Tag Archive for Special Election

Election Today in the 72nd Assembly District

It all comes down to today. The campaigning to replace disgraced former Assemblyman Mike “Open Mike” Duvall has came to an end. At 8 :00 pm tonight the voting does too. Three candidates are facing off in this run-off election;  County Supervisor Chris Norby (Republican), School Teacher John MacMurray (Democrat), and Systems Engineer Jane Rands (Green).…

AP’s Top News Stories of 2009

I would have thought the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor would have warranted inclusion, but per the editors of the Associated Press, here are the top news stories of 2009. Here are 2009’s top 10 stories as voted by the U.S. editors and news directors:  -1. THE ECONOMY: Despite a $787 billion federal stimulus package, much…

MacMurray Lifted by Energized Campaign Into A.D. #72 Run-Off With Norby

Assembly District #72 candidate Democrat John MacMurray gratefully thanked a crowd of supporters gathered at his home last night by acknowledging the importance of their energized get-out-the-vote effort to his extremely strong showing against a host of well-known North Orange County Republicans in yesterday’s special election. And, indeed, because of Democratic enthusiasm for his candidacy,…

Norby, Ackerman Carry On Duvall Tradition of Sleazy Republican Politics in A.D. #72 Special Election

At the torrid rate at which Republicans Chris Norby, Orange County Supervisor, and Linda Ackerman, wife of former Assemblyman/Senator Dick Ackerman, are publicly sliming each other, Democrat John MacMurray stands a solid chance to garner a clear victory in heavily-Republican Assembly District #72’s special election to replace Republican Mike “Family Values” Duvall, who resigned after…

Norby: Are bike helmets making kids fat?

This headline from the Orange County Register caught my eye this morning. O.C. supervisor: Are bike helmets making kids fat? That brings us to the bike-helmet question (the video is here, about 1 hour, 12 minutes in). Norby, a Republican who’s seeking the state Assembly seat formerly held by Mike Duvall, brought it up as part of his larger point: that…