Two candidates have filed with the Irvine City Clerk for the 2012 Irvine City Council election. They could not be more different from each other. One of them, Evan Chemers, is a Republican and a business owner. The other, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, claims to be an independent – but closer scrutiny makes that sound like a load of B.S.
Huntley-Fenner serves on the Irvine Unified School District’s Board of Education. He ran in 2006, garnering 30.9% of the vote – good enough to win. He won again in 2010, with 37.8% of the vote. He was endorsed in both elections by the Irvine teachers’ union. He was also endorsed in 2010 by the Orange County Young Democrats.