Steve Young Announces for Newport Beach City Council

This just in from Steve Young:

Steve Young filed a “Candidate Intention Statement” with the Newport Beach City Clerk’s office. He is running for City Council in the 3rd District of Newport Beach for the November 2010 election. Don Webb has held the 3rd District Council seat for two terms, the limit of the office in Newport Beach, making this an open seat in the fall election.

Steve and his wife Solange have been residents of Newport Beach since 2003.

Mr. Young says, “My philosophy is to ‘look, see, do!’ I examine problems and needs, I see opportunities and obstacles, and I do the work to seize the opportunities and solve problems. Washington and Sacramento are at loggerheads. This prevents the ‘look, see, do’ approach to government that we need now to address the real problems of jobs and the economy making working at the local level even more important.”

Previously Mr. Young ran for Congress in the 48th District against John Campbell, each time increasing his numbers against Campbell. His only declared 3rd District opponent Edward Reno, is Allergan Corporation’s political lobbyist.

  11 comments for “Steve Young Announces for Newport Beach City Council

  1. junior
    February 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Steve Young has been running for election since – what? – 1956. I think he ran against Nixon for something – he has not won anything yet.

    • Kate
      February 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

      “Has he won anything yet?” The Orange County Superior Courthouse holds the answer to your question. Mr. Young handled two of my cases at the same time. One case was dismissed because he did not file it on time! And he still charged me! The other case he settled with only one of the parties listed in the complaint, in the judge’s chambers. I received a 1099 for the full amount of the settlement, he did not subtract his 40% when he filed. And he never settled with the other parties listed in the complaint. There are two things in life that you never want to see being made “politics & sausage!”

  2. ocmartiniman
    February 9, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Steve is a bright mind who has taken on some quixotic campaigns. This is a good one and he would serve NB well. Good luck, Mr. Young!

  3. Eric Cooper
    February 10, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Dear Steve,
    I walked with you during your 2008 campaign. I attended many meetings and gettogethers at your home and office with Marion and others. So, I have had a chance to observe you up close and personal. You are a very nice guy. You are very intelligent. But not in the area of politics. You somehow believe that, if only Steve Young gets into some kind of political office, then Steve Young can change the world. But no one can take someone like you seriously, when it is clear that all you want to do is be a politician, somehow, somewhere. Obviously you did not make it against Campbell. You could not hack the competition in your own assembly district. And now, you all of a sudden think that Newport Beach will sweep you into office. But they won’t.Just like all the other times. Think of all the other people in history, who never held a political office and yet changed the world forever. Politics is not for you. Please learn that this year. And the Very Best Of Luck in your future.

  4. ocmartiniman
    February 10, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Eric Cooper:
    Do you know how many times Lou Correa lost before he won? you want to know how many times others ran before they one. Check your political IQ before you assail that of others.

    • Eric Cooper
      February 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm

      I have been involved in political campaigns in OC since 1960 and we are not talking about Lou Correa!

      • junior
        February 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm

        Hey Eric!

        I have been involved in political campaigns since 1960 as well. I handed out Nixon for Pres. bumper stickers in 1959 at Honer Plaza (17th & Bristol) Santa Ana. Nixon lost that election.

        • Eric Cooper
          February 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm

          I was helping my parents as a very young lad in the the aborted Draft Stevenson movement that year

  5. Publius
    February 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Lou lost once, by 93 votes.

    • junior
      February 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      How many times has Steve Young lost? Will I need one hand or two? And a foot?

      • Eric Cooper
        February 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

        You will need at least both hands after Ed Reno beats him

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