– She has been a solid voice in Republican politics for a long time including her service as an elected member of the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.

Deborah Pauly– She is currently a member of the Villa Park City Council and Vice Chair of the OC GOP. Also she is rumored to possibly be running for Supervisor against Todd Spitzer. *Incumbent.

Chris Emami– I don’t know for sure whether or not I will be running.

Walter H. Myers III– He is someone who I consider to be a friend and he is also a very solid Republican as well. We are clearly rooting for our fellow blogger here at OC Political to win.

Lynn Schott– She is currently an elected member of the OC GOP Central Committee. It might be just me, but she comes across as angry all the time.

Nick Wilson– He is currently a Tea Party Republican who is running for a second time for this Central Committee seat after a tough loss in 2010.

Denis Bilodeau– He is currently an elected member of the Orange City Council and Orange County Water district. He was recently appointed to the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.

Ray Grangoff– Currently a member of Supervisor Pat Bates staff and also an elected member of the OC GOP Central Committee. *Incumbent.

Scott “Scotty” Voigts– A current elected member of the Lake Forest City Council and also a member of Assemblyman Don Wagner’s staff.

Readers help me out by adding info on any candidates that I may have left out and feel free to fill me in on the candidates I found nothing on.

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2-20-2012 Filing Update

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents Day to everybody. Despite the Registrar of Voters being closed today, I thought we could take a look at who had filed for Republican Party Central Committee after the first week (incumbents have a *):

55th Assembly District (Hagman)

Brenda McCune
Tim Shaw
Robert Lauten

65th Assembly District (Norby)

Alex Burrola
Baron Night*
Greg Sebourn
Henry Charoen
Jerry Jackson*
Sou Moua
Pat Shuff*

68th Assembly District (Wagner)

Ken L. Williams Jr.
Noel Stone Parrish
Todd Spitzer*
Marcia Gilchrist*
Deborah Pauly*
Chris Emami (Yes, this is me)
Walter H. Myers III
Lynn Schott*
Nick Wilson
Denis Bilodeau*

69th Assembly District (Solorio)

Lupe Moreno*
Charles Hart
Thomas Anthony Gordon

72nd Assembly District (Silva)

Janet Nguyen*
John W. Briscoe
Mark McCurdy*
Dennis R. Catron
Brian Hoops
Matthew Harper*
Dean Grose*
Kermit Marsh*

73rd Assembly District (Harkey)

Dave Duringer
Mary Young*
Mike Munzing*
Alice Anderson*
Norm Dickinson*
Steve Magdziak
Chandra Chell*
Linda Barnes

74th Assembly District (Mansoor)

Emily Sanford
Allan Bartlett*
Christina Shea
John Draper*
Scott Baugh*
Greg Baker
Jon Aiken

I will try to do another update at the end of this week or early next week with another list of who has pulled papers.

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2-16-2012 Filing Update

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 16, 2012

Things are starting to heat up in the world of the Republican Party Central Committee filing with some more candidates jumping in to the fray. Take a look at who has already pulled papers in each district (incumbents have a *):

55th Assembly District (Hagman)

Brenda McCune
Tim Shaw
Robert Lauten

65th Assembly District (Norby)

Alex Burrola
Baron Night*
Greg Sebourn
Henry Charoen
Jerry Jackson*
Sam Moua

68th Assembly District (Wagner)

Ken Williams
Noel Stone Parrish
Todd Spitzer*
Marcia Gilchrist*
Deborah Pauly*
Chris Emami (Yes, this is me)
Walter H. Myers III
Lynn Schott*

69th Assembly District (Solorio)

Lupe Moreno*

72nd Assembly District (Silva)

Janet Nguyen*
John Briscoe
Mark McCurdy*
Dennis Catron
Brian Hoops
Matthew Harper*

73rd Assembly District (Harkey)

Dave Duringer
Mary Young*
Mike Munzing*
Alice Anderson*
Norm Dickinson*
Steve Magdziak
Chandra Chell*

74th Assembly District (Mansoor)

Emily Sanford
Allan Bartlett*
Christina Shea
John Draper*

Stay tuned for more updates on this race including an overall analysis handicapping each race after the filing period has closed.

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