The KeepIrvineGreat in ’08 Slate of Sukhee Kang for Mayor, and Larry Agran, Beth Krom and Todd Gallinger has receivedÂ key public safety endorsements for the November 4 election.
The ticket was endorsed by the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association and the Irvine Police Association endorsed all the council incumbents.
A mailer announced the endorsements showed up in my mailbox today.Â
In 2006, the Irvine Police Association issued a strange endorsement for Beth Krom for Mayor and both Christina Shea and Sukhee Kang for City Council; some Irvine residents were led to believe the Shea was part of Krom’s and Kang’s ticket, when the reality was the IPA endorsed all incumbents.
I’m still waiting for paperwork, but everything points to Sukhee Kang making history as not just the first Korean-American Mayor of Irvine, but that his fundraising has surpasse $200,000 with about 30 percent ($60,000 for those scoring at home) coming from Irvine residents.Â Sukhee has a history of trying to reach across the aisle to work with Shea and Steven Choi and I wouldn’t expect this to change when he’s elected mayor (though I certainly hope we don’t have to deal with Choi after election day).
The law enforcment endorsement must be a slap in the face to not only Pat Rodgers, shown in campaign literature wearing his Irvine PD uniform, but also to Shea’s biggest shill Stephen Smith, Irvine Tattler publisher,Â who was a longtime member of the Irvine PD.Â
post updated on 10/26/2008