Tag Archive for Special Election

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…

Campaign to Replace Duvall Begins

Monday at 5 pm was the deadline for candidates seeking to complete the final year of disgraced Assemblyman Mike Duvall’s term in the 72nd Assembly District. From an initial field of 9 potntial candidates we now have 5 in the race. Three Republicans, one Democrat, and one Green Party member filed their paperwork and paid their…

Quirk Decides To Run For Duvall’s Seat

Governor Schwarzenegger announced today the date of the Special Election to fill the open 72nd Assembly seat vacated by former Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall after a sex scandal. The General Election will be held on January 12th if things are not decided in the Primary Election November 17th. Candidates will have until October 5th to decide…

72nd Assembly District Election Update

There has been some speculation regarding the possibility of Fullerton Councilmember Sharon Quirk running for the Assembly seat vacated by Mike “Spanky” Duvall. I contacted Council Member Quirk and asked her if she would be running. No, she’s not running. That leaves John MacMurray as the only Democrat currently in the race.