District 3

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 4: Independent Mailers Supporting Lucille Kring Start To Land

The percentage of voters casting vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots will be higher than ever this year, and those ballots will be arriving soon. The Moving Orange County Forward independent expenditure (IE) committee is heavily engaged in supporting Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring’s re-election via mailers like this one:   All the media-generated noise aside, the issues most voters are most concerned ...

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District 3 Candidate Forum on October 13 At Downtown Community Center

The League of Women Voters is moderating a Council District 3 candidates forum this Thursday, October 13 at the Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center Street, Anaheim. So far, the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is the only other entity that has organized district-specific candidate forums. All other forums have been organized along the old, at-large election style. It’s ironic in ...

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Mind of Moreno: Billion…Million…What’s The Difference?

Rhetoric and reality do not necessarily walk hand in hand in the world of Jose F. Moreno’s political rhetoric. For example, on several occasions has falsely claimed that Orange County’s largest generator of tax revenue – Disney – actually pays no taxes. Last month, a source witnessed him outside the council chambers telling a group of AnaheimBros that Disney pays ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: Tait Maxing Out To Moreno In Every Way

Flashback to 2012: the Republican Party of Orange County names Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait as its “Local Elected Official of the Year” – an honor bestowed to recognize noteworthiness in advancing the Republican cause: Fast forward to the present day: the same Tom Tait is working hard to elect two hard-left Democrats – Jose F. Moreno and Arturo Ferreras – ...

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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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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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Anaheim City Council Candidates: Final Ballot Order

Following is the ballot order for the Anaheim City Council election this November, per the randomized alphabet drawing (candidates who paid for candidate statements in the sample ballot are in bold): District 1 Angel VanStark – Tax Assistant Mark Richard Daniels – Community Volunteer Orlando Perez – Businessman/Realtor Freddy Fitzgerald Carvajal – Insurance Broker Steven Chavez Lodge – Anaheim Commissioner/Businessman ...

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