LPOC Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers – March 27th, 2012
The Libertarian Party of Orange County announces its Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers
Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm Continue reading
Great Park Neighborhoods developer Heritage Fields El Toro is seeking to more than double the number of homes surrounding the Orange County Great Park, according to the Voice of OC. They also reported that “the developer is proposing to build 10,700 residential units, far more than the 4,894 units already approved by the Irvine City Council. The developer would reduce the area dedicated to nonresidential uses to mitigate the impacts of the new homes.”
Why did the Great Park’s Board of Directors vote to greatly increase the number of homes at the Great Park? Simple. Developer Fees. And you can bet that some of those fees will find their way back to Great Park Board Member Beth Krom’s campaign for Irvine Mayor, and Irvine Council Member Sukhee Kang’s Congressional campaign. Don’t forget that Kang is a member of the Great Park’s Board, and Krom is their Board Chairman. Continue reading→
I reported last week that, according to an OC GOP insider, it was none other than Scott Baugh, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, who, along with Supervisor Janet Nguyen, may have engineered Robert Hammond’s last minute exit from the 69th Assembly District primary – perhaps to help Democratic candidate Tom Daly, who is running against three Latino Democrats. Now an insider from the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) has told me that his party chairman, Frank Barbaro, may have cut a deal with Baugh, to essentially trade Assembly Districts.
However, as Hammond was pulling out of the 69th, a last-minute Democratic challenger named Robert “Bob” Rush was filing to run in the 74th Assembly District. And get this, Rush was a Decline to State voter from at least 2002, through this year, according to the O.C. Registrar of Voters, before he suddenly became a Democrat this year. Something stinks. Continue reading→
An OC GOP insider gave me the scoop tonight on what really led to Republican Robert Hammond quitting the primary race for the 69th Assembly District – at the very last minute, last Friday, which was the filing deadline for that race. Hammond ended up pulling papers for the Orange County Board of Education’s Area One.
What my source told me was pretty much what I expected. Hammond did not come up with this scheme himself. Apparently Supervisor Janet Nguyen and OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh were the ones that advised him to leave the Republican Party of Orange County hanging, with no candidate in the 69th A.D. Continue reading→
When I stopped at the Orange County Voter Registrar’s office late today, to turn in my nomination signatures, I ran into Eleazar Elizondo (pictured above) who was also turning in his nomination signatures. He brought his twelve year old son with him. We had a nice chat, having not met before, and then the lady behind the counter asked Eleazar how he was going to pay for his candidate’s statement. He reached into the pocket of his USC running suit and pulled out a huge wad of one hundred dollar bills. It was pretty impressive.
It turned out that Elizondo didn’t have any change, just a bunch of big bills – and he needed two dollars to settle his account. Well, I couldn’t let a brother down, so I reached into my own meager supply of money and handed him two dollars, effectively making me his first campaign contributor. Well, I couldn’t leave the guy hanging, could I? Continue reading→
I decided today to pull papers for Area One of the Orange County Board of Education. The only candidate who has thus far qualified for the ballot is Ken Nguyen, who is a member of the Santa Ana Parks And Recreation Commission. Nguyen appears to be a grandfather and I believe he is a businessman.
Papers have also been pulled by Anita Mathur, who is unknown in local politics, and Robert Hammond, who is also a candidate for the Republican Party of Orange County’s Central Committee. Continue reading→