4th Supervisor District: Tim Shaw Kick-Off Fundraiser; Joe Kerr Switches Voter Registration From Coto to Brea

tim shaw headshot featThe election is more than a year away but various aspirants to the 4th Supervisor District seat are working to advance their prospects.

La Habra Councilman Tim Shaw is holding a campaign kick-off fundraiser on May 11 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Inn in Brea. Click here for more info.

On May 20, Shaw has scheduled a fundraising reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and former state Senator Bob Huff at the Hotel Menage in Anaheim. Click here for more information.

Union Candidate Joe Kerr Changes Voter Registration from Coto de Caza to Brea
When former Orange County firefighters union president Joe Kerr announced he was running for the 4th Supervisor District – despite living in Coto de Caza the 5th Supervisor District – it was rumored he would be re-registering to vote in Brea.

joe kerr headshotThat, as it turns out, is the case. Kerr, who had been registered to vote at his Coto de Caza address since 2000, had re-registered in Brea on January 30, 2017. Kerr officially announced his candidacy on March 20.

Kerr’s wife and 80-year old father are still resgistered to vote at his Coto de Caza home.

Will Kerr’s disputed residency be a factor in the election? The lower the office, the more residency tends to matter. Voters generally insist their councilmembers live in the city, but give a little more lassitude when it comes to supervisor elections. That said, Coto de Caza is a long way from the 4th Supervisor District. The last time a candidate attempted to run for an Orange County supervisor seat in which they clearly did not live – Villa Park homeowner Tom Umberg’s campaign for the 1st Supervisor District  —  it didn’t end well.

Kerr will be the standard-bearer of Democratic government unionism – which hasn’t amassed a very good track record in 4th Supervisor District elections.



  1. Three other Democrats have already announced or are seriously contemplating runs as well, so while Kerr is well-situated it’s not a given that he’ll be the leading Dem running.

  2. About time. Now if he REALLY is living in Brea, and we see him all around the district over the next year, then I for one won’t call Joe Kerr a carpetbagger.

  3. Hmmm, once again not happening.

    And yet, Lucille is going to have to take a stand on whether or not to oppose Trumps racist and unconstitutional Muslim ban.

    Brilliant karma.

  4. Neither Joe Kerr nor Tim Shaw will be a factor. Kerr doesn’t live in the District and will be labeled as a Carpetbagger and a liar for pretending he does. I can see the lawsuits being dry cleaned…..
    Tim Shaw is killing himself. His blind pursuit of Annexation and demonstrating his disdain for residents, plus saddling these folks with higher taxes, new taxes, higher fees, new fees, and more regulation will cost him dearly in his home territory.
    Tim’s working hard, serving on every board and committee he can, but ignoring voters and playing fast and loose with principles will hurt him badly.
    I understand one large group of affected residents is looking at supporting Young Kim.

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