Posts Tagged ‘Steven S. Choi’
Posted by Chris Nguyen on December 12, 2012
The New Irvine Council Majority: Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, Councilwoman Christina Shea, and Mayor Steven Choi
Last night, Steven Choi was sworn in as the first Republican Mayor of Irvine since 2000. That last Republican Mayor was Christina Shea, who was sworn in to a new term last night as an Irvine Councilwoman after terming out in 2010. The man who won Shea’s seat in 2010 was fellow Republican Jeff Lalloway, who became Mayor Pro Tem last night.
With all of that occurring last night, Larry Agran and Beth Krom were placed in the Irvine Council minority for the first time in a dozen years. That 2000 election that gave the Democrats control of the Irvine Council majority saw Agran elected Mayor unopposed and Krom elected to the Council. The 2012 election saw Krom re-elected to Council but Agran defeated for Mayor by Choi (though Agran remains on the Council as his term is 2010-2014).
The official results of Choi’s mayoral victory over Agran are as follows:
|Steven S. Choi
When a race is this close, you would expect there would be certain geographic areas in the city where Choi was strong and other areas where Agran was strong. So let’s take a closer look; of the 127 precincts in the City of Irvine:
- Choi won 95 (75% of all precincts, or 79% of precincts that cast votes for Mayor).
- Agran won 24 (19% of all precincts, or 20% of precincts that cast votes for Mayor).
- They tied in 2 (2% of all precincts and 2% of precincts that cast votes for Mayor).
- Zero votes were cast for Mayor in 6 precincts (5% of all precincts).
Choi’s victory was quite evenly distributed in the city, with him winning all regions in the city except for the UCI campus precincts. At UCI, Agran won 56% of the vote. Choi won everywhere else.
It didn’t matter what districts were used – Choi won everywhere that wasn’t UCI. He won the Irvine portions of both the 3rd and 5th Supervisorial Districts, both the 68th and 74th Assembly Districts, and both the Rancho Santiago and South Orange County Community College Districts (winning both the RSCCD Trustee Areas that cross Irvine and all three SOCCCD Trustee Areas that cross Irvine). He won in the Irvine Unified School District and the Irvine portions of Santa Ana Unified and Tustin Unified. He won in both divisions of the Orange County Water District and both divisions of the Municipal Water District of Orange County that crossed into Irvine.
Unfortunately for Agran, only 49% of registered voters in the UCI precincts turned out while 68% of registered voters in Irvine turned out.
It’s clear that other than UCI, there was no geographic divide in Steven Choi’s mayoral victory over Larry Agran to give Republicans control of the Irvine City Council for the first time in a dozen years.
Posted in Irvine | Tagged: Beth Krom, Christina L. Shea, Christina Shea, Jeff Lalloway, Jeffrey Lalloway, Katherine Daigle, Larry Agran, Steven Choi, Steven S. Choi | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Chris Nguyen on November 20, 2012
The New Republican Irvine City Council Majority:
Councilman Jeff Lalloway, Councilwoman-Elect Christina Shea, and Mayor-Elect Steven Choi
Since 2004, Republicans have held a 4-2 advantage among Orange County’s directly-elected mayors:
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (since 2010), Curt Pringle (2002-2010)
- Garden Grove: Bill Dalton (2004-2012)
- Orange: Carolyn Cavecche (2006-2012), Mark Murphy (2000-2006)
- Westminster: Margie Rice (Republican 2004-2012; Democrat 2000-2004)
The two Democrats were:
- Irvine: Sukhee Kang (2008-2012), Beth Krom (2004-2008)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (since 1994)
Anaheim’s Tait has Orange County’s only four-year mayoral seat, so he was not up for election this year. Major changes were in store with three mayors termed out (Garden Grove’s Dalton, Irvine’s Kang, and Orange’s Cavecche) and one mayor voluntarily retiring (Westminster’s Rice), leaving only Santa Ana’s Pulido seeking re-election this year.
While Steven Choi captured the Irvine mayoral seat for the Republicans, Bruce Broadwater of Garden Grove and Tita Smith of Orange captured their respective mayor’s posts for the Democrats.
The Republicans are:
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (term limit: 2018)
- Irvine: Steven Choi (term limit: 2016)
- Westminster: Tri Ta (no term limit)
The Democrats are:
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (term limit: 2020)
- Orange: Tita Smith (term limit: 2018)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (term limit: 2020)
It could be worse though, like the 2000-2002 line-up of directly-elected mayors, which had Orange’s Mark Murphy as the sole Republican:
- Anaheim: Tom Daly (1992-2002)
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (1994-2004)
- Irvine: Larry Agran (2000-2004)
- Orange: Mark Murphy (2000-2006)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (since 1994)
- Westminster: Margie Rice (2000-2004 as a Democrat; 2004-2012 as a Republican)
An odd sidenote about 2012: in an election that saw Asian Americans vote 3-1 for Barack Obama, Orange County’s Asian American directly-elected mayors went from consisting of one Democrat (Kang) to consisting of two Republicans (Choi and Ta).
While Cavecche was replaced by Smith in Orange, women lost ground as Rice was replaced by Ta in Westminster.
Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana have eight-year term limits (two four-year terms in Anaheim and four two-year terms in Garden Grove and Santa Ana). Orange has a six-year term limit (three two-year terms). Irvine has a four-year term limit (two two-year terms). Westminster has no term limits (two-year terms).
Santa Ana’s mayoral term limit is the newest, having been adopted this month. Irvine’s mayoral term limit is the oldest, taking effect in 1991.
Anaheim has the toughest term limit on Councilmembers who want to be Mayor. A first-term Councilmember running for Mayor may only serve one mayoral term. A second-term Councilmember may not run for Mayor.
Excluding Westminster’s non-limit, Garden Grove and Irvine have the most generous term limit for Councilmembers who want to be Mayor. In both of those cities, when Councilmembers term out, they can run for Mayor, and when they term out as Mayor, they can run for Council, in a never-ending merry-go-round.
After the 2012 election, the mayoral median age is 60.5 with a mean age is 59.3:
- Garden Grove: Bruce Broadwater (74)
- Irvine: Steven Choi (68)
- Orange: Tita Smith (65)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (56)
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (54)
- Westminster: Tri Ta (39)
Before the 2012 election, the mayoral median age was 58 with a mean age of 62.3:
- Westminster: Margie Rice (83)
- Garden Grove: Bill Dalton (69)
- Irvine: Sukhee Kang (60)
- Santa Ana: Miguel Pulido (56)
- Anaheim: Tom Tait (54)
- Orange: Carolyn Cavecche (52)
The biggest age change was in Westminster, where Margie Rice was replaced by Tri Ta, who is 44 years younger than her. The smallest age change (excluding Tait and Pulido, for obvious reasons) was in Garden Grove, where Bill Dalton was replaced by Bruce Broadwater, who is 5 years older than him.
While Westminster had a dramatic age decrease for mayor, Garden Grove, Irvine, and Orange all had age increases for mayor.
The Democrat median and mean ages both increased from 58 to 65.
The Republican median age decreased from 61.5 to 54 while the Republican mean age decreased from 64.5 to 53.7.
Posted in Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Westminster | Tagged: Beth Krom, Bill Dalton, Bruce Broadwater, Carolyn Cavecche, Curt Pringle, Larry Agran, Margie Rice, Mark A. Murphy, Miguel Pulido, Steven S. Choi, Sukhee Kang, term limits, Tita Smith, Tom Daly, Tom Tait, Tri Ta | Leave a 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 Former Blogger Chris Emami on April 24, 2012
AD 68 will be a blood bath in many different ways. Both candidates for the 3rd Supervisorial District are running for this. 8 of the candidates are elected officials in the district. Only 3 of the candidates running are incumbents which will allow for three challengers to get elected.
Credit goes to Meridian Pacific for posting these maps on their website.
The candidates include:
Mark William Bucher– The OC GOP is lucky to have this guy. He is not only one of the true conservatives who has done a lot for the Republican cause, but he is also the OC GOP Treasurer.
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.
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.
Joshua Robert Morales– I do not know much about Joshua Robert Morales other than the fact that he is running as a Retail Sales Associate.
Jeffrey Lalloway– He is an Irvine City Councilman and also heavily active in the Lincoln Club. He is one of the real good guys in the party.
Jon Dumitru– An Orange City Councilman and Custom Campaigns client running for Mayor against a Democrat. He is the winner of the lottery spot that will put him at the top of the ballot.
Steven S. Choi– He is a Councilmember in Irvine and also the recent runner up in the AD 68 race. He is currently running for Mayor in Irvine against Beth Krom.
James Brownfield– He is listed as a Business Owner on the ballot but outside of that it was not easy to come up with any information about him.
Fred Whitaker– He is currently a Councilmember in Orange and the most recently elected member of the Council in Orange.
The factors at play- In these races the most important factor is luck. What I examined when determining who would win was name ID, ballot designation, ballot placement, district statistics.
Looking at all the factors at play in this district I believe that the 6 winning candidates (In no particular order) will be:
1. Todd Spitzer
2. Mark William Bucher
3. Jon Dumitru
4. Marcia Gilchrist
5. Ray Grangoff
6. Deborah Pauly
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Fred Whitaker, James Brownfield, Jeffrey Lalloway, Jon Dumitru, Joshua Robert Morales, Ken L. Williams Jr., Lynn Schott, Marcia Gilchrist, Mark William Bucher, Nick Wilson, Noel Stone Parrish, Ray Grangoff, Scott "Sotty" Voigts, Steven S. Choi, Todd Spitzer, Walter H. Myers III | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 12, 2012
The OC GOP Central Committee races have been finalized.
Here are the candidates that qualified for the ballot (top 6 win in each district):
55th Assembly District
Brett Barbre Appointed Incumbent
Jim Domen Pastor
Karla Downing Small Business Owner
Desare Ferraro Small Business Consultant
Peggy Huang Deputy Attorney General
Connie Lanzisera Small Business Owner
Brenda McCune Businesswoman/Childrens Advocate
Tim Shaw Mayor, City of La Habra
Dennis R. White Mechanical Engineer
65th Assembly District
Samuel “Sam” Han Appointed Incumbent
Steve Hwangbo Councilman/Businessman/Father
Jerry Jackson Retired Aerospace Engineer
Sou Moua Businessman
Shawn Nelson Orange County Supervisor
Baron Night Incumbent
Greg Sebourn Businessman/Educator
David John Shawver Mayor Pro Tem
Pat Shuff Incumbent
Henry Charoen Mayor/Businessman
Alexandria Coronado Small Business Owner
68th Assembly District
Denis Bilodeau Mayor Pro Tem
James Brownfield Business Owner
Mark William Bucher Incumbent
Steven S. Choi Irvine City Councilman
Jon Dumitru City Councilman
Marcia Gilchrist Incumbent
Ray Grangoff Incumbent
Jeffrey Lalloway Irvine Councilmember/Businessman
Joshua Robert Morales Retail Sales Associate
Walter H. Myers, III Software Consultant
Noel Stone Parrish Businesswoman
Deborah Pauly Councilwoman, City of Villa Park
Lynn Schott Entrepreneur/Educator
Todd Spitzer Businessman/Victims Advocate
Scott “Scotty” Voigts Lake Forest City Councilman
Fred M. Whitaker City of Orange Councilman/Businessman
Ken L. Williams Jr. Member, Orange County Board of Education
Nick Wilson Small Business Owner
69th Assembly District
Cuong Sinh Cao Incumbent
Bryan Carter Software Engineer
Gwen A. Dyrud Appointed Incumbent
Brett Elliott Franklin Incumbent
Thomas Anthony Gordon Incumbent
Robert Morris Hammond Business Owner/Teacher
Charles Hart Appointed Incumbent
Lupe Moreno Office Specialist
Glen Stroud Retired Recreation Supervisor
Timothy “Tim” Ryan Whitacre Incumbent
72nd Assembly District
John W. Briscoe Certified Public Accountant
Dennis R. Catron Small Businessman
Michael E. Gates Businessman/Attorney
Dean Grose Small Business Owner
Matthew Harper Huntington Beach City Councilman
Brian Hoops Special Needs Educator
Diane A. Lenning Small Business Owner
Kermit Marsh Incumbent
Mark McCurdy Fountain Valley City Councilmember
Steve A. Nagel Incumbent
Janet Nguyen Orange County Supervisor
Patricia Ross Homemaker
Mary Tuong Van Pham Businesswoman
73rd Assembly District
Alice Anderson Incumbent
Nesa Anderson Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman
Linda Barnes Community Volunteer
Tony Beall Incumbent
Evan P. Chafee Marketing Sales/Representative
Chandra Chell Computer Systems Analyst
Nina R. Davar Export Assistant Manager
Norm Dickinson Retired Naval Officer
Mark Dobrilovic Financial Advisor
John C. Drew Author/Speaker/Consultant
Dave Duringer Gun Trust Attorney
Jon Steven Fleischman Small Business Owner
Roy Fussell Realtor
Paul Hebbard Certified Public Accountant
Michael Kogus Business Owner
Steve Magdziak Small Business Owner
Mike Munzing Incumbent
Nancy Padberg Governing Board Member, South Orange Co. Community College District
Kevin Richardson Plumbing Contractor
Eric Stolaski Small Business Owner
Greg Woodard Appointed Incumbent
Mary Young Incumbent
74th Assembly District
Jon Aiken Office Clerk
Allan Bartlett Incumbent
Scott Baugh Incumbent
John Draper Businessman
Bill Dunlap General Contractor
Thomas A. “T.J.” Fuentes Businessman
Don Hansen Mayor, City of Huntington Beach
Daniel Marshall Attorney
Jeff Mathews Business Owner
Vanessa A. Matthews Small Business Owner
Gary Morse Retired Business Owner
Richard “Dick” Palmer Community Volunteer
Scott “Scotty” Peotter Businessman/Legislative Analyst
Rhonda Rohrabacher Small Business Owner
Emily Sanford Retired Navy Captain
Christina L. Shea Businesswoman
John Warner Incumbent
This is simply a list of the candidates that qualified for the ballot along with their ballot designations. After the alphabetical lottery we will make some predictions on who we think will actually win these races.
Posted in Republican Central Committee | Tagged: Alan Bartlett, Alexandria Coronado, Alice Anderson, Baron Night, Bill Dunlap, Brenda McCune, Brett Barbre, Brett Elliott Frankln, Brian Hoops, Bryan Carter, Chandra Chell, Charles Hart, Christina L. Shea, Connie Lanzisera, Cuong Sinh Cao, Daniel Marshall, Dave Duringer, David John Shawver, Dean Grose, Deborah Pauly, Denis Bilodeau, Dennis R. Catron, Dennis R. White, Desare Ferraro, Diane A. Lenning, Don Hansen, Emily Sanford, Eric Stolaski, Evan P. Chafee, Fred M. Whitaker, Gary Morse, Glen Stroud, Greg Sebourn, Greg Woodard, Gwen A. Dyrud, Henry Charoen, James Brownfield, Janet Nguyen, Jeff Mathews, Jeffrey Lalloway, Jerry Jackson, Jim Domen, John C. Drew, John Draper, John W. Briscoe, John Warner, Jon Aiken, Jon Dumitru, Jon Steven Fleischman, Joshua Robert Morales, Karla Doowning, Ken L. Williams Jr., Kermit Marsh, Kevin Richardson, Linda Barnes, Lupe Moreno, Lynn Schott, Marcia Gilchrist, Mark Dobrilovic, Mark McCurdy, Mark William Bucher, Mary Tuong Van Pham, Mary Young, Matthew Harper, Michael E. Gates, Michael Kogus, Mike Munzing, Nancy Padberg, Nesa Andersoon, Nick Wilson, Nina R. Davar, Noel Stone Parrish, Norm Dickinson, Pat Shuff, Patricia Ross, Patrick Dooley, Paul Hebbard, Peggy Huang, Ray Grangoff, Rhnda Rohrabacher, Richard "Dick" Palmer, Robert Lauten, Robert Morris Hammond, Roy Fussell, Samuel "Sam" Han, Scott "Scotty" Peotter, Scott "Scotty" Voigts, Scott Baugh, Shawn Nelson, Sou Moua, Steve A. Nagel, Steve Hwangbo, Steve Magdziak, Steven S. Choi, Thomas A. "T.J." Fuentes, Thomas Anthony Gordon, Tim Shaw, Timothy "Tim" Ryan Whitacre, Todd Spitzar, Tony Beall, Vanessa A. Matthews, Walter H. Myers III | Leave a Comment »