2014 Election

Some Thoughts On The Council Election Results

What to make of Tuesday’s election? Mayor Tom Tait was elected to a second term, Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was the top vote-getter for council, and Councilwoman Gail Eastman has apparently been narrowly edged out by James Vanderbilt, a member of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education whom Tait recruited at the beginning of the year to ...

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Election Day Plus-1: Tait and Murray Re-Elected; Near-Certain Winner Vanderbilt Leads Eastman by 257 Votes

The OC Registrar of Voters counted 14,765 additional ballots today and updated the vote total at 5:00 p.m.: Tom Tait and Kris Murray remain locks for re-election, and Tait Slate candidate James Vanderbilt still appears headed toward being sworn in as an Anaheim City Council member in a month. Councilwoman Gail Eastman picked up 40 votes and narrowed Vanderbilt’s lead ...

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Tait Tramples Truth and Integrity

“Election season often brings out the ugliest in people. Negative attack ads and misrepresentations have become commonplace” (Orange County Register, 2014). No greater misrepresentations have been made toward opponents during this election than ones by Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor. Tait has indirectly accused two council members running for re-election, Gail Eastman and Kris Murray, of (a) betraying the public trust, ...

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Democratic Former State Senator Gloria Romero Records Robocall Against Vanderbilt and Moreno

Former state Sen. Gloria Romero devotes herself to championing charter schools and helping parents utilize the Parent Trigger Law (which she authored) to create better educational opportunities for their children. She has lately been helping parents at Palm Lane Elementary School, in the Anaheim City School District, who want to use the Parent Trigger Law to convert Palm Lane to ...

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Jose Moreno Campaign Ignoring Anaheim Hills

Jose F. Moreno, the leftist academic running for Anaheim City Council with the backing of rich San Francisco progressives, militant unions, local radical and Mayor Tom Tait, talks a lot about focusing on “neighborhoods” and representing of all Anaheim. Judging by this photo from his Facebook page, it looks like he’s running to represent only part of Anaheim and is ...

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OC Register: No on Measure L – “Level of Disunity…Undesirable for California’s 10th Largest City”

The Orange County Register editorial board is advocating a “No” vote on Measure L, which would carve up Anaheim into a by-district system for electing the city council: Come 2016, Anaheim voters will select their City Council candidates on the basis of residency districts – candidates will need to reside in a geographic district, but they will face voters citywide. ...

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Kring on Tait: “Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor”

This came over the transom from the Lucille Kring for mayor campaign: Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor Dear Matthew,   Yesterday’s Orange County Register made the following comment about Mayor Tom Tait:  “If a bully pulpit never transforms or shapes law, it’s merely an impotent podium.” I couldn’t agree more.  Sadly, that is exactly what Anaheim has in Tom Tait. ...

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