The candidates for the Irvine City Council in November’s General election are set, according to the Irvine City Clerk. They include:
Agran and Fox are running as a slate. Schott is looking to team up with the Council majority, which includes Lalloway, and Even Chemers is not allied with anyone. He is making his second run for the Council after losing previously in 2012., with 10.7% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. Schott got 18.9% of the vote in that same election, just missing victory by about 1% of the vote.
The Agran slate is in huge trouble as the Great Park audit is going to show exactly how Agran and his Council colleague Beth Krom blew millions of dollars on the Great Park by overpaying consultants and letting them have free rein.
Fox ran for the State Assembly in 2010, losing to the Republican candidate Don Wagner, by over 31,000 votes, according to Smart Voter.
There are also three candidates running for Mayor, including the incumbent, Steven Choi, who is part of the Council majority, and Katherine Daigle, who says she is independent of the Council factions, and an Agranista candidate named Mary Ann Gaido.
Gaido ran for the City Council in 2006. She came in third place out of four candidates, garnering 25.1% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. She served on the Irvine Planning Commission and then the City Council in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Daigle ran for Mayor in 2012. She ended up in last place with 14% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. Mayor Choi won that election with 45.7% of the vote swamping Agran who netted 40.4% of the vote.
It would be a shocker if the Council majority did not win in November. They have done a great job running the city and revealing the mess made by the Agranistas.