Irvine Mayor Don Wagner has prevailed over his Democratic challenger for the Third Supervisorial District, Loretta Sanchez, by a vote of 41.8 % to 37.1%, according to the O.C. Voter Registrar. While they have not yet finished counting all the ballots at this point Wagner’s lead is insurmountable.
Why the Democratic Party of Orange County thought Sanchez was a good candidate is a very good question. Sure, she served in the House of Representatives for many years – but it was a safe blue seat that includes most of Santa Ana and parts of Anaheim and Garden Grove.
The Third Supervisorial District includes most of Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Orange and a few other communities – but it most definitely does not overlap with Sanchez’ old House district (except for parts of Anaheim and Orange).
Sanchez was also a total train wreck when she lost to Kamala Harris a couple years ago when they ran for the U.S. Senate, here in California.
Sanchez quite simply is not very bright and is in fact rather embarrassing. You never know what ridiculous statement will come out of her mouth.
Hopefully this loss will convince Sanchez to retire from politics altogether.