Robert Hammond got 34.5% of the vote in 2010, when he ran for the 69th Assembly District as the Republican nominee. Incumbent Jose Solorio blew him out with 65.5% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. Undeterred, Hammond is at it again this year. This time he is running for the Orange County Board of Education, Area One, after he quit the race for the 69th Assembly District. I believe he is also running for the 69th Assembly District OC GOP Central Committee.
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Contact: Matt Rexroad: 916.648.1222
Prominent Coastal Environmentalists Endorse Leslie Daigle for State Assembly
Newport Beach, Calif. – Two of the most constructive forces for environmental sensitivity in Orange County’s history and who have spent years on the front line of successful efforts to retain and improve Orange County’s coastal resources today announced their endorsement of Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a candidate for the new Assembly District 74. It includes the coastal cities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Continue reading
Travis Allen, a Huntington Beach businessman who is running for the 72nd Assembly District, says that “a pair of campaign press releases that attacked another candidate for dropping out of the race were sent without his approval,” according to the Huntington Beach Independent.
How bizarre is that? The press releases were sent out by Jed Wallace, of the communications firm Street Relations Inc., whose name and contact information appear at the bottom of the news releases.
Check out this excerpt from the Independent’s article: Continue reading
March 21th, 2012
LP Chair to Washington- Stop Destroying Jobs So The Economy Can Grow
WASHINGTON: Libertarian National Chair, Mark Hinkle, released the following statement today:
“The Obama administration is crowing about a drop in the unemployment rate to 8.3% in February 2012. Unfortunately, a large part of the decline since the 10.0% peak reached earlier in his term is the result of people who have given up looking for work. In fact, the percentage of working-age Americans currently unemployed stands at 36.3%, the highest rate of his administration and the worst since the 1980s. Continue reading
It appears that Orange Cunty Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly is busy remodeling the money-eating building he bought, with public money, almost four years ago. From what we can tell it might be a move to have something to show for more than 10 lackluster years as the O.C. Clerk-Recorder. Or perhaps it is an art gallery of some sort, based on some of the art already donated and on display on the building’s windows. Or this could be just another complete waste of money!
The real question is how much is this costing the tax payers and are the Orange County Supervisors monitoring the situation here? According to a report by O.C. Public Works it was going to take $5.6 million to remodel this building to make it usable for storage of archive materials. This prompted calls from the Board of Supervisors for the now embattled and non-credible CEO Tom Mauk to make sure this was a good buy. At the end of the day Mauk said that the building was an asset for the county. Read the full memo here. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: Monday, March 19, 2012
Contact: Matt Rexroad, 916.648.1222
Former Police Chief Dave Snowden Endorses Leslie Daigle for State Assembly
Costa Mesa’s former “Top Cop” says Sacramento has failed to make Orange County safer
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Former Costa Mesa Chief of Police Dave Snowden today endorsed Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle for the newly drawn 74th Assembly District that includes his former city. Snowden was Costa Mesa’s police chief for 17 years (1986-2003). Today, Snowden serves as chief of police for the city of Beverly Hills. Continue reading