Total Buzz and the Irvine World News have reported that Irvine council member Dr. Stephen Choi has formed a committee to explore a bid for Todd Spitzer’s termed out assembly seat.Ã‚Â
If Dr. Choi does run, it will be as a carpetbagger and we can all ask Umberg and Daucher how well that workd out for them. An Update: Per Allan Bartlett and with a little better map on the CA-71, I retract the Carpetbagger comment as it appears Dr. Choi does live in the district.
Since the good Dr. signed his name to the infamous Irvine Chronicle in 2004, ethics hasn’t been Dr. Choi’s strong suit.Ã‚Â For Sonya Smith, if you’re reading this instead of Powder Blue, have Don Dennis pull out the copy of the political mailer and then review the text of the articles in the flier versus the real stories that ran in the paper.Ã‚Â Edited to be more negative, and guess what?Ã‚Â It might even have carried your byline.Ã‚Â Let me know what your J-school ethics prof would have to say about that.Ã‚Â If this were the days of non-corporate ownerships, newspapers would have sued for copyright infringement and won.Ã‚Â
I remember Dr. Choi campaigning in front of the Albertson’s on Irvine Blvd during his first run for council.Ã‚Â Early voting was going on.Ã‚Â And Choi claimed to be the correct distance away from the voting machine. I don’t know if the law looks at physical distance or an address, but even if what he did was legal, I don’t see it as ethical.
Please run for Assembly, Dr, Choi.Ã‚Â Fastest way to get you off the Irvine City Council.Ã‚Â And thanks for your NO vote on the living wage (you too Ms. Shea); perhaps you can explain to those blue collar workers in Spitzer’s district why you voted against raising the wage of working men and women to a point just over the poverty line.