Tag Archive for Michelle Steele

Voters will decide on Orange County’s Ethics Commission

Editors note: we reached out to Shirley Grindle, OC’s political watchdog, for her thoughts on the proposed Ethics Commission ballot measure for next June; she offered her thoughts below:   For the past 10 years, I have made several attempts to convince the County Board of Supervisors to establish what is commonly referred to as…

GOP Pivots on Strength of Kang’s Candidacy; Ling Ling Chang Jumps into SD-29

The California Republican Party has cried “Uncle” with today’s announcement that State Rep Ling Ling Chang, in the assembly just six months, will challenge Sukhee Kang for the State Senate seat in SD-29.  The previous announced Republican candidate, Tim Shaw from LaHabra, will instead run for Chang’s assembly seat. While we were working on confirming this…

The case for Sukhee Kang in SD-29

While the news of Sukhee Kang’s candidacy for SD-29 broke last week might be old (I was out of town on business all last week; sorry readers), I hope to shed a little light on his announcement. Kang led Irvine through the toughest years of the Bush-recession as Mayor.  The city of Irvine used a…

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…