Voice of OC/Probolsky Research Poll on OC Treasurer’s Race: Massively Undecided

A new poll out from the Voice of OC and Probolsky Research on the Orange County Treasurer’s race  and it shows the voters just don’t know who they want to replace Chriss Street.

Here’s the link to the story.

From the story:

Keith Rodenhuis

Deputy Treasurer Keith Rodenhuis leads with support from 9.5 percent of the 326 likely voters polled. Both Huntington Beach City Treasurer Shari Freidenrich and county assessor employee Patrick Desmond polled at 8.3 percent and South Orange County Community College District trustee David Lang was last with 6.1 percent.

If no candidate wins a majority in June, the two top vote getters face each other in November.

One explanation for the indecision is current Treasurer Chriss Street’s abrupt departure from the race in March after a federal judge ordered that he pay $7 million in a civil fraud case.

The case had to do with his work as a bankruptcy trustee for a trucking company before he became county treasurer. As trustee for the bankrupt Fruehauf Trailer Corp., Street was supposed to liquidate its assets. Instead, according to the court findings, he spent millions of the company’s funds trying to revive it.

He’s appealing the decision. But, in the meantime, he’s had his wages garnished and the Board of Supervisors has stripped him of his power to invest public funds.

As a result of Street’s departure the electorate is left with three virtually unknown candidates to choose from. And, even in normal circumstances, treasurer is not a race that is high on voters’ radar screens.”

Time to start looking at the candidates people!