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Posted by Chris Nguyen on October 12, 2016
We are live from the OC GOP Endorsements Committee, who will make recommendations to the full Central Committee for endorsements on October 17. Endorsements Committee Members present are:
- Chair TJ Fuentes
- Peggy Huang
- Baron Night
- Mary Young
- Jeff Matthews (delayed in traffic)
Endorsements Committee Members Thomas Gordon and Jeff Lalloway are not present.
On tonight’s docket are:
- Brea City Council
- Marty Simonoff (incumbent)
- Fountain Valley City Council
- Garden Grove City Council, District 5
- Brea City Treasurer
- Ocean View School District
- Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
- Santa Margarita Water District
- Charles Gibson (incumbent)
- Costa Mesa Sanitary District
- Gary Monahan
- Jim Fitzpatrick
First up is Brea City Council.
Marty Simonoff has been on the Council for 20 years, having been first elected in 1996 after moving to the city in 1981. He says Brea was one of the first to require employees to pay into their pensions and that Brea has kept pay down. Simonoff attacks the former city manager’s use of community facility districts (Mello-Roos) as an end-run around Prop 13. Simonoff is a retired police captain and says that informs his perspective in remembering that his actions have significant impacts on the lives of others.
Baron Night asks about his involvement in the Brea downtown.
Simonoff says that was all done (including redevelopment and eminent domain) by the time he was elected.
Night asks how he would have voted had he been on the Council at the time.
Simonoff points to having only voted for eminent domain for a water tower where the owner cooperated.
Peggy Huang asks about Brea’s pension liability.
Simonoff says it is $81 million. He speaks of $6 million being set aside for this. He is looking to put other funds in upcoming budgets.
Mary Young moves and Night seconds to recommend Simonoff for endorsement.
SIMONOFF RECOMMENDED FOR ENDORSEMENT 5-0-2 FOR BREA CITY COUNCIL (Gordon and Lalloway absent).
Next up is Fountain Valley City Council.
Patrick Tucker says he is a conservative who opposes tax increases and supports property rights, but he then speaks of his opposition to electronic billboards. He believes in the sanctity of life. He has run for city council before when he was endorsed by the Orange County Register. He is endorsed by the Lincoln Club, Fountain Valley Councilman Mark McCurdy, and Huntington Beach Councilman Erik Peterson.
Night asks Tucker about wanting to increase city hall hours and how he will pay for it.
Tucker suggests changing the city to 10/80 instead of 9/80 should have minimal cost changes.
Night asks about the sales tax increase.
Tucker is opposed to the sales tax increase.
Huang asks about whether Tucker would consider changing fire providers.
Tucker gives a lengthy answer describing the importance of keeping costs under control. He speaks of doing a study to determine if it makes sense to retain FVFD, switch to OCFA, or switch to HBFD. He lists various items that would need to be in the study.
Fuentes ask Tucker why he should be endorsed over the incumbent Republicans.
Tucker blasts the incumbents for putting the sales tax increase on the ballot. He is concerned about pension liability increases. He rattles off lots of numbers about Fountain Valley’s budget.
A lengthy discussion ensues about the 5 Republican incumbents voting 4-1 to put the sales tax increase on the ballot.
Night moves and Young seconds recommending Tucker for endorsement.
Matthews asks if the fact that Republican incumbent Cheryl Brothers supports the tax increase and did not apply for the endorsement as enough grounds to recommend endorsing her opponent.
Night and Young do feel that is sufficient. Night points out that there is a strong likelihood that Brothers has a flawed record, considering she didn’t seek the endorsement.
The committee is displeased that it appears endorsed incumbent Steve Nagel is campaigning for the sales tax increase instead of his actual answer to the Endorsements Committee of supporting it going on the ballot but not personally supporting it.
The motion to recommend Tucker fails on a 2-3-2 vote (Night and Young for the motion, Gordon and Lalloway absent).
Fuentes moves and Huang seconds recommending neutrality.
NEUTRALITY RECOMMENDED FOR TUCKER 5-0-2 (Gordon and Lalloway absent).
Stephanie Klopfenstein is a city commissioner, neighborhood association board member, and downtown business association board member. She is a volunteer at CHOC. Her family has lived in Garden Grove since the 1800s. She is concerned about public safety, homelessness, the budget deficit, and economic development.
Klopfenstein is the only Republican running for District 5.
Night asks Klopfenstein why she wrote that she is somewhat undecided on pension reform in the OC GOP questionnaire.
Klopfenstein says she opposes eliminating existing pensions because employees should have retirement plans. She says she is generally unfamiliar with public pensions.
Night advises her to study more about pensions.
Night asks about her stance on marijuana.
Klopfenstein opposes marijuana legalization and argues Mayor Bao Nguyen is just supporting it to further his own political career.
Huang asks about how she plans to fund public safety in light of the $4 million budget deficit.
Klopfenstein wants to attract more business and tourism to increase revenues. She points to the Harbor corridor in Garden Grove near Disneyland. She speaks of two specific projects that would generate enough revenue to not only wipe out the deficit but also grow revenue to hire more police.
Huang advises that she should study more about pensions.
Matthews moves and Fuentes seconds to recommend Klopfenstein for endorsement.
Night asks about her endorsement by the Garden Grove fire union.
Klopfenstein speaks of being close to Scott Weimar of the fire union. She says Janet Nguyen, who endorsed her, was also endorsed by the fire union. She states she has accepted campaign contributions from the fire union.
Night moves to recommend neutrality. He expresses concern that she is new to politics and unfamiliar with pensions, considering the role of the fire union in pensions.
Matthews is concerned that she signed the no-union-money pledge.
Huang is concerned an endorsement recommendation would be inconsistent with Central Committee directives.
NEUTRALITY RECOMMENDED FOR GARDEN GROVE CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 5 BY A 5-0-2 VOTE (Gordon and Lalloway absent).
Next up is Brea City Treasurer.
Richard Rios is the incumbent. He speaks of his long record of conservative activism. He speaks of his record on city finances. He speaks of his career. He is worried about the explosion of government spending.
Huang asks about the Placentia embezzlement issue and what reforms he has pursued.
Rios says the Brea City Charter limits the Treasurer’s powers. He can only recommend investment changes to the City Council. He does oversee investments to ensure the safety of the city’s investment pool. He is advocating that the Treasurer’s office be involved in the budget process because it would create a better plan for investing for the long term if he is involved in the budget planning. He notes his opponent also supports that. He says his opponent is experienced primarily in Real Estate Investment Trusts, which are not suitable for city investments while his own experience is more pertinent, being in stocks and bonds.
Matthews moves and Young seconds recommending Rios for endorsement for re-election.
RIOS RECOMMENDED FOR ENDORSEMENT FOR RE-ELECTION 4-0-3 (Gordon, Lalloway, and Night absent).
Next up is Ocean View School District.
Patricia Singer speaks of her conservative family. She is a wife, mother, and real estate agent who is active in the PTO. She says schools improve property values. She supports smaller class sizes. She supports the school bond. She says OVSD has never passed a bond before.
Young asks about the bond.
Singer argues that one bond is acceptable, not three or four like neighboring districts.
Matthews asks about alternatives to bonds.
Singer argued the asbestos issues ducked up all the facilities money that the bond would replace.
Matthews suggests getting a bank loan instead of a bond.
Singer says that was already done for one school, but it is not an option for the other 12 schools.
Huang asks Singer about the four unions endorsing her.
Singer confirms she is endorsed by the OC Labor Federation and other unions. She says she has not take union money.
Huang asks what solutions Singer would have if the bond fails like in 2012.
Singer says she would pursue greater cuts.
Huang asks why isn’t that the solution first.
Singer argues it is a last resort option because the district is in a dire position.
Fuentes asks about the endorsement by Democrat Gina Clayton-Tarvin.
Singer argues Clayton-Tarvin is a conservative Democrat (Editor’s Note: I’ve never heard anyone call Clayton-Tarvin a conservative before). She argues the two Republicans endorsed already are a liberal and someone who came out of nowhere.
Fuentes moves and Huang seconds to recommend neutrality.
NEUTRALITY RECOMMENDED FOR SINGER 4-0-3 (Gordon, Lalloway, and Night absent).
Next up is Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
There are no applicants since Padget withdrew his application (three other Republicans withdrew their applications several weeks ago).
Next up is Santa Margarita Water District.
Incumbent Chuck Gibson speaks about his long record of Republican service, going back to his work for Republican LA City Councilmembers and Congressman Dan Lungren. Gibson got the water district to develop its first CAFR and hire its first CFO. He speaks of installing solar panels to save $500,000 per year for the water district.
Matthews moves and Fuentes seconds recommending Gibson for endorsement.
GIBSON RECOMMENDED FOR ENDORSEMENT FOR RE-ELECTION 4-0-3 (Gordon, Lalloway, and Night absent).
Last up is Costa Mesa Sanitary District.
Jim Fitzpatrick is running with Gary Monahan (who is absent because he is working at Skosh Monahan’s) and supports consolidating Costa Mesa Sanitary District with the Mesa Water District, having pushed for it since 2011. He has been the Chairman of Costa Mesa Planning Commission. He says the 28-year incumbents are backed by big labor and support the team of candidates for Council that is running against the OC GOP-endorsed Council team.
Matthews moves and Young seconds recommending Monahan and Fitzpatrick for endorsement.
MONAHAN AND FITZPATRICK RECOMMENDED FOR ENDORSEMENT 4-0-3 (Gordon, Lalloway, and Night absent).
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Charles Gibson, Eric Padget, Gary Monahan, Jim Fitzpatrick, Marty Simonoff, Patricia Singer, Patrick Tucker, Richard Rios, Stephanie Klopfenstein | 1 Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 18, 2014
This just came across the wire from Lee Ramos for Costa Mesa City Council 2014:
Lee Ramos Raises More Than All Non-Incumbent Candidates Combined
Has More than Double Cash on Hand of Non-Incumbent Candidates Combined
(Costa Mesa, CA) – Campaign finance reports show Lee Ramos far outpacing all other non-incumbents combined in the race to replace termed-out Costa Mesa City Council Member Wendy Leece. Ramos raised more than all non-incumbent candidates combined. The majority of money Ramos raised for his campaign has come from Costa Mesa donors.
Having already walked to 75% of the homes in Costa Mesa, the Ramos campaign juggernaut is firmly ahead of all other non-incumbents with both more dollars raised and more homes walked.
“I am honored by the outpouring of support from throughout Costa Mesa, as I’ve met thousands of residents personally walking to their homes,” Ramos said. “I am humbled that so many Costa Mesa donors have contributed to my effort to make our hometown an even better place to live.”
Subtracting out loans, Ramos has double the cash on hand of all other non-incumbent candidates combined. With loans included, Ramos has triple the cash on hand of all other non-incumbents combined.
Of all Costa Mesa candidates in the November elections, only incumbent Mayor Jim Righeimer has outraised Ramos. Subtracting out loans, however, shows Ramos has more cash on hand than even Mayor Righeimer. Mayor Righeimer is running for re-election while Ramos is seeking the seat held by termed-out Council Member Wendy Leece.
The clear front-runner for Leece’s seat, Ramos is endorsed by:
- U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
- California Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel
- Ambassador George Argyros (Ret.)
- Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer
- Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger
- Costa Mesa Council Member and former Mayor Gary Monahan
- Former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett
- Mesa Water District President James Fisler
- Mesa Water District Vice President Shawn Dewane
- Mesa Water District Director Ethan Temianka
- Entire Costa Mesa Planning Commission
- Majority of Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission
A resident of Costa Mesa since the age of four, Lee Ramos serves on two Costa Mesa City committees. Ramos and his wife raised their family in Costa Mesa, where he grew businesses, managed companies, and served as an educator. Ramos is a well-respected community leader, having volunteered not only on city committees, but also for the Self-Help Interfaith Program, for the First United Methodist Church, and for the Estancia High School football team.
Paid for by Lee Ramos for City Council 2014, ID# 1361842.
Posted in Costa Mesa | Tagged: Dana Rohrabacher, Ethan Temianka, Gary Monahan, George Argyros, Jack Hammett, James R. Fisler, Jim Fisler, Jim Righeimer, Lee Ramos, Michelle Steel, Shawn Dewane, Steve Mensinger | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on September 24, 2013
This came over the wire from the Hugh Nguyen for Clerk-Recorder 2014 campaign…
Posted in Orange County | Tagged: Allan Bernstein, Bob Huff, Chuck Puckett, Craig Young, Cynthia Coad, Dale Dykema, Darlene Bloom, Diane Harkey, Dick Ackerman, Don Wagner, Dore Gilbert, Felipe Heras, Gary Monahan, Hieu Nguyen, hugh nguyen, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Jeffrey Lalloway, Jim Gomez, John Campbell, John Nielsen, Melody Carruth, Michael Vo, Michelle Steel, Mimi Walters, Pat Bates, Paul Hernandez, Phyllis Schneider, Sandra Hutchens, Scott Baugh, Shawn Nelson, Steve Baric, Steve Nagel, Tim Shaw, Todd Spitzer, Tony Rackauckas, Travis Allen, Van Tran, Vincent Pappas | Leave a Comment »
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 Former Blogger Chris Emami on November 14, 2012
Chris Nguyen did a great job putting together a local database of all party affiliations for candidates running for local office. I thought that I would take the time to expand on his post and show a database of all Orange County Councilmembers (Also OC Board of Supervisors) that will be serving on City Councils starting next month and what party they are affiliated with.
Please note that a couple of races could potentially change based on a close finish and not all votes being counted. This post will be added to our website in a permanent tab that we will be creating at the top of the site.
Here is the database: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in 1st Supervisorial District, 2nd Supervisorial District, 3rd Supervisorial District, 4th Supervisorial District, 5th Supervisorial District, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda | Tagged: Adam Nick, Al Murray, Alexander A. Ethans, Allan Bernstein, Andrew Blount, Andy Quach, Angelica Amezcua, Anthony Petros, Art Brown, Barbara Kogerman, Bert Hack, Beth Krom, Beth Swift, Bill Brough, Bob Baker, Bob Whalen, Brad McGirr, Brad Reese, Brett Murdock, Brian Donahue, Brice Whitaker, Bruce Broadwater, Carlos Olvera, Carmen Cave, Carol Gamble, Carol Warren, Cathy Schlict, Chad Wanke, Cheryl Brothers, Chris Hamm, Chris Phan, Christina Shea, Christine Marick, Chuck Puckett, Connie Boardman, Constance Underhill, Craig Young, Cynthia Conners, Dave Leckness, Dave Sullivan, David Benavides, David John Shawver, David W. Sloan, Dean Grose, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Derek Reeve, Diana Carey, Diana Fascenelli, Dina Nguyen, Don Webb, Dore Gilbert, Doug Bailey, Doug Chaffee, Dwoght Robinson, Edward D. Selich, Elizabeth Pearson, Ellery Deaton, Frank Ury, Fred Smith, Fred Whitaker, G. Henry Charoen, Gail Eastman, Gary A. Miller, Gary Monahan, Gene Hernandez, Gerard Goedhart, Gerri Lee Graham-Mejia, Gordon A. Shanks, Greg Mills, Greg Sebourn, J. Scott Schoeffel, James "Jim" Gomez, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Lalloway, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Jeremy B. Yamaguchi, Jerry McCloskey, Jerry Slusiewicz, Jesse Petrilla, Jill Hardy, Jim Evert, Jim Katapodis, Jim Righeimer, Joe Aguirre, Joe Carchio, Joe Shaw, John Anderson, John Collins, John Moorlach, John Nielsen, John Taylor, Jordan Brandman, Kathryn McCullogh, Keith D. Curry, Kelly H. Boyd, Kris Murray, Larry Agran, Larry Kramer, Laurie Davies, Leroy Mills, Leslie Daigle, Linda Lindholm, Lisa A. Bartlett, Lori Donchak, Lucille Kring, Mariellen Yarc, Mark Maurphy, Mark McCurdy, Mark Schwing, Marty Simonoff, Matt Harper, Melody Carruth, Michael F. Henn, Michael Levitt, Michael Vo, Michele Martinez, Miguel Pulido, Mike Alvarez, Mike Blazey, Mike Munzing, Miller Oh, Milton W. Robbins, Nancy Gardner, Noel Hatch, Pat Bates, Patricia "Trish" Kelley, Peter Herzog, Peter Kim, Phillip B. Tsunoda, Prakash Narain, Randal Bressette, Rebecca Gomez, Rhonda Reardon, Richard Barnett, Richard Murphy, Rigoberto Ramirez, Rob Johnson, Robert "Bob" Ring, Robert Ming, Roman Reyna, Ron Joseph Garcia, Rose Espinoza, Ross Chun, Roy Byrnes, Roy Moore, Sal Tinajero, Sam Allevato, Sandy Genis, Scott Voigts, Scott William Nelson, Sergio Contreras, Shawn Nelson, Steve Baric, Steve Berry, Steve Dicterow, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Jones, Steve Mensinger, Steve Nagel, Steve Shanahan, Steven Choi, Steven H. Weinberg, Tim Brown, Tim Shaw, Tita Smith, Todd Spitzer, Tom Beamish, Tom Lindsey, Tom Tait, Tony Beall, Tony Iseman, Travis Kiger, Tri Ta, Troy Edgar, Vince Sarmiento, Warren Kusumoto, Wendy Leece, William "Bill" Phillips | 14 Comments »
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 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 »