If only these kids could have voted for Jose…because the voters sure didn’t
The early returns are in with regard to today’s 2014 OC General Election. These votes represent the most frequent absentee voters. While the results could change the fact is that candidates with large leads in the early returns typically go on to win.
The early election results have left the OC Democrats feeling blue. Republican Janet Nguyen is absolutely trouncing Jose Solorio in the 34th State Senate District, by over 61% of the vote versus 38% of the vote.
And over in the 65th Assembly District the Democratic incumbent, Sharon Quirk-Silva, has only 42% of the vote while the Republican, Young Kim, has over 57% of the vote. That race appears to be over but the margin is only about 5,000 votes.
Quirk-Silva voted like a crazed liberal in her first term in the 65th Assembly District. Big mistake! She should have followed Lou Correa’s example and voted as a moderate.
Solorio is somewhat moderate but he is a big shill for the unions. Turns out the voters didn’t like that in what appears to be a very low turnout election that favored older, conservative voters.
Bad news in the Supervisorial races too where the carpetbagging RINO Michelle Steel is leading Allan Mansoor with over 62% of the vote compared to 37% of the vote in District 2. Another RINO, Lisa Bartlett, is leading conservative candidate Robert Ming in District 5 with 56% of the vote versus 43.5%. And the voters fell for the fraudulent Measure E, which is winning with over 56% of the vote.
Meanwhile, in the local races, it is looking quite grim for the liberal Agranistas in the Irvine City Council races. Larry Agran and his sidekick Melissa Fox are in third and fourth place while the Republicans, Lynn Schott and Jeff Lalloway, are in the lead. Schott, who is associated with the Tea Party, is leading all of these candidates! The bad news is that Fox is right behind Lalloway. This could be a close race. Lalloway’s fellow Republican, Steven Choi, is leading in the race for Irvine Mayor with 7,779 votes compared to 7,488 votes for the Agranista mayoral candidate, Mary Ann Gaido.
Another Agranista, Bob Vu, is in last place in the Irvine Unified School District’s School Board election.
Congratulations to our blogger, James Gardner, who appears to have won a City Council seat in Lake Forest! Incumbent Scott Voigts won too but his colleague, Kathryn McCullough, lost badly.
More good news in Anaheim where Mayor Tom Tait is leading the vile Lucille Kring with 55% of the vote versus 20% of the vote. Lorri Galloway is in a distant third place. Can she please go away now?
Tait’s endorsed Council candidate, James Vanderbilt, is leading Gail Eastman in a squeaker by about 250 votes. Unfortunately Kris Murray is in the lead with over 10K votes. Dr. Jose Moreno is in fourth place – but only the top two vote-getters will win.
Good news in Mission Viejo where Greg Raths and Ed Sachs are leading. Sadly Wendy Bucknum is in third place and may win. Fortunately incumbents Dave Leckness and Rhonda Reardon have gone down in flames.
Crazy results in Costa Mesa where the conservative candidates are losing! The leading City Council candidate is Katrina Foley, a Democrat. Jim Righeimer is in third. I have no idea who Jay Humphrey is but he is right behind Foley. UPDATE – Righeimer is now in second. Hopefully he will hold that position as they finish counting the ballots.
More bad news in Fountain Valley where the awful incumbents, Michael Vo and John Collins are in the top three. Luckily conservative Mark McCurdy is leading the pack.
This year isn’t working out for Jesse Petrilla. He lost an Assembly primary campaign and now it looks like he is losing his City Council seat in Rancho Santa Margarita where Jerry Holloway, Brad McGirr and Mike Vaughn are leading.
But this has been a good year for Tyler Diep. His boss Michelle Steel appears to be John Moorlach’s replacement on the OC Board of Supervisors. And Diep is returning to the Westminster City Council. But he will be stuck with the aged Margie Rice, who won again. His pal Tri Ta easily won reelection as Westminster’s Mayor.