Orange County’s Third Supervisorial District candidates Todd Spitzer and Deborah Pauly will be facing off on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at a debate sponsored by the Orange Republican Women Federated meeting at 6:30 pm, at the Foxfire Restaurant. It’s a reception event and the cost is $15 per person. The Foxfire Restaurant (off 91) is located at 5715 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, in Anaheim Hills. Reservations required – contact 714-998-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach endorse Los Alamitos Council Member Troy Edgar for the 72nd Assembly District? That is apparently the case. Edgar announced that endorsement at the 72nd A.D. candidates’ debate last night.
UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang lost 40% of his campaign funds in the Kinde Durkee scandal, according to the OC Political blog – and to make matters worse for Kang, his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. John Campbell, has over one million dollars in his campaign account. Epic fail for Kang!
You have to feel for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang. He had barely started running for the newly redrawn 45th Congressional District when we all found out that he, like so many other O.C. Democrats, got taken by former DPOC Treasurer Kinde Durkee. The poor guy had to start raising funds all over again – and he could not take more money from those who had already maxed out to his campaign.
The real question though is why in the world is Kang going to all this trouble? Continue reading
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, joins Deputy Chief of Staff Matthew Harper and OC Waste & Recycling Director Mike Giancola at the County’s First Green Vendor Fair
“Matthew Harper, a top aide to Supervisor Janet Nguyen, was quietly transferred this month from Nguyen’s office to OC Waste & Recycling as a public affairs manager. The move raised a few eyebrows in the supervisors’ fifth-floor offices in the county Hall of Administration,” according to the New Santa Ana blog.
Harper was a close friend of Supervisor Nguyen for many years, so why hasn’t she endorsed him, in his race for the 72nd Assembly District? Continue reading
Anaheim Council Members Gail Eastman and Kris Murray are members of the Advisory Committee of the SOAR (Support our Anaheim Resort) PAC (Political Action Committee. Both were endorsed by SOAR when they won seats on the Anaheim City Council in 2010. Yet they both voted last month to give “up to $158 million in tax incentives to build luxury hotels in the Disneyland area, despite opposition by city staff members,” according to the O.C. Register.
“The city will not provide any money up front for the $283-million hotel project, which is to include 866 four-star rooms. Instead, the hotels would get money later from hotel bed taxes. In Anaheim, guests pay 15 percent of their room rentals for the bed tax, which normally goes to the city,” according to another article in the O.C. Register. Continue reading