District 1

Anaheim: Tait/Progressive-Left Slate Losing in Council Races

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] November 2016 was another election showdown between the traditional “Anaheim Way” coalition and the strange alliance of Mayor Tom Tait and progressive interest groups. And it was another defeat for the Tait/Progressive-Left efforts to take control of the city council. This election is the culmination of a multi-year effort by a coalition of progressive political interests ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes’ Campaign of Unkindness

It’s usually pretty easy to figure out the front runner in a campaign: it’s the candidate whom all the other candidates are attacking. By that measure alone, Steve Chavez Lodge is the front-runner in District 1. That was the case at last night’s candidate forum sponsored by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council (WAND). And from numerous reports from District ...

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Council Races: So Much For “Neighbors Representing Neighbors”

A principal mantra of by-district council election supporters – repeated ad nauseum – is they would lead to neighbors electing neighbors: people who knew each other getting together to elect someone they knew to the city council. It was touted as an antidote to the at-large system, which district proponents denounced as producing councilmembers who were supported by a handful of outside ...

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District 1: Sen. Janet Nguyen, Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang Endorse Steve Chavez Lodge

This came over the transom from the Steve Lodge for Anaheim City Council, District 1 campaign: Senator Janet Nguyen and Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang Endorse Lodge for Council  Orange County Lawmakers Endorse Steven Chavez Lodge for Anaheim City Council (Anaheim) – State Senator Janet Nguyen and Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang recently announced their respective endorsements for Retired Police Officer and ...

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District 1 Candidate Forum Tonight, September 22, at 6:45 p.m.

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a District 1 candidate forum this evening at the La Dame Bombay Hall in West Anaheim. The public is invited to attend. Here is a map of District 1:   There are seven candidates running: Steve Chavez Lodge Leonard Lahtinen Orlanod Perez Angel Vanstark Freddy Fitzgerald Mark Daniels Denise Barnes Of these, Lodge, ...

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Anaheim Council Races: Candidate Fundraising Update

Two months until Election Day. Let’s see where the key council candidates are in their fundraising; the figures are their reported totals from the June 30 campaign reports plus reported contributions  since then of more than $1,000. District 1 The three main contenders here are Steve Chavez Lodge, Denise Barnes and Leonard Lahtinen. Republican Steve Chavez Lodge, who ran a ...

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District 4: OC GOP Endorses Lucille Kring for Re-Election

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Anaheim Council Districts 1, 4 and 5 were among the numerous races the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee took up during its marathon endorsements exercise on Wednesday. Central committee members got it right two out of three times. I mean “right” in the sense that the OC GOP should get out of the business ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes On Streetcar, STRs But Not Quite On Hotel Incentive Policy

Here’s video of District 1 candidate Denise Barnes at this week’s Anaheim Republican Assembly candidate forum, answering the total of two questions that were posed to the 11 council candidates. The questions were allegedly selected at random. Barnes is the hand-picked candidate of Mayor Tom Tait, part of his quest to obtain a council majority for this last two years ...

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ARA Candidate Forum Panned By OCPolitical.com

In his post live-blogging Wednesday night’s Anaheim Republican Assembly candidate forum, Chris Nguyen details the candidates’ answers to the two – count ’em, 2 – questions they were asked, notes the oddness of a GOP candidate forum in which Democrats outnumber Republicans, and pans the forum format as “one of the worst forum formats I’ve ever seen.” We are live ...

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