Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Mayor Pro Tem Vincent Sarmiento as well as Santa Ana Council Members Michele Martinez, Sal Tinajero and Angie Amezcua are hosting a campaign fundraiser for Lou Correa, the only Democrat running for the First District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in a Special Election.
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SANTA ANA, CA—Senator Lou Correa today announced endorsements from Orange County’s law enforcement leaders and public safety groups including Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukus, Orange County Cops (OC Cops), the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, the Fountain Valley Police Officers Association, Garden Grove Police Officers Association and Santa Ana Police Officers Association. OC Cops is the umbrella organization for 16 local law enforcement agencies.
“Senator Lou Correa’s law enforcement record is impeccable,” said Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. ”He strengthened laws aimed at stopping sexual predators, fought against criminals gaining early release, and delivered needed funds for deputies to patrol our communities here in Orange County.” Continue reading
Do is kissing up to those old, white voters…
I hate to say this but after seeing two of Lou Correa’s First District campaign mailers I am convinced that he is going to lose. He is running the same tepid campaign that helped Jose Solorio get his butt kicked in the November General Election, by Janet Nguyen, over in the race for the 34th State Senate District.
Why isn’t Correa attacking Andrew Do – Nguyen’s former Chief of Staff? While Correa is blowing hundreds of thousands sending “nice” mailers replete with pictures of him painting over graffiti, Do is busy working the Viet community – and Do’s mailers are clearly geared to the old, white Republican voters who still matter in the First District.
Correa’s campaign seems to be entirely focused on Latino voters – just like Solorio’s was. They didn’t vote last year in either the Primary or the General Election. Why would they vote in a Special Election in January? They are not going to! And no amount of pandering by Correa to the Viet voters is going to convince any of them not to vote for Do! They vote for their own, period! Continue reading
Predictably Andrew Do blew off the First District candidates forum that was held in Santa Ana yesterday. Why would he want to put himself in a position to have to explain why he quit the Garden Grove City Council in 2011 or answer the questions about whether or not he actually lived in Garden Grove at that time?
There are several local candidates running for the First District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors – and several of them are looking for volunteers to help them as the special election is coming up very quickly, on Jan. 27, 2015.
- If you would like to help former State Senator Lou Correa, a Democrat who lives in Santa Ana, contact Alex Flores at 714-474-8768 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in helping Garden Grove Councilman Chris Phan, a Republican, contact George Brietigam at email@example.com.
- If you want to help Andrew Do, a Republican who quit the Garden Grove City Council a few years ago, click here.
Andrew Do appears to be the first candidate running for Orange County’s First Supervisorial District to get a campaign mailer out. The mailer is nothing special but it serves to establish that Do is backed by a bunch of mostly white Republican elected officials – and his former boss, Janet Nguyen. Notably he does not appear to be backed by any Latinos.
I checked Do’s campaign website and there also he does not list any Latino supporters. And his campaign Facebook page only has six supporters – which is probably why he needed to get the campaign mailer out right away. Do has been out of office for awhile, having resigned from the Garden Grove City Council a few years ago. I am not sure the voters know who he is. Continue reading
Hanging out with Democrats didn’t work out for Chris Phan
The field for the First District’s Special Election, to replace Janet Nguyen, who was elected to the 34th State Senate District in the November, 2014 General Election, is now set. The candidates include (appearing below in the order they will be placed on the ballot):
- Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), California State Senator
- Andrew Do (R-Garden Grove), Supervisor’s Chief/Businessowner
- Lupe Morfin-Moreno (R-Santa Ana), Office Specialist
- Chuyen Van Nguyen (NPP-Garden Grove), Television News Anchor
- Chris Phan (R-Garden Grove), Councilmember/Deputy DA
Phan had a shot at earning the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County (OC GOP) tonight but he blew it when he stupidly sat down for an interview with liberal blogger Greg Diamond of the Orange Juice Blog. Phan made one statement in particular that cost him the endorsement: Continue reading
Pictured: Andrew Do and Janet Nguyen
There might be a half dozen candidates interested in replacing Supervisor Janet Nguyen in the First Supervisorial District – but make no mistake about it, this race will come to two candidates – Andrew Do (Nguyen’s former Chief of Staff) and Lou Correa.
Do has already lined up the support of Supervisor Nguyen, along with Supervisor Pat Bates, Senator and Congresswoman-Elect Mimi Walters and Congressman Ed Royce. This means the OC GOP establishment is firmly lining up behind Do – not Garden Grove Councilman Chris Phan.
Correa already had about $600K in his campaign war chest – but now he also has the support of the Orange County Employees Association (the OCEA) and he has the backing of two high profile Republicans – OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and OCDA Tony Rackauckas. Continue reading
SANTA ANA – On Sunday, November 23, 2014, Senator Lou Correa will host his 14th Annual Holiday Canned Food and Toy Drive at Prentice Park located in the Santa Ana Zoo. The City of Santa Ana Parks, Recreation & Community Services Agency is co-sponsoring the “Showmobile” that will be used for the live entertainment.
During the 14th Annual Holiday Canned Food and Toy Drive attendees will enjoy free health screenings including flu shots, lunch provided by the Orange County Employees Association, and opportunity drawings including: a television and tickets to Disneyland, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Families are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or canned food that will be donated to Toys for Tots and the Orange County Food Bank.
The event will be held on: Continue reading
Photo by: Andrew Galvin
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is apparently going to ignore the Santa Ana City Council’s attempt to place a moratorium on the building of a homeless shelter in the middle of a poor Latino neighborhood on the East side, on Normandy Place.
The agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 18, 2014, includes this item:
Direct staff to move forward with 1217 E. Normandy Place, Santa Ana, CA project; accept grant deed document to transfer fee title to County of Orange; and authorize Chief Real Estate Officer or designee to sign related documents, make minor modifications under certain conditions and perform related actions – District 1.
“Claudia Alvarez, a trustee with the Rancho Santiago Community College District, says she is “strongly considering” a run,” according to the O.C. Register.
Alvarez, a Deputy District Attorney, spent several years on the Santa Ana City Council. When she termed out she won a seat on the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Education.
The O.C. Register also reported that Jose Solorio, who just lost badly to Supervisor Janet Nguyen in the General Election race for the 34th State Senate District, is not going to run for Nguyen’s seat on the O.C. Board of Supervisors. Continue reading
Now that First District County Supervisor Janet Nguyen is packing her bags for Sacramento, where she will become the State Senator in the 34th District in January, it is time to select a new Supervisor to take her place. A special election will be held in February, which means there will be very little time for the candidates to make their case to the voters.
Former Supervisor Lou Correa, who is terming out in the 34th State Senate District, wants to return to the OC Board of Supervisors. He quit the First District a few years ago when he headed to Sacramento. Nguyen took his place in the First District and in a weird bit of karma is taking his place in Sacramento now.
The Orange County Employees Association has already announced that they are endorsing Correa, on the premise that he can bring back more tax revenue to the County. Continue reading
Janet Nguyen’s victory this week in the race for the 34th State Senate District means that she is going to vacate her seat in the First District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, in January.
What this means is that there will be a Special Election, probably in February, to replace Nguyen.
I ran into Lou Correa at Sal Tinajero’s Election Night Party and he said he was definitely running. But there are going to be quite a few other candidates and as I understand it this will be a winner takes all election. Continue reading
The early returns are in with regard to today’s General Election. So far the incumbents are leading in all of the Santa Ana City Council races. It is early yet but in what should prove to be a low turnout election this first batch of votes can foreshadow the evening’s results. These are the early absentee votes – representing the most frequent voters.
Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido is thoroughly trouncing Councilman Roman Reyna, with over 52% of the vote versus only 32% of the vote for Reyna. Clearly Reyna’s campaign was undone by his unwise decision to hang out with gang bangers.
In Ward 2 the incumbent, Michele Martinez, is leading with 53.8% of the vote in a crowded field. Shockingly Gilad Salmon is in second place with 21.3 % of the vote. Not surprisingly the sole Republican in the race, salsa dancer Rene Gomez, is in dead last with 9% of the vote. Continue reading