I can’t figure out why Jerry Hayden is running for the 46th Congressional District (see map at the end of this post) which includes Anaheim, Santa Ana and parts of Orange and Garden Grove. Hayden, who is described on the ballot as a “Local Independent Businessman” is one of several candidates running for the 46th in the Open Primary, against U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez. Hayden is endorsed by the Republican Party of Orange County, but you really have to wonder why they would get behind a candidate who quite simply cannot hope to beat Sanchez. Continue reading
The Democrats in Orange County got ripped off badly by former DPOC Treasurer Kindee Durkee, so as you might imagine they are having to hit the fundraising trail hard. Here is a run-down of their upcoming events and fundraisers:
Loretta Sanchez Neighborhood Walk
Saturday, April 14th & Sunday, April 15th
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cynthia Rosas, 714-839-4976, Jorge Rocha, Candidate for 46th US Congressional District
LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SET TO CHALLENGE LORETTA SANCHEZ
JORGE ROCHA 2012 COMMITTEE FORMS
SANTA ANA, CA – March 15, 2012 – Jorge Rocha announced that he is running for the 46th US Congressional District in the Primary election to be held on June 5, 2012. He believes the highly populated Hispanic-American district is ready to be led by a more conservative, pro-business and pro-education representative. Loretta Sanchez is not properly representing the interests of all US citizens in the district and, is out of touch with the true needs of the community that she now represents. After 16 years of basically doing nothing relevant for the community, it is time for REAL positive change to come to citizens of the 46th District in Orange County. Continue reading
Update: The Mercury News has posted exclusive text messages that Nadia Lockyer apparently sent to her ex-lover, Stephen Chikhani.
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, announced today that she’s in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair that she says culminated in a Feb. 3 beating by her ex-lover, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
We now know the identity of her ex-lover – Stephen Chikhani, 35, of San Jose — as reported by the Oakland Tribune. He said Tuesday night that “the only truths in the Lockyers’ account of what happened are “that I have a record and that they were separated. … Pretty much everything else was false, was made up by her husband.”
Pictured: Steve Chikani, of San Jose, from his Facebook page
“As of today, there is no warrant for my arrest,” he said. “I tried calling the police; they won’t call me back, so I feel like I’m being pushed into a corner.”
After having Nadia Lockyer’s statement read to him, Chikhani said he needed to consult his lawyer again before speaking any further.
The East Bay Express also posted a new article indicating that Nadia Lockyer has looked awful for quite some time:
Rumors of some sort of addiction have been rampant in the corridors of county politics for months. Lockyer’s physical appearance had become a noticeable cause for concern. While appearing at a city council meeting in Hayward last month she appeared frail and gaunt with deep-set eyes and cheekbones showing greater prominence due to weight loss.
We broke this story locally on Saturday, here. Nadia Lockyer grew up in Orange County, where she was known as Nadia Maria Davis. She worked for both U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and current State Senator Lou Correa (back when he was a State Assemblyman).
I am also hearing some unbelievable rumors about the Lockyer marriage. I cannot confirm them and won’t post them until I can do so, but trust me you will be shocked if these rumors turn out to be true.
There is only one female U.S. Representative in Orange County – Loretta Sanchez, and we have only two female state legislators in Orange County – State Senator Mimi Walters and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey. But we also have a lot of women involved in locally elected positions, as well as two women on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Not all of these women, unfortunately, are committed to the principles of freedom and limited government, but some of them are and others are at least known for the causes they represent and their overall body of work. My personal favorite is Laguna Hills Councilwoman Barbara Kogerman, who last year was named “Best Gadfly” in Orange County, by the OC Weekly, for her work that uncovered “lavish pay, benefits and pensions throughout local governments in the county. Her investigative work was later validated by the grand jury, The Orange County Register and government watchdog groups that have lavished her with awards.”
Now you can vote for your top three “Women in O.C. Politics,” in the poll below. Let me know if I overlooked anyone worthy of being included in our poll, via our comments feature. Here is the poll: Continue reading