Tag Archive for Board of Supervisors

You get what you vote for

I told you so. Last fall I wrote that voting for Andrew Nguyen, Mary Mangold, and Dave Bridgewaters in the Westminster School Board race was a bad idea for progressives. Even though all three were backed by the teacher’s union, I said they were “pawns of special interests.” [Link] I thought that the Our Children,…

Baugh Humbug

I have read that Scott Baugh has decided to resign from his post as the lobbyist for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.  Publicly Baugh has said that the choice was because of personal reasons, and the rumor I heard from a somewhat credible source was that Baugh found the board too difficult to deal…

UNITY! The other campaign fuel.

There has been a lot of buzz, and even a little bit of Republican grumbling about the speed at which the Democratic Party of Orange County and organized labor have managed to unify their efforts behind a single candidate, Tom Umberg, in the First District Board of Supervisor’s Special Election on February 6th. Filing for…

Enter the “Union Boss”

Peggy Lowe over at the OC Register posted this yesterday and I just have to follow up on it. DA’s DNA plan DOA? Or just on ice? Buzzette’s hearing some rumblings this afternoon about item No. 27 on the supes agenda for Tuesday, the first meeting in 2007. This is an $875,000 item DA Tony…

Democratic Party OC Endorses Tom Umberg

This Just In… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27, 2006  DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ORANGE COUNTY ENDORSES TOM UMBERG FOR SUPERVISOR  Contact: Mike Levin, Executive Director, (714) 835-2122, mike@ocdemocrats.net  Former Assemblyman Tom Umberg has won the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County in the race to replace State Senator Lou Correa as Orange County Supervisor. …

Claudia Chicken’s Out!

Apparently, Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez showed up, signatures and money in hand and hanged her mind onnce it was clear that Umberg was in the Supervisor race. Although it could have been Benny Diaz that scared her away. At any rate, it looks like we have 3 Dems and 7 Republicans in the race.…

SPLASH! Umberg Jumps In.

Former 69th Assemblyman Tom Umberg has pulled papers and is in the 1st District Supervisor contest to replace his former opponent in the 34th Senate primary election, Senator Lou Correa. Umberg’s entry into the race sets up a rematch with Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez, who lost to Umberg in the 2004 primary for Assembly. Also,…