While watching the returns for the Republican primary in the AD-70 race, it should be obvious that the biggest winner of the primary election for this seat last night was Melissa Fox. She came in with more than 10,600 votes surpassing even Republican primary winner Don Wagner by a few hundred votes. We’re hoping Wagner shows the willingness to debate Fox for this seat and often.
Downtown Santa Ana came alive last night as many of the political campaigns and insiders chose the Artists Village of Santa Ana to host their election night parties. The night was filled with some suprises, good(Steven Choi and Bill Hunt going down) and bad(Shawn Nelson winning).
In the Fourth Supervisorâ€™s contest, Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson came out on top 12 points ahead of his closest opponent Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu. Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, also from Anaheim, squeezed out a third place finish by under 300 votes after trailing Buena Park Mayor Art Brown the entire evening.
A slate mailer was dropped on Democratic households in Orange County on Friday from what sounds like a legitimate “LIBERAL” group, the John F. Kenedy Alliance. Of course, it is far from a liberal organization. In fact it is nothing more than a slate mail organization; that candidates use to reach democratic voters in an election in a cost effective way.
I read today that the Orange County Register has endorsed 4th District Supervisor Candidate Shawn Nelson. I cannot say that I am surprised, and their reasons given flow with their editorial desk’s general anti-public employee stance. But what their endorsement also does is clarify what we’ve always suspected. The political position of the editorial board…
In August 2009 Shawn Nelson tells the Board of Supervisors that they have the obligation to sue the City of Fullerton to block the redevelopment expansion and not accept the payoff that the city has offered. Now there is nothing wrong with a member of a city council disagreeing with the majority vote of his council. It is however wrong for any elected official to encourage another government entity to sue the one he represents as a member of the City Council.
This is the latest mailer from OCEA, again targeting Nelson’s efforts to hide the solicitations his firms made for criminal defendants, namely accused sex offenders. The mailer highlights the position of the victim rights organization Crime Victims United of California. A few days ago Red County publisher Chip Hanlon tried to paint this organization as…