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3 Weeks, 3 More Vacant Seats: Irvine, Santa Ana, and Stanton

Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 14, 2019

In January, I wrote about OC’s Five Vacant Seats: OC Supervisor for the Third District, Fullerton City Council, Orange City Council, Seal Beach City Council District 1, and Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education.

Well, in the last three weeks, three more vacancies have developed in Orange County.

Irvine

The most well known vacancy is the one in Irvine that will result when Supervisor-Elect Don Wagner (R) vacates the Mayor’s seat.  However, there are numerous misconceptions about which vacancy in Irvine will result.

Some candidates claimed during the Supervisorial election that if Wagner won, there would be a special election for Mayor.  That is false.  Some press accounts claimed that the Council would appoint the new Mayor.  That is based on out-of-date information.

Under current Irvine ordinances as authorized by the Irvine City Charter, Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea (R) will automatically succeed Wagner as Mayor once he vacates the Mayor’s seat.

The vacancy in Irvine is for Christina Shea’s Council seat.  Under the Irvine City Charter, the City Council has 60 days to appoint a new Councilmember after Shea vacates her Council seat (i.e. after she becomes Mayor after Wagner resigns).  If the Council fails to appoint a person to fill the vacancy, then there will be a special election.  Whether appointed or elected, Shea’s successor will serve through the November 2020 election.

Santa Ana Ward 4

The next most well known vacancy is in Santa Ana.  Ward 4 Councilman Roman Reyna (D), who was just elected in November, resigned effective March 1 as part of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit that challenged his eligibility to run for the Council seat in the first place.

Under the Santa Ana City Charter, the City Council has 30 days to appoint a new Councilmember to serve through the November 2022 election.  If the Council fails to appoint a person by March 31, then there will be a special election on November 5, which will be consolidated with the Santa Ana Unified School District special election.

Six people met Tuesday’s deadline for applications.  The Council is scheduled to interview the applicants next Tuesday, March 19.  The applicants are:

  • Phil Bacerra (D), a former Santa Ana Planning Commissioner who lost the Council election to Reyna and was the plaintiff in the lawsuit that led to Reyna’s resignation
  • Kenneth Khanh Nguyen (NPP), a Santa Ana Planning Commissioner
  • Jennifer Oliva (D), a Santa Ana Arts and Culture Commissioner
  • Gale Oliver, Jr. (NPP), a Baptist bishop
  • Phillip Ortiz, Jr. (NPP), an Internet installer
  • Maricela Vallejo (NPP), a Santa Ana Personnel Board Member

Stanton

The least publicized vacancy is the one in Stanton.  Mayor Pro Tem Al Ethans (R) resigned effective February 28 after more than 22 years on the Stanton City Council.

As Stanton is a general law city, the City Council has 60 days to appoint a new Councilmember to serve through the November 2020 election.  If the Council fails to appoint a person by April 29, then there will be a special election on November 5.

Applications for the seat are due at 5:00 PM today.  A City Council subcommittee is scheduled to meet with the applicants the last week of March, and the Council is slated to meet on April 23 to vote on a potential appointee.

Status of OC’s Eight Vacancies

Here’s a quick run-down on every vacancy in Orange County since the November 2018 general election.  There are 2 completed elections (Supervisor and Seal Beach), 1 appointment completed (Fullerton), 2 pending special elections (Orange and Santa Ana School Board), 2 pending appointments (Santa Ana and Stanton), and 1 pending vacancy (Irvine).  All of these seats are up for election again in 2020, except for Santa Ana and Seal Beach which will be up for election again in 2022:

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Campaign Finance Research Report: Orange County Board of Education Trustee Area 1

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on December 5, 2013

Orange County Board of Education

Trustee Area 1

OCDE

Eleazer Guardiola Elizondo

Totals

Category

Total $$$

Individuals  $    2,000.00
Union  $             –
Businesses  $             –
Trade Association  $             –
Political  $       500.00
Total  $    2,500.00


Chart

Eleazar_Elizondo_Chart

Database

Category

Donor

 $$$

Individuals
Fogarty, John  $         50.00
Guerrero, Joseph  $       250.00
Gutierrez, James B.  $       200.00
Hoffman, Florice  $       500.00
Lambaren, Adolfo K.  $         50.00
Mendoza, Harvey  $       500.00
Mian, Dilva B. Castaneda  $       100.00
Salter, Dr. Kimberly  $       100.00
Sosa, Dr. Errol  $       250.00
Totals  $     2,000.00
Unions
Totals  $              –
Businesses
Totals  $              –
Trade Association
 Totals  $              –
Political
Planned Parenthood Of Orange & San Bernardino Counties  $       500.00
Totals  $       500.00

 

Robert Morris Hammond

Totals

Category

Total $$$

Individuals  $       400.00
Union  $             –
Businesses  $       850.00
Trade Association  $             –
Political  $    2,850.00
Total  $    4,100.00


Chart

 Robert_Hammond_Chart

Database

Category

Donor

 $$$

Individuals
MacDonald, Kathleen  $       200.00
Carol, Louise  $       100.00
Bucher, Mark  $       100.00
Totals  $       400.00
Unions
Totals  $              –
Businesses
Irvine Institute Of Medicine & Cosmetic Surgery  $       500.00
The Whitaker Professional Corporation  $       250.00
Scott Baugh & Associates  $       100.00
Totals  $       850.00
Trade Association
Totals  $              –
Political
Family Action PAC  $       500.00
Wagner For Assembly 2012  $     1,000.00
Hammond For Assembly 2012  $     1,000.00
Hispanic 100  $       250.00
Friends Of Mimi Walters  $       100.00
Totals  $     2,850.00

 

Ken Khanh Nguyen

Totals

Category

Total $$$

Individuals  $  23,853.00
Union  $             –
Businesses  $    8,100.00
Trade Association  $       500.00
Political  $             –
Total  $  32,453.00


Chart

 Ken_Nguyen_Chart

Database

Category

Donor

 $$$

Individuals
Agnelli, Verbena  $     2,100.00
Bridgewood, Roger  $       500.00
Bui, Kang Tho  $       500.00
Bui, Kim Lien  $       100.00
Che, Yen  $       100.00
Crosby, Darren  $       150.00
Dang, Kevin  $       100.00
Dang, Tho  $       200.00
Dinh, Phong Nong  $       100.00
Do, Luat  $       100.00
Haddad, Nazih  $       100.00
Ho, Donnie  $       500.00
Hoang, Dinh  $     1,000.00
Huynh, Philip  $       100.00
Larsen, Noang Van  $       100.00
Lee, Bruce  $       200.00
Lee, Hunter Hui  $       100.00
Li, Tri Gia  $     1,000.00
Luong, Phat Bui  $     1,000.00
Luu, Son  $       250.00
Ly, Trang Kim  $       200.00
Mai, Khai Hoan  $       200.00
Manuel Ramirez  $     5,500.00
Martinez, Michelle  $       100.00
Ngo, Duc  $       100.00
Ngo, Hung  $       150.00
Ngo, Trong  $       100.00
Nguyen, Bernard  $       100.00
Nguyen, Canh  $       100.00
Nguyen, Chien  $       100.00
Nguyen, Francis  $       100.00
Nguyen, Hue  $       100.00
Nguyen, James  $       200.00
Nguyen, John Vinh  $       100.00
Nguyen, Lam  $       500.00
Nguyen, Loan  $       800.00
Nguyen, Mai  $       100.00
Nguyen, Minhtam  $       200.00
Nguyen, Nghia  $       200.00
Nguyen, Nhue Van  $       103.00
Nguyen, Phu  $       500.00
Nguyen, Phuc  $       100.00
Nguyen, Thanh  $       100.00
Nguyen, Trang  $       100.00
Nguyen, Victoria  $     2,000.00
Pham, Duy  $       100.00
Pham, Hung  $       100.00
Pham, Lana Phuong  $       100.00
Pham, Tony Tam  $       100.00
Phan, Cam-Tu  $       200.00
Phan, Cheu  $       100.00
Thai-Lazaro, Chuong Thien  $       150.00
Tran, Ann  $       150.00
Tran, Peter  $       100.00
Tran, Teresa  $       100.00
Tran, Tuan Duc  $       100.00
Tran, Vincent Dien  $       100.00
Trinh, Larry  $       100.00
Vo, Lisa Ann  $       200.00
Vo, Ninh Van  $     2,000.00
Totals  $ 23,853.00
Unions
Totals  $              –
Businesses
Bat Nha Buddhist Temple  $       200.00
Caroline Nien DO, D.D.S.  $       300.00
Deluxe Auto Dealer, LLC  $       300.00
DLA Design Center  $     1,000.00
Euclid Outpatient Surgery Center  $       100.00
Golden Ocean Seafood Company. Inc.  $       200.00
Law Firm Of Lan Quoc Nguyen & Associates  $       150.00
Lien Doan Chi Lang Association  $     1,000.00
Management Accounting Solution, Inc.  $       100.00
Mr. D’s Automotive Inc.  $       250.00
New Vision Optometry  $     1,000.00
Nue Quang Buddhist Cultural Center  $       100.00
Peninsula Hotel Management, LLC  $       500.00
Seafood Palace  $       100.00
SeaServ Technologies,   Inc.  $     1,000.00
TC Pharmacy Corporation  $       100.00
Teletron, Inc.  $     1,000.00
Viet Nai Noai-Television  $       500.00
Vo, Tri  $       100.00
Vo, Van  $       100.00
Totals  $     8,100.00
Trade Association
Noa Hao Buddhist Association  $       500.00
Totals  $       500.00
Political
Totals  $              –

 

Arturo “Art” Pedroza

This candidate for Orange County Board of Education: Area 1 either filled out a “Form 470” which states that they would raise/spend less than $1,000 or raised less than $1,000 and still filed “Form 460” documents with the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

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OCBE 1: Hammond Takes Lead Over Nguyen

Posted by Chris Nguyen on June 5, 2012

With 121 out of 249 precincts reporting, Robert Hammond leads Ken Nguyen by 0.9% after trailing in absentees.

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