But the OC Weekly provides a deeper look at Irvine, who is the son of renowned horseman Morton “Cappy” Smith and heiress Joan Irvine Smith, who disowned Morton after he married his college sweetheart, Marianne Campbell.
Joan made the list of OC’s Scariest People in 2002. She has been labeled spoiled, dictatorial, philanthropic, argumentative and perhaps crazy. She has been married a zillion times
So what about Morton? He was convicted in 1995 of driving while drunk in Newport Beach. A year later, he was arrested for possessing and being under the influence of cocaine–charges that were dismissed when he agreed to enter a rehab, according to the OC Weekly.
The Morton campaign announcement says he is going to bring back family values to Irvine. That is pretty ironic given the mess he comes from and the problems he has had.