Now that the Open Primary Election is over it is time to have a look at the upcoming November General Election. In Irvine, the November 4, 2014 Election will be held to elect a Mayor and two members of the City Council. The Irvine Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term of four years. The Mayor and City Councilmembers may serve no more than two full consecutive terms. The terms of the Councilmembers are staggered, according to the Irvine City Clerk.
Irvine Council Members Beth Krom and Christina Shea were elected in 2012. That means that this year Irvine Councilmen Jeff Lalloway and Larry Agran are up for re-election as is Irvine Mayor Steven Choi.
Mayor Choi should have no problem earning re-election given that his Council majority, which includes Lalloway and Shea, has done such a great job over the past two years. Since they took control of Irvine they stopped the ridiculous public relations contracts at the Great Park and have even been able to make headway on the city’s pension liability. Their success will make it very difficult for their opponents, Agran and Krom, to field much opposition in November. Continue reading