We don’t necessarily support Mrs. Steel, or anyone else at this time for any elected position — but knowing who are members of Host Committees, or Co-Chairs or Special Guests is always an indication of a candidate’s depth of support, positioning in the Party and forthcoming endorsements. Who’s not on these lists is important as well, and even the dollar amount requested as a contribution can be telling. Continue reading
Ex-Costa Mesa mayor and current California State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor might challenge Michelle Steel, an elected member of the State Board of Equalization, for a soon-to-be open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, according to the OC Weekly.
Mansoor fought a tough campaign last year to win his seat in the State Assembly, against Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle. He can stay in the State Assembly for up to twelve years, so why would he want to leave? Continue reading
With R. Scott Moxley’s surprising story just two days ago in the OC Weekly, the pieces continue moving around the local political chess board. 2nd District County Supervisor John Moorlach who is termed out in January, 2015 is now speculating he might run for Mansoor’s Assembly seat. From his email newsletter this afternoon, he writes of a “New Option”: Continue reading
Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel, who represents the Third District, is holding an Open House on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, at her office that is located at 16715 Von Karman Ave. Suite 150, in Irvine.
To RSVP call 949-724-2578 or send an email to email@example.com. Continue reading
California’s career politicians are already scrambling for new jobs in the upcoming 2014 elections. One office that is often overlooked is the the State Board of Equalization (BOE), a public agency charged with tax administration and fee collection in the state of California in the United States.
The areas of authority of the Board fall into four broad areas: sales and use taxes, property taxes, special taxes, and acting as an appellate body for franchise and income tax appeals (which are collected by the Franchise Tax Board). The BOE is the only publicly elected tax commission in the United States.
The BOE Directors are elected by district. There are four districts. Here in Orange County we are represented in the Third District, by Michelle Steel, a Korean-American leader in the California Republican Party. She is going to term out and will be running for the seat currently held by Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Continue reading
Martin Wisckol from the Register is out with a short piece this morning with additional news about State races in 2014. For the south County,
Meanwhile, in the southern coastal Senate District 36, Orange County Supervisor and former Assemblywoman Pat Bates of Laguna Niguel has opened a campaign account, as has former Assemblyman Martin Garrick of Solana Beach.