Naz Namazi, the Realtor and Filmmaker (and former campaign staffer for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher) who is running for the 37th State Senate District, has launched a campaign website, although she still doesn’t have a Facebook Campaign Page. Namazi rips both of her male opponents, Don Wagner and John Moorlach, on her website. She says that if “Wagner wins, he will be a Union funded Republican Senator from a “safe” seat, which spells disastrous consequences for the rest of us. Economically, it will lend itself to more taxes and fees, and politically, it will mean that yet another Republican is willing to disenfranchise us in favor of the Unions.” Namazi also said that “Wagner failed to vote on the only new law to lower our taxes in his 4 years in office (a personal exemption increase of 27%). He is the front-runner in this Senate race, in large part to Unions supporting him. His largest donation, as well as donations from New Jersey and Illinois, came from Unions.” She rips Moorlach too – alleging that he voted to raise his own pension while he was a County Supervisor, while at the same time slashing “retired deputies’ benefits by a third.” So who is Namazi? She answers that question too:
I am the daughter of a diplomat from an era when integrity mattered. My family came to the United States legally in 1979 and relocated to Orange County in 1982. There was an energy of optimism bred by opportunity, though unemployment rates were what they are today. We had faith what the future would bring. Today, I am asking for your vote because I have faith in what we can bring to the future. This is our opportunity to voice our dismay toward Republicans who cave to Union demands. I will be your lobbyist against the status quo of capitulation towards funding the Unions via taxation and regulation. Me being an elected Republican woman from a “safe” seat means that I can persuade other members of the caucus to see things our way.
Apparently one of these candidates will have to get more than 50% of the vote, on March 17, 2015, in order to win. Namazi is the only woman in the race. I don’t suspect she will do all that well given her late start and lack of campaign funds – but she will get some votes and will probably ensure that one if not both of her opponents will make it to a runoff election. The question is whether she will make it. Can Democrats and whatever Republicans dislike Wagner and Moorlach push Namazi into the runoff? Namazi is a Republican by the way. I have no idea what she believes as her website does not list any of her political positions or “issues” other than her attacks on Wagner and Moorlach.