IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m 1st-District-Supervisor-Raced out. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been difficult to muster up enough excitement to write anything quasi-interesting about this race. And since there is very little going on in local politics, all of the local political blogs seem to be saturated with Nguyen/Nguyen coverage.
I can, however, find enough enthusiasm to speculate about who might get appointed to fill Janet NguyenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat on the Garden Grove City Council when (if) she gets sworn in to the BOS. Here is my list, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got speculations, add them in the comments:
Harry Krebs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Kerbs was (controversially) appointed to his previous term on the council when Bill Dalton was elected to the mayoral seat.
He barely lost his seat in November to Dina Nguyen. He lost by just over 1,000 votes.
Mayor Dalton and Councilmember Mark Rosen both voted to appoint Krebs in 2004, and I could see him picking up support from Bruce Broadwater too.
Trung Nguyen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it might sound a little crazy, but I think that I could see Trung getting appointed to the GG council.
In the past, Trung has gotten some support from Rosen and Broadwater, so that could possibly be 2 votes, and Dina Nguyen was aligned with him in her run for GG council. It only takes 3.
At first it might sound nutty, but after breaking it down we could quite possibly see Trung on the GG council.
Benny Diaz Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Just kidding.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like Benny Diaz a lot. I especially liked that during the debate at the Santa Ana City Council chambers in January he pulled out a bronze donkey and told the crowd that he was a proud Democrat.
I would really love to see Benny serve on my city council, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the cards. The votes just arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t there for him. BennyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Defeat (with a capital Ã¢â‚¬Å“dÃ¢â‚¬Â because it was a pretty treacherous defeat) in the Sups race sealed BennyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fate in Orange County politics.
HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an awesome political activist with the biggest Democratic heart with nothing but good intentions. I hope that he continues to kick up dust.