Orange County’s Third Supervisorial District candidates Todd Spitzer and Deborah Pauly will be facing off on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at a debate sponsored by the Orange Republican Women Federated meeting at 6:30 pm, at the Foxfire Restaurant. It’s a reception event and the cost is $15 per person. The Foxfire Restaurant (off 91) is located at 5715 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, in Anaheim Hills. Reservations required – contact 714-998-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spitzer has served on the Orange County Board of Supervisors before – and his record is truly abominable. Click here to read about his awful, pro-union record.
Pauly has a record of slamming Latinos and Muslims, but if you look at her “issues” page, you will see that unlike Spitzer she is willing to stand up to labor unions. For that reason, I believe we are better off voting for her than for Spizter.
Make no mistake about it. The single biggest issue right now is the state budget crisis – and much of that crisis was created by our greedy public unions. Even now many municipal governments are going broke trying to pay for their underfunded public pensions. Spizter’s record on this is pro-union to the hilt. Pauly at least will stand opposed to the greedy labor bosses. Don’t take my word on this – here are a few excerpts from an article Paul wrote about union power:
I am always concerned when too much political power is concentrated in any one entity, as is currently the case with public employee unions. I support any effort to put more power back into the hands of “The People.
Most everyone in Orange County is familiar with what has been termed the “Baugh Initiative.” The Republican Party will not endorse any candidate who accepts union money as a campaign contribution. I’d characterize it more like the “Baugh Ultimatum.” (Sounds like a cool movie title, doesn’t it?) As an elected member of the Central Committee of the Republican Party of Orange County, I heard Chairman Baugh’s speech first-hand in January 2010 and thought, “Well, it is about time.” It left no doubt as to the standard for the future.
Libertarian columnist Steven Greenhut excoriated Spitzer in a post this week, after Assemblyman Chris Norby went nuts and endorsed Spitzer. These excerpts explain quite well why Pauly is preferable to Spitzer, in every way:
Spitzer is one of the least fiscally conservative Republicans around. He practically tripped all over himself as he retroactively increased pensions for deputy sheriffs. Spitzer only seems to take the pro-taxpayer argument, or the pro-civil liberties argument for that matter, after he stuck his finger in the wind and saw that his newfound position is blowing in the right direction. Even worse, he is a shameless demagogue.
Spitzer has functioned in the Assembly and previously on the board as the cat’s paw for the public sector unions, especially for police and fire unions. He has been a dedicated foe of the taxpayer where it really counts (pensions, light rail, prison spending, etc.) and an enemy of personal liberty, as one would expect from a full-on advocate of law enforcement unions. He in fact stands athwart most of the principles that Norby seems to have advocated in his career.
The third district currently includes Anaheim Hills, Brea, Cowan Heights, El Modena, Irvine, Lemon Heights, Olinda, Olive, Orange Hills, Orange Park Acres, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda. Not many Democrats to be found in those cities – except for Irvine which has a Democrat-dominated City Council. That too shall pass when the Great Park’s bills come due.