Gail Eastman

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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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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Anaheim in Wonderland: Tait Family Trust Helping the Left-Wing With Misleading Attack on Eastman

The latest example of the topsy-turvy nature of Anaheim politics is a Tait Family Trust-funded attack falsely claiming Councilwoman Gail Eastman is not a good Republican and too close to public employees unions, while simultaneously urging support for Measure L – an  initiative to pave the way for a Democratic take-over of the Anaheim City Council that is sponsored by ...

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VIDEO: Jose F. Moreno “Open” To Gate Tax, Utility Tax, Hiking Local Sales Tax and “Split-Roll” Property Tax

One of the questions put to the candidates at the Anaheim Buzz/Anaheim Hills Community Council forum was a speed-round on taxes. They were asked for a yes-or-no response to whether they supported or opposed: Imposing a “gate” tax on entry to Disneyland Resort, Angel Stadium, the Honda Center and other sports and entertainment venues” A utility tax Raising the sales ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: $100,000 For Team Tait War On Kris Murray and Gail Eastman

It’s October, so there are quite a few independent expenditures being conducted to influence the outcome of the mayoral and council races, as well as the balloting on Measure L (which would replace the current at-large council election system with by-district elections. A bad idea). One IE campaign in particular bears particular attention, and that is the mail campaign being ...

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Tait Family Hits Anaheim Council Women With Not-So-Subtly Sexist Mailer

Anaheim Insider here. In a condescending, inaccurate mailer funded by the Tait Family Trust, Mayor Tait accuses council women Gail Eastman and Kris Murray of giving a “sweetheart” deal to the city’s public employee unions. The mailer is covered with feminine touches such as hearts, lipstick marks and pink-colored lettering. The Tait family’s mail consultant must have been in a ...

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Tait Family Wealth Used to Attack His Council Colleagues

Anaheim Insider here. If you could spend $49,750 on anything in your community, what would you spend it on? Just to make it a little easier, here are a few options of what that kind of money buys you in Anaheim: A. Annual tuition for 199 low income kids to attend the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs after school programs. ...

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Gail Eastman Precinct Walk Tomorrow, Saturday, September 20

This came over the transom today from Councilwoman Gail Eastman’s re-election campaign:  Friends, It’s time to get out and talk to the voters in Anaheim! I’m excited for our Precinct Walk TOMORROW, September 20. Stop by my house anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to pick up campaign brochures, and signs so you can visit with voters in your ...

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Gail Eastman Fundraiser on Sept. 24 at The White House in Anaheim

This came over the transom yesterday from Councilwoman Gail Eastman’s re-election campaign: Friends, My fundraiser lunch at the Anaheim White House Restaurant is a little over a week away! There are still spots available and I would love to see you there. Please join me for a fundraiser luncheon on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m hosted ...

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OC GOP Endorsements Committee Recommends “No Endorsement” in Anaheim Council Races

The OC GOP Endorsements Committee voted 3-2 last night to recommend to the full Central Committee “no endorsement” for any of the Anaheim City Council candidates.  These committee meetings can have a surreal aspect, and last night was no exception. Although Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman had submitted their applications for the endorsement two weeks ago, ...

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