To understand why Monica Lopez-Maddox filed to run for the Orange County Clerk-Recorder you just have to look at the picture atop this post. The guy hogging the picture is her hubby, Ken Maddox-Lopez. Just as he is front and center in that picture, he is surely pulling Monica’s strings as he throws her into a campaign she is utterly unqualified and unprepared for.
Now why would Ken do this? Well he has had an interesting career in politics but as far as I can tell he just loves getting paid by the government. What better scheme than to get his wife an elected job, with a six-figure salary? And all the while Ken is running for office too this year – he is a candidate for Public Administrator.
But this election becomes even more bizarre when you factor in the other challenger – Gary Pritchard, the lone Democrat in the race. Gary is a Trustee at the Capistrano Unified School District. You know how Gary got that seat? He won it when Ken got recalled in 2010! How unpopular was Ken in that recall election? Residents turned in 65,903 petition signatures!
So is Gary running now for O.C. Clerk-Recorder to stick it to Ken again by making sure his wife Monica loses? I wouldn’t put it past that wily Democrat Pritchard! But wait this gets even better! Another Capo Trustee who won in that recall election, John Alpay, is running against Ken for Public Administrator. Can you believe it? Gary and John must be giving Ken flashbacks of his recall!
Lost in all this silliness is the fact that the incumbent Clerk-Recorder, Hugh Nguyen, has done a damn good job of cleaning up the mess that his lame predecessor, Tom Daly, made of the Clerk-Recorder’s office. Nguyen had his 12D fund audited and to nobody’s surprise Daly blew millions and folks are still trying to account for all of his waste. Daly hired his pal Jordan Brandman and overpaid him for a report copied form Wikipedia. And Daly blew more millions buying a property that will never service anyone.
Why get rid of Nguyen, who has come up with good ideas such as extended Saturday service? It makes no sense.
By the way don’t bother trying to find out much about Monica. Google her and your search will come up empty, which tells you all you need to know about her and her campaign.
As for Ken he has come a long way from his days as a DARE cop in Garden Grove, when he used to do anti-drug puppet shows at local schools, from what I hear. He ended up leaping from the Garden Grove City Council to the State Assembly, only to unsuccessfully challenge John Campbell for a State Senate seat. Campbell whipped him and Ken then ran from Garden Grove, ending up in south OC. His eventual recall was embarrassing but this election should prove that we can still laugh at the guy.
Of course I bust up every time I see his silly contrived last name! This guy used to cater to the Minutemen and now he is a Lopez? LOL! This should be a gigantic fail. But the cream on top is that nutty Steve Rocco is also running for Public Administrator. Pick your poison. Rocco or Lopez-Maddox. I figure Alpay should win in a landslide…