Here are some of the stories we’ll be following today:
72nd Asssembly Race Going to a Runoff on January 12th
Chris Norby came out on top in yesterday’s Special Primary Election to fill the unexpired Assembly term of disgraced Republican Milke Duvall who resigned earlier this year in wake of a sex scandal. Norby will face Democrat John MacMurray and Green Party candidate Jane Rands.
|Total Registered Voters||219,961||Â|
|Precinct Ballots Cast||8,770||4.0%|
|Early Ballots Cast||0||0.0%|
|Vote-by-Mail Ballots Cast||29,130||13.2%|
|Total Ballots Cast||37,900||17.2%|
|CHRIS NORBY (REP)||14,038||37.2%|
|JOHN MACMURRAY (DEM)||10,201||27.1%|
|LINDA ACKERMAN (REP)||7,416||19.7%|
|RICHARD FAHER (REP)||4,986||13.2%|
|JANE RANDS (GRN)||1,067||2.8%|
Craig Hunter of Anaheim Enters OC Sheriff’s ContestÂ
Craig Hunter, Deputy Chief of the 800 member Anaheim Police Department announced on Tuesday his intent to challenge Sheriff Sandra Hutchens for the office of Orange County Sheriff in 2010.
Hunter, who was one of the finalistsÂ considered by the Board of SupervisorsÂ for appointment to the Sheriff’s positionÂ to finish Mike Carona’s term,Â is a native Orange County resident who grew up in Santa Ana and has worked in law enforcement all of his adult life. Hunter believes that his local experience and understanding of the Ornage County communities is a better fit for the job of Sheriff.
On the matter of CCW permits, which has challenged Sheriff Hutchens early in her admnistration, Hunter feels that the current policy is too restrictive. He believes that the next Sheriff needs to set a less limiting policy and then step out of the decision making process related to issuing permits. He says the Sheriff shoud set the policy and leave the decisions to staff without the appearance of political influence.