It is turning out to be an awful night for the Democrats as the execrable Hillary Clinton appears to be losing to her Republican challenger, Donald Trump. Meanwhile here in Orange County the early results are in and top Democratic challengers Sharon Quirk-Silva and Josh Newman appear to be losing in their respective legislative races. Here is a rundown of the top early results thus far: Continue reading
Longtime Irvine Councilman Larry Agran and his sidekicks Mary Ann Gaido and Melissa Fox tried to fool the voters of Irvine into thinking that the over-development of their community was somehow the fault of the current Irvine City Council majority. Well it didn’t work, in great part because of the brilliant Agran Audit campaign, which gave the people of Irvine access to the OC Great Park audit information which was a stunning indictment of Agran’s wasteful ways.
The Republican majority on the Irvine City Council was bolstered by the addition of conservative Lynn Schott, who turned out to be the top vote-getter on Nov. 4. Councilman Jeff Lalloway also won, in a squeaker, over Fox. The dreadful Agran came in almost last – a spot that was reserved for Evan Chemers, who has now lost badly in two unsuccessful City Council campaigns. Continue reading
If only these kids could have voted for Jose…because the voters sure didn’t
The early returns are in with regard to today’s 2014 OC General Election. These votes represent the most frequent absentee voters. While the results could change the fact is that candidates with large leads in the early returns typically go on to win.
The early election results have left the OC Democrats feeling blue. Republican Janet Nguyen is absolutely trouncing Jose Solorio in the 34th State Senate District, by over 61% of the vote versus 38% of the vote.
And over in the 65th Assembly District the Democratic incumbent, Sharon Quirk-Silva, has only 42% of the vote while the Republican, Young Kim, has over 57% of the vote. That race appears to be over but the margin is only about 5,000 votes. Continue reading
Newly obtained evidence reveals Larry Agran–the Irvine political boss who wrecked the Great Park plan by diverting millions of dollars to his pals in no bid contracts and lost control of the city in the 2012 elections–is hoping his November campaign slate with Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido will retake power based on a lie, according to the OC Weekly, which also reported that:
Worse for the dwindling number of residents still clinging to hope that Agran can be an honest politician is this alarming fact: At the same time, he, Gaido and Fox are advocating a moratorium on building, they are privately winking otherwise at wealthy real estate developers in exchange for campaign contributions.
Pam Sapetto is a highly successful, real estate developer lobbyist. In her promotional materials, Sapetto boasts that she is responsible for “over 60 million square feet of commercial and industrial development and over 45,000 residential units” mostly in Irvine and approved while Agran presided. She is tied to traffic-increasing projects such as Park Place, Irvine Spectrum, Jamboree Research Center, University Research Park, Irvine Technology Center, Colton Plaza, Koll Center, Jamboree Center, Irvine Plaza and Jeffrey Office Park. Continue reading
Yesterday in my mailbox I received another campaign mailer from Larry Agran, Mary Ann Gaido and Melissa Fox. I am never shocked any more by their dishonest campaign efforts. They continue to state they are for slow growth and now they have taken a pledge, not offered to other candidates, by the way, to pledge no more growth, and they want a moratorium on growth .
However, did you know this past month, at the Irvine Planning commission, where most development projects are approved, that Mrs Gaido voted for a large housing project in South Irvine, near the 133 and just this past Thursday, Mrs Gaido, voted for a high density apartment complex? Continue reading
The candidates for the Irvine City Council in November’s General election are set, according to the Irvine City Clerk. They include:
Agran and Fox are running as a slate. Schott is looking to team up with the Council majority, which includes Lalloway, and Even Chemers is not allied with anyone. He is making his second run for the Council after losing previously in 2012., with 10.7% of the vote, according to Smart Voter. Schott got 18.9% of the vote in that same election, just missing victory by about 1% of the vote. Continue reading