Karina Onofre of Irvine has announced that she’s a candidate for Assembly in AD-74 and will challenge Republican State Rep. Matt Harper for the job. Onofre is running as a Democrat in the race. She announced her intentions on Facebook last Saturday.
Good Morning Everyone,
I feel like I have unfinished business that I need to attend to on behalf of my constituents, and that is to run for California State Assembly 74th District. I have heard from many of my constituents, colleagues and fellow politicians that Matt Harper is not representing all of the people of our distric. So I’m throwing my name in the hat as a proud Democrat and God willing this time I will win to be the voice of our diverse district. Please reach out …to me with your suggestions and comments, because to win, I’m going to need all of your help and support. Thank you!
Harper published an interesting Op-Ed in the Daily Pilot over the weekend announcing a focus on schools and small business in 2016. To which we say, where the hell have you been on this?
From the column:
That is why I want 2016 to be the year we improve our education system. Too many kids in our state do not have the opportunity to learn from a quality teacher in a quality school. Education is the key to escaping poverty and sharing in prosperity, and I will make it a priority this year.
Harper and his colleague Don Wagner have been MIA when it comes to helping IUSD schools get even to state “average” funding leaving Irvine parents to pick up the tab for what they can’t do to keep Irvine schools outstanding. Onofre will be in a much better position to fight for education for Irvine.
Oddly enough, Harper thinks that voter fraud is a major problem in California despite any evidence to the contrary.
“Unfortunately, voter fraud continues to be a problem for our state. This year, I am going to fight to protect your right to be heard on the things that matter to you and the integrity of our democratic process.”