Tag Archive for Don Wagner

Starpointe Ventures hedges bets; $40K donation to OC GOP

We reported in August that Starpointe Ventures in Irvine, a “consulting firm” in Irvine that in recent years seemed to benefit the Republicans in Irvine and OC, had contributed $50,000 to the state Democratic Party; we were curious with what they thought they’d be buying.  Now comes word that Starpointe has hedged their bets and…

Gaido Scores SEIU Endorsement for Irvine Mayor

Democratic candidate for mayor of Irvine, Mary Ann Gaido, has secured the endorsement of three branches of the Service Employees International Unions.  Here’s her note to supporters below: We are proud to announce that I have been endorsed for Mayor of Irvine by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — United Service Workers West and the…

Wagner comes out against LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination State Senate Bill 1146 to Promote “Religious Liberty”

State Rep. Don Wagner (R-68) and current candidate for Mayor sent out the note below warning residents about the perceived evil at SB1146, a bill by State Senator Richard Lara that protects the rights of LGBTQ students, faculty and staff at private colleges and universities, particular those that are faith-based. Wagner tries to frame the…

Wagner’s In for Irvine Mayor

As predicted, Don Wagner is in the race for mayor of Irvine and his announcement sounds a heck of a lot more positive than indications of earlier reluctance provided. Wagner (R-FivePoint) will join Christina Shea (R-Five Point) “Give Five Point Want It Wants” ticket.  And both will get mucho dinero from the Emile Haddad cabal…

Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

Michele Martinez

Votes are still being counted from last week’s election and yesterday’s fresh batch of results moved some pieces around on the election chessboard. Notably, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen has moved into second place in the race for CD-46 opening up a 578 vote lead over Republican Bob Peterson.  We’ll note it still places Nguyen,…