The OC First District Supervisor’s race is already getting off to a wild start for Garden Grove City Councilmember Dina Nguyen.Ã‚Â It seems that Dina, and her crack team of campaign advisors, cannot figure out step one in running for office.
Step one, as anyone who has ever run for office knows, this should include Dina, is toÃ‚Â file Form 501 -Ã‚Â Statement of Intent to Run. It seems that Dina solicited and collected $19,700 before she filed her form 501. Here is the link to her campaign contribution filing statement.
It is really fun to watch the Dina supporters trip all over themselves commenting on the story over on Total Buzz.Ã‚Â Is it just me, or is it strange that these are some of the same folks who jumped all over Janet Nguyen for her missteps.
Here’s what I mean…
March 26th, 2008 at 5:29 pm
It is a mere technicality that she did not file the form and it is also not a very well known or in my opinion a necessary form. The form, if you look at it, is really intended for state legislators to accept or reject the expenditure limits for their races.
I have NEVER seen a case where the candidate did not complete the form ahead of time and was forced to refund the money, nor have I ever seen any enforcement associated with this form. When the error is caught, the candidate is simply required to file the form. Someone is chirping into your ear Peggy that this is a big deal when in reality it is not.
I am willing to bet $$ that many candidates forget this form until they actually go to the registrars office and file their paperwork there.
Now I’m not a supporter of Janet, at this point. But I do have a question.
How does a part-timeÃ‚Â fieldÃ‚Â rep.Ã‚Â for Van Tran (Truong Diep) make enough money to max out with a $1,600 contribution (page 4)?
Even more fun is the fact that Trung Nguyen, who is over $200,000 in debt from his failed campaign last year for Supervisor, contributed $500 to Dina (page 15).