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Posted by Greg Woodard on November 13, 2012
While many of us conservatives are still licking our wounds from Tuesday, we get more information about the vile attacks those on the left will resort to in an effort to further tighten their grip on our wallets, our government, and our future. Case in point – Frank Mickadeit reported last week in the Orange County Register about the thuggish tactics that the opposition in Costa Mesa to the City Council majority (now consisting of Jim Righeimer, Gary Monahan, and Steve Mensinger) will use. Many of you will remember the harrowing story a couple of months ago where Righeimer was tailed home from Skosh Monahan’s by Chris Lanzillo, an investigator who worked for a law firm that represented the Costa Mesa police union, as well as many other public employee unions in the state. Lanzillo appears to have made a false police report claiming that Righeimer stumbled out of Skosh Monahan’s and was driving erratically on his way home. The police took the unprecedented step of going to Righeimer’s home and conducting a sobriety test. Righeimer passed with flying colors, since all he had at Skosh’s was a diet coke (he had the receipt to prove it). However, the damage was done as Righeimer’s young daughters had to watch in horror, wondering if their dad was going to be arrested.
As if that were not bad enough, Righeimer was not even the investigator’s target. As Mickadeit reports, Lanzillo was hired by someone (he wouldn’t say who) to try to catch Gary Monahan, Skosh’s owner, in a compromising position with a woman who had been sent to entrap Monahan, who is married. The woman appeared to be in her 30s, she wore a low-cut top, and she was flirting with Monahan. Nothing came of the event, but Lanzillo got his “bonus” when Righeimer showed up.
Lanzillo also admitted that he was hired to dig up dirt on Mensinger and Colin McCarthy, who ran with Mensinger and Monahan but fell short of his City Council bid. McCarthy responded to the article, saying “that these kind of dirty tricks keep good citizens from running from local office. It definitely has a chilling effect on our democratic process. I hope the DA prosecutes this guy.”
The District Attorney is investigating the event, and hopefully the shameless thugs who did this will be revealed and prosecuted. While Lanzillo will not admit who hired him, anyone who does not think it will tie in somehow with the unions, well I have a bridge in Brooklyn I would love to sell you.
The plot thickens. To answer Dan Chmielewski, a crime may have been committed by Lanzillo and others. Tony Saavedra reported in the Orange County Register today that county prosecutors are investigating Lanzillo on a “conspiracy to file a false police report” with the possibility of more serious charges to come. The investigation has expanded to include another private investigator who works for Lanzillo. Both men had their houses searched and cell phones, computers, and other electronics were taken for analysis. In addition, prosecutors have a search warrant for the cell phone records of police union lawyer Dieter Dammeier, who has employed both investigators in the past.
Saavedra also noted that there is a separate investigation in El Monte, where the former city manager filed a police report last year that said he was followed for days by a car similar to the one Lanzillo owns. Lanzillo would not confirm or deny that he is the one who followed the city manager.
Stay tuned as this story does not seem to be going away any time soon.
Posted in Costa Mesa | Tagged: Colin McCarthy, Costa Mesa City Councill, Gary Monahan, Jim Righeimer, Measure V, Steve Mensinger | 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 »
Posted by Greg Woodard on September 28, 2012
Last night, the “3Ms” as they’re called, current council members Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan, and council candidate Colin McCarthy, made their pitch for the upcoming November Costa Mesa City Council election at a fundraiser put on by Jeff Mathews (candidate for Costa Mesa Sanitary District) at Eurocar, a high-end car dealership in Costa Mesa. All three candidates made the argument that the city is at a crossroads regarding unsustainable city spending, and they pledged to make sure that city services and funds will exist not only for current residents, but for their children, as well.
The City of Costa Mesa was described as the “Wisconsin of the West” and OCGOP Chair, Scott Baugh, praised the work that Mensinger, Monahan, and council member Jim Righeimer had done in representing the residents of Costa Mesa, and stressed the need to continue to elect conservative candidates like the 3Ms to keep the progress moving forward.
Jim Righeimer emphasized the need to pass Measure V which would make Costa Mesa a charter city, and give it more flexibility in negotiating with city workers and allow it to outsource some city services, resulting in significant savings to the city and the residents.
The event rasied thousands of dollars for the candidates and Measure V, and was well-attended. Those in attendance included California Assembly members Tim Donnelly, Diane Harkey, Allan Mansoor, and Don Wagner. Local candidates Jim Fisler (Mesa Water District incumbent running for re-election) and Don Harper (running for Costa Mesa Sanitary District) also were in attendance. In addition, Irvine council member Jeff Lalloway, long-time party supporters Buck Johns and Judy Ware, as well as several party supporters attended.
Two other local candidates, Eric Bever (Costa Mesa Mayor running for Mesa Water District) and Ethan Temianka (Costa Mesa Parks & Rec. Commissioner running for Mesa Water District), were scheduled to attend but were unable to make it.
Council candidates Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan, and Colin McCarthy with Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and OCGOP Chairman Scott Baugh
Posted in Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Mesa Consolidated Water District | Tagged: Colin McCarthy, Gary Monahan, Jeff Mathews, Jim Righeimer, Scott Baugh, Steve Mensinger | 1 Comment »
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…
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Don Harper
- Costa Mesa Sanitary District: Jeff R. Mathews
Posted in Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Unified School District, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Cypress, Cypress School District, Dana Point, Democrat Central Committee, East Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, Fountain Valley School District, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Irvine Unified School District, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mesa Consolidated Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Newport Beach, Ocean View School District, Orange, Orange County Water District, Orange Unified School District, Rancho Santa Margarita, Republican Central Committee, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Unified School District, Tustin, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Adam Nick, Alexandria Coronado, Alexia L. Deligianni, Allan Bernstein, Baron Night, Brad McGirr, Brett Elliott Franklin, Brian Neil Chuchua, Bruce Whitaker, Carlos N. Olvera, Carol Gamble, Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias, Charles E. "Chuck" Puckett, Charles Hart, Christina L. Shea, Colin McCarthy, Dave Sullivan, Dean Grose, Debbie Cotton, Denis R. Bilodeau, Devin Dwyer, Don Harper, Douglass S. Davert, Dwight Robinson, Erik Peterson, Ethan Temianka, Gary Monahan, George M. Collins, Greg Ficke, James R. Fisler, Jeanne Galindo, Jeff R. Mathews, Jim Reardon, John Nielsen, Jon Dumitru, Karina Onofre, Larry R. Crandall, Laurie Davies, Lucille Kring, Lynn Schott, Mark A. Murphy, Mark Schwing, Measure FF, Measure HH, Measure V, Measure Z, Michelle Ollada Alipio, Mike Mortenson, Mike Munzing, Nancy Rikel, Peter Kim, Ray Grangoff, Rob Johnson, Roger C. Yoh, Steve A. Nagel, Steve Dicterow, Steve Jones, Steve Mensinger, Steve R. Lang, Steven S. Choi, Steven Vargas, Susan Hinman, Tony Beall, Travis Kiger, William "Bill" Perkins | 5 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 20, 2012
Here’s the status of the OCGOP early endorsements list. (Regular endorsements will be considered in September.)
PULLED (To be debated tonight)
Steven Choi for Mayor of Irvine
Devin Dwyer for Huntington Beach City Council
Jennifer Fitzgerald for Fullerton City Council
Cecilia Iglesias for Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee
Charles Hart for Santa Ana City Council
ENDORSED (Approved by Central Committee Moments Ago)
Christina Shea for Irvine City Council
Steve Mensinger for Costa Mesa City Council
Gary Monahan for Costa Mesa City Council
Colin McCarthy for Costa Mesa City Council
Costa Mesa City Charter
Dave Sullivan for Huntington Beach City Council
Huntington Beach Property Tax Protection Initiative
Peter Kim for La Palma City Council
Ray Grangoff for Orange City Council
Jon Dumitru for Mayor of Orange
Mark Murphy for Orange City Council
Bruce Whitaker for Fullerton City Council
Travis Kiger for Fullerton City Council
Lucille Kring for Anaheim City Council
Mike Munzing for Aliso Viejo City Council
Nancy Rikel for Yorba Linda City Council
Mark Schwing for Yorba Linda City Council
Denis Bilodeau for Orange County Water District Director
Ethan Temianka for Mesa Consolidated Water District Director
Jeff Mathews for Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director
Don Harper for Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director
Rob Johnson for Cypress City Council
Gary DeLong for Congress
Tony Beall for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Bruce Whitaker, Cecilia Iglesias, Charles Hart, Christina Shea, Colin McCarthy, Dave Sullivan, Denis Bilodeau, Devin Dwyer, Don Harper, Ethan Temianka, Gary DeLong, Gary Monahan, Jeff Mathews, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jon Dumitru, Lucille Kring, Mark Murphy, Mark Schwing, Mike Munzing, Nancy Rikel, Peter Kim, Ray Grangoff, Rob Johnson, Steve Mensinger, Steven Choi, Tony Beall, Travis Kiger | Leave a Comment »
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 »
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Bruce Whitaker, Cecilia Iglesias, Charles Hart, Chris Emami, Chris Nguyen, Christina Shea, Colin McCarthy, Costa Mesa City Charter, Dave Sullivan, Denis Bilodeau, Devin Dwyer, Don Harper, Ethan Temianka, Gary DeLong, Gary Monahan, Greg Woodard, Huntington Beach Property Tax Protection Initiative, Jeff Mathews, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jon Dumitru, Karina Onofre, Lucille Kring, Mark Murphy, Mark Schwing, Mike Munzing, Nancy Rikel, Peter Kim, Ray Grangoff, Rhonda Rohrabacher, Rob Johnson, Robert Hammond, Steve Mensinger, Steven Choi, Thomas Gordon, Tony Beall, Travis Kiger | 3 Comments »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 20, 2012
As you’ve seen previously in Emami’s post, my left hand was bitten by a dog yesterday (I’m left-handed). He will do the heavy lifting on tonight’s blogging from OC GOP Central Committee.
In the meantime, here is the proposed early endorsement list (remember, several of these names will be pulled and debated at the meeting):
1. Steven Choi for Mayor of Irvine
2. Christina Shea for Irvine City Council
3. Steve Mensinger for Costa Mesa City Council
4. Gary Monahan for Costa Mesa City Council
5. Colin McCarthy for Costa Mesa City Council
6. Costa Mesa City Charter
7. Devin Dwyer for Huntington Beach City Council
8. Dave Sullivan for Huntington Beach City Council
9. Huntington Beach Property Tax Protection Initiative
10. Peter Kim for La Palma City Council
11. Ray Grangoff for Orange City Council
12. Jon Dumitru for Mayor of Orange
13. Mark Murphy for Orange City Council
14. Bruce Whitaker for Fullerton City Council
15. Travis Kiger for Fullerton City Council
16. Jennifer Fitzgerald for Fullerton City Council
17. Lucille Kring for Anaheim City Council
18. Mike Munzing for Aliso Viejo City Council
19. Nancy Rikel for Yorba Linda City Council
20. Mark Schwing for Yorba Linda City Council
21. Denis Bilodeau for Orange County Water District Director
22. Ethan Temianka for Mesa Consolidated Water District Director
23. Jeff Mathews for Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director
24. Don Harper for Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director
25. Cecilia Iglesias for Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee
26. Charles Hart for Santa Ana City Council
27. Rob Johnson for Cypress City Council
28. Gary DeLong for Congress
29. Tony Beall for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council
The meeting starts at 7 PM. The early endorsements list above will function essentially as a consent calendar; a number of people will be pulled off the list for separate debate, discussion, and vote.
This is simply a proposed list. These endorsements have not yet been approved by the Central Committee.
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Bruce Whitaker, Cecilia Iglesias, Charles Hart, Christina Shea, Colin McCarthy, Dave Sullivan, Denis Bilodeau, Devin Dwyer, Don Harper, Ethan Temianka, Gary DeLong, Gary Monahan, Jeff Mathews, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jon Dumitru, Lucille Kring, Mark Murphy, Mark Schwing, Mike Munzing, Nancy Rikel, Peter Kim, Ray Grangoff, Rob Johnson, Steve Mensinger, Steven Choi, Tony Beall, Travis Kiger | 2 Comments »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 15, 2012
This list of early endorsements came over the wire yesterday from the Lincoln Club. They’re not done with their endorsements process yet, but these are the early endorsements for local offices on the November ballot:
Mayor of Irvine – Steven Choi
Irvine City Council – Christina Shea
Newport Beach City Council, District 7 – Keith D. Curry
Costa Mesa City Council – Colin McCarthy, Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan
Mesa Consolidated Water District, Division 3 – Ethan Temianka
Costa Mesa Sanitary District – Jeff R. Mathews
Posted in Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Irvine, Mesa Consolidated Water District, Newport Beach | Tagged: Christina Shea, Colin McCarthy, Ethan Temianka, Gary Monahan, Jeff R. Mathews, Keith Curry, Steve Mensinger, Steven Choi | 1 Comment »