Lalloway spoke of losses at the federal and state levels but the hope that Irvine Council provided, with the police union endorsing Agran’s entire slate and with $1,200,000 spent by Agran’s side including $300,000 spent by Agran personally, according to the OC Political blog.
This is a well deserved honor for Lalloway, who helped to wrest control of the Irvine City Council away from the Democrats who used to run it – Larry Agran and Beth Krom, in last year’s General Election. Lalloway helped to elect his fellow Republican Christina Shea and he also helped Steven Choi to defeat Agran in the hotly contested Irvine Mayoral election.
In related news, Scott Baugh was once again elected as Chair of the OC GOP Central Committee, prompting Allan Bartlett to make this comment on his Facebook page, “You would never know how bad Republicans did in OC this past election and the last few years by hearing the news that Scott Baugh was just re-elected as Chairman. Failure and non accountability seem to be normal these days.”
Other OC GOP Central Committee officials elected tonight include:
- John Warner, First Vice Chair.
- Mary Young, Second Vice Chair.
- Mark Bucher, Treasurer.
- Peggy Huang, Secretary.
- TJ Fuentes, Assistant Treasurer.
- Norm Dickinson, Sergeant-at-Arms.
- Kermit Marsh, Parliamentarian.
Former Senator Jim Brulte also spoke at the OC GOP meeting. He is running unopposed for California Republican Party Chairman. According to the OC Political Blog, Brulte was elected to the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee at the age of 18. After working in DC, Brulte returned to San Bernardino County as Executive Director of the Central Committee. Brulte had painted the Republican Party headquarters in San Bernardino at the age of 10.
The City of San Bernardino filed a massive municipal bankruptcy last year.