In fact he got lucky this week when the California Secretary of State announced the results of her randomized alphabet drawing for candidate order on the June 5 open primary ballot. Allen will be listed first on the ballot and Edgar will be dead last, behind fellow Republican Long Pham, who resides in Fountain Valley. 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
As reported in an earlier post today, Republican Robert Hammond has withdrawn from the race for the 69th Assembly District, according to the OC Political Blog. He is running instead for the Orange County Board of Education, in the First Area, which is being vacated by the incumbent, Long Pham.
Hammond is an extremist social conservative. He is anti-immigrant and anti-gay. He would be very much like former O.C. BOE Trustee Alexandria Coronado, who got the boot the last time she ran, after she made anti-gay comments. Continue reading
U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez lost her campaign money in the Kinde Durkee scandal – but it may not matter. Her new 46th congressional district “encompasses most of Santa Ana, parts of Garden Grove, Anaheim, Westminster and Fullerton. Previous drafts of the maps gave the area, which is home to Disneyland and a heavy population of immigrants, a slight Republican edge,” according to the L.A. Times. The district is 45 percent Democrat and 32 percent Republican, according to the O.C. Register.
And the “latest maps, keep the Latino voting population nearly the same as in her current district, but edge out some of the Asian American voters by splitting Little Saigon.” Not to worry if you are a Vietnamese American voter in the O.C. I hear that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is going to retire in a couple of years. His new district includes a big chunk of Little Saigon. It is quite possible that the seat will end up being represented by a Vietnamese American some years down the road. Continue reading
O.C. DISTRICT ATTORNEY TONY RACKAUCKAS, PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2012
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
OCDA TO CELEBRATE THE “YEAR OF THE DRAGON” AT THE 31ST ANNUAL TET FESTIVAL
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is proud to participate in the 31 st annual Tet Festival this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The 2012 Tet Festival is a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year, “Year of the Dragon,” and will feature entertainment, games and prizes, food, art and culture vendors, and exhibitors from local business, government, and law enforcement agencies.