By: Robert Loewen and Richard Wagner, former presidents of the Lincoln Club of Orange County. David Bahnsen, Al Frink, Manuel Ramirez, Mark Bucher, Mary Anne Brown, Jim Lindsay, Walter Myers and Rick Muth also contributed to this column
If you blink, you might not even notice when, on March 17, a new state senator is elected in the 37th Senate District. On that date, the political establishment will try to lock in a taxpayer-funded job for one of its own to replace Mimi Walters. A Republican assemblyman, Don Wagner, has been endorsed by nearly everyone associated with party politics in this so-called “safe” district for Republicans. That’s how things are done in establishment politics; with early endorsements and fundraisers, the establishment candidate tries to create the impression that the outcome is inevitable in a politics-as-usual world.
We recommend a better way. Vote for John Moorlach. If you live in the 37th District – and it is huge, encompassing Anaheim in the north, Irvine to Lake Forest in the middle, and the beach cities from Huntington Beach down to the south end of Laguna along the coast – you can change things by supporting John Moorlach, the citizen candidate who for more than 20 years of public service has followed principle over self-interest. Continue reading