This voter guide addresses the Orange County local and legislative races as well as the State and Local ballot measures.
City Council, School Board and Local Ballot Measure Elections – Nov., 2012:
Anaheim City Council Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: John Leos and Duane Roberts
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait’s letter to people of Anaheim
Supervisor Shawn Nelson endorses John Leos for the Anaheim City Council
Anaheim City Council candidates forum set for 10/22
Jordan Brandman – part of Anaheim’s pay to play culture
Man who Chavez Lodge locked up unfairly speaks up
Anaheim Council Candidate Lucille Kring endorsed by Mayor Tom Tait
PR firm with ties to Curt Pringle offers to help Anaheim pacify their Latinos
The O’Connell brothers get tax loot from both Anaheim and Garden Grove
Jordan Brandman to be investigated for misusing AUHSD resources
Updated: Lodge can’t use “police officer” on the Anaheim ballot
Anaheim Council candidate Lodge used excessive force as a Santa Ana cop
Anaheim has been giving away millions to special interests for years
Steve Lodge resorts to attacking mom and housewife Cynthia Ward
Did Brandman use AUHSD employees and resources to promote his campaign?
Anaheim hotel developer got a $158 million handout yet he is an ingrate
Updated: Nine candidates running for the Anaheim City Council
Is Anaheim Council candidate Steve Lodge a Chavez or not?
Why are prominent ‘Arabheimers’ backing Brandman’s Anaheim Council bid?
Anaheim’s SOAR-backed candidates getting flamed on Facebook
Civil rights activist Duane Roberts to run for the Anaheim City Council
O.C. Latino leader Amin David denounces Jordan Brandman
Who the heck is Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge?
Will unrest following Anaheim police shooting doom SOAR’s candidates?
Anaheim Council candidate Jordan Brandman trashed by new website
Anaheim Chamber PAC Announces City Council Candidate Endorsements
Anaheim Mayor Tait’s committment to kindness and freedom is the real deal
Anaheim Mayor Tait calls for a special City Council meeting on August 8
Anaheim’s Council Members Murray & Eastman show their true colors
What if Latino cops had shot a white guy in Anaheim Hills?
Anaheim Council Member Eastman apologizes for insensitive remarks
Anaheim Councilwoman gloats about victory with “no shots fired”
ACLU sues Anaheim, but liberal Latinos simply can’t win in the O.C.
Anaheim Union High School District Board Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Thomas Holguin
Thomas Holguin announces campaign to take back seat on AUHSD Board
Brea City Council Election:
Council candidate Vargas’ lawsuit against Brea has cost taxpayers over $80K
A thorough debunking of the O.C. Register’s Brea City Council endorsements
Vargas hoping Measure T will return him to the Brea City Council
Brea’s Local Ballot Measures:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Oppose Measures T and U
Brea’s Measures T and U rejected by the O.C. Register’s Editorial Board
Capistrano Unified School District Board Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Steve Lang and Bill Perkins
Liberals on the CAPO Board of Education shut down budget discussion
Sanchez responds to alleged falsehoods about Capo Trustee Bryson
Costa Mesa City Council Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Gary Monahan, Colin McCarthy, Steve Mensinger
Cosa Mesa Council Member Monahan’s fundraiser set for 9/19
Costa Mesa: Anti-Outsourcing Candidates Genis and Stephens Duck Outsourcing Question
Fired cop who works for union lawyers falsely accused Jim Righeimer of DUI
Cypress City Council Election:
Former Cypress Councilwoman’s Husband Files for Council Seat
Fountain Valley City Council Election:
The O.C. Register endorses incumbent Nagel, newbie Tucker in FV Council Race
Fountain Valley Councilmember Pulls Papers To Run Against Incumbent
Fountain Valley Unified School District Tech Bond Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Oppose the FUVSD Tech Bond Measure!
UPDATED: Fountain Valley CRA votes to oppose the FVUSD Tech Bond
Fullerton City Council Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Bruce Whitaker, Travis Kiger and Barry Levinson
GOP hack Ackerman caught red-handed working for labor
More Flory Hypocrisy; Oh, No! There’s That Damn Record Again!
Jan Flory Gets Famous
Thin Skin Flory is Horrified
Dick Ackerman Working With Unions In Fullerton
Fullerton City Council votes against studying Sheriff option
Garden Grove City Council Election:
It is time to vote out the incumbents in Garden Grove
Community leader urges Garden Grove’s voters to reject Council incumbents
“Bulldozer” Bruce Broadwater Seeks Return to Garden Grove Mayoral Seat
Garden Grove Measure Y
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: No on Measure Y
Community leader says that Garden Grove’s Measure Y is a lie
Irvine City Council and Mayoral Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Steven Choi for Mayor; Christina Shea, Lynn Schott, and Evan Chemers for the City Council
Did Agran blow it by adding Daigle to this year’s Irvine Mayor’s race?
Irvine Council candidate Evan Chemers has a plan
The OC Weekly exposes Katherine Daigle as an Agran plant
The O.C. Register’s editorial board backs Choi, Schott and Shea in Irvine
Update: Six candidates now running for the Irvine City Council
Updated: What Krom said at today’s State of the Great Park speech
Choi teams up with Shea and Schott for victory in Irvine
Irvine School Board Election:
Nine candidates running for three seats on the Irvine Unified School Board
Steven Choi Endorsed Unanimously for Mayor by OCGOP
Laguna Hills City Council Election:
Five File for Laguna Hills City Council: Wild Race Set with Blount, Gilbert, Hunt, and Mathur
Orange, Measure FF:
Vote No on Measure FF!
Orange City Council Election:
The O.C. Register’s Editorial Board endorses Tita Smith for Mayor of Orange
Orange Mayor’s race features two fiscal conservatives
Eight File for Orange City Council: Alvarez, Grangoff, Labrado, and Murphy Clear Frontrunners
Congressman John Campbell Endorses Jon Dumitru for Mayor
Councilman Jon Dumitru Announces Endorsement From Orange Mayor Pro-Tem Denis Bilodeau
Placentia City Council Election:
Former Placentia Councilman Greg Sowards & Wife Jo Ann Pull Papers for Simultaneous Bids for Office
Rancho Santiago Community College District Board Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Claudia Alvarez, Dave Chapel and Tony Tapia
Our SAUSD School Board and RSCCD Board endorsements
Alvarez launches her RSCCD Board of Trustees campaign website
RSCCD Area 3 candidate Tony Tapia to host a fundraiser on 9/27
Why aren’t the Usual Suspects complaining about Walters’ other endorsements?
Alvarez to run against Chapel and McLoughlin for the Rancho Board’s Area 5
Candidate Filing Closes: Jose Solorio & Arianna Barrios Unopposed in Rancho Santiago Community College District
P/T Colorado resident running for Rancho Board
Floral Park neighbors battle over RSCCD’s Area 5
Solorio to run for the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s B.O.E.
San Clemente City Council Election:
The Ongoing Saga of the Two Robert “Bob” Bakers Running for San Clemente City Council
San Clemente Councilman Robert “Bob” Baker Challenged by Another Robert “Bob” Baker
Santa Ana City Council Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Miguel Pulido for Mayor of Santa Ana; Ward 3 - Brett Franklin and Shane Ramon Barrows; Karina Onofre in Ward 5 and Estela Amezcua in Ward 1.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein endorses Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido
Benavides got caught trying to raise his Council pay package
Benavides hit in the mail for honoring the Minutemen
Disgraced Councilman Bustamante promotes Benavides for Mayor!
How Mayoral candidate Benavides ended up honoring the Minutemen
Onofre campaign event set for 10/19 at Super Antojitos, in Santa Ana
A clip on tie Roman? Really?
Mayor Pulido to speak at ribbon cutting at the Bao Quang Temple
Updated: Benavides’ wife and kids are still missing from his campaign website
U.S. Rep. Sanchez endorses Alderete in Ward 3 race
Gay rights organization endorses David Benavides for Mayor of Santa Ana
Alderete leads the Ward 3 candidates in campaign fundraising
Will high gas prices doom Team Benavides as they call for tax increases?
Is the Benavides Council majority’s Santa Ana discount drug program a wreck?
A look at the Santa Ana Council candidates campaign finance reports
Has Roman Reyna been missing in action at the SAUSD School Board?
Why aren’t there more women elected in Santa Ana?
Sarmiento stiffs Santa Ana’s businesses and votes for red tape and more taxes
No sunshine for Reyna as he blows off Santa Ana business owners
OC Labor Fed failed to review Benavides’ and Sarmiento’s outsourcing history
Benavides endorsed by more unions
Video footage of Santa Ana’s mayoral candidates at a Sep. forum
Reviewing Mayor Miguel Pulido’s accomplishments
Mayor Pulido to host a campaign reception on Oct. 4
Team Benavides supports every tax increase on the Nov. ballot
The O.C. Business Council endorses Eric Alderete for Santa Ana’s Ward 3
Labor unions are supporting Santa Ana Council Member Vincent Sarmiento
Alderete endorsed by the Santa Ana Police Management Association
Benavides finally holding a fundraiser for his mayoral campaign
Sarmiento and Benavides squirm as Pulido shines at a memorable El Grito
Sarmiento appears to regret backing Benavides, as he runs for re-election
Santa Ana City Council candidate Brett Franklin polling ahead in Ward 3
Council Member Sarmiento endorsed by the Democratic Party of Orange County
A pocho revolution?
The new Santa Ana Council majority will crumble after the election
Santa Ana Police Officers Association endorses Alderete for Ward 3
The Republicans who are trying to take back Santa Ana
Bustamante returns to join Benavides in supporting the PBID tax
The OC GOP Endorsement Committee backs several Santa Ana candidates
Revealed – Pulido busted Palacio’s unethical mentor back in 1990
Palacio and Amezcua are driving the so-called “Santa Ana Spring”
Santa Ana’s artists know they can’t trust mayoral candidate David Benavides
Santa Ana’s Republican candidates rejected by the OC GOP
Santa Ana City Council candidate forums to be held on Sep. 12 and 27
Why are Benavides’ wife and kids missing from his campaign website?
Collins, Benavides and Moreno fighting over the same voters
Solorio to host Capitol in Your Corner, with Reyna, on 8/17
Eric Alderete to hold another fundraiser, but this time in Los Angeles
Questions our Santa Ana City Council candidates need to answer
Update: Tinajero drops out of the Santa Ana Mayor’s race
Alderete’s fundraiser attracted many of Santa Ana’s political players
Updated: Estela and Angelica Amezcua to run for Wards 1 and 3
Lupe Moreno, Minuteman, running for Mayor of Santa Ana
Team Alderete Fundraiser at Chapter One on August 9
Updated: Santa Ana Voter Poll – Who Should be our Next Mayor?
Benavides announces campaign for Mayor of Santa Ana
Why I won’t be voting for Benavides in November
Why they can’t beat Miguel Pulido – and he will win again this year
Judge rules that Alvarez cannot run again for the Santa Ana City Council
Steve Rocco becomes fifth candidate to announce for Ward 3
Irvine police officer Shane Barrows running for Santa Ana’s Ward 3
Bustamante was the one who advised Onofre to switch to the GOP
SAUSD Trustee Roman Reyna will run for the Santa Ana City Council
Brett Franklin pulls papers for Ward 3 on the Santa Ana City Council
Council candidate Onofre now embracing her Republican identity
Floral Park residents helping Hart to gather Council nomination signatures
Ward 3 Council candidate Alderete releases his campaign issues
Santa Ana Term Limit Ballot Measure GG Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote No on the Santa Ana Term Limit Ballot Measure. Click here to read the ballot argument against that measure – written by OC Politics Blog editor Art Pedroza.
Click here to read about this measure on the City of Santa Ana’s website.
Measure GG campaign funded by outside special interests!
The O.C. Register’s Editorial Board opposes Santa Ana’s Term Limits Measure
Update: Revised argument against the Santa Ana term limits accepted
Santa Ana term limit ballot measure update
Santa Ana issues request for term limit ballot measure arguments
UPDATE: City Council places Mayoral term limit measure on the Nov. ballot
Pulido scrambling to stop a mayoral term limit ballot measure
Santa Ana City Council establishes a term limits committee
Martinez pushes the Santa Ana City Council to review term limits on Monday
Santa Ana College Bond Measure Q:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Oppose Measure Q!
50 million reasons to vote against Measure Q
Santa Ana College students are advocating for Measure Q
Santa Ana Unified School District Board Election:
Our SAUSD School Board and RSCCD Board endorsements
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Ceci Iglesias, Myriam Tinajero and Jose Alfredo Hernandez
SAUSD/RSCCD School Board forum set for 10/18
Sanchez and Correa endorse Tinajero for the SAUSD School Board
Tinajero versus Amezcua?
Orange Park Acre Republicans to host an Amezcua fundraiser on 9/22
SAUSD Trustee Richardson to hold a fundraiser on 9/20
SAUSD Trustee candidate Iglesias endorsed by the OC GOP
Pedroza withdraws from the SAUSD School Board race
Update: Verino drops out of the SAUSD School Board race
UPDATE: Aguinaga won’t be running for the SAUSD School Board after all
Updated: Verino and Amezcua to run for the SAUSD School Board
Tustin City Council and Measure HH
OC Politics Blog Endorsements: Dr. Allan Bernstein, Chuck Puckett, John Nielsen. Yes on Measure HH.
A look at the Tustin City Council election and Measure HH
Water Board and other Misc. Municipal Elections, November, 2012
Mesa Consolidated Water District Board:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Fred Bockmiller
South Orange County Community College District Board Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Dr. Mike Moodian
Why are college faculty funding John Williams’ latest campaign?
Dr. Moodian finds irresponsible governance at the Coast Comm. College Dist.
Report by SOCCC Trustee candidate Moodian exposes O.C. Trustee
Mrs. Fuentes angry at SOCCD Board, but her husband was appointed too!
South Orange Community College District: Fuentes & Meldau Out, Wright Unopposed, Williams Unimpeded Return?
Orange County Water District Board Election:
Douglas Chapman’s Dual-Office Seeking Leaves Him with Two Major Opponents: Denis Bilodeau & Doug Davert
Santa Margarita Water District Board Election:
Two Candidates Insert Office Title into Their Names on the Ballot
South Coast Water District Board Election:
Two Candidates Insert Office Title into Their Names on the Ballot
Statewide Ballot Measure Elections, November, 2012:
California Libertarian Party California Proposition Endorsements
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote No on Prop. 30
Prop. 30′s promoters caught lying to the voters
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote No on Prop. 32
Why California’s Libertarians should not support Prop. 32
NFIB of CA endorses Prop. 32, the Stop Special Interest Money Act
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote Yes on Prop. 33
Is Proposition 33 good for Californians?
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote Yes on Prop. 34
Vote yes on 34 and stop wasting our money on death row appeals!
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote Yes on Prop. 37
Spitzer is wrong – it is time to vote for Prop. 36 and Three Strikes reform
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Vote Yes on Prop. 36
No on Prop. 37 – it will drive up food costs and increase lawsuits
State Legislative and U.S. Representative Elections, November, 2012:
65th Assembly District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Assemblyman Chris Norby
Firefighter union endorses Quirk-Silva for the 65th A.D.
Sierra Club CA increases support of State Assembly Candidate Quirk-Silva
Teacher’s unions all endorse Quirk-Silva for the 65th Assembly District
Quirk-Silva to host a 50th Birthday Party Campaign Fundraiser on 9/19
What the Hell Is Wrong With Chris Norby?
Quirk-Silva Campaigns In Santa Ana Which Doesn’t Even Border AD-65
Why is 65th A.D. candidate Sharon Quirk Silva campaigning in Santa Ana?
Leading Assembly Democrat Headlines Norby Fundraiser
Quirk-Silva’s Occupy adviser caught snooping in Norby’s bedroom
Quirk-Silva’s campaign for the 65th A.D. appears to lack minorities
65th A.D. candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva to open campaign office on 7/1
69th Assembly District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Jose Moreno
Who will defeat Tom Daly in 2014?
The Hatch Act ends Jose Moreno’s campaign for the 69th Assembly District
69th A.D. candidate Tom Daly didn’t buy a candidate’s statement
69th A.D. candidate Tom Daly accused of sexual harassment
69th A.D. candidate Tom Daly rejected by the CA Labor Federation
Shouldn’t Daly be investigated for alleged Bustamante-like behavior?
Jose Moreno requesting investigation of deceptive pro Daly mailers
72nd Assembly District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Travis Allen
Two Republicans, Only One Good Choice — Travis Allen
OC Register Endorses Travis Allen for 72nd Assembly Race
Travis Allen pitches at John and Ken’s “Hour of Candidates”
ReDev Fan Troy Edgar Sees Eminent Domain a Useful Tool
AD72 Candidate Troy Edgar Caught in Another Lie
Los Alamitos Council Members Mejia and Kusumoto endorse Travis Allen
Troy Edgar, OC GOP’s 2011 Tax Fighter of the Year Wants a Big One
AD72 Candidates Allen and Edgar Debate Thursday Night @ FV City Hall
The only choice in the 72nd Assembly election
“Taxin” Troy Edgar has a Hugo Chavez problem!
Travis Allen AD72 Campaign gains support of former candidates Dovinh, Pham
The OC Weekly’s Moxley breaks news about Edgar’s campaign finance reporting
Troy Edgar Steps in it Again
AD72 Candidate Allen and Tran schedule 9/27 Little Saigon Press Conference
AD72 Candidates Allen and Edgar to Debate October 4th
Troy Edgar’s Big Fat Tax Increase
Travis Allen plans Sept. 19th Westminster Fundraiser with Van Tran
72nd A.D. candidate Edgar dredges up past endorsements again
Troy Edgar’s Latest Dilemma
ATLAS PAC endorses businessman Travis Allen in 72nd Assembly race
Edgar Failed at CRP Convention Endorsement
Van Tran joins Travis Allen’s campaign for the 72nd A.D. as Senior Advisor
The California Small Business Association endorses Edgar for the 72nd A.D.
Should Edgar have been prosecuted for breaking the law in Los Alamitos?
O.C. Voter Poll – who is your pick for the 72nd Assembly District?
Troy Edgar says his campaign for the 72nd A.D. has the financial edge
GOP bloggers line up to trash 72nd A.D. candidate Troy Edgar
Edgar attacks Allen’s family to distract us from looking at his record
Taxing Troy Edgar caught trying to raise taxes again
Reception for 72nd A.D. candidate Travis Allen set for July 23, in H.B.
Santa Ana’s voters could help decide the winner of the 72nd A.D.
73rd State Assembly District:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: James Corbett
Conservative Democrat challenging unethical Harkey in the 73rd A.D.
29th State Senate District Election:
The OC Weekly’s Moxley wrecks 29th S.D. candidate Diamond
39th Congressional District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Jay Chen
Jay Chen speaks at DNC Convention to Veterans and Military Families Council
The Mexican American Bar Association endorses Jay Chen for Congress
Jay Walk Saturday!
Jay Chen’s campaign against U.S. Rep. Royce is building momentum
45th Congressional District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: John Campbell
Why did the Democrats stiff Sukhee Kang at the Clinton Rally? Is he done?
46th Congressional District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: None
Republican blogger predicts victory for Sanchez sisters
47th Congressional District Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Gary DeLong
Solorio to promote Lowenthal for Congress, in Little Saigon, on August 3
Solorio is working overtime to promote 47th C.D. candidate Lowenthal
U.S. Senate Election:
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Elizabeth Emken
Emken for U.S. Senate statement on dismal August jobs report
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC backs U.S. Senate candidate Emken
Emken for U.S. Senate statement on July Unemployment Report
Senate candidate Emken supports budget cut transparency
New poll shows Senator Dianne Feinstein at only 51% among likely voters
OC Politics Blog Endorsement: Gary Johnson
LP VP Candidate Judge Gray to speak at a special screening of “Legalize it”
Voters at the Orange Street Fair choose Johnson and the Libertarian Party
Gov. Gary Johnson could cost lame Romney 5 battleground states!
Gray slams Obama for going after states’ medical marijuana clinics
Libertarian’s Presidential ticket on ballots of 34 states and counting
U.S. Senate candidate Emken comments on GOP V.P. pick Ryan
Obama doesn’t know his own defense budget
If Romney doesn’t pick Rubio as his V.P., then he really is a twit
The national media is trying to keep Gary Johnson out of the debates
ObamaCare hurts small businesses, must be ripped out by its roots
Chief Justice Roberts may still have invalidated Obamacare
Libertarians know we can’t trust Romney on healthcare either
Libertarian V.P. candidate Gray talks about failure of U.S. drug policy
Why ObamaCare must be completely overturned
Will Orange County Democrats run away from Obama in November?
Obama unites the extreme left and right
O.C. Register Election Guide
Orange County Voter Registrar
The O.C. Libertarian Party’s General Election Ballot Measure recommendations
California Libertarian Party California Proposition Endorsements
Lincoln Club of Orange County PAC Endorsements
Smart Voter, by the League of Women Voters
Project Vote Smart