Tag Archive for Sukhee Kang

Our Election Hangover Blues

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Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…

Kang’s Full Letter to the OC Register

Sukhee Kang and Melissa Fox

The Register, as is their right, edited a letter to the editor penned by Irvine’s Sukhee Kang.  We have no such restrictions and the letter wasn’t posted to the Register’s web page.  So here it is in full: I had the honor of serving my City of Irvine as a member of the City Council…

Register Editorial Pages endorse First Democrat for 2014 Election – Sharon Wallin for IUSD Trustee

Sharon Wallin, second from right, was endorsed for re-election to the IUSD board by the OC Register.

The Orange County Register’s editorial pages remain in complete denial of the county’s purple hue.  In 2012, they endorsed exactly one Democrat — Orange Mayor Tita Smith, whom we’ve heard but never confirmed, failed to vote for President Obama in 2012, which would certainly explain the Register’s endorsement.  In today’s edition’s, they endorse Sharon Wallin…

Sukhee Kang Book Signing at UCI Saturday

Sukhee Kang

Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang was the first Korean-American Mayor of a major US city when he was elected in 2008.  He, an a progressive council majority, guided Irvine through the worst of the lingering bad Bush economy without cutting services or raising taxes.  In addition, he championed Irvine’s iCHIP program that helped match up…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Makes Big Mistake on iCHP

We’ve written about the City of Irvine’s iCHP program before.  It’s a terrific program where the city works with several organizations to identify families of limited income and kids under 19 access affordable or even free quality healthcare for their children.  The city works with the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County and helps them…