Tag Archive for Irvine City Council

The Divisive Politics of Irvine

I’ve been following Irvine politics for about 10 years now.  When my daughter’s soccer coach emailed me Chuck DeVore’s blogpost about my earlier Choi post here (and thanks for the hits Chuck, we appreciate it), I wanted to make a stronger statement that needs saying. The non-partisan City Council race in Irvine is frankly less about…

Choi’s Shameful Smear

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast last Friday for the candidates for Mayor and City Council.  Council member Steven Choi, running for re-election despite already having a committee to raise funds for a run at Chuck DeVore assembly seat in 2010, by luck of the draw, was selected to be the final speaker.…

Is Steven Choi the Odd Man Out for Irvine City Council?

What do IUSD Trustees Carolyn McInerney, Sharon Wallin and Sue Kuwabara all have in common (besides the fact that none of them have kids in Irvine schools anymore, but I regress)? They all served with Steven Choi on the School Board.  But each of them have all endorsed Margie Wakeham for City Council. With three seats open…

Shea’s Republican Support Ends at the Checkbook

I tooled over to Christina Shea’s “Shea for Mayor” website (which still has a reference to “Keep Irvine Great” isn’t that cool she’s still using the slogan of the opposition slate, but what’s a little plagiarism among friends, right?). I wanted to see who was endorsing her run for Mayor this time around.   Her…

Todd Gallinger for Irvine City Council

Irvine lawyer Todd Gallinger has formally announced he’s running for a council seat in Irvine. Todd is an exceptional young man.  He grew up in Irvine, attending elementary school through junior college here.  His law practice represents small businesses and not-for-profits.  He was the lead citizen activist behind the successful Measure H campaign to prevent…