I just got off the phone with a reporter from the OC Weekly. She called to tell me that one of my opponents, Eleazar Elizondo, a liberal Democrat who once worked for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, doesn’t think I should be able to call myself a teacher because I work in Adult Education, at Cerritos Community College. Well that is interesting – apparently Elizondo is not aware that the Orange County Department of Education is heavily involved in Career Technical Education for adults!
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