John MacMurray to Run for Duvall’s Assembly Seat

Democrat John MacMurray has thrown his hat into the state electoral ring for Mike “Spanky” Duvall‘s Assembly District #72 seat by declaring in an email:

“When John ran against former Assemblymember Duvall in 2008, John’s campaign’s motto and challenge was, ‘Bring Back Responsible Government.’ Over 65,000 people accepted the challenge, including enough voters from other political parties to give us more than 45% of the total vote, and victories in three of our cities.

“The sordid events of this past week have underscored the need for some fundamental corrections in the way our elected officials regard the job they asked for.

“The good news is that we have a perfect opportunity to restore public trust in our government by sending John MacMurray to Sacramento, to make government responsible to the people. “

MacMurray, a Fullerton history/civics teacher since 1993, hired campaign manager Chris Fredrickson over the weekend. Per Fredrickson, the campaign is “staffed up” and ready to make history for Democrats in A.D. #72. hears, though, that McMurray may not only have plenty of Republican opponents, but perhaps a Democratic competitor or two, as well, in the Special Election, which rumor has it is tentatively slated for November 3.

Democrat MacMurray has run for the A.D. #72 Assembly seat several times in this heavily GOP region, each time drawing a greater share of votes. fully agrees with MacMurray that it’s time to elect a Democrat to the state Assembly from North Orange County.

Urging that we “Bring Back Responsible Government,” McMurray observed:

“… it must be noted that former Assemblymember Duvall’s actions have… brought nationwide ridicule to Orange County, and have sunk the California legislature’s reputation even lower in the public’s regard. These actions will also force our cash-strapped state to spend more than $400,000 on a special election to replace him.

“Now More Than Ever—Elect John MacMurray to speak for you in Sacramento.”

Contribute to John MacMurray’s campaign at John MacMurray for the 72nd.

  4 comments for “John MacMurray to Run for Duvall’s Assembly Seat

  1. Paul
    September 24, 2009 at 9:41 am

    “Family Values” California state assemblyman representing Orange County, Republican Michael D. Duvall, resigns for apparently not cheating on his wife with a lobbyist or two. Well you have to take his word for it, or maybe believe that hypocrisy has been bred in. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. He is just another name that can be added to the list of “Republican 2009 Summer of Love”: Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire (AKA Bridget Keeney). But let’s get back to the real problem of political corruption, does anyone think this will get investigated and that things he voted on will need to be affirmed by the remaining members or will nothing happen? Do I hear Tammy Wynette, “Stand By Your Man” playing in the background? I remember not so long ago that other Orange County song favorite, “Stand By Your Tan” (for Tan Nguyen). But that’s another Orange County fool.

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