OC Political News Round-Up

Supervisor Chris Norby

Supervisor Chris Norby

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.

Reg/Turnout Percentage
Total Registered Voters 219,961  
Precinct Registration 219,961  
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%
Vote Count Percentage
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 Contest

Craig Hunter

Craig Hunter

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 finalists considered by the Board of Supervisors for appointment to the Sheriff’s position to finish Mike Carona’s term, 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.

homersimpsongunOn 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.

  2 comments for “OC Political News Round-Up

  1. November 18, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I hear that Linda Ackermann has already packed up her “travel bag” that she brought for her sleep overs in Fullerton. Rumor has it she slept back at home in Irvine last night, the first time in weeks “snark.”

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