District 4

UPDATED: District 4 Candidate Forum Tonight; Ferreras Bails Out At Last Minute

UPDATE:  Fr. Arturo Ferreras, the liberal Democrat candidate supported by Mayor Tom Tait, dropped out of the candidate forum around 5:00 p.m. today, citing two unspecified “unforeseen conflicts” on his schedule. The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second in a series of candidate forums in the four council districts holding elections this year. This evening’s forum is for ...

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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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Anaheim District 4: Who Is Arturo Ferreras-Querijero?

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Most of the focus on Anaheim’s District 4 contest has been on the incumbent, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, a conservative Republican. But what about her principal opponent, Fr. Arturo Ferreras-Querijero, who is comparatively unknown outside of progressive political circles. Ferreras-Querijero is a registered Democrat whose politics can be fairly characterized as being on the far-left ...

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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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Does the OC GOP Want To Win Or Lose in Anaheim’s District 4?

[Cross-posted from OC Daily.net] Tonight, Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee members will take up the Endorsement Committee’s recommendations, including whether or not to endorse Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring for re-election to the Anaheim City Council from District 4. The question boils down to whether the OC GOP is interested in winning or losing – because that’s what ...

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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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The Anaheim Republican Assembly’s Strange Candidate Forum

For those unable to attend, the following is a summary of tonight’s council candidate forum sponsored by the Anaheim Republican Assembly: All 11 candidates in attendance oppose Short-Term Rentals, the streetcar and TOT tax rebates to attract 4-Diamond hotels. That was it. The candidates were asked a total of TWO questions: “What is your opinion on the Anaheim street car ...

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Democrat Voters Dominate In 5 of 6 Anaheim Council Districts; “People’s Map” A Big Win For Progressive Interest Groups

The “People’s Map” pushed by a coalition of left-wing pressure groups has taken a largely nominal city-wide Democratic voter registration advantage in Anaheim and converted it into large Democratic advantages in five of the six council districts.  This should come as a surprise to no one since that was always the objective of the campaign for by-district elections, notwithstanding the ...

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