Harry Sidhu 31859
Lorri Galloway 30,330
Gail Eastman 26,410
John Karcynski 11,226
Kostas Rod-itus 9,833
Jennifer Rivera 7,628
Robert Flores 6,727
Steve Perez 5,123
Brian Chuchua 4,752
Faiz Zuberi 1,251
The incumbents get re-elected, Gail Eastman falls thousands short of unseating Galloway, John Karcynski wastes a fortune, and I… well I don’t know about me.
The following is my analysis of the Anaheim City Race, and itâ€™s participants.
Lorri Galloway, Democrat, was the biggest spender in this campaign. Her controlled committees used well over $100,000 in this election cycle. Newspaper Adâ€™s, A city-wide mailer, and door to door canvassing, campaign sign distribution and financial support was provided by the Anaheim Firefighterâ€™s Local 2899. I’m under the impression that they didnt endorse me because of my age. Councilwomen Galloway is generally a well received Democrat who seems to draw the ire of Anaheim’s politically active conservatives. I wish her luck in the next four years of leading Anaheim.
Harry Sidhu, Republican, spent the next largest amount, $80,000+. He seems to be an Anaheim Hills favorite. He immigrated to the US legally in the 70â€™s, however his apparent love for immigration does not extend to undocumented peoples, as he adamantly opposes immigrant rights for that demographic. As such, you know the OC republican party, they love them their haters, so heâ€™s something of a sweetheart to them, him being a turncoat anâ€™ all. Apart from all that, Harry was polite and friendly in person, and I wish him luck(but not too much) in the next 4 years as well.
Gail Eastman, Independant “right leaning”, became very popular in Central Anaheim. By my estimates, she came closest to me in yardsign distribution( I had over 400, she had close to 300). I was very surprised to find that she did not support prop 8 seeing as how she paid to have her name on some of those political slate mailers which supported Prop 8( I can scan them and send them to whomever wishes to see proof of this) , and I as most people I know considered her right leaning. I donâ€™t know why she didnâ€™t get support from the OC Republicans, but I suspect it has something to do with Sidhu, and their central committee not wanting to dilute their republican base vote (a good idea for dems!). Gail (and her daughter in law, CJ, which shadowed her frequently) were always very kind and polite to me, which I appreciated.
John Karcynski, OC Log Cabin Republican Pres., gave me my biggest (and possibly only) victory in this campaign. You see, John spent over $70,000 on this campaign, a significant portion from his own pocket, but he only got 5,000 votes more than me. He didnâ€™t perform very well in this election, I suspect because he didnâ€™t disclose that he was the leader of the OC log cabin republicans and as such received significant prop 8 backlash. John was also very polite in our encounters, but I was disappointed when he told me that he wasnâ€™t teaching his fundraising cooking classes himself (lol, I suck at cooking and was hoping to get a free lesson in). The night John put out his campaign signs for the first time, I was making my rounds and checking on my own when I noticed him and his family sticking some up on a fence next to the gas station I was filling up in. Itâ€™s there that I saw his very beautiful family (his husband and 2 kids I think are his kids) helping him out, it was a very cute sight. It was difficult for me to restrain myself and not say hello and introduce myself (I didnâ€™t think it was a good idea to do so at a gas station at 1 am.
Kostas Roditus, ehh whatever is convenient, is the worst kind of Democrat. He changed his party registration from republican 2 years ago in an effort to try to secure the OC Democrats endorsement. I was utterly disgusted with the decision from that board. He and his parents are suing Anaheim over a compensation dispute. He owns a cab business, which off course doesnâ€™t have unionized employees. He routinely called west and central Anaheim a â€œslumâ€ in our candidate forums, until I called him out on it on our last forum, where he finally admitted (after stumbling around an answer) that he personally believes Anaheim is infested with gangs, drugs, and prostitutes. I will personally work toward him never getting elected to a public office for as long as he lives.
Jennifer Rivera, Republican, was a fake, proxy candidate whose only purpose was to steal Hispanic votes away from me. She also didnâ€™t report her campaign expenditures, which easily surpassed $1000 (her campaign signs were everywhere). She would routinely rip my signs down and replace them with her own. 200+ of my corrugated campaign signs were stolen or ripped by this hack, and then replaced them with her own. Finally, when I worried I didnâ€™t have enough signs to keep my name out there; I wrote to her and demanded she stopped. I would also work tirelessly in any election she participates in.
Robert Flores, Democrat, is a real estate agent who used running for office as a vehicle for expanding his business. Disgusting.
Steve Perez, me,Democrat, 20. Thank you if you were one of the 5,123 people who voted for me. Next time, I promise.
Brian Chuchua, Republican, tells me every time he sees me that Harry Sidhu and Lorri Galloway are criminals. He bought the 4th house built in Anaheim Hills, when it was made! Needless to say heâ€™s very, very old so I doubt heâ€™ll run again. He also told me that his last name is Russian not Hispanic. If you notice the lack of policy or positions here, thatâ€™s because he had none.
Faiz Zuberi, decline to state, another real estate agentâ€¦