Government & Politics

Citizens Advisory Committee On Elections Meets Tonight

The election is over, but the issue of how the governance of Anaheim will be structured still rolls along. The Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections and Community Involvement holds its second meeting this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Crown Royal Theater at Katella High School, 2200 E. Wagner Avenue. Here’s the agenda and agenda packet. The committee will elected ...

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Kring, Brandman Winning; $500,000 buys Leos Third Place

If the vote-by-mail returns hold, former councilwoman Lucille Kring is coming back for a thrid term, and Jordan Brandman for a first term. Kring has 21.2% and Brandman has 20.4%. John Leos, with half-a-million in government union money at his back, finished third with 13.3% (which I think is worse than his showing two years ago).

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Mailbox Wrap-Up; Kris Murray Responds to Tait Op-Ed

Chris Emami did yeoman’s work posting up a number of mailers from the tsunami of mail that landed on Anaheim voters this election. Although we’ll know the results in a few hours, you can view a number of the mailers largely driving those results here, here, here, here and here. Despite the gusher of government union money uncorked to elect John ...

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Electing Their Own Bosses

Mayor Tom Tait published on op-ed in yesterday’s OC Register articulating what he sees as the challenges facing Anaheim and his characterizations of why Anaheim voters should support John Leos and Lucille Kring for Anaheim City Council. Few people would disagree with much of what Mayor Tait states in his op-ed about Anaheim, and there are areas where I respectfully disagree with ...

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OCEA Raises Its Bet On John Leos By Another $50,000

Prior to last Thursday, the Orange County Employees Association has already placed a huge bet on electing government union activist John Leos to the Anaheim City Council: $300,000, courtesy of dues deducted from members to support a candidate those members may or may not support (No wonder John Leos opposes to Prop. 32). As an OCEA member put it on ...

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Family Action PAC Unendorse Candidate Due To Union Ties; Maybe OC Register Should Do The Same

I received a press release from the conservative Family Action PAC, withdrawing its endorsement of Melissa Melendez in Assembly District 67 in Riverside County: Larry Smith, Chairman of the Family Action PAC stated, “It is with sadness that we withdraw our endorsement of Ms. Melendez.  While we rarely take this kind of action, we have done so because we are ...

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New Committee Comes In To Hit Brandman

A group called “Taxpayers for Safer Neighborhoods” filed the required disclosure form with the Anaheim City Clerk yesterday. According to the form 496, this committee spent nearly $12,000 on a hit piece targeting Anaheim council candidate Jordan Brandman (judging by the dollar amount, it’s probably targeting Republican voters). The negative mailer has yet to land in mail boxes, so we’ll ...

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OCEA Hits Brandman With Sleazy Attack #2

Another sleazy attack on Jordan Brandman from the Orange County Employee Association landed in the mailboxes of Anaheim voters today. This comes on the heels of this piece that landed on Monday. At least this time, OCEA refrained from claiming Brandman had actually broken the law. A small victory for truth. Still don’t get why OCEA tries to slime Brandman ...

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